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NUÜR C LED Table Lamp

NUÜR C LED Table Lamp
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NUÜR’s “C”-shaped aluminum lamp makes a great accent light for your desk, bookshelf, or bedside table. Beyond its modern, sculptural design, it offers stepless dimming, and three color temperatures to choose from, so you can pick warm, cool, or neutral light output. Measures appx. 12.6″ tall.

Darth Vader Clapper

Darth Vader Clapper
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Command your appliances and lamps like a Sith Lord with this Star Wars-themed outlet controller. The Darth Vader Clapper has two sound effects. It says “The Force is strong with this one” when you clap on, and “You underestimate the power of the Dark Side” when you clap off. There’s also a C-3PO version.

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LG Curved OLED Concepts

LG Curved OLED Concepts

LG Display is heading to CES 2022 with a set of concepts that take advantage of the flexibility of OLED displays. Among them is a personal media chair with an immersive 55″ screen and “Virtual Ride” which pairs a workout bike with displays that wrap vertically above the rider.

LG DualUp Monitor

LG DualUp Monitor
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With a 16:18 aspect ratio, LG’s DualUp (28MQ780) monitor is basically two 21.5″ widescreen monitors stacked on top of each other. The layout is ideal for video editing, so you can view a full-width preview window and a tall timeline beneath it. Its 2,560 by 2,880 resolution isn’t as pixel-dense as 4K displays though.

TekFire Lighter/Battery

TekFire Lighter/Battery
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UST’s rugged gadget is the perfect addition to any adventurer’s kit. Not only does it contain a plasma arc lighter for starting campfires without butane, but it also doubles as a 3000mAh emergency charger for your USB-A or USB-C powered devices. It comes with a paracord lanyard with a red core that doubles as tinder.

See-Through Video Game Consoles

See-Through Video Game Consoles

Video game consoles come from the factory in opaque plastic cases. BitHead1000 gives consoles ultimate upgrade by creating custom see-through enclosures. In addition to the PS1 here, he’s built a see-through PS2, a PS4, NES, and a Sega Genesis. The videos call them glass, but we’re pretty sure they’re acrylic.

Gadget Discovery Club

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Subscribe to the Gadget Discovery Club and get a box filled with at least $150 worth of unique and innovative gadgets every three months. Mystery items include smart home devices, music tech, wearables, smartphone accessories, and more. This digital voucher gets you your first box for $90; then, future boxes are $99 each.

Amazon Echo Show 15

Amazon Echo Show 15
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This larger version of the Amazon Echo hangs on the wall like a picture frame. Its 15.6″ FHD display lets you choose from widgets for news, weather, notes, recipes, and more. It works as a smart home control panel and music controller too. It can be mounted horizontally or vertically, or on an optional tabletop stand.

Ascento Pro Robot

Ascento Pro Robot

Ascento’s agile robot has a pair of articulated legs which roll on bicycle wheels. This design allows it to ride on uneven surfaces, up and down hills, and even climb stairs with ease. It can autonomously drive at speeds up to 12 km/h and 8 hours per charge.

Apollo Neuro Stress Relief Wearable

You stress out all day. You can’t sleep. Repeat. If you’re stuck in this vicious cycle, let us introduce you to Apollo Neuro. The first-ever wearable that’s proven to improve your resilience to stress, Apollo Neuro actively works to rebalance the body’s stress response with novel touch therapy. Save 10% today.

Amiga A500 Mini

Amiga A500 Mini

The Commodore Amiga was one of the more powerful PCs of the 1980s. Known for its graphical prowess, it offered some of the best games of its era. This mini version looks like the A500 but supports A1200 graphics. It comes with 25 games and the ability to load more. Comes with a 2-button mouse and a gamepad. Drops early 2022.

Tiny Nintendo Switch Ornament

Tiny Nintendo Switch Ornament

To celebrate the holidays, software engineer Scottbez1 built a miniature replica of a Nintendo Switch to hang on his Christmas tree. The 3D-printed model is roughly 1:5-scale with a working LCD screen that plays animated GIFs of Switch games and has tiny clickable thumbsticks.

Making a Tiny TV

Making a Tiny TV

We live in strange times – TV sets are getting larger, yet we watch much of our video on smartphone screens. The Q went even smaller with this build – a teensy working television set with a wood and metal cabinet. He used an Apple Watch as the display, and its curved corners make it look like an old-school CRT.

