The iPhone does come with a pretty good camera right out of the box, but what happens when you want to bring things up to the next level? There is, of course, the option of actually using a dedicated digital camera if you want to obtain better looking images. Still, if you have plenty of faith in your iPhone’s camera and would like to push it to the limits, then the £59.99 Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens System would make plenty of sense. This particular lens system for the iPhone would make you fall in love with photography all over again, as it sports fisheye, wide-angle and a couple of macro lenses for you to play around with.
Arriving in red and grey shades, the £59.99 Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens System will clip onto your iPhone in a matter of seconds, ensuring that there is very little chance of you missing that money shot. Want to switch between lenses? Not a problem at all, as there is no unscrewing to be done, just flip it over to the right lens and you are good to go. Made out of high-quality precision ground glass multi-element optics as well as hard-wearing aircraft grade aluminium, it will definitely do its bit to unlock the full photographic potential of your iPhone.
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Watch as “artist” Wyatt Burns burns down and smokes a hundred cigarettes at once. To be fair, he doesn’t stay in his contraption for long enough to actually smoke all of the cigarettes and I suspect that he held his breath during his “performance” – but who cares? It’s “art” for art’s sake.
If you detect a hint of sarcasm from all of the quotation mark overuse, it is because I am of the mind that the performance of stupid stunts should not be elevated to the status of art. Burns near-asphyxiation is amusing and might have roused a chuckle from yours truly, but I fail to see any artistic merit whatsoever. Moreover, I would go as far as saying that anyone who does is more than likely pretentious, misguided or both.
Popcorn tastes awesome, but did you know why it pops? Heat and pressure cause the starchy center of the popcorn kernel to liquify, which causes the kernel to explode – and then, absent the pressure of the surrounding kernel, solidify into a delicious snack that has been eaten for thousands of years.
Find out everything that you would ever wish to know about popcorn from this short, informative video from NPR.
If you have ever suffered a barbecue failure due to an empty propane tank then the Refuel smart propane tank monitor is one way to go about shielding yourself from the possibility of future humiliation.
The tank uses a waterproof scale to track your propane levels, which are automagically transmitted to a phone-based app. It also includes a wired indicator that attaches magnetically to your grill in case you don’t want to check your phone to find out your gas level. All things considered it is probably overkill but would make a worthy gift for the man (or woman) who has everything. Alternatively, you could just fill up your gas bottle before important barbecues or… figure out how much your tank weighs when it is empty and keeep a luggage scale with your grill.
At any rate, it is a clever idea and $18 is a small price to pay for wireless propane supply monitoring.
If you feel that your tactical firearm doesn’t quite have what it takes to strike terror into the hearts of would-be enemies, perhaps it is because it cannot double as an axe. The 1065 carbon steel (RC 52) axe head is modeled on a Viking bearded axe and can be mounted on any picatinny rail.
It would make the perfect gift for anyone obsessed with preparing for Ragnarök, a zombie apocalypse or a similar end-times-related scenario.
Why are we so interested in looking at our faces? Does it make it think about what we used to look like, and compare it to the current version of ourselves? It could be personal growth, but oftentimes it’s a good way to validate yourself by posting tons of face photos online for social media sites to your followers to give you a confidence boost. Nothing wrong with that, but some people do get to be a bit excessive about it.
If you take the selfie game pretty seriously, then you’re likely in the market for a shutter remote control so you don’t have blurry photos. The HISY is one such item that will work with your iDevice without the use of an app. All it needs to do to connect is be paired via Bluetooth. This can go for almost two years (based on doing 100 shots a day!) without needing a battery replacement, so you won’t need to worry about having to charge one more device.
This would be perfect for creative selfies or group shots as it has a range of 30-90 feet. It will cost you around $25, which isn’t too bad for such an item. There is even a headphone jack attachment so you can keep it handy at all times rather than stuffing it in your bag and missing a perfect photo opportunity. If you also like to record videos, this will be able to start and stop the recording process.
It seems crazy how much difference a few degrees of temperature change can make. Things can melt, freeze, or start to go bad in no time flat. If you have an ointment, medicine, or specific type of food that you want to keep cold, but don’t want to put it in an office fridge in fear that it may be thrown out, there are other options.
Should your item that needs to be kept cool or toasty be really, really small, then the Thanko USB Warm Cold Storage Unit can assist you. This measures 2.9×3.1×3.1”, and has a little plate inside that can either bring the temperature of whatever you place on it down or up. This plugs into your computer via USB 2.0, and has an in-line switch that will allow you to choose hot or cold. If you want to change to either extreme, you will need to wait about 10 minutes before it will be effective.
The range is in between 10-122 degrees Fahrenheit. While this may be useful in some very particular instances, it would be hard to justify with its $40 price tag for much else. You may as well rearrange your office space and try to work in a mini fridge, or at least look for a larger version of this tiny thing, such as the ones big enough to hold a can or more. This also doesn’t appear to be air-tight, so be prepared for it to radiate a little bit of heat or cool air your way.
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