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Heat Dissipating iPhone Case

Heat Dissipating iPhone Case
$20  Buy Comment

There are tons of smartphone cases on the market, but many of them can actually trap heat inside your gadgets, potentially shortening their lives. Suorlite’s iPhone case has thousands of tiny perforations, helping ventilation while still protecting your phone.

The Evolution of Console Controllers

The Evolution of Console Controllers

Cheddar shares the origins of the controllers of the N64, and the Xbox and PlayStation series to point out how their designs were not based on ergonomics alone. Sometimes, management or technological constraints led to these familiar forms.

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Anker Roav Bolt

Anker Roav Bolt
$50  Buy Comment

Anker’s Roav Bolt is a compact charger that plugs into your car’s 12v adapter. It can also be used to interact with your smartphone via Google Assistant. Connect your phone via its 3.5mm input or Bluetooth for hands-free calling, music control and navigation.

Upgrading Cheap Speakers

Upgrading Cheap Speakers

There are lots of really cheap speakers out there, and most of them sound like garbage. YouTuber Jisaku kōbō shows us how a pair of $3 speakers can sound much, much better when placed into a pair of proper wooden enclosures. Of course, skilled labor is the real cost here.

Vacuum Tube Flash Drive

Vacuum Tube Flash Drive
$55+  Buy Comment

Slavatech makes USB flash drives that are encased in authentic vacuum tubes. Each one has an LED that lights up when the drive is plugged in. They come in 8GB to 128GB capacities. Touch of Modern has them on sale as of this writing.

iFreezer Go20 Refrigerator

iFreezer Go20 Refrigerator
$399+  Pledge Link Comment

Iceco’s iFreezer Go20 is a portable refrigerator that plugs into a vehicle’s 12v port. It can keep items as cold as -18ºC. It also has a removable divider, and dual-zone temperature control, so you can freeze and cool different items at once.

Capcom Home Arcade

Capcom Home Arcade
~$260  Buy Link Comment

The retro console craze continues. The Capcom Home Arcade is a plug-and-play console shaped like the company’s logo. It’s has real Sanwa arcade controls, and comes loaded with 16 true arcade games, including Darkstalkers, Street Fighter II, and Alien vs. Predator.

Logitech Harmony Express Remote

Logitech Harmony Express Remote
$250  Buy Link Comment

Logitech’s Harmony Express bucks the trend of large and complicated universal remote controls, thanks to Amazon’s Alexa voice control technology. It works with over 250,000 devices, including other smart home appliances. It sets up easily using a companion mobile app.

AirLoop Earphones

AirLoop Earphones
$69+  Pledge Comment

The AirLoop wireless earphones have optional sportband and neckband cables. The cables reduce the risk of losing the earphones and increase the earphones’ battery life. The earphones have touch controls, including for voice assistants.

Mush, Spot, Mush!

Mush, Spot, Mush!

Watch and listen as 10 of Boston Dynamics’ Spotpower robots work together to pull a truck along a slight uphill grade. The clacking of 40 robot dog feet marching in unison is a sneak preview of what awaits humankind in the coming robopocalypse.

Learn to Code Master Class

Learn to Code Master Class
$29  Buy Comment

Whether you want to build desktop or mobile apps, you need to keep your skills sharp. This series of courses will help you master full-stack web development, and programming in languages like C++, C#, Python, and JavaScript. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.

Machining the Eiffel Tower

Machining the Eiffel Tower

German CNC machine maker Hermle shares footage of its C 42 U 5-axis milling machine cranking out an intricate model of the Eiffel Tower, carved from a single block of solid aluminum. Why can’t we have a machine like this in The Awesomer office?

Topo Gamepad Mountable Monitor

Topo Gamepad Mountable Monitor
~$69+  Buy Link Comment

The Topo is a 7″ 720p IPS LCD monitor that comes with your choice of a PS4 or Xbox One gamepad mount. It’s a great lightweight choice for console gaming on the go. It has a full size HDMI port, a 3.5mm jack and a microUSB power port.

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Cyber Security Certification Bundle

Cyber Security Certification Bundle
$Pay What You Want  Buy Comment

You might know web development or systems administration, but do you know how to harden your systems against hackers and other security threats? Name your price and up your skills with this extensive series of cybersecurity training in The Awesomer Shop.

Jumbo for iOS

Jumbo for iOS

Jumbo is a privacy app that makes it easy to access your social media account’s deletion or security settings. Right now, it lets you delete old tweets and your Google search history, as well as set your Facebook privacy settings. It will soon work with Instagram and Tinder.

