Wallets in your pocket tend to bloat with time – the more stuff you put inside, the more they bulk up in size. This can lead to a bent posture while you sit with the wallet in the back pocket of your jeans, and it doesn’t look good at all, does it? Walking around with a bulky wallet spells long term health problems with the spine alignment going haywire. One more thing that virtually every wallet has to deal with is the fading of the fabric/leather with time, making it look unattractive. Most wallets have a trade-off to consider; either they go for a durable make that comes with thick material or sacrifice durability at the cost of thinness. Won’t it be great if you get the best of both worlds – thinness, and durability with the promise of a long-lasting wallet that ages well with time?
Meet the Tenuis 3 – a slim, durable, and Japanese minimal design wallet that is simple yet carries all of your essentials without bulging-up. It is no more thick (at 6mm) than your iPhone – accommodates 8 bills, 6 coins, and 4 business cards without crossing that thickness threshold. Even if you go beyond the normal capacity and fill Tenuis 3 with 20-30 coins, it will still be just 12mm thick, way better than an ordinary wallet that is fat with just the bare minimum stuff. The thinness is also attributed to the two parallel card slots that accommodate 6 cards in total while only adding to 3 card thickness as these slots don’t overlap. Even with 4 cards each (total 8 cards), the thickness is barely increased while other normal wallets make it way thicker with 8 cards in your possession. An ingenious flat zipper separates the coin keeping section to keep the thickness to the bare minimum. The choice of material for the innovative wallet is also judicious without compromising on durability. It’s made from goat leather and sailcloth canvas, giving it water-resistant and scratch-resistant aesthetics. This will make the Tenuis 3 (available in Navy, Gray, and Black colors) last for at least 10 years without any visible fading or damage to the material integrity.
Of course, a wallet needs to be functional, making clever use of the available space without adding to the bulk when the user puts stuff in it. For this, Tenuis 3 is designed to have an additional secret key pocket, coin storage with a separator to prevent bulking up, a secret card slot to store all your important cards and of course, fits horizontal bills too. This wallet can be carried around with ease that lets it stay in the pocket until you need to pull it out when you need it. In a way, Tenuis 3 gives you one less thing to worry about, or be irritated by every time you sit and wonder if there was a better way to store all your cash, cards, and important things like keys!
The most funded wallet from Japan is here. The Tenuis 3 is a 6mm/0.23″ thin minimal wallet that can fit everything you need including up to 8 cards, and another for contactless use, a key, bills, and even coins.
Slim & Thin
Their goal was to retain its slimness even with everything you need inside. You can maintain the less-than-iPhone-6 slimness even with 4 of your essential cards, 6 coins, and 8 bills.
And if you have more to fit in your wallet – no worries. You can still maintain a 12mm (.5″) wallet. You can comfortably fit up to 20-30 coins with 4 cards and 8 bills, but it’ll also fit more if needed!
It’s not only thin, but also durable! Only possible thanks to the materials that make the wallet water-resistant and scratch-resistant: goat leather and sailcloth canvas.
Fits up to 8 cards!
And another for contactless-use, as well as a key. All of our card slots are sized to fit the cards just right.
The coin divider is another key aspect of keeping your wallet slim. They also use a special YKK zipper to get rid of any possible bulk and to keep everything within the wallet.
Sitting with a bulky wallet in your back pocket means sitting in a distorted and uneven position – which may over time cause back pains.
Tenius 3 is thin enough that it will fit in any of your pockets.
Somehow, and I could be completely wrong on this one, but it feels like the MagSafe design team and the AirPods design team were stationed at two different corners of Apple’s massive headquarters. (Yes, Apple’s headquarters are circular, but you get my point)
I say this because there’s a palpable lack of synergy given that the two ideas feel like a match made in heaven. What if the AirPods team and the MagSafe team got together and realized there was potential to snap something more useful than a cardholder or a wireless charger to the back of your iPhone? Something like, I don’t know, a pair of TWS Earbuds?
While the guys at Apple seem to have dropped the ball on this potential goldmine of an idea, Scendo (a startup based out of Walnut, California) decided the idea was worth investing in. The Snapods by Scendo are a pair of TWS Earbuds that come with a flat case that snaps right to the back of your phone. Building wonderfully on the capabilities of the MagSafe feature introduced in the latest iPhones, the Snapods make carrying earphones convenient. Just snap them to the back of your phone and you’ve got yourself a pair of earphones that are easy to store, quick to access, and hard to lose.
The case’s design is inspired directly by where it’s located. Made to sit against the back of your phone, the Snapods case comes with a flat, wedge-shaped profile, making it easy to slip your phone into your pocket. The slim case doesn’t just dock the earphones, it charges them too, giving you an impressive 45 hours of playtime. The earphones match (and sometimes outperform) the AirPods in almost every category. Pop them out of the case and they instantly power on and connect to your phone using Bluetooth 5.2 technology. Thanks to the latest Qualcomm 3040 flagship chipset, the Snapods offer a seamless and incredibly responsive audio experience, with zero lag, stuttering, or pauses. The Qualcomm cVc 8.0 noise reduction algorithm is capable of cutting up to 30 decibels of ambient noise, and a combination of AAC and aptX compression algorithms give you high-fidelity audio playback at all times. As is customary with TWS earbuds, the Snapods feature touch-sensitive controls on the buds, allowing you to tap, double-tap, hold, and slide to control playback and volume, accept or reject calls, or summon your phone’s Voice AI. Oh, and they’re IPx5 water and dust resistant, a stage higher than the AirPods Pro rating of IPx4.
