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Sinji Flexible Borescope Camera

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This Wi-Fi enabled camera sits at the tip of a 2-meter-long cable, allowing you to grab images in dark and hard-to-access places, like inside of a wall or even down your drain. It’s waterproof, and has six bright LED lights for illuminating your subject. Save an additional 15% with code VIP15 through 10.5.2021.

Alopow Resin Case Keyboard

Alopow Resin Case Keyboard
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KBDfans sells this unique 60% keyboard which features a beautiful case made by swirling together shades of resin. It comes in six color combinations and includes OSA Mustard keycaps. Its translucent case material allows internal lighting to shine through. Available with a wide variety of premium mechanical switches.

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Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless Earbuds

Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless Earbuds
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Skullcandy has built its brand on reliable audio quality at a budget price. Now they take a bow with their first Active Noise Canceling true wireless earbuds, Indy ANC, the brand’s best performer yet. Up to 19 hours of battery, water-resistance, lag-free connection, ambient listening mode, Tile tracking, and a wireless charging case.

Enjoy the Floppy Disks

Enjoy the Floppy Disks

Paweł Zadrożniak offers up another great electromechanical cover version of a popular song, this time taking on the 1990 Depeche Mode track Enjoy the Silence. Ironically, the sound of a table full of 3.5″ floppy drives, hard drives, and a flatbed scanner grinding away at their stepper motors is anything but silent.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

Microsoft replaces its Surface Book with a new design that combines the best of tablets and laptops. Rather than a removable display, its touchscreen pulls forward over the keyboard in studio mode. It packs an 11th-gen Core i5 or Core i7 CPU with an Intel Iris Xe or Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU and a 14.4″ 201 PPI 120Hz display.

Haxson AirFan All-in-One Smart Fan

Haxson AirFan All-in-One Smart Fan

Haxson’s unique household appliance goes beyond ordinary fans, embedding many useful features into its sleek, modern housing. In addition to cooling, AirFan can produce heat, purify the air, and works as a clock, Bluetooth speaker, Alexa device, and light. Its design allows it to be mounted horizontally or vertically.

Thumby Keychain Game System

Thumby Keychain Game System

Developed by TinyCircuits, the Thumby is basically the world’s smallest Game Boy. It measures just 1.2″ x 0.7″ x 0.3″, and packs a Raspberry Pi RP2040 processor and a tiny 72×40 OLED screen. The system comes pre-loaded with five retro games, and players can upload their own custom games. Launches on Kickstarter 9.28.2021 for $19.

Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves

Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves
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Improve your mobile gaming accuracy with Razer’s fingertip sleeves. They’re designed to improve aim and control while keeping fingers dry and cool. They’re made from stretchy nylon and spandex, woven with conductive silver fiber to ensure contact with capacitive touchscreens.

DashCam Car Safety Camera

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Protect yourself and your car with this bargain-priced windshield camera. It shoots crisp 1080p footage, triggering when it detects motion. It has a wide 140º viewing angle, and can continuously record on a loop. In the event of a collision, it automatically locks the current recording.

Stainless Steel Alpha Keycaps

Stainless Steel Alpha Keycaps
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Teamwolf’s real stainless steel keycaps give your keyboard a slick and modern look while increasing the durability of its most-used keys. The set includes all 26 letters of the English alphabet, with laser-cut characters to allow backlighting to shine through. Compatible with Cherry MX switches and clones.

LEGO Mangle Rack Mechanisms

LEGO Mangle Rack Mechanisms

LEGO machine master Akiyuki shows some fascinating and unusual mechanisms. The designs were inspired by a “mangle rack,” which converts circular motion into rectilinear motion by moving a gear along the outside of a set of pins. He uses the method to smoothly move shapes around a track and to create a clock display.

Pelican Voyager iPhone Case

Pelican Voyager iPhone Case
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Apple’s iPhone 13 has dropped. Before you drop that fragile $1000 phone put it in a protective case that means business. Pelican’s clear, four-layer Voyager case is tested to military standards to protect against impact, dust, shocks, and 18-foot drops. Comes with a swivel-clipped holster that converts to a kickstand.

Marshall Minor III Headphones

Marshall Minor III Headphones
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Marshall applies their signature style and audio expertise to a pair of true wireless headphones. They pack custom-tuned drivers for clean and crisp sound and intuitive touch-based controls. They run for 5 hours per charge and up to 25 hours of recharges with the included charging case.

