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The Akari Speaker Aroma Diffuser is the perfect trinity of relaxation

2 hours 42 min ago

Many things can affect our mood, but when you want to calm down, smell, sound, and what you see can play major roles in that situation. When we’re trying to have a relaxing evening, we normally try to put on calming music, dim the lights, and light scented candles. It doesn’t always work, but why not give it a shot, right?

If you prefer to save your candles for the winter when you need heat, or often use your phone as a speaker, then you may like the Akari Speaker Aroma Diffuser. Simply drop some essential oils into the diffuser, and a fragrant mist will let loose. You can hook up your own music player, or listen to one of the five soundtracks that are built-in. The light can be adjusted to yellow, green, orange, pink, purple, or blue. All of this can be controlled via remote, which makes it a very stress-free setup.

You can set the diffuser on hour or two-hour increments, so you don’t have to worry about it trying to run for hours. It can hold 2.2 fluid ounces, and will need to plug into the wall. The casing can come in either a natural or brown wood. While relaxation is extremely important to living a happy and healthy life, this may be a bit over-priced at $151. It will certainly give you the atmosphere to relax, but chances are that you already have all the necessary tools to put yourself into a calming environment.

Available for purchase on JapanTrendShop

 
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The SolderDoodle Pro heats in seconds and charges via USB

3 hours 42 min ago

If you find yourself needing to solder something, there’s generally a bit of setup involved. You need a safe space to work in that is free of clutter, a wet sponge to clean off the iron, and and an iron that heats and cools appropriately. If you’re often on the move, but need to work wherever you are it can be complicated to set up a station wherever.

Should you want a portable soldering iron, you’re going to need something that can last for more than 10 miuntes, but can still keep a high temperature. The SolderDoodle is a portable, cordless, USB rechargeable soldering iron that was based off of an Open Source project. It can last for over an hour above 700 degrees Fahreheit, and only needs around 3 hours to charge. The tips are replaceable, but you thankfully don’t need to worry about getting any custom versions.

The body is made out of a high-temperature plastic, as it would have to be since the tip can heat to it’s highest temperature within 30 seconds. You can use this with both lead and lead-free solder, and it will cost you around $40-50. While this is currently a crowdfunding campaign, it looks to have some merit. Unfortunately, the number of these projects seems to be on the rise, and some aren’t fulfilling their promises, so do be wary of which projects you back. Seeing that this idea came from an Instructable (this version is solar-powered), it may be better to go out and make this on your own rather than dealing with the wait time or possible complications.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter

 
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Solar Velomobile helps you get around the green way

7 hours 27 min ago

When it comes to commuting, some of us do prefer to drive instead of taking the public transport, never mind that driving adds to the overall level of stress as you get stuck in a massive traffic jam each day, not to mention increasing your carbon footprint along the way. Electric cars are not exactly the cheapest option either, which means there should be other alternatives out there that lets you move around in short distances without breaking the bank.

The $9,900 Solar Velomobile might be just the right ticket. This particular velomobile would come with a solar-powered motor, where it allows you to move about without having to drop by the local gas station thanks to the sun’s rays, and should its power reserves run out, you can always choose to fall back on Flintstones’ style – that is, pedal power.

There will be a solar panel that is built right into the roof in order to power the 600-watt electric motor for up to 45 miles on a single charge, and that range will be slightly more than doubled to 100 miles when combined with pedaling. It has a maximum speed of 20mph via motor alone, or 30mph in pedal-assist mode. Legally, it has been classified as a bicycle, so you need no driving license to bring this bad boy around.
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Rubik’s Cube Fridge shows your visitors how brainy you are

8 hours 27 min ago

If there is one particular puzzle that has continued to enthrall little ones over the years, it would definitely be the Rubik’s Cube, where there are moments when you would feel so frustrated at solving the last line of mixed up colors, that you are tempted to remove some of the stickers and rearrange them. While we have seen some interesting Rubik’s Cube accessories in the past like this Rubik’s Cube Light, none of them help you to keep things cool, unlike the $149.99 Rubik’s Cube Fridge.

With the Rubik’s Cube Fridge, this particularly cute little home accessory will ensure that your food remains nice and cool when required, but unfortunately if you get the itch to “solve” it, the colored parts cannot be moved. It will only be able to open up in a single direction – and that is, to have the door swing outwards so that you can place stuff inside or to remove stuff. Alternatively, the Rubik’s Cube Fridge will also be able to help yo keep things inside warm, so you can choose from either one of two settings, depending on the existing situation. Expect it to work with a 110V AC power cord at home, or via a 12V DC power cord while travelling.

