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Outside of DIY windmills, BB gun targets, pyramid building and impressive feats of strength, we didn’t think there was anything useful to do with beer cans. Thomas Stanley Design proves us wrong again with their Lightin Beer Can Lamps. The concept is so simple it’s brilliant. Take one larger aluminum beer can (Guinness / Boddington’s / Strongbow / etc.), gut it and then add an LED spotlight bulb. We would have probably just mounted it to the wall, but they opted for an elegantly bent wire frame for support. As much as we hate to admit it, they win again because the lines are much cleaner in their version. You can pick it up in the following flavors and frame colors: Guinness (black), Stella (white), Fosters (white), Boddingtons (black), Tetley’s Smooth (white), and Strongbow (black).

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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.