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The Toughest Mechanical Pencils Ever

Rite in the Rain makes some of the toughest notebooks on the market because they're made with a patented paper that's all weather. They made paper impervious to water, so it should come as no surprise that their take on the mechanical pencil is one of the best iterations yet. Using a resin barrel, patented expanding ... continue reading
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Noke Padlock Unlocks With Bluetooth

How many different padlocks do you have sitting in a junk drawer in your place just waiting for you to a) find the key (never gonna happen), b) remember the combination (yeah, right), or c) accept a and b are hopeless and just throw it out? If you're anything like us, the answer is more than one. If any of those padlocks ... continue reading
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The Transparent Speaker Sponsored

Instead of adding knobs, unnecessary features, and other knickknacks to make a better speaker, People People did the exact opposite. The Swedish design agency stripped one bare to create the most beautiful speaker you've never laid eyes on. The glass box holds just the premium audio components and nothing else. The active 2.1 Transparent Speaker comes ready for Wi-Fi devices like Apple's AirPort Express so you can stream music, or plug in your device using the speaker's 3.5mm mini-jack. Pick one up from TheBlueprint.com and you'll get free US shipping, just be prepared for every guest to comment on how awesome it is. ... check it out
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DIY: Eames Elephant Leather Desk Organizer

Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with your own two hands. Each week, we’re going to showcase one cool DIY project tutorial from around the web. Maybe we've grown to the point that our tastes have ... continue reading
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Turn Any Light Into A Smart Light

There are plenty of smart home, home automation and remote access solutions for your lights on the market, but few are as cool, or affordable, as Emberlight. The entire process is so simple you wouldn't even need to explain it to your grandmother. Take out your bulb. Screw in Emberlight. Put bulb back. Get Emberlight ... continue reading
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The Theory Of Everything – Official Trailer

There's nothing that we can say here that's going to make you want to see this movie about Stephen Hawking's life any more than the trailer will. With that said, we're men enough to admit that the almost three minute trailer got us right in the feels, and we'll most definitely be seeing it in theaters when it comes ... continue reading
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The Only Extension Cord You Won’t Want To Hide

Extension cords and power strips suck, but they're a necessary evil for a lot of us because apartments, older houses, condos, townhomes, cabins, garages--the list goes on and on--have outlets that are too far from wherever you are. Your power hungry smartphone, laptop, tablet, etc. are not ok with this. Enter the ... continue reading
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Flint Laces Have A Built In Firestarter

We cannot honestly tell you that we've ever been stranded in the backcountry without a source of fire, but that doesn't mean it's not something you should prepare for. What if you need to start a fire and your Zippo is out of fluid, your matches are wet or you lost your firesteel? As long as you have a pair of Flint ... continue reading
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Uniti Stand Has Universal Device Docks

Tell us to stop if any of this sounds familiar. You saw an awesome stand on the Internet, probably Kickstarter, but it only works with Apple iDevices. You built yourself a cool new desktop or laptop display stand, but you're still dealing with strained cords practically decapitating you. Maybe you've just been thinking ... continue reading
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Denny Is The Bike Of The Future

There are almost too many awesome things about the Teague x Sizemore collaboration bike, dubbed Denny, to list, but we're going to do it anyway. Front frame webbed storage area for coffee, six packs, books and bags. Minimal fenders with rubber bristles for water disruption and keeping you dry. Turn signals. Auto on ... continue reading
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SuicideGirls New Book Celebrates Gorgeous Geeks

Our love of the SuicideGirls is well documented. They've done Fight Club. They've done other books like Hard Girls, Soft Light and Beauty Redefined. Their new book, Geekology, is their hardcover tribute to "gorgeous geeks, naughty nerds, and captivating cosplayers that makeup SuicideGirls." From gamers to Trekkies ... continue reading
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Motopeds Built The Ultimate Survival Bike

A tall building with barricaded stairs, or a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere? An assault rifle or a large blunt object? Locations of the nearest fuel, food and shelter. Every one of you reading this has thought--even if it was only during the most recent episode of everyone's favorite zombie soap opera--about what ... continue reading
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DIY: Sail Rope Hammock

Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with your own two hands. Each week, we’re going to showcase one cool DIY project tutorial from around the web. In all honesty, the thought of making a hammock would ... continue reading
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8 New Tracks You Should Know

Since buying full albums is basically a thing of the past, you probably have a lot of tracks to listen to while trying to find new songs to download or add to your Spotify playlists. Every few weeks we're going to help you out with 8 new ones you should know. Spotify New Tracks You Should Know (August) by Cool ... continue reading
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