This vacuum cleaner designed for small spaces breaks down into 4 parts to save storage space!

H5 is a multifunctional vacuum cleaner designed for small spaces that can break down into four parts that fit into a compact charging bin for easy storage.

While living tiny is all the rage nowadays, it takes some skill to keep small city spaces clean. Especially when you live in an old apartment building or with pets, vacuuming becomes a daily chore. While vacuuming small spaces goes by quickly, storing a bulky vacuum cleaner becomes a nuisance just as quickly. To keep small spaces clean without the pain of storing big cleaning appliances, industrial designer Yipeng Zhu ideated a space-saving multifunctional vacuum cleaner called H5 that shrinks down to almost a ⅓ of its height.

H5 keeps an overall slim build when assembled and when disassembled so it doesn’t take up too much space in storage. When disassembled, H5 breaks down into four parts and fits into one charging case that can easily slip away behind any table or into the closet to free up floor space.

When users would like to use the vacuum, putting H5 together comes just as easily as putting together any other vacuum. The main pipe connects via telescopic tubing where the vacuum head also easily attaches.  Equipped with modular parts, H5 comes with three different vacuum heads that can be switched out for various cleaning needs.

A cylindrical brush is ideal for cleaning up dustballs and stubborn carpet stains. While the other two rectangular heads come in two different sizes to fit into tight corners and behind doors. Even the hose and pipe of H5 take on a narrow, cylindrical build to ensure it can fit underneath the bed and even under the refrigerator to pick up the dust that’s harder to reach with traditional, bulky vacuums.

A solid collection of electrical cleaning appliances is essential for tiny living spaces–especially when you reside in a big city. However, the majority of most electrical appliances are designed for large homes, prioritizing the small technical details over versatility and portability.

H5 is a vacuum cleaner that can tuck away into the smallest of crawlspaces (or literally wherever there’s room) when not in use and whose small assembled size allows it to get to the hardest-to-reach corners of your apartment when cleaning.

Designer: Yipeng Zhu

Intuitive controls and signals outfit H5’s entire build. 

H5 comes with three different brush heads to ensure the ideal tool for each cleaning job. 

The compact charging case is small enough to tuck away into any corner or closet. 

Shrinking down to what seems like a 1/3 of H5’s assembled height, the charging case is an ultimate space-saver. 

‘Disco Elysium: The Final Cut’ hits Nintendo Switch on October 12th

Disco Elysium finally has a launch date for the Nintendo Switch over a year after its developer ZA/UM confirmed that it's heading to the console. The Final Cut version of the critically acclaimed title will be available from the Nintendo eShop on October 12th, with a physical release to follow next year. ZA/UM says the version heading to Switch isn't a port, but rather a "painstaking reassembly" of the game, with its redesigned user interface and font-scaling options.

The Final Cut version of the the game first became available for PCs, Stadia and PlayStation earlier this year. It doesn't just come with fresh playable content, but also full voice acting for the detective RPG. The hit indie open-world RPG is plot-heavy and features gameplay mechanics that focuses on dialogue and your choices. In the game, you'll take on the role of a detective trying to solve a murder case while suffering from drug and alcohol-induced amnesia. 

Disco Elysium was originally released for Windows in 2019 and has won multiple awards since then. Last year, ZA/UM and production house Dj2 Entertainment revealed that they're working to turn it into a TV series, though those plans will most likely take a while to solidify. For now, you can pre-order a digital copy of the game for Switch for £35 / US$40 / €40. You can also pre-order a physical collector's edition shipping in the second quarter of 2022 for the Switch or the PS5 for $250. The game is also expected to be available on the Xbox in the future, but ZA/UM has yet to announce a release date for platform.

MOFT’s latest Smart Desk Mat lets you easily set up and organize a portable, angle-adjustable workspace with all your devices




The MOFT Smart Desk Mat turns your entire workspace into a MagSafe productivity dream. The mat’s magnetic surface can be adjusted at any angle, and supports a variety of magnetic modules from holders for your laptop and tablet to your smartwatch, charging cables, Apple Pencil, AirPods, and even books. The magnetic mat helps you effectively organize your workspace in a way that boosts productivity and encourages versatility… and like all of MOFT’s products, it folds flat into a slim surface that you can easily carry around with you.

