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Polk Audio 10-Inch Powered Subwoofer

This powerful subwoofer by Polk Audio measures only 10 inches in size, but it’s designed to ensure bigger and better bass with a built-in high-current amplifier. It comes fitted with a cone driver which has 10 inches of polymer-composite.
 
Dynamically balanced, it uses laser technology in order to deliver more improved linearity along with precisely deep sound for your ears to enjoy with a 50-watt high-current amplifier. Don’t let the small wattage fool you, it might be small, but it has big attitude. The Polk Audio 10-inch Powered Subwoofer features a non-resonant all-MDF enclosure construction supported by 0.75-inch-thick baffles and internal bracing for superior performance. It requires Standard US Voltage of 120 volts to function.
 
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This device is a perfect accompaniment for subwooferless systems and is sure to enhance an otherwise normal movie watching experience. The Polk Audio 10-inch Powered Subwoofer comes with a unique configuration that allows for maximum impact of bass with a low profile front cabinet design. It features stereo speaker-level inputs and outputs as well as RCA line-level inputs for connectivity. It has a compact design with dimensions of 14.5 inches high, 14 inches wide, and 15 inches deep while weighing in at 25 pounds. The Polk Audio 10-inch Powered Subwoofer comes in black or cherry-colored vinyl with a titanium-finish on the front baffle for durability and matching other speakers of the Monitor series.
 
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It’s manufactured using premium quality materials to deliver optimum performance and is built for a lifetime of excellence. These devices have passed vigorous tests such as drop testing, extreme signal response, and UV and salt exposure testing while passing with flying colors. It comes with a five year warranty, extended protection warranty, and offers three years of warranty on the electronics.
 


 

The 2nd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat

Nest has come up with the 2nd generation thermostat specifically designed to help you manage the temperature within your house and also keep you aware of the present temperatures in case it’s too warm. Its system runs on preset software which enables you to maintain the temperatures as per your wish while sensing when you leave your home. Due to its high degree of accessibility, you can keep connected through WiFi and control its function anywhere.
 
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The programming and convenience provided by the newest Nest Learning Thermostat lets you save approximately 20% of heating and cooling expenses. Compared to the previous version, this Nest Learning Thermostat is also about 15% slimmer. The system runs on a simple button enclosed in the stainless steel ring which lets you manage the settings.
 
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Incorporated in the 2nd gen version is an option called ‘Away’ which lets you manage the temperature even when you are not at home. It saves you more energy over time as this version is faster. It has quick sensors installed within and senses when you are back in the house while bringing back the temperature to the level you desire.
 

Interestingly, Nest knows what to do with the different types of heat sensors which you can simply select in the settings. It has more options to connect to different types of heating systems.
 
It’s quite simple to install this product. It hardly takes 4 to 5 minutes for installation, and while it was still easy to install the previous version, this one is faster. Once you have installed the Nest Learning software, you can connect it to WiFi and control it from your phone, tablet, and laptop regardless of the location.
 
It runs on a lithium battery which comes preinstalled and is meant for indoor use only. This device is round in shape having a size of 6.5 x 6.5 x 3.2 inches and can be installed on the wall with the help of 2 screws to hold it firmly.
 
The 2nd gen Nest Learning Thermostat is no doubt the best way to control temperatures in the house and save energy costs to a great degree with the added advantage of controlling it remotely.
 

 

VTech Kidizoom Action Cam

The Kidizoom Action Cam by VTech is especially designed for kids and their adventurous life. It is manufactured to withstand the rough and tough handling of tiny hands along with many different features to aid them. This action cam is waterproof up to 6 feet under the water because let’s face it, if it’s not resistant to water, then it really is not meant for kids. This is the ideal camera that can be used to capture those amazing memories for little adventures forever.
 

This Kidizoom Action Cam is available in yellow/black and can be conveniently attached to modes of transport such as bikes and skateboards with the help of two mounts that are included. It is also fitted with an LED screen measuring 1.4 inches in size and has the ability to not only take photos and make videos, but can also record videos with stop motion and take time lapse photos. Since this is a camera for kids, it also comes loaded with games, frames, and filters that are fun and specially designed with kids in mind. It features a lithium ion polymer battery that can be charged conveniently and uses a micro USB cable for quick and easy data transfer. It also has a built in slot for microSD cards and can support up to a 32 GB microSD card.
 
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It offers pretty awesome video and picture resolutions as well. The Kidizoom Action Cam has the capacity of recording about 240 minutes of 640 x 480 video or up to 278,400 photos on the microSD card. This is not just a toy, but an ideal toy for kids aged from 4 to 9 who love to make and capture memories. It has the ability to record about two and a half hours worth of constant video and can be conveniently recharged for more.
 
