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Posted on Dec 3 2019 - 8:43am by Lisa C.
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Jomst heated socks

Cold weather is upon us in a big way this year and right in time for the holidays. Let this be the answer to the “what do I buy X this year” question. These heated socks use a fiber heating element to warm the toes and instep. Perfect for outdoor activities or lounging on the couch. The Jomst Heated Socks ($58) include a pair of 3.7V 2200mAh rechargeable batteries and they heat for 4-10 hours depending on the heat level.

This gadget came to mind because of the upcoming holidays. There are always too many devices looking for a charge when folks visit for the holidays and not enough charge cable. This 6-Device Charging Station (with cables) should solve the problem and is also a great gift for others. You get 6 USB ports, 4 lighting cables, 1 microUSB cable, 1 USB type C cable, and even a removable Apple Watch holder for charging. Pretty slick. All this for

Imagine being able to personalize almost anything with your own custom artwork via a laser engraver. Imagine no more, this technology has gotten much cheaper and easier to use. While the product name leaves a bit to be desired, LaserPecker, it seems to genuinely work well. This portable little laser etcher can be taken just about anywhere as it can run off of standard USB power. You can even power it off a battery power bank and take your etching...

Fizzics DraftPour

What is this bit of beer magic? It is the Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser ($125). This beer gadget turns your existing mediocre beer into a nitro-like draft beer with ‘Micro-Foam’ technology. It runs off of USB power or two AA batteries. Imagine being able to take a Budweiser beer and add some nitro-style micro-foam. Pretty cool.

ReadyMan Survival Total Surival Kit

This is the perfect gift for the person who likes to have their car, go-bag, or in this case wallet loaded with useful items for just about any circumstance. This is a 4-pack of useful ReadyMan Survival Cards, aka Total Survival Set ($52).

This 4- pack includes the hostage escape card, fisherman/survival card, wilderness/survival card, and the medical card. These cards are made in the USA of 301 stainless steel and measure 3.5″ x 2″ and weigh between 10 to 12 grams. Read on for what is included in each survival card. (more…)

blowfish-a3-weapon-drone

Imagine that, China selling anything to make a buck. In this case, China is selling fully autonomous weaponized drones to the Middle East. These drones, including the Blowfish A3, are capable of conducting swarm style lethal-attacks on targets.

These drones are made by Zhuhai Ziyan of Guangdong, check them out in the video after the break. (more…)

Imagine a drone that isn’t much bigger than your cellphone. Imagine a drone that weighs just 0.55-lbs and can shoot 2.7k video (at 30fps). Still not impressed? How about a 30 minute flight time, 3- axis gimbal, stabilized camera, and a 2.5-mile range. This is the DJI Mavic Mini. Pretty awesome for such a pocket-sized drone. My favorite part, other than the battery life and range, is the fact that it is small/light enough to dodge the silly...

GoPro Max 360

GoPro’s latest camera, GoPro Max, is three cameras in one: a 360 mode camera, a screen-facing vlogging style camera, and a traditional HERO style camera. The latest video stabilization, Max HyperSmooth is amazing. No more jerky videos.

The GoPro Max has six microphones, four cameras, and built-in folding mounts. It is also waterproof to 16-feet and is loaded with features, too many to list here. Check it out here.

Too far away from April Fools to be a joke and way to elaborate. This yard robot autonomously patrols the yard looking for dog poop piles to scoop up. About time!

This cool robot is from Beetl Robotics and looks like a little green and white tractor. The Beetl Poop Robot uses computer vision and sensors to locate poop in your yard, hovers over the top and deploys its jaws and shears to scoop the poop. Pretty cool stuff. Video of the poop-bot after the break. (more…)

I am a big fan of making the home a smarter place. I have smart locks (the Nest X Yale Lock and the Yale Assure Lock SL), smart switches, smart plugs, smart sensors, etc… I prefer the Apple HomeKit enabled ecosystem as Apple is one of the rare tech companies that still cares about customers privacy. The only downsides of these Yale smart locks is that they are bit bulky...