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Makita Coffee Maker

Makita may not be synonymous with coffee makers, but the CM501D aims to change that. This followup to the DCM500 (above) is powered by rechargeable Li-ion batteries that powers the company's cordless power tools, and when fully charged, can make up to 5.3 cups of coffee. Currently, the teal or crimson red models are only available in Japan, priced at $112. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw's Personal Water Filter is great for the outdoors or emergencies, and it's being offered for just $14.99, today only, originally $24.95. Ensure peace of mind when abroad. Lifestraw removes 99.99% of bacteria and protozoa, including Salmonella, E-coli, Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Weighing only 2 oz. (54g), LifeStraw is the perfect water filter for hiking and camping. Drink from a bottle or straight from the nearest stream, puddle, or pond. Product page. Continue reading for some more crazy LifeStraw tests, pictures and information.

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Samsung QLED TV Ambient Mode

Samsung has just unveiled its 2018 lineup of high-end QLED TVs (Q6F, Q7F, Q8C, Q9F), complete with virtual assistant Bixby and a SmartThings dashboard that enables homeowners to adjust compatible lights, fridge settings, air conditioning, etc., all from their display. However, the coolest feature might just be "Ambient Mode," which displays a wall pattern onto the screen, making the screen nearly invisible at first glance. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

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Qarnot QC-1 Crypto Heater

France-based Qarnot reveals the QC-1, the world's first "crypto-heater," or one that not only warms your home, but can also mine cryptocurrency, thanks to two 8GB Sapphire Nitro + Radeon GPU RX 580 GPUs. It utilizes the heat released from the GPUs during mining to warm the living space, and by default, the heater is programmed to mine Ethereum. You can set it up in just 10 minutes, as all it needs is an ethernet connection and a downloadable app that can be used to control various functions of the crypto heater, entering your Ethereum wallet address, and viewing real-time details of the cryptocurrency mined. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Solar Energy Strip

Power banks are convenient, but what if there was a more efficient way of charging your mobile devices while on the go? Introducing "Energy Strip," a solar-powered tape of sorts that can be stuck onto just about any flat surface. Of course you'll need to find a place with abundant sunshine, but once the strip has been securely attached, just leave it for a few hours before attempting to charge something via the built-in outlet. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy and Starman launches.

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OFM Racing Chair

Essential by OFM's Racing-Style Office / Gaming Chair can be used anywhere in your home, and it's being offered for just $59.20 shipped (order now to lock in price and it will ship within a week), today only, originally $99.99. Designed in an ergonomic race car style with contoured segmented padding, a high back, and integrated headrest and lumbar support, this chair provides high-performance comfort whether used during intense gaming sessions or long work days. The thickly padded armrests can be left down for upper body support or flipped up to allow for uninhibited movement whenever you need it. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview and more information.

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Thor Alarm Clock

For those who hate waking up in the morning, this "Thor Alarm Clock" could be just for you, as it only turns off when you slam it on a hard surface. It was created by industrial designer Jorge Ros Gisbert, and features a rubber base as to not harm the furniture or device itself when being hit with force. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Remington Self-Haircut Kit

Remington's HC4250 Shortcut Pro Self-Haircut Kit lets you skip the barber, and it's being offered for just $29.99 shipped, today only, originally $59.99. The hair cut clipper fits in the palm of your hand and has a rubberized grip for maximum control to easily achieve the look you desire. The uniquely designed Power Curve Blade System has an extra-wide, curved blade that easily contours to the angles of your head. Plus, it effectively trims hair on the neck, sideburns and behind the ears for complete detailing. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Etekcity LED Lantern

Etekcity's Military-Grade LED Survival Lantern is great for emergencies, and a 4-pack is being offered for just $19.99, today only, originally $56.99. It's powered with 30 LED bulbs to ensure a longer lifespan and you're also able to hang the lantern inside a tent using the foldaway handles, or while exploring hiking trail to free your hands. The lamp is collapsible and portable, offering you convenience when you need it most. It is designed for easy storage, promising reliability should you need it for emergencies such as a power outage. Product page. Continue reading for another video review, more pictures and information.

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AUKEY Dual Wall Charger

AUKEY's Dual-Port USB Wall Charger has Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology, and it's being offered for just $5.94 with coupon code: 79GGK6JD, today only, originally $10.99. The QC 2.0 technology charges compatible devices up to 75% faster than a standard charger, while AiPower Technology ensures the most efficient charge depending on the device plugged in. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 79GGK6JD during final checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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