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Skullcandy Hesh ANC Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Skullcandy Hesh ANC Noise-Cancelling Headphones
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Clear sound and active noise-canceling tech make Skullcandy’s wireless Hesh ANC Headphones a sound buy at a great price. The over-the-ear cans offer the same perks as more expensive competitors, such as 22-hour battery life; Rapid Charge; call, track and volume control; built-in Tile location tech; and popular color options.

Toybox 3D Printer Deluxe Bundle

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This easy-to-use desktop 3D printer is designed for kids. The printer works with a mobile app filled with hundreds of toy designs and includes eight filament colors (aka “printer food”) for cranking out creations. Save an extra 20% on Black Friday with code BFSAVE20 in The Awesomer Shop.

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Low-Budget Virtual Production Rig

Low-Budget Virtual Production Rig

We’ve seen how The Mandalorian uses a giant wraparound screen and camera tracking tech to produce immersive environments. Jelle Vermandere doesn’t have a Disney-sized budget, so instead, he built a homebrew rig that uses a ring of lights synced with a virtual environment to match his lighting to the scene.

RAAL-requisite SR1a Earfield Headphones

RAAL-requisite SR1a Earfield Headphones
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RAAL-requisite’s high-end SR1a headphones use an innovative “Earfield” technology for precise and full sound without influence from room acoustics or surface reflections. Their specialized ribbon drivers accurately reproduce sounds from 30Hz to 30kHz, combining a wide-open soundfield with impressive low-end response.

Fintic LED Tickers

Fintic LED Tickers

Get up-to-the-minute information on stocks, bonds, cryptocurrencies, and more with the Fintic desktop scrolling LED ticker. The 128×32 full-color display can also show sports scores, news, weather, instant messages, animated GIFs, and more. It measures 15.3″ w x 4.3″ h x 2.3″ d. Stack multiples for information overload.

XSplit VCam Premium Background Replacer

Do you stream and share videos? VCam Premium offers quick and easy background replacement for podcasts, vlogs, and game streaming, all without a green screen. It also works with various Mac and Windows streaming and video conferencing apps. Save 51% on a lifetime subscription in The Awesomer Shop.

Dum Audio Hi-Fi Sound System

Dum Audio Hi-Fi Sound System

Canada’s Dum Audio is on a mission to provide high-fidelity analog sound at an accessible price. The system includes a perfectly matched turntable, 100-watt-per-channel amplifier, and stereo speakers, each in a stylish veneered MDF wood enclosure. The components are available individually as well.

LED MINI Electric

LED MINI Electric

Nicholas ‘Nico’ Martin took a MINI Electric and wrapped it in 2000 Twinkly LED smart lights. The festive electric car is touring various locations in the UK this holiday season, bringing cheer and helping to raise awareness and donations for three charitable causes: The MS Trust, Duchenne UK, and the Alzheimer’s Society.

The History of Music Trackers

The History of Music Trackers

The 1980s brought the first 16-bit PCs, and advances in hardware brought better graphics and sound. Programmers went on to create music synthesizers and sequencers called trackers, which became a demo and hacker scene staple. Ahoy looks back at the history of trackers and the ear-pleasing chiptunes they produced.

The Evolution of macOS

The Evolution of macOS

Apple released its first Macintosh computer back in 1984, running one of the earliest graphical user interfaces for personal computers. The guys at Nobel Tech put together a retrospective of every version of the Macintosh operating system, from its first public release, System 0.97 to the latest version of macOS 12, Monterrey.

Nocs Provisions Photo Rig

Nocs Provisions Photo Rig

Smartphone cameras are pretty amazing, except for capturing long-distance shots. The cast-aluminum Nocs Provisions Photo Rig Adapter is a handy pocket pal that clamps on to align a phone lens to a Zoom Tube Monocular Telescope or standard binoculars for true analog zoom photos and videos.

Medieval House Computer

Medieval House Computer

Martina and Hansi from Nerdforge needed a new computer for editing videos. Rather than go with some off-the-shelf PC, they built a completely custom system that looks like a medieval fantasy house. The structure is wood, covered with miniature bricks and foam accent pieces. This thing both runs Windows and HAS Windows.

Boston Dynamics in the ’90s

Boston Dynamics in the ’90s

Boston Dynamics has made a name for themselves with their humanoid and animal-inspired robots. We’ve previously met Spot, their robo-dog that can handle all kinds of terrain and carry small payloads. Future Punk made this fun video that imagines what Spot might have been like had he come out in the 1990s.

