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$10,000 Gold Apple Watch Gets Crushed Between Two Huge Magnets


Destroying expensive things for views on YouTube; if that’s not the epitome of Western style capitalism, we don’t know what is. We certainly don’t know just how many views YouTuber Taras Maksimuk, better known as TechRax, will need to break even on this particular act of wanton destruction, but considering he’s gotten over 2 million subscribers breaking stuff, we suspect he’ll be alright. In this video, you’ll get to see what happens when two huge neodymium magnets smack together with 650 lbs of force, with an 18K Gold Apple Watch sandwiched in between. Hint: the watch loses.

Were you hoping for something more? No, just watch the vid. It’s fun. Then move on. Or not. We’re just sayin’.

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The Reserve Strap Could Boost Your Apple Watch’s Battery Life


Did you know your Apple Watch has a hidden diagnostic port? Yeah, well, it does and it turns out there’s a team of engineers out there currently developing a strap that could use that port to supply the watch with extra battery life. Up to 125% more, actually. It’s called the Reserve Strap and is currently at the prototype stage. It’s not known whether Apple will be happy with a third party developer using the diagnostic port; while Apple is encouraging development of straps, going so far as to provide official guidelines, they’re expecting the straps to vary the aesthetics, rather than improve core functionality. Still, there’s very little Apple could do to prevent eventual Reserve Strap customers from accessing this port, and the company plans to provide a tool to help them flip the port’s cover. More than doubling your Apple Watch’s battery life does come at a cost, since a pre-order will set you back a cool $249, with shipping in the Fall. Yup, owning Apple’s latest gadget sure is expensive.


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Ports Galore On The New MacBook? Yes, It’s Possible With The HydraDock


When Apple announced the new MacBook, it left a lot of heads scratching. It wasn’t the Retina MacBook Air most were hoping for, but it was super slim, Retina-equipped, and pretty attractive to die-hard fans of the brand. Among the few sticking points, like the underpowered processor, was a potential dealkiller: a single USB-C port, for everything. This meant having to use a variety of adaptors if you were hoping to do normal computing with it, like plugging the MacBook to your TV for example. Well, the HydraDock is an 11-port dock that gives your new MacBook a truckload of new functionality, in one device. Here’s what’s included:

1 — 3.5mm stereo headphone port
1 — Gigabit Ethernet port
1 — SDXC card slot
1 — Mini DisplayPort (up to 2,560 x 1,440 resolution, w/HDCP)
1 — HDMI (up to 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, w/HDCP)
4 — USB 3.0 ports
2 — USB-C ports (data only, no video)

You simply rest the back of your MacBook on this wedge-shaped dock and plug the single male USB-C cable in your laptop. Then you connect your MacBook’s power adapter into the HydraDock and it’ll power both the dock and the computer. It’s a $129 pledge with expected deliver in June.


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Brik Case Lets You Customize Your MacBook And MacBook Airs With LEGO


In today’s mass-produced market, individuality comes at a premium. There’s a number of ways in which you can make your personal items stand out from the hordes of other identical ones out there, but the Brik Case is one of the more creative ones we’ve come across. Made for MacBooks and Macbook Airs (2013 or later), the case simply clips on to your laptop and allows you to stick any number of building blocks on it from LEGO, Mega Bloks, PixelBlocks, KRE-O, and even K’NEX! It’s fun because you can constantly re-arrange them and modify your “artwork” to your heart’s content. A $35 pledge gets you a Brik Case as well as a bag of 100 1X1 Bricks, so you can get started customizing as soon as you open the package.


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The Only Apple Watch We’ll Be Getting Is This LEGO Apple Watch


Haven’t you heard? The Apple Watch is nigh! Hordes of people are getting ready to plunk down anywhere from $349 to $10,000 to own Cupertino’s first wearable, and to be honest… we won’t be one of them. We were happy enough not to need a watch anymore, once phones made them obsolete, that we’re not about to pay extra for redundant tech. But hey, we don’t judge. If you want to get in on the action, on the cheap, you could always spend some time building the above LEGO Apple Watch. Master LEGO builder Chris McVeigh has posted a very detailed and exhaustive document detailing exactly how you can make your own. With a bit of patience, and the right LEGO pieces, you’ll be able to wear… some sort of statement on your wrist.


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What Envy? This Giant Lens Attaches To Your iPhone 6


Spying on your neighbours… Isn’t that America’s favourite past-time? You could try to be inconspicuous about it and just peek through your blinds like a normal person. But this is America, and if you’re gonna go, go big. That’s why we’re digging the Super Spy Ultra High Power Zoom 80X Telescope. It’s meant to be used with an iPhone 6, and will provide you with an eye-opening 80X zoom. That’s enough to make out faces from 100m away! It comes with a tripod, which lets you adjust height and pivot the entire ridiculous contraption 360 degrees. And it can also be used without a tripod, although that’s pretty obvious. There’s a cloth carrying case, since the 395mm long telescope does collapse down to a more portable size. And unlike the similar looking dSLR telephoto lenses that cost 5 figures, the Super Spy Ultra High Power Zoom 80X Telescope costs only $220. That’s some serious spying on the cheap.

Ok, look, no… we’re not going to condone looking through people’s windows and stuff, because that’s probably not legal. We’re not sure. So, uh, look at birds and stuff, ok?


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Deal Of The Day: 26% Off On Quirky Apple Accessory Bundle

Quirky Apple Accessory Bundle


How do you keep your cords in order? If you simply roll them around your device before stuffing it in your bag, then be prepared to buy a new pair of earphones or chargers a few months down the line. Because unless you’ve got a reinforced one, then you’ll soon have a busted cable on your hands.

Fret not! Cord management just got a whole lot easier with the Quirky Apple Accessory Bundle. The set includes a Cordies pop, Pivot Power pop, Powercurl mini, Powercurl 60W, and Wrapster pop. Each of these work to stow those wires away neatly or maximize space so you want end up with a mess of cords. It’s currently available for $36.

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Deal Of The Day: The Apple Watch Giveaway


The year 2015 may not bring flying cars and ubiquitous honverboards like BTTF II promised, but it will bring the Apple Watch. Some of you are already saving up for the purchase, while others gripe at how expensive this stupid watch is while simultaneously sort of wanting one. Well, how about winning one? Just enter our Apple Watch Giveaway for a chance at this $400 timepiece.

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Deal Of The Day: 52% Off On 6 Ft. iOS + Micro-USB Charging Cable


Apple’s Lightning charging cable is pretty expensive. To make things worse, it’s darn short. So it’s cool to see good alternatives, like the above 6 Ft. iOS + Micro-USB Charging Cable. Not only is it twice as long as a standard Apple cable, it gives you two options: Lightning and Micro-USB, on the same cable! That means you’re not stuck charging only iOS devices, but can lend it to an Android-powered friend in a pinch. Better yet, it’s also cheaper today, thanks to the active rebate. You’ll pay $19 for what would normally cost $40. If this doesn’t scream Stocking Stuffer, nothing does.


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