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Sony Xperia Pro-I Smartphone

Sony Xperia Pro-I Smartphone

Sony crammed the 1″ sensor from its RX100 VII camera into a smartphone for outstanding low light performance and bokeh. The main camera has a 24mm lens with f/2.0 and f/4.0 modes, flanked by 16mm ultrawide and 50mm telephoto cameras. It has a BIONZ X processor and can shoot up to 20 fps with auto-focus.

Hyperkin Duke 20th Anniversary Controllers

Hyperkin Duke 20th Anniversary Controllers
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To celebrate 20 years of Xbox, Hyperkin is offering these limited edition “Duke” controllers for today’s Microsoft consoles and Windows PCs. The wired controller has vibration feedback, a headset jack, and a display that plays the original Xbox startup animation inside the Xbox button. Available in black, white, or purple Cortana variants.

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The Legend of YouAreAnIdiot

The Legend of YouAreAnIdiot

In the early 2000s, a website made the rounds that wreaked havoc on many computers, slowing them to a crawl as attempts to close its Flash animated windows only spawned more windows. NationSquid looks back at the story of YouAreAnIdiot and why it drew curious internet users like moths to a flame.

Tanoshibe Arcade Cabinet

Tanoshibe Arcade Cabinet

Unlike most arcade cabinets, Tanoshibe works with your existing gaming systems. Available in 10″ or 24″ sizes, these tabletop cabinets feature arcade joysticks and buttons and work with Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, PC, and even smartphones. An optional emulator board and base upgrade it to a standalone arcade machine.

LED Video Cube

LED Video Cube

There are some off-the-shelf kits out there for building colorful LED cubes, but we’ve never seen anything quite as impressive as Mike Caan’s custom-built light cube, which features a whopping 24,576 RGB LEDs across its six 64×64 faces, each capable of displaying animations and videos uploaded from his computer.

Enkl Sound Bluetooth Speaker

Enkl Sound Bluetooth Speaker

Enkl’s high-end Bluetooth speaker features a modern Danish design, cranks out up to 125 dB of sound, and can run for up to 80 hours on a single charge. It has three drivers and supports multi-user Bluetooth playback. The 22-pound speaker has a grab handle on the back for carrying and is IPX4 water-resistant.

Tatamel Folding Electric Moped

Tatamel Folding Electric Moped

Japanese company ICOMA has created an electric moped that folds down into a package that can be carried and stored under a desk or in a closet. It measures just 27.5″ x 26.7″ x 10″ when folded, but opens up to roughly double that size for riding. Its Li-Po battery provides up to 31 miles of range, with a top speed of 25 mph.

Splay Folding Display

Splay Folding Display

Carry a 24.5″ HD screen wherever you go with the Splay folding display. It combines a short-throw projector with a pop-up rear projection screen to give you a big picture for watching movies, playing games, or doing demos and presentations. The projector can also be used to produce up to an 80″ image in standalone mode.

Fisher-Price Bluetooth Chatter Telephone

Fisher-Price Bluetooth Chatter Telephone
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Your childhood is calling, and this time there’s someone on the other end of the line when you pick up. That’s right, the classic Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone is back with an upgraded model that can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth so you can make phone calls with it. Every executive needs one of these on their desk.

Building a Stroboscopic Water Display

Building a Stroboscopic Water Display

Inspired by a Gatorade ad that used strobes to display images on falling water, 3Dprintedlife wanted to replicate the idea on a smaller scale. He developed a desktop version that uses solenoid valves to release water droplets illuminated by an LED strobe light. It only displays 2D images, but he plans on making a 3D version.

DIY Ultra-Bright Outdoor TV

DIY Ultra-Bright Outdoor TV

If you’ve ever tried to watch TV outdoors, you know that the picture washes out in the sun. DIY Perks shows us how he built a custom outdoor TV by hacking a grid of bright LED lighting onto the back of an LCD panel recycled from a broken TV. To keep it from overheating, he built a water-cooling system using a pump and a car radiator.

Luci Solar String Lights

Luci Solar String Lights
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Add a splash of light to your campsite, nighttime tailgating, or backyard dinner party with these solar-powered string lights from MPOWERD. They attach to a charging puck that holds an 18-foot length of cord, dotted with 20 LEDs. It runs for up to 20 hours per charge, and is available in both warm white and color versions.

Inflatable Outdoor Projection Screen

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Enjoy movies, sporting events, and video games in your backyard with Kodak’s inflatable projection screen. Just blow up its structure with the included electric air pump, and attach the screen straps for a massive 12-foot diagonal screen. (Projector not included.)