The Snapods are a pretty formidable pair of earbuds on the spec-sheet, but their clever magnetic attachment system really puts them in a different league altogether. They’re designed to snap directly onto any of the iPhone 12 phones, although a simple stick-on metallic ring lets you turn any smartphone (Android or iOS) into a Snapods-ready smartphone. This also means you could attach the Snapods to phone cases, tablets, or even your laptop! And of course, the Snapods charge wirelessly (even though they come with a USB-C port), which means you can snap them off your phone and onto your wireless charger to juice them. Theoretically, if your phone supports reverse charging, you could simply charge them by placing them on the back of your phone too!
All in all, you’re looking at a powerful idea that’s supported by great execution. Not only are the Snapods an impressive pair of TWS Earphones on their own, but the fact that they snap right onto the back of your smartphone also makes them even more of a compelling product. Think about it. Instead of carrying your earphones separately in a bulky case in your pocket or backpack (that could potentially get lost or left behind), why not snap them onto the one device they’re meant to be paired with? And when that device already comes with its own magnetic snap-on technology, doesn’t it just seem like a match made in heaven?
Snapods – TWS Earbuds w/Magsafe for iPhone 12 & More
The Snapods are a pair of TWS earbuds that have a snap-on design that keeps it attached to iPhone 12, or any phone’s back when used with the included ultra-slim metallic frame.
Super easy to carry, store and access, either on your phone or used alone.
“They are very comparable to Apple’s AirPods”
“Is one of the best AirPods alternatives I have tested”
Upgraded TWS Technology
With the latest Qualcomm 3040 flagship chipset embedded, you can finally bath in that fastest, sutter-free wireless audio you have always wanted. The next-generation Bluetooth technology successfully eliminates the audio pauses abound in almost all other TWS earbuds which could result in frustrating or even unbearable choppy music.
Quick To Access, Hard To Lose
The Snapods earbuds slot into shafts at the back of the phone. So whenever you need to use your phone to listen to music, podcast, watch videos, play games, make calls, or after you are done using it, you will always have your earbuds ready to be deployed or stowed away at fingertips.
Stand Up To Rigors Of The Impacts
The magnetic force holds Snapods earbuds and case firmly on your phone and won’t come loose or off during the fiercest movement, but will move smoothly when you slide them in or out.
Snapods features an upgraded TWS technology over the previous generation, the TrueWireless Mirroring Technology, which realizes true seamless and rapid swap between the two earbuds while cutting down the power consumption by 50%. In short, you will notice absolutely no interruption at all, and switching between earbuds will feel more natural and instinctive than ever.
Snapods comes with Bluetooth 5.2, the fastest, most advanced Bluetooth technology around to reach the lowest latency and highest level of robustness. You can confidently use your Snapods earbuds when facetiming, playing games, or viewing online videos with no lip-sync issues.
High-Quality Wireless Audio Quality
With a bespoke 13mm over-size dynamic driver coated in graphene, a high-performance, flexible diaphragm material for audio, the bass and treble response are both extended with high sensitivity and ultra-low distortion, so every music genre, from classical to contemporary, is enhanced on accuracy and clarity to ignite your emotions.
Snapods provides wired quality sound wirelessly through its support of the top two commonly used compression algorithms – AAC and aptX. Apple devices rely on the AAC for Bluetooth streaming, while most Android phones support aptX. They are practically synonymous with high-fidelity Bluetooth audio and present wireless audio as you would experience it in the live environment.
For iPhone 12 & Compatible with Much More
Snapods goes well with all other phone models when used with the included ultra slim, lightweight metallic frame. It is of negligible weight and thickness that it is imperceptible after being applied to the back of your phone, and invisible when covered beneath a phone case. The adhesive is specially treated to leave no sticky residue after peeling off.
Carry Your Earbuds On Almost Anything
In addition to your phone, Snapods also attaches to your fridge, locker, whiteboard, or anything metallic.
Up to 45 Hours of Playtime
There is up to 5 hours battery for each earbud, and up to 40 hours with the charging case. So a total of 45 hours of playtime keeps you swaying to limitless beats wherever you go, almost double the hours of Airpods.
Fast Wireless Charging
The case features Qi wireless charging without adding too much bulk. Snapods is the slimmest model to feature this technology. You can either place it on a wireless charging pad or plug in a Type-C cable for a quick recharge to the case. 3 LEDs on the case will flash to indicate the remaining power.
Four Microphones & Double Noise Cancellation
Each Snapods earbud features 2 microphones. The Qualcomm® cVc noise reduction algorithm used in Snapods has evolved into cVc 8.0, the most advanced version in the current market, which is capable of filtering out up to 30 decibels of ambient noise.
This cutting-edge technology kicks in after the added microphones sample the ambient noises from your voices captured by the original mics, to ensure a crystal clear call quality in boisterous conditions like a chaotic bar, busy street or loud subway.
