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This Smart Lock Ditches WiFi, Still Allows You To Remotely Let People In

There’s surely no shortage of smart lock at this point, but there’s just one nagging problem: most of these so-called smart locks rely on WiFi and we all know how that’s not the coolest way. One thing for sure, if your WiFi conks out due to power outage or whatnot, you are pretty much stranded and that’s not mention online security is a very real concern. It is this teething issue with WiFi that prompted Singapore-based startup igloohome to developed Deadbolt Version 2 Smart Lock. What makes Deadbolt Version 2 Smart Lock unique is, it completely ditches WiFi; instead it works directly with your smartphone to either let you in via Bluetooth key, or generate a time-based secret key (if all else fails, there’s always the good’ol key access). Continue reading This Smart Lock Ditches WiFi, Still Allows You To Remotely Let People In

Now, Here’s A Home Movie Theater That Most People Can Afford To Own

When we talked about home movie theater, movie theaters like the custom Dark Knight home theater and the one that’s Pirates of the Caribbean-themed, costing millions of dollars, comes to mind. Well, the good news is, it is not necessary the case as proven by one Donovan AKA The Beardless Man. It is just a matter of thinking out-of-the-box, really. As far as Donovan is concerned, the idea of movie theater is a tablet and the only question remains is, how to create a movie-themed ‘theater’ that the kids can watch their favorite movies whilst lying down, handsfree. Continue reading Now, Here’s A Home Movie Theater That Most People Can Afford To Own

Here’s How You Can Get A Moving Car Simulating Baby Cot By Ford

Let me see. This news came up on April 6, so the MAX Motor Dreams Baby Cot you see here is not an April Fools prank. The thing is, it is not a creation of some startup nor is it a product of a baby care company. It is in fact a product by Ford. Yes. An automaker. Apparently, some new parents resort to driving the baby in attempt to coax them to sleep and hence, Ford thought it will be nice to have a cot that simulates a moving car, complete with motion, engine noise and even passing street lighting, so parents get baby off to sleep at night without actually going on drive. To be honest, this has to be the first time I am hearing this theory, but hey, who am I to doubt this, right? Continue reading Here’s How You Can Get A Moving Car Simulating Baby Cot By Ford

Intex’s New Inflatable Bull Lets You Do Rodeo On Water, Friends Not Included

Mechanical bull is fun. It challenges one’s strength and sense of balance on an unpredictable mechanical animal without actually abusing the animal and since it isn’t a real bull, you won’t risk being trample to death. Though it could be dangerous if one’s not careful enough and being a person of caution, you probably want to stay away from a raging mechanical bull. Well, not if you are taming the beast on water because that’s what above ground pool specialist Intex’s Inflat-A-Bull Inflatable Pool Toy lets you do. Unlike the mechanical bull, this one isn’t mechanical. It is just an inflatable float in the shape of a very unhappy bull rigged to an oversized circular float. Continue reading Intex’s New Inflatable Bull Lets You Do Rodeo On Water, Friends Not Included

Spiky Leather Urchin Bean Bag Has A Price As Impressive It’s Aesthetic

What you see here is a bean bag designed in, of all things, the likeness of a sea urchin, but instead dwelling at the bottom of the ocean floor and occasionally being washed up to shore only be eaten by men with the taste for exotic delicacies, it is destined for your bum. Rest assure that this ‘urchin’, aptly called Urchin Bean Bag, here is free of toxin and also, the spikes are completely soft because, bean bag. Duh. It is of leather though, which should give you the luxe feel you expect of a $19,500 chair. What?! Nearly 20 grand for an oversized urchin you can’t eat? Absolutely. Continue reading Spiky Leather Urchin Bean Bag Has A Price As Impressive It’s Aesthetic

MÜV Chair Keeps You Moving So You Won’t Be Killed By Sitting All Day Long

Sitting is awesome, but as it turns out, sitting kills more people than we care know. Sounds like a scary prospect, especially for a person like me who stay seated for hours on end. I guess sitting is an example of too much of a good thing. That said, if you jobs require to sit all-day long, then maybe it is wise to act on it before it harm your health (speaking to myself actually). With that goal in mind, you can do a few things: set a schedule to stand up and move a bit (stretch or whatnot), sit on a yoga ball, or you could just get the MÜV Chair. MÜV Chair is the brainchild of brilliant minds over at Zero5 Innovations and while it may looks rather run-of-the-mill, it is actually anything but. Continue reading MÜV Chair Keeps You Moving So You Won’t Be Killed By Sitting All Day Long

Ti Bar – An Uber Stylish Toothbrush Holder For Home And On-The-Road

Unless your idea of luxury is to have a golden throne or one embellished with countless Swarovski crystals, bathroom isn’t quite a place to call luxury, but if you really want to up your bathroom’s ante in the luxe department without splurging tens of thousands on an exquisite throne, then may I suggest the Turtle Ti Bar Titanium Dental Essential Holder. It is not made of gold, neither is it coated with precious stones, but it is of titanium, which means it is both rust-resistant and bacteria-free, and being a titanium, it is in itself one hell of a looker too. Continue reading Ti Bar – An Uber Stylish Toothbrush Holder For Home And On-The-Road

A Zelda-worthy Home Is One That’s Zelda Ocarina Controlled

No. This isn’t a Zelda edition of the Amazon Echo. Though it will be cool if it was. This is the heart to the Zelda Ocarina Controlled Home Automation by Allen Pan AKA Sufficiently Advanced, and yes, Pan is the same man behind the ‘real’ working Mjolnir hammer and the real-life light saber. As you can see, Zelda Ocarina Controlled Home Automation is not a weapon, though I am sure you can hook it up to unleash your own private army (don’t ask me how, though), or you could just use it to help you achieve more peaceful and mundane tasks like turning on the humidifier, lamps and whatnot, simply by playing the appropriate Legend of Zelda tune. Continue reading A Zelda-worthy Home Is One That’s Zelda Ocarina Controlled

Alternative Fact Desk Has One Leg, Defies Gravity Cos’, Alternative Fact

Prior to 2017, the phase ‘alternative fact’ was non-existence, but you all know how it got popularized and obviously, we are not going to get involved in this political shenanigans going on right now. However, not everyone is going to standby and watch some folk proclaim alternative facts and not express anything. Vintage Industrial, the purveyor of retro industrial furniture, is one of those voices and being a furniture company, it chose to weigh in on “alternative fact” with its own alternative set of facts: a desk can defy gravity and stands on just one leg. Continue reading Alternative Fact Desk Has One Leg, Defies Gravity Cos’, Alternative Fact

These Furniture Are Arts Inspired By Hong Kong’s Dense Urban Landscape

Hong Kong-based Italian designer Andrea Ponti is best known for beautiful, practical designs ranging from air purifier to smartwatch to suitcases, but little known to us consumers is, he is very much a man of art and thus he does what he does. And that, my friends, bring us to an exciting news. Andrea’s studio, Ponti Design Studio, is hitting up Milan Design Week, happening from April 4-9, with a wonderful and representative art project called Shadows in the Windows. Continue reading These Furniture Are Arts Inspired By Hong Kong’s Dense Urban Landscape