This ARKit demo is what nightmares are made off

Your favorite horror movies could soon invade your living room thanks to Apple’s ARKit. iOS developer Abhishek Singh has created a lot of AR experience since ARKit came out last year, but his latest is the most shocking. In a tweet posted this week, Singh showed off his latest demo that brings the scariest scene […]

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MLB’s ‘Home Run Derby VR’ is coming to PSVR and Vive this spring

Major League Baseball has gotten into VR lately with a host of initiatives, including partnerships with Google for At Bat VR, Intel for "Game of the Week" live streams and Samsung for immersive highlights of the 2017 season. Now MLB is bringing a VR…
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This affordable Apple Pencil rival works with any iPad

If you do any kind of writing or sketching on your iPad, you should use a stylus. But you don’t need to spend $99 on an Apple Pencil. SonarPen is the affordable “smart pen” every iPad owner needs. It’s accurate, practical, and it never needs charging. Apple Pencil gets rave reviews — and rightly so; […]

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This Tactical Gear Could Save Your Life

Your iPhone is available at your disposal to help in dire situations – and it takes care of a multitude of things. It has your watch, a compass, a level, and can obviously make a phone call when you need help. But it can’t do everything. So consider all of the utilities that it doesn’t have, then check out the following tactical survival gear; it could save your life one day.

1 Emergency Auto Survival Kit $ 45.99

 

When you’re traveling alone, or even with friends and family, you need to be prepared for anything. Whether that’s an unwelcome visitor or even a car accident, this emergency auto survival kit will get you out of sticky situations safely.

Included in the package is the T3 Tactical Triage and Rescue Tool. The T3 features a seat belt cutter, a spring loaded window punch, and even a flashlight.

Imagine being able to free yourself or a loved one from their seatbelt after a car accident (in complete darkness), then punching out the vehicle’s glass window without bruising your elbow or hand. Also included in the package is a glow stick, emergency drinking water, gauze pads, nitrile gloves, bandages, antibiotic ointment, and more. Get it and save 29% here.

2 LifeStraw Emergency Water Filter $ 19.95

Imagine being stranded in the wilderness. It’s you against the elements. You haven’t had anything to drink in 24 hours. You’re getting weak.. There’s a stream nearby, but is the water safe to drink? Well, it might not have been before, but it’s safe to drink now because you remembered your LifeStraw emergency water filter.

According to the product’s Amazon description, the “Time Magazine Invention of the Year winner, the LifeStraw contains no chemicals, no batteries and no moving parts to wear out. It features a high flow rate and weighs only 2oz. The ultimate survival tool for hiking, camping, ultralight backpacking, hunting, travel, scouting, and emergency preparedness, its straw design is ideal for purifying water from streams, lakes, ponds and other contaminated sources. No disaster kit or bugout bag is complete without a LifeStraw, an essential component of any prepper gear lineup.”

The LifeStraw removes a minimum 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, filters to 0.2 microns, and surpasses EPA filter standards. That’s pretty amazing. Get it and save 20% here.

3 UltraBright 500-Lumen Tactical Military Flashlight $ 49.99

Flashlights are not all created equal. And when it comes to flashlights, brighter is better. 500 lumens of power and an adjustable zoom provides up to one mile of range and a handy built-in SOS mode could help save the day.

Better yet, this package features two UltraBright Tactical Military Flashlights for the price of one 490 lumen Maglite. Now that’s something that will brighten anyone’s day. Get it and save 50% here.

4 Arc Lighter XBULL Electronic Lighter $ 17.97

Regular lighters are laughable. The flame from a traditional Bic can’t withstand the slightest gust of wind. Imagine relying on that in an emergency situation. Truth is, you can’t. Enter the next generation of lighter tech. This plasma lighter works by creating electric-current arcs with just the press of a button. Charge it up using USB and  light nearly anything without worrying about the windspeed. No gas or lighter fluid required. Get it here, in one of three colors, for only $ 17.97.

5 1080p Endoscopic Waterproof Wi-Fi Camera $ 39.99

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It might not save your life per se, but this endoscopic Wi-Fi camera will certainly make your life a lot easier. Having trouble with your car’s engine and need to see what’s going on in a tight space? Or need to see exactly what’s clogging your bathroom drain? Wherever you need to see, this camera is going to give you eyes in places you never thought were possible. It’s waterproof, features an HD 1080p sensor, and can slip into the tightest places like inside the dryer, behind the bed, and or anywhere in between (literally). Get it and save 60% here.

6 Wingman Stainless Steel Multitool $ 49.95

When it comes to survival, the more tools you have, the better. Why not have all of them in one device? This multitool features 14 tools including a knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, a wire stripper, scissors, a package opener, bottle and can openers, a file, and even a ruler. Even better yet, all of these tools can be accessed with one hand. It’s compact, lightweight, and even features a 25-year limited warranty. Get it for $ 49.95 here.

7 Waterproof Solar Charger $ 19.99

So you’ve got all of the tools to survive the most epic travels at home or abroad, except an electrical outlet. Never run out of juice with free energy from the sun.

Charge any device over USB with this solar charger’s dual 1A and 2.1A ports. This sun-powered battery pack features a 5,000 mAh hour battery, which could recharge an iPhone from 0% to 100% and then some. Best of all, you can take it outdoors (obviously) and never worry about water damage. Get it and save 60% here.

8 Nut Mini Trackers 3-Pack $ 27.99

So, you’ve got a lot of survival gear. And when you’re out in no-man’s land you simply can’t afford to lose an item. That’s where a tracker comes in. This 3-pack of mini trackers allows you to locate a lost item using Nut’s companion app. Each device features audible alerts and will even notify you when you’ve left an item behind. Get the 3-pack and save 53% here.

9 LinearFlux PokeCharger Portable Battery $ 39.99

This super-slim portable battery features 3.0 HyperCharging technology, meaning it will charge your Fast Charge compatible devices up to twice as fast as a standard wall charger. Not only that, but its large 3,300mAh battery can fully charge a dead iPhone from 0% to 100%. Best of all it’s compatible with iPhone 5 and later, or any other USB device. Don’t get stranded without power. Get it and save 50% here.

10 Flamethrower $ 500

 

While all of the previously listed gadgets can help you in a dangerous situation, no item is better equipped to help save your life than flamethrower. Need to scare a bear? Flamethrower. Need to light up some brush? Flamethrower. Need to make delicious s’mores? Flamethrower. Need to keep warm? Flamethrower.

Unfortunately, Elon Musk’s insane (yet useful) flamethrower is no longer for sale, and it sold out surprisingly quickly. But luckily, you can still pick up a plasma lighter to get that campfire started.

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