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The iPhone 4 has pretty great camera and video capabilities. What’s not pretty great is shooting a blurry photo or shaky video because you’ve had seven gin and tonics and you can’t really stand up let alone hold the iPhone steady. Enter the Glif. It allows you to affix your iPhone to a tripod–not that you bring a tripod to the bar or anything–and take clear, steady photos and video. More than that, you can use it as a little iPhone stand. Prop up the device to watch your favorite movies hands-free. If adult cinema and a different kind of “hands-free” popped into your head just then… well, we don’t blame you. The Glif is just a concept at this point. Pledge $20 to the project and you’ll be pre-ordering a Gilf as well as helping make the Gilf a reality.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.