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Microsoft reveals the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Halo Limited Edition: The Master Chief

9 hours 27 min ago

When we talk about Microsoft, it is more often than not that we think about them as a software house, although the company has clearly indulged in the world of peripherals before. In fact, Microsoft has come up with their fair share of keyboards and mice in the past, although it does not look as though this is one business that will rake in the big bucks for them since it will never be their bread and butter. I still remember the ergonomic Microsoft keyboard that came out many years ago which was a joy to type, but not so when it came to my Quake bindings while involved in a deathmatch. Microsoft’s latest addition to the computer peripherals front? The new limited edition Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 which features Master Chief from Halo.

As you can tell by the model number alone, the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 will be ahead of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850 that we looked at earlier this year in March. This particular model would be one that will target those who are fans of the Halo game series which first came into mainstream consciousness with the release of the Xbox console many years ago.

The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Halo Limited Edition: The Master Chief is certainly a mouthful to pronounce, where you might just prefer to place this behind a glass cabinet. After all, the outside of the mouse would gloriously feature a highly detailed Master Chief in his classic two-tone green MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor and iconic gold hued visor. Sporting an ambidextrous design, it does not matter whether you are a southpaw or not – you will still be able to give it a go on your left hand, and let your right handed sibling work with it afterwards.

There is also a snap-in nano transceiver that runs on 2.4 GHz wireless technology, alongside a two-color battery light indicator which will let you know whether the time is nigh to replace the battery. The presence of BlueTrack Technology will also allow you to make use of this mouse on virtually any surface including granite, marble, carpet, and wood, although I would recommend working on a proper working desk. Expect the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Halo Limited Edition: The Master Chief to be available for pre-order from GameStop, where it ought to ship later this October at $29.95 apiece.

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Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury is touted to be the world’s fastest gaming mouse

10 hours 27 min ago

When it comes to gaming peripherals, one particular company does tend to stand out from the rest of the ordinary crowd, and that would be Swiss-based Logitech. They have introduced a fair number of gaming mice and keyboards in the past, and it does not look as though their efforts are about to stop anytime soon. No sir, in fact they will forge onward with what they deem to be the world’s fastest gaming mouse, which means it would have outdone the Logitech G502 Proteus Core Tunable gaming mouse that was announced earlier this year in April. Ladies and gentlemen, kindly welcome the new Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury gaming mouse!

This ultra fast FPS gaming mouse will boast of Logitech’s exclusive Fusion Engine sensor technology which is capable of tracking more than 500 inches per second (IPS) reliably, while Logitech’s exclusive Delta Zero sensor technology is touted to deliver unrivaled accuracy throughout your gaming exploits and adventures. It is hardware like this that makes it harder and harder to blame the peripherals we use for a particular loss in a match, which leaves the last scapegoat – bad luck, standing. How bitter is the truth that one does not have what it takes to make the cut right at the very echelon.

The Fusion Engine in the Hyperion Fury will combine state-of-the-art optical sensor technology with an accelerometer and gyroscope, hence allowing it to provide unmatched tracking speed. There will be a 32-bit on-board ARM processor that will power the Fusion Engine in Hyperion Fury, enabling reliable and accurate tracking speeds which exceed 500 inches per second. Not only that, the clever use of lightweight materials and low-friction feet would pave the way for high-speed moves, all the while offering the most comfortable feeling. DPI shifting also enables the Hyperion Fury to go from 4000 DPI to 240 DPI in the blink of an eye. Expect the Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury FPS Gaming Mouse to arrive later this month for a relatively affordable $59.99 a pop.

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The Companion Owls Headphone Splitter makes listening to music together a hoot

Thu, 2014-07-31 19:51

Just about everyone you know has some form of a music player anymore. While you could both pull up the same song and listen to it separately, we often want to watch someone’s expressions by listening to something with them completely in sync. It’s the little nuances that help us characterize what makes our friends laugh, cry, and make us wonder why we don’t think the same things are funny. While you could offer one of the two earbuds you have to them, chances are you’re going to have to deal with the waxy substance that will usually come back on it.

If you’d prefer to avoid this embarrassing earwax-covered ordeal for either you or your friend, then you might enjoy the Companion Owls Headphones Splitter. It plugs into your headphones jack, and looks like a cute pair of owls perching on your phone. Atop their heads are two jacks, in which you can plug in your own pair of ear buds. That way you only have to worry about your own ear wax!