Snapods gives you a complete and intuitive set of control over your phone never experienced before, so you can stay off your smartphone for most actions.
Adding a circular array of magnets around your phone just so you can snap a card-holder to the back of it seems like a lot of effort, doesn’t it? Especially when we’ve already had great card-holding cases from third-party companies all along. Nomad’s iPhone 12 folio case gives your phone all-round protection while giving you space to hold not one, but three different cards.
Crafted from exquisite Horween leather draped on a shock-absorbing polycarbonate body (with a TPE bumper around the edge), the Nomad folio case covers both the back as well as the front of your iPhone. The flap on the front auto-wakes your phone when you open it, and comes with 3 card slots and 1 cash slot, turning your smartphone into a wallet too! Besides, the Horween leather grows a wonderful patina with time, showing signs of aging and maturing while your phone stays pristine and new on the inside! Available in all of the iPhone 12’s sizes, from the Mini all the way to the Pro Max… Oh, and it’s Magsafe compatible too, so you can use the Magsafe wireless charger to juice your phone!
With a persona to match its name, the Juggernaut HD Duo was built to be pushed to the absolute limits. Touted as an “Extreme Performance E-bike”, Juggernaut HD Duo comes with a 1500W mid-drive motor and a whopping 2002Wh battery that gives it a top speed of 35mph, coupled with one of the highest ranges I’ve seen on an e-bike – 200 miles on a full charge.
Juggernaut HD Duo isn’t your average last-mile e-bike that lets you navigate within your neighborhood. It’s designed to be taken off the roads, traveling far beyond the borders of a city, and even going on intercity journeys if you’ve got it in you. The e-bike sports a rugged build with heavy-duty tires that work equally well on sand, snow, and gravel as they do on asphalt, which means you can take the Juggernaut HD Duo practically anywhere. Dual 910Wh batteries integrated within the bike’s frame give you nearly 100 miles of range, while an optional downtube battery sits on the outside, boosting your range to up to 200 miles… that’s about as much as traveling from New York to Philadelphia and back in a single battery charge.
The Juggernaut HD Duo’s incredibly hefty battery system is supported by a Bafang BBSHD mid-drive motor that’s capable of 160Nm of torque, a 10-speed Shimano Deore gearset, a cushy RST Guide suspension fork, and 180mm Tektro hydraulic disc brakes that help the bike conquer practically any type of terrain or incline while giving you a smooth ride. A Smart Pedal Assist Sensor measures your effort and gives you an extra push when you need it, while a thumb-controlled remote-pad and an LCD dashboard let you control and customize your ride while viewing your bike’s overall stats. Designed with an all-terrain experience in mind, the Juggernaut HD Duo comes with full-coverage fenders to keep you clean on muddy paths, and a storage rack on the back to help you carry gear with you. The e-bike comes outfitted with an integrated 100 lumens headlamp, although you can upgrade to a 2000 lumens lamp if you’re more of a night-rider. Built by Canada-based Biktrix (who’s portfolio features a wide range of e-bikes including All-Terrain, Commuter, Cruiser, and Folding eBikes), each Juggernaut HD Duo comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame (and a 1-year warranty on the battery and electronic components). The e-bikes are available in five stunning color variants, and ship as early as March 2021!
The Juggernaut HD Duo is an extreme performance eBike with 1500W mid-drive motor & 2002Wh battery. Up to 35 mph & 200-mile range.
Perfect for commuting on the street or ripping up hills off-road. And more ground clearance than any other Bafang BBSHD powered eBike. Simply put, it’s a ton of fun.
Get all the power you can handle, together with exceptional build quality and 160Nm of torque.
Cushy RST Guide suspension fork evens out the bumps, making for an even, smooth ride every time.
Strong & dependable stopping power with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. Extra traction from 4.8” Vee Tire Fat Tires. Choose the 27.5×3 Plus wheels for less drag and a great commute on and off-road.
During the warranty period, Biktrix guarantees products or parts of a product are free from defects in material or workmanship, under normal use and maintenance.
Biktrix will either repair the product at no charge, provide a new product, or refurbish replacement parts. Some repairs will be serviced locally to the user and the customer will be reimbursed their local bike shop fees.
The WTIF’s approach to watchmaking is no different from a museum’s approach to precious relics. Just like museums encase their artifacts in transparent chambers, with dramatic lighting to grab your attention, the WTIF watch uses a pristine clear sapphire case to display its watch’s inner workings, with metallic accents that create enough visual drama to give the watch the appeal of a shimmering gemstone on your wrist. After a successful first edition in 2019, the WTIF watch is back with its second generation, featuring a faceted sapphire body, a skeletal design, a Swiss STP 1-11 automatic mechanical movement on the inside, and interchangeable intricate mesh bands that do justice to the timepiece’s detailed design.
The WTIF doesn’t look or feel like other watches. With its sapphire casing on the top, around the sides, and even on the back, the watch has a much more open and welcoming demeanor, unlike the opaque designs of metal-body watches. You can practically observe every internal component through the timepiece’s impeccably clear, scratch-resistant body. The WTIF sports a nude watch face with luminous hands that do more than just tell the time… they reveal the workings of the watch’s date-keeping feature too, letting you see the date-ring rotate in plain sight. A band runs across the center horizontally, with place for branding at the 9 o’clock position and the official date window at the 3 o’clock position. Underneath the face lies the WTIF 2nd Gen’s heart, a Swiss-made STP-11 automatic movement that self-charges as you move your hands, and a 44-hour power reserve when kept still.
