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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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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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