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Zenytime: Breathe to Play and Relax

Zenytime

How you’re breathing– the pace, the deepness, how long you’re holding your breath– says a lot about how you’re currently feeling. Notice how you take short, shallow breaths when you’re anxious or panicky? And notice how much calmer you get after pausing and then taking a few, deep breaths?

Breathing right can do wonders for your well-being, and that’s what Zenytime is all about. The app pairs with a puck-like dongle via Bluetooth that monitors the users breathing, heart rate, and blood oxygen levels. The app then shows you your stats, as well as provide tips and rewards depending on your results.Continue Reading

Simple, Repetitive, Calming: Personal Zen Provides Some Much-Needed Stress Relief

Personal Zen App

When life gives you lemons, pull out your phone, fire up Personal Zen, and start playing. It’s an app that aims to reduce its players’ stress levels by having them to perform simple, repetitive actions that’ll take their mind off of their problems and hopefully relieve them of the stress that life often brings.

When we get anxious or stressed, we pay too much attention to the negatives and have less ability to see the positives in life. These habits of attention reduce our ability to cope effectively with stress and can create a vicious cycle of anxiety. Personal Zen helps to short-circuit these habits and frees you up to develop a more flexible and positive focus.

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Accio Dice! Harry Potter Wizard’s Monopoly

Harry Potter Monopoly

It’s taking Parker Brothers long enough to make a Harry Potter-themed edition of Monopoly, so CustomLumos decided to take matters into their own hands. The result? This awesome, one-of-a-kind Monopoly board came that both wizards and muggles can enjoy. The rules remain the same, although the entire game plays out with a touch of magic and mystique.

It starts with the packaging: instead of the usual box, the game comes in a chest instead. From the paper money and actual board itself to the cards and tokens, every little element featured in this custom-made board game has been transformed with a touch of Potter.

Hit the break to check out more pictures of the board game.

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Want This: R-Kaid-R is a Portable Arcade Machine

-Kaid-R arcade

Arcade machines are big and bulky, and they only let you play one game per machine. Regardless of that fact, they’re still all sorts of awesome and most people would sell an arm and a leg to get the machine for their favorite game. That is, if they had the space for it after coughing up the dough for it.

An alternative? The R-Kaid-R portable arcade machine. While it’s not really lighter on the wallet, it’s definitely way more compact than a typical machine.

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Tetris T-Shirt: From Your Console to Your Bod

Tetris T-shirt

These days, a shirt isn’t just a short anymore. For example, you can have a go at finding Waldo if you’ve got this particular tee or play a round or two of Tetris if you’ve got this one. While you can buy the former in stores, you’ll have to show off some of your DIY skills in the latter because you’ll have to put it together yourself if you want one.

To celebrate 30 years of Tetris, Marc Kerger made the playable Tetris shirt using an Arduino microcontroller and 128 LED lights.To house all the electronic parts, Marc had the housing 3D printed.

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RetroN 5 For Non-Stop Retro Gaming In One Console

Retron 5

 

RetroN is back! It’s the ultimate gaming system for old-school gamers who still haven’t let go of their favorite games from various consoles of the past, including the NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, Game Boy Advance. This time around, we’ve got RetroN 5 which is named as such because it has not one, not two, not three, not four, but five cartridge slots! That’s one for each system it’s compatible with.

The RetroN 5 is built with a universal chipset, so it can it can play both PAL and NTSC cartridges with no problems. While the games it lets you play might be old, it’s anything but that as it comes with a Bluetooth wireless control with a range of up to 15 feet.

Get your retro gaming on for $139.99.

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Checkmate: Wall-Mounted Chess Board

Wall-mounted computerized chess board

Fancy a game of chess? Artless Dodger loves the game and he’s a huge DIY buff. So it comes as no surprise that he chose to create a larger-than-life wall-mounted chess board that you’re supposed to play while standing up. Obviously, the taller player takes the black pieces, since they’re placed on the higher shelves.

The cool thing about Dodger’s chess board is the fact that you can still play, even when you’re by your lonesome. It has a program integrated into the system that “plays” with you so you don’t have to play with yourself (okay, that sounded a bit wrong but…you know what I mean.)

Hit the jump to watch a video of the chess board at play.

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Grush is a Gaming Toothbrush That Turns Brushing Into a Game

Grush

 

Kids are sometimes unaware of the importance of brushing at least thrice a day until it’s too late. Cavities, gum disease, bad breath–you name it and you’ll get it if you don’t brush regularly and practice good oral hygiene. You’re past that age of ignorance and unawareness, but your kid probably isn’t. So if little Junior ain’t brushing like he’s supposed to, then here’s something to convince him otherwise: Grush, which is a smart toothbrush system that turns brushing into a game.

The toothbrush hooks up with an app that displays a virtual set of teeth. Brush for the minimum required amount of time and the monsters that lurk in that certain area will gradually disappear on the screen.

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Chasing After Daleks: Doctor Who Invades Pacman

Doctor Who Pacman Game

The Doctor isn’t one to run from a fight, but he’s smart, so he’ll run if he has to. Like in the Doctor PacMan game, for example. It’s essentially PacMan injected with Whovian elements, where the usual yellow dot-chomping dude is transformed into Doctor Who with the addition of a messy mop of hair and a pixelated bow tie.

Instead of the usual ghosts, ghastly Daleks (that’s Caan, Thay, Jast, and Seec, if you’re curious) are chasing Doctor PacMan through the labyrinth, where the occasional sonic screwdriver will turn the tables and have the Doctor chasing after them instead.

The game was made by Ruben P. Vargas from Rarity Workshop and you can play it HERE.

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