Should sharing music and only having the ability to use one set of headphones be an annoyance you face daily, then you’ll be happy to know it can be fixed for $9.99. This will make sure you don’t yank ear buds out of your friend’s ear by accident, or vice versa. Of course, there are certainly going to be far cheaper options out there, but really it’s all about the cute owls. Just look at how happy and cozy they are!

Available for purchase on ThinkGeek

 
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The MiC from Apogee will let you record anywhere you feel inspired

Thu, 2014-07-31 19:22

If you’re a musician or voice actor, then you know exactly how important it is to have a home setup with a quality microphone. You can’t really rely on listening to yourself talking or singing, as your voice always sounds different than it does to everyone else thanks to all of the reverberation in your skull. Practice aside, you also need a good mic so you can send professional-grade materials in for auditions.

If you’re on the move quite often, you can’t exactly bring your home setup with you. Of course, without all of the extra sound dampeners and being in a comfortable space, it’s already going to be a lot more difficult to do. The MiC from Apogee has been held in high regard, and can take on all sorts of situations. This is a studio quality cardioid condenser microphone that uses a PureDIGITAL connection so you’re getting top-notch sound quality.

There’s no configuration necessary, just plug in and record. This can be used with your iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Of course, quality isn’t going to come cheap, so you’re going to want to make sure you’re really going to get your worth out of this $199 device. That being said, this would be a godsend for voice-over artists or musicians who frequently have surprise deadlines. While you can’t gripe at your schedule, you can do everything possible to be prepared for whatever life may throw at you.

Available for purchase on Apogee

 
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Coin – ALL your Credit Cards in One

Thu, 2014-07-31 19:00

I have to admit I’m not the most organized gal on the planet. My wallets a mess, I have a gazillion credit cards, none of which are where they should be at any given time. I use one to pay for something, and stick it in my jacket pocket. I use another one, and it goes into my dressy handbag, only to be found 3 months after it expired. I need the cards, but I sure wish they were a little easier to keep track of.

So I’m super excited to introduce you to Coin, an amazing little gadget that is the answer to my prayers. Coin is a high tech credit card solution that allows you to load ALL your actual credit cards onto one credit card-like device. You accomplish this via your smartphone. A card reader comes with your nifty little Coin, and you just plug it in and swipe away, even taking pictures of the cards for display. Name your cards, and then you’re ready to charge away.

Say you’re at a business luncheon and want to pay with your company card, simply select it from the list, and voila! lunch is on the boss. A birthday present for mom? You might decide to select the card that gives the best reward points. Coin looks like a credit card, it swipes like a credit card, but it gives you all the cards you will ever need in one convenient location. You wouldn’t want to lose a card like that, now would you? No worries. Unlike your ordinary credit cards, your smartphone will alert you if your Coin gets left behind.

All your credit cards in one place, built in loss protection, and, having the coolest high tech credit card on the planet? Sign me up! If you’d like to learn more, or get in on pre-ordering the 55 dollar Coin, visit onlycoin.com and break out your boring old credit card one last time. Hopefully it will ship this summer.
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Law Enforcement Flashlight ensures nothing remains hidden from its view

Thu, 2014-07-31 15:00

Dads do shoulder an extremely heavy responsibility in the family – not only are they traditionally the primary bread winner of the family, dads too, will have to be the DIY handyman around the house, making sure that whatever needs to be fixed will get fixed, not to mention looking out for monsters underneath the bed and soothing their child’s cry whenever one falls down and scrapes a knee. In their general quest for being the all-rounder of the family, dads too, are sometimes thrown into situations where they need to look for something in the middle of the night. This is where a decent flashlight will come in handy, so why not go the whole nine yards with the $249.95 Law Enforcement Flashlight?

The name itself does lend a story that this is one particular flashlight that is preferred by law enforcement personnel as well as search and rescue operators, thanks to its superb performance ability that enables it to cast a cone of light up to 2,240 feet. It will make use of a powerful LED bulb, where at its highest output of 1,132 lumens, the flashlight’s beam will have the ability to illuminate subjects with a 3’-diameter spotlight at its farthest range. This is ideal to take note of a landmark, and you can also choose a low output setting of 95 lumens to cast a broad, 30’-diameter beam up to 600’ for illuminating wider areas. A quartet of D batteries will offer relevant juice for up to 4.5 hours of operation at its highest output setting, and it comes accompanied by a rugged EVA carrying case and shoulder strap. This is definitely far better than other puny flashlights on the market, but it might find a worthy rival in the Apollo A1.
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DIY Nixie Tube Clock Kit offers retro time telling capability

Thu, 2014-07-31 14:00

When it comes to telling the time, there are many different ways of doing so. In fact, most of us these days tend to rely on our smartphones and tablets to tell the time, with the humble wristwatch functioning more as a fashion accessory than anything else. Well, for those of you who would like to spruce up your home or office desk with a clock that is bound to elicit conversation whenever someone drops by your abode, then you would not be able to go wrong with the $199.99 DIY Nixie Tube Clock Kit.

