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Lymbit Helps You Find Misplaced Stuff Quickly and Easily

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If you lose or misplace stuff on a regular basis, then the Lymbit should be on your shopping list. It’s a compact gadget that you’re supposed to hang or attach to the things that you need but habitually misplace. It works in conjunction with an app that lets you locate the missing object. It has a 50-meter range and can be set to send you notifications if you’re outside of this range from the paired objects.

It functions as a pet tracker and as a security system of sorts for your home as well, as it can be set up to detect movements of doors or windows that burglars might use to break into your home.

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Deal Of The Day: 25% Off On NES30 Bluetooth Controller

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If you want to play games on your tablet or smartphone, you have two choices. Use the on-screen controls like a peasant. Or get yourself dedicated controller. The NES30 is as good as any, and some would argue even better since it’s shaped to look exactly like an NES controller of old. The only difference is it connects through Bluetooth and has reconfigurable buttons. Oh, and there are two additional action buttons and two shoulder buttons. Because, well, today’s games might need more than three buttons. But there you have it, for $29 you can party like it’s 1986.

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Ditto Is A Simple Button, Adds Lots Of Functionality To Your Phone

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If you’ve no intention of buying a smart watch (and really, you shouldn’t), you can still enjoy some of the benefits at a fraction of the price. Ditto is a simple-as-pie button that contains nothing more than a battery, a vibration module and a Bluetooth module. But what it does is allow you to customize which notifications make it through to your attention, and which stay on the phone. With the app, you can customize the vibration pattern to alert you of pretty much anything you like and care about, from getting a new Tinder match to getting a phone call from the wife. Whatever it is, Ditto will alert you if it’s important to you, so that you can put your phone away and stop obsessing. If you’re like pretty much everyone else, this will instantly seem like a great idea, considering the sheer number of notifications we get for just about everything. Additionally, you can use Ditto as a proximity tracker, which will vibrate when your phone gets out of range.

For $29, there are far more expensive ways to get one of the more important functionalities found in a smart watch.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geek.com ]

Deal Of The Day: 24% Off On The Pocket Kick Speaker

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SoundFreaq makes some pretty cool speakers, like the DoubleSpot Bluetooth speaker we featured last month. But this time we’re looking at something slightly different. It’s the Pocket Kick speaker. It’s small, yet rocks a big sound:

It features a pair of custom-engineered drivers and a passive radiator which is set between two full-metal, open air grills to optimize airflow and project full-frequency sound with lower frequencies kicked out the back.

With 10+ hours of battery life, a tiny 5.9” x 2.5” x 1.2” footprint and a $75 price tag, it’s hard not to like it. Toss it in a bag, a pocket, and carry the party anywhere you go.

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Deal of The Day: 25% Off On the New Soundfreaq Double Spot

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The new Soundfreaq Double Spot has most of what you’re looking for in a speaker: it’s portable, simple yet classy, and gives you award-winning sound quality. The speaker’s two custom-designed stereo drivers were positioned slightly outward in order to optimize sound projection and stereo separation. You won’t be able to tell just by looking at the speaker, but the sound should speak (or play) volumes.

The Double Spot comes with a built-in rechargeable battery (which makes it perfect for road trips and beach outings) and can be charged via USB. It works with Bluetooth-compatible devices and comes with a line-in option, too, for your non-Bluetooth players. The speaker is normally priced at $150, but it’s currently on sale at $112.

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Would You Wear The Moto Hint Bluetooth Speaker?

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The stigma with Bluetooth earbuds continues mostly unabated; being seen with one in your ear is still a surefire way to declare yourself as a somewhat of a pompous nerd. But the Motorola Hint has a design aesthetic that makes it tempting to believe you could be forgiven for wearing it in public. It’s tiny, and doesn’t have a boom mic that wraps around your cheek, nor a plastic hook to hold on to your ear. It’s just a tiny bud that inserts in your ear and looks like a stylish hearing aid. Due to its small size, the battery doesn’t last very long, but the cool carrying case it comes in features a battery of its own that tops the Hint back up, up to twice, before needing a charge of its own. Pass-through audio also means you don’t have to sacrifice hearing in one ear when you’re not using it. It’s also not device specific, and will work with anything that has Bluetooth. It’s $149, but isn’t available yet. You can visit the website to sign up to be notified of its availability.

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Deal Of The Day: TOCCs Feather Buds, The Lightweight, Crystal Clear Bluetooth Headphones For $25

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Bluetooth headphones are great because you’re not tethered to your mobile device. But they tend to be a little more expensive for this privilege. Not so today with TOCC’s Feather Buds. These are lightweight, tangle-free, noise-isolating earphones that connect to your device via Bluetooth at up to 30 feet. They’re said to be comfortable, but more importantly, today they’re darn cheap: you’ll pay $25 instead of the regular $60. That’s a 58% rebate.

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FOBO Tire Monitors Tire Pressure, Connects To Your Phone

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Most people don’t worry too much about tire pressure. They set it once after changing a tire, say, and then forget it. Oh sure, it’s not smart since you can get lower mileage and potentially get into an accident. But there you have it. Some of us, however, are a little more careful and a gadget like the FOBO Tire could relieve their low-tire-pressure anxieties. Using four somewhat goofy-looking tire sensors that screw onto the valve and connect to your phone via Bluetooth, you can know each tire’s status within 0.1psi. They monitor even when you’re not driving, so that you can be alerted in the middle of the night if you get a sudden pressure loss. They don’t need an external power source and instead rely on batteries which should last up to 2 years. You can even share your tire status with your friends, because you know, that’s really what they care about.

It’s $90.

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One Keyboard, So Many Devices: The Logitech K480 Lets You Switch Between Them

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If you’re anything like us, you have a multi-device setup at home. You watch stuff on the TV that’s connected to a Mac Mini, say. Then you work on your desktop with your smartphone sitting atop of it, and maybe there’s a tablet nearby as well. It’s the way things are done these days, but do you really need multiple keyboards for all these, when just one would do? The Logitech K480 can connect via Bluetooth to three devices simultaneously, and then seamlessly switch between them at the push of a button. A usage scenario could involve you typing on your desktop, then switching to your smartphone to reply to a text, and then searching for another song to listen to from the streaming music service on your Mac. There’s even a cradle integrated into the keyboard for you to nestle a mobile device.

It’ll be $50, available this September across the states.

[ Press Release ] VIA [ Gizmag ]