LG G4 Goes Official, Confirms ‘Rare-in-Smartphone’ f1.8 Aperture Lens

These days smartphone announcements are less exciting. Especially with Android handsets coming from major players cos’ the leaks prior to the official unveiling is quite substantial that by the time the product goes official, you’d already seen it all. Case-in-point: LG G4. The much anticipated flagship device from the South Korean handset giant had its oops moment two weeks ago when it inadvertently (or not) published a website with the device information. Anywho, the G4 was officially unveiled at launch events in New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Istanbul and home turf, Seoul. What needed to be said about this phone has already been covered, but in case you missed it, here’s the recap, plus some additional official tidbits of what to expect of the G4. Continue reading LG G4 Goes Official, Confirms ‘Rare-in-Smartphone’ f1.8 Aperture Lens

Super Rare ‘Still-in-the-Box’ Porsche 936 Go-Kart Replica Uncovered, Goes on the Block on eBay

Sometime in 1984, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, or more affectionately known as Ferry Porsche, was gifted with a 1/2 scale replica of the automaker’s 1981 Le Mans winning car, the Porsche 936, which he eventually put on display in the Porsche museum. Well, this is not the exact one that Porsche had. In fact, this one is even more special and could be considered as the rarest of the rarity because it has never seen the light of the day until recent time when it was unboxed after over 30 years. This junior version was a commemorative but fully functional model produced in small batch of between 50 and 100 units (see what we meant be rarest of the rarity?) and was sold to Porsche dealers around the world. As you might have imagined, not many had laid their hands on one and even more rarer to find one that’s practically untouched 30 years on. Continue reading Super Rare ‘Still-in-the-Box’ Porsche 936 Go-Kart Replica Uncovered, Goes on the Block on eBay

You Can Buy Almost Everything in the U.S., Including These Flamethrowers

The post title pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? Just in case you read too much between the lines, no, this ain’t a joke. It is real-deal personal flamethrower that, to our surprise, is totally legal in the United States or at least that’s what we read. According to X Matter, the folks who are peddling this awesomeness, “flamethrowers are federally unregulated and not even considered a firearm by BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives)” and hence, NFA tax stamps and weapons licensing are not applicable, which also means an establishment doesn’t need to be a FFL dealer to sell such a device. Ok. We will just refer it as a ‘device’ despite the fact that it (the flamethrower) had a less glorious history of being used as a weapon in WWI. Continue reading You Can Buy Almost Everything in the U.S., Including These Flamethrowers

HyperX’s New Savage SATA3-based SSD Taps on Phison to Make Blazing Speeds

For those out there who likes to tinker with their PC, you’d be glad to know that Kingston’s high-performance product division, HyperX, has just unleash a line of SSD that promised incredible speeds. Dubbed HyperX Savage, this new line replaces the HyperX 3K SSD which was first introduced in 2012. Based on SATA3 (SATA Rev. 3), this new line of 2.5-inch internal drives is powered by Phison S10 quad-core, eight-channel controller that could deliver up to 560MB/s and 530MB/s read and write speeds, respectively, and achieving Individual Operation per Second (IOPS) of up to 100,000 read and 89,000 write. Performance aside, aesthetic and style are other areas of focus for every HyperX’s product and the Savage is no exception. Continue reading HyperX’s New Savage SATA3-based SSD Taps on Phison to Make Blazing Speeds

Homewerks’ New Bath Fan is also a Bluetooth Speakers and LED Light

You can’t really tell from the lone product image above, but that thing there is actually a bathroom ventilation fan with Bluetooth speakers and is the newest addition to Homewerks bath fan. In fact, it is the second generation to the first that was introduced back in 2013. The new model sports a sleeker aesthetic which hides a mold-resistant ventilation fan that generates 90 CFM of air current, Bluetooth stereo speakers and an energy efficient 12W LED light. Basically, it is the one electrical installation that will have your ventilation, audio and lighting needs covered. While we need air circulation and lighting, we can’t say the same for music, but if you happen to have the habit of listening to music when bathing, then this thing will save you a whole lot of hassle and plus, it looks a lot neater without separate fan, speakers and light. Continue reading Homewerks’ New Bath Fan is also a Bluetooth Speakers and LED Light