So, if your kids have a knack for recording and are interested in photography, cinematography, or have a plain old knack for recording precious moments, this Kidizoom Action Cam by VTech is perfect.

 
 

Cobra iRadar Smart Detection

The Cobra IRAD200 iRadar is the best way to detect any radar and laser guns in use near you. It’s a high performing device which functions using iPhone and other Android devices. Ensuring maximum protection through genuine alerts and reducing fake alerts through highway/city mode, this is a reliable detection system.
 
The detector displays the alerts on your smartphone via the iRadar app of Cobra. It also identifies any cameras with red lights. These are called speed traps. All detected alerts and locations are shared on the Cobra iRadar Community through the app, in real time.
 
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Features include a 12 volt charger input, the power dial, and an iOS and Android toggle switch on the left. The white one is meant for iOS and green one for Android. The top includes its loudspeaker and mute button. At the back is the iRadar connection slot for holding it securely. Once the device is switched on, a red LED light turns on at the back for indication. And when it is turned off, the light also goes out.
 

When active, the device will beep and give audible alerts if it detects anything via its 36 degree receiver. It has X, K, Ka, Ku, and VG-2 band detection and POP-mode notification for quick recognition. Safety cameras are also identified and a notification is provided when they approach. As an added feature, it also indicates and checks on the voltage required for running the device. An indication for low voltage is also given in case the adapter is not receiving sufficient power.
 
Using the Bluetooth connection, a pairing between the iRadar and an Android phone is established. The process is simple: in the Bluetooth settings menu, locate the ‘iRadar IRAD 200 device’ and insert the four-digit PIN provided in the owner’s manual. The device will be paired.
 
Furthermore, there is added advantage due to your phone’s ability to pair with several Bluetooth devices simultaneously in order to conserve the hands free connectivity with your car’s audio system.
 
A blue light glowing on the iRadar device indicates that it is now ready to connect with the iRadar application on your phone. Overall, the Cobra IRAD200 iRadar is one of the most liked detection devices which are well known for its reliability.
 

 

AT-A-GLANCE 2016 Desk Pad Monthly Calendar

If you’re the kind of person who likes to plan things ahead the old fashioned way, then this AT-A-GLANCE Monthly Desk Pad Calendar for 2016 is the ideal thing for you. It gives you the power and authority to plan your entire year in style. This calendar is manufactured by using 30% recycled material so don’t feel guilty about wasting paper. This calendar offers a classic yet stylish look with all the print in black on white paper which promotes better clarity and visibility so that you don’t have to put too much strain on your eyes. This is truly an environmentally friendly and user friendly calendar.
 
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The AT-A-GLANCE Desk Pad Monthly Calendar features one month per page with clear and large blocks measuring 2.88 inches by 2.38 inches, giving you ample space to write down important appointments, meetings, reminders, and other occasions that need a reminder. This layout makes it easy to have one look at the page and know your plans for the entire month. If convenience is what you’re looking for, this is it. This calendar is designed with pages that have a perforated edge at the bottom; this perforation enables pages to be removed cleanly with a single pull. This calendar also has another handy feature of references along the bottom part of the pages where you can add more footnotes and important details regarding your schedule and appointments so that you don’t miss out on anything. Each monthly page measures 21.75 inches by 16 inches, making it the perfect size for a desktop calendar.
 
This AT-A-GLANCE Desk Pad Monthly Calendar is designed with wide black headbands that ensure the pages remain in place while also preventing them from curling over and looking messy at the edges. There is also a black headband featuring eyelets in case you wish to use this calendar on your wall instead of on your desk. This calendar is truly for the people that want that old school feel.

 
 

YAYA 3D Printing Pen

The YAYA 3D printing pens are more than just pens! They are artistic tools, letting your creativity flow seamlessly on the paper! The pen extrudes a heated plastic which cools down quickly into a solid and stable shape. Shape your fantasies in colorful ways on any surface. Do away with boring 2D drawings and sculpt with this 3D pen.
 
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With its 0.7mm copper nozzle for very fine 3D freehand drawing, you can easily maneuver it in any way you want. Lightweight and comfortable, it easily fits in your fingers, eager to create new works of art.  Weighing only 0.16 kg (5.6 oz.) and having a thickness of about 36mm (1.4 inch), rest assured that functionality will not be compromised.
 

If you think drawing can only be done on paper, then this YAYA 3D pen is here to bust the old-school drawing techniques. You can draw in thin air and connect the pieces together to create a fantastic masterpiece.
 
Safe and easy to use (however, the pen tip is very hot), it can be used to make crafts, home décor, school projects, giveaways, gifts, and even models. But why should we be the ones to dictate your imagination? Experiment by yourself to test its limits!
 
