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Thanko USB Cat Mask makes you look nuts

Thanko USB Cat Mask makes you look nuts

Thanko has some strange gear and gadgets that it sells and most of them connect to the USB port. The company has a new and very odd accessory for the masks that folks tend to wear on their face in Japan. The mask is white and looks like a cat's snout with whiskers and all.

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FlipIt! USB charger makes an AC sandwich

FlipIt! USB charger makes an AC sandwich

With more gadgets wanting to get their juice via USB, and the contents of our hardware bags quickly outnumbering the AC sockets on offer, manufacturers are getting clever to ways they can extend what power ports are accessible at any one time. FlipIt! may have a silly exclamation point in its name, but it also has a reasonably compact way of doubling up a standard US AC socket, sandwiching its connection in-between the wall and a regular plug.

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iSkin unveils full line of fashion bags for gadgets

iSkin unveils full line of fashion bags for gadgets

I'm not really focused on how my gadgets and the accessories that I use with them look nearly as much as I am focused on how well the stuff works. The best looking bag in the world isn’t worth anything if it doesn’t protect your stuff. iSkin has unveiled a new line of fashion bags that look to be well padded and offer up protection when you are on the go rather than just looking good.

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François Vogel Previews Device That Syncs Your Blinks to a Monitor for 3D Viewing [Video]

François Vogel Previews Device That Syncs Your Blinks to a Monitor for 3D Viewing [Video]

François Vogel is a visual artist that hates 3D. And while the debate about 3D being the next step of entertainment is still a hotly-debated topic, the consensus that most people don't want to wear 3D glasses to watch 3D entertainment seems pretty straight forward: they don't want to wear them. Vogel doesn't want to wear them, either, and so he's created a gadget that gets around the glasses by actually syncing your blinks to a monitor. The device attaches to the sides of your eyes, and then makes you blink when necessary.

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WakeMate Bursts Into Flames Due to Issues with USB Charger

WakeMate Bursts Into Flames Due to Issues with USB Charger

After reaching an important milestone, perhaps the most important one of them all for a new company, of sending out the first WakeMate units, it looks like Perfect Third Inc. is facing a serious issue with their USB chargers. A big enough issue that the device is reportedly catching on fire. The CEO of the company has issued an official notice regarding the situation, and advises that you do not use the USB charger, under any circumstances.

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Zap Cane Hides a Flashlight & One Million Volt Charge

Zap Cane Hides a Flashlight & One Million Volt Charge

Canes have been a good way to conceal weapons for a long time. Usually, though, it's a blade of some kind in there. Or, maybe the cane itself is your weapon of choice. Either way, it's a trick that's been tested, and proven effective. The Zap Cane, though, may take things a bit too far. And not because it has a flashlight built-in, either.

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