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SuperStraps Is A Backpack Add-on That Will Literally Save Your Neck

If you are a backpack user who actually have something in your backpack, you could be walking around with a bowling ball on your neck every time you tilt your head forward for even by just 15 degrees. This comes as a revelation to me even though it is obvious that I know that a loaded backpack is bad news for the back and neck. While it seems like an inevitable thing, the folks over at BetterBack has developed a backpack accessory that could save your neck, like literally. Continue reading SuperStraps Is A Backpack Add-on That Will Literally Save Your Neck

Aroo Travel Sized Vacuum Compressor Crushes A Steel Can From The Inside

Have you tried using vacuum bags to shrink down your clothes with a vacuum to maximum your suitcase space? Probably you have, but I am guessing only when you are leaving home. It is safe to say hotels do no offer you vacuum cleaner for such purpose. I was lucky. The last time I was staying at an AirBnB accommodation in Santa Monica, the host happens to have a vacuum which I could use. But you and I won’t be this lucky every time and this is why there is the Aroo mini bar. No. Aroo is not the name of the mini bar in some hotel. It is a travel vacuum compressor. Continue reading Aroo Travel Sized Vacuum Compressor Crushes A Steel Can From The Inside

switchBand Makes Bottle Opener Ring Cool Again, May Save Your Wrist Too

If you find yourself popping a cold one every now and then, and you also happen to be a ring-wearer, whether as a fashion statement or because you are married, then the switchBand Covert Bottle Opener Ring may tickle your fancy. Why? Because it is a ring that has a spring-loaded bottle opener hidden away. Sounds a little James Bond-ish, eh? Beneath its industrial styling lies quite an engineering marvel in miniature proportion. The ring looks just like a regular ring, but at a press of a side clasp, the ring comes to live, revealing the hidden bottle opener. Continue reading switchBand Makes Bottle Opener Ring Cool Again, May Save Your Wrist Too

A Ukraine Outfit Have Created The Most Accurate Desktop 3D Scanner

While 3D printers are advancing in print resolution, we can’t say the same for 3D scanner. Now, if you must be asking: what’s wrong with today’s 3D scanners? Well, nothing, really – if you are just scanning a cup or an apple. But if you are looking into scanning objects as complex as the sculpture of Bodhisattva Manjushri (see below for the scan), then it will take more than just two axes and a rotating platform to do the job, and it surely takes more than just laser to map out all the intricate details. This is where the D3D-s Desktop 3D Scanner aims to fill the gap and it wants to do it affordably. About that… affordability is quite subjective, but more on that later. Continue reading A Ukraine Outfit Have Created The Most Accurate Desktop 3D Scanner

GNARBOX 2.0 SSD Is Rugged, Lets You Backup In Field Without Laptop

We briefly touched on GNARBOX in our Top New Gadgets for Content Creators article last December and now, we heard that GNARBOX has a new kid on the block. Called GNARBOX 2.0 SSD, this latest field backup device is a true blue field device. Best of all, it is perfect for those who head out to shoot without a laptop in tow. In other words, you can relief yourself from one back-breaking gear. GNARBOX 2.0 SSD has a IP67-rated enclosure made out of metal, PCB-ABS and TPE Overmold, to meet the rigors required by field photographers and videographers. Continue reading GNARBOX 2.0 SSD Is Rugged, Lets You Backup In Field Without Laptop

Arduino LEGO-like Bricks Could Give MINDSTORMS A Run For Their Money

Up till now, the alternative to LEGO’s pricey MINDSTORMS is Arduino/Raspberry Pi, but if you have tried that, you will understand that compatibility is an issue. This result in you needing to fabricate custom cases for the board and that’s not to mention eye-taxing coding process. But hey, if you want more flexibility and not spend too much, that’s how it is. Well, not if Leguino can help it. While the name Leguino may sounds like some sort of tasty pasta, it is not; it is the result of the holy matrimony between LEGO and Arduino (or Raspberry Pi). Continue reading Arduino LEGO-like Bricks Could Give MINDSTORMS A Run For Their Money

COMBAR – A Very Serious Survival Multi-tool With The Look To Match

A pocket-size multi-tool can come in handy when you are out in the wild, but we shouldn’t kid ourselves because a pocket knife is not going chop woods. It simply don’t cut it and that’s precisely why ex-special operations veterans over at Aclim8 Inc. designed the COMBAR. No. It is not a crowbar, although it may sounded like one. COMBAR is a new kind of multi-tool that defies the convention of being small and handy because, in reality, bigger is always better. Continue reading COMBAR – A Very Serious Survival Multi-tool With The Look To Match

Somewear Will Keep You Connected Even In The Most Remote Regions

You know what’s urbanites worst fear? To be disconnected and it seems like this fear has stopped many from venturing beyond the city limits. But where our cell towers can’t reach, there is always satellite communication. All hail to technology. Except there’s just one problem. Satellite phones are not cheap and then there are equally pricey subscription to bear. This is where Somewear Global Satellite Hotspot by San Francisco-based Somewear Labs aims to fill the gap. Continue reading Somewear Will Keep You Connected Even In The Most Remote Regions

Behold, The World’s Only Squeezable Titanium Water Bottle!

Think titanium, it immediately strikes you as a metal that is super strong and relatively lightweight with respect to the strength it possessed. What if I told you that there is a water bottle made of titanium, but yet, it is as squeezable as any polymer material water bottle? At the first take, you may think it is an April Fool’s joke. Well, it is not. It is called Keego and it is as real as you and me. Keego has been making waves on the Internet. But that’s expected. I mean, seriously? Squeezable titanium? What kind of abomination is that? It is not an abomination; it is science. Continue reading Behold, The World’s Only Squeezable Titanium Water Bottle!

These Guys Want To Sell You Lamps Made Out Of Oil-Paper Umbrella

If you are into repurposed objects, the Umbrellamp may be just right up your alley. Umbrellamp is exactly what it sounds like: an umbrella-based lamp. Though it is not just any brolly; it is based off traditional Chinese umbrella that has been around centuries. For the uninitiated, traditional Chinese umbrella consists of a complex opening mechanism and structure made entirely out natural bamboo and strings, and the cover is of oiled paper (or waxed paper in some variations). But unlike some novelty lamp that literally sports the form of an umbrella, Umbrellamp is of a contemporary design that uses the materials and ancient built process of traditional Chinese umbrellas. Continue reading These Guys Want To Sell You Lamps Made Out Of Oil-Paper Umbrella