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The Scrubba Wash Bag will let you do laundry when you are out of options

Coolest Gadgets - Wed, 2014-08-27 18:30

When you’re out in the wilderness, the only clothes you can wear are the ones on your back, and maybe a spare change that’s in your bag. If you’re trekking for more than a couple of days, those pieces of cloth are going to soak up your smell, and it may not be a good one. There’s not exactly a washing machine out in the middle of nowhere, but you don’t have a ton of options to really scrub your shirt and knickers clean.

If you would prefer not to start developing a crust, then maybe getting the Scrubba Wash Bag will help. This is a portable washing machine that can fit in your pocket. The idea came from washboards in ye olden times, and consists of hundreds of tiny raised spheres which are likely made of some form of silicone or plastic. The process is simple, and you don’t even have to get your hands wet along the way.

To use, fill the bag 20-40% with water, add clothes and detergent, roll down the top, clip it shut, release air out of the valve and scrub your way to clean clothes. You can decide whether you need a 30 second light wash, or 3 minutes of vigorous scrubbing, which will dislodge dirt and oils just as well as any washer. Of course, this can also be used if you’re trying to cut down on utilities or need only one or two things washed. It would cost you around $66, and would likely come in handy if you’re the adventuring type.

Available for purchase on red5
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'How To Make Old Kentucky Famed Drinks' a...

Not Cot - Wed, 2014-08-27 18:00
'How To Make Old Kentucky Famed Drinks' a collection of 47 cocktails from the 1930's.
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A lemonade and orangeade making workshop.

Not Cot - Wed, 2014-08-27 17:30
A lemonade and orangeade making workshop.
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Clockety is the first smartphone projection clock in the world

Coolest Gadgets - Wed, 2014-08-27 15:00

The whole idea of pico projectors never really took off, simply because there really wasn’t any real market niche for it to fill up. Apart from that, battery life proved to be an issue, and so were brightness levels which were not up to par for a boardroom sized presentation. Having said that, there are still pico projectors in the marketplace, with new models being released from time to time, although those happen to be rather rare and few in between. Heck, even a company like Samsung has come up with a smartphone that has a built-in projector before, and so did India’s Spice with their Popcorn Projector M-9000 Phone. Having said that, how about a projection clock instead? This is where the Kickstarter project known as Clockety comes in, where it touts being the first smartphone projection clock in the whole world.

This patent pending timepiece is portable, smart, easy to use and comes with a complimentary iPhone app that you are able to wield so that it can control Clockety in the same way that you want. It beats out all of the other projection clocks that are in the market, as those happen to be relatively bulky and are not too portable, not to mention requiring a constant power source, while others do not have the smarts apart from the bare basics of a built-in alarm. Clockety ensures that it has none of the mentioned.

All that you need to do is to make sure it has enough battery power left (which is said to last for up to a year before a battery change is required, now how about that for convenience?) , where the Clockety is then paired up using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Once done, fire up the Clockety app, set your alarm and it is time to hit the pillow and catch up on your beauty sleep.

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Yale delivers keyless smart locks for added security around the home

Coolest Gadgets - Wed, 2014-08-27 14:00

I am quite sure that we have read enough stories about crime around the neighborhood in the local paper each day, not to mention we probably know someone, or happen to have been a victim before, of such a burglary in the past. Having said that, a fair number of homes still rely on the old school lock and key system, and while it might have worked a couple of hundred years ago, it is not going to be all that effective in this day and age where a little bit of technical skill would allow someone to waltz into your home given enough time, to take all of your treasured possessions in the blink of an eye. Well, Yale, a trusted name in home security for years, intends to slow down and deter thieves from entering your abode with their new range of keyless smart locks that cannot be picked.

Another advantage of having such a “security” system in your home would be the ability to kiss goodbye to regular, physical keys! I know that some of us most probably have experienced having lost our keys at one point in time or another, which leads to a whole lot of inconvenience as you try to remember just where you misplaced that set of jinglers. Apart from that, you no longer have to stash away your spare key hidden away somewhere that only you, your neighbor and the mailman knows about – under the doormat, or perhaps in the pot of your favorite plant.

This new range of keyless locks will sport a sleek new look, simplified installation, and is easily integrated into a smart home wireless network. Apart from that, they have been priced to be affordable enough for homeowners to protect their homes with a Yale Real Living smart lock. One can choose from the new Yale Real Living Key Free Push Button B1L and Key Free Touchscreen T1L Deadbolts that will do away with the key and in place, uses a four-digit security code. This means you can delete the unique code when it is no longer required, which is ideal when friends or visitors drop by. Pair this up with the Yale Digital Recording Door Viewer and you’ve got quite a winning combination here.

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The first in a new series of furniture by...

