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Hang Up Light: No More Getting Dressed in the Dark

Hang Up Light: No More Getting Dressed in the Dark
It’s something I experience here almost every morning. I wake up about an hour earlier than my wife, and it’s still pitch black in the bedroom when I’m getting dressed. I could turn the lights on, but then I’d end up waking her up, and that wouldn’t go over well.

The Best Nixie Tube Watch Ever

The Best Nixie Tube Watch Ever
The first time I saw a nixie tube watch was more than a decade ago. I thought the idea was pretty rad, but to be honest, I don’t think the design of the watch lived up to the nixie tubes themselves.
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These Raspberry Pi Cases Make Tiny Retro Computers

These Raspberry Pi Cases Make Tiny Retro Computers
If you’re a fan of classic computer systems from the 1980s, then check this out. These custom-made cases let you build a working Raspberry Pi computer system that looks like a mini version of iconic retro systems.

Put a Ring on It with the PhotoRing Magic Grip for Smartphones

Put a Ring on It with the PhotoRing Magic Grip for Smartphones
Have you ever dropped your phone? While you could protect it with a case, there’s another way which will keep you from dropping it in the first place. This nifty device attaches to the back of your phone, and adds a ring which ensures your phone won’t ever slip out of your hand.

35mm Movie Lampshades: By the Light of the Silvery Film

35mm Movie Lampshades: By the Light of the Silvery Film
With the rise of digital projectors and 4K video, theaters that play movies recorded on 35 mm or 70 mm film are becoming more and more rare. I remember back when I was in college and running the campus film program lugging giant containers of film stock up to the projection booth and then waiting for our projectionist to splice on trailers and make sure the sprockets weren’t all torn up before showing the movie.

These Handmade Flashlight Beam Lamps Look Like They’re Floating in Air

These Handmade Flashlight Beam Lamps Look Like They’re Floating in Air
Looking for a truly unique accent light? I don’t think you can do much better than one of these sweet handmade lamps that’s designed to look like a flashlight floating in mid-air. Beaverton, Oregon artist Bob Peterson of ThisCarUp has made a limited run of just 24 of these neat desk lamps, each of which features an actual vintage flashlight, set atop a handblown glass shade that forms its beam.

WinPhone 95: If Microsoft Made a Windows 95 Smartphone

WinPhone 95: If Microsoft Made a Windows 95 Smartphone
The smartphone era hasn’t been kind to Microsoft. From their clunky early Pocket PC-based devices, to the stillborn Microsoft Kin, to their too-little-too-late Windows Phone tie-up with Nokia, the company has tried and failed many times to stake a claim in a world dominated by Android and iOS.

LED Photo Clip Light Strings Are a Fun Alternative to Picture Frames

LED Photo Clip Light Strings Are a Fun Alternative to Picture Frames
These days, most of us only have our latest photos in digital form. But sometimes it’s nice to have prints of our pictures so we can frame and display them around the house. Whether you snap traditional 35mm images, get your digital images printed, or use that shiny new-old Polaroid camera that just came out, here’s a fun and different way to hang your images.

Own This Awesome Light-up Helmet Replica Based on Jamiroquai “Automaton” Video

Own This Awesome Light-up Helmet Replica Based on Jamiroquai “Automaton” Video
For the longest time, the coolest headgear out of the world of music had to be Daft Punk’s iconic helmets, and Deadmau5’s light up mouse head. But earlier this year, Jay Kay of Jamiroquai donned a fantastic helmet not just loaded up with colorful LEDs, but motorized pieces which could change form.

This Meter Will Tell You When Your Indoor Climate Is Perfect

This Meter Will Tell You When Your Indoor Climate Is Perfect
Are you always feeling too hot, too cold, or just not comfortable in your home or office? What if I told you there was a gadget designed to help you find just the perfect indoor climate?

Float Levitating Lamp Looks Like a Tiny Hot Air Balloon

Float Levitating Lamp Looks Like a Tiny Hot Air Balloon
These days, all kinds of desktop playthings take advantage of magnetic levitation, from speakers, to gadget chargers, to clocks. Now, you can have your own personal hot air balloon that uses magnets, not hot air to float.

These Suitcase Covers Ensure Nobody Will Take Your Luggage by Mistake

These Suitcase Covers Ensure Nobody Will Take Your Luggage by Mistake
We’ve all seen the “Many Bags Look Alike” signs at the airport luggage carousel. You could tie a colorful ribbon around your nondescript suitcase, but chances are somebody else on your flight had the same idea.

Lose Some Quarters Between the Cushions of This Arcade Sofa

Lose Some Quarters Between the Cushions of This Arcade Sofa
I spent a significant portion my spare time playing games at arcades back in my youth. These days, I enjoy playing classic arcade games on a custom-built MAME cabinet I have in my mancave. But for those of you who prefer to play modern gaming systems rather than old ones, here’s a place to hang out while you get your joystick on.

These Steampunk Flash Drives are Insanely Awesome

These Steampunk Flash Drives are Insanely Awesome
Flash drives used to have some value, but these days, I’ve got boxes full of them – mostly handed to me by vendors presenting their products. To garner attention, companies have handed me USB drives that look like everything from a metal horse, to a twig, to a key fob from a $100,000 car.

Blow Me Up Inflatable Lamp Is the Otto Pilot of Light Fixtures

Blow Me Up Inflatable Lamp Is the Otto Pilot of Light Fixtures
When you think about lighting fixtures, it’s pretty typical that they’re made out of some kind of rigid form. But this unusual light is actually made like a balloon. It’s sort of like that inflatable autopilot in the movie Airplane!,

Handmade Wooden Pinball Machines Feature Wonderful, Whimsical Illustrations

Handmade Wooden Pinball Machines Feature Wonderful, Whimsical Illustrations
I’ve always loved playing pinball machines. I even have a classic 1990s Terminator 2 pinball machine in my basement. But not everyone has the spare cash or space needed to have a full-size pinball machine in their house.
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