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PoochSelfie Lets Your Dog In On The Action


Ever tried making your dog pose for a selfie? Yeah, didn’t go too well, did it? Well, that’s because you’re doing it wrong. Getting a canine to hold its attention on what you want is hard, unless you know know the trick: tennis balls. The PoochSelfie is a smartphone attachment that holds on to a tennis ball on one side, and to your smartphone on the other. In this fashion you can sneak as many selfies and portraits of your dog as you like, while he stares straight at the camera, fixated on his favourite toy.

It’s a simple device, but one that promises to give dog lovers everywhere tons of enjoyment. Prices are right, starting at a $13 pledge for 1, and $25 for two. Shipping is slated for December of this year.


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Infento Rides Provides Kids With Transformable Transportation To Assemble As They Grow


You buy your kid a tricycle, only to realize a couple years later that he’s outgrown the thing and now needs a small bike. Fast forward a couple more years, and the same thing happens again. It’s normal, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Infento Rides offers a completely different approach to this reality: completely reconfigurable and transformable rides that your kids can assemble themselves as they outgrow their current model. Think of it like a Meccano set that your offspring, ages 0-13, gets to ride. “With just a hex key and a couple of hours, an adult and child can make a sledge, a recumbent bike, a trike with a cargo box, and more.” Unlike other similar offerings, Infento provides your child with a huge assortment of builds ranging in assemblage complexity from a few minutes up to six hours. It’s a great activity to do with your kid, and it’ll teach him valuable skills in the process. Prices start at $299, and go up to $599 for the Master Creator Kit, with which you can make up to 11 different rides; this works out to around $55 per ride, so as expensive as it is, you’re still getting plenty of value.


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Draft Top Slices The Top Off Your Beer Can, Exposes Full Bouquet


People can get passionate about beer; we drink it to get drunk and couldn’t care less. But if you’re the discerning type, you might enjoy drinking it off a can a little less, since you don’t get to experience the full bouquet and aroma of a good beer due to it being poured through a small opening. The Draft Top is a special tool designed to slice the top off a can, exposing the precious liquid inside. Once removed, no sharp edges remain so you can drink safely. The tool itself is small and easily carried, measuring 5/8th in. thick x 3.75 in. x 4.75 in. It’ll cost you a $45 pledge to own it.


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Phonster Is A Holster For Your Phone


The hipster is strong with this one. Phonster is a hand-made leather holster that looks like it could carry a gun, but is instead made to carry your smartphone. Given that you wear skinny jeans and that you’re worried your iPhone 6 Plus will bend, it makes some sort of sense to contemplate this. It’s made by Ukraininan leather goods manufacturer AGE, and comes with two cases which can hold your wallet in addition to your phone. There’s even a pull-tab so you can get your device out without too much fuss.

If you don’t mind the slightly pretentious hipster aesthetic, the Phonster seems to be pretty useful. It’s a $99 pledge to get your own, with shipping by December of this year, and comes in several different sizes to accommodate most mobile devices.


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This Self Rolling Yoga Mat Takes Out At Least One Excuse Not To Go


You want to be the kind of person who eats berries and does Yoga in the morning, yet you keep coming up with excuses not to go. Well now you can take out at least one of them: the pain of rolling up your mat. The YoYo Mat features a pair of metal strips along the edges that keep it straight when fully unfurled, but when flipped around and hit on the floor cause the entire thing to roll-up on itself. It’s a bit similar to the principle behind slap bracelets. There’s no compromise on comfort since it’s 5.5mm thick and made from a closed-cell foam construction that prevents bacteria, mold, and odor from developing. It’ll stay rolled up without needing a strap, and it unrolls easily with just a toss. All in all it seems like a solution to what’s, to be perfectly honest, barely a problem. But any friction in the process of getting fit can sometimes be too much friction, so we feel that the $79 pledge required to own this is more than reasonable.


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Snooz Generates White Noise So You Can Sleep Better


Random sounds keeping you up at night? There’s a few things you can do, from having a stern talk with your neighbours to taking prescription medication to knock yourself out. In between these options, there’s also white noise. Snooz is a device that generates white noise that masks the ambient sounds in your home, by using a real fan rather than some low quality speaker. A simple dial on top lets you adjust the intensity, which can range from a “light fan sound (think table fan) to a deep fan drone (think airplane cabin) and everything in-between.” White noise works to help you sleep because “it reduces the delta between your baseline sound and containment noise so many disturbances aren’t heard and the others sound much quieter (i.e. the “startle factor” is reduced).”

In a 2008 Consumer Reports analysis, 2,021 survey respondents found sound machines to be more helpful than over-the-counter drugs or supplements like Tylenol PM and Unisom (and almost as effective as prescription medication like Ambien and Lunesta).

Snooz’s design is modern, portable (at 2.5″ tall) and self-contained with room for the power cord within. You can control it with an app on your smartphone, and a “nursery calibration” feature will let you set the upper volume to a level that’s safe for your infant, if you were to place it near his crib.

All in all, Snooz looks like a great product to help you get to sleep, for which you’ll be asked to pledge $59 with shipping in March 2016.


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Kuju PourOver Means You Get A Real Coffee In The Woods


The Kuju PourOver is a product for making real coffee while you’re away from the grid or far from a traditional coffee-making machine. It’s an alternative to using instant coffee, which some see as an inevitable reality in many cases. It uses a specially designed origami-style pouch that anchors on the side of a cup of pretty much any size, holding the already-ground beans in a small filter bag and allowing you to simply pour hot water over them to make your brew. Let it steep for a bit then simply throw the pouch. Sure, the beans aren’t freshly roasted and ground, but don’t forget you’re trying to make the best of a typically coffee-restricted situation.

It’s not the first such product on the market, but Kuju PourOver tries to distinguish itself with quality beans, and a nitrogen-flushed pouch that displaces oxygen in order to keep oxidation to a minimum. It’s a $30 at the moment for 6 Kuju PourOver pouches, which is a lot of money for coffee, but you’re being asked to keep in mind that 1% of the proceeds will go to One Percent for the Planet, an environmental conservation outfit.


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Kevlar Playing Cards


From the folks who brought you Carbon Fiber Playing Cards come a new set, this time made of Kevlar. Kevlar Playing Cards are made of the same material found in bulletproof vests, and high end sports cars. It’s durable, incredibly strong, and lightweight. More importantly, they’ll give your deck a distinctive look that can add a little bit of flair to your poker nights. Also, unlike regular paper cards, these can be washed with water; anyone who’s played with the same deck for a long time will know that fingerprints and smudges tend to appear and give your set a worn out look. There are three colors to choose from, and they come in a metal carrying case. Of course, Kevlar is not cheap, so the deck will set you back a cool $155.


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The DrillBeach Umbrella Digs Into The Sand For You


Its not like many people go around complaining about how hard it is to jam a beach umbrella in the sand. But then again, it’s not because something is already easy that it couldn’t be easier. That’s the entire point of technology, isn’t it? In any case, the DrillBeach is an electric beach umbrella that features a corkscrew at the bottom; press a button and it easily digs itself into the sand with barely any effort on your part. Since it’s electric, this means it uses a battery, which you can then use to charge your electronic devices through its integrated USB port.

It’s not a life changing product, to be sure. But if you’re already in the market for a beach umbrella, you might consider dropping the €30, or roughly $32 they’re asking in their Kickstarter. It’s far from being funded, so we’re not sure you’ll ever get a product, but if it does fund, shipping is expected in September.

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