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Magnetic Switch Cover for $24.95 or make yourself one

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(credit: Jake Frey) Magnetic Switch Cover | US$24.95 | shop.thefancy.com

there is nothing magical here. the Magnetic Switch Cover is your regular switch cover plate (US) integrated with a high power magnet underneath. so what good does it do? well, it will hold your keys when you step into the room and (the keys) be ready for you when you are heading out – unless your keys and key ring are made out of plastics. as Glenn Santos has noted, this probably is just a “semi-gadget” (or half gadget, if you like) but if it were to incorporate with a subtle glow night light or sort, then it would probably justify the hassle involves in changing switch cover. Continue reading Magnetic Switch Cover for $24.95 or make yourself one

Draper Media Console: 50s-style console for your turntable

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(credit: via Urban Outfitters) Draper Media Console | US$249.00 | www.urbanoutfitters.com

still holding on to your turnable and vinyl records? then this Draper Media Console should let your old school media feel right at home. it has a upper shelf level for your lovely turnable, complete with a hinged top for easy access and a generous compartment for your vinyl record collections. if you ask me, this is where turntable should be, and not some modern furniture pieces. even more perfect if you already has 50s-style setup at home, else you can always grab more vintage style furniture for your interior decoration needs over at the Urban Outfitters. Continue reading Draper Media Console: 50s-style console for your turntable

limited edition Bally Meets Herman Miller Eames Chair

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(credit: Bally via Openers) Limited edition Bally Meets Herman Miller Eames Chair | US$auction | www.openers.com

chair is the last thing you would have expected from designer shoes maker Bally but that’s exactly what it has. however, Bally isn’t alone in the creation of this chair. marking its 160th anniversary, it has teamed up with award-winning interior furnishing firm Herman Miller to create a limited edition Eames shell chair. the chair’s seat is of plastic and features foldable wooden legs. the otherwise overly minimalist white plastic seat is adorned with an eye-catching red twin stripes, an iconic Bally branding, while a Bally logo metal plate appears at the back of the chair. Continue reading limited edition Bally Meets Herman Miller Eames Chair

Swiss+Tech Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1: keychain, multi-tool

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(image credit: Swiss+Tech) Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1 | US$9.99 | swisstechtools.com

how many tools can you cramp into something that you can use as keychain as well? not many, but Swiss-Tech managed to clammed in nine handy tools into its latest Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1 key tool. constructed from polished stainless steel, this key tool has a pliers, wire cutter, wire stripper, wire crimper, bottle opener, 2 x flat tip screwdrivers and 2 x philips screwdrivers built into it and like all Swiss-Tech tools, it also inherited the patented quick release mechanism that securely locks the Micro-Plus EX onto your keyring. i guess you won’t be needing all the tools all the time but it’s always good to know there are tools by your side for those just-in-case situations. you have the keys with you, so why not hook up with a multi-tool? especially when it cost just $9.99 a pop. another look after the break. Continue reading Swiss+Tech Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1: keychain, multi-tool

a real functioning light switch that doubles as a spy camera

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(credit: Chinavasion) The Spy Camera Light Switch | US$80.00 | www.chinavasion.com

robbers aren’t stupid. they know where your security cameras are and will avoid them at all cost. this is where things like the Spy Camera Light Switch can come in handy. it is a functioning wall mountable light switch with a built-in motion sensor and a high resolution spy camera that records video at 320 x 240 resolution (30 fps) and captures still images at 1280 x 960 resolution. though the resolution are not the greatest of all but they are good enough for you and the police to identify the intruder. Continue reading a real functioning light switch that doubles as a spy camera

