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Air Vent Safe Features RFID Lock

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If you have valuable stuff in your home, there’s a number of ways you can go about trying to keep it from the hands of would-be burglars. There are obvious safes, but these are typically a magnet for determined thieves, and then there’s the plain-sight approach, which might make some of you nervous. But what about an Air Vent Safe? This particular one comes with a set of RFID magnetic cards that, once hovered over a specific spot on the vent, will activate the locking mechanism and pop it open. There is no other way to tell this apart from a regular vent otherwise. It fits between two 16 inch center studs and instructions are included. It’s $219.

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Deal Of The Day: 13% Off On Ring™ Video Doorbell

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Your house is huge, and if someone rings your doorbell, maybe you want to know who it is before you rush to the door. The Ring™ Video Doorbell lets you do just that, and today it’s on special.

Ring™ connects to your home’s Wi-Fi so you can see who’s at the door, and talk to them, from anywhere. With live video streamed to your iOS or Android device and motion detection alerts, you can feel secure whether you’re home or away. Avoid missing package deliveries, ignore solicitors, see burglars before they see you—Ring™ has the tech world buzzing.

“You Can Finally Tell The Delivery Guy To Wait 30 More Seconds,” TechCrunch

– 1-way video & 2-way audio for ideal communication
– Cloud Recording add-on for storing clips to view later—1-year included free!
– Advanced motion detection system w/ configurable zones
– Convenient design connects to existing doorbell wiring or runs off built-in battery
– Easy installation
– 720p video recording
– Long-lasting battery provides 12 months of normal use

It’s normally $229, but with today’s deal you’ll just pay $199.

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And This Is Why I Don’t Play RPGs

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Ain’t nobody got time for that! Geez, just show me where to point my gun, rinse, and repeat.

Anyone else can’t stand role playing games?

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Brick Lamp Doesn’t Have An On/Off Switch

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The Brick Lamp is an intriguing looking lamp with a minimalist design whose main “feature” appears to be the absence of a power switch. Instead, you turn the bright LED light on by placing it on its side, and turn it off by placing it face down. Integrated batteries provide up to 5 hours of use on a charge, while a charging cable lets you run the lights indefinitely. It’s great as a desk lamp, night light, or any other type of light that has to be directed at an angle down onto a surface, or straight up at the ceiling. One version is “made from a special mix of cement and fine grain sands. It is cast in a high quality rubber mold to create a super fine and smooth finish”, while the other is made from “an authentic single piece of wood lumber, coated with an all natural eco-friendly clear stain to give it an elegant finish.” They’re meant to look good, while providing a modicum of function, and you can get the concrete version for a $120 pledge, while the wood version will set you back $145.

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The Smart Artisanal Coffee Machine from Poppy Looks Like The Perfect Coffee Snob’s Brewer

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When it comes to extracting a cup of Joe, there are just about a million ways to go about it. Many of these are considered inferior by coffee snobs, but we suspect The Pour-Over, a Smart Artisanal Coffee Machine from Poppy won’t be one of them. This connected appliance holds 1 1/4 pound of coffee beans which are ground just before extraction to conserve freshness. The grinder uses a crushing rather than a chopping motion, which conserves essential oils. The beans are then dropped onto the awaiting paper filter, and hot water from its 50 fluid ounce reservoir is poured over them to fill the double-walled insulating carafe beneath. Through the app you can adjust variables like grind size, brew time, and water temperature to concoct the perfect coffee.

The appliance itself is a stunner, with its elegant lines clad in copper, and will look great on any discerning customer’s counter. We don’t know exactly when The Poppy Pour-Over will be available, nor for how much, but you can sign up on their website to be notified of this.

