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iFrogz Impulse 2 Wireless Headphones

iFrogz Impulse 2 Wireless Headphones

Tune out the stress of traveling with these lightweight, easy-to-pack, budget Bluetooth headphones. iFrogz Impulse 2 wireless cans have a 20-hour battery life and an aux cable for even longer play. They have 44 mm neodymium drivers, an integrated mic for hands-free phone calls, plus controls for volume and tracks.

Azio Fokal Keyboard

Azio Fokal Keyboard

Azio’s wireless mechanical keyboard takes inspiration from vintage camera design. Its case is made using aluminum and leather, and it features a multi-function control knob that both spins and works like a joystick. It has 81 Gateron switches, and customizable RGB backlighting. A 21-key numeric keypad is also available.

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BOSS SY-1000 Guitar Synth

BOSS SY-1000 Guitar Synth

This amazing gadget for guitarists takes the analog sounds of your instrument and layers them with thick synthesized enhancements. The Boss Synth SY-1000 pedalboard gives guitars a whole new range of capability, with its sophisticated sound engine, and the ability to produce a mix of rich acoustic and electric tones.

iMac 21.5″ Refurb Deal

Need a spare computer, or something for the kid’s room? Grab a certified refurb 21.5″ iMac. This previous-gen machine has an Dual Core i3-2100 3.1GHz CPU, 4GB RAM, and 250GB HD. This is the thicker, 2011 model, which means easier repairs and upgrades. Save an extra 20% with coupon code GREENMONDAY20 (Expires 12/10/19)

Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design

Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design

A bible for discriminating audiophiles and and industrial design junkies, Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design traces the evolution of all things audio, from the 1950s birth of specialty equipment to today’s cutting-edge design. Phaidon’s 272-page book has 300 images and the expertise of Gideon Schwartz, founder of Audioarts.

Building a Brass and Leather PC

Building a Brass and Leather PC

Today’s computers and gadgets are built from molded plastics and precision-cut metals, while vintage objects had so much character because of their use materials that can be imperfect. DIY Perks decided to build himself a unique PC that looks amazing because of its use of more traditional materials.

Treblab Z2 Wireless Headphones

Treblab’s over-the-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. Save 20% with code GREENMONDAY20 in The Awesomer Shop (expires 12/15/19)

OLED Lightsaber Coke Bottles

OLED Lightsaber Coke Bottles

Created to celebrate The Rise of Skywalker, unique Star Wars and Coca-Cola collectibles have one of two light-up lightsaber designs, both illuminated by a custom-cut, flexible OLED light source. Sadly, they’re only destined for Singapore at this point, with just 8000 bottles being randomly distributed to 45 secret locations.

NVIDIA Shield TV Pro

NVIDIA Shield TV Pro

NVIDIA’s powerful Android TV streaming media player not only supports 4K and HDR, but it has a Plex server built in, support for USB peripherals, and can stream games from NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW cloud gaming service. It also features AI-enhanced 4K upscaling for lower-resolution content, and works great as a game emulator.

Building a Bionic Leg

Building a Bionic Leg

As biotech advances, the quality of life for disabled people has the potential to improve dramatically. Bloomberg introduces us to engineers from MIT’s Biomechatronics Lab, including Everett Lawson, who had an experimental kind of amputation which lets him directly control a robotic leg and foot with his mind.

Co/Studio Portable Workstation

Co/Studio Portable Workstation

Just because you’re a road warrior doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a good work space. The Co/Studio is a portable office that fits into your backpack. It includes a laptop power bank, wireless charger, organizer wallet, folding mouse pad, and a versatile desk pad that doubles as a privacy shield, laptop stand, and more.

Amazon Echo Studio

Amazon Echo Studio

Amazon’s largest Echo speaker is a direct shot across the bow of Apple’s HomePod – for a hundred bucks less. It uses five speakers to fill your room with rich, dynamic sound, and self-calibrates to your space. It supports lossless audio streaming, Dolby Atmos, and 3D audio formats. Naturally, it works with Alexa.

Best Gifts for Men 2019

Best Gifts for Men 2019

Looking for gift ideas for the man who has everything? We’ve picked some of the best gift items from 2019 which we think any guy would love to receive for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or whatever holiday you choose to celebrate this December. We’ve got gadgets, wallets, watches, bags, tools, toys, and more.

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Tempest Weather Station

Tempest Weather Station

WeatherFlow’s personal weather station can be mounted outside of your home, and has built-in rain, light, wind, pressure, temperature, lightning, and humidity sensors. It provides realtime data, records historical trends, and works with AI technology to deliver personalized forecasts for your specific location.

2020 Mac App Bundle

Grab a great deal on 13 top-rated productivity and utility apps for your Mac, including Parallels Desktop 15, PDF Expert, Aurora HDR 2019, iMazing, TextExpander, RapidWeaver 8, and more. Save an extra 40% in The Awesomer Shop through 12/3/19 with code CMSAVE40.

Orba Musical Instrument

Orba Musical Instrument

Artiphon’s Orba is a unique instrument that is sort of the musical equivalent of a fidget spinner. It combines a synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller all in one, and is small enough to hold in the palm of your hand. It’s great for tinkering around with all kinds of sounds whether you’re bored or working on your next great composition.

Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad

Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad

Santa’s sleigh will be filled with Apple Watch 5s and AirPod Pros this holiday. Hopefully he’ll also distribute Mophie’s 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad, a top accessory to solve charging cord headaches and tabletop overcrowding. This Qi-compatible unit quick charges an iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch at the same time.

Little Wonder Speaker

This Bluetooth speaker might be tiny, but it cranks out an unexpected amount of volume for its size. It has a sleek metallic look, and runs for up to 4 hours per charge. You can even pair two together for true stereo sound. Save an additional 20% in The Awesomer Shop with code BFSAVE20. (expires 12/3/19)

Amazing Kinematic Mechanism

Amazing Kinematic Mechanism

This video from Quebec’s Laval University Robotics Laboratory shows off a really fascinating mechanism – unlike any we’ve seen before. By moving its jointed legs along two belt-driven lines, it’s able to maneuver its center gripper without any limitations on its rotation, as well as to change its height and overall position.

Yohann MacBook/MacBook Pro Stand

Yohann MacBook/MacBook Pro Stand

Yohann’s elegant wood laptop stand puts your Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro at a more ergonomically-correct height and angle, while adding a beautifully-sculpted work of art to your desktop. Made in Italy from either walnut or oak wood. Save 20% on Black Friday with code FRIDAY20.

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Amazon Echo Flex

Amazon Echo Flex

Amazon’s value-priced, compact Echo device plugs into any outlet, adding Alexa voice assistant capability unobtrusively to any room. It provides smart home control, weather, traffic, and other information, and has a built-in USB port for powering other devices or attaching a 3rd-party motion sensor or smart nightlight.

Black Friday 2019 Gadget Deals

Drop by The Awesomer Shop for some great holiday season savings on gifts including appliances, game consoles, headphones, speakers, computers, massagers, and other unique gadgets. Save 20% off select items with code BFSAVE20 (Expires 12/3/19).

Expressive E Osmose Keyboard

Expressive E Osmose Keyboard

Expressive E’s keyboard gives musicians an incredible amount of expressiveness, with each key capturing subtle movements that influence pitch, loudness, and many other attributes. It works in concert with a robust sound engine by Haken Audio to produce amazingly warm and enveloping sounds. It also works as a MIDI controller.

Wi-Fi Endoscopic Camera

This specialized camera sits at the tip of a 3-meter-long cable, allowing you to grab images in dark and hard to access places, like inside of a wall or even down your drain. Its waterproof, and has an LED light source for illuminating your subject. Connects via Wi-Fi. Save an extra 20% off with code BFSAVE20 (expires 12/3/19)

Carbon Fiber Blade Watch

Carbon Fiber Blade Watch

TokyoFlash’s futuristic looking timepiece features real carbon fiber components, and a sculpted display that looks like turbine fan blades. Time is indicated via animated LED tubes, which operate in two different display modes. Available with red, blue, or green LEDs.

Elgato Stream Deck XL

Elgato Stream Deck XL

A jumbo-sized version of Elgato’s sweet programmable key controller. Packing 32 keys, each one can be customized with an icon and function of your choice with an easy-to-use software that runs on Windows 10+ or MacOS X 10.13 or later. It can be laid flat like a keyboard, or angled using the included magnetic stand.

LED Cube FT

LED Cube FT

The dancers of Pyroterra Fire & Light show off one of their coolest props. The LED Cube FT is a large, but lightweight cube packed with 1368 RGB LEDs designed for stage performances. The collapsible cubes have a programmable chip on board for storing sequences and can be controlled remotely from up to 200 meters away.

Altec Lansing ALT-500 Turntable

Whether you own a collection of records you haven’t played in a while, or you’re just hopping onto the vinyl bandwagon, this Altec Lansing turntable is a good place to start. It’s got a 3-speed belt drive, stereo speakers, and Bluetooth streaming. Save an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop with code BFSAVE15 (expires 12/13/19)

AIAIAI TMA-2 HD Headphones

AIAIAI TMA-2 HD Headphones

Copenhagen audio company AIAIAI’s premium over-the-ear headphones are designed for exceptional sound and comfort. Their bio-cellulose speaker diaphragms are engineered to reduce distortion, while their cushions are Alcantara-wrapped memory foam. In wired or wireless versions with Aptx HD support.

Bushnell Pro XE Laser Range Finder

Bushnell Pro XE Laser Range Finder

PGA masters and side-betting amateurs are guaranteed an equally serious advantage with Bushnell Golf’s advanced rangefinder. The Pro XE assesses distance for uphill and downhill shots with its Slope technology, factors in temperature and barometric pressure, and provides visual and vibration feedback when it locks onto the flag.

Smart Home, c. 1950

Smart Home, c. 1950

Take a trip back to the 1950s, when appliance company Westinghouse shared their vision for the “all electric” house of the future. While some of the user interfaces are incredibly dated, there are some ideas here that would find their way to homes in the 21st century – and yet others we’d still love to see.

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