Designer: Julianna He

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You’ve got to really admire how MOFT took their one idea and transformed it into an entire company with an ecosystem of productivity designs. It all started back in 2019 with MOFT’s Invisible Laptop Stand – a slim panel that sat at the bottom of your laptop, opening out into a multi-angle stand for your laptop. Cut to 2021 and the company’s now built out a wide range of tools based on their initial idea – including an invisible tablet stand, invisible magnetic stands/grips for your smartphone, and even a foldable folio that transforms into a standing desk. It’s easy to see how all those products culminated in the Smart Desk Mat, which instead of supporting a single product like a laptop or a tablet, supports your entire workspace.

The Smart Desk Mat’s spacious surface and its ecosystem of modules let you build out your workspace just the way you want it, around a main device like a laptop/notebook/tablet. Auxiliary objects like the Apple Pencil and AirPods and your MagSafe iPhone snap right onto the mat’s magnet-friendly surface, while MOFT’s series of modules let you even organize/attach items like Post-it notes, cables, smartwatches, etc.

What MOFT’s managed to do with the Smart Desk Mat is give the modern workspace a facelift. The Smart Desk Mat helps you meticulously organize your workspace, lets you prop the entire desk up at an angle for easy access too, and lets you easily adapt and modify your new “desk” setup based on the objects you need. The Smart Desk Mat even makes the workspace portable, so you could prop it up on your WFH table, your dining table, your lap, or even set your desk up on a table at your local café.

The Smart Desk Mat is constructed from the same unique materials as the rest of MOFT’s products, boasting a combination of strength and slimness. While setting your workspace up, two NFC chips built into the edge of your Smart Desk Mat let you easily tap your phone to enter “work mode”. You can program the NFC chips to snooze all non-work apps and notifications (known as Focus Mode on iOS), or basically tap to log into your work apps like Slack/Asana/Skype/Pomodoro.

Additional modules let you dock the rest of your devices and peripherals, like your MacBook, or your iPad (in Portrait or Landscape), or even your phone (along with MOFT’s wireless charging module and a magnetic sticker for your phone). MOFT’s accessories also include cable organizers, book holders, memo holders, a magnetic dock for your Apple Watch, and most importantly, a soft magnetic cushion that lets you comfortably set the Smart Desk Mat up on your lap while working.

How you use the Smart Desk Mat is entirely up to you – given that MOFT built it out to be an incredibly versatile product. You could use it as your main workspace, with a laptop or a tablet + wireless keyboard, or use it ALONGSIDE your main machine (like a laptop or desktop) with the tablet working as a secondary display of sorts. The ability to adjust angles on the fly means you can work on any surface and still have all your devices facing you… and when you’re done, simply fold the Smart Desk Mat down into its flat panel and carry/stash it wherever you want.

The Smart Desk Mat comes in three color options – Night Black, Oxford Blue, and Sienna Brown – with a vegan leather exterior (and vegan leather accessories to match). The mat and magnetic cushion are available for an Early Bird price of $69, or $108 for the mat, cushion, and all the digital add-ons (like the wireless charger, tablet stand, watch stand, and cable organizers). For $127 you can grab the full kit too, which also includes magnetic holders for your stationery like memos/Post-Its as well as books/notepads.

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Unlike any TWS Earbud on the market, the Nocs NS1100 Air actually calibrates its audio experience based on your hearing





Each human is different. We see things differently, think differently, dress differently, have different tastes in food, movies, music. Some people actually like listening to Taylor Swift. I’m definitely not one of those people, but I can acknowledge that we’re all different in our own ways. We hear things differently too – some of us can hear certain higher or frequencies while others can’t… and just like there’s no such thing as the perfect movie or song because all of us have different tastes and preferences, there’s no such thing as the perfect pair of earphones because we all hear differently.

Designer: Nocs

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While every single audio tech company tries to arduously build what they believe are the ‘best’ earphones or headphones, there’s a crucial step that they all leave out – testing your hearing. Just the way you test your eyesight while getting prescription spectacles (instead of just assuming you’ve got bad eyesight and wearing thick lenses), it’s important to test your hearing while buying TWS earphones too – a process that Nocs believes is key to the entire user experience. The Nocs NS1100 Air are perhaps one of the only pairs of earphones that actually calibrate to your hearing, so that they sound good to YOU.

The process takes all of 3 minutes and occurs just once – right as you wear the earphones for the first time. The earphones come along with the Nocs smartphone app which uses Audiodo’s cutting-edge audiometry to generate an incredibly precise and thorough model of a user’s sense of hearing. The entire process takes under 3 minutes and runs calibration for each ear separately, specifically tuning the audio exactly to your preferences and your hearing.

