NanoLight Energy Efficient Lightbulb

Due to the rising costs of electricity, I am always looking for cheaper alternatives to lower the power consumption I use. The NanoLight is one such device that will help with this. I came across the project on Kickstarter today although it was launched almost 2 months ago.

The NanoLight claims to be the worlds most efficient lightbulb. It has been designed with a unique look which serves a purpose of both directing light in all directions as well as acting in place of a heat sink.

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Always Know Where Magnetic North is with the North Paw Directional Anklet Kit

The North Paw Directional Anklet is a device that you attach to your ankle. Its only purpose in life is to vibrate when you are facing north.

As the “kit” part of the name suggests, it actually comes in kit form and requires that you do a bit of soldering and general assembly to get it working.

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Lego Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter

Many of you will have grown up with Lego and will have built a number of your own creations. One site I’ve seen around recently is Lego Cuusoo which allows you to submit your own Lego creations and have them voted on to see if there’s a chance a set can be actually made.

One of the sets currently on show is a Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter.

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Mycestro 3D Mouse

The Mycestro 3D Mouse aims to provide a new way of interacting with a computer. It has been designed to attach to your finger and allows you to work with a mouse pointer on screen without moving your hands away from the keyboard.

The idea came about when the designed was sat on a plane and noticed someone struggling with a laptop and mouse on one of the seat trays. At that point he decided it was time to incorporate the mouse in to a smaller device that attaches to your finger.

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Lego Inspired Build-On Brick Mug

If you fancy a cup of hot chocolate in a rather unique looking mug then check out the Build-On Brick Mug. The mug is compatible with LEGO, Pixel Blocks, Mega Blocks, KRE-O and K’NEX style bricks and allows you to attach the said bricks to the Mug to make it unique every single time you drink from it.

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Lego Back to the Future Train Time Machine

One of the latest projects to join Lego Cuusoo is the Jules Verne Train that Doc Brown uses on Back to the Future III. Lego Cuusoo is a place where people can upload their own Lego creations and if they get enough votes, Lego decides if it will build the project in to a real kit and put it out for sale.

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3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

Although I like many of the product ideas on Kickstarter, there are some that just grab my attention. This time around it’s the 3Doodler. The 3Doodler is a 3D printing pen that lets you scribble drawings in 3D… meaning you can take the pen off the paper and draw in thin air right in front of you.

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The World’s Smallest Automatic Umbrella

The worlds smallest automatic umbrella is extremely compact in design when folded up and when needed, it opens up to a 40 inch diameter to protect you from the rain.

Opening it takes just the push of a button. Likewise, to collapse it down to its compact size (8 inches) for storing, it also takes just the push of a button.

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Rechargeable LED Reading Glasses

If you are still using an older Amazon Kindle (the one without the front-lit screen), or just a regular book then perhaps you need to get some of these rechargeable LED reading glasses.

The glasses contain a couple of bright LEDs that light up the pages of your book for up to 2.5 hours between charges, and as the name suggests, they are rechargeable as well.

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The Tetris Light

Tetris was created back in 1984 over in the Soviet Union. Several years later, it launched on the Nintendo Gameboy, Sinclair Spectrum and a whole bunch of other computers and games consoles.

Moving forward to today, we now have Tetris Lights as pictured below:

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Luxi Incident Light Meter for iPhone is a Cheaper Alternative

Taking picture on a DSLR can be challenging to some as there are a number of settings that need to be taken in to account such as shutter speed, ISO and aperture all of which need to be balanced to get just the right amount of light to the sensor without making the shutter open so long that you get blurry images. Under or over exposed images are also too easy to create if settings are not correct for the environment around you.

A traditional way of working with this challenge is either by experience gained over a number of years, or by using an expensive light meter that can detect the light around you and provide the settings you need.

To lower the cost of light meters, one company is launching a device called Luxi that attaches to the front facing camera on your iPhone. It is compatible with the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5 and fits snugly over the camera. You then fire up an app and can find the best settings for the current lighting available.

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The Advanced Portable Filtration Bottle from NDuR

NDuR has created a portable filtration bottle that has been designed to filter out micro-organisms, toxins, viruses and bacteria from water. The specifications indicate that you can have clean drinking water wherever you are visiting in the world.

The bottle comes with a filter inside that all water travels through when leaving the bottle. The filter is good for about 100 gallons of water passing through it which for most users, should provide several years of usage.

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