Olight’s ridiculously over-the-top flashlight cranks out a blinding 25,000 lumens of brightness. It packs in six Cree XHP70.2 LEDs, and runs on a whopping eight 18650 rechargeable batteries. It’ll only run for 3 minutes at its top brightness, but 100 minutes at 6400 lumens, which is more than enough for anything we can think of.
There are professional card throwers out there who can land a playing card on its edge every time. But if you don’t possess those skills, you could always build a mechanical solution, like The Practical Engineer did. His motorized launcher can fire playing cards at speeds nearing 200km/h (or about 124 mph).
Pelican’s soft-sided cooler bags make it easy and comfortable to carry bottles and cans. The Dayventure Backpack has plenty of room for carrying items in its top section, while chilling a six-pack in its bottom. The dedicated Dayventure Sling cooler holds 12 cans and ice, or up to 4 wine bottles.
Device Orchestra plays a cover version of the classic theme song from Knight Rider on a variety of clicking and vibrating gadgets, including a typewriter, a pair of credit card terminals, and an electric toothbrush in a black leather jacket. Though we wish he got an R/C Trans Am to play KITT.
Carry your meal to school or work in one of these playful plastic lunch totes that looks like an oversize LEGO block. The brick box comes in blue, red, yellow, black, light green, or lavender, and measures 6.8″ x 6.5″ x 4.6″, which is perfect if you’re watching your portion sizes. They’re also good for storing and carrying LEGO pieces.
Given the way season three of Stranger Things ended, we didn’t know if we’d ever see Hopper again. Well now that we have the teaser for the fourth installment, we think we have our answer. Of course, Hop could just have an evil identical twin laying train tracks in Russia too.
Prop builder Odin Makes shows off one of his coolest and complex projects yet, a replica of the famed gravity gun from Half-Life 2. He based his design on a 3D digital model, then printed templates to create plastic and foam parts. More than 15 years after the game’s release, it’s still one of our favorite weapons ever.
For 2021, the already fun to drive Toyota GR Supra 3.0 gets a power bump to 382hp, shaving 2/10ths off its 0-to-60 time, down to 3.9 sec. A 2.0-liter turbo-4 version is also on tap with 255hp and 295 lb-ft. of torque, as well as an A91 special edition with carbon fiber bits, matte black wheels, and a sweet new Refraction Blue paint color.
Gareth Evans, the man behind the lens of The Raid films brings his dark, gritty, and visceral style to this TV drama about warring crime organizations in the underworld of London, England. It’s headed to Sky Atlantic in the UK, and Cinemax here in the states. More here.
Young geeks will love to complete the challenges in this DIY book, filled with 20 different science experiments and craft projects inspired by the Star Wars universe. Using household objects, kids from 8-12+ will build their own mouse droid, a Tatooine sand globe, tabletop gliding landspeeders, and more.
Hockey players are notorious for some of the most spectacular scrums in professional sports. Let’s memorialize it with Buffalo BottleCraft’s bottle opener. Each is made from an authentic standard size hockey puck, and has a magnet to catch your bottle caps.
When an airplane encounters just the right weather conditions, its wingtips and propellers can generate visible patterns in the air. Redditor cburnett shared this wild footage of the patterns made by the four props on a Hercules C-130. A google search for “propeller vortexes” turns up more incredible images of the phenomenon.
By applying a tilt-shift photographic effect to scenes from the game, the guys from Red Dead Online Guides transformed the various environments of Red Dead Redemption 2 into miniature versions of themselves. We love how the illusion makes everything from trains to horses look so adorable. More here.
An oversize version of Timex’s classic Weekender wristwatch. This model is set into a large 43mm case, and comes on a leather strap that’s big enough for an 8-inch wrist. It features bright Indiglo lighting, and is water-resistant to 30m. It’s a great value for everyday wear.
This rugged, pistol-grip flashlight offers up to 1000 lumens of light for up to 6 hours of continuous use, or 100 lumens for 20 hours. It’s got a 7.4V, 18500 lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and an 18-watt LED light source, and is housed in an impact-resistant, waterproof ABS shell that’s designed to float if dropped in water.
There are a million different Bluetooth speakers out there, so in a quest to create something a little different, woodworker Matt Jordan decided to build one out of a hunk of wood from an apple tree. Watch as he turns the log on his lathe, adding coffee grounds and colorful powder along the way to give the finished piece a dramatic look.
Klein Tools’ Tradesman Pro Tool Master Backpack lets you carry and organize numerous tools in a convenient and portable package. It has 48 pockets, including ones in a removable caddy with a carrying handle, as well as a d-ring and metal hook for easy hanging.
Stop-motion animator Alex Unger of Guldies shared this brief, but well-executed test video in which he demonstrates how he gets jewels out of rocks. In this case, the jewels are simply beads you could buy at any craft store. If only it was this easy to extract precious gems in real life.
Celebrate your love for old school cassette tapes with this useful desktop organizer caddy. Instead of magnetic recording tape, it holds sticky Scotch tape, and it’s got storage cubbies for pens, pencils, thumbtacks, or other small items. Available with a grey, blue, or pink label.
Photographer and camera enthusiast Mathieu Stern got his hands on an old Russian camera that dates back to somewhere between 1954 and 1977. When he opened it, he discovered an undeveloped roll of film. He managed to get the photos developed, and attempted to decode the origins of its images.
Bitluni’s Lab follows up his sweet LED video wall with a much bigger and more spectacular version. This time, the light grid is made up of 1200 RGB LEDs, set into a punched sheet of aluminum, each capped with a ping pong ball to diffuse the light. This one can also stream live video.
This teensy, retractable pocket knife takes standard #11 hobby blades, and weighs just 10 grams. It’s constructed from sturdy aluminum, and has a hole in its body for hanging from a keychain or lanyard. It’s great for opening packages, cutting paper, or other light-duty tasks.
Bump up your storage space with this huge 4 terabyte external hard drive from Fantom. The G-Force 3 Pro has a 7200 RPM hard drive, and connects easily to any USB port for transfer speeds up to 5Gbps. Save 24% off the list price in The Awesomer Shop.
Melodicka Bros ask the question, “What if John Denver came from a different universe to bring us some electro cyberpunk industrial synthwave sci-fi futuristic metal vibes?” They answer it with a wild arrangement of Take Me Home, Country Roads that sounds like something Depeche Mode might have recorded.
Next time you offer to make drinks at a friend’s party, bring the bar with you. Jillmo’s bartender bag has padded pockets for carrying liquor bottles, a cocktail shaker, and a full set of bar tools. It’s got a shoulder strap for easy carrying, and is made from waterproof materials. Available with or without tools. Liquor not included.
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