Having a wrist rest at the base of your keyboard is a must for protecting your hands from carpal tunnel syndrome. OUSI’s ergonomic wrist rests offer an elegant solution to this problem. Each one is handmade from full-grain leather and wrapped around a supportive structure. Price shown is for the 18″ wide version.
This intelligent air purifier has a built-in air quality sensor that monitors your indoor air and automatically turns it on and off as needed. It combines carbon and HEPA filters to remove particles as small as 0.1μm, including dust, smoke, bad odors, viruses, and bacteria. Save 14% in The Awesomer Shop.
Joystick-based controllers are great for casual gamers, but hardcore players prefer a mouse and keyboard for precise control. Tech Yesterday shows off a custom-made gamepad with a thumb-driven optical sensor to bring mouse-like precision to a handheld controller thanks to a miniature optical circuit. (Thanks, Lambert!)
This innovative home security camera not only keeps a watchful eye on your home, it uses blockchain tech to encrypt and protect your video so nobody but you or your authorized users can ever view or access them. It captures 1080p HD video, pan/tilt/zoom functions, and a night-vision mode. Save 21% in The Awesomer Shop.
We look forward to the day when everything on every device just happens instantly. But until then, we will continue to see progress bars and spinning beachballs. Tom Scott digs into these First World annoyances and their most irritating properties – an inconsistent rate of movement and inability to predict completion time.
Marsback’s compact 75% keyboard is noteworthy for its CNC-milled translucent polycarbonate base, which allows its colorful LEDs to show through around and behind its keys. The 84-key mechanical keyboard has both wired and wireless modes, and durable PBT keycaps in both Mac and Windows layouts.
Engineers from MIT CSAIL have developed LaserFactory, an innovative fabrication machine that uses a modified laser cutter to create entire devices. It can cut parts, pour silver circuit traces, and place electronic components all in one system. In this video, it makes a drone, which flies straight out of the machine.
Sony’s flagship laptop for 2021 features a uniquely 3D-contoured carbon fiber shell, and weighs under 2.3 pounds. It has a powerful 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, Iris Xe graphics, a 14″ 4K display, up to a 2TB SSD, and up to 32GB of RAM. Plus, it runs for up to 10 hours on a charge.
Sick of broken charging cables? Never again with this premium 4-foot cable from Naztech. Its jacket is made from tangle-resistant spring-wound metal, and it has reinforced stress reliefs and aluminum connectors for durability. Grab one for 26% off in The Awesomer Shop.
Scanning 3D models of objects used to require dedicated scanning equipment. But if you have an iPhone with FaceID, its cameras, sensors, and processing power can be used to grab scans. The ScanMira reflects the FaceID lenses by 90 degrees, so you can see what you’re scanning on-screen, resulting in higher-quality scans.
Airplane enthusiast Peter Sripol’s followers gave him a challenge: Could he build an airplane that’s entirely propelled by PC cooling fans? After testing a few different fans and configurations, he came up with a lightweight design he was satisfied with. We wonder if it could be scaled up with more fans and batteries.
With Voltheat’s top-of-the-line winter gloves, you’ll never have cold hands again. These heated gloves offer soothing warmth at three different power settings, and can run for up to 5 hours on a charge. They feature double-reinforced leather palms for long life, and are great for all winter activities. Save 14% in The Awesomer Shop.
This clock radio is a beautiful tribute to retro technology. It combines a clock, an AM/FM radio, and a high-quality Bluetooth speaker in one. Each handmade radio is built with warmly-glowing vintage nixie tubes to display the time and an American black walnut enclosure with a 360 brass bezel and knurled knobs.
Upgrade your video streaming and videoconferencing with this high-definition 1920 x 1080 webcam for just $29.95. It has a built-in microphone with automatic noise reduction, along with a lens flip cover to protect your privacy when it’s not in use. It’s compatible with Windows or Mac computers.
Product designer and engineer Jude Pullen created this internet-connected globe that doubles as an international radio tuner. By rotating it to a location beneath its pointer, you can listen to streaming audio from over 2,000 stations around the world. Find the build guide on Instructables and read more on DesignSpark.
The Vector is one of the niftiest electronic music makers we’ve seen. Its 16-voice hybrid synthesis module can create some badass sounds. Its touchscreen lets you manipulate complex sounds visually, as shown in this in-depth video from Red Means Recording. It’s currently sold out but its makers are working on more.
Thanks to video enhancement technology, we can now enjoy Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up in crystal clear 4K resolution at 60 fps. Revideo created this crisp remaster of the internet’s favorite music video using Topaz Video Enhance AI and RIFE (Flowframes). Here’s hoping the lawyers don’t yank it down.
The Smart Cuckoo Clock is one of the Day1 Editions Amazon will build if it garners enough pre-orders. The stylish wall clock has an analog face, a swinging pendulum, and a mechanical cuckoo, along with digital chimes and alarms. It also has an LED timer that can be controlled with a nearby Amazon Echo device.
Artist Love Hultén is a master at creating interactive electronic works inspired by retro technology. While the MCP Cassette Player isn’t as complex as say, his VOC-25 synthesizer, it’s still a fun piece. It’s basically a tape player that looks like a wind-up toy and lets its user control the tape’s playback speed with analog […]
Techmoan looks back at a popular toy sold from the 1960s to the 1980s. Made by General Electric, and later by Gabriel Toys, the Show ‘N Tell combined a record player with a filmstrip projector. As kids played the “PictureSound” records, the film strip moved through the light path, casting images onto a rear-projection screen.