As the WTIF’s transparent sapphire crystal body lifts the very veil on the intricacies of timekeeping, it does so while being much hardier than other watches. The sapphire’s inherent scratch-resistant properties make the watch much more impervious to scuffs and marks, while the 5ATM waterproof casing means you could practically go swimming with the WTIF around your wrist too. If you do, might we recommend switching out the authentic Italian leather bands for the 304 Stainless Steel mesh straps! The WTIF 2nd Generation watches come with a 2-year warranty, and rely on the brand-to-customer model, which means you get expert craftsmanship without the hefty price tag!
Designed by Volker Eberle, the WTIF is an automatic skeleton sapphire-crystal-case watch. The case design allows you to see through the watch at all angles.
Their focus was on creating a stunning, elegant, and classy watch that is extremely affordable by today’s luxury watch standards.
Interchangeable Design – WTIF features an interchangeable watch band that gives the wearer more options. This is a quick change strap design allowing you to swap out your straps whenever the moment arises.
Sapphire-Crystal-Case – Highly scratch-resistant, protects your watch face, and highlights the gleam of every mechanical piece.
5ATM Water Resistance – Protect your timepiece from contact with water.
Swiss Movement – STP-1-11 movement keeps precise and accurate time for the life of your timepiece.
As someone who knows a bunch of designers, I’ll attest to the fact that it’s mighty hard finding a creative gift for someone who’s entire job revolves around creativity. Buy them something and there’s a sizeable chance that either they already own it or don’t like it. It’s rare to find something they’ve never seen before… something that takes them by surprise and delight, but you’re in a fair bit of luck if you’re reading this and looking for something to gift a designer friend, relative, colleague, or the person you got in the Secret Santa sweepstakes at work.
Retro Patents’ graphical posters literally put design history on your walls. Taking graphical representations and diagrams from actual patent files available at the US Patent and Trademark Office, Retro Patents turns them into posters you can hang on your wall. Their catalog spans a bunch of products and services, but we have our eye on three of the most recognizable products of our time… the original iPhone, iPod, and the Macintosh computer which put Apple on the map. All three posters feature the patent images taken directly from the open-source files, complete with the patent number, application name, and the holder of the patent. The posters are printed using Epson UltraChrome water based HDR ink-jet technology on Ultra Premium Luster Photo Paper for the finest results, before being framed and shipped.
I love the Blanc Mask for a lot of reasons. Not only is it a functional piece of equipment that gives you 99.97% clean air to breathe while guarding your face, it also serves as a privacy protector, a fashion statement, and the pandemic equivalent of a Guy Fawkes mask – to show that you’re a part of a collective that believes in the protection of one’s health AND one’s anonymity.
It’s no accident that the Blanc Mask looks like a cosplay helmet from some anime series. The mask makes a conscious effort to look nothing like traditional PPE, but at the same time it’s every bit as protective as they are. I’ll dive further into the fashion element after getting the mask’s filter-specifications and overall performance out of the way. The Blanc provides a protective, full-face cover, giving you a tinted visor to look through, and specifically designed air-channels to breathe through. Two high-efficiency SGS-tested HEPA filters make sure the air you breathe is 99.97% pure, trapping any microparticles, microorganisms, and VOCs in the process. The mask itself offers an air-tight seal, while carefully calibrated pathways ensure the air you breathe always passes through a filter, giving you pure air with each breath. Air that you exhale passes out through outlets located at the base of the mask, ensuring your visor never gets fogged up. Should you choose, the Blanc even comes with a unique corrective visor system that gives you prescription visors, so you can effectively wear the mask without spectacles… although the mask’s inner padding offers enough space for you to wear your own glasses.
The Blanc’s highlight however is its form, which is an absolute deviation from anything we’ve ever seen before. Designed to be part fashion statement, part identity-concealer, the mask comes with a relatively opaque design that covers your entire face, barring the eyes, which have a tinted visor in front of them. The full-face design not only works as a traditional face-shield, but it’s quite literally visually a class apart, allowing you to be seen, but unseen. In fact, it’s designed to be modular too, with options to plug in add-ons like Bluetooth earpieces and voice-modulation devices. Pretty cool, eh?!
The mask’s designed to split vertically into two halves, allowing you to snap it on or off in mere seconds; and a wide headband goes around the back of your head, making sure you can wear the mask for hours without feeling any fatigue (especially around the ears, as is the case with most face-masks). Each box-unit of the Blanc Mask comes with 2 sets of replaceable HEPA filters, as well as removable front panels. In fact, you can pick from a variety of Blanc’s own front panels, choosing between color as well as pattern options… although I recommend pairing it with a same-color onesie and cosplaying as an Among Us character!
The Blanc is a HEPA-enabled full-face modular face mask that protects your eyes, nose and mouth from the outside world.
Keep your identity secure behind its opaque changeable front panels. Adjust the mask to your outfit or any occasion in 2 quick movements. Unclip the existing front panel, and effortlessly snap the new one in place.