To start, just plug in this 3D pen- no prior professional training is needed to use this.
 
The 3D Pen uses two kinds of filament materials, each to roll out perfection in a unique way. ABS filament is sturdier while PLA is softer. PLA filament is also more popular as it is made of eco-friendly cereal powder and can easily stick on glass and metal.
 
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So if you want to build your dreams in the air, then opt for ABS filament. If, however, you want to decorate items, make subtle jewelry, and create objects with continuous angles, then PLA filament is best suited to your needs.

 


 

SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Card (SDSDQ-032)

The SanDisk 32 GB microSDHC is the best solution for all your storage capacity needs. There was a time when people used to have big storage devices on their computers, but that time has long gone. Now, the world has smaller devices which can be used as an alternative to those big storage sources. Furthermore, the best thing is that you can store more data than ever. The SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Card is a great example. Available in black, it’s very small in size (not more than 1.5 cm long) and as the name suggests, it can store up to 32 GB of data.
 
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You can save any type of data you want. There are no restrictions or limitations on the type of data. Some examples of the content that can be considered for storage include high-quality pictures, high-resolution videos, and text documents. The SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Card is compatible with a large number of devices including your Android phones, cameras, and some computers. This flash card has a weight of about 0.3 ounces, so you won’t even feel it when you put it into the device.
 

You can trust all your data with the SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Card. The performance is up to standards and expectations. It has been tested successfully under extreme temperatures and conditions. The SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Card can also survive a ten foot drop. You can connect your device with your computer and all the data saved in your SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Card will be shown in a different folder for editing, removing, or adding content. There are card readers available in the market for this as well.
 
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Available for $13, the price of SanDisk 32GB microSDHC Card is great when compared to the features and prior prices of a similar flash card.
 

 

PowerLine PowerCup 200/400 Watt Mobile Inverter

Road trips are tiring, and they can become troublesome if your phone becomes dead or you have no way to power your laptop. But now there’s this magnificent PowerLine PowerCup which is a DC to AC 200 Watts inverter with 2 AC outlets and a USB Power Port. Now, charging your cell phones, laptops, or any other device while traveling is no longer a problem.
 
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The PowerCup is a great companion during the road trips as it fits perfectly on your vehicle’s cup holder and will give the performance of any high quality massive inverters that we have at home. It has a sleek cup design so it does not give a bizarre look as any other heavy metal invertors. Portable and smaller in size, the beauty of this product is that it charges almost anything.
 
It provides 120 Volt AC household power that can be connected to a cigarette lighter or any auto power socket of your vehicle, has two AC outlets, and one USB power port with 1 or 2.1 amps of power. You do not need a lot of space to keep this useful device as it fits conveniently in the cup holder making it much more handy and durable than other robust and heavy devices.
 

This inverter is designed to convert 12 Volt DC power from any vehicle power socket to 120 Volts, 60 Hz AC power while delivering 200 Watts of continuous AC power to 400 Watts of peak AC power. The inverter automatically shuts down if the maximum continuous peak or peak wattage ratings are exceeded. The USB power output is 5 Volts DC at 500 ma max. It can be operated when the vehicle is running or turned off. Caution though, if you’re using it while the vehicle is turned off, it might drain the battery and this could prevent the vehicle from starting. It has a special type of circuit that switches off the inverter when the vehicle battery voltage is low.
 
The surface of this inverter may become hot during operation so be cautious while handling it. There’s a fan inside it that cools the device and like all inverters, this PowerCup also produces ‘electrical noise’ when the fan is working.
 
So if you’re going on long road trips, worry not! The PowerLine PowerCup will solve not only your low battery issues but will also keep your kids occupied with their gadgets.
 

 

Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo White

Having sophistication, style and perfection in design, the Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo is one of those breathtaking technological creations that will amuse you while you work. This jumping sumo MiniDrone available in white is a fast, rocky, and a wildly amusing addition to the Parrot MiniDrone collection. The fun in playing with robots has been reinvented with this simple and extremely easy to use piece of technology.
 
This acrobatic and charismatic robot generates a WiFi connection on its own, allowing you to connect their tablet or smartphone as you go for FreeFlight 3 application which is available for free. Made with American ingenuity, this ultra-sophisticated robot enables more precise turns and twists than any remote controlled car. The product equipped with a battery comprising of lithium-polymer can provide you up to twenty minutes of playtime.
 
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With the control in your hands, drive the robot with your fingertips and make it perform half-turns and U-turns in less than a second. Small yet agile, the jumping sumo can roll up to 2 m/s and jump horizontally up to 80 cm (2.5 feet) in a blink of an eye. The shock-proof, sturdy design allows you to make it jump, run, and do almost anything. The precision on its jump makes it capable to land on its wheels.
 
