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8BitDo Arcade Stick

8BitDo Arcade Stick

Game accessory maker 8BitDo’s stick is the perfect controller for all of your favorite arcade games. Sporting a retro Nintendo-inspired look, it works via Bluetooth, 2.4Ghz, or wired connections, and encourages modders to swap components. Ideal for both PC and Nintendo Switch gaming.

Elago T4 Apple TV Case

Elago T4 Apple TV Case

Do you have an Apple TV? Tired of staring at that boring black box sitting on your TV stand? Elago’s clever cover transforms Apple’s set-top streaming box into a retro gaming system. The Super Famicom-inspired silicone cover is strictly cosmetic, but it looks awesome. Elago also makes a matching cover for the Apple TV remote.

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Windows Sounds A Capella

Windows Sounds A Capella

It’s been a while since we booted up a computer running Windows XP or Vista, but the memories came flooding back as soon as we clicked play on this clip from Korean a capella group MayTree, who sang some of memorable sounds from Microsoft’s early-2000s operating systems. Their Movie Intro Medley is a hoot too.

Giant SD Card

Giant SD Card

The whole idea behind SD and MicroSD cards is that they’re small enough to carry around in your pocket. But that also means they’re easy to lose. Useless Mod solved this problem by building a 10x size scale replica of a SanDisk SDXC memory card that’s guaranteed not to get lost, and actually works as a storage device.

WOWCube Entertainment System

WOWCube Entertainment System

It may look like a Rubik’s Cube, but this 2x2x2 puzzle is much more. It has 24 LCD screens, 8 processors, motion and touch sensors, and plays a variety of mobile games. It can also be used to display information widgets on its screens. It’s expected to launch by late 2021 with a price of $249. Place your reservation here.

GE C by GE Sol Smart Light

This sleek, modern table light offers the voice capabilities of a standalone Amazon Alexa device. Its efficient LED lighting source can be programmed to change color temperature from cool to warm, and scheduled using a smartphone app. Save 55% in The Awesomer Shop.

NEC LaVie Mini Computer

NEC LaVie Mini Computer

Made by Lenovo’s NEC division, this mini PC features an 8″ full HD touchscreen that can fold into tablet mode, and is powered by a high-efficiency Intel Core i7 CPU with Iris Xe graphics. An add-on controller module and TV dock turn the system into a Switch-like gaming system. It’s currently just a concept but likely to go into production.

OmniCase Pro USB-C Docking Station

OmniCase Pro USB-C Docking Station

This portable USB-C hub adds a variety of ports to your laptop, including Ethernet, USB 3.0, 4K HDMI, SD and TF memory slots, along with high-speed 100W USB-C charging. Its magnetic lid provides a clever storage tray for its cables. There’s also a smaller Mini version that lacks the charging and the Ethernet port.

Humble Design Expression Powerhouse Bundle

Humble Design Expression Powerhouse Bundle

Load up your Windows PC with great creative software (and support a good cause) with this pay what you want bundle. A buck or more gets you Pinnacle Studio 24 Ultimate. Pay the average, and get MultiCam Capture XL. But for $30 or more, you’ll also get Corel Painter 2020 and tons of brushes to add to your digital toolbox.

Banana Phone

Banana Phone

Remember when you were a kid and you pretended a banana was a telephone? Well, now you can talk to someone on the other end of the line thanks to the Banana Phone. This fruity accessory connects via Bluetooth, so you can make and receive calls on it. It doubles as a speaker, though bananas aren’t known for their acoustics.

Fostex Dekoni Blue Headphones

Fostex Dekoni Blue Headphones

Based on the revered Fostex T50RP MKIII, these over-the-ear cans offer exceptional sound thanks to their planar-magnetic drivers, and have Dekoni Elite Hybrid ear pads which help reduce fatigue, extend bass response, and are made from high-density memory foam. This special price is available from Drop for a limited time.

Gotek Wireless Charging Music Station

This convenient tabletop device combines a Bluetooth speaker, an alarm clock, and FM radio, and a Qi-wireless charging station in one. It has a large LED display, and can play music for up to 8 hours on battery power too. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.

Pulch Magnetic Phone Holder

Pulch Magnetic Phone Holder

This aluminum gadget helps increase your productivity by letting you view your phone’s screen at the same time as your tablet or computer. It attaches to the back of your phone using a powerful magnet and sticks firmly to the back of your bigger screen. Its hinged design lets you view your phone in landscape or portrait modes.

