This smartphone mount was made for an active lifestyle

All the filters in the world won’t save your smartphone pics from a shaky hand. To really step up your mobile photography game, you’ll need some kind of mount to hold it steady. You could buy a smartphone attachment for a conventional camera tripod, but who wants to carry that kind of gear everywhere they go?

The Gekkopod offers extensive flexibility thanks to its bendy legs, and secures smartphones tighter than a rubber band wrapped around a finger two dozen times. You can use it as a quadrupedal stand to keep your phone out of the dirt, wrap it around branches for high-vantage shots, attach it to a backpack strap, or even upgrade to make it compatible with your GoPro.

Made with waterproof material, this rugged camera companion folds up into a pocketable bundle so you can take it anywhere. You can get the Gekkopod Mobile Smartphone Mount here for $19.95, that’s 20% off the sticker price. Read the rest

Cut the cable cord intelligently with this HD antenna

The forced transition from analog to digital TV signals was probably met with relative indifference from people with Netflix subscriptions and the “I don’t even own a TV” snoots. But anyone living in the vast swaths of the country that don’t have guaranteed high-speed internet, broadcast TV is a perfectly valid (and 100% free) way to consume media—you’ll just need some new digital hardware.

This HD-BLADE digital antenna gives you high definition access to news, live sports and other broadcast-only content without an expensive cable subscription. Just mount it near a window with 3M adhesive and you’ll have all your local channels in an instant, without the pain of stream buffering or tedious account logins. Obviously you can’t skip the commercials, but think of it this way: it’s the cheapest way to catch those priceless local car dealership and personal injury lawyer ads. You can cut the cord but still get the best of the broadcast world.

Easily fixable for the best reception, this antenna can pick up signals from up to 25 miles away. Usually $48.99, you can pick up the Solid Signal HD-BLADE Slim HDTV Antenna for just $15.99. Read the rest

Magnetic simplicity has come to micro USB charging cables

When Apple revealed the new MacBook in 2016, one of the biggest issues raised with the notebook’s new design (aside from ire over the slew of new adapters you’d inevitably have to buy) was the removal of one of its most beloved proprietary features, the magnetic charging cable. Thankfully, third-party peripheral makers have taken up the slack to bring the satisfying click of a magnetic charger to tons of new devices, including that new MacBook, Android phones, and other micro USB devices.

This MagCable does exactly what it says on the tin: provides a magnetic cable connection with an unobtrusive plug that stays in your phone’s charging port. With a firm, but breakable link, you can save your device’s Micro USB port from unwanted strain. And you can easily plug and unplug your phone in the dark one-handed thanks to a reversible magnet.

This cable includes two magnetic tips, so you can grant magnetic powers to a second device or to save in your drawer as a backup. You can get the MagCable Magnetic Micro USB Cable for 31% off, at $21.99. Read the rest

Test whether or not you need a Dramamine when you use a VR headset

Lately virtual reality has been touted as the future of movies, games, journalism, and even sex. Unfortunately, most consumer VR still requires investing in some not-insignificantly expensive equipment. You can, however, get a taste of the VR hype with just your smartphone and this budget-friendly headset.

The VRX10 Virtual Reality Headset is 3D-compatible with most smartphones, adding depth and immersion to movies, TV, YouTube videos, and games. Although there definitely isn’t a Youtube-scale repository for VR media yet, there are plenty of sources for VR experience and experimenting. The VRX10 is a neat way to view 360-degree photos on Facebook, New York Times VR, as well as the Google Cardboard media library.

We're not saying the VRX10 is Oculus Rift by any means, but VR is only going to become more prevalent and more portable - this is just an affordable chance to check out this new technology and see if it gives you motion sickness. You can get the VRX10 Virtual Reality Headset for 71% off right now at $19.99. Read the rest

Master the Adobe Creative Cloud here and become a meme factory

Adobe has long been the industry leader in creative software. Its enduring popularity might be due to the relative ease of pirating Photoshop and the internet proliferation of amateur editing, but more likely it's the result of outstanding interoperability between its professional apps. Mastering every entry into their ever-expanding roster of image-making tools may be overkill if you're not a design professional, but getting up to speed with their most common offerings is not just doable, but a valuable resume point and genuinely useful skill.

To gain expertise in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere, take a look at this Training Bundle. With the Photoshop course, you’ll dive into the monolithic image editor and learn a full set of photo retouching and digital painting techniques. Once you understand the depth of graphics manipulation, you can discover Illustrator’s powerful vector-editing capabilities to make infinitely scalable artwork, edit typography, and craft clean icon and logo designs. Finally, you can explore professional video editing and color correction using Premiere.

With this trio of programs under your belt, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a multimedia production powerhouse. Learn them all in the Adobe CC Essentials Training Bundle—just $29. Read the rest

This Mac app lets you edit PDF files. Straightforward, yeah, but awesome.