The DIY Nixie Tube Clock Kit will let you enjoy fun with the “LEDs” of yesteryear, where this limited-edition DIY kit will target makers. Of course, one will require a decent amount of soldering experience in the first place before you get started on this bad boy, so you will have to have steady hands and an interest too. The ability to read schematics would definitely come in handy as well, and with the DIY Nixie Tube Clock Kit, you can opt to view time in 12h/24h display mode, while an integrated motion sensor lets you change settings accordingly. Heck, it even comes with the ability to set daylight-savings, now how about that? An alarm function also makes it all the more functional instead of being just aesthetically pleasing, and it also packs the ability to transmit IR data packets to another clock. Surely this is not too different from the DIY Nixie Tube Desk Clock.
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Drobo Mini now offers SSD support

Thu, 2014-07-31 13:00

Connected Data, the company behind the award-winning Drobo range of smart storage solutions, has just come up with its latest device that might just resonate with the masses. After all, many of us do deal with a growing amount of data with each passing month, considering all of the photos and videos that we tend to record while on the move. Their latest device? The Drobo Mini with Solid State Disk (SSD) drives that are capable of delivering up to 80% more performance in comparison to a Drobo Mini which has been configured with traditional spinning hard drives, as well as other Drobo portable storage devices that we have seen in the past.

The Drobo Mini would lay claim to being the first portable, rugged and expandable SSD solution that is touted to be perfect for the likes of filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals, and basically anyone else who feel the need to protect the precious data that they have just captured while on location. Not only that, peace of mind is always worth every single penny, especially for those who would like to transport precious footage and photos back to the studio for post-production work.

The Drobo Mini will hook up using Thunderbolt or USB 3.0, and it will feature a quartet of 2.5” SSD drive bays alongside an mSATA accelerator option, all arriving in a package which is not only rugged, but compact and portable to boot. In fact, the entire configuration would tip the scales at under three pounds, and similar to the rest of the Drobo products out there, the Drobo Mini will protect data without the need for user intervention. It does not matter even in the event of multiple SSD drive failures, as Drobo Mini is capable of automatically repairing itself while returning to a protected state, delivering full access to data without compromising on performance.

The Drobo Mini with SSD will arrive in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB bundles, with prices starting from $1,199.

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Satechi Spectrum Mouse delivers functionality without breaking the bank

Thu, 2014-07-31 12:00

Not all mice are created equal, and by this, I do mean the computer accessory instead of our rodent friends that have brought about plagues in the past, and continue to remain a very real pest in the lives of millions of people around the world, be it in a city or out there in the villages. Those who love to game would definitely have one particular brand of gaming mouse that they would more often than not stick to and follow throughout their gaming career, while those who are at the office most of the time will use whatever is available. Some folks even bring their own mouse to the office simply because they are used to it, and if you would like to add a dash of flair to your office mousing experience, then you might want to check out the Satechi Spectrum Mouse.

The Satechi Spectrum Mouse comes across as a compact, lightweight wired optical mouse that is capable of switching between seven LED lights so that it can brighten up any work space. This shiny, chrome mouse will boast of an ultra-smooth exterior and ergonomic design that paves the way for a comfortable navigating experience. Of course, this is nowhere near the uniqueness of the Penclic mouse, but it does serve its purpose in style.

Whenever you turn on the plug and play Spectrum Mouse, it will cycle between seven bright LED lights – blue, yellow, violet, turquoise, white, red and green. Of course, if you are not so visually adventurous, there is always the option to just select a single color by switching to the “Lock” position when you chance upon the desired color.

It will play nice with Mac and Windows platforms, and has a highly responsive rate of 1000 dpi. Expect it to be easy on your pockets too with a price tag of $24.99.

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The Rechargeable Sensor Pump won’t let germs spread

Wed, 2014-07-30 19:30

The best thing about going into an automatic bathroom is that you don’t have to touch anything. No touching handles to flush the toilet, turn on the sink, press down the soap dispenser, or crank out paper towels. While a few germs aren’t going to kill you, having a facility you don’t have to touch seems rather necessary in high-traffic areas. While your kitchen may not be a high-traffic area, that is where a lot of raw foods are prepared, and you don’t really want chicken juice traveling into the living room or elsewhere.

