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Melomania 1 Wireless Earphones

Melomania 1 Wireless Earphones

Alternatives to Apple’s AirPods from high-end audio equipment maker Cambridge Audio. The Melomania 1 wireless earbuds last up to 9h per charge, and their portable charging case adds 36 more hours of playback. They are water-resistant and have microphones for calls.

Milling a Metal Basketball Net

Milling a Metal Basketball Net

In this promotional spot for CAD/CAM software developer Open Mind, they demonstrate how a 5-axis CNC mill can transform a solid block of metal into a replica of a basketball net, by gradually carving away bits of metal until only a woven net remains. Skip to 1:06.

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Xbox One Elite Controller 2

Xbox One Elite Controller 2

The Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is even more comfortable, durable and customizable than its predecessor. It has a profile switch button, the option to program a button to act as a Shift key to map more commands, and an internal battery that lasts up to 40h per charge.

Halluc IIx Transforming Robot

Halluc IIx Transforming Robot

Designed by Shunji Yamanaka for the Future Robotics Technology Center, this incredible work of mechanical engineering can transform between walking, rolling, and spinning, and even climbs stairs. The robot was designed as a study for potential future vehicles. More here.

Slick Smart GoPro Stabilizer Gimbal

While the latest GoPro cameras have digital stabilization, the tech crops a portion of the image, and nothing is as smooth as motorized gimbal. Slick’s stabilizer works with all GoPro models since version 3, and mounts to existing accessories like selfie sticks, chest harnesses, and more for buttery smooth cinematic shots.

Ghost Wire 2.0

Ghost Wire 2.0

Conceal speaker wires in your room without cutting holes or running conduit. This copper wire sticks to your walls like tape, and can be covered with paint or drywall compoind. Comes in 2- or 4-wire versions. It’s easily terminated with these special screw blocks.

Travelock 2S

Travelock 2S

The Travelock 2S is a padlock that uses your fingerprint as the key. It has a sensor on either end that detects fingerprints in just half a second. It can store up to 10 fingerprints, is water-resistant, TSA-approved, and lasts up to 2 years per charge.

SPINN CP.01 Camera Plate

SPINN CP.01 Camera Plate

SPINN design’s CP.01 is a plate that attaches to the bottom of DSLR or mirrorless cameras. Hook your strap into the CP.01 and your camera won’t swing or slip while you’re moving. It also keeps the strap out of the way of your hands and the camera’s controls while you’re shooting, and is compatible with Arca-Swiss tripods.

Classicbot Plush Computer

Classicbot Plush Computer

Fans of classic Macintosh computers will just love this jumbo-sized plush from Classicbot. Created in collaboration with Dark Label HK, the 19″ tall plush all-in-one computer will look great sitting on your couch, and makes a wonderful snuggle buddy. Drops August 2019.

DIY Micro Pinball Machine

DIY Micro Pinball Machine

We’ve seen a number of tiny arcade machines, but what we really want someone to produce is a teensy digital pinball machine like this one from maker Matt “Circuitbeard” Brailsford. It uses a tiny Windows 10 computer called the LattePanda and runs Visual Pinball on its dual LCD screens. Build details here.

AirSounds 2 True Wireless Earbuds

Get the sleek white look and pure wireless sounds of AirPods without the price with these bargain earbuds from AirSounds. They run for up to 4h per charge, and their charging case offers up to 8h of juice. Grab a pair today in The Awesomer Shop.

Victorinox Swiss Army Cybertool M

Victorinox Swiss Army Cybertool M

A 32-in-1 pocket tool from the leading maker of Swiss Army knives. The Cybertool M packs blades, bit wrenches, hex sockets, torx, hex, pozidriv bits, screwdrivers, pen, pliers, and wire tools, making it the perfect EDC for anyone who works on gadgets. Also has tweezers, a toothpick, and key ring.

Passport Go USB Charger & Adapter

Passport Go USB Charger & Adapter

Zendure’s Passport Go is a must-have for travelers. It combines a four-port USB charger with an international adapter, so you can charge up to five devices at once from practically any outlet in the world. It has one USB-C port and three USB-A ports.

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The Evolution of Computer Speech

The Evolution of Computer Speech

These days, you can’t go more than a few hours without encountering some gadget with a human-sounding voice. The Science Elf provides a concise look at the history of machine-made speech, from early mechanical devices through modern voice assistants like Siri and Alexa.

NiteLanding Lamp

NiteLanding Lamp

The NiteLanding lamp is a framed map of one of the world’s famous cities. It doubles as a night light, illuminating the structures with LEDs. The end result is a nighttime cityscape. Sign up on their website to be notified when its crowdfunding campaign launches.

DJI RoboMaster S1

DJI RoboMaster S1

Drone manufacturer DJI applies their R/C vehicle expertise to an educational, but fun robotic plaything. The RoboMaster S1 has 46 programmable components, a stabilized HD POV camera with object recognition, mecanum wheels that can drive sideways, and even a blaster on board.

