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Save 72% On The Power Vault 18000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack

Get the max bang for your buck with this robust, super-slim power bank packed with 18,000mAh of battery juice ($29.99). Charge your smartphone, tablet, or both at the same time, so you can stay charged on the road.

  • Lightweight & compact
  • Two USB charging stations
  • Rechargeable 18,000mAh battery
  • Sleek aluminum case

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Natural-Wood Apple Watch Charging Stand

Traditional craftsmanship meets modern technology in this brand new charging dock from TRNDlabs. Your Apple Watch deserves to be flaunted with pride even when it’s off duty, and this natural wood stand will keep it powered and on display for all to see!

  • Keep cords organized w/ carved hidden wire routing
  • Add to any space’s decor w/ the luxury wooden design
  • Use w/ any watch model or strap
  • Easily wrap the cable & charger in one package for easy traveling
  • Seamlessly integrate the MagSafe charger into the stand’s angled shelf

Choose from a walnut or oak grain! See above to select.

Natural-Wood Apple Watch Charging Stand ($19.99)

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Get the A3 Aluminum RFID-Protected Wallet For 35% Off

The A3 Aluminum Wallet turns the traditional wallet concept on its head with its unique, futuristic construction. With three aluminum plates sandwiching your cards and cash, and two o-rings securing the structure, this lightweight wallet will keep all your essentials easily accessible. The A3 doesn’t just keep your valuables safe in one easy-to-reach place—but packs a highly portable and stylish design you’ll be proud to pull out!

  • Made of anodized aluminum w/ a smooth finish & unparalleled durability
  • Includes built-in RFID protection for securing your credit card data from thieves
  • Allows for custom organization w/ the triple plate configuration
  • Built w/ a slim & compact design to protect your essentials without adding pocket bulk
  • Accommodates bi-folded US paper currency & credit cards w/ room to spare
  • Snaps together w/ two o-rings for quick & easy access
  • Includes a bonus integrated bottle opener

A3 Aluminum RFID-Protected Wallet ($26.99)

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Humble Game Making Bundle: name your price for amazing game dev tools


Joel writes, "Humble Bundle is currently offering a massive amount of game development tools for a very tiny price. Several game engines, art tools, asset packs to help make your games, and more are all in the pack for $10-12."

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Cthulhu amigurumis


Barcelona's Mari Axel creates many delightful crocheted and knit lovelies, including a whole range of Cthuloid amigurumi: Cthulhu, Steampunk Cthulhu, Minion Cthulhu; Multicolored Pastel Cthulhus, and many more.

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Little Library: miniature book-charms for necklaces, bracelets and earrings


From Abigail in Sterling, Scotland: tiny, adorable, books you wear: The Hobbit, The Little Prince, Harry Potter, To Kill a Mockingbird, Sherlock Holmes, The Fault in Our Stars, Alice in Wonderland, and any other book you desire.

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Gorgeous Taschen book: Art of Burning Man


NK Guy writes, "I've spent the past 16 years photographing the spectacular art of the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. And this book is the culmination of those years - 65,000 photos boiled down to a single volume representing the perfect day on the playa."

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Kickstarting Keyboard.io, the scratch-built keyboard

Jesse Vincent has productized the scratch-built split keyboard he built and is kickstarting a production run.

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3Doodler 2.0 Exclusive Bundle

The age of 3D is upon us, and the 3Doodler is changing the way we draw with its one-of-a-kind functionality. With the 3Doodler, you can freestyle scribble or draw solid, stable objects and crafts by extruding heated plastic filament in mid air. Create architectural models, decorations, even jewelry— the possibilities are endless.

  • Draw 3D objects in the air quickly & easily
  • Choose between two speeds (fast & slow) as well as reverse
  • Utilize two temperature settings for use w/ ABS, PLA & FLEXY refills
  • Quickly warm it up (approx. 1 min) w/ multicolor LED indicator
  • Use the included 125 strands of plastic in 25 different colors
  • Store your pens & plastics safely in the DoodleStand

3Doodler 2.0 Exclusive Bundle ($129.99)

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Kickstarting custom cellular automata scarves


Noah writes, "Fabienne Serriere, a hacker and machine knitting enthusiast, is running a Kickstarter currently for provably unique mathematical scarves modeled off of cellular automaton and made of Merino wool.

