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AirSelfie Takes the Selfie Game Airborne

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Look, like it or hate it, the selfie is here to stay. And while you may have tried to up your game with the use of a selfie stick, you’re going to feel pretty “little league” when you see what the AirSelfie can do. It’s a tiny drone designed specifically to take selfies. How? It’s small enough that it fits inside a cellphone case. This means that whenever the fancy takes you, you just have to slide it out of the case and let it fly up to 20 meters (66 feet) away, where a 5MP camera will be able to take pictures of you and store it in its 4GB internal memory. The drone is also able to record HD-quality footage. There are three flight modes, with the simplest being “Selfie Mode”; presumably this means it’ll just park itself at a distance and take pics. The purpose-built case comes with its own battery, so it’ll charge the drone when not in use, giving it a 3 minute flight time.

Compatible smartphones include the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, Huawei P9, Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. For those without a compatible phone, a separate power bank is available that can be used to charge the drone up to 20 times. It also sports a Micro-USB port that can be used for charging.

It’s currently undergoing some crowdfunding, with a €179 (US$189) pledge securing you a drone, a phone cover and a Micro USB cable. Shipping is slated for March 2017.

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The Fend Helmet Is Serious About Folding Down

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It’s never a bad idea to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle, but their bulk makes them hard to carry after you’re done riding, and this makes it unappealing for many. To make your life easier, The Fend helmet is able to fold down to 1/3 of its original size, kind of like an accordion. Its proprietary hinge means it won’t collapse in case of an accident, and is designed to exceed all US CPSC and European EN1078 Safety Standards. It features excellent ventilation and a plush interior liner for added comfort. A $79 pledge will get you a helmet of your own, with expected shipping in May 2017.

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TRiLIGHT Motion Activated Light Uses LEDs For Maximum Efficiency

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The price of LEDs has dropped significantly over the years, and we’re starting to see some really useful products at an affordable price. The TRiLIGHT Motion Activated Garage Light screws into a standard socket but puts out 3,000 lumens, which is about 4 times more than a standard 60W bulb, and yet only needs 25W to accomplish this. Your garage will be flooded with light, with you can direct pretty much anywhere you want through the three adjustable panels. The motion sensing feature doesn’t use one of those old school sensors that require you to jump up and down and wave your hands around, it uses “Microwave Motion Sensing Technology” to detect even the smallest movements and light up as soon as you need it. One TRiLIGHT will set you back $99 right now, down from its expected $129 retail price.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Werd ]

Wazer Is A Desktop Waterjet Cutter

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You might know that water, with enough pressure can cut through just about anything. There are industrial water jet cutters that are used to make parts for a ton of household items, but of course these cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Well, it turns out that a device called Wazer can bring the same technology to your desktop for under $5k. It’ll cut through any material: metal, glass, stone, carbon fiber, ceramics, anything. It’ll do it with millimetre precision, with no heat warping, requiring no ventilation and producing a smooth surface finish. For anyone with a workshop and a penchant for DIY, Wazer is a game changer. A $4,499 pledge will get you one, but you’ll sadly have to wait until December of 2017 to get your hands on it.

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The Last Shirt You’ll Ever Need

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Ever notice that so called “premium” t-shirts aren’t truly premium? It seems there’s no middle ground between a cheap 5 pack of Hanes and a $100 “designer” t-shirt. Serial entrepreneur Will Spero decided to do something about it. He launched Last Shirt On Earth on Kickstarter to make the highest quality premium and affordable t-shirt.

Most t-shirts are made with a single layer of cotton, having a rough side and a smooth side. Last Shirt designed theirs with two delicate pieces of high thread count Supima cotton knit together, leaving the softest part of the fabric on both the inside and the outside of the t-shirt.

Not only does this create a shirt that is extremely comfortable to wear, but it resists stretching out or shrinking and its super durable.

Available in regular and slim fit, the shirts run for $30 a pop and come in five different colors.

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The Fidget Cube Can Provide Fidgeters With An Outlet

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Do you find yourself fidgeting a lot? Maybe you like to tap on your desk with your pencil, or you like to straighten out paperclips, or maybe you click and unclick the pen about a hundred times a minute. Fidgeting is real and now there’s a device specifically designed so you can fidget your heart out. The Fidget Cube presents you with six different ways to stay focused; each side of the cube has something for you to play with, whether it’s pen clickers, a switch, some circular dial for you to spin around, etc. Each side is around 1.3 inches, and the whole thing weighs 1.4oz. And there seems to be some real interest in the product: the crowdfunding campaign has hit $1.2M with 41 days to go, while the company was asking for a modest $15,000 to start with. One Fidget Cube will set you back $19, with shipping in December.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Shaper Origins Handheld CNC Router Is Awesome

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I don’t have a single thing that I’d need a CNC router for, but after seeing what the Shaper Origins can do, I wish I did. It’s a handheld CNC machine, which in itself is amazing since these devices are usually pretty huge and static. The way it works it also pretty impressive: you create your design, then simply follow the lines through the onboard display. The Shaper Origins automatically corrects for your hand errors and even retracts the bit if you go too far off course. This way you can achieve 1/100 inch accuracy, creating intricate designs out of a slew of materials. For anyone passionate about DIY work, who wants to output more sophisticated creating, the Shaper Origins is almost magical. Again, I wish I had the time and inclination to use this machine. And also the $1,499 it currently costs to order your own.

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OvRCharge Levitates Your Phone While It Charges

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This thing is completely unnecessary, but damn if it ain’t cool. Sort of. It’s a charging base for your smartphone that simply levitates the phone while it charges it wirelessly. It uses a special case that contains a magnet and induction charging hardware. The case plugs into your phone’s charging port, and the magnet is strong enough to support the weight of the phone above the base, which itself is plugged into the grid. The phone will slowly rotate while it charges, and when you want to leave you just have to pluck it out of thin air and go. It’s useless in the sense that you’ll have to pay for something that doesn’t give you any added functionality, but if you want to impress your friends or loudly tell your visitors that you’re an early adopter that’s into tech, the OvRCharge is the way to go. How much will you pay? Right now, it’ll take an $180 pledge to reserve yours, and hope to get it by December 2016. It’s compatible with a bunch of phone models, so hit the link to find out which.

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Germophobes: Elevated Titanium Silverware Will Keep Your Radar Quiet

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If you’ve gotten to the point where you worry about what surfaces your utensils touch, as you’re eating, you may have a germophobia problem. But it looks like instead of making fun of you, at least one company will accommodate you. Called Untouctable (and pronounced “Untouch Table”), the silverware set pictured above shifts the weight distribution to the back of the utensil, elevating the eating surface off the table when you set it down. It’s made from Titanium, looks kind of neat and modern, but yeah, more importantly it makes it possible to never have to set your dirty utensils down on anything other than the food you’re eating. One set (1 fork, 1 spoon, 1 knife) will set you back a pretty hefty $79 pledge, but don’t forget you’re getting yourself the one set of silverware that could keep you from looking too crazy at your next dinner party.

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