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EPOS x Sennheiser GSX 1200 Pro Gaming Amplifier

EPOS x Sennheiser GSX 1200 Pro Gaming Amplifier
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This slick peripheral combines a DAC and a headphone amp. It connects to PCs or Macs via Micro-USB and has 3.5 mm headphone, microphone, and aux jacks. It supports audio sample rates up to 24-bit / 96 kHz, and drives headphones from 16 to 150 ohms. It also has 7.1 surround sound using EPOS’s Binaural Rendering Engine.

Walking + Flying Robot

Walking + Flying Robot

There are robots out there that can walk on two legs and drones that can fly. But Leonardo can do both, using its rotors to help it balance while walking. It can even skateboard and slackline. Veritasium takes a look at this unusual hybrid robot being developed by engineers at the Aerospace Robotics and Control Lab at Caltech.

VHS Hoodie

VHS Hoodie
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Be kind and rewind to the 1980s with MoonLambo’s graphic hoodie, inspired by VHS cassette box art. Its made from a soft and cozy mix of polyester, cotton, and elastane for stretch, and is dye-sublimated to keep its looks from fading – unlike that Lethal Weapon tape you rented from Blockbuster that’s been played 1000 times.

V-MODA Hexamove True Wireless Earbuds

V-MODA Hexamove True Wireless Earbuds
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V-MODA’s true wireless earbuds combine their trademark hexagonal design with crisp 6mm drivers and up to 6 hours of playback per charge (plus 18 hours from their charging case). The Hexamove Light is the standard model, while the Hexamove Pro offers greater fitting versatility and interchangeable decorative shields.

LEGO Playing Card Gun

LEGO Playing Card Gun

While it’s not as powerful or accurate as Mark Rober’s motorized playing card thrower, Brick Experiment Channel’s version is still pretty sweet, and was built entirely using LEGO components, giving it double the geek cred. Now we want him to build a version that fires cash… or minifigs.

ArcDroid CNC Plasma Cutter Robot

ArcDroid CNC Plasma Cutter Robot

CNC plasma cutters are big and expensive, but this tabletop robot lets anyone add a computer-controlled metal cutter to their workshop. While it can be used with CAD software, it requires no external computer for operation. Its arm can also be used to trace cutting templates. It can cut an area up to 26” x 15”. Plasma torch not included.

Stacked Rings RGB LED Floor Lamp

Stacked Rings RGB LED Floor Lamp
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This modern floor lamp from Lamp Depot brings an array of vibrant colors into your space. The 43″ tall structure consists of five balancing rings with embedded RGB LED lights. The included remote control lets you choose from 16 million colors and 358 different lighting effects. Made from aluminum and silicone.

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HyperGear Magnetic Power Bank

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Keep your phone charged up on the go with this snap-on magnetic charging pack from HyperGear. The 5000 mAh pack is Apple MagSafe compatible and juices up phones and other gadgets quickly via its 20W USB-C and 18W USB ports.

JLab GO Work Wireless On-Ear Headset

JLab GO Work Wireless On-Ear Headset
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Go hands-free for Zoom meetings with a wireless headset that lets you comfortably multi-task. The JLab GO Work headset uses Bluetooth multipoint connectivity to switch between computer and phone tasks without re-pairing. Big bang for the buck with 45 hours of playtime, two listening modes (voice + music), and a 30 ft. range.

Retro Tech: Cassette-Changing Boombox

Retro Tech: Cassette-Changing Boombox

Techmoan takes a look at one of the stranger boomboxes ever made, the Mitsubishi TX-L50. At first glance, it’s a perfectly ordinary-looking boombox, but this one has a mechanism that lets it play both sides of up to five cassettes for up to 10 hours of continuous music when used with 120-minute tapes.

Big Mouth Billy Beetlejuice

Big Mouth Billy Beetlejuice

The scene in Beetlejuice where the Maitland’s possess the dinner party and make their unwanted houseguests sing “Day-O” is a classic. Now imagine if the same thing happened to a school of Big Mouth Billy Basses, and you’d have this video. You’re welcome.

Hex DIY Home Security System

This easy-to-use home security system detects motion. Each of its pucks connects wirelessly to a base station, notifying your smartphone of movement, and setting off an ear-piercing siren when you’re not home. Its AI tech is smart enough to filter out things like pets and robot vacuum cleaners. Save 15% in The Awesomer Shop.

Canon VR Dual Fisheye EOS R Lens

Canon VR Dual Fisheye EOS R Lens

Canon’s strange-looking lens turns EOS R mirrorless cameras into virtual reality shooting machines. It has a pair of 5.2mm f/2.8 fisheye lenses and can shoot stereoscopic 3D 180° VR imagery with a single image sensor. Combined with the EOS R5, it can capture incredibly crisp VR thanks to the camera’s 8K capabilities.

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