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The Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo is a product for both adults and children, having fun-loving, mischievous hidden capabilities in it as well. Reflecting your own personality, you have the freedom to personalize this robot with a wide range of stickers. Also, the customizable sound animators as well as flashing LED lights that can be personalized, depending on your mood, are a big plus.
 
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Program your own choreography, tricks, and dance moves using a wide range of animations that will impress your spectators. This fun-loving machine is not just an acrobatic adventurer, but a source of amusement for everybody.
 


 

TruGroove Golf Club Groove Sharpener

Have over used clubs with dirt and debris stuck in the grooves? Instead of getting new ones, you have a better option, try to re-groove them! This way, you will not be able to only save your money, but you will also notice that you can stretch the life of wedges and irons. All you need to do is to sharpen and clean the grooves. Sharpening and cleaning the club’s grooves is a lot easier now with the TruGroove golf club sharpener.
 
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Though this may seem like a minor tool, cleaning and sharpening the grooves will enable you to improve ball control and backspin. As a result, you can keep on using your old friendly clubs for a longer period of time.
 
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It works perfectly on U and V shaped grooves. Along with that, it has high functionality for all wedges, utility clubs, and irons. This tool has an extra-long 4.5 inch gnarled and knurled handle to provide a better grip and minimum slippage. Having an aluminum aircraft body, it sharpens golf grooves perfectly with its hardened steel tool tip. Because of its aluminum cap to avert damages, you don’t need to worry about any wear and tear. However, there is more to this. It is available with a key chain so that you can attach it with your gold bag. Each TruGroove has two matching color ball markers according to its own color.
 
The TruGroove sharpener is available in different colors, red, gold, pink, silver, black, and blue along with matching color ball markers. It is 100% USA made and it complies with the R&A and USGA regulations. So, if you want to present something really useful to one of your golfer friends, we must say that this is a perfect gift to please a golfer.
 

 

Sennheiser URBANITE XL

Do you love listening to music all the time? Are you a music lover and can’t live without your headphones? If that’s so, it’s time to replace your headphones with the Sennheiser Urbanite XL. Designed to pamper your ears and deliver high quality stereo sound, these headphones are a must have.
 
The Sennheiser Urbanite XL is designed to provide deep bass and urban style on the move. They deliver an intense club-thumping sound without compromising the clarity and quality of your favorite songs.
 
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While going out with friends, these headphones will not only offer great sound, but will also add to your funky style. It features a sleek but modern design that complements your personality and makes you stand out in the crowd.
 
Featuring a strong and sturdy construction, the Sennheiser Urbanite XL is manufactured using high quality materials like stainless steel hinges and aluminum earcup sliders to ensure a cool look and durability.
 
The Urbanite XL is compatible with all ears and ensures maximum comfort with its premium quality foam cushioning. It lets you stay connected on the move as it features in-line controls and microphones that allow you to receive or reject calls without using your phone. The controls are placed on a detachable cable.
 
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The headband is wrapped in fabric to offer a comfortable experience and the extra-large earcups fit perfectly on your ears without causing any kind of discomfort. The Urbanite XL features a foldable design that makes it portable and easy to carry. You can easily fit it into your bag and use it anytime. Its soft ear pads ensure that you are not disturbed by any kind of external noises by keeping them out.
 
You will never regret purchasing the Sennheiser Urbanite XL as it is designed to enhance your music experience.
 


 

JAWBONE UP Move Activity Tracker

Want to keep track of all your activities such as steps taken, exercise, calories burned, the number of hours you have slept in a day, and the quality of your sleep? Purchase the Up Move activity tracker by Jawbone and you can track all these activities easily. This little gadget will do wonders for you once you wear it.
 
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The Up Move activity tracker works along with its application, and apart from keeping track of your activities, it suggests you how to improve your health. This tracker in itself is a clip that can be attached to your clothes, with another option to clip it into a band which can be purchased separately.
 
To track the steps you have taken, you will have to download the Up Move app and will have to provide some info about yourself. After that, you will have to enable the synchronization in order to count your steps. Based on your activity or inactivity, the app tells you the exact amount of calories you have burned and how many miles you have walked.
 
In addition, this device tracks your sleeping time and counts the hours you have slept. Not just this, it also counts the hours when you were in deep sleep. The Up Move activity tracker can be clipped onto a band that can be worn on the wrist all night in order to keep track of your sleep. The Up Move app keeps a record of your sleeping patterns and suggests a healthy diet and workout plan accordingly.
 
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No more worrying about timing your workouts and calculating how much calories you’ve burned off – the Up Move activity tracker will do it all.