Here’s a Portable Washing Machine That Operates Without Electricity

If having clean attire is what matters even when you are out camping, then we think you may like the idea of Yirego Drumi Off Grid Washer, a super compact portable washing machine that’s essentially human-powered. Standing at 22 inches tall, Drumi looks more like a space-age rice cooker or steamer than a washing machine and is designed to hold up to 5L of water, which should comfortably wash 6 or 7 pieces of clothing. The real draw here is of course, it operates without any form of electricity. It can wash as long as you have water, detergent and have the energy to pump the textured pedal to get the drum to spin. And yes, it has a drum to aid in better washing performance and it even has a detergent tray to hold up to 3 different detergents at a time. Continue reading Here’s a Portable Washing Machine That Operates Without Electricity

One Very Lucky Iron Man Super Fan’s Kid Gets a Hulkbuster High Chair

Another episode, another lucky super fan gets a one-of-the-kind custom built item that befits their super fan status. We are talking about Break’s Super-fan Built series, where previously we have seen awesomeness like the Batman Tumblr stroller and Lord of the Rings cat litter box conceived and constructed by the very talented prop maker Tim Baker. This week’s one is however even more impressive, simply because it is opening week of the year’s most anticipated film, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. So what did Tim and team built this time? Well, lets just put it this way: this week’s lucky super fan Natasha Vineyard’s toddler daughter gets to snuggle in the world’s most power high chair ever built: the Hulkbuster from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Continue reading One Very Lucky Iron Man Super Fan’s Kid Gets a Hulkbuster High Chair

Otium SoftRack Lets You Put a Roof Rack on Any Car Whenever You Desire

Roof racks. They are such a useful accessory that most of us would ignore the fact that it could be an eyesore when not in use. Well, I guess that’s the way it is. If you need it, you have to live with the roofline-breaking consequence. But a Minnesota-based startup, Otium Outdoors, who set out to create a roof rack that’s affordable, turns out inventing one that also lets you say goodbye to unsightly roof rack when you don’t need them. A roof rack is a somewhat pricey investment that’s kind of semi-permanent, but Otium Outdoors’ solution, called Otium SoftRack, is not. It is removable and can be stow away in the trunk when not needed and fitted on the car in just two minutes or less, and be ready to haul anything from ladder to kayak to skis. Continue reading Otium SoftRack Lets You Put a Roof Rack on Any Car Whenever You Desire

The WAVE: Another Sleek Charging Stand for Apple Watch Hits the Market

Apple Watch is a pricey piece of equipment and so we are kind of stumped that it does not come with a dock or something of sort to, you know, prop it up in all its glory. In any case, spreading the watch out on the desk over the magnetic charger ain’t exactly the most elegant of ways to treat a 349+ dollars gadget, is it? But as always, you can trust that third party accessories makers will be quick to move in to fill the void and so they did (which we have seen quite a few, actually), and the latest to join the growing number of Apple Watch stand is The WAVE Apple Watch Charging Stand by SchuttenWorks which, in our humble opinion, is among the sleekest to date. So called because of its wave-like shape, the WAVE is crafted from natural wood and composed of two pieces, snapped and held together by a pair of cut dowels and six strong magnets. Continue reading The WAVE: Another Sleek Charging Stand for Apple Watch Hits the Market

Outernet’s Lantern is Your Passport to Free Information Even without Internet Connection

Prior to Internet, our source of knowledge was from ‘traditional media’ like books, newspapers, and radio and TV broadcasts. With the proliferation of Internet, those media slowly becomes secondary resources which we sometime don’t even refer to. All seem to be good, until we acknowledge the fact that without data connectivity, those so-called today’s main sources would be nothing. What if, there is a hardware and a free service that could feed us the latest news, let us access free books and computer courses, view videos and listen to music, and much more, even when you’re in the remotest location in the world where data connection is impossible or government censorship curbs consumption of true information. Continue reading Outernet’s Lantern is Your Passport to Free Information Even without Internet Connection

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