Enjoy home-theater sound quality with 5.1 virtual surround sound in the privacy of your own head. These unique earphones play with acoustics to offer an expansive soundfield in a tiny package. Save 57% in The Awesomer Shop.
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Give your keyboard the makeover it deserves with one of these creepy custom Cherry MX-compatible keycaps. Sold individually, they can be cast from bronze, gold-plated, or .925 silver. We’d do an entire keyboard with these if we wouldn’t go bankrupt doing it.
Hacker and security researcher Samy Kamkar looks at what’s accurate and what’s fluff in how hacking is depicted in movies and TV shows. Surprisingly, a good amount of scenes are realistic, or at least plausible. It’s a shame about the video’s wonky editing though.
Pivo is a smartphone accessory and app combo that lets you capture a variety of styles of videos and photos. It has face and object tracking, and can be triggered to take photos in a variety of ways. It also has lots of fun modes such as “many me,” “double take” and “flash.”
Keurig takes its pod technology from making coffee to making cocktails, cider, and sangria. The Drinkworks uses pods that contain all of the ingredients, then chills them to the right temperature and adds the right amount of fizz where appropriate. Currently in limited release.
Get a charge anywhere with this 5,000 mAh portable battery. When you don’t have an outlet around, it can recharge via the sun, and it’s waterproof too, making this gadget a perfect choice for your outdoor excursions. Get it for a special price in The Awesomer Shop.
Czur’s new Aura scanner can scan up to A3-size documents in just 2.5 seconds per page. It has a built-in PU leather scanning pad and a foot switch. It automatically straightens book scans and can separate pages. It supports up to 187 OCR languages. It can also be used as a lamp.
Techmoan looks at the history of the DataPlay, a tiny optical disc format. Launched in 2001, it could carry up to 500MB of data in a disc just a tad bigger than a dollar coin. Unfortunately, its reliance on other companies and non-rewritable nature spelled doom for the disc.
Special Projects thinks that when it comes to multitasking, mobile devices isn’t as intuitive as they could be. Their concept UI allows users to “pin” applications to locations in the real world, so moving your phone to a different spot creates window to a sort of virtual desktop.
Learn a new language by conversing with an AI bot. Mondly’s immersive language app for smartphones guides you through daily lessons, and makes learning easy, fun, and fast. Save big on this deal in The Awesomer Shop with a 1, 3, or 5 language lifetime subscription.
Despite successes like Windows and Xbox, Microsoft has had its share of failures too. Business Casual looks back at how Microsoft threw billions at the mobile device market, and had a solid product, but still couldn’t keep it going against the iOS and Android juggernauts.
Hyperdrive’s Ultimate 11-in-1 USB-C hub addresses all your video connection needs and then some. It has HDMI, Mini DisplayPort and VGA ports. It also has an Ethernet port, three USB 3.1 ports, an SD card slot, a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm input and a USB-C port.
The Celtrix is a tiny device with lots of functions. It’s a 6200mAH power bank, a Bluetooth speaker, and a wireless storage device with 128GB storage, expandable with a microSD card. It also lets you use a second SIM card with your phone via its app and can act as a hotspot.
Set your phone up anywhere with this unique stand. This bamboo stand folds flat for transport, and opens to hold a smartphone or tablet at just the right viewing angle. Despite its size, it’s rated to hold up to 44 lbs, which is total overkill. Save 40% in The Awesomer Shop.
Sound designer Michiel de Boer presents a lesson on origins of the humble mouse cursor, as well as its evolution in both Windows and Mac. Not only did Michiel put the research in, he also has a soothing voice. Plus he made his own versions of the Windows cursors.
The classic airplane meets the 21st century with the POWERUP 3.0. This kit shows you how to build the perfect paper airplane in a variety of styles and comes with a motor module that allows you to control the plane from your smartphone. Save 13% in The Awesomer Shop.
The Boslla Bullet is an LED car headlight with four modes. There’s the white mode for clear conditions, neutral white for driving in snow, yellow for seeing through fog and rain, and flashing yellow for emergency situations. You just flick your lights on and off to switch modes.
Unlike other keypads and most mechanical keyboards, the keys on Cooler Master’s ControlPad provide pressure-sensitive output for a more nuanced and realistic experience, particularly for gaming. It has optional keycaps for gaming, PhotoShop, Premiere and Illustrator.
With retro looks, modern sound, and a bargain price tag, these lightweight, over-the-ear headphones offer smooth and clean sounds with a wide soundstage. If you prefer something a little less ’80s, they come in a toned-down gray, and a mod white and blue combo.
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