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Retro ’80s TV Clock

Retro ’80s TV Clock

1980s technology had a certain futuristic vibe to it. Maker MarcioT shows off a sweet ’80s-inspired clock he made using an old CRT television and a digital clock he programmed onto an ESP32 microcontroller. The build instructions are available on Instructables with the source code for the Dali Clock on Github.

Suction Cup Picking Machine

Suction Cup Picking Machine

This fascinating factory machine sits along a conveyor belt as it waits for individual items to arrive on the scene. It then lowers a series of suction-powered grippers to grab each one, then shuffles them along to the next stage in the packing process. The video is also perfectly looped, so you can just sit and watch it all day.

This App Blows Out Candles

This App Blows Out Candles

It’s not hard to blow out a candle, so the idea of an app that does it for you seems rather silly. Still, it’s a neat party trick. The Action Lab takes a look at the iOS app Blower and explains how it uses sound pressure to work its magic.

Glitter Bomb 4.0

Glitter Bomb 4.0

Engineer Mark Rober is back with the 4th-generation version of his karma-delivering glitter bomb package. For 2021, the package for porch pirates is filled with new surprises, including a self-launching box lid, a car horn, and 20% more fart spray.

Fader Stealth Drone

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This mini drone is small enough to hold in the palm of your hand and is easy to fly. Its 6-axis gyroscopic control system ensures stable flight, and it has automatic take-off, landing, flip, and altitude hold functions. A built-in 720p camera can capture video of your flight. A limited-time deal from The Awesomer Shop.

Giant Macro Keypad

Giant Macro Keypad

Adafruit Industries shows off a fun DIY project using oversize Kailh key switches to build three ginormous macro keys. The keys work just like the keys on a regular keyboard, only 64 times larger in volume. We want to see someone build an entire QWERTY keyboard with these things.

Evolving Soft Robots

Evolving Soft Robots

Scientists from MIT CSAIL have developed Evolution Gym, a system that uses artificial intelligence to optimize the design and control logic of soft robots. Like strange digital animals, the simulated robots autonomously evolve to perform specific tasks like walking, jumping, climbing, or carrying objects.

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Expressive Humanoid Robot

Expressive Humanoid Robot

Engineered Arts shows off their Ameca robot, an advanced humanoid that can produce convincing facial expressions and gestures. The robotic platform is designed to improve human-robot interaction, and as a vehicle for AI technology. It’s expected to be on display at CES 2022 in Las Vegas. (Thanks, Rob!)

Sivga SCV021 Headphones

Sivga SCV021 Headphones
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The warm rosewood and tan leather accents of Sivga’s SCV021 headphones preview the warm and natural audio you can expect from their 50mm drivers. They offer a crisp and clean 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response with 105 dB sensitivity and envelop your ears with soft and comfy earcups.

Air Bubble Clock

Air Bubble Clock

Engineer Yukio Shinoda created this unique desk clock that tells time with air bubbles. As they rise to the surface of a glycerin-filled tank, the bubbles form dot-matrix digits. He’s also built a larger version that can display multiple digits and wider graphics.

PocketDrum Bluetooth Drum Sticks

PocketDrum Bluetooth Drum Sticks
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AeroBand’s electronic drumsticks let you practice drumming anywhere, working with your mobile device to play realistic drum sounds. They offer an ultra-low latency Bluetooth connection, and the AeroBand app helps you learn drumming via games. There’s also a bundle that comes with foot sensors to complete your drum kit.

Sound-reactive LED Light Bars

Sound-reactive LED Light Bars

These neat desktop gadgets add a splash of color and light anywhere you have sound. Each one of these LED light bars can respond with colorful light show using a built-in microphone and can be set to different color schemes using a smartphone app. We found a variety of these for sale on Amazon and AliExpress.

Maruten Kohaku Wrist Rest

Maruten Kohaku Wrist Rest
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Moon Key’s unique wrist rest not only improves ergonomics while typing, but it’s also a beautiful work of art. Crafted from rosewood and resin and handpainted beneath a glossy coating, it features a peaceful scene of koi fish swimming in an imaginary pond. Available in 40%, 60%, 65%, TKL, and Full-size keyboard widths.

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