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Break free from tethered headphones with Magzet magnetic audio jack

Break free from tethered headphones with Magzet magnetic audio jack

The Magzet is a magnetic audio quick connection that wants to change the way you use audio jacks on all your devices. Instead of being tethered to your laptop, tablet, or smartphone by your headphones, the Magzet is a breakaway connector that can connect headphones to any audio jack. It's designed to work with all audio devices from those ubiquitous Beats headphones to Apple's generic earbuds. After 18 months of product development, the team behind the invention is launching a Kickstarter to crowdfund their magnetic connector.

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mDrawBot 4-in-1 robot can draw you any picture

mDrawBot 4-in-1 robot can draw you any picture

Artists everywhere, take heed: there's a robot pining for your jobs, and it's pretty good at what it does. The mDrawBot is a 4-in-1 robot that is able to hold a pen or pencil and draw images onto paper, as well as laser engrave if the right hardware is equipped. The drawing capabilities aren't limited to paper, however -- it can draw on just about anything it can reach with its pen, including an easter egg. The four different modes are called mSpider, mEggBot, mScara, and mCar, each of which draw in different arrangements.

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Beastgrip Pro lands on Kickstarter for ‘phoneographers’ everywhere

Beastgrip Pro lands on Kickstarter for ‘phoneographers’ everywhere

I’ve been a fan of Beastgrip for some time now, and with good reason. The unique smartphone housing is perfect for everything you need to do when it comes to mobile photography or videography, and makes your powerful, pocketable device the hub of a robust mobile imaging platform. In a short time, Beastgrip has captured the imagination of casual consumers and forward-thinking pros alike, and the latest iteration — Beastgrip Pro — builds on that. And today, you can finally get one for yourself.

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Cmoar VR headset uses any smartphone to deliver more

Cmoar VR headset uses any smartphone to deliver more

We've seen many a VR headset that try to utilize the computers that we already have in our pockets, our smartphones, but almost all of those cater to a small subset of smartphones, sometimes even just one. Cmoar is yet another such VR headset, but, as you might have guessed, it is doing a few things quite differently. It does make use of smartphones for displays but it can actually accommodate any smartphone within a certain size range. It can even make room for iPhones!

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kSafe smart safe won’t open until you meet a goal

kSafe smart safe won’t open until you meet a goal

Some people can set a goal and hit it regularly using nothing more than will power. Others need a bit more, at least at first, and those are who the maker's behind kSafe are targeting. kSafe is a "safe" shaped something like a large flour jar or cookie jar, but it features smart technology and a locking mechanism designed specifically for forcing users to meet a goal...even if they change their mind later on. This can include everything from locking yourself away from cigarettes for a certain period of time to taking a certain number of steps before getting access to your TV remote.

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Disco Dog smartphone-controlled LED vest makes your dog a party animal

Disco Dog smartphone-controlled LED vest makes your dog a party animal

Everyone loves man's best friend; the pet industry has always been an area where people spend a lot hard-earned cash on their little fur babies. Lately, technology has been innovating the pet market as well. The latest incarnation of tech and puppy love is the Disco Dog LED vest by PARTY, a New York creative firm. It allows you to use your smartphone to control the animated pattern of lights on the doggy vest. You can choose different colors and light patterns, and they even have an option to create a scrolling message, just like an LED marquee.

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Night Runner 270° Shoe Lights illuminate the road ahead of you

Night Runner 270° Shoe Lights illuminate the road ahead of you

Those who want their shoes to be smarter, but only a little smarter, have a new option in the form of miniature headlights: the Night Runner 270° Shoe Lights. These shoe lights feature LED bulbs that are just bright enough to light up the road ahead of you, whether it's asphalt or a hiking path or something else entirely, allowing you to walk without worry and without flashing around a pen light. The lights also include rear tail lights and can be attached to your existing pair of shoes.

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ArcLighter replaces your lighter’s flame with a stun gun

ArcLighter replaces your lighter’s flame with a stun gun

A regular lighter is, by all accounts, exceedingly archaic. A more modern twist on that old technology are electric lighters, which have batteries that heat coils to produce an area generally hot enough to light a paper or candle. ArcLighter is the next evolution in lighter technology, however, working somewhat like a miniature stun gun to create an electric arc that ignites whatever is passed through it. There are some obvious benefits to this, including the fact that it can be recharged and that it doesn't go out in windy conditions.

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Litelok bicycle lock makes security lightweight

Litelok bicycle lock makes security lightweight

If you commute by bicycle, the odds are high that you've invested in a nice bike...which means you've also invested in a nice lock to help ensure someone doesn't nick it while you're in the office. Good bike locks are usually heavy bike locks, however, otherwise a pair of bolt cutters make them just about as useless as no bike at all. One company wants to free cyclists from the burden of heavy bike locks, however, and so it has developed the Litelok, a lock that is exactly what it sounds like: lightweight.

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