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Portable Cobble caters to iOS audiophiles with MFi DAC/amp hardware

Just like sprinkles and cherries on ice-cream sundaes, a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with amp tends to bring out the best of music collections. Most portable DAC/amps are readily compatible with laptops or Android devices, leaving few choices overall for iOS. The latest pocket-sized, MFi-certified device happens to cater to iPhone audiophiles. The Cobble audio amplifier is designed battery-free and ultra-light, while also preserving in-line microphone/remote functionality of headphones/earphones.Read More

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Vie Shair headphones swap cushions for air frames to improve comfort

Even the plushest headphone ear cushions can end up generating fatigue to the point where breaks are necessary. A new startup, based out of Tokyo, Japan, has come up with a headphone design that addresses the stress and heat buildup associated with typical over-ear units. The Vie Shair headphones feature a unique air frame that relieves pressure on the ears while providing more environmental awareness.

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Package Guard takes alarming approach to porch pirates

Compulsive shoppers aren't the only ones benefitting from the rise of online retailers, with unattended packages providing plenty of opportunity for porch plunderers. The Package Guard is a simple solution designed to scare off shady characters by sounding an alarm when a delivery is removed by someone other than the intended recipient.Read More

Around The Home

Device turns butter into succulent spray

Butter. It has to be kept cold and hard, yet it's easiest to use when it's warm and soft. Many a slice of fresh bread or toast has fallen victim to this fact. Texas-based inventor Doug Foreman, however, decided to do something about it. His biēm device is loaded with a stick of cold butter, and delivers it onto food in spray form.Read More

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An incubator for the afterlife

Using cremation ashes to help grow a tree is an elegant, sensitive and natural way to memorialize someone after their death. This is what the Bios Urn, from a Barcelona-based company of the same name, is designed to do. The new Bios Incube provides more freedom and control in doing so.Read More

Wearables Review

Review: Plugging in with the MOS Pack charging backpack

There's a growing number of bags that are designed to provide energy to devices while on the go. Many backpacks, such as the Poros Tetra, AMPL Labs backpack, and TYLT Energi+, embed a USB battery to tap into. Successfully funded on Kickstarter, the MOS Pack charging backpack takes a slightly different approach by incorporating the company's power extension solution instead. We recently had the opportunity to check out what it's like to load up and plug in MOS's modern backpack.Read More

Electronics

This personal cloud stores your photos with easy mobile syncing, AI and facial recognition

When it comes to storing digital photos, looking for one particular image amidst potential tens of thousands can be daunting. A (currently crowdfunding) personal cloud, Monument, may be able to assist casual and professional shutterbugs alike, as it's designed with advanced algorithms that store, organize, and analyze photos and videos for simple, secure access.Read More

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