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StoneTether: a tiny long-range Bluetooth tracker

StoneTether: a tiny long-range Bluetooth tracker

We've seen different types of Bluetooth trackers over time, some being simplistic, others more complicated. StoneTether seeks to make a name for itself amongst these, doing so with a mixture of tiny size and long-range tracking capabilities that lets users locate items even if they're a fair distance away. Says the maker, StoneTether has a 500ft. range via an integrated antenna, and it works in conjunction with a related app (iOS and Android). The app works to advise users before something is lost, sending alerts when the user moves away from a tagged device -- or, alternatively, if a tagged device is moving away from the user.

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Carbon Black gives wheelchairs a modern style upgrade

Carbon Black gives wheelchairs a modern style upgrade

Carbon Black is a wheelchair designed to look modern and minimalistic, a change up from the long-held traditional wheelchair design that is both antiquated and heavy. Because Carbon Black is made nearly entirely from carbon fiber, it sheds most of that weight at a little under 19lbs. This makes the wheelchair light enough for users to handle it themselves, putting it in and removing it from vehicles, for example. In addition to the ultra light weight and modern design are integrated LED "headlights".

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NVC case offers night vision and backup battery for the iPhone 6

NVC case offers night vision and backup battery for the iPhone 6

Various smartphone cases are available that bring additional functionality to handsets, and often this extra functionality revolves around photography. The Flir One case is one such example, allowing iPhone users to record thermal footage from their phone. Joining this is the NVC, which uses a series of infrared LEDs to give the iPhone 6 night vision capabilities. The case packs its own camera, as well as an integrated battery that can double as a secondary battery for the handset when needed.

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Swiftpoint GT offers the convenience of a mouse with touch gestures

Swiftpoint GT offers the convenience of a mouse with touch gestures

When it comes to mice there are a huge amount of devices out there that have all sorts of features. You can get normal mice that need a surface to work, track balls that are pointing devices easier on your wrists, and track pads that support gestures. A new product called the Swiftpoint GT has debuted that combines all three of those devices into a pointing device that works with just about any device you have.

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ZANO: a tiny drone that tries to think on its own

ZANO: a tiny drone that tries to think on its own

If you have had nightmares of dozens, if not hundreds, of intelligent drones swarming towards you, then perhaps ZANO is a nightmare come true, at least to some extent. The brain child of Torquing Group in the UK, ZANO is a nano drone smaller or just as small as the palm of your hand. It's small enough to take with you anywhere and whip out in an instant for a splendid shot. And it's smart enough to know where its going. All you really need is your smartphone.

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Mikme wireless mic offers studio quality, mobile mixing

Mikme wireless mic offers studio quality, mobile mixing

Mikme is a portable wireless microphone offering musicians and other audio hobbyists a way to capture studio-quality audio without setting up a recording station. The idea behind the device is that users should be able to start recording whenever the moment strikes without having to put the moment on hold to set up a quality microphone -- or, alternatively, without having to settle for a lesser-quality smartphone recording. The microphone is joined by a smartphone app that offers, among other things, mobile audio mixing and sharing.

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Helios Bluetooth headphones use solar power to juice up

Helios Bluetooth headphones use solar power to juice up

Bluetooth headphones offer the distinct convenience of shedding the audio cable and allowing users to listen to their music unshackled. That convenience disappears, however, once the battery runs low, which requires you to plug them back in until there's enough power to go wireless again. Exod's Helios headphones address this by adding solar charging into the mix, allowing users to leave the device in sunlight when not in use to charge back up the internal battery, no cables necessary.

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HashKey: a USB hashtag key to expedite your tweets

HashKey: a USB hashtag key to expedite your tweets

The world is full of devices that seem less than practical for every day use, and the HashKey can probably be counted among them, as it seems like little more than a novelty. HashKey is exactly what it sounds like: a key dedicated solely to typing a hashtag without all of that multi-button combination nonsense. It's aimed at the social media lovers among us, those who can't stand straining their hands to repeatedly hit multiples keys, and for those who, perhaps, take offense to the hashtag being denied its own dedicated spot on the keyboard.

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Brio smart outlet only turns on when you need it

Brio smart outlet only turns on when you need it

Electrical outlets pose different sorts of threats, most notably being to small children who poke objects inside them out of curiosity. The go-to method for avoiding this unfortunate scenario is using plastic outlet plugs that block the ports, but that's not always effective. A California company called Brio has addressed this issue with a smart outlet likewise called "Brio" that only goes live when a valid object is plugged into it. In doing so, the company hopes to mitigate the typical hazards associated with outlets.

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Blood Sport game controller collects blood when you’re hit

Blood Sport game controller collects blood when you’re hit

A Kickstarter campaign for "Blood Sport" has been suspended, according to its page. The reasons for the suspension aren't yet known, but the product itself has caught quite a bit of attention: a game controller that draws blood from gamers when they're hit during gameplay. This is achieved using a regular blood collection machine wired to a game controller so that every time the controller rumbles the blood collection machine briefly turns on. The reason for such a device, according to the makers, is for blood donation events.

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