This smartly-designed tape measure has a built-in graphite holder and marking wheel so it can mark cuts without the need for a separate pencil. It also has a sight line which makes it easy to mark exactly the right measurement. Each graphite stick lasts appx. 2000 marks.
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Podcasters and indie recording artists will definitely want to check out this unique portable microphone. It combines a premium USB desktop mic and a digital recorder with a slick retro-inspired industrial design. It also has integrated noise cancellation tech for eliminating unwanted background sounds.
Rather than focusing strictly on activity, Amazon’s Halo smart band works with a mobile app to also measure sleep trends, body composition, and even the tone of your voice to monitor your expression. It requires a subscription at $3.99 per month but includes 6 mo. free. A variety of optional bands are also available.
This bullet-shaped air purifier uses the power of ultraviolet light to remove 99.97% odors, pollutants, and other nasty stuff from the air. It uses a silent, brushless motor to pull air in from every direction, and its HEPA filter helps to further remove contaminants. If you have any doubt that UV light kills germs, watch this demo.
Oculus goes all-in on wireless VR gaming with the latest version of its standalone Quest head-mounted display. It’s smaller and lighter, has upgraded hardware for smoother gameplay, 50% more pixels, and improved Oculus Touch controllers. It also works as a PC VR headset with an optional Oculus Link cable.
The guys behind the excellent Loupedeck+ photo/video console are back with a controller for live streamers. Loupedeck Live offers integration into streaming tools like Twitch, Streamlabs, and OBS Studio for quick source switching, on-the-fly replay recording, and the ability to customize its buttons based on your workflow.
This 2-in-1 device combines Roku’s excellent streaming apps with a 14″ wide, 4-driver speaker that can upgrade the sound on your TV set without taking up a bunch of space. It offers Bluetooth and AirPlay2 wireless connectivity, along with Alexa, Google voice assistant, Spotify Connect, and Dolby Audio support.
My Arcade makes pocket-sized gaming systems that each play three classic arcade games. They feature accurate 8-bit graphics, arcade-inspired case designs, and a crisp 2.75″ color display. Available games include Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands, Dig Dug, Galaga, Galaxian, Xevious, Ms. Pac-Man, Sky Kid, Mappy, and more.
KeySmart’s portable, rechargeable air purifier uses ultraviolet LEDs and a 360º H13 HEPA filter to remove 99% of unwanted particles, including dust, smoke, odors, and other pollutants. It cleans up to 160 sq. ft, is small enough to fit in most car cup holders, and can also dispense fragrances. Save $40 when you buy a 2-pack.
This high-tech training tool helps anyone learn to play the guitar. The 18″ long digital instrument features real guitar strings and works with a companion app to play sounds and provide feedback on your performance. The 2020 edition has an updated tactile d-pad, a matte finish, and spring-loaded strings for added realism.
This 3.14″ cube puts a high-tech air purifier on your desktop. It uses solid-state photocatalyst tech to destroy bacteria, allergens, and other contaminants, returning fresh air to your space with its whisper-quiet ≤30dB fan. It runs on USB power, so you can even use it in your car. Save 32% in The Awesomer Shop.
Get the best recordings on the road with this dual dashcam. It captures 1080p HD images of both the road ahead and your car’s interior. Its GPS logger can record the date, time, location, and speed as well. It also has night vision and can send video directly to your mobile device via Wi-Fi. Save 15% in The Awesomer Shop.
Another year, another GoPro. The HERO9 Black shoots 5K video and 20 mp stills. It has a front-facing selfie monitor, improved battery life, upgraded stabilization with 360º horizon locking, 1080p live streaming, and an available Max lens mod for an even wider angle perspective. The HERO8 Black is still available for $299.
This compact and portable air pump makes quick work of inflating air mattresses and swimming pool floats, and doubles as a fan-powered bellows for starting BBQ fires faster. It charges via a standard USB cable and includes three nozzles for a variety of applications. Save 22% in The Awesomer Shop.
Never worry about burning your fingertips again with this long-reach candle lighter. It uses a clean-burning electric arc to reach candle wicks, fireplace tinder, and charcoal inside your grill, keeping a comfortable distance between your hand and the flame. It offers up to 130 lights per charge via its USB port.
Gentlemen’s Hardware’s Swiss army style tool packs a cheese grater, zester, garlic crusher, channel knife, small paring knife, serrated knife, peeler, fork, spoon, bottle opener, corkscrew, and can opener in one gadget. It has a wood handle and stainless steel blades.
This 10,000 mAh battery pack not only offers extra juice for your gadgets, it doubles as a super-bright, dual-lens flashlight, and also can power up Qi wireless devices if you accidentally left your power cable at home. It can also be recharged with solar energy.
A jumbo-sized version of Elgato’s sweet programmable key controller. Packing 32 keys, each one can be customized with an icon and function of your choice with an easy-to-use software that runs on Windows 10+ or MacOS X 10.13 or later. It can be laid flat like a keyboard, or angled using the included magnetic stand.
This upcoming gadget is designed to offer accurate measurements up to 165 feet away horizontally or vertically, while still maintaining accuracy down to 1/12th of an inch. It can also instantly calculate angles, and project angle and leveling lines with its dual lasers. Sign up early for a 45% discount off the retail price.
In our household, if we don’t feed the dogs at exactly the right time, our mongrels protest to let us know how we’ve been depriving them all their lives. But if your dogs aren’t as vocal, you might want this simple wall chart, which reminds you and others in your home if your pups haven’t been fed yet.
Keep your cards and cash secure in this high tech wallet. It not only features Bluetooth-based tracking to alert your phone if it leaves your location, its fingerprint sensor ensures nobody but you or someone you authorize can open it and access its contents. Save 12% in The Awesomer Shop.
The Nomodo Trio is one handy desktop device that has three functions. On one side it has a wireless gadget charger, while on the other side it has a combination heater and cooler so you can keep your drinks at the right temperature. Just don’t spill your coffee on your phone.
Evebot’s tiny, battery-powered printer works wirelessly with a smartphone app to print designs up to 1″ tall on just about any surface, rough or smooth, flat or curved. It works with three types of ink: permanent, invisible, and skin-safe for temporary tattoos.
This waterproof LED lantern doubles as a Bluetooth speaker with 360º sound. Its 4400 mAh battery offers up to 24 hours of light, or can recharge gadgets too. Its 400 lumen light source has 5 modes including bright white, red, color fade, music synced, and emergency.
The latest edition of the Roadie automatic tuner is twice as fast as the Roadie 2. It can tune almost any stringed instrument with geared pegs in a couple of seconds, and can quickly wind new strings to the proper tension before tuning. It also supports alternative tunings, and doubles as a vibrating metronome.
Improve your golf swing in the comfort of your own office or living room. The PhiGolf system uses a special swing sensor works with your clubs or the included swing stick to track your every move. When used with the WGT Golf app mirrored from your smartphone to your TV, you can even see where the ball went.
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