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Wooden Laser Synthesizer

Wooden Laser Synthesizer

Rather than go with an off-the-shelf synthesizer, Edward Black Rose built his own from scrap wood. Its wooden keys make strings vibrate between a laser and a photocell, then send that signal to a software synthesizer. It’s not ideal for creating polyphonic sounds, but it’s a clever design nonetheless.

GoPro HERO10 Black

GoPro HERO10 Black

The 2021 GoPro model has the most powerful processor yet, a GP2 chip that can shoot 5.3K video at 60fps, 4K at 120fps, and 2.7K at 240fps (8x slow-mo). HyperSmooth 4.0 ensures stable video in all modes, and it can shoot 23 megapixel still images too. A removable lens cover beads water and reduces unwanted lens flare.

Marshall Stanmore II Bluetooth Speaker

Marshall’s mid-size wireless speaker kicks out extraordinary sound, and looks great doing it. It packs two 15W and one 50W Class D amplifier wrapped up in a wooden cabinet with Marshall’s iconic styling. Save 10% with coupon code MARSHALL10 at checkout in The Awesomer Shop.

7200-Segment Display

7200-Segment Display

Numeric displays typically have seven segments. Artist and engineer Chris Combs linked together 288 four-digit displays for a total 7200 segments once you factor in the colons. It can be programmed to show large digits or other moving images. It’s on display at VisArts’ Concourse Gallery in Rockville, MD through 10.17.21.

LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema Displays

LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema Displays

LG giant DVLED screens have millions of individual self-illuminating LEDs for vibrant, high-contrast images. The screens will come in 2K, 4K, and 8K resolutions in sizes from 108″ to 325″ diagonal, and both 16:9 and ultrawide 32:9 configurations. The high-end displays are available only via custom installers.

Marshall Uxbridge Voice Speaker

Marshall Uxbridge Voice Speaker

This tabletop speaker features iconic Marshall amp styling, with the usefulness of a built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant. It has a 30-watt class-D amplifier, Airplay 2, Bluetooth, and Spotify Connect capability, and you use them to create a multi-room audio system. A Google Assistant version is also in the works.

LED Electric Guitar

LED Electric Guitar

Thanks to modern technology, low-voltage, electronically-controlled lighting can be integrated into all kinds of things. Immerge Interactive shows off a project they did where they embedded colorful LED illumination into a Fender Telecaster guitar. It works with their software to display patterns in sync with the music.

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EC1 Briefcase Synthesizer

EC1 Briefcase Synthesizer

Artist Love Hultén is a genius at designing and building retro-modernist technology. His EC1 is a custom analog synthesizer and beat making machine that folds up briefcase style when not in use. Someday, we hope to commission Love to build us something for The Awesomer HQ.

TAU Tiny 3-in-1 Power Bank

The TAU battery pack is small enough to fit on your keychain or hang from your belt loop. It packs a 1400 mAh battery and has integrated USB-C, Micro-USB, and Lightning connectors, so you can charge any phone without carrying around a cable. It comes with a charging dock that can sit on a desk or mount on a wall.

Skittle Pixel8r

Skittle Pixel8r

This bit of geeky fun comes courtesy of builder JohnO3, who created a machine which works like a giant dot-matrix printer. Except in this case, it deposits colorful and tangy Skittles to create its prints instead of droplets of ink. He provided the full build details on Instructables, should you want to build your own candy printer.

Turbine Umbrella Hat

Turbine Umbrella Hat

Maker Ivan Miranda lives in a beautiful place in Spain. But he hates when it rains there, and he doesn’t like carrying an umbrella. So he set about the task of engineering a motorized helmet that uses a powerful motor and a turbine to blow the rain away from his body. And yes, it works in real rain.

MarsQuest Audio Sunglasses

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These may look like ordinary sunglasses, but their temples pack tiny speakers, a battery, and a microphone, so they double as headphones. They feature polarized lenses with UVA/UVB protection and offer up to 5 hours of talk and music time via a Bluetooth wireless connection.

The Wall Fall Clock

The Wall Fall Clock

A young engineer named Burke McGabe got it in his head to build something totally unnecessary but nonetheless entertaining. What looks like an ordinary wall clock is designed to automatically fall off the wall any time he looks at it to check the time. It’s seen better days after all of its crashes.

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