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PenPad iPad Creative Controller for Procreate

PenPad iPad Creative Controller for Procreate

This wireless keypad is the perfect add-on for iPad artists who use Procreate. It provides quick access to 23 shortcuts so you can focus on drawing instead of fumbling through menus. It has buttons for switching brushes, changing pen tip sizes, sampling and selecting colors, changing layers, undo/redo, and more.

Mbeat MB-PT-28 Turntable + Speakers

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Enjoy a complete vinyl listening experience with Mbeat’s turntable system. It has a solid metal platter with resonance damping and a factory-installed cartridge, comes with a pair of 18W speakers, and can also send music wirelessly via Bluetooth. Save 20% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.

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Govee Smart LED Light Bars

Govee Smart LED Light Bars
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This pair of light bars add vibrant colors to your room – mounted behind your TV or as standalone accent lights. They can sync with music and offer app-based, Google, and Alexa voice color control. They also sell a Pro version that detects the images on your TV screen with a camera and matches colors in real-time.

Skullcandy Transparency Wireless Headphones + Earbuds

Skullcandy Transparency Wireless Headphones + Earbuds

Purchases of Skullcandy’s Hesh Evo wireless headphones and Jib True 2 wireless earbuds leave a net-zero carbon footprint and benefit Protect Our Winters. Partnerships with TerraPass and EcoChain also raise the accountability bar and Skullcandy’s commitment to improving sustainability with every 2023 product.

Second-Generation Serial 1 MOSH/CTY eBike

Second-Generation Serial 1 MOSH/CTY eBike
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The updated Serial 1 MOSH/CTY eBike has Google Cloud connectivity and a phone USB-C charger for ride data and analytics, Google Maps navigation, location monitoring, and digital locking. Powered by a lithium-ion battery and Harley-Davidson motor, it offers four power modes and a 35-105 mile range after a 4.7-hour charge.

Printed Circuit Birds

Printed Circuit Birds

Multimedia artist Kelly Heaton makes these unique synthesizer circuits in the shape of birds. Not only do they look like our fine feathered friends, but the sounds they make are reminiscent of birdsong. Check out Kelly’s Instagram for more of her wonderful electronic projects.

Mujjo Envoy Laptop Sleeve

Mujjo Envoy Laptop Sleeve
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Keep your MacBook safe and protected with this elegant laptop sleeve from Mujjo. It’s made from waterproof vegan leather and features a magnetic closure and an expandable side pocket. It’s also got an elastic phone pocket and a spot on the back for your passport or a small notebook. Available in 14″ and 16″ sizes.

FRAN Digital Re-aging Tech

FRAN Digital Re-aging Tech

VFX artists have been making actors look younger or older for a while, but the effect is costly and labor-intensive. Researchers from Disney, ETH Zurich, and UW-Madison are showing off an AI tech called Face Re-aging Network (FRAN), which can perform the feat in five seconds per frame. It seems better at aging than de-aging, though.

OnTrack Titanium AirTag Armor

OnTrack Titanium AirTag Armor
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Protect your Apple AirTags with this handmade titanium armor from Titan Talon Tool Co. The triangular scales are held together with stainless steel hardware and have an attachment point for a lanyard or split-ring loop. An opening on the back lets you change batteries without tools.

Shitty Printers Book

Shitty Printers Book
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We rarely need to print things these days. But for the first 40+ years of personal computing, printers were commonplace. And they were some of the most frustrating pieces of equipment ever. The book Shitty Printers catalogs and rips apart some of the worst offenders, from cheap home inkjets to menacing tractor-feed machines.

Meazor Digital Measurement Device

Meazor Digital Measurement Device
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Need to measure floorplans? Skip the ruler and grab the Meazor. This 6-in-1 gadget can capture detailed digital floorplans by rolling it over a printed document. It can also convert scale distances from maps, and measure irregularly-shaped objects. It also has a laser measure and bubble level. Save 35% in The Awesomer Shop.

Making a Digital Window Wall from TVs

Making a Digital Window Wall from TVs

Drew Builds Stuff has an office in the basement of his parents’ house. Because of its subterranean location, it doesn’t get much light. To brighten things up, he built a window wall out of three 75″ 4K TVs, resulting in a 12-foot diagonal image. Since he can load up any video footage, he can pretend to be anywhere on Earth.

Walk of Life on Floppotron 3.0

Walk of Life on Floppotron 3.0

Paweł Zadrożniak’s Floppotron 3.0 computer hardware orchestra struts its stuff with its most impressive performance to date. Crank it up and enjoy all 512 floppy drives, 16 hard drives, and 4 flatbed scanners as they perform the 1985 Dire Straits hit track Walk of Life. Yeah, the electronic boy can play.

