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SnapPower brings USB to any outlet without re-wiring

SnapPower brings USB to any outlet without re-wiring

Around the world, around town — even around your home, finding an outlet is tough enough. It’s especially annoying when you need to charge your mobile devices, because then you need to port around a clumsy charger with you. There are outlets that have USB ports, but require a rewiring job many are uncomfortable with doing. For the masses, there’s SnapPower, an outlet cover that adds a USB port, but requires no wiring. All you have to do is slip the faceplate on in place of your existing one, and you have a USB outlet!

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Bluewire device records smartphone calls from up to 33-feet away

Bluewire device records smartphone calls from up to 33-feet away

There are a bunch of reasons that someone might want to record the calls that they receive over their smartphone. Many smartphones have the ability to record calls built in and there are apps out there that will allow that to happen as well. A new device has debuted called Bluewire that claims to be the world's smallest Bluetooth headset call recorder. The device looks like a normal Bluetooth headset, but it is able to record calls from up to 33-feet from your smartphone.

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Emvio stress-reducing smartwatch adds zen to your life

Emvio stress-reducing smartwatch adds zen to your life

Emvio is the a smartwatch that is the antithesis to practically every other smartwatch on the market. "Emvio" means "to live" in Greek, and its designers want you do just that with their new, stress-tracking smartwatch. Emvio isn't the first stress-tracking smartwatch, but it aims to go above and beyond as it measures your stress level on a scale of 1 to 10 and notifies you when your stress level raises. Sure, we all notice when we fly off the handle, but sometimes we operate unaware we're pumping cortisol in a giant negative feedback loop of stress.

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Pebble Time Kickstarter ends with over $20M in funding

Pebble Time Kickstarter ends with over $20M in funding

The recently announced Pebble Time smartwatch has done it again, setting a new funding record for Kickstarter, much as the original Pebble watch in 2012 was the most successful product on the crowdfunding site for some time. The funding period for the Pebble Time ended on March 28th, raising $20,338,986 from 78,471 backers. The initial funding goal was only $500,000, an amount that was met only 15 minutes into their campaign, with $1 million met in just 49 minutes.

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Brik Case is a LEGO-like case for your laptop

Brik Case is a LEGO-like case for your laptop

Laptops are usually hefty investments, and wise buyers protect their investments. For a notebook, that generally involves buying a laptop case, which are available in many different varieties: leather, plastic, and just about everything between. A plastic brick version isn't commonly one of those options, however, as it's not the first medium you'd consider using to protect a gadget. It was bound to become a reality at some point, though, and thanks to the Jolt Team, it now is. Brik Case is a plastic-brick case that looks like it is made from LEGOs, and that can be customized using other plastic bricks.

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Kickstarter gives successful projects their own homepage

Kickstarter gives successful projects their own homepage

Kickstarter has decided to give its successful projects a little more exposure, or at least increase their creators' abilities to highlight their own products. Such is done using its new "Spotlight" feature, which gives all successfully funded projects a homepage of their own that details the subject's full history, that looks the way the creator wants it to look, and that link to other relevant pages, such as the company's website. This benefits users, as well, who want to explore the various products that have found success on Kickstarter.

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Pillars of Eternity launches: a new take on an old legacy

Pillars of Eternity launches: a new take on an old legacy

Very few Kickstarter projects can claim to be the second most crowdfunded RPG game in history, fourth when you include all other game-related campaigns. But Pillars of Eternity, which was called Project Eternity back then, can definitely lay claim to that title. Although almost exactly a year late in their promised delivery time, the game from the designers of some of the world's best loved computer RPGs, like Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale, has finally gone gold and is now available to backers and buyers alike.

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Jamstik+ smart guitar plays through your tablet

Jamstik+ smart guitar plays through your tablet

Instruments, like all things, are getting a modern makeover that gives them new functionality you will not get from wood and varnish. The newest among them is Jamstik+, a smart guitar that plays music through one's paired tablet, offering some big benefits over a traditional offering: those in apartments can play it without producing any noise, recordings can be made without ambient noise disrupting the song, and more. The instrument recently launched on Kickstarter, where it has already blasted through the goal amount.

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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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