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BearTek Gen II smart gloves are wearable remote controls

Smartphone-friendly gloves are adequate enough to tap your screen without taking your gloves off, but they’re of limited usefulness, particularly if they’re wet. Enter the BearTek Gen II smart gloves, a pair of ordinary looking gloves that can remotely control your smartphone using simple finger movements. Rather than touching the phone itself, the wearer touches spots on the gloves to trigger specific actions.

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Goblin VR folds flat, fits in your pocket

Amongst the many mobile VR headsets available in the wild today is a new "Goblin VR" headset, built to Google Cardboard Standard 2.0 and able to fold flat to fit in your pocket. It's simple. It's light. It's made of materials you will feel slightly less silly wearing on your face. It'll work with your iPhone and your Android as well, for devices with displays up to 6-inches diagonally - so your phablets can come to play.

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Smart soccer ball works with app to improve game skills

Trying to improve your soccer skills, but finding the process difficult? A new smart soccer ball aims to help with that, integrating smart technology into a ball that, when used alongside a related mobile app, gathers and provides data showing skill details. The company behind the soccer ball also envisions third-party training apps that will work with its model.

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Music Wrap ‘headphones’ are bendy, double as speakers

Earbuds and headphones, despite their differences, are all largely the same. That can’t be said for Music Wrap, though, a pair of wireless Bluetooth 'headphones' that are bendable and waterproof, and only vaguely similar to what we've come to understand headphones as being. Says the maker, Music Wrap is the most "versatile listening experience" available and suitable for everyday life.

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Bambooti makes your Macbook elegant with real wood covers

MacBooks are attractive on their own, of course, but sometimes you need something a little different, a little more natural and earthy. Enter Bambooti and its array of thin wooden covers for Apple's laptops. These covers don’t just look like wood — they’re made from real bamboo, black ash, cherry, walnut, and other wood options, but they’re ultra thin at less than a millimeter.

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Foldio360 is a turntable for interactive photos

This week we've come across a strange device by the name of Foldio360 - a turntable with a light that's made for taking photos of tiny objects. What's radical about this device isn't that it, regardless of its name, does not play vinyl records. What's radical about it is its intended use: taking not just photos, but 360-degree images (moving images, that is) for the internet. There'd be far less use for this device in the past, that's for certain.

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ZAR lightweight e-scooter can travel up to 20km per charge

Living in a heavily populated urban area means that commutes can be very time consuming and expensive if you have to pay for rides. Lots of folks rely on bikes or other battery-powered vehicles to get around in urban areas and on college campuses. This is where ZAR comes in; it is a small battery powered eScooter that lets people get around with a device small enough to be packed into a backpack when you get to your destination.

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Prepd Pack lunchbox is both attractive and smart

Takeout meals are convenient, particularly after a long day spent working, but they’re often not very healthy, and it can be difficult to track calories. The solution is making a meal at home and packing it, but two common complaints are associated with this: poor cooking skills and self-consciousness when toting around a lunchbox. Prepd Pack aims to be the solution to both troubles, offering a smart way to eat healthy combined with an attractive grown-up design.

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Mighty No. 9 gets Mighty Delay No. 3

If you've been looking for another game with the same sort of feel as Mega Man, then you'd probably be happy to hear about Mighty No. 9. The “spiritual successor” to Mega Man raised over $4 million on Kickstarter back in 2013, and had some lofty goals. Unfortunately you'd also be disappointed to hear that the game is being delayed for the third time.

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These shoes are ‘knitted’ using a 3D printer

There’s a new pair of shoes pining to get on the market, and they come in a knitted form. Unlike ordinary knitted shoes, though, the JS shoes are created using 3D printers — though you wouldn’t know it by looking at them. According to the shoes’ creator, these are the first 3D knitted shoes ever, and they comes with several benefits, not the least of which are light weights and soft textures.

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