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Not all that long ago, people rediscovered the bottled excellence that is quality liquor. We prefer whiskey or scotch, but rum, tequila and even vodka are having a straight up renaissance. The Japanese, generally on the cutting edge of cool gadgetry, made a sweet ice maker that made one enormous ball of ice for your drink. It’s fantastic, but it also costs thousands of dollars and eventually waters down your expensive libation. These stainless steel ice cubes give you all the chilling benefits of one huge cube (except you get two of them in the set, so you can share), without the mess or expense. Throw them in your freezer, then your drink and Bob’s your uncle.

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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.