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USB Kill Stick Will Fry Any Computer In Seconds

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We’re not sure why anyone would want to use this, other than for potentially illegal reasons; it’s being marketed as a “test of your system’s power surge protectors”, but let’s be real here… Still, it’s interesting to know it exists nonetheless. It’s called The USB Killer and its only purpose is to try and overwhelm any electric USB-connected system with repeated power surges.

The USB Kill collects power from the USB power lines (5V, 1 – 3A) until it reaches ~ -240V, upon which it discharges the stored voltage into the USB data lines.
This charge / discharge cycle is very rapid and happens multiple times per second.
The process of rapid discharging will continue while the device is plugged in, or the device can no longer discharge – that is, the circuit in the host machine is broken.

In testing, about 95% of devices succumbed to the USB Killer. It’s a powerful and destructive little dongle, and we don’t condone buying or using it. If you want one anyway, it’s 49,95 €, or roughly $56. Currently backordered, since the Intertubes seems to have made this go viral.

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Pit Stains Be Gone: A Little Clip-on Fan For Your Armpits

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Are you the sweaty type? Does it give you anxiety knowing you’ll inevitably end up with a giant sweat stain in your armpits at some point during the day? Don’t laugh, the struggle is real for millions of people. Mind you, this proposed cure might actually be a little more embarrassing than the problem it seeks to remedy. The ‘Under the Armpit Cooling Device’ (Waki no Shita Kura in Japanese) is a small battery-powered fan that clips to your clothing and blasts a stream of air that should help keep the sweat away. It’ll keep working between 5 and 9 hours, depending on which of the three speeds you select. Charging is accomplished via USB, or through an optional portable battery pack. It’s about $40 for the pair and is a real product you can actually buy now. Whether you should, well, that’s a different story altogether.

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Never Run Out Of Battery While Using This Stroller

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You have to take your child somewhere, so you place him in his expensive stroller and start walking, and that’s when the anxiety creeps in. What if, heaven forbid, you were to run out of battery on your smartphone while doing this? What if it becomes impossible for you to post photos of yourself walking your child? Are you still a good parent? If you don’t post it, did it even happen? The struggle is real, folks. But with the 4moms® Moxi™ Stroller, you’ll be able to charge your phone as you’re walking because generators in the back wheels provide electricity to an integrated USB port! There’s a ton of other features too:

– Headlights and taillights
– Cellphone charger
– Tracker of temperature, time, distance traveled, speed and battery level via a LCD screen (you’ll be amazed how all those walks add up!)
– Dashboard bag – for those smaller items like keys, cell phone, wallets, etc.
– Large, removable storage bag – plenty of room for all your kid supplies
– Canopy with pop out shade – no one wants sun in their eyes
– Height adjustable handle bar – parents of all heights can enjoy a leisurely walk
– Front wheel swivel locks for rough terrain
– Flip-flop friendly brake

It’s a feature-laden stroller that will be available in October of this year for the princely sum of $699.

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Deal Of The Day: 40% Off On a Flameless USB Travel Lighter

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The day may come when you want to travel, and you’ll be faced with TSA regulations forbidding you from bringing your lighters on board. If you don’t want to be stuck having to purchase a lighter at your destination, why not pack the Flameless USB Travel Lighter? It’s TSA-approved, is windproof, and generally super cool.

It turns out there’s a way to actually make fire work better. This gas-less, flameless lighter can ignite anything you need without that whole pesky elemental process. It juices up with a super convenient slide-out USB charger to give you up to 50 uses at a time. Because it’s flight-approved, you can travel anywhere around the earth, no matter how windy it gets, because it’s both windproof and eco friendly. Now that’s a gas.

– Flameless light without gas
– USB charger
– TSA-approved
– 15-second auto-safety shut off
– Charging indicator lets you know when it’s ready
– Windproof so it won’t blow out on you
– Sleek brushed metal casing
– Up to 50 uses per charge

Normally $20, it’s all of $11.99 today, with free shipping.

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Deal Of The Day: 78% Off On 3-in-1 Mighty Stylus, Pen & 8GB USB Drive

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It’s a pen. It’s a stylus! No, it’s a USB drive… Well, yeah, you figured it’s all of the above, and it’s pretty darn cheap too.

The 3-in-1 Mighty Pen is a one-stop shop for the communication needs of today’s world. With just one gadget that easily slips into your pocket, you can share files and photos with the USB, jot down notes, and double-click and scroll with the stylus. Plus with 8GB of space—that’s 2 million pages of data—you can keep all your on-the-go files in one place.

