Intel’s Core i9 Extreme Edition CPU is an 18-core beast

Last year at Computex, Intel unveiled its first 10-core consumer CPU, the company's move into the world of a "megatasking." It was a pricey chip, launching at around $1,700, but it satisfied the needs for users who needed to juggle several intensive...

Intel’s tiny Compute Card launches today with Dell and LG aboard

Intel's Compute Card seemed like a logical step forward for the chipmaker when it was announced back at CES. It's basically a small, credit-card sized device that packs in everything you'd need to make a device "smart" -- an Intel system-on-a-chip, m...

T99 Affordable 4K Android TV Box Running On Android 7.1 OS

Enjoy a true cinematic experience from the comfort of your own living room with this 4K Android TV box ‘T99’. Powered by a 1.5GHz Rockchip RK3328 Cortex-A53 quad-core processor, this affordable Android TV box is packed with a Mali-450 GPU, a 1GB RAM and an 8GB of expandable internal storage (up to 64GB).

Running on Android 7.1 Nougat OS, the T99 comes with 4K ultra HD resolution output support, 4K ultra HD video playback support, Kodi 16.1 / XBMC support, Miracast support, 1x USB 2.0 port, 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x HDMI 2.0 output port and 1x LAN port.

Connectivity-wise, the T99 provides WiFi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. Backed by a 12-month warranty, the T99 will set you back just $47.85 (remote control + wireless QWERTY keyboard included). [Product Page]

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10 Best Kickstarter Products Under $100 You Can Order Now

Amazon Kickstarter offers some of the sleekest and most unique products you will find online. From interesting accessories and state-of-the-art equipment to practical household stuff, it seems all you need is here—and most of them come at a budget-friendly price. Check out our top 10 picks of the 10 best Kickstarter products below a hundred bucks!

Pebble Time Smartwatch

The Pebble Time Smartwatch is more than the usual gadget that you can wear on your wrist. It helps you make your life easier since you can use it to schedule your appointments, text, and email, receive calls, and more. The built-in activity and sleep tracker provide regular insights so you can keep an eye on your health and wellness. It is water resistant to up to 30 meters and its battery life could last for up to 7 days. The Pebble Time smartwatch is definitely the companion you will want have every moment, every day.

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nonda USB-C to USB 3.0 Mini Adapter

The world’s smallest USB-C to USB-A adapter, this is what you need whether you are charging your phone or transferring files from your smartphone to your laptop or computer. It is made using an aluminum alloy which makes it quite hard-wearing and its availability in 3 colors makes it a perfect match to your MacBook. The adapter is also compatible with the Chromebook Pixel and other USB-C devices. This mini adapter, though, won’t work when your MacBook is covered, so better keep it bare in its natural beauty.

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Collar Perfect Compact Multipurpose Touch-Up and Travel Iron

Problems with your crumpled clothes? Take it easy, Collar Perfect is here for your compact and quick ironing needs. simply clamp it on your collar, cuff, crease, between buttons, and other parts of your clothes and say bye-bye to wrinkles. This is the ideal must-have for quick touch-ups on your clothes and its unique design makes it convenient to smoothen annoying parts of your shirts. This makes a perfect partner for travelers or those in businesses meeting who want to look the best they could.

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BetterBack Back Support Belt

Sitting properly is a common problem among individuals. It takes discipline to really keep that posture straight! BetterBack is here to let you sit effortlessly. This doctor-recommended device is an ideal back support, especially for those who spend long hours sitting in the office, transforming ordinary your chairs into an ergonomic facility. Wear this for at least 15 minutes a day and you will get the right posture you’ve always wanted to have. Its easy-to-fold features make this back support belt to fit in your bag or purse so you can take it with your wherever you go.

