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DIY Pokedex Cover Helps with Pokemon Go Battery

 

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The following article is brought to you by The Tech Info Group. -Ed

Pokemon Go has swept the world into a “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” frenzy during the last several weeks since its thundering debut. And while it’s sent intrepid fans out into the streets to hunt down errant Pikachus and Bulbasaurs, it has also been a huge drain on the battery life of all our phones.

That’s where Sparkfun user Nick Poole comes in. Recognizing the weight that the app was putting on his phone – using its built-in GPS constantly, sucking up all his mobile data, and keeping his LCD display on at all hours as it constantly rendered a new map with new features – he has come to the world’s rescue.

Using 3D printing technology, Poole developed a phone case modeled on the classic Kanto-era Pokedex. Bright red in color and featuring red, yellow, and green LED lights, the case is an absolute essential for any Pokemon trainer out there.

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Deal Of The Day: 83% Off On PureVPN, Lifetime Subscription

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Another day, another special on a VPN. Mind you, not all VPNs are created equal, and PureVPN seems to pack some cool features its competitors don’t have, like 550+ servers in 141 countries! Unlimited bandwidth!

Make sure your personal data and Internet activity are never exposed with the extremely reliable VPN trusted by over a million users. PureVPN’s self-managed VPN network has a wider reach (550+ servers nodes in 141 countries) and allows more simultaneous device connections (five) than pretty much any other VPN out there. “Bottom line: Solid performer giving nice mix of advanced and newbie features. Just enough features to stand out from the rest of the VPN service crowd.” PC Mag

– Connect w/ up to 5 devices at once at top speeds
– Access a gigantic 550+ servers in 141 countries across 6 continents
– Use w/ your routers, gaming consoles & smartTVs
– Use on nearly any device w/ an Internet connection
– Receive live support 24/7
– Encrypt data w/ proprietary software, a self-engineered network & absolutely no third-parties
– Secure your connection on public Wi-Fi hotspots
– Utilize unlimited bandwidth & one-click functionality

Something that would normally cost $597 is now $99, so that’s a heck of a deal. If you’re ready to commit to them for the foreseeable future, hit the link below.

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So Meta: The Poo Emoji Toilet Plunger Is A Thing That Exists

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There are items in your home that exist for purely functional reasons, never being given any thoughts of aesthetics because frankly, who really cares what your toilet plunger looks like? Well, Carl Hickerson and the folks behind The Plunger Project seem to. They’re launched a Kickstarter for a plunger shaped like the Poo Emoji everyone loves so much, and it’s called the Poo Plunger. There’s some peaceful beauty in a smiling poo being used to force real, less smily poo, make its way down your home’s plumbing. So kudos to them for bringing some levity to a topic most people just pretend doesn’t exist. If you want yours, you’ll have to pledge $15 and wait until October. They’re still far from reaching their goal though, with 20 days to go, so who knows if this will ever see the light of day… or the darkness of your toilet.

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Carry-On Bag Hitch Lets You Roam Airport Terminals Hands-Free

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It’s not enough to have to endure the indignities of modern air travel: once you’ve passed all the security measures, you’re then forced to travel on foot through vast terminals with only one usable hand, since the other will usually be pulling a carry-on bag. But with the MyHitch, you’ve just doubled your productivity. Invented by an airline pilot, the hitch ties to your belt or tight waistband and makes it possible to pull your bag with your butt. Gone are the days where you have to choose between holding a coffee or carrying a loud phone conversation, with the My Hitch you can multi-task. It’s $18 and available now.

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Auto-Follow Suitcase Makes Your Travel Easier – COWAROBOT R1

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Travel without worrying about handling the weight of your suitcase with COWAROBOT R1. This is a robotic suitcase that incorporates robotic technology on its smart suitcase shell. As a result, it can follow tracks autonomously, thus making the process of traveling with a suitcase smooth and hassle-free. It will simply roll-on with you and make you enjoy a hands-free mode of traveling all along the way. The 20-inch design uses the power of multi-sensor fusion technology and robot motion control algorithm to allow for autonomous following and obstacle avoidance.

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Deal Of The Day: 39% Off On Beats by Dr. Dre – Beats Pro Lil Wayne On-Ear Headphones

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The Beats By Dre brand sure has its following, and they’re usually more than willing to pay what we consider to be outrageous prices for their products. Granted, you could argue about quality and a bunch of other features justifying the asking price, but isn’t it nice when there’s a special regardless?

Are you ready to hear music the way it was intended to be heard? Do you want the same quality audio that Lil Wayne actually hears in the studio? Then there’s no question that these are the headphones for you. Not only is the sound of the highest sonic quality, but the construction was meticulously designed to stand the test of time. Take your audio experience to the next level, and take home Beats Pro.

– Crafted from nearly indestructable steel & aluminum
– Deliver superb audio w/ clear highs & deep lows
– Cancel outside noise w/ heavy padded ear cups
– Provide comfortable fit w/ padding & pivoting construction

Normally $399, they’re $239.95 with today’s deal, shipped for free of course.

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Clever Kebab Maker Is Perfect For Summer

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There are few things more satisfying than barbecued meat on a stick. But what would be the point of living in civilized society if we didn’t invent some kind of tool for making the process of getting the meat on the skewers easier? The Clever Kebab Maker makes it super simple to just layer your meats and veggies inside, stick the skewers right through the openings, and cuts your protein into perfect 1.2″ cubes. You can easily make 16 kebabs at once, and it doesn’t have to be meat only; the device will work with cakes, fruit, or pretty much anything you’d wanna eat off a stick. It’s all of $35.

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Battling Star Wars Drones Are A Thing That You Can Buy

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When we write about Star Wars merchandise, it’s usually just some stuff that looks like something in the movies, and doesn’t do much, like a lamp or a toaster or something. But these Propel RC Star Wars “Battling Quad” Drones are something else: they carry lasers that can tag their opponents, grounding them after three successful hits. You’ll thus be able to conduct some pretty gnarly aerial dogfights, since these are some pretty powerful drones too, reaching their 25mph top speed in only 3 seconds. They come in 74-Z Speeder Bike, Tie Advanced X1, T-65 X-Wing Starfighter, or Millennium Falcon variants. But since we’re talking about serious toys, we’re also looking at serious prices ranging from $325 to $400.

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Insta360 Nano Spherical Video Camera

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Change the way you relive your memories with the Insta360 Nano Spherical Video Camera. Attaching directly onto your iPhone, the incredible camera captures your world in stunning 360-degree videos. Made for the iPhone 6/6S and the iPhone 6/6S Plus, the Insta360 Nano Camera comes with a built-in Lightning connector to easily slide into the charging port of your iPhone and remain secure as you film. With highly detailed 360 degree videos, you can immerse yourself in a virtual reality experience long after the action is over.

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