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Yoogo Self Defense Keychain

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It’s a cliché of so many movies: nervous girl walking back to her car in the dark, clutching her keys in her hands as if she’ll manage to fend of a would-be attacker with them. Maybe that works in the movies but in real life, it wouldn’t hurt to have something like the Yoogo keychain instead. Its special shape lets you securely grab it, while allowing some portions of it to stick out between your fingers. This both protects your hand in case you have to defend yourself, while inflicting a little more damage to your assailant. It’s not quite a brass knuckle, so we think its use is probably legal, but hey… we are not lawyers so make sure to know your local laws before carrying this. It’s $20 and they’ll ship worldwide.

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TrakBelt360™ Rotates Your Tools Around Your Waist

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On the job with your super loaded toolbelt, it can become pretty tedious having to move the entire thing around when you have to access a tool on either end, or do anything else that might require getting the bulk of the weight out of the its current position. The TrakBelt360™ pictured above solves that by featuring a special track system that lets your pouches rotate 360 degrees around you. This way you can easily enter doorways, climb ladders or do anything else with ease. It’s not just for construction workers either, but photographers might also enjoy the system, easily accessing their lenses and other accessories. The system works with any pouches or tool holsters, and a pledge of only $60 will get you one at this point.

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Crispy Fingers No More With This BBQ Tong With Integrated Heat Shield

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As the northern world prepares for winter, a good portion of the world further down south keeps on trucking like nothing’s happening. These people may even have BBQs now and then, so someone might be interested in a BBQ tongs with an integrated heath shield for your hand. It’s not the most sophisticated gadget out there, but the simple things can sometimes make the most difference. For all of $20, you’ll be able to flip those steaks without turning yourself into on in the process.

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This Turkey Lifter Can Make Your Life Easier This Thanksgiving

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The time for turkey, cranberry sauce, mounds of buttery stuffing and more mashed potatoes than you can throw a potato at is just around the corner. Yes, my friends, Thanksgiving is upon us and with that, someone in your household will be given the desirable task of cooking the bird. Make their life just a little easier by buying this OXO Good Grips Poultry Lifter. It’s a curved metal stick that goes right into the poor bird’s bum and lets you lift it without too much trouble. Considering some of them can reach 25lbs, this is one accessory that will be appreciated this November 27th. It’s $10.

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VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools: Every Tool You Need in a Tube

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Space is limited. Not just in the major cities of the world, but in your backpack too. There’s only so much you can fit into your backpack: your sleeping bag, maybe a thermos, some rations. But one thing you should definitely make room for is this flashlight-slash-tube of utility tools by VSSL. It’s ingenious, really.

They’ve made better use of the otherwise vacant space in the handle of a flashlight by filling it up with tins containing potentially life-saving stuff. Three types of VSSL utility tubes are available: Supplies, First Aid, and Shelter. Each one comes with a set of components all packed neatly into tin cans. For example, the Supplies tin comes with a Canadian beeswax candle, a razor blade, six Aquatabs water purification tablets, waterproof matches, fishing gear, firestars, and a signaling mirror, among other things.Continue Reading

This Is What A Heavy-Duty Leaf Blower Looks Like

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Look, face it: summer is over. That means leaves will soon start falling and you’ll be stuck doing yard work again. Want to put a little muscle on your side? Get the TB2MB JET™ Gas Leaf Blower by Troy-Bilt. This bad boy pushes 650 cfm (cubic feet/minute), at speeds reaching 130mph. That’s powerful enough to blow even heavy wet leaves out of the way. It’s even “JumpStart™ Capable”, which means it can interface with an optional device that automates ignition, so you don’t even have to waste energy pulling on a crank. It’s $149, and appears to be worth every penny.

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Deal Of The Day: 52% Off On X-Presenter Smart

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You’re looking at a pretty cool presentation tool. The X-Presenter Smart comes with a USB dongle, and a laser pointer that inserts into a phone’s audio jack. With the related application, you’ll be able to “start and stop presentations, forward and backtrack slides, or even turn the screen black to focus attention back on the speaker.”

X-Presenter SMART is a free and complete presentation app that allows you to control onscreen presentation programs including PowerPoint and Keynote.

With amazing app features like Mouse Mode, the smartphone screen acts as a touchpad to move the mouse cursor, click on links, right-click, and scroll up and down.

It also comes with a plug-and-play USB dongle to be used with the Smart App to get your presentation rolling in just a click. The USB dongle is super compact and allows for seamless communication between your device and presentation at hand.

That’s a pretty useful tool to have, all the more so because it’s just $24 today. If there are any college students reading this… guys, this is going to be useful this semester. Just sayin’.

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Bosch Laser Measure Lets You Get Rid Of The Tape Once And For All

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When you’re in your backyard building things, you’re inevitably going to have to use your trusty measuring tape. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of using one, you’ll know what a pain in the rear end they can be. They’ll come unhooked, bend when you need them to stay straight, and snap back at you haphazardly. Sure, we sound like incompetent DIYers, but so are a great number of people who just want to build things, with limited experience. Bosch Tools has a line of laser measuring tools, the latest one of which is so small it could fit in a tight jean pocket. It’s the GLM 15, and can measure things up to 50ft. away with 1/8 inch precision. What’s more, it’s only $50, which is very little money to save you the kind of hassle a regular tape can give.

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Is That A Klax In Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

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It’s completely possible to imagine that if you’re going out in the woods for an extended period of time, you may at some point want to cut some wood down. Axes have been known to make a quick number out of this task, but carrying them with you in your backpack can be very inconvenient. Not so much if you get a Klax. It’s a detachable axe head that features a special clamp, allowing you to secure it to any piece of wood you find (and which fits the clamp). So, put it in your pocket, go camping, and whip it out when you need to get your cutting on. But… we haven’t told you the best part yet. Most of the models feature multi-tools, which could come in super handy in the wilderness. Take the Klax Lumberjack, for example. It has: a Stainless Steel Ax Blade, Hammer Head, Hex Wrench Set, 1/4” Bit Drive Socket, Bottle Opener, Lanyard Hole, Caribiner, Ruler and KLAX Clamping System!

Different models come with different sets of tools, and will set you back different amounts. The top of the line model, made of Titanium, is $550. But the other ones range between a much more reasonable $115 to $160.

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