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Discmaster Classic Computing Archive

Discmaster Classic Computing Archive

Created by Jason Scott and a team of dedicated tech archivists, Discmaster provides online access to more than 91 million files from CD-ROMs and floppy disks collected by the Internet Archive. The retro-style search interface lets you directly view images and play video and audio files from the disks.

Deal: JBL Live Free NC+ True Wireless Earbuds

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Originally priced at $149.95, these JBL wireless earbuds offer crisp music playback and active noise canceling. They automatically pair when you open their case and provide up to 21 hours of playback between their 7-hour built-in battery and another 14 hours from the charging case. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.

High-Jumping Robot

High-Jumping Robot

This 12″ tall robot can launch itself more than 100 feet into the air, making it the highest jumping robot. It stores up energy using a tiny motor and a fishing line to compress its springy legs before launch. Its lightweight feet efficiently transmit energy to the ground, and its dart-like shape once airborne helps it cut through the air.

Aluminum Space Bar

Aluminum Space Bar
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Upgrade your keyboard with this custom-made space bar from Holyoops. It’s made from CNC-machined aluminum with backlight cutouts. Comes in black/orange, white/orange, and purple/green color combos. The 6.25U keycap is compatible with standard Cherry MX switches. They also make a matching Escape key.

Couchmaster CYCON² Fusion Gaming Lap Desk

Couchmaster CYCON² Fusion Gaming Lap Desk
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Nerdytec’s deluxe lap desk for gamers offers a large surface that accommodates a full-size keyboard and mouse. Its two large cushions can be moved independently for maximum comfort, and it has a built-in 6-port USB 3.0 hub and cable management so it can be connected to a computer with a single cable.

Mastodon in the 1980s

Mastodon in the 1980s

Since Elon Musk acquired Twitter, there’s been a newfound interest in alternative social media platforms. One of the more popular has been the decentralized Mastodon. Squirrel Monkey imagines what it might have been like if you had to install the service using 3.5″ floppy disks. Funny thing is, there’s a Mastodon DOS client.

Treblab Z2 Wireless Headphones

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Treblab’s over-ear wireless headphones are great for blocking out background noise. They pack high-performance 40mm neodymium drivers, Bluetooth 5.0 with AptX, and active noise-canceling tech. Plus, they can run for up to 35 hours on a charge.

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Mujjo Tech Case

Mujjo Tech Case
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Keep your chargers, cables, headphones, and other tech gear organized in Mujjo’s Tech Case. Its main compartment has dividers and stretchy elastic pockets, and there’s an exterior zipper pocket. It’s made from waterproof fabrics, including recycled nylon and vegan leather, held together with a durable stitching method.

Elgato Stream Deck +

Elgato Stream Deck +

The latest of Elgato’s programmable desktop controllers combines screens, buttons, and knobs for greater versatility. It has eight LCD-backed buttons, four push-button analog dials, and a touch-sensitive LCD information screen. It’s a great tool for controlling podcasts, live streams, and audio and video editing tools.

KeebMonkey Air Duster Keyboard Cleaner

KeebMonkey Air Duster Keyboard Cleaner
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If you’re like us and eat at your desk, you’ve got crumbs between your keycaps. The KeebMonkey Air Duster is a high-power blower designed for cleaning keyboards. Its long nozzle and brush tips get between keys, and blast debris away in seconds. It’s 6000 mAh battery provides up to 30 minutes of cleaning per charge.

Cleaning + Recoating a Giant Telescope Mirror

Cleaning + Recoating a Giant Telescope Mirror

Geek out as a team of scientists remove the old coating and apply a new one to the mirror from the Air Force Research Lab’s huge Advanced Electro-Optical System telescope. The process must be performed from time to time to ensure the telescope remains functional in its job of tracking low-earth satellites and ballistic missiles.

Deal: Apple Magic Trackpad 2

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Apple’s Magic Trackpad 2 offers a fast and easy way to interact with your Mac, and it’s on sale now in The Awesomer Shop. This smooth trackpad has an edge-to-edge glass surface and can detect various MacOS control gestures through multitouch. It’s also got four force sensors that can detect how hard you’re pressing.

Wicked Ball Interactive Pet Toy

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Bored pets can be destructive pets. This electronic pet toy helps keep pets occupied by rolling around and lighting up autonomously. It has three levels of interaction, automatically pauses for breaks in between activity time, and has a built-in hole for hiding treats. Save 18% in The Awesomer Shop.

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