Triple Aught Design presents a fresh take on an ancient wearable. The shemagh dates back thousands of years as a protective accessory for harsh desert conditions. This 100% long-staple cotton version features a topographical skull map design, and can keep your face, eyes, and neck out of the sun, wind, or sand.
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William Sun Petrus took an old 1920s Remington Portable typewriter and modded it into an electronic drum machine. Basically, it works as a MIDI controller, so it can play whatever sounds he loads into Ableton. He had to remix the live audio so you could hear it over the mechanical clacking sounds though.
Would you love a handheld gaming system that can play classic Wii and GameCube games with actual Nintendo hardware? Shank Mods shows off a kit that lets you build your own portable using the actual circuit board from a Wii. GMan’s slick, professional looking system simply trounces those that run emulators.
Over the years, there have been numerous different ways of storing data on physical media. The 8-Bit Guy went all out, finding more than 100 different information storage media, from early wax cylinders to punch cards and gigantic tapes used for mainframe computers. That 16″ vinyl record is crazy.
Jackery’s most powerful battery pack cranks out up to 1000 watts of power, so you can even use it to power small appliances. It has three 110V AC outlets, two USB-C ports, two USB-A port (one QC 3.0), and a 12V DC port. It can also be recharged with Jackery’s optional 100W solar panels.
Artificial intelligence is getting better at identifying objects in still images, and more recently in video. Now machine learning tech is getting smart enough to look at what’s happening in a video and answer questions about what it has seen. Two Minute Papers provides a brief overview of CLEVRER and its capabilities.
Clearly inspired by the old Atari Video Music, Critter & Guitari’s EYESY creates abstract visuals to go with your sounds. Its dials and buttons let you tweak its images to your heart’s content. It accepts audio via a 1/2″ jack, and outputs its real-time art via HDMI or composite video for a retro look. It can also be controlled via MIDI.
Using a regular computer mouse every day can lead to repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. Sinji’s sharkfin style wireless mouse is designed to put your right hand and lower arm in a more neutral position, improving comfort, and potentially reducing the risk of injury. It’s 45% off in The Awesomer Shop.
Celebrating the upcoming launch of Cyberpunk 2077, this limited-edition 1TB Xbox One X has a futuristic, but distressed look with glow-in-the-dark details, unique lighting, and a two-tone gloss/matte controller. It drops in June 2020, though the game doesn’t come out until September.
Last Christmas, maker Jiří Praus decided he wanted a unique ornament. So he set about building a light-up sphere that can display colorful patterns. He built the orb using meticulously-soldered brass wires, 194 individual RGB LEDs, and an ESP32 microcontroller. Check out the full build details on Instructables.
TwelveSouth’s protective skin sets give your laptop a whole new look, with wraps to cover the top, bottom, palm rests, and key caps of your MacBook. They come in aqua, black, coral, forest green, and deep rose color schemes. Currently available for the 13″ MacBook Pro (USB-C model), but keep an eye out for other models.
Smartphones have some great cameras built into them, but they’re not usually as tweakable as a DSLR. The Pictar Pro case aims to close that gap, adding knobs for adjusting exposure and preset modes, along with a companion app that provides access to manual camera settings. It doubles as a wireless battery pack.
Humble teamed up with publisher Morgan & Claypool for this bundle of e-books which dive deep into the science, math, and technology of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Pay what you want, and the more you spend, the more e-books you get. A portion of every purchase goes to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.
3dDecors‘ compact USB keyboard adds a series of dedicated buttons and controls for working with Photoshop. While it’s not nearly as slick as the Loupedeck Creative Tool, it costs substantially less, offers quick access to frequently used tools, and has two control knobs which can be used to adjust slider values.
Designers Graham Plumb and Stephen Braitsch collaborated on this amazing mechanical display that uses a series of 180 magnets to write text in a pool of ferrofluid. They built 10 custom machines which are programmed to raise and lower magnets, creating the segmented letters in the oily fluid.
This high end laptop from ASUS’ gaming brand packs two displays, a 15″ main screen in either HD or 4K, and a 14.1″ ultrawide touchscreen that pops up above its keyboard for displaying game stats, windows, stock tickers, and more. It’s got plenty of ports, a GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU, and up to a Core i9-10980HK CPU.
Do you stream and share videos online? This useful software offers quick and easy background replacement for podcasts, vlogs, and game streaming, all without a green screen. It works in concert with various Windows streaming and video conferencing apps. Save 59% on a lifetime subscription on The Awesomer Shop.
A powerful and durable portable Bluetooth speaker, the DemerBox may be your best bet. Its electronics are installed inside a waterproof Pelican case, so it’s tough as nails, cranks out powerful bass, and doubles as a carrying case for small items. It lasts up to 40 hours per charge and has a USB charging port inside.
We’ve all been on conference calls where you wondered if your presence was really necessary. Our preferred approach is to tune out until we hear our names mentioned, but Matt Reed’s idea is even better. He created a AI-based clone to stand in for him. It’s more than a little rough around the edges though.
One of the slicker looking desks we’ve seen for PC gamers, the Z1-S features dynamic “Z”-shaped metal legs, a faux carbon fiber surface, and has built in blue LED lighting, a headphone hook, drink holder, and a stand for controllers and games. PC cart and monitor arms sold separately.
No matter how much of a neat freak you are, toothbrushes and their caddies collect germs. The Lumio toothbrush aims to end that by retracting its head into a ultraviolet cleaning compartment between uses, killing 99.9% of germs. Plus, it cleans teeth with ultrasonic power, and takes interchangeable DuPont brush heads.
Twelve South presents an elegant wallet style case for your iPhone. The slimline case is made with premium leather that protects both the back and front of the phone, and supports automatic wake/sleep for iPhone X/XS/11 Pro. It’s got two card slots inside, doubles as a display stand, and is compatible with Qi chargers.
The Cybertool M is a 32-in-1 pocket tool comes from the leading maker of Swiss Army knives. It packs blades, bit wrenches, hex sockets, torx, hex, pozidriv bits, screwdrivers, pen, pliers, and wire tools, making it the perfect EDC for anyone who works on gadgets. Also has tweezers, a toothpick, and key ring.
Designer and maker Love Hultén is best known for his retro-inspired video game and computer builds. But this one is quite different – an electromechanical drum machine that plays rhythms using a MIDI sequencer. Each of its components is modular, so it can be reconfigured to create unique audio sculptures.
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