All posts by Aric Mitchell

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Downrange Tomahawk: A Workhorse Masterpiece

The Downrange Tomahawk is an absolute workhorse and a masterpiece of tactical weaponry. You can use it to cut kindling and small wood and also as a pry bar or hammer, making it a must for any outdoor adventure. Built in Portland, Oregon, it weighs in at about 3.7 pounds and has a Molle compatible sheath to accompany it.

Also, the DT just feels great in your hand. That is thanks to the desert tan G-10 handle with 420HC steel body. Add in a sleek, striking visual courtesy the KG Gun Kote, and this thing is just showing off. You can pick yours up today through Amazon for just under $171. Click the green button to get things started.

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Klatu Barada Nikto! Introducing The Necronomicon iPad-Tablet Cover

From the moment you first lay eyes on the Necronomicon in the original Evil Dead film, you know the so-called “book of the dead” is something special. Bound in human flesh and inked in human blood, it holds the secrets of the darkness beyond our world, and now it can hold your iPad or tablet. That’s because it has been turned in to the Necronomicon iPad/Tablet Cover from Geekify, Inc.

Each of these are handcrafted to fit whichever device you own, and instead of being bound in flesh, it uses a faux leather that doesn’t smell nearly as bad. You can get yours by clicking the green button. It takes around six to 10 days to ship, so have patience, friends.

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Spartan Warrior Knife Block

You may never be able to enjoy the CGI six-pack abs of the heroes in 300, but you can darn sure have the same kitchen cutlery as we’re sure they had. This instant conversation starter for any man cave or apartment kitchen is crafted from maple wood into the shape of a Spartan soldier. It stands 10 inches tall and measures five wide and eight deep.

It is only available from third party sellers on Amazon. You can get yours by clicking the green button below. Word of warning, though: the knives themselves are not included though you can load this baby up with a collection of your own.

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OnePlus One Pre-Orders Open October 27

OnePlus One is an Android phone we told you about a few months ago. Unfortunately at that time, we couldn’t give you a day and date. Now we can but it’s a bit of a tricky situation should you want to order. You can call dibs on yours starting October 27, but the phone will only be available for one hour. After that you’ll need an invite to buy. It’ll cost you three bills ($300) via PayPal. Here’s a brief rundown of the specs from our last interaction with the product:

Surf web, stream video, buy apps through the Google Play marketplace, and do it all faster than most other Android phones on the market! The silk white version comes with 16 GB of onboard storage and sells for $299, while the sandstone black sells for $349 and is accompanied by 64 GB. It features a 5.5-inch 1080p hi-def screen, a 13-megapixel camera, voice wakeup, on-screen gestures, an 801 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and 4G/LTE capabilities.

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Mac Mini: The Apple Product That Will Break Down Barriers To Entry

The Mac Mini is “mini in a big way,” according to the marketing slogan. We’re not sure if we’d go all in on it just yet if you’re already an Apple purist, but that’s really not who it was designed for anyway. This small desktop unit is meant for those who’ve always been intrigued by Apple but found their hardware prices to be too great of a barrier to entry. People like me who do the MacBook Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPhone 5s thing don’t need it, but iPhone owners who’ve yet to make the jump to Apple computers should love it.

That’s because it comes with 4GB RAM, 500GB storage, and a super-cheap $499 price tag. It’ll be up to you at that point to supply the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, but you could probably do all that for less than $100, and it’s easy to hook up. (After all, there aren’t many places on this device where plug-ins can hide.) So at $599 total, you could have your very own desktop Apple computer. That means you can start taking advantage of things like Handoff, iCloud, and the sleek Apple design aesthetic. Also, as a former PC user, the Apple suite of office products has always made more sense and proven easier to learn than anything Microsoft dreams up. Highly recommend if you’re wanting to dip your toes in the Apple Kool-Aid.

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Refold Rolls Out Portable Cardboard Standing, Sitting Desks

Refold’s Portable Cardboard Standing and Sitting Desks are coming to New Zealand and the U.S., making us all rethink how we furnish our offices in the process. For just $127, you can get an environmentally-friendly piece of office furniture that allows you to be as productive as ever while also staying true to the minimalist lifestyle.

These desks fold into lightweight, compact carry cases, allowing you to work and live the way you want. The flexible, user-friendly design caters to endless applications. It could be used for offices, schools, creative studios, events, or even mobile offices and disaster relief. The desk is yours to decide how it can work for you.

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MasterCard 2015: Fingerprint Scanning Built In!

Fingerprint technology is finally being used to make our devices and forms of payment more secure, and now MasterCard is getting in on the act with a card that comes with a built-in fingerprint sensor. When it comes to identity theft and credit card misappropriation, no security measure is too much, and by tying use of the card to your actual body, it makes it very difficult for hackers and ne’er-do-wells to find a suitable workaround.

Zwipe has successfully tested its prototype overseas and expects to roll out a fully functional release in 2015. We’re sure other credit card companies will jump on board shortly after that.

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Rescue Tip-Board Allows You To Become A Whitewater Hero

If you’ve ever gone whitewater rafting, then you know it can be challenging and unpredictable, and that can sometimes lead to grave consequences without the right help along for the ride. Thankfully, the Rescue Tip-Board is seeking to change that with an easily “tippable,” yet surprisingly stable raft that allows you to get the leverage needed for those dangerous moments when there is no room for error.

Created for the Dutch fire service by Spark Design, the Rescue Tip-Board is an ingenious inflatable that’s unfortunately unavailable here in the States. Hopefully, that will change soon, at least for our fire and rescue personnel. Check out more details over at the Spark Design website by clicking the green button.