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Beastgrip dramatically improves smartphone video quality with depth of field adapter

img_3248 Smartphones are able to shoot astonishingly high quality video these days, but ultimately, the lenses and sensors built into your phone are too small to get a decent shallow depth of field effect. Beastgrip is about to launch a Depth of Field adapter that makes it possible to use high-end SLR lenses with your smartphone — with impressive results. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

January 7th

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Wrist-mounted subwoofer Basslet announces pricing and shipping

basslet_07 Crowdfunded on Kickstarter last year, Lofelt’s wrist-mountable subwoofer is shipping to its backers as we speak. Basslet will be available to order on February 7 for $199. I tried it out at CES and am eager to share some first impressions. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

January 7th

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This Bottle Top Launcher Will Probably Injure You Some Day

Is opening a bottle like a normal person with dignity and self-respect not EXTREME enough for you? Then we’ve got a treat for you. Eventually.

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Bryan Menegus

January 4th

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Dongle-killing MacBook Pro hub raises$1 million on Kickstarter to add what Apple courageously removed

macbook pro usb c adapter

When Apple revealed its newest line of MacBook Pros, featuring an utter lack of the beloved ports so many users have grown dependent on, it was immediately clear that dongles were going to become a problem. A company called Hyper sought to capitalize on the notebooks' perceived shortcoming and launched an accessory that completely eliminates the need for separate adapters. It absolutely blew up on Kickstarter, and easily eclipsed its modest $100,000 goal in a matter of days. Now, it's actually topped $1 million, and it still has nearly two more weeks of fundraising left to go. 

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Mike Wehner

January 3rd

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If this Kickstarter actually works, it’s going to be awesome

Everlast Notebook

I just gave a company $37 of my money with, optimistically speaking, a 25% hope of ever seeing a return. I normally don't back Kickstarters unless I'm reasonably confident that the thing is going to ship on time.

The Everlast notebook is promising the stationary holy grail; Dunder Mifflin's downfall, otherwise known as reusable paper. I think it's going to crash and burn, but just the outside prospect of success has me breaking my own rules.

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Chris Mills

December 18th

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The Everlast Notebook is filled with smart, scannable pages that are also reusable

everlast_notebook You’ve probably seen a few of these smart paper or smart pen things over the years — write on this special paper and it gets saved to an app, that sort of thing. A new entrant to this niche space is the Everlast notebook, which obviates the necessity of restocking proprietary paper in that its pages can be wiped clean with a damp towel. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 16th

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The Everlast Notebook is filled with smart, scannable pages that are also reusable

everlast_notebook You’ve probably seen a few of these smart paper or smart pen things over the years — write on this special paper and it gets saved to an app, that sort of thing. A new entrant to this niche space is the Everlast notebook, which obviates the necessity of restocking proprietary paper in that its pages can be wiped clean with a damp towel. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

December 16th

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The Sentry tells you if someone is sneaking up on you while you’re, um, gaming

781b93f7ef8b0c8b47a056dac18bb8a6_original Say you’re, like, um, gaming on your computer with headphones on. And you’re like… um. Really into the game? And someone sneaks up on you from behind and you don’t have time to… pause… the game? The Sentry can help prevent the embarrassment of being seen while… playing games. This fun little device is basically an IR motion sensor that can see… Read More

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John Biggs

December 15th

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The Sentry tells you if someone is sneaking up on you while you’re, um, gaming

781b93f7ef8b0c8b47a056dac18bb8a6_original Say you’re, like, um, gaming on your computer with headphones on. And you’re like… um. Really into the game? And someone sneaks up on you from behind and you don’t have time to… pause… the game? The Sentry can help prevent the embarrassment of being seen while… playing games. This fun little device is basically an IR motion sensor that can see… Read More

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John Biggs

December 15th

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Pebble confirms it’s shutting down, devs and software going to Fitbit

Pebble 2 RIP Pebble… The wearable maker that pioneered wrist-based notifications before Apple and many others waded into the smartwatch space has confirmed it’s closing its doors as an independent entity. Read More

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Natasha Lomas

December 7th

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