The comfortable air-tight fit allows all air you breathe is sent through 2 SGS-tested replaceable HEPA filters. These high-efficiency filters purify the air you breathe in real-time, ensuring continuous protection wherever you go.
Each mask comes with a pack of 2x HEPA filters that deliver you clean and purified air for up to 14 days (on average). We all understand the benefits of wearing face masks, but not all masks are created equal. Regular masks offer a less-than-adequate fit, allowing air to spill through the gaps.
HEPA filters, or high-efficiency particulate air filters, are a special form of mechanical air filters that force air through a multi-layered fine mesh of angled micro-fibers. This traps harmful particles such as pollen, pet dander, tobacco smoke, pollution and dust mites.
The Mask That Suits Your Style
With its interchangeable magnetic panels, you can easily customize your Blanc’s front panel with different materials, textures, and colors to express yourself.
Protect Your Privacy
Away from face-recognition cameras and nosy onlookers, with Blanc’s full-facial opaque protection, you decide when, where, and with whom you share your personal facial information.
Full-Facial Protection 24/7
Blanc is the full-facial protection you can wear and forget about. There’s no danger of touching your face, or of the mask’s HEPA filters wearing out over the course of the day.
180-Degree Airtight Seal
Blanc mask is designed to ergonomically fit against your face, creating an airtight enclosure, and only feeding you air filtered through its high-efficiency HEPA filters.
With Blanc, there’s no need for readjustments throughout the day. The interior chamber of Blanc is crafted to ergonomically adjust to your face. And its super-comfortable wide headband perfectly locks the mask in place, without stretching your ears or squeezing your head.
It’s that time of the year when the winter chill is setting in, and staying cozy warm is on top of one’s priority list. Trust me, I know since I need a heater to keep myself from freezing once the sun drops in the hilly terrains surrounding my home. Dropping body temperatures, especially in the colder regions can lead to numb hands and feet as the body tries to self-regulate the core body temperature. The lack of circulation leads to a host of diseases, so it is paramount to keep them warm at all times. Wearing gloves and socks is one way to get over this problem but it only works to a certain degree – once the temperatures drop to sub-zero levels, heated gloves and socks are needed to keep warm out in the chilling winds while snowflakes are falling down from the skies.
But you’ve got to ask the question – how practical the ordinary heated gloves on the market are? Can they regulate the heat depending on the outside temperature, do they distribute the heat equally to the fingers/joints, and can they last for a respectable duration to be useful enough? These are some lingering issues with the currently available heated gloves and socks. Quanta Vici addresses all these predicaments – giving you an easy solution to keep the hands and feet warm at all times. No matter how cold the conditions are. The smart app-controlled gloves and socks have a real-time heat regulation algorithm; generating a maximum heat of 131 Degrees Fahrenheit (depending on your preferred settings) for over 6.5 hours of operation on a single charge. The compression socks are designed to keep the feet from swelling and they also have an anti-blister cushion which is a good addition for long-duration use. Both these accessories are designed to be breathable, especially the gloves boasting thin and light material (anti-slippery grip texture) for dexterous tasks like operating your touchscreen phone or maybe playing the guitar. Yes, you can do that with the voice-controlled smart Quanta Vici gloves on!
To get that impressive battery of 6.5 hours on peak temperature settings (several days on moderate and low settings), there’s the Smart Sense Apparel Control technology – regulating the inside temperature to the exact temperature you desire – generating the right amount of heat. To extend the usage further, you can connect them to a power bank on the go while they juice up for your mountain hike in the fresh snowfall. On top of that, they both are machine washable (after removing the rechargeable battery), so you don’t have to worry about maintaining them. To make sure you don’t lose them or someone steals them (as they are so irresistible) there’s the anti-theft, anti-lost notification function too.
Now, that’s reason enough to get a pair of these smart temperature regulated gloves and socks to stay warm at all times without having to worry about a thing. The dexterity aspect of these wearables is what gives them an edge over the competition, and the app-controlled functions for seamless operation make them a must-have for daily use in the cold winter season. Plus, it’s a perfect Christmas gift idea for near and dear ones who always complain of frosty toes!
Quanta Vici: The First Ever Smart Heated Gloves & Socks
The Quanta Vici smart wearables heat up to 55º C/131º F for over 6.5 hours. Features include night visibility light, waterproof, smartphone App and anti-theft/lost notification.
On a single charge, Quanta Vici Smart Wearables can last up to 6.5 hours in cold conditions at the highest setting, or up to several days on the low heat setting.
Their wearables feature their proprietary system of built-in sensors that measure the temperature inside the wearable, regulate heat, and maintain your exact, preferred temperature down to the degree.
Their Integrated Smart Sense Apparel Control is capable of detecting component performance, such as heating and battery performance, and reporting technical issues, as well as acting on them. The devices can receive updates from our cloud through the app, so you can always stay up-to-date with their latest technology.
Tap and connect your Quanta Vici Smart Wearables to your phone to:
– See your wearables’ sensed temperature (C/F)
– Set your desired temperature (up to 55℃ 130℉)
– Voice Control
– Estimated Battery Time Left
Their app is secure through military-level encryption and will be available for both Android and iOS.
