Today’s computers and gadgets are built from molded plastics and precision-cut metals, while vintage objects had so much character because of their use materials that can be imperfect. DIY Perks decided to build himself a unique PC that looks amazing because of its use of more traditional materials.
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Created to celebrate The Rise of Skywalker, unique Star Wars and Coca-Cola collectibles have one of two light-up lightsaber designs, both illuminated by a custom-cut, flexible OLED light source. Sadly, they’re only destined for Singapore at this point, with just 8000 bottles being randomly distributed to 45 secret locations.
NVIDIA’s powerful Android TV streaming media player not only supports 4K and HDR, but it has a Plex server built in, support for USB peripherals, and can stream games from NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW cloud gaming service. It also features AI-enhanced 4K upscaling for lower-resolution content, and works great as a game emulator.
As biotech advances, the quality of life for disabled people has the potential to improve dramatically. Bloomberg introduces us to engineers from MIT’s Biomechatronics Lab, including Everett Lawson, who had an experimental kind of amputation which lets him directly control a robotic leg and foot with his mind.
Just because you’re a road warrior doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a good work space. The Co/Studio is a portable office that fits into your backpack. It includes a laptop power bank, wireless charger, organizer wallet, folding mouse pad, and a versatile desk pad that doubles as a privacy shield, laptop stand, and more.
Amazon’s largest Echo speaker is a direct shot across the bow of Apple’s HomePod – for a hundred bucks less. It uses five speakers to fill your room with rich, dynamic sound, and self-calibrates to your space. It supports lossless audio streaming, Dolby Atmos, and 3D audio formats. Naturally, it works with Alexa.
WeatherFlow’s personal weather station can be mounted outside of your home, and has built-in rain, light, wind, pressure, temperature, lightning, and humidity sensors. It provides realtime data, records historical trends, and works with AI technology to deliver personalized forecasts for your specific location.
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Artiphon’s Orba is a unique instrument that is sort of the musical equivalent of a fidget spinner. It combines a synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller all in one, and is small enough to hold in the palm of your hand. It’s great for tinkering around with all kinds of sounds whether you’re bored or working on your next great composition.
Santa’s sleigh will be filled with Apple Watch 5s and AirPod Pros this holiday. Hopefully he’ll also distribute Mophie’s 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad, a top accessory to solve charging cord headaches and tabletop overcrowding. This Qi-compatible unit quick charges an iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch at the same time.
This Bluetooth speaker might be tiny, but it cranks out an unexpected amount of volume for its size. It has a sleek metallic look, and runs for up to 4 hours per charge. You can even pair two together for true stereo sound. Save an additional 20% in The Awesomer Shop with code BFSAVE20. (expires 12/3/19)
This video from Quebec’s Laval University Robotics Laboratory shows off a really fascinating mechanism – unlike any we’ve seen before. By moving its jointed legs along two belt-driven lines, it’s able to maneuver its center gripper without any limitations on its rotation, as well as to change its height and overall position.
Yohann’s elegant wood laptop stand puts your Apple MacBook or MacBook Pro at a more ergonomically-correct height and angle, while adding a beautifully-sculpted work of art to your desktop. Made in Italy from either walnut or oak wood. Save 20% on Black Friday with code FRIDAY20.
Amazon’s value-priced, compact Echo device plugs into any outlet, adding Alexa voice assistant capability unobtrusively to any room. It provides smart home control, weather, traffic, and other information, and has a built-in USB port for powering other devices or attaching a 3rd-party motion sensor or smart nightlight.
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Expressive E’s keyboard gives musicians an incredible amount of expressiveness, with each key capturing subtle movements that influence pitch, loudness, and many other attributes. It works in concert with a robust sound engine by Haken Audio to produce amazingly warm and enveloping sounds. It also works as a MIDI controller.
This specialized camera sits at the tip of a 3-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. Its waterproof, and has an LED light source for illuminating your subject. Connects via Wi-Fi. Save an extra 20% off with code BFSAVE20 (expires 12/3/19)
TokyoFlash’s futuristic looking timepiece features real carbon fiber components, and a sculpted display that looks like turbine fan blades. Time is indicated via animated LED tubes, which operate in two different display modes. Available with red, blue, or green LEDs.
The dancers of Pyroterra Fire & Light show off one of their coolest props. The LED Cube FT is a large, but lightweight cube packed with 1368 RGB LEDs designed for stage performances. The collapsible cubes have a programmable chip on board for storing sequences and can be controlled remotely from up to 200 meters away.
Whether you own a collection of records you haven’t played in a while, or you’re just hopping onto the vinyl bandwagon, this Altec Lansing turntable is a good place to start. It’s got a 3-speed belt drive, stereo speakers, and Bluetooth streaming. Save an extra 15% in The Awesomer Shop with code BFSAVE15 (expires 12/13/19)
Copenhagen audio company AIAIAI’s premium over-the-ear headphones are designed for exceptional sound and comfort. Their bio-cellulose speaker diaphragms are engineered to reduce distortion, while their cushions are Alcantara-wrapped memory foam. In wired or wireless versions with Aptx HD support.
PGA masters and side-betting amateurs are guaranteed an equally serious advantage with Bushnell Golf’s advanced rangefinder. The Pro XE assesses distance for uphill and downhill shots with its Slope technology, factors in temperature and barometric pressure, and provides visual and vibration feedback when it locks onto the flag.
Take a trip back to the 1950s, when appliance company Westinghouse shared their vision for the “all electric” house of the future. While some of the user interfaces are incredibly dated, there are some ideas here that would find their way to homes in the 21st century – and yet others we’d still love to see.
When it comes to guitars, the strings are one of the most critical elements. But James Bruton built this electronic guitar that’s played not by plucking strings, but by scanning barcodes. It has four necks and uses an Arduino MEGA board to map the scanned data into USB and MIDI signals to control a synthesizer.
Scientists from the University of Sussex are developing a method of displaying 3D tactile images using ultrasonic waves. The system works by levitating a small plastic bead and rapidly maneuvering it to create a persistence of vision effect. If they can move more dots or move them faster, they could create more complex images.
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