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Glowing Pattern Drawing Machine

Glowing Pattern Drawing Machine

RCLifeOn built a unique drawing machine that creates geometric illustrations on a sheet of acrylic using a fluorescent marker. Bright LED lights help the images glow brilliantly. For now, images must be manually erased between drawings, but they plan on adding an eraser mechanism at some point.

AAXA P7 Mini Projector

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AAXA’s P7 differentiates itself from cheaper mini projectors by offering a true HD (1920×1080) DLP optical engine, for crisp images up to 120″ diagonal. It’s also got a nice loud speaker. It’ll run on AC, or its 38-watt rechargeable battery runs for up to 90 minutes. AAXA also offers a larger and more expensive model with 4K resolution.

HOMI 2.0 Sustain Heated Jacket

HOMI 2.0 Sustain Heated Jacket

This lightweight jacket keeps you warm with its windproof fabric and Thinsulate insulation, along with an infrared heating system that can be activated with the push of a button. It also has reflective accents, an adjustable hood, theft-resistant pockets, a built-in facemask, and more.

iMicro Q2p Smartphone Microscope Lens

iMicro Q2p Smartphone Microscope Lens

This tiny accessory turns your phone’s camera into a powerful microscope. It offers magnification from 100x to 800x with a 1-micron resolution. It’s designed for use with flat transparent objects and sample slides and comes with a stand and reflective box with a polarizer that helps ensure subjects are in focus and well lit.

SkyPAD Glass XL 3.0 Mousepad

SkyPAD Glass XL 3.0 Mousepad

This jumbo mousepad is ideal for gamers and creative professionals. It measures 40x50cm, or about 16×20″, and is made from microtextured glass for smooth and wicked-fast mouse movement. It comes in white or black, and Kickstarter orders include a protective carrying sleeve.

2023 Toyota bZ4X

2023 Toyota bZ4X

The production version of Toyota’s battery-electric crossover is coming to the U.S. It offers a front-wheel or all-wheel drivetrain and up to 250 miles driving range per charge. Known for their reliability, Toyota is touting a long-lasting battery pack that’s expected to deliver 90% of capacity after ten years of use.

Noyce Joyce Nixie Radio

Noyce Joyce Nixie Radio

We’ve seen several cool Nixie tube clocks, but this is the first radio we’ve seen that incorporates the vintage numeric displays. Sold in kit form, the radio packs four IN-17 Nixie tubes, an AM/FM tuner, an alarm clock, and a rechargeable battery. It also has Bluetooth/Aux inputs and an SD slot for MP3s. Starts shipping 12.2021.

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Nitecore Blowerbaby Camera Cleaner

Nitecore Blowerbaby Camera Cleaner
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Say goodbye to canned air with Nitecore’s portable blower. This bag-friendly gadget has a 26,000 RPM motor to blast air at 43.5 mph. It’s perfect for cleaning lenses and the insides of interchangeable lens cameras, as well as keyboards and other places that trap dust and debris. The kit includes lens and body cleaning brushes.

RGB LED Tower Desk Light

RGB LED Tower Desk Light

Add a bit of cyberpunk style to any desktop with these LED lamps from AshelArt. The 15″ tall lamps are made from a stack of acrylic tiles which diffuse color through their edges and can display a variety of colorful lighting and rainbow effects. It’s sound-sensitive too, so it can change colors to the beat of your music.

Woo Cycle AirTag Bike Mount

Woo Cycle AirTag Bike Mount
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Losing your bike to thieves is the worst, and the chances of recovering a stolen bike are slim. Give yourself a fighting chance to get your bike back and catch a crook with Woo Cycle’s AirTag mount. It hides discretely on the frame of your bike and provides a weatherproof home for your Apple AirTag so you can track your bike’s location.

LG XBOOM 360 Bluetooth Speaker

LG XBOOM 360 Bluetooth Speaker
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LG’s cylindrical speaker projects audio in all directions, enveloping your space with sound. It’s engineered to deliver smooth and consistent frequencies across the spectrum, and it runs for up to 10 hours on a single charge. It’s also got LED mood lighting and can be connected with a second XBOOM 360 for double the output.

8-Tablet Charging Station

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Charge multiple tablets simultaneously and keep them secure with this locking device cabinet. It has a built-in eight outlet power strip and can be mounted on a desk or screwed to a wall. Rubber-coated dividers keep tablets safe from scratches, and ventilated sides prevent overheating. Also available in a 16-device version.

Waterjet Glass Spiral

Waterjet Glass Spiral

With enough power to cut through glass or even metal, industrial waterjets are truly impressive. In this video from WARDJet, they show how one of their computer-controlled machines can cut a spiral so precisely in a sheet of glass that the glass can be stretched out into a dome.

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