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ESG Switchable Privacy Glass

Why bother with traditional window shades or blinds, when you could install ESG Switchable Glass, which can turn opaque in seconds, thanks to the company's patented controllers and wiring accessories. The former are designed to monitor the LCD glass panels and make installation as easy as possible by using a plug and play wiring solution. That's not all, there's now an app that lets users control the on/off switch as well as having the ability to change the level of opacity of the LCD privacy glass. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.

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Villa On the Rocks

Villa on the Rocks looks like a home you'd see in a movie, but it's real, and situated on the southern tip of France in Bandol, a small commune in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. It was designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti, and unlike other rentals, this 5 bedroom, 8 bed, 3 bathroom villa has a stunning 91-foot lap pool aquarium that can be viewed from the inside and outside. Continue reading for another video, more pictures, information, and the rental page.

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Nebula Mars Portable Cinema

The Nebular Mars Portable Cinema is a lunchbox-sized projector that can be used just about anywhere, and it's being offered for just $448 shipped, today only, originally $799.99. A 3000 Lumens brightness and 800p definition deliver incredible contrast that takes your entertainment experience to the next level. Enjoy movies, TV shows, gaming, and music like never before. Dual 10W speakers equipped with JBL's advanced audio tech fill any room with Dolby Digital audio quality. Cutting-edge battery technology boosts your cinema to an unprecedented 3 hours of continuous play away from an outlet, for unrivaled pound-for-pound performance. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Etekcity WiFi Smart Plug

Etekcity's WiFi Smart Plug can be controlled with mobile devices or even your voice, and you can pick up a 2-pack for $26.99 shipped, today only, originally $69.90. The Voltson Smart Wi-Fi Outlet allows you to create customized schedules for your appliances so that they run on your schedule. You'll find that automating your devices will help streamline your daily routine for a more efficient household. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Maralah Cliff House

The Maralah Cliff House by LAAV Architecs is perfect for a super villain, and it most definitely looks the part. The main structure is made from concrete, matte black steel, and glass, all located on a crevasse overlooking a flowing river valley. The master bedroom offers floor-to-ceiling windows that offer panoramic views of the water. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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EZ Ice Rink

Live in a colder part of the world, and have always wanted a backyard ice rink? If so, then look no further than EZ Ice. You won't need any special tools, as this kit includes all that you need, and can transform just about any flat outdoor space into an ice rink in 60-minutes or less. Once the snap-together panels, brackets, and straps are installed, simply fill it with water and wait for it to freeze over. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Tactical Walls

Tactical Walls appear to be normal shelves at first glance, but they're actually a secret safe for your firearm collection. When folded up, they're basically hardwood shelves great for holding your decorations, but once the two hidden locks are disengaged with supplied magnetic keys, there's plenty of room for your firearms in the form of a medium density polyurethane foam lined cavity. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Hieko Hologram Vase

Hieko appears to be a normal vase at first, but at the push of a button, it becomes a holographic mood enhancer. Its design draws inspiration from the Japanese art Kintsugi, or repairing broken pottery with gold, while a holographic projector is used to display a variety of floral arrangements to match the aroma you select. Users can select from a number of interchangeable aroma cartridges that pump natural scents into your living space. A gestural control interface and a smartphone app enable you cycle and choose your desired aroma. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Sleep Sound Machine

The Wave Premium Sleep Therapy Sound Machine lets you skip all the pricey apps (plus their subscriptions), and it's being offered for just $22.49, today only, originally $39.99. With six different high-fidelity sound settings, you can drown out distractions and escape into a peaceful environment that supports rest and rejuvenation. The unit's modern yet compact design fits well on any size night stand and is a great complement to any decor. Powerful enough to charge your tablet, smart phone or other USB-powered devices while you relax. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Flat Pack House

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Called the M.A.Di., this flat-pack home costs only $33,000 and can be built with a small team of three people in just 6-hours. The base model spans 290-square-feet, while a top-of-the-line home measures in at 904-square-feet $73K. All include a bathroom, kitchenette, one stage staircase and all utility installations. Best of all, a concrete foundation is not required, which means they can be assembled to go completely off-grid, complete with solar panels, grey water systems and more. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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