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Zippo HeatBank 9s

Zippo HeatBank 9s

This portable gadget uses its battery’s energy to help keep your hands warm. Its body is designed to fit comfortably in the hand, and it can generate warmth for up to 9 hours. It has six heat settings up to 120ºF, and its 5200 mAh battery pack can charge phones and other devices via its USB port.

THE BOX

THE BOX

Living Packets designed this collapsible box which can be reused up to 1000 times. A holding mechanism reduces the need for padding materials, and it has a digital lock, mobile tracking, and various sensors. Shipping labels are shown on an E-ink display, and the boxes can be reused by their recipient or dropped off for reuse.

Kensington StudioDock

Kensington StudioDock

Designed for the iPad Pro 11″/iPad Air and iPad Pro 12.9″, Kensington’s premium dock magnetically attaches tablets to its stand and adds Ethernet, USB-A, USB-C, HDMI, 3.5mm audio, and SD card ports. It also charges your iPad and has a wireless charging station in its base. An optional module charges an Apple Watch too.

Razer Project Brooklyn Chair

Razer Project Brooklyn Chair

During the virtual CES 2021, Razer showed off their concept design for a truly immersive gaming system. It combines a haptic-feedback gaming chair with a wrap-around 60″ OLED display that can roll up and stow behind the seat when not in use. The distance between the gamer and the screen seems a bit close for us though.

Deal: Segway ES2 Ninebot KickScooter

Segway’s ES2 electric scooter can hit speeds up to 15 mph and travel up to 15 miles per charge. It weighs just 27.6 pounds, and folds up for easy one-handed carrying. It has both front- and rear-wheel shocks for a smooth ride, and electro-mechanical anti-lock brakes. Save 15% off the original price in The Awesomer Shop.

AAXA P7 Mini Projector

AAXA’s P7 differentiates itself from cheaper mini projectors by offering a true HD (1920×1080) DLP optical engine, for crisp images up to 120″ diagonal. It’s also got a nice loud speaker. It’ll run on AC, or its 38-watt rechargeable battery runs for up to 90 minutes. AAXA also offers a larger and more expensive model with 4K resolution.

UNO Synth Pro + Synth Pro Desktop

UNO Synth Pro + Synth Pro Desktop

IK Multimedia’s duo of analog synthesizers offer triple wave-morphing oscillators, 256 presets, a 64-step sequencer, studio-grade effects, and a variety of connections, including USB, MIDI, and CV/Gate, along with audio inputs for filters and FX. Available in a 37-key model with aftertouch, and a mini version with capacitive keys.

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Motorola Sonic Sub 500 Speaker

The Motorola Sonic Sub 500 is a slim and compact Bluetooth speaker with an integrated wireless charging pad. Its 5W RMS speaker kicks out big sounds for its size, while its 10W charging pad juices up phones quickly. It’s IPX7 waterproof, so you’re safe to use it outdoors without worry.

Squid Warehouse Robots

Squid Warehouse Robots

BionicHIVE’s unusual warehouse worker robots not only can scurry about on the ground, but they can hook themselves onto tracks on shelving units and climb vertically. They can load and carry small packages and take up very little space so that shelving units can be placed closer together than normal.

Self-erasing Sand Machine

Self-erasing Sand Machine

Using parts from a 3D printer, custom laser-cut components, and LED lighting RCLifeOn created this mechanical table that uses a magnet and a ball bearing to draw complex patterns in sand, only to erase everything it doodles. On the plus side, as soon as it wipes out an image, it gets to work on another.

2021 Razer Blade 15

2021 Razer Blade 15

The latest version of Razer’s powerful but portable gaming machine tops out with an 8-core i7 CPU, NVidia RTX 3080 graphics, and a choice of three 15.6″ screens: a blazing fast 360Hz FHD, 240Hz QHD w/G-Sync, or a super-sharp and accurate 4K. For even more power and a bigger screen, check out the Razer Blade Pro 17.

LinkLens Audio Snow Goggles

LinkLens Audio Snow Goggles

These ski/snowboarding goggles let you listen to your tunes as you zoom down the slopes. They feature open-air drivers and noise cancellation, and a single-ear mode when you need to hear your surroundings. Available with swappable double-layer lenses in Aurora Blue, Arctic Silver, and Sunrise Pink.

GRID Phone Art

GRID Phone Art

GRID Studio turns electronic junk into art. To make their unique wall art, they carefully disassemble old smartphones, then meticulously place and glue their components into a shadowbox frame. They currently make versions based on the iPhone 3GS, 4S, and 5, as well as the Nokia E71, and BlackBerry Bold 9000.

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