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Plugfones Liberate are earplugs first and earbuds second

Plugfones Liberate are earplugs first and earbuds second

Noise isolating earphones are nothing new; there are hoards of these products on the market today. A new device called the Plugfones Liberate have been unveiled and they make a key distinction between themselves and other noise isolating products. The distinction is that the Plugfones are meant to be an earplug first and an earbud second. That would indicate that blocking external sound is more important than the audio playback.

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Pictar iPhone camera grip adds shutter release, selfie button, and more

Pictar iPhone camera grip adds shutter release, selfie button, and more

The iPhone certainly changed how people take photos, not because it was the first camera phone, but it was the first successful modern smartphone that took quality images. As time has gone by the iPhone camera has improved to the point where it is one of the most commonly used cameras out there. A new camera grip has debuted that wants to make the iPhone an even better camera and it is called the Pictar.

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Dark Souls is coming to a tabletop near you

Dark Souls is coming to a tabletop near you

Dark Souls is a series that's known for being brutal and unforgiving for players. But the games keep pulling in players, despite (more likely because of) its constant challenges. So what if I told you that there's already a new game in the works, albeit not the kind of game you would imagine.

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The Elemental Watch – A fusion of case materials with high tech watchmaking

The Elemental Watch – A fusion of case materials with high tech watchmaking

Mechanical watchmaking is an old trade that requires traditional process. In today’s world, the watchmaking industry has adopted advance technology in manufacturing and material processing. Small brands, or what we call “micro brands” are also taking advantage of the internet and manufacturing tech on getting funds for their watch projects by utilizing crowdfunding like Kickstarters. There are many micro-brands on the crowdfunding sites, however there aren’t many that fully utilizing today’s manufacturing technology. We spoke to Nop Srinara, the co-founder of Vilhelm Watch to get an inside look of his watch project - The Elemental - an interesting watch project that uses multiple materials on a single watch case.

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Coolest Cooler wants more money to ship product to backers

Coolest Cooler wants more money to ship product to backers

There was a time where Kickstarter was changing the way we saw new products come to life. You'd put down your money, and if it got funded, it would be taken from your account, and you were confident that whatever you backed would show up on your doorstep at some point. Well the latest Kickstarter fiasco has one company asking backers to pledge more money, if they want to get the product they backed in any sort of reasonable amount of time.

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Somm wine dispenser learns what you like and keeps wine fresh

Somm wine dispenser learns what you like and keeps wine fresh

Wine lovers are always out for cool gadgets that will keep their wine fresh and ready to drink, which is exactly what the Somm wine dispenser that has landed on Kickstarter does. The device is designed to sit on your counter and holds special containers of wine called Sylos with 2.25L of wine inside. That is about the same amount of wine that you would find in three standard bottles.

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Trinus 3D printer is a robust all-metal design

Trinus 3D printer is a robust all-metal design

It's not uncommon for a cheap 3D printer to be made with cheap parts. Lots of plastic and assembly required are good ways to keep costs down for the manufacturer, but cheap parts mean a printer that it won't last as long for the end user. A 3D printer called the Trinus has turned up on Kickstarter and this 3D printer is affordable, but made using all-metal parts and higher quality constructing than you might expect. The Trinus 3D printer sells for well under $500.

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Slash 3D LCD-SLA 3D printer uses resin to make stuff

Slash 3D LCD-SLA 3D printer uses resin to make stuff

If you need or want a high-resolution 3D printer that can sit on your desktop, you better have some deep pockets because those printers often go for thousands of dollars. The cheapest of the sort is the MakerBot Replicator2 and it sells for $1,999. A new high-resolution 3D printer has turned up on Kickstarter called the Uniz Slash and it has better resolution at half the cost of that MakerBot and as much as a fifth of the cost of some others on the market.

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RokPak rugged solar dry box doubles as phone charger

RokPak rugged solar dry box doubles as phone charger

Going out into nature is risky business if you’re bringing your phone along. Whether you’re on the beach or in the middle of a forest, you’re faced with the dual challenge of protecting your phone and other small gadgets (a smartphone, for example) while keeping the battery charged. Enter the RokPak, a dry box that included a built-in solar panel and battery for on-the-go charging.

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Monument is a personal photo storage and organization box

Monument is a personal photo storage and organization box

If you take bunch of photos and videos, you may find current storing options lacking. You can upload content online, of course, but not everyone enjoys using online cloud services, and there’s the monthly subscription issue…something typically required if you have thousands of photos and want to upload them in their original, full resolution. Enter Monument, a small box that works as a personal storage solution for storing and organizing content.

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RippleBuds mono-earbud is a nearly invisible wireless headset

RippleBuds mono-earbud is a nearly invisible wireless headset

There’s a new mono-earbud on the market, and its called RippleBuds. The earbuds are two individual units that can be used together or separately, and unlike an ordinary Bluetooth earpiece, the unit fits fully inside one’s ear, no extended microphone to be found. Despite the small size, RippleBuds’ creator says the unit offers noise blocking technology and features an integrated microphone for on-the-go phone calls.

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Oombrella connected umbrella reminds you to take it with you

Oombrella connected umbrella reminds you to take it with you

I think we can all relate to those days when the forecast is bad, but you forget your umbrella at home when you leave for the day. It's annoying to fight the rain when you walked out the door leaving your umbrella behind. A new connected umbrella called the oombrella may eliminate the chance of forgetting to take an umbrella with you.

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