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‘Doctor Meow’ Bow Ties are for the Coolest Cats on the Block

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The bow tie is part of Doctor Who’s signature outfit. He always dresses so sharply and his dapper look isn’t complete without that distinct bow tie. Now your cat can share that same look, thanks to the advent of Doctor Meow.

These are tiny, elastic bow ties in various colors featuring a variety of patterns that fit most felines. They were created by print designer Crystal Dennis from the Real Art creative studio. Crystal explained that she got the inspiration for the bow ties from the hit show.

Question for artist: Does your product have a fun story behind it? If so, what is it?

Answer: The 11th Doctor Who is a bowtie-wearing Time Lord from Gallifrey. If he’s getting flack on his style choices he’s like, “What? Bowties are cool!” (…or a Stetson, or a fez).

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The Bloody Cleaver Ring is Bloody Awesome

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This is the one ring that’ll shock most people when they see it. (Aside from a wedding ring, that is, but this kind of ring is more of a good surprise than a scary, gory one…)

The Cleaver Ring isn’t delivered all bloodied up, so you can wear it clean if you want. But if you prefer to spice things up, turn more heads, and maybe even shock your grandma when you go visit her this weekend, then smear some blood red dye all over the edges and on your fingers and throw in a few squeaks of pain in there for good measure.

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One Joystick To Rule Them All

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Combining nostalgic throwbacks to a bygone era with increased functionality in certain types of games, joysticks are still a popular type of gaming controller. If you’re looking for the one joystick that’ll work with pretty much any gaming platform you’re likely to encounter, the X-Arcade Solo is the way to go. It works with PC, Macs and Linux machines as is, and with nine different consoles through the use of adapters. For those wondering what those consoles are, it’s: PlayStation 1 / 2 / 3, Wii, Dreamcast, GameCube, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Wii U. And of course, the company is working on adapters for the upcoming Xbox One and PS4.

Aside from compatibility, the Solo is physically almost indestructible. Measuring 11 inches across and weighing a mammoth 12lbs, the device comes with a lifetime warranty. All this for $99? Really, if you’re going to want a joystick, you could do a lot worse than this.

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Control Your dSLR Remotely With Your Smartphone

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Getting that perfect shot sometimes means putting the camera in an angle that doesn’t leave any room for your big head. It’s for situations like that that the Weye Feye adapter was created. It connects to most Canon and Nikon dSLRs through the USB port, and allows you to sync up with your iPhone or Android handset running the associated app. Once connected, you have much more than a remote trigger.

It’ll transmit the live view straight to your phone, allowing you to control most of the major camera settings at the same time. ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance and more can all be adjusted remotely, as you trigger your camera from up to 262ft (80 meters) away. You can also browse and download the photos you’ve already taken within the app’s gallery.

Chances of missing that perfect shot are also diminished because of the 0.2 second latency, which the company claims is the lowest on the market. That, combined with an 8h-14h (depending on operation mode) battery life, and you have an indispensable accessory for any serious photographer. It’s roughly $332, with a September release in the UK. No word on stateside availability.

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Book on Book Acrylic Paperweight

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BOOK-on-BOOK

You’re out in the sun, tea in one hand, crumpet in the other, wanting to read a book while sipping and nibbling. The problem is you don’t have enough hands. The Book on Book paperweight is a clear transparent piece of acrylic shaped like an open book. You just place it on your book’s open page, and read. It wont flatten it out and you’ll be able to enjoy crumpet, tea, and book all by your lonesome self. It’s 5880 Yen, or roughly $58.

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O2 Trainer Is Resistance Training For Your Lungs

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If you’re pretty serious about your fitness, you’ll know that resistance based training is essential in getting bigger muscles, which is often synonymous with better performance. But the lungs are almost always overlooked in a resistance training regimen, which is where the Bas Rutten O2 Trainer comes in. It’s a silicon/polymer device that fits in your mouth like a snorkel mouthpiece and features a variable diameter intake, and an exhaust on the side. The intake is covered by interchangeable adaptors of varying sizes, which get progressively smaller as you increase the resistance exerted to take a breath in. Unlike other similar products, only the intake of air is restricted, allowing you to completely empty your lungs with each breath and translating into a fuller range of motion for your diaphragm. The resistance your lungs encounter will make them stronger over time, giving you improved cardiovascular performance to match your increased muscle mass. The kit, which comes with adapters between 14mm and 1mm, and a carrying case, costs $49.

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Poppy Turns Your iPhone Into a 3D Camera

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3D is all the rage these days, and if the people behind the Poppy are successful, then you might just be able to transform your iPhone into a 3D camera. If you take a closer look at it, the Poppy sort of looks like a Viewmaster, doesn’t it? That’s because its creators were actually inspired by these stereoscopes that were so popular in the eighties.

The Poppy has a slot in the middle where you’re supposed to insert your iPhone or iPod Touch. Only the iPhone 4, 4S, iPhone 5 and the fifth generation iPod Touch are compatible with the device. There are mirrors in the Poppy which allow your iPhone camera to capture two stereographic images.

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Rice Press Makes Little Rice Cubes

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Presentation in food preparation is arguably as important as taste. And while no fancy pants shape will make crappy food taste good, assuming it’s decent to start with, having little rice cubes on your plate will definitely get your guests talking. The Rice Cube plastic food mold pictured above will take your rice and turn it into a 2.5in cube, which you can then wrap in nori to make sushi, or simply leave as is as a side.

It’s $20.

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iPhone Carbon Monoxide Detector Case: This Case Could Save Your Life

iPhone Carbon Monoxide Detector Case

Carbon monoxide kills. You won’t know you’re being exposed to it though, because the gas is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, unless you have a detector that will alert you to its presence. It could happen at home, at your office, and even in your car, but most people don’t have detectors installed in all of these places.

Taking this into consideration and the fact that most people don’t go anywhere without their smartphones, David Tyers designed the iPhone Case with a built-in carbon monoxide detector.

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