The new iMac comes in seven colors. It has narrower bezels and a flatter screen and offers color-matched mice, keyboards, and trackpads. It runs on Apple’s fast and efficient M1 chip with eight cores. It has a 24″ 4.5k retina screen, a 1080p FaceTime camera, a 3-microphone array, six speakers, Dolby Atmos, and more.
NightHawkInLight built a homebrew mini-sandblaster that’s powerful enough to cut glass. With the help of some electrical tape and paraffin wax, he shows how to cut a perfect helix shape out of a test tube. If you plan on trying to DIY, be sure to follow his recommended safety precautions.
This pen-sized tool puts an electric drill in the palm of your hand. Designed for crafting and other small DIY projects, the Wowstick easily makes holes in resin, plastic, wood, clay, beads, aluminum and copper sheets, and more. It comes with eight drill bits and runs for up to two hours on a charge via its USB-C port.
This mid-sized pry tool offers greater leverage than pocket-sized pry bars, but at 10″ long, it’s still small enough to toss in a backpack. It includes a sharp cutting and prying blade, ripper hook, multi-wrench, and nail puller, all set into a full tang stainless steel bar with 6″ textured handles for maximum grip.
With just 26 letters in our alphabet, English speakers have it easy. When it comes to Japanese and Chinese, there are literally hundreds of characters. In this video from Typewriter Collector, they show off a rare Toshiba typewriter that can type in all three languages. It uses a spinning drum on a moving carriage to select letters.
This Cognitive Surplus mug celebrates the science of coffee. Science nerds will geek out on its breakdown of the molecules that give coffee its flavor, aroma, and kick. Choose from a 13 oz. borosilicate glass or 11 oz. ceramic mug. Their Social Chemistry collection includes beer, whiskey, tea, wine, and water glasses.
This 2-in-1 robot floor cleaner offers powerful suction to vacuum up dust bunnies, crumbs, and other debris, then mops for a spotless shine. It automatically returns to its charging base and can avoid areas you define with boundary strips and staircase avoidance tech.
The crunchy electronic beats of The Prodigy lend themselves especially well to the lo-fi analog synth noises produced by a Stylophone. MaroMaro1337’s 11-track medley is a blast. Someone in the YouTube comments on put it best: “Prodigy on Stylophone sounds like the greatest OST from Sega Genesis.”
Everyday Carry’s selection of budget-priced pocket knives proves you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get a good blade. From the classic utility of the Opinel No. 9 to the modern and minimal looks of the QSP Penguin Pocket Knife, every knife on the list can be had for less than $55.
This compact and powerful flashlight can output up to 3000 lumens with a 2.4 hour run time, or as long as 17 days at a more modest 30 lumens. It has a LUMINUS SST70 LED and comes with a 5000mAH 21700 rechargeable battery. It’s also available in some sweet Cerakote finishes courtesy of Tulsa’s Brothers in Arms.
Gravitrax marble tracks look like fun, but you’d need to invest a lot of money to build something as impressive as the course that Jelle’s Marble Runs put together. They divided the track into four distinct areas, from soothing single-marble action to a cacophonous 1000-marble avalanche. It must have taken days to set this all up.
Clearcover is the affordable, entirely digital car insurance provider. It only takes a few minutes to get a quote with recommended coverages for your lifestyle and driving needs. Once you’re a customer, you can do almost everything you need from their mobile app! Check your price.
Split-flap displays used to be common in everything from tabletop clocks to arrival and departure boards at airports. While not as popular these days, these electro-mechanical displays are still marvels of engineering. Scottbez1 walks us through how they work with a demonstration of his single-digit Arduino-controlled display.
These wooden cabinets from Riders Gonna Ride are are perfect for keeping your bike gear neat and organized. They come with pegs and shelves for storing helmets, shoes, outfits, and other accessories and come in five versions for varied storage needs. They also make a minimal wall-mounted hanging unit.
Cask & Kettle transforms your Keurig coffee maker into a bartender, serving up smooth and aromatic hot cocktails as easily as a cup of joe. Each pod contains a mix of tasty ingredients and 1 oz. of spirits like vodka, Irish whiskey, or tequila. Coffee flavors include Irish, Mint Patty, Mexican, and Hot Blonde, along with a Spiked Dry Cider.
Bang & Olufsen’s slimline speaker can fit between books, in the corner, or anywhere you have limited shelf space. It has a 4″ woofer, 1.45″ mid-range, and a 0.6″ tweeter, and 120-watts of total power. It’s made from materials like oak, Kvadrat textiles, and aluminum. Available with or without Google Assistant. Drops 10.2021.
Like some other bendy machines, these unconventional robots move with the power of compressed air. Veritasium shows how these inexpensive, inflatable tubes can access places that other robots can’t, and could be used on search-and-rescue missions, or helping to intubate patients. You can even make your own vine robot.
Created by Tentacle Media Ltd., the Mini-Mutoscope is a 3D-printed replica of a 19th-century mechanical flipbook. The display works like an animation flipbook, only its movements are smoothly controlled by a crank. It holds up to 42 squares that you can load with your own animations, or one of the samples provided by Tentacle.
In this video from Odd Tinkering, they took a rusty old tabletop fan and make it look as good as new. The process involved multiple stages, most notably the use of a laser cleaning machine from W2M, which burns away rust and paint without damaging the underlying metal, along with electrolysis to pull away rust from the fan’s cage.
This multifunction charging cable can charge up to three Apple gadgets at the same time. It has two Lighting connectors and an Apple Watch-compatible magnetic connector too. It measures 1.2 meters long, and comes in a variety of colors. Grab one today in The Awesomer Shop.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe introduces us to the first new hero of Phase Four. Meet Shang-Chi; a young man schooled in the ways of martial arts and capable of defeating superhuman opponents thanks to his incredible instincts and masterful Kung Fu skills. In theaters 9.3.2021.
While walking along the riverfront in Cologne, Germany, maker Laura Kampf spotted a park bench that was in really bad shape. Rather than ignore it, she headed back to her shop and fabricated a new seat using scrap pallet wood from her neighbor’s trash. We love Laura’s idea of “guerilla making” to improve public spaces.
This handy gadget packs in 13 tools in one. All of its blades fold out of the same end, and it’s made entirely from stainless steel. In addition to its straight-edged knife, functions include flat and Phillips drivers, a can opener, a bottle opener, a box cutter, a wire stripper, a rope cutter, a file, and a tungsten glass breaker.