POW Mo Bluetooth Speaker

POW Mo Bluetooth Speaker

POW’s portable wireless speaker has a couple of nifty features: it can attach to the back of your smartphone using a magnetic mount, and its body is expandable, offering a fuller sound when you want it. The mount also includes a wallet module for times when you’re not carrying the speaker.

Deal: TotalAV Anti-Virus Protection

Deal: TotalAV Anti-Virus Protection

Keep viruses, malware, trojans, and other computer and network threats at bay with TotalAV’s powerful software for Windows, Mac, Android & iOS devices. This lightweight application won’t slow your devices down with useless bloatware — and you can save $80 on TotalAV right now.

Sony FE 600mm GM Lens

Sony FE 600mm GM Lens

Sony’s latest G Master lens for FE-mount cameras is perfect for pro sports and nature photographers. The $13,000 SEL600F40GM is a 600mm F4 telephoto that captures razor-sharp imagery of even fast-moving people and objects at incredible distances, thanks to its quick focusing and optical stabilization.

In2Chess Smart Chess Set

In2Chess Smart Chess Set

In2Chess is an electronic chess set for newbies and experts alike. Its board is backed with LEDs that can guide one or both players regarding permitted moves, as well as the best move for a given situation. It also offers online multiplayer with other In2Chess owners or via a web app.

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Wooden Mac Pro Grille

Wooden Mac Pro Grille

The resurrected Mac Pro isn’t even out yet, but carpenter John Heisz was so excited to see the return of the cheese grater style grille, that he decided to make a recreation of its repeating circular pattern out of solid cherry wood. Detailed instructions here.

AugmentedArc Welding Simulator

AugmentedArc Welding Simulator

Learning to weld can be a daunting task. But with this slick bit of technology from Miller Welders, students can practice using an augmented reality welding headset which lets them practice all they need, and get detailed feedback on their progress.

Xbox Project Scarlett

Xbox Project Scarlett

Microsoft turned up at E3 2019 not with an actual new console, but with a description of what they’re working on. The next-gen system will support up to 8K resolution, 120fps, real-time ray tracing, packs a custom SSD to reduce load times, and will play thousands of titles from prior-gen Xboxes. Drops late 2020.

AirDock 3-in-1 Charging Station

Juice up all your Apple gadgets quick with this convenient all-in-one charging station. It offers a Wireless Qi dock for compatible smartphones, as well as a spot for your AirBuds case and and Apple Watch. Grab one today in The Awesomer Shop.

3D Printed Shape-shifters

3D Printed Shape-shifters

Engineers from MIT have developed 3D-printed objects with embedded magnetic particles that allow them to change shapes in an instant. The current prototypes are mere playthings, but the tech could give way to tiny, remote-controlled medical devices.

DIY Folding Desk PC

DIY Folding Desk PC

PCs housed inside desks are nothing new, but they are interesting at best, and tacky at worst. But DIY Perks shows us that it’s possible to make one that’s tasteful and space-saving, while still showing off the computer’s components.

Dierya 60% RGB Keyboard

Dierya 60% RGB Keyboard

An ultra-compact 60% keyboard that features top-end features without breaking the bank. It features 63 anti-ghosting mechanical keys with RGB backlighting, and works with either a wired USB or wireless Bluetooth connection. Available in four different key firmnesses.

bd594: Ice Ice Baby (f/DECtalk)

bd594: Ice Ice Baby (f/DECtalk)

Check out the hook while my robotic DJ revolves it. It’s been a while since we heard from bd594 and his band of misfit computer parts. This time, they’re joined by a DECtalk speech synthesizer to provide a Stephen Hawking-esque take on Vanilla Ice’s vocals.

CD / Interlacing

CD / Interlacing

Captain Disillusion’s latest lesson on video technology delves into why signals used to be split up into alternating fields and then reconstructed on the fly. We no longer need to use interlacing, but it was a cool solution to a challenging engineering problem.

SmartHalo 2 Bike Navigation Device

SmartHalo 2 Bike Navigation Device

The SmartHalo 2 is a tiny multipurpose device for cyclists. It uses its minimal, yet intuitive interface to provide turn-by-turn directions, blare a loud anti-theft alarm, and measure cycling metrics such as distance and calories burned. It also has a powerful LED headlight.

2019 Apple Mac Pro

2019 Apple Mac Pro

Apple’s refresh of the Mac Pro brings back its modular and well-ventilated cheese grater design. But the future-proofing doesn’t stop there. It can be maxed out with a 28-core 2.5Ghz Intel Xeon CPU, a whopping 1.5TB of RAM, and up to four GPUs. While you’ve got your credit card out, add on the 32″ 6K Pro Display XDR.

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