– Acts as a stylus, pen & USB storage
– Stores up to 2 million pages of data w/ 8GB of space
– Hides the USB w/ its covert design
– Fits anywhere w/ sleek, compact design
– Compatible w/ Macs & PCs

Normally $60, it’s $12.99 with today’s deal, as always shipped for free.

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Deal of the Day: 78% Off On 3-in-1 Mighty Stylus, Pen & 8GB USB Drive

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The 3-in-1 Mighty Stylus, Pen & 8GB USB Drive should be the modern man’s companion. It does three tasks in one device, and does so at a ridiculously low price.

The 3-in-1 Mighty Pen is a one-stop shop for the communication needs of today’s world. With just one gadget that easily slips into your pocket, you can share files and photos with the USB, jot down notes, and double-click and scroll with the stylus. Plus with 8GB of space—that’s 2 million pages of data—you can keep all your on-the-go files in one place.

– Acts as a stylus, pen & USB storage
– Stores up to 2 million pages of data w/ 8GB of space
– Hides the USB w/ its covert design
– Fits anywhere w/ sleek, compact design
– Compatible w/ Macs & PCs

Normally $60, it’s an astonishingly low $12.99 after today’s deal. Think about that: for less than the price of a USB drive, you get an additional pen and stylus. Shipped, of course, for free.

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Deal Of The Day: 30% Off On MicFlip Fully-Reversible Micro USB Cable

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Reversible USB cables are great. It’s the little annoyances that this type of “innovation” gets us rid of that make us smile. The MicFlip Fully-Reversible Micro USB Cable will make juicing up your non-Lightning Plug device just a little bit easier.

No more fumbling to plug in your micro USB devices. The MicFlip is the world’s first reversible micro USB cable, and it has an incredibly durable nylon braided cord that’ll stand the test of time. Its cord is also tangle-free, so there won’t be a huge crisscrossed mess in your bag or pocket when you pull it out to charge up.

– Gold-coated, corrosion-resistant plugs
– Strong braided nylon cable
– Aluminum housing
– 6-foot long cord
– Rubber protector on connector
– Versatile reversible micro USB design

Now, why they wouldn’t make the USB part reversible as well is beyond me, but it’s ok, since that part normally stays plugged in while the Micro-USB is the one that keeps going in and out of your mobile device. Normally $20, the cable is now $13.99.

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Deal Of The Day: 24% Off On iSafe Drive Lite (32GB)

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Storage space on your iOS devices is unfortunately limited, so any device that lets you expand on that is always something we enjoy looking at. The iSafe Drive Lite (32GB) does more than expand your storage, however:

iSafe Drive Lite is the first MFI-certified, ultra-high-speed drive to safely store 32GB of data and employ the same encryption used by the US federal government. It’s the fastest and easiest way to transfer between your computer (Mac or PC) and your iOS devices. Since it’s a two-way transfer device, you can swap out music and contacts between your phone and desktop. Better yet, you can stream movies and songs directly from the drive without eating up data. Making this gadget a road trip dream come true.

– Quickly transfer videos, music & more between your iOS devices and computers
– Back up your important files
– Keep your data private w/ AES 256 bit encryption
– Stream movies & music without using the internal storage of your laptop or iPhone
– Transfer data between your iOS device & computer at a rate of 8MB per second
– Forgo storing you data in the cloud
– Slip it in your pocket thanks to it’s small size
– Enjoy its environmentally-friendly recyclable aluminum shell

It’s a truly useful device that would normally fully justify its regular $91 asking price. But after this deal, you only have to pay $69.

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NeoNode AirBar Turns Any Laptop Into A Touchscreen Laptop

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I get a little fidgety when anyone gets their fingers close to my laptop’s screen. But that’s maybe because I’m lazy or old school; I just don’t like the idea of having to wipe my screen down. The reality however is that more and more laptops do come with a touch sensitive screen, and newer operating systems like Windows 10 are built to take advantage of this. If your laptop isn’t enabled, you don’t have to get a new one. NeoNode’s AirBar is a thin stick that sits beneath your screen and attaches magnetically. It projects an invisible light on your screen, which allows it to track your tactile inputs. It simply plugs into a USB port and doesn’t require any installation. However it’ll work better with Windows and ChromeOS, with limited functionality on OS X. And it only works on 15.6 inch screens. Still, at $49, it’s an inexpensive way to add some functionality to your potentially aging laptop. It’s available next month.

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