I’ve long said that this pandemic will push production in-house, and that’s precisely what the Snapmaker 2.0 hopes to do. In its second, more expansive, open, and fine-tuned iteration, the guys at Snapmaker have put together an absolute prototyping powerhouse that fits within a 3×3″ framework, and on a budget that’s about as much as your work laptop. The modular device can be built to run as a 3D Printer, a Laser Engraver/Cutter, and even a 3 or even 4 Axis CNC Machine. The Snapmaker 2.0 doesn’t just combine printing, engraving, machining into a single device, it scales it down to a budget-friendly consumer appliance that’s easy to use, and brings powerful fabrication tools right into your home, letting you prototype your own designs right at home, without dealing with external vendors, partnering with fab-labs, or stepping out to prototype your designs at the nearest workshop… all within a budget of roughly $1500.
The Snapmaker 2.0 builds on its predecessor’s ability to let you change modules and turn your 3D printer into a laser-engraver, a CNC carver, or even a 4-axis CNC lathe machine. In its second generation, however, the Snapmaker 2.0 boasts of a customizable assembly that lets you build exactly the fabricating tool you need, allowing you to expand or scale it down based on the size of your operation or your workspace, add a protective enclosure, or even modules like an IP Camera or an emergency kill-switch.
All of Snapmaker 2.0’s components come precisely machined from an anodized aluminum alloy, giving you a device that’s as robust as it is accurate. The machined components boast of incredibly low tolerances, resulting in precise outputs, and the Snapmaker 2.0’s own internal software like its automatic bed leveling system, or the camera that lets you preview laser-patterns and artwork before you etch them, just gives you the extra bit of control you need to create the kind of designs you’ve got in your mind. The Snapmaker 2.0’s frame and modules are ridiculously easy to assemble and disassemble, and its flexible design lets you build a machine that’s perfectly sized for your workspace, be it your bedroom, or your garage workshop. Moreover, Snapmaker’s native software guides you through the whole (incredibly simple) process. It provides a host of features that make it easy for novices (with relatively no skill or understanding of software) to operate it. The touchscreen interface on the Snapmaker 2.0 can alert you when the filament runs out during 3D printing (and even pause the build till you change it), while with CNC carving, Snapmaker 2.0 allows any consumer to easily switch between drill bits (a task that earlier required a CNC expert), and a camera beside the laser-engraving module even lets you accurately visualize your artwork on your product before you begin fabricating… so what you see, is exactly what you get. An auto-resume feature works exceptionally well if you’re in an area susceptible to power-outages. The device automatically pauses its processes when the power gets cut, allowing you to resume exactly where you left off when the power is restored, ensuring your final output isn’t affected in the process.
The device’s multifaceted approach to prototyping allows you to work not just with a variety of machining techniques but also with a wide range of materials. You can 3D print in a variety of plastic filaments, or CNC-machine materials like foam and wood, while laser-engraving on multiple mediums from paper to fabrics, leather, wood, plastic, and even composite materials. Designed for embracing creativity, the Snapmaker 2.0’s modules are easy to replace, and the machine automatically identifies the module you’ve plugged in, adjusting the touchscreen interface to match.
The Snapmaker 2.0 is running a special discount for YD readers, with an extra $50 off on their current Black Friday deal. Go ahead! You can literally build your own production line in your home… or better still, design your own holiday gifts!
The Snapmaker 2.0 is a modular 3-in-1 3D printers that unlock your full creative potential, from 3D printing to laser engraving, cutting, and CNC carving. Snapmaker 2.0 is smarter, faster, larger, and more powerful than ever before.
Snapmaker 2.0 modular 3-in-1 3D printers are ideal for beginners who are just getting started, hobbyists who prefer more customized options, as well as engineers and designers who want to print large objects or accurate parts with outstanding print quality.
Laser Engraving & Cutting
Traditional 3D printers can only 3D print. Your Snapmaker 2.0 is completely different. With interchangeable modules, Snapmaker’s functionality can be changed quickly and effciently, just like changing lenses on a camera. Now you can make many kinds of beautiful and artistic creations using laser engraving and cutting.
You can even use Snapmaker 2.0 as a CNC router to create precision 2.5D and 3D objects. It has faster working speed and a much larger workspace than the original model. It is the perfect machine to extend your interest to CNC carving.
3D Printing Samples
Snapmaker 2.0 allows you to print almost anything for your creative projects: from common applications to objects with specific mechanical properties, such as toughness, durability, and flexibility. Snapmaker 2.0 can do it all!
Laser Engraving & Cutting Samples
A wide variety of materials you find in daily life are laser engravable or cuttable, including paper, plywood, leather, acrylic, cardboard, paper, fabric, and even food like cookies and coconuts!
CNC Carving Samples
CNC carving is ideal for precisely carving or cutting hard materials. With Snapmaker 2.0, you won’t be limited with the options of plastic or soft materials, and you’ll be able to use the following materials for your creative projects: hardwood, PCB, acrylic, POM, carbon fiber sheet, and many more materials.
Built with high-precision parts and an overall upgraded design, Snapmaker 2.0 is able to consistently print, engrave, cut, and carve objects in high resolution. The repeatability of the machine is 0.005 mm, and the homing repeatability is 0.01mm.