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Circular Skates “From The Future”

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Now that it’s 2015 and it’s clear we won’t be getting in our hoverboards anytime soon, maybe we can start thinking about some other futuristic-looking alternatives to our current skates and rolling boards. The Sidewinding Circular Skates are some people’s idea of what that might look like, except they’re available now… and they’ll make you look like a tool. But hey, we don’t judge:

These are the annular skates that are propelled by leaning side to side, allowing you to skateboard without having to push off the ground. Riders simply place their feet on the two platforms and lean side-to-side to rotate the rubber wheels around the feet, propelling riders forward in a serpentine motion similar to longboard skateboarding. Since the wheels are not connected, riders can easily perform 720° spins and turn on a dime, while stopping is achieved by placing toes on the ground. The wheels are 10″ in diameter, allowing them to traverse short grass and dirt surfaces.

There’s an included rod with which you can join the wheels and stabilize them to make your learning experience easier. And to be honest, we imagine we’d need that rod if we were trying to learn to ride these; “placing our toes on the ground” as a method for stopping sound like a few broken bones waiting to happen. If you like to live dangerously, it’ll cost you $100 to own.

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Deal Of The Day: Icon Bluetooth Speaker For $20

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Maybe you’ve been thinking of getting a Bluetooth speaker for a while, but you realize it’s not a necessity and didn’t want to drop more than $50 for one. Well now’s your chance. The Icon Bluetooth Speaker is selling for $20, after a massive 80$ price drop.

With 4 hours of playback time, the Icon will keep your tunes rolling and calls streaming straight from your iOS or Android device. The Icon is conveniently compact and portable so you will never be without a soundtrack while on the go.

– Crystal-clear Bluetooth transmission
– 30-ft. wireless range
– Stereo sound w/ crisp highs and deep lows
– Rechargeable battery
– Up to 4 hours of playback per charge
– Speakerphone functionality with built-in mic
– Top-mounted buttons to play/pause music, answer/end calls & control volume

It’s great for when you go to the beach, camping, or even to toss some tunes around in your backyard. At that price, it’s hard to find a reason not to get it.

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This LEGO Computer is Legit

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Normally, when you see something like a computer made from LEGO parts it’s just some dude’s DIY project, and you get to stare at some pictures and wonder how cool it would be to own your own. But you can actually buy Mike Schropp LEGO Computer. He’s been making custom LEGO PC creations for clients for a couple of years, and he finally decided to make a design that you can outright purchase on his website. Configurations all include one of Intel’s Core processors, an Intel HD4600 graphic card, a 120GB SSD, 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, a DVD/CD Combo Superdrive, and a Noctua Low Profile Cooler. The entire thing is housed in a 7.5″ X 7.5″ X 6.5″ case that comes in three flavours: Industrial, Brick, and Tiled. A customizable LED strip accents the case, and the two lower grooves along the sides are actually air vents. It’s a cool looking, decently powerful PC, and is priced to move: the Core i3 configuration is $999, while the Intel i7-4790s Quad Core version is only $1,199. Considering these are all hand-crafter and Mike is currently getting a fair bit of attention, we don’t know what the lead time will be on your order so act fast if you don’t want to wait forever.

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Prank Birthday Card Plays Song Forever

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The Joker Birthday card is possibly the world’s greatest birthday card. Once opened, it will start singing Happy Birthday… and never stop! Well, “never” means until the batteries run out (about 3 hours) or until your friend tears it up. It’s. Brilliant!

The card is first delivered to you in a “safe mode”, which allows you to write your message without suffering the same fate. When it’s ready, just pull out a little tab to arm it. When your friend gets it, it’ll be primed for some great birthday fun. Here are some tips to get the most out of it:

• When you send your card, write something really special in it. The nicer the message the harder it will be for them to tear it up. If the kids send a card to grandma there’s no way she can tear that up.

• When you give your card at the party, be the first one. This way the card will not only drive your friend crazy as they open other presents, everyone else at the party who’s in on the joke can enjoy it too!

• Give the card to a friend staying at a hotel, preferably after dinner. This way when they open it they’ll have no escape when it’s still singing at 1am in the morning.

It’s pure evil genius, but of the harmless sort; these make the best kind of pranks. You can get yours for a $15 on their more than fully funded Kickstarter.

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