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Despite looking like a riff on the extremely popular Ultra Boost, these adidas Futurecraft 4D sneakers are wildly new. That’s because they feature the first ever midsole crafted with light and oxygen. What does that mean? Well, the sneaker brand collaborated with Carbon, a Silicon Valley startup, to leverage their “Digital Light Synthesis” technology. While normal 3D printing requires an injection mold, this process uses light to shape liquid before it’s heated into place. For the future, it’s actually pretty exciting, as the technology should allow adidas to craft a shoe tailored to the person who is going to wear it. The bigger athlete with certain size feet will get different shoes than the slender trail runner. For now, however, it just means one slick looking pair of sneakers. An initial release of 300 pairs will go out to family and friends this month, but a larger run will come late in 2017. 

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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.