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Ako Dice Reimagine A Centuries Old Design

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Dice have looked just about the same for a very long time. But that’s no reason to keep it that way. Kacha, an architect, decided to redesign the iconic gaming prop into the Ako Dice, pictured above. The number of each face is represented by a line, giving the piece a Tron-like feel and a techno-futuristic aesthetic. He brought his idea to Kickstarter, where he successfully convinced 6,545 backers to part with their money. They might be getting their Ako dice soon, but if you want your you’ll have to sign up on his website and wait for his store to go online. We’re not sure what the price is, but the anodized aluminum dice could sure take their place in our next Monopoly marathon.

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Spill-proof Barware For Clumsy Drinkers

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If you haven’t tipped over your beer glass after a night of drinking, you just hadn’t been drinking enough. It happens to the best of us, but there’s no reason we should have to spend so much time buying new glasses when a better option exists. The Mighty Mug Barware set features a special bottom the company calls “Smartgrip Technology”, which makes it impossible to tip over.

Not to be confused with a magnet or suction cup, the Smartgrip at the bottom of the cup creates a vacuum that locks the mug onto the surface – effectively preventing it from being knocked over. The vacuum is released instantly when the mug is lifted straight up (requiring no extra effort).

The glasses are made from BPA-free Tritan plastic, which means they’re nearly indestructible, and go in the dishwasher with no issue. There is a Wine Stem Glass, a Beer Pilsner, a Pint Glass, and a Double Old Fashioned, with prices starting at $30 for 2 on their fully-funded Kickstarter campaign.

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You Can Now Get A Close Shave With LASERS

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The game of shaving hasn’t changed much in a few thousand years. But in the technological age, isn’t it about time we took a look at that? The Skarp Laser Razor uses a laser to shave. That’s right, a laser! The device itself looks somewhat like a regular razor, but it packs a specially calibrated laser that is able to instantly cut through hair.

Wavelengths of light had already been discovered that could cut through dark hair, but finding a way to cut light hair was proving incredibly difficult.

After years of research & development, the makers discovered a chromophore in the hair that would be cut when hit with a particular light wavelength.

Chromophores are particles that absorb certain wavelengths (colors) of light.

This chromophore they identified is shared by every human, regardless of age, gender or race.

The Skarp Laser Razor promises a close shave, with no scratches, no razor burn, no need for water or shaving cream. You’ll be able to shave at the same speed you always do, and you can even do it in the shower. One AAA battery lasts about one year, and the laser itself has a life of 50,000 hours. It’s low power so it doesn’t present a danger for your eyes and no, it won’t create a burnt smell as it does its thing.

To get your own, you’ll have to pledge $189 and wait until March 2016 for delivery.

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OneLid Is A Lid For All Your Pots

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Usually when you get a pot, you have to keep track of its lid forever because no other one will fit. And admit it: you’ve used a large plate instead of the lid more than once because you couldn’t find it, haven’t you? With OneLid, you’ll just have to keep track of one, for any pots up to 22cm (8.6 in.) in diameter. It fits any pot because the underside is convex and is made of silicone with a Nylon core. It’ll sit and partially seal any sized pot and will redirect boiling water back into the mix. Special grooves allow for just the right amount of steam to escape and prevent a boil-over, while they also do double-duty as a strainer. The silicone construction means you won’t be hearing any metal-on-metal clangs. The best part is you’ll only have to pledge $30 to secure your own, with shipping in February 2016.

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PoochSelfie Lets Your Dog In On The Action

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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