PDFs are a double-edged sword. On one hand, even the most tech-averse can easily open and print them out without screwing anything up, making them the quintessential format for sharing documents. But if you're sharing PDFs back and forth a lot, their shortcomings become apparent pretty quickly. Because they are optimized for paper printing, modifying content requires going back to whatever program created them.

PDF Expert lets you edit text, images, hyperlinks, and more natively inside PDFs. Unlike most PDF viewers like Preview, Adobe Reader, and the one in your browser, PDF Expert can merge multiple documents into a single file to free your colleagues from email attachment hell. It’s also perfect for adding inline annotations and filling out digital forms, so you can save trees without sacrificing the convenience of paper.

Additionally, PDF expert makes it easy to extract embedded media from documents, so you don’t need to rely on awkward screenshots to save images and logo files. You can get PDF Expert 2.0 for Mac for 50% off the usual price—just $29.99. Read the rest

A bluetooth speaker that keeps your drinks cold. Yeah, yeah, just go with it.

Like an app-controlled faucet or a WiFi-enabled fire extinguisher, the words “Bluetooth Cooler” might make you think of a rejected internet-of-things concept. But trust us, adding wireless technology to products isn’t always "innovation for the sake of innovation."

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Want Python to be more than a snake to you? Buy this bundle.

For newcomers to programming, deciding which language to learn first can be tough. Beginner-oriented languages can have limited power, making them hard to sustain long-term. Fortunately, one of the most popular languages around, Python, is both incredibly powerful and easy for novices to pick up.

In this Python bundle, you will grow your programming skills by building real-world applications. Aside from programming fundamentals, you will explore subjects like big data analysis and using python to power dynamic websites.

Growing your programming skills is easy with Python’s human-readable syntax and over 70 hours of instructional content. For a limited time, you can get The Python Power Coder BONUS Bundle for $44. Read the rest

This Mac app bundle is the first to offer access to every future version

With the user-friendliness of MacOS X and its suite of capable built-in apps, it’s not always easy to see the allure of third party apps. Sometimes, however, the defaults just don’t jive well with power users looking for more functionality and configuration.

With an array of apps for media creation, file management, and personal security, this Mac Bundle has something for anyone that needs more than a web browser and FaceTime.

Now, we know people tend to get tripped up and irked by "lifetime" deals that expire well before you do. Well first, that's because "lifetime" refers to the lifetime of the specific product, not you, unfortunately. Second, that often typically means just the minor upgrades; iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.2 for example. What's different about this bundle is that it truly does mean lifetime - the first of its kind on the web. No tricks or technicalities, you'll get access to every single minor update and major version upgrade to every single app included as long as upgrades are still happening. That's like iOS 9 to iOS infinity, all for free. 

Here's a taste of what you'll get:

Secure, cloud-free password management with Sticky Password PremiumService-agnostic remote backups and cloud storage with Arq 5 and CloudMounterProfessional 4K video processing with CameraBag CinemaHome WiFi network mapping and optimization with NetSpot ProNetwork and disk privacy monitoring with Hands Off!

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. As an added bonus, in celebration of Pi Day, readers can get a bonus $3.14 off your purchase if the total value of your cart is over $30 for the next 48 hours. Read the rest

Keep your private life private (please.) with this simple webcam cover

Take a look around your office at your coworker's laptop webcams. You probably see a lot of janky, crooked tape. (If you don't, please direct your coworkers to this page.) Not to be Petey Paranoia, but like, webcams are pretty easily hijacked, as evidenced by the CIA, that Black Mirror episode, that Mark Zuckerberg Instagram post, that Pennsylvania school district, and, well, tip of the iceberg and all that. There just may never be a more urgent tech security issue with a more simple solution.

Yeah, tape will do the trick, but it can also damage your webcam if left on too long, and, well, you don't hang a picture with tape for a reason. The stuff peels. Here's a simple solution to all of the above. Nope Webcam covers aesthetically blend with your laptop while covering your webcam completely. Mounted with 3M adhesive that will last significantly longer than tape, these covers are also magnetic, allowing you to easily move them when you actually do need your webcam. And they're pretty cute, too, right?

Reduced from $21.99, you can get a 6-pack of Nope webcam covers for $14.99.

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Time to learn how to actually use that camera you insisted on buying in high school

Even the biggest, most expensive DSLR will shoot bad photos if the person behind the camera is a total dweeb. Instead of keeping it on auto and taking tons of unnecessary exposures, why not actually learn your camera’s manual controls? To get some expert instruction in the tools and theory behind capturing images, check out this Photography Masterclass.

Understanding your camera settings is just step one of this comprehensive course. After learning to balance shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, you’ll take a deep dive into what actually makes a photo compelling: composition, subject, light, and post production. By studying situational photography, you'll gain insight into creating beautiful images no matter where you shoot.

Additionally, the curriculum includes advanced training on choosing appropriate lenses, lighting, and setting up helpful stabilizing equipment. With 13 hours of high-quality content, you can start your path to photography mastery. You can pick up this Photography Masterclass for just $20 today.

