Moondrop

If you’re anything like us, you fidget with plenty of toys, gadgets and gizmos while on conference calls, in boring meetings or just pretending to work. The Moondrop desk toy displays gravity on your desk while still allowing you to pass the time between interesting things at the office while giving you something tactile to fidget with. Moondrop imitates free fall on the Moon, Mars or Earth with aerospace grade materials and some clever applications of physics. CNC-machined from aluminum or copper, Moondrop drops the slider at a rate consistent with the gravity on the Moon (aluminum ring) or Mars (copper ring) using strong magnets and the application of Lenz’s law. And if you want to compare either of those falling rates to those of the Earth, just unscrew the top and remove the magnets. Whether you’re flipping, sliding, spinning or combining Moondrops, the “toy” is one hell of a great way to kill some time while still being able to observe gravity from multiple places.

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AirPods, Apple’s popular wireless headphones, get a fresh look thanks to BlackPods, a company that paints real Apple AirPods using a proprietary painting and finishing process. Available in matte black, space gray or high-gloss black finish, each pair is hand-finished and tested. Whether you’re sending in yours or ordering new, combining the flexibility of wireless headphones with the sleek and luxurious BlackPods look will make plain old white AirPods seem boring by comparison. Better yet, BlackPods gives you $30 off your order by joining their e-mail list. It’s time to upgrade.