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Soma Sustainable Pitcher & Plant-Based Water Filter

Make your drinking experience healthier and more sustainable with the Soma Sustainable Pitcher. It has a water-based filter system that transforms drinking water into healthy and delicious. This pitcher is manufactured using shatterproof, BPA-free plastic, designed to add beauty to your table and fit just right in your refrigerator. It can hold up to 10-cups and offers you crisp, refreshingly healthy filtered water.  Since the filter is made of coconut shell carbon and plant-based casing, the pitcher eliminates chlorine each time you pour in water to your glass, so you will find the water you’re drinking tastier than the usual. The filter is effective for up to 40 gallons or about two months.

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Goat Mug 

Goat Mug is another eclectic coffee mug that coffee lovers would surely want to have. It comes with a set of two straps to make it easy and convenient to carry your coffee wherever you go.  Simply wear it across your shoulders or attached to your bag. The horn-shaped mug can take up to 16 oz. of coffee or tea. You can convert the holder into a stand and place your drink on a flat surface. It is safe and BPA-free, as well as 100% leak proof.

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Now Kit Meditation Kit 

Make your yoga and meditation more comfortable with this affordable Now Kit meditation kit. It comes with the Now Bench, a reversible, contoured, closed-cell foam block. So whether you want to sit flat or roll forward, adjusting your leg angle is now made easier. Now Mat, the rubberized, sponge base so it eases your lower extremities as you journey towards mindfulness. An added bonus is a meditation manual to guide you as you relax your thoughts.

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Quad Lock Out Front Mount

Secure your phone when you’re biking with Quad Lock. You can purchase it with optional action camera/light adapter. It’s heads up position lets you view things at a better angle while its patented dual-stage locking system secures your phone while you’re on your wheels, no matter how tough the road may take. It fits well on handlebar sizes 31.8mm and 25.4mm and is compatible with the different Quad Lock Cases.

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Go-Comb

Grooming has never been sleeker with Go-Comb—the only comb you need to keep your hair fixed and stylish. It is fine-toothed and ideal for short hair, including your beard or mustache. Manufactured using high-grade stainless steel, this precision-crafted grooming tool boasts of high-grade stainless steel with smooth and durable clear finish. It glides seamlessly through your hair and feels light on the scalp. Since it is stainless, it will rust or corrode and is easy to clean with just a quick rinse. Since it is slim, you can keep in your pocket or even on your credit card slot—your card won’t even get scratched. And there’s more! You can also use it to open bottles.

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Sans Juice and Smoothie Preserving Vacuum Sealed Glass Travel Bottle

Drinking fresh fruit juices and smoothies is a healthy thing to do but make it healthier with Sans juice and smoothie travel bottle. This new and innovative glass travel bottle is manufactured with vacuum pump mechanism to eliminate any air available, preserving the nutrients and minerals that your juices and smoothies contain. SANS was designed to slow down the oxidation process to make your juice and smoothie maintain its nutritive value down to the last gulp or sip.

ASUS’ ZenBook Flip S is the thinnest convertible yet

If you're shopping for a new laptop for the back-to-school season, get ready to be spoiled for choice. At its event in Taiwan today, ASUS showed off a slew of new laptops and convertibles, leading with the ZenBook Flip S, which the company says is th...

ASUS’ ZenBook Flip S is the thinnest convertible yet

If you're shopping for a new laptop for the back-to-school season, get ready to be spoiled for choice. At its event in Taiwan today, ASUS showed off a slew of new laptops and convertibles, leading with the ZenBook Flip S, which the company says is th...

PowerColor’s Upcoming Radeon RX 560 Graphics Card Graphics Card

PowerColor Radeon RX 560

Here we have another upcoming graphics card ‘Radeon RX 560’ from PowerColor. As part of the ‘Red Dragon’ series, this cost performance graphics card is configured with 1024 Stream Processors, a 128-bit memory interface, a core boost clock of 1180MHz and a 2GB of GDDR5 memory set @ 7000MHz.