Designed for music, calls, and everything in between, the earbuds come equipped with 9.2mm graphene drivers that boast of incredibly low distortion and higher bandwidth. They even sport hybrid active noise cancellation, orchestrated by 4 MEMS microphones that cancel out external audio while being able to clearly isolate and pick up your voice while you’re talking on calls. Additionally, they come with transparency mode too, allowing you to listen in on the world around you – a feature that’s made even more useful considering that the NS1100 Air have a stunning 9 hour battery life (that gets bumped up to 30 hours with the charging case).

While the audio calibration is easily the Nocs NS1100 Air’s most impressive feature, it’s worth noting how well the TWS earbuds are designed too. The earbuds are unsettlingly tiny and sit discreetly in your ear without any annoying stem poking out. Their compact design allows the charging/carrying case to be pretty compact too, and while in your ear, there’s a lower likelihood of the earphones falling off because of the secure fit thanks to the use of silicone ear-tips.

Designed by Nocs, a trueblue audio company that’s been designing audio gear for deejays and audiophiles since 2009, the NS1100 Air are their smallest and most advanced TWS earbuds yet. With a surprisingly compact design, they still deliver crystal clear audio thanks to those graphene drivers, and boast of 9 hours of use (more than even the AirPods Pro)… and that calibration feature just sets them apart as the only pair of consumer-grade earbuds that actually takes the audio experience seriously, and acknowledges the fact that every user is different and deserves a uniquely personal listening experience.

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New York City passes extensive laws to protect food delivery workers

New York City has passed sweeping legislation aimed at protecting workers of app-based food delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash. The move makes the city one of the first municipalities in the US to aggressively regulate an industry that has grown by leaps and bounds during the pandemic.

Per Bloomberg, the legislation touches nearly every aspect of the job. For instance, addressing an issue that was a subject of a $2.5 million settlement, delivery apps and courier services must disclose their gratuity policies, and guarantee that workers always receive their tips. They must also pay them at least once a week, and provide them with payment options that don’t necessitate the need for a bank account. Another part of the legislation mandates platforms include a clause in their contracts with restaurants to ensure they provide bathroom access to delivery workers.

Both Grubhub and DoorDash told Engadget they support the legislation, though the latter voiced some reservations about specific measures. “We recognize the unique challenges facing delivery workers in New York City and share the goal of identifying policies that will help Dashers and workers like them,” a DoorDash spokesperson said. “We will continue to work with all stakeholders, including the City Council, to identify ways to support all delivery workers in New York City without unintended consequences.”

The company specifically pointed to the restroom mandate, which lawmakers tweaked near the end of the process to put the onus of ensuring compliance on platform holders. It’s also concerned about a provision that gives delivery workers the ability to set limits on their routes. The company contends that’s something that could hurt customers in underserved areas.

Meanwhile, Grubhub voiced, at least publicly, stronger support for the laws. “These bills are common-sense steps to support the delivery workers who work hard every day for New York’s restaurants and residents,” a spokesperson for the company told Engadget. “Ensuring they receive a living wage and have access to restrooms isn’t just a good idea — it’s the right thing to do.”

Just how difficult it can be to make a living as a delivery worker was put in sharp relief last month when Hurricane Ida blanketed New York City with torrential rain. Images and videos of workers navigating flooded streets spread on social media, leading to calls for more regulation.

Chris Pratt and Charlie Day headline the Mario Bros. movie in 2022

During Thursday's latest Nintendo Direct event, acclaimed video game designer Miyamoto Shigeru announced that the company's upcoming feature length animation project — in conjunction with American film studio, Illumination — now has a firm North American theatrical release date of December 21st, 2022.

While release dates for Europe, Japan, and other markets have yet to be revealed, Miyamoto did share the studio's key character casting decisions. Chris Pratt will voice Mario. "He's so cool," Miyamoto commented. Anya Taylor-Joy, star of Netflix's hit series Queen's Gambit will portray Princess Peach while It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Charlie Day will voice Luigi. Jack Black will of course be the voice behind series villain, Bowser, while Keegan Michael-Key has been cast as Toad. And, for some reason, Seth Rogan will be in this too as Donkey Kong? The company is also bringing back long-time voice actor Charles Martinet — who has portrayed Mario and the rest of his cohort in a number of games to date — to fill in on various cameos throughout the film.

‘Bayonetta 3’ will progress onto the Switch in 2022

When Nintendo announced Bayonetta 3 in 2017,Reggie Fils-Aimé was still at the company. After the better part of four years, the Switch exclusive finally has a release date. 

