Ingrein ‘Smartclock’ Shows Important Notifications to Help You Detach from Your Screen

5:20 PM, Jun. 23rd, 2016 · · Cool Stuff Found

Check out Ingrein, a very interesting clock designed to help you detach from our devices. The clock is made of real (reclaimed) hardwood, and it has a built-in "LCD screen and light and sound sensors to interact with and display information from your smart devices and favorite apps." The idea is that you limit what gets sent to the device to those things that are really important so that you can get your face out of your screen, especially when you're with other people. It's a very cool idea in theory, and I'm wondering how well it will work in practice. This product is funding through Kickstarter, where it already met its funding goals. Funding options starting at $299 are still available.

IKlip A/V Broadcast Mount for iPhone

5:04 PM, Jun. 23rd, 2016 · · Cool Stuff Found

IK Multimedia announced iKlip A/V on Thursday. This is a broadcast mount for broadcasters and videographers to shoot with iPhone. It features an  integrated high-quality mic preamp (with phantom power, too) and a built-in wireless receiver, which means you can monitor sound as you record. It's powered by two AA batteries. We all know that iPhone is being used to take more and more videos (and photographs), but equipment like this really helps blur the edges between professional applications and the rest of us. The device is available now for $179.99.

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G-BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Boombox: $79.99

4:53 PM, Jun. 23rd, 2016 ·

It's loud, wireless, will play tunes for up to 6 hours on a charge, and it has a handle. G-BOOM is a boombox for the iPhone era. It features a protective rubber base, and has a standard headphone jack in addition to Blueooth connectivity. You can get this device through our deal for $79.99.

Holy Crap! Darth Vader is in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

11:39 AM, Jun. 23rd, 2016 · · Cool Stuff Found

As if we couldn't be any more excited about "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," Entertainment Weekly just dropped a Death Star-size surprise in our laps: Darth Vader is in the movie. Since this movie chronicles the events leading up to the original 1977 Star Wars movie, it seemed pretty likely we'd see everyone's favorite Sith Lord, but now it's official. Hopefully Vader will make more than a cameo appearance because it would be frakking awesome to see him in ruthless bad-ass mode instead of the emo Vader we got in "Return of the Jedi." Rogue One hits theaters on December 16, so clear your schedule now.

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Beijing iPhone Ban is About Money, not Politics

10:08 AM, Jun. 23rd, 2016 ·

Beijing iPhone 6 ban is a money grab, not politics

The Chinese company that won a ban on iPhone 6 sales in Beijing has been dead for about a year. But if you're thinking this is a case where China's government is using Shenzhen Baili's name in a political game against Apple, think again; this is a case where a company couldn't cut it making crappy products in a cut throat market.

Elgato Eve, an App for Controlling Smart Devices

4:50 PM, Jun. 22nd, 2016 ·

eve app easy homekit

Dr. Mac says he's tried at least half a dozen apps for controlling his smart HomeKit devices, but the only one that checked all his boxes was the Eve app from Elgato. He's got the lowdown in this installment of Rants & Raves.

1 Year Subscription for Typed Plus: $30

4:22 PM, Jun. 22nd, 2016 ·

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We have a deal for you today on a 1-year subscription to Typed Plus, a blog publishing engine. With this plan, you can run up to 3 blogs with unlimited users and page views. The service hosts your images, you can do scheduled posting, and more. The price through our deal is $30, a massive 87% off retail.