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Food Spit Scanner Device: Because Someone Might’ve Spit In Your Food

Food Spit Scanner Device

 

So your temper got the best of you and you exchanged a few choice words with your waiter for spilling that soda all over you and your date. Now your burger tastes kind of funky and it looks strangely slimy..

If you have reason to suspect that someone spit in your food, then you might want to check out the Saliva Scanner. It’s a handy device that scans your grub for traces of saliva. The device is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, although the creators have left out most details on the tech and science behind the scanner. That might explain why it only has $200 in pledges with only seven days to go in the campaign.

Nonetheless, the concept is interesting and it definitely settles one first-world problem once and for all– that is, if it ever gets made.

VIA [ TIWIB ]

Truth or Dare: Home Lie Detector Test

Home Lie Detector Test

Who left the door open? Who broke your limited-edition action figure? Who ate the last cookie in the cookie jar? Sure, these are trivial matters, but rules are rules, and honesty is still always the best policy. But if no one’s owning up to the crime, then it’s time to break out the Home Lie Detector test.

Just hook the nifty little gadget to your laptop and snap the sensor onto your subject’s finger. It keeps track of the person’s pulse, which will most likely speed up when they’re about to tell or are telling a tall tale.

It’s available online for $300.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TIWIB ]

2015 Is Upon Us, Might As Well Get A Flux Capacitor Wristwatch

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Who wears wristwatches anymore? No one, but don’t tell Apple that. Still, if you fancy yourself old school and don’t plan on getting a smartwatch, you might want to take a look at this cool Flux Capacitor watch instead. With 2015 (the year that Back to the Future II mostly takes place in) right around the corner, it seems fitting to consider its purchase. It has an LED flux capacitor in the middle, looks ok, and tells the time in an obtuse manner that may add to its charm in the eyes of some.

Reading the time on the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch is pretty fun. Press the bottom button and then get ready to count lights. Time is divided into hours, minutes first digit, minutes second digit – so it looks confusing, but is very easy to read. (Example: 10 lights, 5 lights, 3 lights = 10:53 – and it repeats). At the same time, the time circuit LCD display will show you the date.

We actually have a soft spot for these types of watches, having been big fans of Tokyoflash for a while. And at $50, this Flux Capacitor timepiece is about half the price of pretty much any Japanese equivalent.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Cefaly Electric Headband Zaps Away Your Migraines

Cefaly Migraine Zapping Headgear

Headaches are a pain, both literally and figuratively. Much as you’d like to work, exercise, or even just watch a TV show, oftentimes a headache will compel you to either rest or sleep because it makes doing whatever become a huge challenge. But how awesome would it be to have an instant cure to headaches without having to pop any pills?

That’s what Cefaly is here for. It was recently approved by the FDA and it’s basically a battery-powered plastic headband that sends electric pulses to one of your nerves (specifically, the trigeminal nerve). A randomized study reported that participants experienced fewer headaches with such electrical stimulation–about 71%, which is an impressive figure.

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Point and Click, Point and Shoot with the Camera Mouse

Camera Mouse

What’s one thing that you constantly take with you when you’ve got your laptop? Unless you’ve mastered scrolling and maneuvering through documents, spreadsheets, and canvases on image-editing software with just your touchpad, then your answer to that question would be your mouse.

When you’re in front of your computer and on a roll and happen to see something worthwhile that you want to take a picture of, would you actually stand up and walk across the room to grab your camera or smartphone to take a shot? If you answered no, then you’ll find this Camera Mouse worth having.

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Not Just For Gaming: Smoking Out of a GameCube and the E-Cig Connection

VapeCube

What have you done with your GameCube aside from play games on it? Most people would say that’s all they did, but the dudes from the Nebula Vaping Lounge who were behind this awesome modded GameCube e-hookah can say that they at least smoked a few on theirs. E-hookahs and e-cigarettes are closely related, with the latter being such a hot topic these days.

In fact, my friends and I debated on the merits of e-cigs over our weekly Saturday brunch and things got heated pretty quickly (okay, enough with the puns!)

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PhoneSoap Charges Your Phone And Sanitizes It, Too

Phonesoap Charger

 

Would you press your cheek against a toilet seat? I wouldn’t. But like me, you probably wouldn’t think twice about picking your phone up and holding it up to your face to make or answer a call. But here’s the kicker: a study done a few years ago has revealed that some phones are actually dirtier and more germ-infested than toilet seats.

It makes sense, considering how people don’t really wash their hands before tapping the screen or wipe their phones down with alcohol regularly. If this little tidbit bugs you, then you might want to get the PhoneSoap. It’s a charger that also works as a phone sanitizer. Just pop your phone into the chamber and activate the built-in UV-C lamps to sanitize your phone in just four minutes. It comes with a built-in 5V USB port, which works with most phone cables nowadays.

The PhoneSoap Charger is available for $50.

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iRecorder iPhone Speaker: Play New Beats With a Vintage Vibe

iRecorder

 

Remember those vintage recorders that you used to carry around way back when they were the hottest gadgets around? Digital music players and smartphones have rendered them obsolete, but they’re about to make a comeback in a roundabout sort of way.

The iRecorder Speaker is a handy speaker that’s compatible with the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5. It sports that vintage recorder look on the outside, but it won’t be able to play your old cassette tapes. However, it will be able to play the tunes on your phone. Just pop your mobile into the cassette slot and push down the orange play button.

The iRecorder comes with a pull-out carry handle and a USB charging cord. It can be powered by a micro USB or batteries, just like your old recorder. It’s available online for $50.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ H&H ]

High-Tech Fashion: Earbud Earrings

Earbug Earrings

 

When tech and fashion collide, this is what you get: earbud earrings. They’re basically earphones with a dangling bird decor right behind the buds, so they double as earrings when you put them on. This is one of those things that people will absolutely love or hate when they see it. So which side are you on?

Personally, I think it’s a fun way of jazzing up earbuds. Colored and bejewelled earbuds are already available in the market, so this isn’t the only way to do it, but it’s certainly unusual. That said, I can see how many people will dislike this simply because of how it looks and the fact that it can add some additional (and unwanted) weight on each of the buds.

They’re available online from Maxiga for $27.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Red Ferret ]