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Spark SPI is a Sleeping Bag You Can Hold in the Palm of Your Hand

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Camping and spending time in the great outdoors is fun. The packing part–not so much. There’s only so much that you can carry in a backpack and it’s unfortunate how much space a sleeping bag can take. That’s a first-world problem addressed by Sea to Summit with their Spark SPI sleeping bag.

It’s comfortable, as it’s packed with 850+ loft goose down in an ultralight 10D shell. What sets it apart is its portability: even with its cushy comforts, the entire sleeping bag can be folded, rolled, and compressed into a ball of sorts that fits right in the palm of your hand.

Thee Spark SPI is available online for $390.

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Hyperglide Razors With Self-Lubricating Cartridges: Smoothest Shave Ever?

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Razor burns and nicks are not only painful, but they also mess up your face for a short period of time, too. Of course, shaving cream helps some, but if you can’t be bothered to put it on before every shave, then these Hyperglide Razors are a worthy alternative. Made by King of Shaves, these multi-tasting razors come with self-lubricating cartridges that release its own shaving gel of sorts when it comes into contact with water.

That means you’ll be able to get a closer, smoother shave with just the razor and nothing more. The Hyperglide Razors are available online for £9.99 (about $17).

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Fix A Gunshot Wound The Way You Fix A Flat Tire

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RevMedx has received $5 million from the American military to develop a product called Xstat, an in-combat injury treatment system that could temporarily plug up a gunshot wound much in the same way that you stop air from leaking out of a car tire, by inserting small expandable sponges directly into the wound. These sponges are compressed and coated with a hemostatic agent called chitosan so that it isn’t just mechanical pressure holding the blood back, but biochemical processes as well. Each sponge is tagged with a radiopaque marker so that it can later be seen through X-ray and removed, although one co-founder, John Steinbaugh, expressed desire to develop a biodegradable version as well.

In a swine model with aggressive non-compressible hemorrhaging, Xstat provided statistically significant improvement in hemostasis and survival 60 minutes after injury with a large reduction in blood loss, resuscitation fluid requirement, and medic treatment time compared to conventional hemorrhage control dressings.

There’s no timeline as to when this would be ready to use in a combat situation, but it’s not inconceivable that it makes its way to a paramedic’s arsenal sometime in the near future.

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Epic Bars Ditch The Whey, Go All-Meat Instead

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If you’re the kind of person who’s going to snack on protein bars between meals, you might be getting sick of the tasteless sludge that most of them are made from. Usually containing a mix of whey powder alongside other stabilizers meant to camouflage their questionable taste, modern bars have hardly any recognizable ingredients in them. But Epic bars are different. Made from 100% grass fed animals, they simply trade whey proteins for actual meat fibers, alongside a few other natural ingredients. They are low sugar, gluten-free, and Paleo-friendly snacks with flavours like “Bison Bacon Cranberry, Turkey Almond Cranberry, Beef Habanero Cherry, and Lamb Currant Mint.” We’re not sure whether they taste good, but we like to imagine them as “jerky mixed with stuff”, and frankly that sounds appealing. It’s $21 for a pack of 6.

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Would You Bring A PC With You Everywhere, If It Would Fit In Your Pocket?

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Tango PC is hoping you will. The idea is that they’re making a fully self-contained PC that’s about the size of half a standard smartphone, which is powerful enough to do pretty much anything you’d do with a full-size machine. The PCs work in tandem with a Tango docking station which has ports for everything, including 2K and 4K outputs, ports for keyboards, monitors, game controllers, etc. The key of the entire setup is that the cooling fan is in the dock, which allows for the microprocessors only to remain in the portable unit and retain its small size, while allowing higher a higher processing power than could be achieved without active cooling. You could then have a multitude of docks (one at work, in the home office, in the living room, etc.) and simply shuttle your Tango PC around.

So what sort of power are we talking about?

The first generation cartridge is a quad core AMD A6-5200 clocked at 2GHz with anywhere from 2-8GB of laptop ram and 32GB to 512GB of storage onboard. It will run any OS that you can install on an x86 computer today, including the Linux distro needed for a Steam Machine if that’s where you’d like to go with this rig.

That’s decent enough. The company has blown past their funding goals, and should have the product shipping by April. $449 will get you a system with one docking station. Each additional dock is around $70-$80.

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Not Just For Gaming: Smoking Out of a GameCube and the E-Cig Connection

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What have you done with your GameCube aside from play games on it? Most people would say that’s all they did, but the dudes from the Nebula Vaping Lounge who were behind this awesome modded GameCube e-hookah can say that they at least smoked a few on theirs. E-hookahs and e-cigarettes are closely related, with the latter being such a hot topic these days.

In fact, my friends and I debated on the merits of e-cigs over our weekly Saturday brunch and things got heated pretty quickly (okay, enough with the puns!)

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Not Just For Industrial-Grade Poop: Industrial Toilet Paper Holder

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So this is probably the toughest-looking toilet paper holder you’ll ever lay your eyes on. The Industrial Steel Pipe TP holder can handle any roll of tissue you’ve got, whether it’s gold, glow-in-the-dark, or the origami kind. It can change the look and feel of your bathroom–or at least the part where it’s installed, anyway.

Each Industrial toilet paper holder is made to order and retails for $28.

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This Knife Is A Gun

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Options. Everything is life is about options, isn’t it? And about the choices you make given the options you have. For example, you have this mean looking blade in your hand. You could use it to stab or cut your aggressor. But you have another option: shoot! It’s not an option you normally have when wielding a blade, which is why it caught our attention. It loads six .22 caliber bullets, and is fired via a special trigger. It’s overkill, sure, but it’s pretty badass.

We don’t know much else about it, other than maybe it’s imported by Arsenal Firearms in Las Vegas and allegedly sells for $2,000. Also something or other about being made for Russian armed forces, but we can’t confirm this as fact. Still, now you know this exists.

Oh, and we would make some kind of joke about bringing a knife to a gun fight if we had any comedic talent.

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A Heart-Shaped Waffle Maker For Your Sweetheart

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Guys, you do know Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, right? You could go big with the presents and the outings and the whole nine yards. Or… you could just make breakfast in bed with a twist! These heart-shaped waffles will not only fill her belly with joy, but her heart with happiness at knowing you remembered. Because, let’s face it, it’s the intention that counts and if you’re with a significant other who is disappointed that you made her (or him, or him) breakfast in bed with heart-shaped waffles, you might want to consider a divorce.

The machine is $70.

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