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Shower Power Speaker

Shower Power Speaker
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Ampere’s waterproof Bluetooth shower speaker never needs to be plugged in. It uses a hydroelectric generator to capture energy from the water flowing to your shower head. Its provides omnidirectional sound and plays for up to 16 hours when the shower isn’t running. The Pro model adds RGB LED lighting and app control.

Teenage Engineering Computer 1 Case

Teenage Engineering Computer 1 Case

Synthesizer maker Teenage Engineering applies their stripped-down aesthetic to a small form factor PC case. The orange sheet metal kit comes flat-packed for easy assembly and has room for a mini-ITX motherboard, an SFX power supply, and a dual-slot GPU up to 180 mm. Computer components not included.

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Alpha Bravo GX-1 Gaming Headset

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Veho’s gaming headset cranks out high-quality, immersive sound. It has a futuristic style and offers comfort for marathon gaming sessions. Its noise-canceling mic is great for co-op strategy or taunting enemies. Compatible with PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Save 20% with code CYBER20 through 12.31.21.

World’s Fastest Gaming PC

World’s Fastest Gaming PC

SEGA teamed up with Intel and ASRock to build an impressively quick gaming PC. But it’s not just the Core i9-12900K CPU and Radeon RX 6900 XT OC 16GB GPU that make it fast. The whole thing is built into a remote-controlled car that can hit speeds up to 100 km/h, or about 62 mph. SEGA is giving it away to one lucky winner.

Hallsen Full Metal Keyboard

Hallsen Full Metal Keyboard
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Hallsen’s 60% mechanical keyboard comes with keys made from stainless steel. The switches are designed for responsiveness and have full n-key rollover and anti-ghosting tech. Each key has RGB backlighting with 15 lighting effects to choose from. It connects wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0 or wired via USB-C.

iSpyPen PRO (2-Pack)

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This might look like a pen, but it doesn’t just write. The iSpyPen PRO has a full HD 1080p camera and an audio recorder built-in. It has 128GB of onboard storage and runs for up to 75 minutes per charge. Save an additional 20% on this 2-pack with code CYBER20 through 12.31.21.

CyberKAT R/C Snowcat

CyberKAT R/C Snowcat

Ryan Butler of Spyker Workshop built this powerful electric vehicle with a design clearly inspired by Tesla’s Cybertruck. The 29″ long remote-controlled snowcat is remarkably quick, zooming across rugged and snowy terrain with ease. The kit is available for pre-order for $1299 to $1499, with the first orders shipping in Q1 2022.

If Modern Apps Ran on macOS 9

If Modern Apps Ran on macOS 9

macOS X and its successors have been around since 2001, but those of us who used Apple’s computers in the 20th century remember even earlier versions of the operating system. Designer Michael Feeney imagines what it might have been like if today’s apps ran on the more primitive user interface of macOS 9.

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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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