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Weird: A Lens That Basically Has An Instagram Filter Built-In

This is a very weird, premium lens made by Lensbaby. On the surface, it’s a fairly standard 35mm 2.8 lens, but it has one weird little trick built into it, a slider that adjusts swirling bokeh and vignette.

Basically, it’s like a built-in Instagram filter. Just adjust the little slider, and boom! You now have a photo with a pre-applied filter. That means you can save like, 4 seconds while uploading your image to Instagram. In all seriousness, I love the concept of having more built-in controls, especially when it comes to bokeh.

All that swirly goodness does come at a premium price however, as the lens will set you back $500. That may be a drop for many professional photographers (who probably wouldn’t touch the thing), but for that price I can pay a few dozen people to convince me that photography isn’t a worthwhile hobby, and I should follow my dreams of being a ballet dancer instead.

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Video: Overwatch Re-Imagined As A 2D Fighter

Getting bored of the same old Overwatch, I mean can’t they just change it every so often from a FPS to a city-building sim or a puzzle-solving game? Well, thankfully the people of TGN showed us what life would like on the other side of the fence with a reimagining of Overwatch as a 2D fighting game.

It’s a super well-made video and even has the tiniest 2D fighting details. It’ll really make you want Blizzard to repackage the game. I can see it now, Overwatch: Turbo Hyper-Speed Street Brawler Edition. Make it happen Jeff Kaplan.

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Iron Throne Novelty Egg Cup


Give your favorite Game of Thrones fan the breakfast they deserve with the Iron Throne Novelty Egg Cup. This amazing accessory looks like it belongs on Jon Snow’s breakfast table. As you munch on your boiled egg, you can admire the detail on this perfect little throne. As you raise the orange juice to your lips, you will see every fake piece of twisted metal and broken sword.

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Your HomePod Could Really Use This Leather Coaster

So, Apple finally released the HomePod last week, and while reviews are mixed, one thing’s getting people pretty upset. The silicone ring that keeps the HomePod from bouncing around on a table has been leaving ring stains on wood surfaces. Yea, bet you didn’t expect that with a $350 speaker, right?

But, thankfully there’s already a solution, a $20 leather coaster that’ll save your precious wood furniture from Apple’s innovative ways. Sold by Pad and Quill, the coasters are made of “Marine-Grade” stitched leather, whatever that is, that’ll really complete your HomePod. You know, by keeping it from destroying your furniture.

At $20, it’s not a bad deal. But, I don’t know why people are so quick to solve this ‘problem’, I know plenty of Apple-fanboys who’d kill for a Apple stain. And it doesn’t even cost extra, what a bargain.

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These Back To The Future Air Mag Slippers Are As Close As You’ll Get To The Real Thing

Quick, what’s the coolest thing you could own from Back to the Future? Okay, aside from a time-machine DeLorean or a hoverboard, those self-lacing sneakers that were on-screen for 3 seconds were super cool. Well good news, Nike actually made Air Mag sneakers back in 2016, that self-lace like in the movie. Except they were super rare and are now worth around $25,000 a pair.

Not to worry though because you can just buy a pair of knitted slippers that look and feel like the real thing, I’m guessing. Now you can enjoy all the attention of actually owning real Air Mags, if the person is standing like really far away.

Each pair will run between $59-$76 and is (probably) unlicensed, so don’t be surprised if the FBI comes breaking down your door, but it’ll be worth it the next time you go to a Back to the Future themed Halloween party.

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Clip Grip Gives You A Handle On Your Drinks

This is the Clip Grip. It’s a silicone handle that you can attach to your drinks for better control. Now you get all of the thrill of drinking out of a mug, without having to actually pour your Bud Light into one.

Each set comes with 2 handles which can be adjusted via a silicone strap to fit just about any container. I mean, personally I like to drink everything out of a wine glass because I’m just that fancy, but it’ll fit just about anything else.

Now, you might ask why someone would want to add a handle to a beer or a mason jar, but just think about all the times you could’ve gone ‘pinky-out’ if only you had a handle on your drink (and life).

To be honest, adding a handle would make life a little easier for someone with arthritis, so I can’t really hate on this product. At the end of the day, we’re all human aren’t we?

Available on KickStarter starting at $15 for a 2-pack.

PocketSprite Portable Retro Gaming Device


Play your favorite games anywhere with the PocketSprite Portable Retro Gaming Device. Offering instant access to gaming classics, the PocketSprite includes Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Gamegear and Master System. Additionally, the retro gaming device is small enough to fit on your keyring. Despite its small size, the PocketSprite is an entirely playable emulation console.

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Mobile Accessories Organizer


Travel with all of your little accessories in place with this Mobile Accessories Organizer. The classic design is spacious enough to hold your charger, laptop cable, USB cables and even your earbuds. Additionally, the neat design blends beautifully with your everyday style. In fact, this organizer enhances the overall way of carrying your mobile accessories. Instead of carrying them separately and coming up with those tangled wires from time to time, this organizer ensures to keep them in one place.

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Quick Peek Smart Storage Labels


Organize your home with ease when you use the Quick Peek Smart Storage Labels by Bluelounge. Attaching to your boxes and storage bins, you can simply scan these labels to learn what’s inside. Using the app, you simply take a photo of the items you want to store. This creates a Box in the app. The Quick Peek Labels link with the photo so you can simply scan the label to see what’s inside.

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