While you likely already have some form of soap sitting next to your sink in the kitchen, chances are it’s a hand-pump. If you touch the top of the pump and wash your hands, there’s still going to be whatever was on your hands on the top of the pump. If you want to move to a motion-sensor method, then the Rechargeable Sensor Pump would be a good option. You can control how much comes out of the pump, and it is rechargeable as the name suggests. The sensor is said to be precise so you don’t have to worry about it dropping soap on your counter if you’re too close.

It can dispense in 0.2 seconds, and is extremely easy to refill. This takes gel soap, so if you love foam soap you’ll have to look elsewhere. This charges via USB, and you’ll have your option between an 8 fluid ounce white, or an 8 or 11 fluid ounce brushed nickel container. They cost anywhere from $60-70 depending on the size you’re wanting. This will make keeping your hands clean in the kitchen or bathroom simple, without the fear that some germs may still be lingering.

Available for purchase on simplehuman

 
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Light Up Air Powered Soccer Disk delivers air hockey goodness at a bargain

Wed, 2014-07-30 19:30

Whenever you drop by the local arcades, there should be an air hockey table lying around somewhere, although there is a possibility of it getting all covered in dust since no one plays with it any more these days. Sure, there are some home-based solutions in the market like the Scoreboard Lights Air Hockey Table that costs quite a decent amount of money, but how about taking a different look at air hockey with the $19.99 Light Up Air Powered Soccer Disk?

The Light Up Air Powered Soccer Disk, as its name suggests, happens to be a gliding disk that is capable of transforming your smooth surfaces into what you can call your very own life-size air hockey table. The disk itself has an outer rim which functions as a protective bumper so that your walls and precious furniture would not get too damaged as it bounces around to keep going. It works great during the day, and even more spectacular at night, although it might be wise to have rechargeable AA batteries around to save costs in the long run.
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JumpSnap – Exercise that Won’t Trip you Up

Wed, 2014-07-30 19:00

Everyone knows how much I hate exercise, But I know the time has come to get moving. Experts agree that the key to making a switch to a healthy lifestyle is finding an activity you enjoy, and doing it regularly. I’m not one for schlepping it off to the gym, or Jazzercise. I don’t run, unless someone is chasing me with a meat cleaver and I’m way too uncoordinated for many sports. I know I’m not alone in looking for an activity I can do anywhere, anytime, to get my heart rate up, so let me introduce you to something new.

Check out JumpSnap, a rope-less jumprope that gives you all the fun of jumping rope that you remember as a kid, without the pesky rope getting in the way and making you look like a doorknob. The patented JumpSnap has a nifty on board computer that let’s you track all the calories you are burning, and just how many jumps you’ve mustered up. The JumpSnap comes with two hand units, (one of which provides you with the informational display) specially sized weights that are to be inserted into each hand unit, and a DVD that includes usage information, and 4 different workouts from beginner on up.

So if you’re a couch potato looking to enter the world of physical fitness, or a seasoned athlete that wants wants to change things up a bit, or maybe just someone that needs to find the perfect “small space” cardiovascular activity, the JumpSnap might be just what you need. Get started with a JumpSnap exercise kit from amazon.com for under 35 bucks. Me? I’m waiting for the weight lifting kit… without the weights.

 
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Doctor Who K-9 Talking Plush adds life to its cuteness

Wed, 2014-07-30 18:30

There are fans of a particular series, and then there are fans. The more serious ones would most probably study the history and biography of every single event and character in the series, while the more casual fans would know very little of what constitutes canon and what does not, other than having a gist of the idea. If you are a serious Doctor Who fan who cannot have enough collectibles from the series, perhaps it is high time you checked out the $29.99 Doctor Who K-9 Talking Plush.

This is a unique purchase for sure, where it goes to show that man’s best plush robot friend is able to brighten up your mood as well. In fact, you do not only have the privilege of squeezing it whenever you feel lonely at night and would like to get to sleep, the Doctor Who K-9 Talking Plush will also boast of the ability to speak out the following words, “Maximum defense mode!,” “Affirmative,” and “Master?”. This is one loyal companion who is always ready to serve, and best of all is, there is no poop to pick up after it. Do bear in mind that the Doctor Who K-9 Talking Plush happens to be an officially licensed Doctor Who merchandise, and will speak each time its chest plate is pressed, as long as the trio of LR44 button cell batteries within still have juice. Surely this is more cuddly than the plastic Doctor Who K-9!
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The Totem Pen is the best way to keep yourself distracted during a meeting

Wed, 2014-07-30 18:30

Sitting through a meeting can be a very draining experience. Some people just like to use big words and hear themselves talk for an inordinate amount of time. While we are expected to sit quietly and take in hours of information, there’s a good chance your mind is going to wander off on its own if you don’t have something to keep you occupied.

