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Micro 3D Printer: Affordable And Functional

By now you could start an entire website with the articles we’ve written covering past 3D printers. 2013 alone was a big year for the relatively new form of technology, and this year doesn’t seem to be any different. With most of what’s come before, however, you get printers that are too expensive or too limited or not consumer friendly enough. Not so with the Micro. This amazingly simple machine is ready to go right out of the box. You can use PLA or ABS, as well as the company’s own Micro filament spools or standard 1.75 mm filament spools. Read More

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HYDE Leather Bags And Wallets

HYDE bags and wallets, running now on Kickstarter, are made of superior 5-9-ounce vegetable-tanned full-grain harness leather — exactly what is used to make saddles — and can long outlive the owner. As the team behind these creations put it, you can bury this stuff in your backyard and it’ll still hold up better than you over time. The products from HYDE use polyester stitching and horse tack hardware for a complete package that delivers an antique look that seems right at home in an Indiana Jones film. The business card holder will run you about $25. That’s the current Read More

Inergy Solar Generators: They Don’t Even Need Sun

Would you like a solar solution for powering your home and outdoor festivities? If so then you may want to stop by Kickstarter in the next two weeks and secure your very own Inergy Solar Generator. The Firefly generator and 10-watt solar panel starts at $200. The amount of power keeps increasing in cost until you peak at $1,600. (That’ll get ya the Home Base Pro with 135-watt accompaniment.) These solar generators are actually smaller versions of a home solar system with an onboard battery pack.  They enable the energy generated by the solar panels to be stored in vast Read More

StandDesk: The Most Affordable Standing Office Desk Yet

There are a lot of custom-designed standing desk out there, and we applaud each one, but few are as convenient and affordable as the StandDesk, now available at Kickstarter starting at $399 and going up from there depending on the material you select for the desktop. (The cheapest price is for a standard frame with laminate top.) Each incarnation of the StandDesk boasts a two-button control system that allows you to easily adjust the height on your desk at will. As far as lift goes, this deceptively strong little item can lift up to 225 pounds without give. (Seriously, if Read More

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Meridian Audio Drops Explorer, A USB-Stick Sound System

With all the different dongles and knickknacks wandering about on the technological landscape, one commonality remains present — big tech is getting smaller and smaller. Nowhere is this more apparent than with Meridian Audio’s Explorer, a USB-sized device that plugs in to your computer’s drive and proceeds to blow its sound card out of the water. Explorer replaces your computer’s card with a USB-powered DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) featuring Meridian’s high quality audio circuitry and design derived from Meridian’s award-winning Reference Series components, along with a powerful headphone amplifier with on-board analogue volume control. It plays nice with pretty Read More

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Hotbox Portable Charcoal Grill: The Tailgating Holy Grail

If you like cooking, camping, and the great outdoors, then you probably look at charcoal grilling as par for the course. The only problems: cleanup can become a bit of a mess, and you can end up spending a lot of money on charcoal rather than getting the most cook-time out of your investment. That’s where the Hotbox Portable Charcoal Grill can really come in handy. Hotbox features two levels of charcoal, enabling you to sear and smoke simultaneously, and whenever you’re done, rather than dumping out all your charcoal, you can replace the hood, close all four vents, and Read More

POC’s Ski Helmet Warns You Of Upcoming Replacement

Skiing down the white drifts of a Colorado mountain or <insert favorite place here> can be exhilarating, but also very dangerous, especially if you’re not wearing the right type of head gear. Unfortunately, even precautions can be useless if you let your helmet and lining go too long without a change-out. Enter POC’s Skull Orbic H.I. MIPS helmet, a piece of safety gear that keeps tabs on the amount of damage it has sustained over time, and then informs you of when it’s time to switch to a safer head gear. It all happens thanks to a system of stress-strain Read More

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Mon Oncle: A Suave Suitcase Barbecue For Cookouts On-The-Go

From designer R.S. Barcelona, the Mon Oncle Barbecue takes the classic barbecue and turns it on its head — or at least cleans it up a bit. While closed, this grill becomes an elegant briefcase with character. Opening it up, however, will introduce you to the portable tabletop cooking device that is altogether innovative, hard wearing and useful. Fire it up on the terrace or in the park. You’ll be able to get an extremely hot flame thanks in part to the perforated design. With dimensions of just 44 x 32 x 12cm, it’s easy to clean up and haul Read More

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