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Cardboard Laptop For Your Cat

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Let’s face it: if you have a cat, chances are he’s already wandered onto your laptop as you work, confusing your keyboard for a warm bed and interrupting your workflow. You scratch his belly, shoo him off, and try to keep working, only to watch him do it again two minutes later. Maybe he wants his own laptop? Well, that’s exactly what you’re looking at here. This cardboard laptop features a neat customizable “slide-in” screen, easily replaceable with a printed desktop image of your choosing. There’s also a scratch pad keyboard that will give your kitty a place to exercise his claws, away from your furniture and other expensive items. It even comes with a fluffy mouse toy, because what Cat Laptop is complete without that? It’s $35.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Imperial Spherificator Turns Almost Any Food Into Edible Pearls

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You might have heard of Spherification. It’s a trend among food lovers that involves turning common ingredients into caviar-like pearls of flavour. The process usually revolves around turning the food into mush, mixing it with Alginate (a seaweed extract), putting it into a syringe and injecting little droplets into a mixture of water and calcium chloride to create the pearls. You can then use these to flavour and accompany your foods while elevating your presentation to that of an actual chef. Well, with the Imperial Spherificator, you can do all this more easily. The device handles all the aspects of spherification for you, so that what you’re left after each batch is between 200 and 250 pearls to use in your cooking. It comes with a recipe booklet and clear instructions on how to achieve the best results each time.

It’s still doing the Kickstarter dance, so it’ll cost you a $125 pledge to own one. It comes with 100g of Alginate and 100g of Calcium Chloride, the two key ingredients.

Coffee Liquor pearls and Mint pearls

Coffee Liquor pearls and Mint pearls

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Kira Clip-On Ring Light Will Help You Capture Angelic Selfies

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Ring lights make subjects’ eyes have that ethereal glow sought after in many cosmetics advertisements. Or many advertisements, period. It’s an easy gimmick to add a little flair to any photograph, and the Kira Clip-On attachment for your phone wants to help you get that effect with your selfies. Created by Japanese photographer Julie Watai, the Kira Ring Light will be powered by AAA batteries, so it won’t drain your phone’s. The light’s intensity will also be adjustable. It currently seems to be at the prototype stage, and we have no word on pricing or availability, though the idea is that it’ll go up for crowdfunding soon.

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One-Up Your FPS Foes With This Mouse/Keyboard Combo For the PS4

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The PC Master Race will often cite the use of a mouse and keyboard as one of the many reasons it believes itself superior to the hordes of console gamers out there. It’s arguable whether this method is intrinsically superior to gamepads, but it’s nice to have the option.

Hori’s Tactical Assault Commander 4 is a keyboard and mouse setup for PS4 that attempts to mimic a PC control system. The means the DualShock 4’s left analog is mapped to a WASD-style configuration, while the right analog is controlled by a mouse. The rest of the DualShock’s buttons and triggers are mapped to the appropriate spots, and there are a couple of additional functions like programmable buttons, a “snipe mode” that changes mouse sensitivity and a walk button for, we assume, walking rather than running.

Assuming it works as advertised (and isn’t buggy like the Tactical Assault Commander 3 was, 4 years ago), this accessory might be worth the reported $120-$130 asking price. Launch is scheduled for October in Japan and the UK, although when exactly it’ll hit the American market isn’t clear.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Deal Of The Day: 49% Off On Layze Phone Holder

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So many gadgets, too little hands. If you find yourself literally needing an extra hand for your phone because you’re actually doing something else with your hands, then here’s something you should check out: the Layze Phone Holder. As the name implies, it’s a phone holder that keeps your phone in place so you can watch videos, check messages, or FaceTime with loved ones hands-free.

You don’t need any tools to set it up because all you have to do is clip it to the surface and it’s good to go. The Layze Phone Holder is currently on sale at $24.99, so grab it while you can!

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Spivo Camera Pole Pivots 180 Degrees At The Touch Of A Button

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Ok, so everyone is sort of tired of seeing selfie sticks, but Spivo is a little different. First off it’s not quite a selfie stick, since it has no trigger; it’s a camera pole meant to carry something like a GoPro. But unlike similar devices currently on the market, Spivo features a button that rotates the camera 180 degrees back and forth in a split-second. If you’re a fan of action footage, you’ll know that sometimes the action isn’t entered around you; it’s nice to have to option to point forwards as easily as backwards. They come in 3 lengths: 12″, 18″, and 26″, and cost $49 at any of them.

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Floating Fish Dome Lets Your Fish Take A Peek Over The Surface

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Have a Koi pond? Then you probably have enough money to buy this $200 Floating Fish Dome. You fill it with water, reverse it and set it on your fancy pond and it provides its inhabitants a dome of water they can swim up in, to take a look around at what’s over the surface. If you’re a fish, it’s a little like peeking inside a black hole, or into another Universe or something. But fish, well… they’re not really smart, are they? Are they going to appreciate the view? Will they even understand what a special thing it is they’re doing? We doubt it; if cats can’t be thankful for the fancy habitat you buy them and instead opt for a stupid cardboard box, what’s a fish going to get out of a plastic dome? So let’s be honest: this is for you, not your fish. This is so you can sit by your pond until a fish swims up, and then point at it while screaming at your annoyed wife to hurry up and come check it out.

It’s on Amazon, but apparently out of stock at the moment.

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Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver BBQ Tongs

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Ok, so I’m going to admit something: I’ve never watched a single episode of Doctor Who. Not one. I know, I know, I’m an incult, a barbarian, a good for nothing, I know. But, this means I have no idea what these Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver BBQ Tongs are, or why they’re cool. I’m guessing some character in the show has them, or something like them, and now you can flip your burgers with the same type of props. Awesome.

Featuring metal tongs, a heatproof plastic handle, and storage case moulded to look just like the 11th and 12th Doctors tool of choice, theres even the iconic sonic screwdriver sound effect from the show to add some extra cool to proceedings. A must-have not just for the millions Whovians out there, but also for anyone who just wants to liven up their BBQ! Tongs measure approximately 22 1/2 long. Requires 2 x AA batteries (included).

So there you have it. For $35 you can pre-order these things, and they’ll ship in September. Just in time for some Fall grillin’.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Couchmaster Lets You Game All Day, Stay On Your Sofa

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If you’ve built a sweet gaming rig, but have come to realize that sitting at your desk all day isn’t the most comfortable of propositions, you might want to start looking at options, like the Couchmaster. As long as you’re ok with playing on your TV, the Couchmaster gives you the ability to feel just as if you were on your desk but while sitting in the comfort of your sofa.

The Couchmaster comes in two main variants, Basic and Pro. The main difference between the two is that the Pro version’s desk has holes and hidden panels for cable management. There’s also an even more pro Pro version that comes with a 4-port 900mA USB 3.0 hub and a 15ft USB 3.0 extension cable. All Couchmasters come with a pair of small bags, as well as stick-on Velcro strips for attaching the wrist rests and bags.

It’s a smart product that caters to a very specific niche, but anyone in this boat will likely be delighted to find out this exists. The convenience doesn’t come cheap, however. “Nerdytec sells the Couchmaster Basic for €99 (~$110 USD), the Couchmaster Pro for €129 (~$140 USD) and the Couchmaster Pro with USB hub and extension cable for €149 (~$170 USD). If you just want the Couchmaster Pro’s desk and not the armrests, you can get that too for €79 (~$90 USD).”

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