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Write in Whatever Color You Want with Scribble

Scribble Pen

 

You know that eyedropper tool in most image editing programs that lets you lift and use whatever color you want to, as long as it’s there on your screen? Well, the Scribble pen works like that, only it’s infinitely cooler because it’s a pen, for crying out loud. One end is the scanner (aka the physical eyedropper), while the other end is the pen which does all the writing.

Scribble uses 16-bit color sensors and Bluetooth technology to make it happen. What’s impressive is the fact that it can store up to 100,000 different colors. So scan that shirt, the rose that you just got, or your neighbor’s curtain–every color is within reach, now that you’ve got a tool as nifty at this.

Scribble will be available in two versions: the ink version, which comes with ink cartridges so you can write, scribble, and draw to your heart’s content; and the stylus version, which works with the Scribble+ app to make colors come alive on your mobile device. A Kickstarter campaign is planned for the pen. You can sign up on the Scribble website here for updates.

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Magic Phone Stand: Whatever Floats Your Phone

This phone stand is called Magic for a reason: it makes your phone look like it’s levitating. It doesn’t actually make your phone float in mid-air, but it does look pretty neat, having your phone held in place that way.

The Magic Phone Stand is more than what its name indicates it is, though, because it’s also a charging cable. You might be wondering how that stiff ol’ stand could also be a cable, but, well, New Jersey-based Martinka Magic figured it out and came up with this. The stand was successfully funded on Kickstarter a few days ago, but don’t fret: you’ll be able to order the unique stand-slash-cable soon on its maker’s website.

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Lomo’Instant Camera: Instant Photos With Added Options

Lomo’Instant Camera

Instant cameras aren’t anything new, but Lomography manages to bring something new to the table with the Lomo’Instant camera. If you’ve ever used a Polaroid or a Fujifilm Instax, then you know that shooting options for instant cameras are quite limited. Basically, you just point and shoot and hope for the best as you wait for your photos to develop.

That’s where the Lomo’Instant camera starts to differ. First of all, it’s packed with a bunch of additional options and extra features so you can tweak settings and shoot more creatively. It’s programmed with three shooting modes, so you’re in control when it comes to lighting. Plus you can shoot unlimited multiple exposures so you can experiment and combine multiple shots into one frame.

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WalletM8 is a Tripod and Stand for Your Docs, Phone, Tablet, and Camera

WalletM8

Nothing’s more of a hassle than having to pack up a whole bunch of accessories for your phone, tablet, camera, and all the other gadgets you’re bring on your trip or out-of-office assignment. Most of the time, what you need is a stand and a tripod for various media functions, like recording and streaming.

There are a number of stands-slash-tripods that are compatible with a range of devices, but few are probably as compact and versatile as the WalletM8. It’s a tripod and stand not only for most of your mobile gadgets, but also for your files and documents for when you want to view them upright. What makes it awesome is the fact that it’s the size of a credit card and is only 2 millimeters thick!

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Who Needs Mint When You’ve Got Castor’s Double-Flavored Gourmet Toothpick?

Castor Flavored Toothpicks

Dessert leave a bitter taste in your mouth? Not to worry, Castor’s double-flavored gourmet toothpicks are there to save the day! Well, they’re not available yet, but they will be if Castor meets their goals on Kickstarter for their unusual toothpicks. One tip is coated with flavored powder, while the entire stick itself exudes a delicious, long-lasting aroma.

Use them when you’re picking your teeth (because yeah, that’s what toothpicks actually are for), for hors d’oeuvres, or whenever you feel like overwhelming your senses with a burst of flavor.

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Move Files from Your PC to Your Phone and Back Again With iStick

iStick USB & Lightning Flash Drive

Moving files from your iPhone or iPad to your PC and back again can be such a pain sometimes. But it’s something you probably do on a regular basis, especially if you take photos or videos regularly or have a lot of apps installed on your device. An alternative to the usual mess of wires and cables is the iStick.

It’s USB flash drive with a lightning connector on the other end, so you can use it for your Apple devices and for your laptop or computer, too. Just slide the switch from one side to the other to bring out either the USB or the lightning connector. The iStick works with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, and works with a universal iOS app on these devices.

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Charge, Connect and Locate Your Smartphone Plus Store Stuff with GOkey

GoKey

So you’re thinking of going on a trip. Your phone might be sleek and compact, but its accessories aren’t. You’ve got an external memory card to store extra stuff, a locator that comes with a sticker and a remote in case you lose your phone, plus a charger completer with its cord to power up your phone when it’s running low on juice. You might as well get a bag to store all this stuff…or you could skip everything and just get the GOkey instead.

The GOkey is a compact device that functions as all of the above, minus the bulk. It fits easily into your keyring so you won’t have to think twice about it, since you wouldn’t leave the house without your keys now, would you?

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Lunecase Eclipse is a Smart Case for Your Smartphone

Lunecase

 

You’ve seen one case, you’ve seem them all. Or have you? The Concepter team brings something new to the table with the Lunecase Eclipse, which is a case for your smartphone that’s equally smart. It has the capacity to receive notifications from the iPhone and display an icon accordingly at the back to let you know when you’ve got a new message or incoming call.

The coolest part is that it’s powered by electromagnetic energy, which is emitted and surrounds most devices, including your iPhone. In short, it doesn’t need any batteries and it doesn’t need to be charged to power up.

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Charge Phones and Laptops on the Go With the GoPlug Charging Bag

GoPlug Bag

In this day and age, most people can’t bear to be without their smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other mobile devices. However, this is inevitable as all these gadgets run on batteries and they’ll eventually run out. I mean, you can’t exactly charge ‘em up any time you want to if you’re away from home or traveling and currently don’t have access to an outlet. Sure, unless you’ve got your power bank, but even those need to be charged eventually, too.

Cue the GoPlug charging bags which are currently up for funding on Kickstarter! Aside from being a spacious and sturdy bag that can be used to carry your travel essentials and gadgets, it also comes with a battery pack that has enough capacity to charge your phone up to six times! Its makers add that it can be used to charge tablets twice over, and double the battery life of your laptop when it’s plugged in.

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