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Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key Looks Like Not-So-Inconspicuous Trouble

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If you have your hands in cuffs, there’s a chance that trying to get out of them will only land you in more trouble. The Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key is just what it sounds like: a key that’ll open standard “peerless” cuffs and that is so small it’s unlikely to be noticed on your person as you’re being restrained. It’s intended to be used by law enforcement personnel who’ve been illegally detained, but the company doesn’t make an effort to restrict the sale to them. This means only $13 and a credit card stand between you and the ability to enter a world of hurt we can’t legally recommend to anyone. Heck, legally or not, you really shouldn’t use this if you’ve been stopped by a police officer. Better to just go “hey, that’s pretty neat that this exists!” and move on.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ DudeIWantThat ]

Kii is One of the Smallest iDevice Chargers You’ll Ever Use

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Nothing is more annoying than going on a trip out of town (or even just across the town) and having your phone or table die out on you. You could get one of those portable, external batteries for some instant extra juice, or you can get the Kii accessory charger instead.

The Kii is a teeny tiny accessory charger that connects and syncs your iDevice with your laptop or portable charger. There’s a Lightning connector version and one with the 30-pin connector that works with older iPhones. It’s especially convenient since its small size lets you attach it to your keychain so you can easily take it with you on your travels.

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Is The Nano Falcon The World’s Smallest RC Helicopter?

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Weighing in at a ridiculous 11g and measuring 65mm across, the Nano Falcon from Japanese company CCP could very well be the world’s smallest such toy. For a bit of perspective, the iPhone 5 weighs 112g, so roughly 10 times more. It’s gyro stabilized and uses contra-rotating blades instead of a tail rotor and despite its small size, manages around 5 minutes of flight time on a 30 minute charge. The range from the IR remote is a little pitiful at 5 meters, but this isn’t the kind of toy you’re expected to take outside. If you know someone of the right age whose birthday is right around the corner, it’ll cost you ¥4,704 ($48) to make them happy. It’s available in Japan, starting June 7th.

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Tabletop Washing Machine Is Perfect For Cramped Apartments

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The King Jim company from Japan has just announced the release of a tiny washing machine that can live on your countertop. The Swash, as it’s called, doesn’t fit a whole bunch of clothes, only about 250 grams. But that should be enough to wash a few hand towels, or maybe a couple of socks or a dirty shirt. It’s for those occasions where you don’t have time to run out to the cleaners, and don’t want to make the effort of hand washing in the sink. It’s a 15 minute washing cycle plus a 3 minute rinse, and uses about 5 litres of water each time. Just fill it up with H2O, place the drainage hose in the sink, and you’re good to go.

Of course, the convenience of not having to hand wash your own dirty clothes will cost you a decent amount. In this case, roughly $160. And we’re not even sure if there’s a spin cycle, so good luck drying them in a hurry. Also, good luck getting your hands on one unless you’re in Japan. It’s released there on the 15th of February.

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[ Product Page (Translated) ] VIA [ FarEastGizmos ]

CST-01 Watch Is World’s Thinnest

E-ink displays are great for a number of reasons, one of which is that their technology can be harvested and used in other products, like the watch above: the CST-01. Measuring a ridiculous 0.80mm thin, the timepiece is about the thickness of a slap bracelet. Built around a stainless steel frame, it weighs next to nothing: 12g, or less than the weight of five pennies. But its physical attributes are only half the story. Since it uses e-ink to display the time, it barely uses any power at all. As a matter of fact

the micro energy cell (MEC) that powers the watch is incredible in its own right. It can be recharged 10,000 times and lasts over 15 years. The watch can charge in 10 minutes and we expect [it] to be able to function for a month between charges.

Charges in 10 minutes? Lasts a month? Is super thin? Weighs nothing? Sign us up! Well… we should probably say, we’re tempted to plunk down the $129 for a Kickstarter pre-order. The campaign is more than fully funded at the moment, with $613k raised on a $200k goal. Which means that if all else goes well, delivery will happen in September of 2013.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Cool Material ]

TGT Wallet Is Another Take On Minimal

The type of wallet you choose as well as where you decide to stash it (front vs. rear pocket) is a topic of endless discussion in some circles. But there’s no denying that the growing trend is to go minimal and carry only the essentials in the front pocket; the George Costanza types are a dying breed. Capitalizing on the movement is the TGT (which stands for “Tight”) wallet seen above: “The TGT 1.0 is a simple wallet made of rare high quality elastic. The TGT 2.0 adds a pocket made of fine Italian leather.” And that, really, is it. With an effort in restraint, you can select only your essential plastic and some paper money and not have to worry about herniating a vertebral disc from sitting on an overstuffed wallet again. The TGT wallet is fully funded on Kickstarter… 5 times over actually, and at $16 and $32, you’ll still have plenty of that paper money left to carry around in it after you’ve placed your order. Better yet, it’s apparently not too late to order it in time for the Holidays.

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Is This The World’s Smallest USB Stick?

By David Ponce

Companies keep making claims of smallest this and biggest that, so we’re never really sure of anything. But as far as small USB sticks are concerned, this one from company Deonet seems like it might take the cake. Measuring 19.5 x 14.5 x 2.9 millimeters, it’s hardly bigger than a fingertip and comes in 4GB , 8GB and 16GB capacities. It accomplishes the small size through the use of a “Micro UDP chip (where UDP stands for the USB Disk In Package assembly process, which sees the controller, flash IC, substrate and passive components molded into a very small, single package), which is less than half the physical size of other USB memory solutions.”

There’s no word on price just yet, but the flash drive should be available this January.

[ Press Release ] VIA [ Geekosystem ]