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Pictar iPhone DSLR

Camera cases are nothing new, but Pictar is basically a grip that aims to make adjusting zoom, ISO, shutter speed, and focus a breeze. Featuring a dual-stage shutter release for that SLR-look, manual wheels for exposure compensation / zoom / ISO / shutter speed, a toggle for the front-facing camera, a strap, a cold shoe for external accessories (mics/flashes), and even a standard tripod mount. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview, more information and the Kickstarter page.

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Android Wear Counterstrike

Counter Strike 1.6 fans with Android Wear rejoice! Now you can run the game on your smartwatch, thanks to an app called Xash3D. This piece of software basically enables one to run old Windows versions on Android Wear, given that you have a copy of the original. Once both are ready to go, all you need to do is make a separate Xash folder, then copy the Valve / Counter Strike folders into that, launch the client app, and you're ready to game. Continue reading to see it running on a standard Android phone.

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Linkcool VR01 Google Cardboard

VR Box transforms just about any 4.7" - 6.0"+ smartphone into a virtual reality device - think Google Cardboard, and it's being offered for just $14.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $25.98. The distance between handset and lens can easily be adjusted, making it suitable for children and adults alike, while sturdy ABS / resin construction ensures durability. Product page. Continue reading for a full unboxing video and more information.

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Poweradd 2GS Power Bank

Poweradd's Pilot 2GS Power Bank ensures your gadgets will always remain charged when out and about, all for $8.99 with coupon code: USJLUHMI, today only, originally $49.99. Its "aviation" quality aluminum body keeps things light and compact, making it the perfect pocket companion, while two USB ports enable you to charge multiple devices at once. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: USJLUHMI during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Ink Hunter Tattoo App

Always wanted to get a tattoo, but afraid that the artist might mess it up? If so, then Ink Hunter is just the app you need. This piece of mobile software digitally projects tattoos on your body using augmented reality and your smartphone's camera. Simply upload a design, select what portion you want it projected on, and then apply it in real time with full customization options - color, size, angle, etc. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of someone putting their iPhone 6S into an expanding foam ball.

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BLU Vivo XL

BLU's Vivo XL Smartphone is not only powerful, but comes unlocked for use with any GSM carrier, and it's being offered for only $149.99 shipped, today only. Its 5.5" display will give you an immersive view from every angle, thanks to AMOLED technology. You also get a 1.3-GHz MediaTek 6753 Octa-Core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and microSD expansion. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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OLO 3D Printer

Most 3D printers are quite large and bulky, but the OLO aims to change that. It's touted as the "world's first 3D smartphone printer," and works by using the light from your phone and special photosensitive resins to create real objects on the fly. Best of all, the machine is battery-powered, while still being compatible with lots of 3D apps, and ready to operate straight out of the box. Click here to view more images of the OLO. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Blu Life One X Smartphone

Blu's Life One X Smartphone comes unlocked, and lets you ditch those pesky 2-year contracts, all for $99.99 shipped, today only, originally $149.99. It features a 5.2" full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a 1.3 GHz Octa-Core Mediatek 6753 CPU with MALI T720 GPU, 13MP rear camera with Phase Detection Autofocus and a 5MP front-facing camera. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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iOttie Easy One Touch XL

iOttie's Easy One Touch XL Car Mount ensures that your smartphone, large or small, is secure while driving, and it's being offered for only $10.95, today only, originally $16.95. Its easy one-touch system allows for the mounting and releasing of the device with just the push of a finger. Thanks to its super strong extra-large suction cup, the One-Touch Car Mount sticks securely to most smooth flat surfaces, yet is still easily removable. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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iPhone SE

"This is the most powerful 4-inch phone ever," said Greg Joswiak, vice president for Apple's product marketing, today at the press event. In addition to being priced from $399 (16GB), it has the same CPU and 12-megapixel camera as the iPhone 6S, this handset will launch with iOS 9.3. Pre-orders begin on March 24th, with the SE hitting stores on March 31. Click here for hands-on images of the SE. Continue reading for another hands-on video.

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