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Syma X5C

Syma's X5C 2.4-GHz RC Quadcopter Drone is currently being offered for only $58.9 shipped, today only, originally priced at $399.99. The remote utilizes spread spectrum technology to enhance range, and it includes anti-interference technology for the most efficient power consumption while in use. Product page. Continue reading for an elevation test, more images and additional information.

Notable features:
  • The 6-axis system allows the quad to be hand launched.

  • 6-axis gyro quad-rotorcraft flight, strong stability, can be easily implemented for various flight movements, stronger wind resistance, easier to control.

  • 2.4 GHz technology adopted for anti-interference.even more than one quadcopter is flying at the same time they will not interfere with each other.

  • The quadcopter can fly both indoor and outdoor.Including 4CH digital proportional RC system. Rechargeable high performance battery.


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360-Degree Piano PianoArc

At first glance, this 360-degree piano might seem like something straight from a fantasy movie, but it's a real functional musical instrument, developed by Brockett Parsons, who just so happens to be Lady GaGa's keyboard player. Featuring 294 keys, complete with three contiguous 88-note keyboards, a single 30-note control section and 3 pitch bend/mod per full keyboard section. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a normal day in Russia for one guy, despite masked men invading the restaurant he's in.

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Auto Lacing Shoe

Sure, it's not as futuristic looking as the Nike MAG sneakers featured in Back to the Future, but Powerlace's auto-lacing shoe technology is just as cool. Simply put, their engineers designed sneakers that use highly-resistant cables to hold your foot in place, which then triggers a mechanism that locks into place at a tension level set by a pull tab on the outside upper section. The tension in the laces can easily be adjusted by moving the lace lock. Continue reading for a video, more information and the Kickstarter link.

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RAVPower 3rd Gen Deluxe

RAVPower's 3rd Gen Deluxe 15000mAh Power Bank is currently being offered for only $39.99 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $114.99. Standard ports only communicate effectively with particular devices, like Apple OR Android, often limiting their recharge rate. But with iSmart technology, each port intelligently identifies your device to speak its unique charging language. So plug in any brand or model and enjoy compatibility that doesn't limit your charging speed. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • iSmart technology maximizes compatibility with Android, Apple or other devices by enabling charge speeds of up to 4 amps.

  • Huge 15000mAh capacity charges an iPhone 5s almost 7 times, a Galaxy S5 over 4 times or an iPad Air once.

  • Smooth, ebony varnish allows you to power up in style, while 4 status LEDs keep you informed of remaining capacity. Built-in flashlight for dark or low-light environments.


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Tony Hawk Hoverboard

Now that you've seen the Hendo Hoverboard, this new video shows what it's like when skateboard pro Tony Hawk tries the board out. Just to recap, it works by generating a magnetic field over a conductive metal surface (copper, aluminum, etc.), which then generates an opposing field, causing the Hendo to hover about an inch above the ground. One caveat: this prototype only has a 7-minute battery life. Continue reading for the clip and more information.

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Kindle Fire HDX Games

Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Tablet is currently being offered for only $259 shipped, today only, originally priced at $399. The HDX display features dynamic image contrast, a unique feature that automatically optimizes the color of each pixel based on the amount of light in your surroundings. This makes images and videos even easier to see in any lighting conditions, including outdoors. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Exclusive 8.9" HDX display (2560x1600) with incredible pixel density (339 PPI) and perfect color accuracy (100% sRGB) for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD.

  • Breakthrough ultra-light design - weighing just 13.2oz, it's 34% lighter than the previous generation.

  • Ultra-fast 2.2GHz quad-core processor - 3x more powerful than previous generation - with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU for fast, fluid gaming and video.

  • Introducing the "Mayday" button - revolutionary, on-device tech support, exclusive to Kindle Fire HDX tablets. Connect for free to an Amazon expert 24x7, 365 days a year.

  • 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video, plus a front-facing 720p HD camera for Skype video calls and more.


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Impossible Bike

Three Chilean engineering students have unveiled Yerka, a bike that claim is "unstealable". Unlike other bicycles, the bottom tube of the frame can be split into two parts and wrapped around a pole. Then, it's secured to the pole or tree using the seat post to connect the arms, and locked shut. The company is currently working on prototypes that will connect combination locks to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Expect to pay $400 - $1000 for the Yerka when it's released next year. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Iron Samurai Watch

This Japanese-inspired Iron Samurai Faceless LED Watch is currently being offered for only $5.98 shipped, today only, originally priced at $59.99. According to the manufacturer, this watch is: "A chilling blue Japanese inspired LED watch from an entropic tomorrow which gives its master below zero Kelvin supremacy by blurring the boundaries of how temporal intelligence (time) is shown." Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.

Notable features:
  • Faceless unique design.

  • LED display of current time.

  • Time & Date functions.

  • Top row displays hour - Bottom row displays minutes.

  • Quartz Movement.


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Smartphone Instant Camera

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Instant film cameras are nothing new, but Prynt puts a new twist on the idea. Think of it as a phone case meets portable printer. Simply put, the photos are sent to the case via Bluetooth, which then prints them in a similar way to how traditional Polaroid cameras work, by mixing a film material with chemicals in layers to form the final image. Available next year, priced from $99. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a super fun sport that combines the best of football, soccer and inflatable bouncy things that you wear over your head.

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Disposable Battery Packs

We've all probably forgotten a smartphone cable and / or charger at some point, but what if there was a simple solution that didn't require external power? Designed by Tsung Chih-Hsien, "Mini Power" is essentially an accessory meant to be used once and then thrown away. Best of all, it can be easily recycled just like a standard battery. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some mind-blowing archery trick shots that look impossible.

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