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This durable smartphone tripod is the thinking person's selfie stick

It may be too late to stop the selfie stick craze entirely, but the ARMOR-X Mini-Flexible Phone Tripod is valiantly attempting to anyway. This lightweight, ultra flexible tripod has infinite greater flexibility and functionality than a selfie stick, and actually looks like something a real photographer might use.

The ARMOR-X is completely intuitive and easy to set up anywhere: on your couch, dashboard, surfboard, or even on bumpy surfaces like cliff faces (please watch your step). Made from stainless steel, high density foam, and hardened plastic, it's engineered for a life of adventure and is universally compatible with any smartphone up to 5.5 inches long. If you want, you can still do the selfie thing by adding a CR2032 button battery to use the Bluetooth remote shutter to snap pictures from a distance. This handy photography tool is on sale for 42% off - $19.99 - today.

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Set your shower orange eating to music

It's time to go full Katy Perry in the shower (or Frozen, or Slipknot - whatever you're into, no judgements here) with this waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

This speaker is easy to install in your shower and streams audio from your smartphone or computer, giving you a nice background chorus in the mornings. With a built-in microphone and speakerphone, it'll even let you talk on the phone while you're getting cleaned up if it really is that urgent of a call. Intuitive control buttons allow you to adjust the volume, fast forward, skip back, pause or play with the touch of a button, and with six hours of playback time, 120 hours of standby time and a water resistant loud speaker, this Bluetooth Shower Speaker will be your shower companion for weeks at a time.

Like we said, no judgements on what you do with it, just wanted you to know it's available now for just $9.99.

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This 5-tool survival bracelet is a mighty convenient lifeline

Whether you’re stranded in the Yukon territory after a crash airplane landing or hiding from a Jason impersonator, this handy 5-in-1 Survival Bracelet will provide the tools you need to come out safely on the other side.

This 9-inch bracelet holsters a a 10.5-foot long rope for creating fishing lines, making traps, binding rafts or whatever your imagination can conjure. That's just the tip of the iceberg, though. It also contains a waterproof compass, a scraper that can double as a small knife, an emergency whistle that can be heard from miles away, and, most importantly, a flint to make fire.

You can get two of these survival bracelets for $15.99.

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Be a good guy hacker and keep WOPR from running amok

This is how it happens: the bad guys break into computers, steal all the information, and then Yahoo! sells for a whole lot less. (Comparatively.) After that, white hat hackers are called in to crack the same susceptible networks, evaluate their security, and plug the holes in the digital dam, all for a very cool wage. Ethical hackers are in constant demand these days as organizations seek to avoid becoming the next cautionary tale, and you can learn how to become one yourself with the Ethical Hacking A to Z Bundle.

This bundle includes 9 courses and 45 hours of hands-on learning on topics ranging from keylogging to DARKNET and wireless attacks. An extensive training in ethical hacking and penetration testing with a variety of tools and operating systems, this bundle will even go so far as to prepare you for the pinnacle of security certification exams, Certified Ethical Hacker.

Start working towards a career in netsec with the Ethical Hacking A to Z Bundle, on sale now for $49.

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The stoner army knife

Swiss Army Knives are pretty standard everyday carry items for their utilitarian bent, which has made them the standard bearer for competing EDC multi-tools. This one, however, is a little different. It's been engineered specifically for smokers.

The beauty of The High Knife is that it comes with all the tools you would expect from a Swiss Army Knife—a screwdriver, bottle opener, corkscrew, can openers, specialized blades, etc.—but it also knows its audience. Also built into the knife are a roach clip, pipe cleaner, pipe sleeve, and, as you may have predicted, a pipe itself. 

Whether you’re camping in the woods, urban exploring in Denver or Portland, or Doug Benson getting ready for a round of Doug Loves Movies, you’ll be moving a little more smoothly with this multi-use knife, available now for a 33% discount at $39.

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Truly wireless earbuds for greater listening, calling, and dancing flexibility

These featherweight 1Voice Bluetooth Earbuds give you truly wireless flexibility - there's no sneaky wire connecting the two buds behind your head, while an elite CSR Bluetooth 4.2 chipset provides a crisp, static-free audio stream. Even with all that low maintenance, these buds still feature active noise cancellation, a rare feature on any "wireless" in-ear buds, and one that makes 1Voice an ideal option at the gym or your desk.

With a five hour battery life, they'll work for the majority of your day, but the included charging case lets you give them a quick, easy juice bump while you step into a meeting or, heaven forbid, get into a conversation. They're backwards compatible with all Bluetooth 4.0 enabled devices (if your phone doesn't fit this description it's time for a new one) and boast a 30 foot working range so you can afford to roam a bit from your computer or phone while listening.

Pick them up today and discover what you've been missing - the 1Voice Bluetooth Earbuds are $59.99 right now, 53% off retail.

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