Modular 3D Printer
Imagine a 3D printer that you can upgrade and customize. Snapmaker is more than just a series of machines. It’s a system of powerful modules and add-ons for creative people like you. You can enjoy a lot of new features simply by getting the new modules or new kits.
In 3 Sizes
Snapmaker 2.0 has three models: A150, A250 and A350. You can make large prototypes, or multiple smaller objects in one go. A350 provides the largest build volume, measuring 320 x 350 x 330 mm.
As an innovative Snapmaker owner, you can further enhance your creativity with a wide variety of add-ons to personalize your Snapmaker 2.0. For greater level of applications, we’ll have Enclosures, Lights, a Handwheel, an Emergency Stop Button and a Camera available for preorder soon!
Snapmaker 2.0 can support various tool heads, add-ons, multiple linear modules, and more features using simply one controller. A big reason we are able to do this is that we innovatively adopt the CAN (Controlled Area Network) bus expansion solution which was widely used in car automation. Rather than adding more ports and make a bigger control board with tangled cables, we’ve upgraded our controller to expand your creativity by providing universal ports, multiport adapters, and a CAN Hub for adding additional CAN-bus ports.
The Snapmaker 2.0 is modular. It allows for one machine to fulfil many roles which reduces space and cost. Snapmaker A150, A250 and A350 can be transformed into even more powerful machines with the upcoming Snapmaker Rotary Module, High Power Laser Module, 700W Spindle Module, and longer linear modules!
All the Snapmaker models are built to last. For Snapmaker 2.0, we pushed the boundaries of all-metal construction even further. All modules and major components are made of high strength metal. For example, both the controller board and power adapter use aluminum alloys housings for better heat dissipation; the original POM rollers are upgraded to steel rollers to deliver a higher load-bearing capacity and rigidity.
The aerospace-grade aluminum alloys are made into precision, reliable parts of Snapmaker modules after a series of processing steps. Each manufacturing process is strictly controlled, and every part is meticulously made. Snapmaker 2.0 not only looks premium, but also consistently delivers high performance.
Snapmaker 2.0 allows the high-precision computer-controlled tools to be readily accessible for every desk. Integrating only the finest quality components, it has high accuracy and repeatability, which allows it to 3D print, engrave and cut objects in high resolution.
Easy-to-use 3-in-1 Software
Our 3-in-1 software, Snapmakerjs, is tailor-made for your Snapmaker machines. One single and powerful software for all your tasks.
With the Wi-Fi feature and the USB port, you can connect your Snapmaker 2.0 to any configuration for your convenience. You can upload designs via Wi-Fi or USB flash drive and print with the touch of a button. In addition, you can update the firmware over Wi-Fi directly.
Snapmaker 2.0 comes with a smart touchscreen that simplifies the workflow of your daily projects, letting you manage the most-used tasks directly from the touchscreen. Similarly to a smartphone, this 5-inch (720 x 1280 pixels) movable touchscreen is equipped with a Quad Core A7 CPU @1.1GHz, running under Android OS. providing a smooth and fast interface.
You don’t have to worry about power outages anymore. Snapmaker 2.0 can automatically detect power-loss, and then resumes exactly where it left off. You can recover any project and get perfect printing/engraving/cutting/carving results all the time.
Easy to Assemble
3D Printing Highlights – Auto Leveling
Bed leveling is a tricky process, especially for a large heated bed and inexperienced users. To make bed leveling easier, we added an auto-leveling function. An induction sensor can probe the bed in a grid and apply mesh-based compensation that ensures you print on a level bed every time, all without the user having to go through complicated process.
Filament Runout Recovery
Equipped with a filament runout sensor, those who are looking to print a large object can now print without fear. This will prevent unfinished prints and “air printing”. Once it realizes that the filament has run out, the touchscreen will notify you to load a new filament and allow you to resume printing immediately.
Upgraded Cooling System
With Snapmaker 2.0, you can print objects with deep overhangs and get a more smooth finished surface! Cooling is just as important as heating when it comes to FDM 3D printing. For the Snapmaker 2.0, the cooling system is re-designed to cool the print in the most efficient way.
Removing a print is now easier than ever. Just lift the plate and flex it, no matter the size or shape of your print. As the heated bed uses a magnetic design, you can easily remove and put back the print sheet, or change it with the laser cutting work table or CNC carving in one minute.
Laser Highlights – Built-in Camera
The built-in camera allows you to preview your design with whatever material you use. You can edit your design and precisely position it exactly where you want it to be. What you see is what you get!
Draw, Cut and Capture
Laser cutting can be as easy as drawing. The Snapmaker 2.0 can recognize and transform your drawing into a vector image for laser engraving or cutting. Furthermore, you can edit the converted vector image directly in the Snapmaker software to fit into all your creative projects!
Faster is better. We added the Line (Normal Quality) mode to provide you a fast engraving option for grayscale images. This feature can save you hours when engraving big grayscale images. The quality is still very good compared to the original Dot (High Quality) mode.
Aluminum Grid Table
The Aluminum Grid Table is specially designed to prevent damage to the bed by defocusing the laser beam during cutting. It is removable and super firm.
