Ever need to measure something far away? Bosch’s GLM400CL digital tape measure uses a powerful laser to bounce off surfaces up to 400 feet away, even in sunlight. It has a built-in camera with zoom to help you target your subject, and is accurate to 1/16″. It can calculate length, area, volume, and more in real time.
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Stop sweating at your desk or on your couch with this compact cooling machine. It uses the power of evaporative cooling, and is especially good on hot, dry summer days. It measures just 6.5″h x 6.8″l x 6.9″w and runs for up to 4 hours on its USB-rechargeable battery pack. Save 29% in The Awesomer Shop.
Command your appliances and lamps like a Sith Lord with this Star Wars-themed outlet controller. The Darth Vader Clapper has two sound effects. It says “The Force is strong with this one” when you clap on, and “You underestimate the power of the Dark Side” when you clap off. There’s also a C-3PO version.
Improve your bicycle’s nighttime safety and visibility without installing extra equipment. Simply place this water bottle into your bottle cage, and you’ll get a bright source of light. It runs for up to 8 hours in constant mode, and 16 hours in flash mode. Of course, it still holds drinks too.
Remotely control appliances, lamps, and other plug-in items with Kasa Smart’s WiFi enabled power strip. It has three independently-controllable outlets, two always-on USB ports, and surge protection. Its app lets you remotely control and schedule outlets, and it works with Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control.
Travel the globe without leaving home with this unique device that lets you listen to radio stations from around the world. The portable speaker works with an app and Bluetooth to bring you radio stations from 18 different cities, using swappable buttons to access your nine favorites.
Hozo Design’s digital measuring gadget calculates distances as you roll it across a surface. It can measure straight lines and curves with precision, and displays its measurements in inches (decimal or fraction), or centimeters on its bright blue OLED display. Made from stainless steel, aluminum, nylon, and silicon rubber.
This crazy looking gadget is perfect for working on small items like electronic circuits or jewelry. Four of its gooseneck arms have alligator clips for holding objects, while the other two offer a flashlight and a magnifying glass. Its base can be easily attached to a workbench for stability.
Link up your tunes on the golf links with the Bushnell Wingman GPS Bluetooth Speaker. More than a mobile sound device, the Wingman relays audible distance info when synched with the Bushnell Golf App. A remote button enables tips on the course, and the main unit conveniently mounts magnetically to metal golf cart bars.
Keep your phones and other small items free of germs without using chemicals or wipes. Simply place your device inside the intelliARMOR UVSHIELD+, and let its dual UV lights get to work sanitizing. It holds items up to 8″ x 4.25″ x 1″, and disinfects in just 3 minutes. Save 28% in The Awesomer Shop.
Reekon’s gadget makes measuring wood and other stock goods more accurate and more convenient than ever. It attaches to most saw fences and displays the exact cut length as you slide stock through its roller arm, positioning them without the need for marking. It works in metric and imperial units with an accuracy of +/- 0.5mm.
This wearable device provides both EMS and TENS muscle stimulation during and after workouts. These technologies have been proven to improve blood flow, reduce recovery times, and provide pain relief. It works in concert with a mobile app to target specific muscles, as well as adjust its speed and intensity.
It’s more critical than ever to keep tabs on your temperature. This gun-style infrared thermometer lets you check temperatures without any contact, increasing safety, and allowing for quick readings of multiple people. Takes accurate readings in under 1 second in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. Save 53% in The Awesomer Shop.
This incredibly versatile sharpener can put a new edge on all kinds of garden and outdoor tools. Its double-beveled blades work on knives, mower blades, pruners, loppers, hedge shears, axes, machetes, hatchets, scissors, and other edged tools. Its oversized handle makes it easy to hold while wearing gloves.
This Wi-Fi enabled camera sits at the tip of a 2-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. It’s waterproof, and has six bright LED Lights for illuminating your subject. Also available in a 5-meter version. Save 22% in The Awesomer Shop.
If you find yourself stuck with a weak car battery, you usually need another vehicle to give you a jump start. But with this seemingly magical gadget on hand, you can restart your car solo. Its high-density supercapacitors grab the remaining power from your battery to produce the jolt needed to get it started again.
This pocket-sized computer runs a full version of Debian 10 w/mainline Linux, and packs a 1080p touchscreen display, a full QWERTY keyboard, expandable storage via SD card, 4x USB-C connectors, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more. There’s also a version with LoRaWAN tech for low-power, long range communications. Available 8.2020.
This pocketable, palm-size gadget is a real-time performance controller for MIDI- or OSC-compatible music software. It has two backlit, velocity sensitive pad grids, an accelerometer, gyroscope, and a joystick for adding expression to your digital music. Pairs with iOS, Android, MacOS, and Windows via Bluetooth LE or USB Type-C.
Get ready for your close-up with this mini selfie light. Just clip the rechargeable Moon UltraLight onto your mobile phone, laptop or tablet to expertly illuminate your photos, videos, and Zoom calls. With intuitive touch controls to customize color and brightness from 5 to 200 lumens, you’ll always put your best face forward.
The Mavic Air 2 is just a little bigger and heavier than its predecessor, but it now supports 4K 60 video, 48 megapixel stills, and 8K hyperlapses. It flies for up to 34 minutes, and its remote runs for 240 minutes. It’s also got the latest obstacle avoidance and tracking tech, and can transmit 1080p video up to 10 km (~6.2 mi).
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.
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.
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.
This robotic gadget uses an array of sensors to drive itself across various household surfaces, exposing them to powerful UV-C light, which can destroy up to 99.99% of bacteria and other germs, while ultrasonic waves can get rid of mites. It can even drive across your bed or under sheets. Save 26% in The Awesomer Shop.
While you’re working from home, you might not be thinking too much about the gear you’ll need when you eventually head back out into the world. But Everyday Carry has some great ideas for items that are useful both at home and in the field, along with some great productivity tips for WFH living.
This wacky looking accessory is like a three-tentacled octopus (tripus?), but it’s quite useful. It can bend and wrap around objects, and its suction cups stick to smooth surfaces. It comes with an expandable phone clip and a male 1/4-20″ camera thread. It’s also available with an optional Bluetooth remote control.
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