square-off

The Square Off automated chess board is unlike any other gaming board you’ve ever seen. Part Harry Potter, part robotic masterpiece and all things old school chess, Square Off will completely change the way you play chess. You can play with the board like you would any other chess set, but everything else about Square Off is completely new, because this board combines online, international chess with the traditional experience. By using a compact, 2 axis robotic arm with a magnetic head and Bluetooth, Square Off syncs up with your smartphone to move pieces automatically based on moves made with opponents across the world. Thanks to the fantastic programming, the self-moving pieces won’t even collide with one another when they’re moving. Whether you’re training against the AI, watching a grandmaster game unfold in front of your eyes or playing against an opponent in real life, Square Off is the world’s smartest chess board.

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[Shop]  Just like the stash boxes that lined your father’s workbench back in the day, these metal vessels are ideal for all sorts of loose necessities. The two cases—the smaller one is nestled inside the larger one—are both made of durable stamped steel and offer simple, attractive storage for EDC gear, loose nuts and bolts, or anything you’d normally toss in your kitchen junk drawer. Each set is made in Italy and comes in a stealth color exclusive to Cool Material. For all the valuable knickknacks strewn around the house or tossed haphazardly on your workbench, these boxes are ready to placate your inner organizational fiend.