Ben Dahl

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Lacie Fuel Wirelessly Stores 1TB of Media

Even if you sprung for the 128GB iPad Air, or the 64GB iPhone 5S, you're eventually going to run out of storage space. Between pictures, music and movies, no one seems capable of making a device with enough storage space to meet our needs for constant access to content. The Lacie Fuel is the answer to so many minor ... continue reading
$200 buy Related Items: Cameras, iPad, Phones, Tech.
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Nice Laundry Sock Drawer Makeover SPONSORED

After Nice Laundry launched their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, they sold out of things within 24 hours. Now that they're are back in stock, grab as much as you possibly can before they're long gone. Check out their "Sock Drawer Makeover", which is 18 pairs of fresh, high-quality socks for $99 with free shipping, a fraction of the price you'd pay elsewhere. Plus, they'll recycle all of your old socks for free--whether you're a Rebel or a Prepster, that's some Spring Cleaning you'll actually do this year. Cool Material readers can receive a special, limited-edition bonus pair with their first order. ... check it out
$99 buy
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Ekobrew Stainless K-Cup is Reusable and Eco-Friendly

We'd love to drink French press and pour over coffee all day, but it's not all that convenient or cheap. If you have a good, local coffee house in the neighborhood the convenience factor is taken care of, but then there's the expense of paying for multiple cups a day at a few bucks a piece. The K-Cup is both affordable ... continue reading
$17 buy Related Items: Drink, Home.
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Most Affordable Selvedge Ever From Uniqlo

Used to be that if you wanted Uniqlo you had to physically go to the store. We're willing to deal with that for some of the best, low cost basics on the market... except they don't have stores in every major US metropolitan market. In other words, if you didn't live in New York you were basically screwed. Don't worry, ... continue reading
$50 buy Related Items: Clothing, Jeans, Style.
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The Parrot MiniDrone Is Small Enough To Fit In Your Hands

We've all seen the Parrot AR Drone quadricopter that you can pilot with any of your mobile devices. You probably played with one at a store, or if you're one of the lucky ones, managed to pick one up for yourself. They're phenomenal at parties, for making movies or just wasting a day. The only thing they didn't have ... continue reading
$TBD buy Related Items: Tech.
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How to Knock Off a Saddleback Leather Bag

Saddleback Leather makes some of the greatest leather bags on the market. The CEO noticed that a lot of people were knocking off his bags, so he decided to put together a video of how to do it better. So you have more time and money for things like nickle-plated crack pipes and grave robbery. This will go down in history ... continue reading
Related Items: Videos.
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Vintage Style Fantasy Travel Posters

At some point, you've probably thought of visiting locales from Westeros, Middle Earth or just about any of the hundreds of inhabited worlds from the Star Wars universe. We don't have any delusions about the fact that it's fantasy, but how cool would it be to plan a trip to any one of those imaginary places? Thanks ... continue reading
$8+ buy Related Items: Art, Decor, Home.
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Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard

Remember when Segways came out and everyone was blown away by the leaning controls and the idea of a personal electric vehicle? Or, do you only remember the fact that everyone looks stupid riding them? What if you could use the same sort of concept, but make it not suck? Onewheel is kind of like that... except it's ... continue reading
$1200+ buy Related Items: Rides.
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Sony A5000 Camera

To the layman, the Sony A5000 is a cool looking, interchangeable lens mirrorless digital camera with a 3" LCD screen, 1080p video, 20.1Mp sensor and built-in NFC Wi-Fi. But if you're a layman you're probably not spending $600 on a camera, so we're going to geek out a little bit on the specs. In no particular order, ... continue reading
$600 buy Related Items: Cameras, Digital Cameras, Sony, Tech.
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Zeus Snow Shovel Brush

The apocalyptic conditions outside could be affecting our judgement, but we're really excited about the Zeus Snow Shovel Brush that K. Appiahene-Agyei invented to help with Chicago Winters. Given the fact that it's only really a combination shovel and brush we're probably too excited, but we don't really care about ... continue reading
$30 buy Related Items: Gear, Outdoors.
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ZeroHour Battery Backup Flashlight

We won't even pretend that we don't find ourselves traveling with a backup battery for our electronics more often than not. We need constant stimulation and that requires a significant amount of juice for our iPhones, Droids and iPads. Even when you're venturing out into the wilderness to unplug your electronic devices ... continue reading
$175+ buy Related Items: Flashlights, Tech, USB.