Not Cot - Wed, 2014-08-27 13:21
The first in a new series of furniture by sculptor and designer Joshua Bennett. This end table features a maple burl top wrapped around a bright yellow geometric steel base.
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X Cube is going to be quite the cerebral challenge

Coolest Gadgets - Wed, 2014-08-27 13:00

Our brain is somewhat like a muscle, the more often we make use of it, the better and more adept we are, which means that we ought to be able to deal with future problems better when we use the way we solve existing ones as a “base” of sorts. For those of you who have had a long running love affair with puzzle games and toys, I am quite sure one of the more iconic puzzles you have solved before – or at least attempted to, before you rearranged the stickers accordingly, would have been the Rubik’s Cube. Over the years, there have been variants like the Scruble Cube, and here we are with what looks like a “Final Boss” type – the £24.99 X Cube.

It might sound harmless at first, but make no mistake about it – the X Cube is touted to be horrendously difficult to solve. After all, it does come with 52 moving parts, 102 stickers and 125 decillion possible permutations, and for those smug Rubik’s cube solvers, it might just bring down your pride and ego by a notch. Or a few notches, really, as you spend days and perhaps even months trying to get this piece solved. Of course, hats off to you if you managed to actually discover the right “formula” to get this puzzle solved!
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X Cube is going to be quite the cerebral challenge

Coolest Gadgets - Wed, 2014-08-27 13:00

Our brain is somewhat like a muscle, the more often we make use of it, the better and more adept we are, which means that we ought to be able to deal with future problems better when we use the way we solve existing ones as a “base” of sorts. For those of you who have had a long running love affair with puzzle games and toys, I am quite sure one of the more iconic puzzles you have solved before – or at least attempted to, before you rearranged the stickers accordingly, would have been the Rubik’s Cube. Over the years, there have been variants like the Scruble Cube, and here we are with what looks like a “Final Boss” type – the £24.99 X Cube.

It might sound harmless at first, but make no mistake about it – the X Cube is touted to be horrendously difficult to solve. After all, it does come with 52 moving parts, 102 stickers and 125 decillion possible permutations, and for those smug Rubik’s cube solvers, it might just bring down your pride and ego by a notch. Or a few notches, really, as you spend days and perhaps even months trying to get this piece solved. Of course, hats off to you if you managed to actually discover the right “formula” to get this puzzle solved!
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Méduse genre -Jellyfish Wine.

Not Cot - Wed, 2014-08-27 12:51
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Starry Light, handcrafted constellation lamp...

Not Cot - Wed, 2014-08-27 12:21
Starry Light, handcrafted constellation lamp collection. By Anagraphic at Designjunction London.
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Star Wars Light Saber BBQ Tongs ensures the undisciplined hungry are kept at bay

Coolest Gadgets - Wed, 2014-08-27 12:00

Is there no end to the amount of Star Wars related merchandise for the masses to continue purchasing from time to time? I suppose the answer is a definite “No”, especially when you come up with something that is as creative as this $34.99 Star Wars Light Saber BBQ Tongs. The name of this unique addition to any kitchen of a Star Wars fan more or less gives the game away, where the BBQ tongs have been specially modeled after Darth Vader’s lightsaber – during the time of Episode IV as it sports a side button that will offer some classic lightsaber sound effects whenever it is pressed.

I know that a hungry person is an angry person, but then again, this is no reason not to remain civilized and wait for one’s food to be cooked prim and proper, as well as take your turn just like everyone else who I suspect, is also equally hungry and cannot wait to get his or her stomach filled. This is definitely a grilling implement for a more civilized age, where you as the chef, might even get too distracted to indulge in a little bit of lightsaber role play before you actually manage to cook the entire bucket’s worth of meat for your family. Shame on you then, but the memories – ah, those will always be remembered. Thankfully, the Star Wars Light Saber BBQ Tongs will feature a heat-resistant plastic handle and its sound effects will be powered by a couple of AAA/LR03 batteries. Not quite digital, but it gets the job done.
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Interview with Martin Usborne, the creator of...

Not Cot - Wed, 2014-08-27 11:51
Interview with Martin Usborne, the creator of the powerful Silence of Dogs in Cars photo book.
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Kentucky Icons by Jeremy Booth.

Not Cot - Tue, 2014-08-26 23:15
Kentucky Icons by Jeremy Booth.
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SF's most prolific neon artist Meryl Pataky in...

Not Cot - Tue, 2014-08-26 22:45
SF's most prolific neon artist Meryl Pataky in her process of creating The Golden Hour, a cosmic themed solo show at The Shooting Gallery.
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Dan Yeffet x Gallery S.Bensimon furniture...

Not Cot - Tue, 2014-08-26 22:15
Dan Yeffet x Gallery S.Bensimon furniture collection for La Redoute.
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Kinder PANTONE features photographs of Kinder...

Not Cot - Tue, 2014-08-26 21:44
Kinder PANTONE features photographs of Kinder Bueno toys carefully arranged according to their PANTONE colors, from the vibrant green of PANTONE 377 to the sunny yellow of PANTONE 114 EC.
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The T 4 2 Headphone Splitter – everybody wins

Coolest Gadgets - Tue, 2014-08-26 19:30

If you like sharing tunes with friends, there are many different headphone splitters out there that will allow you to let a bud plug their headphones in in addition to yours. Neither of you lose an ear bud in the experience, and get to take in the full effect of the music. Of course, the only problem is figuring out who has the responsibility of buying one of these things, and having to carry it around during the time it’s not being used.

