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Nextbit launches “Robin” phone on Kickstarter

Nextbit launches “Robin” phone on Kickstarter

Nextbit, a group of software developers and veterans from HTC and the original Android 1.0 team, has kept their promise of debuting something "awesome" and "different" in the smartphone market. Today they've launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Robin phone, a "cloud-first" device with endless storage. See, once the 32GB of internal storage starts to fill up, Nextbit's custom software begins sending everything from photos and files to apps and their data to the cloud for safe keeping.

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Pugz earbuds are wireless and charge from your phone

Pugz earbuds are wireless and charge from your phone

Many of the headphones and earbuds on the market today are big and bulky items that look like something a DJ would wear during a show. If you are the sort of person who wants their audio gear to be as small as possible the Pugz earbuds might be just what you are looking for. These earbuds have a minimal size and shape and are designed to fit in the ear comfortably.

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Helix wearable cuff and Bluetooth headphones mix fashion with tech

Helix wearable cuff and Bluetooth headphones mix fashion with tech

Wearable devices are on the market in droves today with many of them combining multiple functions into one device. The Helix is a wearable cuff that also brings with it wireless Bluetooth headphones. The wearable cuff is the case for the headphones that unplug and deploy out of the wearable.

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Mighty No. 9 backers score exclusive demo

Mighty No. 9 backers score exclusive demo

The Kickstarter success and hotly anticipated game Mighty No. 9 has become a disappointment for many backers, as the planned release date came and went, and then the second planned release date — next month — was postponed until later on next year. Backers were disappointed the first time around and outright upset the second time, and the makers behind the game feel bad about it all. To give those patient backers something in reward, the makers have announced a new exclusive demo.

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Peak Design launches CaptureLENS and Lens Kit for DSLR lenses

Peak Design launches CaptureLENS and Lens Kit for DSLR lenses

This week the folks at Peak Design have added a couple of devices to their already-active Kickstarter campaign. This campaign is primarily for The Everyday Messenger bag which we reviewed back on the 14th of August. Now the system is continuing to expand with a couple of lens accessories that'll strap to your shoulder. The Peak Design collection of accessories is designed for the in-the-field photographer, without a doubt.

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SmartHalo leads you to your destination

SmartHalo leads you to your destination

In many big cities around the world, the best way to get around is on a bicycle rather than in a car. Bicyclists still need to be able to navigate their way to an unfamiliar location and a new device has debuted that will make your bike smarter. That device is the SmartHalo and it is aimed directly at urban cyclists.

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Sensel Morph puts Force Touch-style tech into customizable pad: Hands-on

Sensel Morph puts Force Touch-style tech into customizable pad: Hands-on

What the iPhone did for touchscreens, so startup Sensel hopes to do for multitouch with Morph, a pressure-sensing touchpad for artists, gamers, and musicians. Embedding a rechargeable array of more than 20,000 touch- and pressure-sensitive sensors into a flat tablet roughly the size of an iPad, Morph can tell not only where you're touching but how hard each press is, with interchangeable overlays to tailor those touches to different apps.

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The Everyday Messenger by Peak Design hands-on

The Everyday Messenger by Peak Design hands-on

It’s no small achievement being the most successful bag on Kickstarter, so the Everyday Messenger by Peak Design has a lot to live up to. With over 7,000 backers pledging $1,940,093 at time of writing - well over the initial goal of $100,000 it’s clear the bag has struck a chord, with myself included. This has been my busiest travel year and damn, I could have used this bag.

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Buddy smart dog collar includes geo-tracking, stylish LED glow

Buddy smart dog collar includes geo-tracking, stylish LED glow

Chipping your pets is important if they spend any time outdoors, but that itself doesn't guarantee that you'll be reunited with your beloved pet if they get lost. That's where collars equipped with GPS come in, but most products with this functionality are cumbersome and ugly, and pets don't enjoy wearing them. That's what makes the Buddy smart dog collar so interesting -- it includes a host of connected features, but pairs them with a relatively slim, stylish design including an accent glow.

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Combat+ Sync sport headphones have built-in intercom

Combat+ Sync sport headphones have built-in intercom

Exercise and sports practice are often paired with music, and the music is usually delivered via a pair of earbuds wedged deeply in one’s ears. That’s fine until a coach or personal trainer needs to get your attention — then it’s all arm waving and towel throwing until the wearer takes notice. The new Combat+ Sync headphones take care of that problem by featuring a built-in intercom mechanism; they double as a pair of walkie talkies, allowing a trainer to talk directly into the athlete's ear from a distance.

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BedJet V2 controls the climate between the sheets

BedJet V2 controls the climate between the sheets

In winter months, you can always add more blankets or electric blankets to your bed to keep you nice and toasty. In summer months, things are more difficult. If its 106-degrees outside and your AC system can only cool your home to 80-degrees inside, it can be hard to sleep. BedJet v2 has debuted and the system promises to keep you comfortable in bed while you sleep.

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Magic Cube is a levitating laser display for your treasures

Magic Cube is a levitating laser display for your treasures

If that levitating speaker has given you a fondness for floating objects, the new Magic Cube will satisfy your showcasing needs. Magic Cube is basically a levitating display, though it also serves just as well as a funky modern decorative piece. The unit is comprised of a large cube-shaped base that houses the technology, and a small saucer-shaped levitating platform upon which you can place an available clear prism, or a small object of your choosing, or both.

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