While you can’t exactly pull out your phone and start playing a game, you can find different ways to have fun without disrupting anyone. The Totem Pen is a 6061 aluminum alloy pen that screws into a spinning top base. This is the perfect way to take notes, and make sure that you can still focus without drifting off. They brought up modern mythology, saying that if the top continues to spin, you’re dreaming. If it stops, you’re not. I’m assuming they think you’re going to start snoozing during a conference call (not that any of us has ever done that).

If you want to make a game of your meeting, unscrew the pen, spin the top, write notes as fast as you can, and should you be spinning the top in the opposite direction of the threading, the pen will screw itself back in. You can get this pen in anodized silver for $50, or black matte for $52. This was made to be refilled by Pilot G2 cartridges, so you don’t need to worry about custom ordering anything specific from this company.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter

 
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Sceptre introduces new HDTV with integrated DVD player

Wed, 2014-07-30 17:30

When it comes to HDTVs these days, the market is more or less saturated to an extent where there are just so many different models from various manufacturers to choose from, that the end user or consumer would be spoilt for choice. If you are on a budget, chances are just about any entry level or mid-range HDTV ought to be able to fit the bill perfectly, although from time to time, there might be a gem out there which allows you to indulge in a little bit more. Take Sceptre for instance – the company bolsters its latest range of HDTVs by rolling out a model that comes with an integrated DVD player.

This new model will be part of Sceptre’s Color Series, where it sports 32” of viewing goodness all the while, as its name suggests, offers the convenience of having a built-in DVD player. It is also outstanding when it comes to long term energy savings thanks to an Energy Star V6.1 rating, delivering superb HD image quality that is capable of displaying 16.7 million colors.

Specially designed to liven any room, it will cater to those living in more compact spaces, and these will include the likes of a dorm room, loft or RV. You will be able to choose from striking blue, pink, purple and white colors for the 32-inch Color Series HDTVs, and regardless of which particular shade you choose, it will boast of an elegant brush metal design that is extremely thin despite packing in an integrated DVD player. Not only that, you can also opt to mount it to a wall, while the swivel base to make adjusting viewable angles a snap. Certainly this design is so far ahead from what the market offered a decade ago, right? Hardware specifications point to a resolution count of 1366×768 pixels, an 8ms response time, and three HDMI ports.

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The Autonomous Robotic Gutter Cleaner gets the job done, hassle free

Wed, 2014-07-30 16:30

Owning a piece of landed property is fine and dandy, and more often than not, preferable to living in the sky in the form of a condominium or a luxury apartment. Having said that, at least you pay maintenance fees to a condominium’s management so that they keep the general areas clean and nice. A house, however, would require you to perform inspections yourself as to whether places need cleaning or not. If you have a huge roof with a long gutter, then it might be prudent to check out the $299.95 Autonomous Robotic Gutter Cleaner so that it can get the job done without requiring you to risk your neck.

The Autonomous Robotic Gutter Cleaner, taking after its predecessor, is touted to be the only robot of its kind that is capable of removing the likes of leaves, small branches, and dirt from gutters, all by itself. Thanks to iRobot, the company behind tactical reconnaissance robots for the U.S. military, the Autonomous Robotic Gutter Cleaner will sport advanced sensors which are capable of detecting and adapting to lying debris all round, capable of cleaning a 30′ gutter section in a matter of just five minutes.

It will get the dirty job done by rotating its powerful auger at 500 rpm so that clogs will stand no chance at all, while durable twin rubber ejector paddles will lift and throw detritus up and out. A pair of polypropylene brushes complete the process as it wipes the gutter clean, and should it meet a stubborn section, it will go at it at an unprecedented level of perseverance. A rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery delivers an hour of operation, although it will require a 15-hour charge to get it going. Not only that, it is accompanied by a remote control that will require a pair of AAA batteries so that there is adequate juice to issue the relevant commands from afar. Works great across all standard 3″ wide K-style gutters.
[ The Autonomous Robotic Gutter Cleaner gets the job done, hassle free copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

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