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Slingshots are perfect for shooting zombie targets and tin cans on a nice summer day

The Trumark slingshot is perfect for shooting targets, tin cans, or across the backyard. What makes it special is its very comfortable wrist brace, which gives me a lot of control while aiming. Holding the slingshot becomes effortless, and the wrist brace takes all the strain off my arm, making it easier to focus on aim, rather than struggling to hold the slingshot in place while pulling the pocket back at the same time. Whenever I use this slingshot I’m always surprised at how fast an hour flies by. I recommend buying some cool targets to practice on, such as the Zombie Spinning Targets, which is what I have (and have to share with my sister, who has banged it up with her BB gun). As for ammo, I've been using Trumark's 5/8" steel balls, but pebbles work fine and are more environmentally friendly (once I run out of these I'm going on a pebble hunt). Of course an adult should always be present while kids are using the slingshot.

Trumark Slingshot
Trumark Slingshots
Ages 12 and up
$9 Buy one on Amazon

Zombie Spinning Target
Crosman
$15 Buy one on Amazon

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Sandman Slim: Killing Pretty

James Stark's returned to LA from hell's gladiator pits and has been tearing things up ever since -- but what do you get for the monster who has everything?

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Kids in the Hall Minecraft tees


Tavie sez, "There's a tee shirt from the Kids in the Hall's recent tour that shows 5 KITH characters as Minecraft avatars. The Chicken Lady one kills me."

Fantasy Sports: dungeon crawl ends in epic, eldritch basketball game

In Fantasy Sports No. 1, a berzerker adventurer and his spellslinging, underappreciated apprentice go on a dungeon crawl that takes them into an eldritch game of basketball -- for the highest stakes imaginable.Read the rest

Star Trek paperclips


$20 gets you 40 clips, half in the shape of the Starfeelt insignia, the other half shaped like the Enterprise.

Vampire squids, tuber worms and other extraordinary creatures found in The Deep

Space, we're told, is the final frontier. Yet we have a space of our own, right here on Earth – enormous, barely fathomable, and almost entirely untouched by humans. The deep ocean. Barely 5% of it is mapped, but The Deep gloriously illustrates the progress made so far. Below 1800 meters, the ocean is a different world. Light cannot penetrate this far down, but life is abundant. Vampire squids, tuber worms, viper fish, the ocean floor ecospheres cultivated by giant hydrothermal vents, the wonder of bioluminescent jellyfish, and the improbable siphonophores – a colony of tiny creatures that act as a single organism. In the last 25 years, a new species has been discovered in those inky depths every two weeks. What else is out there? It's all just waiting to be brought to light. – Nick Parton

The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss
Claire Nouvian
University of Chicago Press
2007, 256 pages, 9 x 12 x 1.1 inches
$42 Buy a copy on Amazon

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Marshmallow Madness – dozens of puffalicious recipes

Homemade marshmallows are all the rage, and Shauna Sever’s whimsical cookbook is the ideal starting place for whipping up a batch in the home kitchen. Sometimes, cookbooks just hit the mark, and this one certainly does. From the basic method and standard vanilla marshmallow to alcohol-infused, gourmet adult treats, Marshmallow Madness had me looking like a hero in the kitchen. Real, fresh, gooey homemade marshmallows are an entirely different confection than their store-bought counterparts, and they can do everything a name brand can and more. Try Sever’s recipe for ambrosia cake or s’mores cupcakes, for instance, or infuse a rich vanilla mallow with delicious homemade salted caramel.

It’s not just the phenomenal marshmallow know-how that makes this book special. Just look at that cover! To my surprise and delight, the front and back covers are actually puffy just like a marshmallow, and the beautiful photography is mouthwatering. Even though my copy is sticky from frequent use, it still holds an honored place in my kitchen, and I highly recommend Marshmallow Madness to book lovers, photography enthusiasts, or lovers of fun and whimsical desserts. It’s fantastic! – Kitty Lusby

Marshmallow Madness: Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes
Shauna Sever (author) and Leigh Beisch (photographer)
Quirk Books
2012, 96 pages, 7.7 x 8.8 x 0.9 inches
$14 Buy a copy on Amazon

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