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Vader’s Vault Offers A Premium Lightsaber Dueling Experience

Admit it, you’ve picked up a stick and pretended that you’re a Jedi. Every guy who’s been born after 1977’s Star Wars has pretended that they’re wielding a lightsaber as they battle it out with their best bros in an imaginary battle of fates. Well, you don’t have to fight with sticks and poles any longer now that Vader’s Vault is on the scene.

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For the uninitiated, Vader’s Vault is the premier creator of movie-quality dueling lightsabers. What this means is that these lightsabers are not only perfect for showing off, but are also sturdy enough to resist real (fake) battles.

Unlike other lightsaber manufacturers, Vader’s Vault offers a wide variety of lightsaber hilts and colors. In fact, you’ll be able to customize nearly every aspect of your saber so you can get the real “built from the ground up” feeling that real Padawans get when they go through their training and build a personalized lightsaber.

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Torch Universal Coat Heater Will Keep You Warm During The Harsh Winter

Brr…it’s getting chilly out there. If you survived The Great Blizzard of 2016, then you’re probably sick and tired of being frozen down to your very bones. Luckily for you, there’s a new gadget which will be sure to improve your wintertime wellbeing by literally heating your coats or jackets up from the inside out.

Meet the Torch Universal Coat Heater, a velcro-powered device which will heat your core using three, connected heat pads for over five hours with one of four different heat settings. No need to invest hundreds of dollars on a new heated jacket when you have a perfectly good piece of outwear already.

If you’re ready to buy your own Torch Universal Coat Heater then you should head on over to Indiegogo today. On their page you’ll be able to find more information regarding the product, how it works, projected ship date, and pre-order pricing.

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There’s Now A Whole Book Of Reddit AMAs

Reddit AMAs have become a fact of life. Everyone — and we mean everyone — from Barack Obama to Bill Gates and beyond has done one by now. In order to better preserve the knowledge we’ve gained from these sometimes irreverent but always insightful community interviews, Bassem Youssef has released a new book simply titled “Ask Me Anything”.

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Available in both hardcover and paperback formats, as well as a Kindle e-Book, you’ll discover new interviews as well as re-discover old classics in a way that is much easier to read than your old computer screen. Trust us there’s real value in this book, something you can’t readily say for most things to come out of Reddit.

By the way, Ask Me Anything is only volume one in a collection which will likely include future AMAs and will be released somewhere down the line. You can buy it now by visiting the link listed below, the hardcover is currently selling for roughly $29.95.

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Fitbit Alta Is The Company’s Most Stylish Tracker Yet

While FitBit has been branching out into other wearables as of late, they’ve also decided to double down on their existing fitness tracking product offerings as well. Not content with just standing on the sidelines and watching Apple eat it’s lunch, the hardware startup recently announced the Fitbit Alta — a high-fashion variant of its existing band tracker. The main difference between the Fitbit Alta and the rest of Fitbit’s products is that Alta is actually made out of high quality components and materials which make it both infinitely more stylish and comfortable.

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Besides it’s looks, the Alta is also a capable tracker in it’s own right. The device will record numerous different types of daily activity levels, ranging from your steps to your sleep quality and everything in-between.

Alta is available for pre-order now for the relatively low price of $129.99. Get yours today by heading over to FitBit’s site where you’ll also find more technical information.

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Shooting on iPhone? Get Yourself A Carl Zeiss External iPhone Lens

If Apple’s “Shot on iPhone” campaign tells us anything, it’s that Apple has created a formidable point-and-shoot camera. That being said, the device still isn’t nearly as fully-featured or versatile as a real dedicated camera device — but it can be. All you need to do to unlock the full photographical capabilities of your iPhone is invest in your very own Carl Zeiss External iPhone Lens.

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Now if you’re not familiar with Zeiss you should know that they’ve created some of the finest lenses in history, working intimately with manufacturers ranging from Hasselblad and Ricoh to Leica and Rollei, so it’s somewhat of an understatement to say they know a thing or two about making quality lenses.

Zeiss also recognizes that there are different types of photos that people might want to capture, something which Apple has ignored with it’s “one-size-fits-all” philosophy. To that end, the company has produced three different types of lenses — macro, wide-angle, and tele — each of which is easily mounted over your camera so that you’ll be able to get the perfect shot every time.

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You Can Now Buy The Playboy Mansion

Looking to live the Hugh Hefner lifestyle? What better way to start than owning the Playboy mansion! The mansion, which is intrinsically linked to both parties, babes, and babe parties has now been put up for sale to the highest bidder, or $200 million if you’re looking to outright buy the place.

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So what exactly does $200 million get you? A whole lot, including the Prohibition-era style wine cellar, grotto, vintage game room, Elvis Room, various tennis court and Hugh Hefner himself. That’s right, if you end up purchasing the place you won’t technically be able to move in since there’s a life estate clause in the contract that allows him to stay at the Playboy Mansion until the day he dies.

If that’s not an issue for you, then make sure you head on over to the website below. By the way, those Playboy Playmates probably won’t be sticking around once Hef has kicked the bucket.

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CineStill Perfects 120 Film For The 21st Century

It’s becoming harder to deny that film photography is making a comeback. Thanks to the folks over at Lomography, film photography is now “cool” for a whole new generation of young hipsters all over the globe. While most of these aspiring young amateur photographers are showing on classic 35mm film, a few more daring folks are experimenting with the nearly-ancient 120 medium film format.

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For those enterprising pseudo-or-real-photographers, there’s no more promising 120 film than CineStill. Unlike regular film from the likes of Fuji or Kodak, CineStill gives you real cinema-quality images for less. The end result is that every photoshoot looks pro, even in low-light or cloudy conditions. What’s more, CineStill can be processed using the normal C-41 film process and C-41 machines, allowing you to get your film or prints at almost any major photo lab.

If you want CineStill 120 film to become a reality, please consider supporting their Kickstarter campaign today.

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Forget Mailbox, Airmail Is The Next Great iOS Mail App

With Mailbox shutting down in little over 20 days, a beacon of light in the wide world of iOS email apps is going out with a whimper. That being said, you don’t have to go back to Apple’s frankly poor email app. All you have to do is launch the app store, search for, and download Airmail.

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For those of you not in the know, Airmail is a top-notch email application which has been around for years on the Mac App Store. First coming into prominence after the demise of Sparrow, the best email client of the pre-2012 era, Airmail has been battle tested as a reliable provider for an email-heavy age.

But how does it hold up on mobile? Spectacularly that’s how. Airmail simply has more options than any other mail app on the app store right now. Period. For $4.99, it’s a remarkable option that will allow you to get more done — paying for itself in sheer productivity and time saved.