Eve Smart Energy Strip

Eve Smart Energy Strip
$100  Buy Comment

Eve’s Energy Strip is a smart and stylish power strip that has built-in surge protection. It also supports Apple’s Homekit, so you can toggle connected devices via Siri or your iOS device. It has three generously spaced outlets and a durable aluminum frame.

LaCie Rugged Shuttle Drives

LaCie Rugged Shuttle Drives
$85+  Buy Link Comment

LaCie’s Rugged RAID Shuttle external drive now maxes out at a substantial 8 TB. They also now have USB-C and Thunderbolt 3-compatible versions. The drives are resistant to drops, rain, dust and crushing, and use Seagate’s encryption technology.

Axis Gear

Axis Gear
$249  Buy Link Comment

The Axis Gear is a motor that works with any window shade or blind that has a cord loop or beaded chain. It has a touch strip that lets you control one or more units at once. You can also use its app to automatically activate units based on a schedule.

B&O Beovision Harmony TV

B&O Beovision Harmony TV

Bang & Olufsen’s artful television is designed to blend in with its surroundings. When it’s turned off, the TV’s OLED screen lowers and becomes partially covered by its two aluminum and oak covers, making it look more like a cabinet. Drops Fall 2019.

The Smash-Proof Guitar

The Smash-Proof Guitar

Sandvik created what it believes is a nearly indestructible guitar. Its body was 3D printed out of titanium, while its neck, fretboard and hub were milled from stainless steel. They let prolific axe wrecker Yngwie Malsmsteen put it to the test.

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CD / Frame Rates

CD / Frame Rates

Captain Disillusion pauses from debunking viral videos to provide a little education for video newbies, with a great primer on how frame rates work, how they affect moving images, and why the NTSC broadcast TV standard is still an odd 29.97 fps.

LED Tracing Pad

LED Tracing Pad
$25  Buy Comment

It used to be that artist’s lightboxes were big, clunky things. Now, thanks to modern LED and optics tech, they’re thin and portable. This one has a 12″ x 8.5″ surface, perfect for tracing images onto letter-sized paper. Save 49% in The Awesomer Shop.

Hero Arm Bionic Arm

Hero Arm Bionic Arm
$Upon Request  Buy Link Comment

Open Bionics’ Hero Arm is an electronic prosthetic arm that is custom made using 3D scanning and 3D printing. It’s controlled by muscle movements and has haptic feedback, beepers, buttons and lights. It also has swappable covers.

Excel Data Analyst Training

Excel Data Analyst Training
$49  Buy Comment

While Excel is a great tool for calculations, it’s also a wonder at crunching data and analyzing it. Learn to get the most out of the spreadsheet with this online training covering data manipulation, analytics, and visualization. Another great deal from The Awesomer Shop.

After Effects Content Aware for Video

After Effects Content Aware for Video

Adobe Photoshop’s magical Content Aware Fill feature can now be applied to videos, thanks to the April 2019 release of Adobe After Effects. It offers a variety of ways to flag unwanted objects in a frame and remove them from the environment.

Cassette Tape Speaker

Cassette Tape Speaker
$35  Buy Comment

While it’s unlikely to be the loudest or most high-fidelity speaker every day, we’ve gotta hand it to Suck UK for cramming a Bluetooth speaker into the case of a classic cassette tape. We don’t recommend sticking this thing into your old tape player.

Device Orchestra: Happy

Device Orchestra: Happy

12 credit card terminals and a small sewing machine, members of the ever-changing lineup of the Device Orchestra, perform a rendition of Pharrell Williams’ hit track Happy, bringing a smile to our faces, and not wasting too much receipt paper in the process.

PowerUp Dart

PowerUp Dart
$40  Buy Comment

PowerUp’s R/C paper airplane kit lets you perform tricks. Use the Dart’s app to do a barrel roll, a loop, an Immelman turn and more. The motor can propel paper planes up to 25mph, and you can even attach landing gear. Save $10 in The Awesomer Shop.

Hot Pocket Portable Heater

Hot Pocket Portable Heater
$99+  Pledge Comment

Sierra Madre Research’s Hot Pocket is a soft, portable, battery-powered heater for the outdoors. You can use it to preheat your sleeping bag or put it on yourself wherever you are to stay warm. It works for up to 6h per charge, and also has a USB charging port.

E-Pad E-ink Android Tablet

E-Pad E-ink Android Tablet
$449+  Pledge Comment

Eewrite’s E-Pad is a 10.1″ e-ink Android tablet. It has both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE connectivity via a SIM slot. It reads most document formats and uses Wacom technology for its optional stylus, making for a responsive writing and drawing experience.

TossingBot

TossingBot

Engineers from Princeton University and Google Brain Robotics show off a pair of robotic arms which work together with custom algorithms to toss and catch small objects. Machine learning allows the system to quickly figure out how to toss new objects accurately.

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