Nintendo, Sega and Platinum Games will release Bayonetta 3 in 2022, the gaming giant announced today during its latest Direct presentation. Nintendo also shared a new trailer for the title, showing off gameplay for the first time. In classic Bayonetta style, the clip was completely absurd. At one point, we see Bayonetta controlling kaiju monsters in what almost looks like an action RPG. Take a look for yourself.

Nintendo promised to share more information about the game soon.

Online ‘Expansion Pack’ brings N64 and Genesis games to Nintendo Switch

Nintendo is rolling out a new membership plan for Switch Online, and it'll unlock a library of classic Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis titles. The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription tier will go live in October. Nintendo has not shared pricing details yet, but the company says more information is coming soon.

Games in the Online Expansion Pack include Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Starfox 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mario Tennis, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Ecco the Dolphin, Phantasy Star IV, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Streets of Rage 2, among other iconic titles. Additional N64 games will be added to the lineup over time, including Pokemon Snap, Banjo-Kazooie, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and Paper Mario. See a complete list of Expansion Pack titles at the end of the article.

The Expansion Pack tier grants members all of the perks of a traditional Switch Online subscription, and it takes some classic games online for the first time. Mario Kart 64, for instance, will be playable online for up to four players.

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Alongside the new (old) games and the fresh Online tier, Nintendo is rolling out wireless N64 and Genesis gamepads just for the Switch, and only for Online subscribers. The controllers are $50 each and will require a Switch Online membership to purchase.

Switch owners have been anxiously waiting for N64 games to hit the system since it launched in 2017, and the inclusion of Genesis titles is the cherry on top of today's news. The surprising part is how the games will be distributed, via a new form of subscription DLC.

Nintendo provided the following list of old-school games included in the Online Expansion Pack:

Launch Lineup of Nintendo 64 Games

  • Super Mario 64

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

  • Mario Kart 64

  • Star Fox 64

  • Sin and Punishment

  • Dr. Mario 64

  • Mario Tennis 64

  • WinBack

  • Yoshi’s Story

Upcoming Nintendo 64 Games (With More To Come!)

  • Banjo-Kazooie

  • Pokémon Snap

  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

  • Mario Golf

  • Paper Mario

  • F-Zero X

Launch Lineup of SEGA Genesis Games

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

  • Streets of Rage 2

  • Ecco the Dolphin

  • Castlevania: Bloodlines

  • Contra: Hard Corps

  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine

  • Golden Axe

  • Gunstar Heroes

  • M.U.S.H.A.

  • Phantasy Star IV

  • Ristar

  • Shining Force

  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master

  • Strider

Gadzooks! This fully functional antique cash register has a sliding drawer and is made from over 2000 LEGO bricks!

Built to absolute stunning detail, the LEGO Ideas Antique Cash Register models itself directly on the National Cash Register Model 452 – a popular cashier’s machine from the 19th Century, designed and developed in Ohio at the start of the era of retail businesses. The LEGO variant, however, is the brainchild of a Master Builder who goes by the name of dimexart, and uses a whopping 2055 pieces to come together. Once assembled, dimexart says that the model will be entirely operational, with pushable buttons, a working swing arm, and a slide-out cash drawer with actual LEGO coins in it too!

The Antique Cash Register looks phenomenally like the original. It comes in gold and brown, and sports ornate brass detail-work on the sides and the front. From the looks of it, it’s almost the same size too! Now all it really needs is the signature ‘ka-ching’ sound when you crank the arm on the side to get the drawer to slide out!

Just like all LEGO Ideas projects, dimexart’s Antique Cash Register is currently gathering votes on the LEGO Ideas forum. If the project gathers over 10,000 votes from the LEGO community, LEGO will turn the fan-project into a commercially available box-set that people can then buy and build on their own! You can go cast your vote on the LEGO Ideas site by clicking here.

Designer: Dimexart

‘Kirby and the Forgotten Land’ heads to Nintendo Switch in spring 2022

After a leak earlier in the day spoiled the surprise, Nintendo announced Kirby and the Forgotten Land at its latest Direct presentation. Set to arrive on Switch in the spring of next year, the title will mark the first mainline Kirby game since Nintendo released Kirby Star Allies in 2018. The company shared a trailer that shows Kirby navigating the overgrown remains of a long-forgotten city. 

As in past games, Kirby can inhale enemies to gain their abilities. At one point in the trailer, we see him become a swordsman, complete with a green cap and what looks like a Master Sword. Other stolen abilities allow him to freeze his enemies and breathe fire on them. All in all, it looks an adorable adventure that should make Kirby fans happy.