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Mini Museum Fits Right Into Your Pocket

Mini Museum

Lunar and martian rocks, mummy wrap, dinosaur eggs and dino dung–these are just some of the things you’ll find suspended in the Mini Museum. And when they say “mini,” they really meant mini because they measure only a couple inches long and wide. Conceptualized by Hans Fex, the mini museums will come in small sizes, with the small one containing 11 specimens, the medium one containing 22 specimens, and the large one containing 33 specimens.

Basically the relics will come from Hans’ collection, which he gathered from various continents for last the 35 years. He will be breaking these down into smaller pieces and embed them in clear resin for the mini museums.

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Smart Earbuds Pack A Ton Of Features In A Tiny Package

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The Dash, a set of Wireless Smart In-Ear Headphones, pack so many sensors and features that it would take a pretty long article for us to cover them all. Consider this. There is a 3-axis accelerometer, a thermometer, a 5 field capacitive sensor, an ear bone mic, an ambient mic, and a red + IR LED & optical sensor crammed within two tiny buds that go inside your ear. Why? So you can “track your pace, steps, cadence, distance, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and energy spent, [while] relaying the information back to your devices via Bluetooth.” You can stream songs to them, or use the integrated 4GB of storage. You can block ambient sounds through passive sound isolation, or you can allow some sounds to filter in so you don’t get hit by a car. All these features are accessible via touch gestures on the outside of the buds themselves, by the way. The battery will last between 3 and 4 hours, which is pretty much the only blemish we see on an otherwise impressive package. And we’re just skimming the surface here. These buds have some serious tech in them, and for a $199 pledge, they seem to not be overpriced once bit.

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The Only Giant Stash That Won’t Get You Arrested

Giant Stash Pillow

Designer Ryan Christensen has a thing for coming up with unusual art, and the Giant Stash pillowcase is an epitome of his bizarre style. As the name implies, it’s essentially a bag of ganja of epic proportions that’ll fit most pillows snugly. It was personal project at first that he brought to Kickstarter after seeing people’s positive reactions towards it.

Awhile back I decided to make a pillowcase that looked like a plus size zippy full of cannabis. Days later I had several varieties. After getting huge smiles and great reactions from people, I realized how much fun they were to have around, so I decided to keep working on them.

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Mover & Shaker Pens: Sturdy, Machined, and Nearly-Silent Click Pens

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If you’re on a search to find a click pen that won’t fail you when you need to write some stuff down on the go or in a rush, then the Mover and the Shaker pens might just be what you’re looking for. Designed and made by Tactile Turn, these custom-machined pens have a body made from 7075 Aluminum, while the clips are 301 Spring Steel.

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iLikey: PUSH iPhone Case is Also a Wallet–At the Touch of a Button!

Push iPhone Case

Back then, the one thing that most people grabbed before they headed out the door were their wallets. And now, decades later, people are forgetting their wallets more and more because it’s their phones that they’re grabbing at the last minute instead.

How many times have you had a truly D’oh! moment upon realizing that you left your wallet, cards, and license in lieu of your phone? It’s times like these that Push will be able to prevent completely, because it’s a phone case that also happens to be a wallet at the same time. It’s not the first case-and-wallet hybrid to hit the shelves, but it’s definitely one of the most discreet and well-put together cases of its kind.

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Clip It, Protect It: ReelKlip Smartphone Protection System

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People drop their phones all the time. Whether it breaks or not depends on the protective case (or lack thereof) and the build of the phone itself. It also depends on whether or not the user is using a smartphone protection system, like ReelKlip. Most people don’t bother because they can be bulky and a pain to use, but ReelKlip is neither of the two.

It’s a discrete system that basically tethers your phone to where the clip is attached, so it won’t ever reach the ground if you drop it or fall out of your pocket inadvertently when you’re on the go.

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Sensor-laden NeuroOn Mask Can Help You Sleep As Little As 2 Hours A Day

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If you’re willing to give up on the idea of getting all your sleep done in one go (called monophasic sleep), then the NeuroOn mask might be able to help you cram more hours into your day by gradually inducing your body into a polyphasic sleep pattern, eventually resulting in as little as two hours of sleep a day (if that’s what you want). It does this by monitoring not just your movement, as less sophisticated sleep trackers do, but also your eye movement, your brain waves, and muscle tension. Through all these sensors it’s able to precisely detect the start of REM sleep, and will wake you up exactly after the last REM stage. Depending on your settings, you can train your body to get its rest through a series of power naps scattered throughout the day.

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This method of sleep has been used by many notable names throughout history, including Leonardo Da Vinci, Tesla, Churchill and even Napoleon. No, spending less time sleeping doesn’t mean you’ll be able to conquer Europe, but it does show that at least in these cases the strategy didn’t translate into decreased productivity.

Unfortunately, we missed the news when it was first reported and the Kickstarter through which you could have bought it has now closed. We imagine they’ll be busy manufacturing their first production run, after which the product will become available once more. It was a $250 pledge, so it’ll likely be around the $300 mark once it’s available for everyone.

[ Project Page] VIA [ NewLaunches ]

OneWheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard Feels Like A HoverBoard

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It may not be the same board that Marty McFly promised us we’d have by 2015, but it’s close enough for those of us who tried it at CES to be content. The OneWheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard uses a central go-kart wheel wrapped around a brushless electric hub to propel you forward (and backward) up to 20mph by simply leaning in the direction you want to go. Accelerometers, gyroscopes and advanced algorithms keep you upright, and the sensation of riding the board has been described as one “flying over the pavement”. Even though it has a somewhat limited range of 4-6 miles, the fast charger will fill the battery back up in as little as 20 minutes. Currently well funded on Kickstarter, a $1,299 pledge will get you a board with a standard charger (2 hour charge time), while an extra $100 covers the fast charger.

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All Dock Universal Charger For Your Smartphones and Tablets

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Gadgets have become nearly permanent fixtures in people’s lives these days. Without their phones, music players, or tablets, some people feel incomplete, ill at ease, or inconvenienced, and it makes sense, considering how these devices are used. It’s fine and dandy if you’ve got a few dozen outlets at home, but if you’ve only got a limited number of them (like most people do), then keeping these gadgets powered up can become quite a hassle.

One solution is the All Dock. It’s a charging dock for multiple devices so the number of chargers you’ll need for multiple gadgets drops down to one. It’s compatibility with gadgets from multiple manufacturers, including Apple, Android, Samsung, Sony, HTC, Kindle, Nokia, and Huawei, is a definite plus.

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