Utilizing a PCI-Express3.0 (x8/x16 shape) bus interface, the Radeon RX 560 comes equipped with a dual-fan cooling system and provides 1x DVI-D, 1x HDMI and 1x DisplayPort output ports. Codenamed AXRX 560 2GBD5-DHV2/OC, the PowerColor Radeon RX 560 is scheduled to hit the market from late May for around 12,500 Yen (about $112). [Product Page]

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USB-powered Sega Nomad gives you near-endless game time

Sega's Genesis Nomad was always something of a compromise (it was running 16-bit console games on mid-1990s handheld tech), but the battery life was a particularly sore point: it took six AA batteries just to get 3 hours of play time. Wouldn't it be...

Keyport Pivot Multitool Keychain Review

If you find that your keys are constantly jingling around your pocket and poking you, then you should definitely consider one of Keyport’s products. The company makes a series of modular pocket tools which not only organize keys, but offer additional functionality. The latest addition to their lineup is the Keyport Pivot, which functions a bit like a Swiss Army knife for your keys.

When fully loaded, the Pivot not only can hold keys, but a pen, flash drive, pocket knife, multitool, flashlight, a Bluetooth tracker, and more. The Pivot itself is a fairly simple contraption – a couple of sheets of aluminum hinged together on one end, and held together with a screw and a threaded post on the other end.

Adding keys and accessories is easy. No tools are required. Simply unscrew the side screw with a coin, stack your items on the post, and retighten. Depending on how many keys and tool inserts you install, you may have to add or remove the included spacers. The Pivot can hold up to nine keys or tool inserts, but that depends on the thickness of your keys. There’s an optional expansion kit which lets it hold up to five more.

It works quite well to keep typical house and mailbox keys in check, but things get a little wonky if you have any strangely shaped keys. For instance, I have one key with an offset hole, another with a big oval head, and yet another that’s a round bicycle key. The first stuck out quite a bit from the sides, while the bike key was too lumpy to fit at all. That said, if you have fairly normal keys, this shouldn’t be a problem. Just look how tidy things can be if you’ve got the right kind of keys:

My review unit shipped fully loaded, so it came along with all of the aforementioned tools, the most useful being the 10-in-1 multitool insert, which includes wrenches, a flat blade screwdriver, wire stripper, ruler, and bottle opener.

The pen is nothing to write home about (pun intended), but it’ll do in a pinch. Mine seemed to have quite a buildup of ink on the tip, so I’d be worried about it springing a leak in my pocket. The flash drives are available in 8GB and 32GB capacities, and they’re also offering screwdriver, scissor, and tweezer inserts, but I didn’t get to test those.

A couple of tools slide onto the outside of the Pivot rather than taking up precious key space. The lockblade pocket knife is super sharp, but you’ll want to leave that accessory at home if you plan on going through airport security.

You’ll definitely want to pick up the Locator + LED flashlight module, as it not only provides a source of illumination, but lets you track your Pivot using the TrackR app in the event that you misplace it. The flashlight isn’t super bright, but it’s perfect for lighting up a keyhole.

The base price for the Keyport Pivot is just $19.99(USD), but things can add up quickly with accessories. My fully tricked out review unit would retail for just under $100. Here’s an overview of all the available options and prices:

  • Locator + LED Module (Works w/TrackR) $29.99
  • Pocketknife Module: Black $19.99
  • Mini-Flashlight Module $9.99
  • Pen Insert w/Black Ink $8.99
  • USB Flash Drive – 8Gb $9.99
  • USB 3.0 Flash Drive – 32Gb $34.99
  • MOCA 10-IN-1 Multi-Tool for Pivot $9.99
  • Griffin Stowaway Tool for Pivot $12.00
  • Screwdriver Stowaway Tool for Pivot $12.50
  • Scissors Stowaway Tool for Pivot $12.00
  • Tweezers Stowaway Tool for Pivot $9.00
  • Pivot Expansion kit for five keys $9.99

Overall, the Keyport Pivot is a great way to reduce clutter in your pocket, combining a keychain a multitool, and keeping your keys from jingling and jangling. The basic unit is quite well priced, but it can get pricey with all the add-ons, plus it doesn’t work very well with unusual key shapes. That said, if you’ve got regular keys, and want to carry less in your pocket, the Keyport Pivot is a welcome addition to your everyday carry.