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Foldio360 Turntable Makes It Easy to Take 360 Degree Product Shots

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If you’re running a little online shop, getting good images of the products you sell is pretty important. To make the task easier, Foldio already sells a lightbox called Foldio Studio and now they’re adding another item to their lineup: the Foldio360. It’s a turntable that accepts objects up to 5 kg (11 lb) in weight, and rotates them slowly so you can photograph them from every side. To blur the line between the bottom of the table and the lightbox, it features a light at the back. It can trigger your iPhone camera through Bluetooth, and nicer dSLRs through IR. “Photographs can then be compiled into interactive 360 degree images using the app and the Foldio360 Online service. From there they can be embedded into websites and exported as GIFs or MP4s.” It’s doing the Kickstarter dance at the moment, with an $89 pledge ($139 with the lightbox) to secure yours with a July shipping date.

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A Tiny Candle Powers The Lumir C, An LED Lamp

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You take electricity for granted, my friends. But there are parts of the world that are off the grid, and guess what, these folks need to see in the dark too! The Lumir C is meant to work without batteries or any form of external electrical source, and be used in settings like camping or simply as an effort to conserve energy. The device powers its LED light through harvesting the heat from a burning candle. You see, a good portion of the energy given off by a candle goes right into the invisible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, being released as heat-carrying infrared radiation. The Lumir C harvests this “wasted” energy and uses it to power its LED light, giving off a light output of 15 lumens via four 0.2W LEDs… about as much as a candle, actually. But remember, you also have the light from the burning candle still going, so the Lumir C effectively doubles the visible output from a candle. With this arrangement, you can open up mood and lighting possibilities candles alone couldn’t provide. It’s a $59 pledge, with shipping in July.

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This Alarm Rug Won’t Turn Off Unless You Step On It

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Look, we’re all for snoozing our alarm clocks until the cows come home, but your boss might see it another way. There’s a number of products on the market to help you fight the almost irresistible appeal of the endless snooze cycle, and the Ruggie is one of the nicer one’s we’ve come across. It’s a pressure sensitive rug that contains a loud alarm that won’t turn off unless you step on it for 3 seconds. You can load your own custom tones, and set the wake up time through hidden buttons on the side. The soft memory foam will cushion your feet as you step out of bed and launch you onto a productive day, right on time.

It’s a $79 pledge on Kickstarter, with the price going up to $99 once it hits retail. Delivery is in September of 2016.

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There’s a Tinfoil Hat On Kickstarter, And It’s Not Quite Tanking Yet

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Albert Einstein famously said “Only two things are infinite, the Universe and Human Stupidity. And I’m not so sure about the Universe.” When we come across things like the Shield: Signal Proof Headwear, and we realize that they’ve got over 200 backers as of this writing, we are reminded of how right he was. This particular product is a hat you wear to help protect your brain from all that electromagnetic radiation that surrounds you, from “cell phones, wi-fi, satellites, tv and radio, microwaves, electric devices, lights or heavy doses of cosmic rays during the flight”. It’s made from a “special signal proof fabric (100% silver coated shielding fabric)” that allegedly blocks most of these signals. Never mind that there’s no scientific proof that electromagnetic radiation is dangerous to humans, better be safe than sorry, right? A £16 (around $23) pledge will get you a beanie or a cap.

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These Keys From Key Armoury Look Like Little Swords

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Adding a little bit of whimsy to your life shouldn’t cost a fortune. If you get a set of keys from Key Armoury, it won’t. The company makes key blanks based on famous sword designs. At the moment, there are 4: “Link’s Master Sword from Zelda, the Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts, King Ellesar’s Anduril from Lord of the Rings, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber from The Force Awakens, and Sting from The Hobbit.” The keys are sent to you uncut, so you will have to take them to a shop to get them to work with your locks. Considering it’s only a $10 pledge to get your own, we say it’s totally worth it.

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Do You Like Freshly Brewed Coffee Enough That You’d Want To Make It In A To-Go Flask?

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People have been carrying their hot coffee in Thermos mugs for pretty much as long as the company has been around. But some purists will tell you that the taste doesn’t come close to that of a freshly brewed cup. So that’s where Mojoe comes in. It’s a self-contained coffee brewing device that does everything from A to Z.

