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Sabertron: A Foam Sword With Electronic Scoring


Sword fighting over the last few thousand years has had the unfortunate tendency to leave one of the opponents somewhat dead. In today’s more civilized society, death during swordplay is often avoided through the use of, well, non-lethal swords. Sadly, these are analogue affairs, leaving you to decide amongst yourselves who scores how many hits, and opening the door to the cheat who won’t admit to losing. Sabertron is a foam sword that introduces a digital component, one that should help you determine a victor more accurately. Outfitted with sensors, it knows when a hit has been blocked, and when it’s made contact with a soft body. Hit that soft flesh often enough, and you can walk away victorious. Perfect for those long Larping sessions, a $99 pledge will get you a pair, while more money buys more sophisticated “blades”.

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You Lazy Bum: iFetch Is An Automatic Ball Launcher For Dogs


You get a dog, you’re supposed to do a few things. Give it exercise, for instance. If you’re too lazy to go jog with it, it’s still acceptable to go outside and just stand around playing fetch with him. But if even that’s too much effort, you’ll be delighted to find out about iFetch. It’s a simple to use automatic ball launcher that can be set to 10, 20, or 30 feet. You simply teach your pup to bring the included miniature tennis balls to the wide opening, and it’ll toss the ball for him to fetch with no interaction needed on your part. It’s $100 and comes with two balls, while a set of 5 more is $10.

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