Bolin Webb R1 Mach 3 Razors – inspired by sports car

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(credit: Bolin Webb) Bolin Webb R1 Argent Silver Mach 3 Razor | £34.50 | www.bolinwebb.com

every man need a razor regardless of ‘how clean’ he is, but not every man has a razor as cool looking as the Bolin Webb R1 Argent Silver Mach 3 Razor. designed by UK-based Bolin and Webb, who took their inspiration from the world of premium classic and modern sports car when creating this gorgeous shaving razor. though, a razor hardly needs any aerodynamic but it sure makes it much more sleeker and cooler. the R1 features a broad handle, a colored upper with lacquer and a rubbed based. available in two models, both R1 and the R1-S uses Gillette Mach 3 head. in essence, you have best of both worlds: a reliable shaving blade plus a gorgeous look. who says razor has to be dull looking? the R1 exists in four colors: Black, Graphite, Argent Silver as well as Alpine White, and there is also a R1-S Monza Red edition. the Bolin Webb R1 Mach 3 Razor retails for £34.50 (about US$55) and are available from Carter and Bond online store. check out a few more look of the R1 after the break. Continue reading Bolin Webb R1 Mach 3 Razors – inspired by sports car

Football Men on Coat Rack – Foosball turned coat hanger

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Football Men on Coat Rack | US$90.00 | www.etsy.com

apart from pool and darts, Foosball has been considered the greatest bar sport game ever – at least, it is in this part of the world and maybe, in the U.K. as well. what’s more beautiful then be able to combine Foosball with your insatiable need to hang things? the result of this unlikely mash up is the Football Men on Coat Rack created by Etsy seller TodoCecilia, and the best part is, it is totally customizable or you could just settle for the default Argentina players that’s going for $90 a pop. to be honest, i am in a dilemma – i love TodoCecilia’s idea but at the same time, it is sad to see a Foosball not at the place where it should be – the Foosball table. nevertheless, it is still as cool as the North Pole. Continue reading Football Men on Coat Rack – Foosball turned coat hanger

Loaded Objects lights up your home with ceramic firearms

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Loaded Objects Lamps | from US$35.00 | www.etsy.com

you don’t need to be a firearm enthusiast to feel the need to decorate your home with Loaded Objects’ ceramic lamps styled in firearms, because they look so cool that you will forget that you are an anti-firearm lobbyist. no seriously. they looks too stylish to be ignored and besides, they makes a good conversational piece. Loaded Objects current work include single 9-mm pistol-style wall lamp (9mm Gun Sconces), AK-47-style standing lamp (AK-47 Stand Lamp), triple 9-mm pistol arrangement lamp (Tri-9mm Gun Lamp) and a non-lamp related Pawn Grenades chess set, which are up for grab as individual Pawn Grenade. all items made of ceramic by hand and are available for purchase through Loaded Object’s store on Etsy. prices ranging from $35 for a single Pawn Grenade (though, it would look nicer as a set) and runs up to $445 for the AK-47 Standing Lamp. Continue reading Loaded Objects lights up your home with ceramic firearms

alternative alarm clock – alarm clock and electric outlet roll into one

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after viewing the video and reading the write up that Kihyun Kim has written, i am still not clear what the alternative alarm clock proposed to do. obviously, Kim’s concept is an alarm clock and electric outlet rolled into one. ok, i got that part. anyway, this is probably how it’s going to work out: suppose you are the morning coffee dude and Kim’s concept could do you some good if you hook up your coffee maker to it. as the alarm sounds off to wake you up, electric current is supplied to kick off the coffee making process (assuming you had all the prep work done the night before) and thus, when you finally managed to unglue yourself from the cosy bed, you will have a pipping hot pot of coffee waiting for you. it couldn’t get clearer then that. does it? Continue reading alternative alarm clock – alarm clock and electric outlet roll into one

SureFire 6PX Tactical and 6PX Pro LED Flashlights

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SureFire 6PX Tactical and 6PX Pro Flashlights | from US$95.00 | www.surefire.com

if not for the nature of light and the law of nature of day and night, we wouldn’t need a flashlight or any light for that matter. since we can’t change the nature, we embrace it by making simple things like flashlight a joy to use. sure, i was stumped by the Invictus price but then again, i probably don’t need such a high-end flashlight since i am not in an SWAT team. hence, the SureFire 6PX Tactical and Pro flashlights might be a good alternative. with a price tag starting from $95, it is still not cheap but is certainly way cheaper than the professional-grade Invictus. Continue reading SureFire 6PX Tactical and 6PX Pro LED Flashlights