If you think your friends would be likely to lose it anyway, then why not get a splitter that has more than one use? The T 4 2 is literally a T-shape that will give two people the gift of music in the round. What sets it apart from all the other splitters out there is that it has a rubber nub that will act as a stylus. The nub is essentially a cover for the plug that will fit into a 3.5mm jack. Once it’s not in use for sharing entertainment, it can go back to working for you and only you.

Seeing that this only costs around $12, it’s not a bad buy when compared with all of the other pricey styluses out there. Of course, this is somewhat small, so if you happen to have large, meaty hands, this may not be the one for you. Otherwise, this is a great way for the friend who is always prepared for any situation to have a gizmo that others will use, while making sure they’re not just buying it to appease everyone else.

Available for purchase on red5

 
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The Schiller X1 fitness water bike caters to a very specific audience

Coolest Gadgets - Tue, 2014-08-26 18:30

Going on a bike ride is an exhilarating experience. It’s far faster than running, puts the wind in your hair, and gets you where you’re going quicker through all of the scenic routes. Bicycles are widely available in a variety of styles, and can be used in any area so long as you have the leg power to pump the pedals. Even if you’re exorbitantly wealthy, rolling along on two wheels can be quite relaxing.

Should you happen to have so much money that you don’t know what to do with your piles of cash and enjoy riding on bicycles (custom made out of diamonds of course), then you likely wish there was a way to ramp up your pedal-pushing experience. If you don’t mind knocking out several thousand in one week, then you can get the Schiller X1 fitness water bike. This is exactly what it sounds like. Made of aluminum and steel, this is steered by oscillating propellers that will take you on a stroll over the ocean.

This is a $6,495 purchase, just so that’s out in the open. There’s a water-tight container for your stuff, but that’s pretty irrelevant if you don’t have thousands of dollars sitting around. While the idea for this is awesome and looks like a lot of fun, it is targeting a very specific audience. Not many people are going to have enough money to purchase this in the first place, happen to live near the ocean, and have the physical endurance to not only pedal a distance long enough to really go sight-seeing, but also make the return trip.

Available for purchase on Schillerbikes, found via damngeeky

 
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Undercover Colors – The Manicure that Helps Keep You Safe

Coolest Gadgets - Tue, 2014-08-26 18:16

Is the world changing? Or has it always been a scary place, and I am only recognizing it now that I have a child. Perhaps its just the media, bringing to our attention every gory detail of just how badly we treat each other? In any case, I lie in bed at night and wonder how to keep my daughter safe, and to be honest, I’d like all the help I can get.

Well, here’s some help that comes in the form of a small bottle of nail polish, called Undercover colors. Designed by students attending North Carolina State University, Undercover Colors is a real nail polish that actually changes color when the presence of date rape drugs is detected in a drink. You simply stir your drink with a manicured finger, and voila! if it came in contact with a date-rape drugs like Rohypnol, Xanax, or GHB, the color change will let you know, don’t take a sip, call the cops, crisis averted.

Right now the team is focusing on technical development and market testing. they also  plan on refining the prototype before Undercover Colors goes into full scale production, so, sadly, the product has not yet been launched, but you can follow their progress, or at least participate in the cause by offering your support. Keep tabs on upcoming developments on their website at undercovercolors.com.

 
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Digital Storm VELOX gaming desktop is lovely to ogle at

Coolest Gadgets - Tue, 2014-08-26 18:15

When it boils down to the kind of gaming computer that most folks would want, functionality as well as value for mony would rank high on their wish lists, although it must be said that the computer chassis design has come a long way from the earlier decades of rectangular boxes that are functional, but far from being aesthetically pleasing. Thankfully, the folks over at Digital Storm know this, and this is the reason behind the idea of the VELOX – which is a gaming desktop that is a sight for sore eyes.

The Digital Storm VELOX happens to be an enthusiast level machine that has been specially engineered in order to shatter benchmarks as well as blow the doors off even the most demanding next generation games. Sporting an aggressively designed chassis, it is the ideal fodder when it comes to showcasing high-end components and maximizing airflow.

Thanks to the new mid-sized system that complements Digital Storm’s award-wining small form factor PC, BOLT II, and the massive AVENTUM II, the VELOX will boast of forged steel as well as exotic cooling elements that have long been the signature of the brand. With a brilliant airflow design thrown into the mix, sporting vented panels on all sides and dedicated front intakes that have been specially positioned as close to heat sensitive components as possible, you can be sure that this is one cool cat that gets the job done as you enjoy high framerates and close to lag-free gaming.

The new Hardline H2O cooling solution would also function alongside VELOX’s smart airflow design, ensuring that the VELOX remains ice cold when it runs regardless of how many frame rates it is pushing out at the moment. Of course, such quality does not come cheap at all, with Digital Storm asking for $2,108 for the VELOX, and the final price point will only go north from there, depending on the kind of hardware options that you decide upon.

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