CNC Highlights – ER11 COLLET
Snapmaker 2.0 features a fully upgraded CNC module. Using the standard ER11 Collet, it guarantees a better concentricity that allows for faster CNC carving speed and larger step down, which saves your time significantly. It also supports over one hundred carving and cutting bits. The diameters of the bits range from 0.5mm (0.020 inches) to 6.35mm (0.250 inches).
Wasteboard and Clamping Kits
Each Snapmaker 2.0 comes with an MDF wasteboard. It’s removable and it can protect the bed from damage as well as providing a smooth and leveled surface for precise CNC carving. Furthermore, you can use the provided aluminum clamping kits to hold down the materials more easily and more reliably.
Snapmaker 2.0’s linear module has been upgraded for easy maintenance. The leadscrew, driver chip and precision parts are completely enclosed in the aluminum alloys housings. It eliminates the problem of dirt accumulation, resulting in better durability.
I quite literally mean it when I say that the Everest Whiskey Glass is at the pinnacle of fine-spirit drinkware. Designed to elevate your drinking experience, the luxury glass comes with a 1:230,000 model of Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world. The mountain comes modeled right into the base of the glass, shimmering through your spirit just like a rock of clear ice would, but it does MUCH more than add to the visual element of your drink… let’s literally and figuratively dive in!
The Everest Whiskey Glass comes as a collaboration between Liiton and award-winning designer Nina Brunn, who’s work has earned her a Red Dot Design Award and representation in the permanent collection at the Museum of Arts and Design. The Mt. Everest replica at the base is true-to-scale, capturing the beauty and the grandeur of the tall mountain, while it punctuates your drink with its shimmering elegance. Its presence serves as an ice-breaker (pun intended) while helping aerate your spirit, and even allowing you to measure your drinks against the mountain’s ascent. The height of the mountain helps you measure out your drinks – pouring your alcohol till Everest’s basecamp gives you roughly 1.5oz, while going till Camp B measures 3oz. Pour your drink all the way to Everest’s summit and you’ve effectively got 4.5oz of spirit, which you can then either drink neat, or top off with water or ice… although that’s where Everest’s next feature comes in.
The base of the Everest glass comes embedded with its proprietary Chill Charge System, which lets the decorative mountain also function as a whiskey-stone. Just store the Everest glass in the freezer and take it out before a drink, and its unique property allows it to effectively and evenly chill your drink in under 20 seconds without watering it down the way ice would, or coming in the way of your drinking experience, like whiskey stones would.
The luxury whiskey glasses come in a set of 4, with an optional Everest decanter to preserve and serve your eclectic spirits. The glasses work wonderfully with a variety of liquors, be it whiskey, scotch, single-malt, rum, brandy, or even cocktails and aperitifs that you’d normally served in whiskey-glasses. Each glass set comes meticulously wrapped in a gifting box too, making it great for if you’re treating yourself to an early Christmas, or gifting a loved one a truly high-quality drinking experience, that too with the highest summit on Earth!
Weighing 1lb each, the Everest glass is the only true precision glass sculpture of Mount Everest in a Whiskey tumbler. The Patented Chill-Charge System chills down your drink in just 18 seconds.
Quickly release whiskey aromas by swirling the spirits gently around the faces of Mount Everest. Match the glasses with the Everest crystal glass decanter and elevate your cocktail game instantly whether you’re serving drinks to friends or showcasing these glasses on your drinks cart.
The Chill Charge System
Do away with ice cubes and cumbersome whiskey stones! The Chill Charge System embedded within the whiskey glass. Store it in the freezer to charge it up with cool energy. Chill the whiskey evenly in less than 18 seconds without watering down the beverage. Enjoy a pristine, unadulterated whiskey drinking experience.
Scale the Summit
Single: Base Camp (16,900ft) Double: Camp II (17,598ft) Triple: The Summit (29,029ft) embracing the peak of Mount Everest.
Unlock the Favor
The 3D mountain design offers built-in aeration which naturally unlocks the flavors of your favorite whiskey to heighten your tasting experience. Watch the spirit swirl against the maintain face, creating a wave that results in maximum oxidization. This effect forces more ethanol to evaporate, engaging the aromas on the nose as well as the taste buds.
True to Scale
The Everest Whiskey Glass features 1:1 replica of Mount Everest that is molded directly into the interior of the glass.
Complete The Set with the Everest Whiskey Decanter
The Everest decanter features a unique Everest design on both the back and front exterior shows two different sides of the mountain to pair with the matching glasses.
This set is sure to make your cocktail cabinet complete. This heavyweight decanter is made from 100% lead-free Crystalline Glass. The ergonomic design is comfortable in your hand, both while pouring and when carrying it. The glass stopper is precision milled to create a near airtight seal, keeping in the spirit’s aroma.
It’s All About The Crystalline Glass
Crystalline glass is a wonderful alternative to lead crystal. It is wonderful to look at, hold and display. Crystalline offers a magnificent clarity and brilliance, 100% lead free!
Benefits of Crystalline Glass:
– Offers a high clarity
– No risk of lead leaching into drinks or alcohol wonderful weight qualities
– Stronger than glass
– Dishwasher safe
– The crystalline drink-ware has high clarity
– Made with 100% recyclable silicate, the Everest Whiskey Set is made from nature’s most recyclable material