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What sets the Big Wheel Drift Trike from SFD Industries apart from its competitors, is the 26-inch by 3.5-inch wheel. It's powered by a 6.5 hp (4.8 kW) motor and boasts thicker PVC sleeves wrapped around the rear wheels to create the loss of traction. SFD owner August Agner says, "The most unique feature we designed is the frame mounted pegs that eliminate foot lift while drifting, so you don't have to worry about the tire scrubbing up your leg." Continue reading for a video of a homemade version, more information, and the product page.

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Star Trek fans rejoice! Now you can boldly go beyond ordinary TV remote controls with this replica Star Trek phaser by The Wand Company, which was built using access to the original weapon first used nearly 50 years ago in the original series. This gadget has a 36 channel memory and makes 10 authentic phaser firing sounds. Continue reading for a video of a previous model and more information on this one.

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Sure, you might not *need* a small hammock for your feet, but it wouldn't hurt to have one available, right? Korean design studio, Connect Design, unveils the "Fuut", a miniature hammock designed to hang under a desk to props your feet up as you work or rest. Available now, priced at $30 here. Continue reading for more clever products you could probably use in your life.

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Anker's Astro E5 Dual USB Portable Battery Pack is currently being offered for only $35.99 shipped with coupon code AASTROE5, today only, originally priced at $89.99. Just because the E5 packs a punch, doesn't mean it can't look nice. We went with a smooth, ebony finish to keep you traveling in style. Simple, unobtrusive features, such as one-touch status LEDs and a built-in flashlight, give you everything you need out of a battery without sacrificing aesthetics. Product page - make sure to enter coupon code AASTROE5 during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Super-fast charge output (5V / 3A total) through dual USB ports (5V / 2A and 5V / 1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed.

  • Monster capacity (15000mAh) charges the iPhone almost 7 times, large-capacity phones like the Galaxy S5 4 times or almost a full charge to an iPad 3 / 4 / Air. In terms of power, this is the biggest, baddest battery in the Anker mobile line.

  • Ultra-high density battery cells make this the world's most compact 15000mAh external battery. Use a 5V / 1.5A adapter for fastest charging (9-10 hours).

  • 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.


[via Amazon]

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Bushranger's inflatable car jack may not be common, but it most certainly makes your life easier. It can be inflated with either a portable air compressor or the exhaust and is perfect for unstable areas of mud, sand and snow, offering a wider footprint to avoid sinking. The triple layer top and hard core insert ensure added protection and stability. Continue reading for more simple, yet clever, products that make life easier.

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Lepow's Moonstone Series 3000mAh Portable Battery Pack is currently being offered for only $9.99 with coupon code 2JDA3K2Y (just this color), today only, originally priced at $39.99. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code 2JDA3K2Y during checkout for the additional discount. The high end Lithium Polymer cells used in the Lepow Moonstone outperforms other external battery packs with an energy conversion rate of > 90%. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Lightweight, Portable External Battery Pack - Charge your Samsung S5, S4, S3, Note 2, Note 3, iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, 4S, iPod, and much more, on the go with 3000mAh capacity.

  • Superior Energy Conversion - More than 90% conversion rate. Better efficiency than similar power banks.

  • Top-Notch Compatibility - Works with all major cell phone models -- iPhone 5, 4S, 4, iPods; Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3; HTC One; Google Nexus.



[via Amazon]

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The Pal-V One helicopter motorcycle is essentially a two-seat hybrid car and gyrocopter that just went on sale today. At $395,999, it's both road and air legal, capable of reaching speeds of up to 112mph and goes from 0 to 60 in under 8 seconds when driven on the road. Continue reading for a video, more information and the product page.

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Another week, another batch of strange knockoff products that actually exist and should be avoided at all costs, especially if someone on Craigslist tries to pull a bait and switch at night in a dark parking lot. First up, we have "Deats by Nani", which almost certainly pale in comparison to the real Beats By Dre. Others include: Kic Ker (Kit Kat), Tids (Tide), Michaelsoft Binbows (Microsoft Windows), and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Photive's Bolt Extreme Battery Pack is currently being offered for only $39.95 shipped, today only, originally priced at $119.95. Its high speed charging ports are optimized for tablets, smartphones, and many other 5V mobile devices. Product page. Continue reading for a video review.

Notable features:
  • Great power with Great protection- Water-tight ports and Impact resistant housing means serious protection. The Bolt can survive most adventurers demanding conditions. With a proven rating of IP-65 the Bolt can easily survive a drop in the mud, sand, dirt or water.

  • Ultra high capacity keeps you powered up for days- packs a whopping 9000 mAh of power thatll keep most mobile devices charged to full capacity, many times over.

  • The Photive Bolt is great for Campers, hikers, skiers, construction workers, and many other outdoor enthusiasts.


[via Amazon]

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Let's face it, slicing a cake, or at least evenly, can be an extremely messy task, but with the perfect cake slicer, simply place the device down where you want to cut, squeeze, and you'll have a perfect slice. We've rounded up thirty more extremely simple gadgets and accessories that aim to make your life easier. They include: a clip-on sauce dipping pan, origami boat candle holders that actually float, BoonGlo night light balls, and much more. Continue reading to see them all.

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