The Mojoe uses a “VacDrip” brewing process, which combines elements of vacuum brewing and drip brewing. After pouring water into the center chamber and filling the reusable filter with grounds, you turn the Mojoe on via the push button on the side. The element heats the water up (to 200° F (93° C), hot enough to do a proper extraction) and the ensuing steam pushes the water up through the siphon and over the grounds, filling the coffee chamber with hot, freshly brewed joe. The process takes about 10 minutes. You can preload cream and sugar or add it after brewing. The Mojoe also doubles as a travel mug, so you drink directly from it.

The company will sell you extra battery three-packs so you can keep on brewing even after you’ve exhausted the single-brew battery. The only downside of this system is that in order to incorporate everything in one small-enough size mug, you can only make 8.5 fl oz (251 ml) of actual coffee. That’s less than Americans are used to, but might not deter the sort of person who goes to this sort of length to get super fresh coffee.

You can get your own you’ll have to drop a $79 on their fully-funded Kickstarter, and wait until May 2016 to get yours.

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So Now You Can Buy A Self-Drying Jacket, You Know, Like On BTTF…

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It was Back to the Future Day not so long ago, and the entire Internet was talking about it. But we’ve moved on apparently, so perhaps news of The SDJ-01 by Falyon Wearable Tech is a little passé. The SDJ stands for Self Drying Jacket, and that’s exactly what this garment claims to be able to do. It integrates a battery and a blower fan that pressurizes the inside of the jacket and dries it from the inside out in a couple of minutes at the press of a button. Of course you could just get a jacket with a waterproof coating, but then you wouldn’t be able to tell people you have a Marty McFly-style self-drying jacket from the future. Apparently the batteries will provide up to 30 minutes of drying time, and the circulating vents near the neckline not only allow pressurized air to escape, they’ll provide the wearer with a gentle breeze that could prove pleasant when hot. It’s a $149 pledge with shipping in April 2016.

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The Jackfish Survival Card Holder Looks Like A Serious Survivalist’s Tool

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Look, we see all kinds of multi-tools and survival kits on OhGizmo. But the Jackfish Survival Credit Card Holder stands out from the bunch. It’s an 8.5mm which case that not only holds a bunch of really cool tools, it’s got room for up to 4 credit cards, so you can use it as a wallet. The idea is that it contains useful equipment to help you in everyday tasks, as well as some survival equipment that could potentially push the odds back in your favour should you ever be in such a situation. Here’s the list:

Everyday Tools
1. Micro screwdriver flat head 0.8mm tip (ideal for glasses)
2. Titanium coated Pozi drive standard hex bit (hex slot on side of jackfish)
3. Titanium coated flat head standard hex bit (5mm width)
4. Kingston micro SD card reader (no sd card supplied) carry copies of documents
5. True Utility Telescopic Pen (opens to 118mm in length, 3 refills included) + cap

Survival Tools
1. Aluminium Whistle (120 Decibel)
2. Glass Vial (10 drops of liquid – for shipping we will send empty – No iodine!)
3. Windproof match (burn for 5 seconds in the harshest of wind, includes striker)
4. Firesteel 4.5mm wide (light a fire when everything else is wet)
5. Spyderco Bug Knife (amazing quality and very sharp – 3Cr13MoV stainless steel)
6. Liquid filled button compass (15mm diameter)

It looks like some quality craftsmanship, and serious attention to detail and usability. At a £69 ($104USD) pledge, it’s completely reasonable too. Expect an April 2016 shipment on this, since the campaign is fully funded.

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Tail Light LED System Keeps You Safe… On A Horse

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Unless you live in a rural area, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about horses. But it’s a fact that lots of people still ride them and often share the road with passing motorists. Unlike mechanical vehicles, horses don’t have tail lights… until now. The, well, the Tail Lights system is a kit with LED lights that attach to a horse’s tail and breast collar. This way the rider and his steed is visible from both sides. They come in multiple colors, are remote controlled, will flash in multiple patterns and brightness levels, and will run for 9 hours on a 4 hour charge. Getting them on your horse is a simple:

The Tail Lights Rider series attaches to the base of the tail with our patented Tail Lights tail wrap. Just wrap, clip and GO!

For anyone whose life consists of riding away into the sunset, the $155 pledge to own will seem like a bargain.

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