The votes are in! Hand-made scissors, a portable subwoofer, and a key organizer are among our favorite projects this week.
Throw away your cheap plastic scissors and get a pair that will last a lifetime from Ernest Wright and Sons Ltd. Designed and hand-made in Sheffield England, the birthplace of stainless steel, these scissors are an essential household tool.
The Basslet is the world’s first portable subwoofer that you can wear like a watch and experience powerful bass wherever you go. Silent to the outside world, Basslet transforms sound into an immersive, personal experience. Perfect for music, gaming, or VR, just connect the Basslet to any of your favorite devices and get ready to feel the beat.
Carry your keys better with OrbitKey 2.0. We all have too many keys to lug around, and finding the correct key can sometimes be a total pain. OrbitKey 2.0 has a thin locking mechanism and has a soft, non-abrasive exterior that hides away your keys so you don’t have to worry about scratching your phone in your pocket. With add-ons such as a USB, multi tool, and bottle opener, OrbitKey 2.0 is the key organizer that your pockets have been waiting for.
RuuviTag is a 100% open-source sensor beacon platform designed for makers, developers and IoT companies. This sensor can be used as remote weather station, an alert if your bicycle is moved, and just about anything else you can think of. With a 10-year battery life, the RuuviTag is the perfect beacon for long-term IoT projects that you can set and forget.
Octospot is the world’s best action camera for scuba diving. You can manipulate the controls while wearing thick diving gloves, it auto-balances contrast to match your depth, and it has great battery life for lengthy trips. Consumer scuba diving tech has finally caught up to Bond-movie standards, with the Octospot.
Omnicharge is the world’s first smart power bank. It’s powerful enough to charge any laptop, but small enough to easily fit in a purse. It comes with 2 fast-charging USB ports and it’s smart enough to detect the type of device connected and the optimal charge for each device. Whether you’re using it to bring power to the great outdoors, or just charging your laptop in a coffee shop, Omnicharge will keep your electronics fired up (but not too fired up).
Legal Tender is a set of playing cards featuring world currencies. You can pick up decks based on US or Chinese currency in this initial set. These beautifully illustrated cards are perfect for the coin collector in your life. Set your card game apart and add to your collection with the Legal Tender series.
PGS is the very first portable designed for PC games. PGS comes with the Windows 10 OS allowing it to support most modern PC games. With large display screen, touchpad mode, and keyboard mode, the PGS is far more flexible than most handhelds and can even work as an Android 6 device. The PGS can even stream games from Steam, PS4 and Xbox One, so you can truly game on the go.
The Z is the first gaming mouse that lets you tilt, pivot, and roll on the z-axis. Stop swiping your mouse around like a caveman. Add z-controls to get the most out of your mouse. It’s got dozens of buttons that are super intuitive to manipulate with one hand, and without repositioning. Quit letting your old-school mouse hold you back from sweet, sweet victory.
Khan Academy wants to help teach you about politics and the US Government. It’s an election year. Supplement your Facebook, Fox News, and Comedy Central media diet with some nutritious Khan Academy fare. This completely free series will explain the articles and clauses of the Constitution in a simple, approachable way, as well as go into detail on political party origins, civil rights, and more.