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A Japanese internet viral hit, the Self-Switching-O Robot is as "pointless" as it sounds. Created by Kairoshi and inspired by Claude Shannon's "ultimate machine", this gadget became a success through a series of videos posted to Nico Nico Douga, a video hosting service in Japan. Six million views later, the robot has nally become a product! The black box is simple but addictive. Do battle with the robot to see if you can beat it at ipping the switch on and o.
Calf n Half Creamer Glass Container
Comes brand new in box.
A novelty glass container for liquids.
Stylish. Looks good in any kitchen.
Suitable for any liquid. Will make a good milk pourer
The Hidrate Spark connects to your phone/device via Bluetooth and tracks the water you have consumed each day to ensure you're taking enough liquids. When you don't drink water for a long time the bottle glows to remind you. Notifications are customised to your individual activity level. No charging needed, the button cell batteries last a year.
BPA Free bottle that holds up to 710ml
Hidrate Sparks 2.0 tracks your water intake.
Connects via Bluetooth to a hydration App
Syncs with Fitbit, Apple Watch, Smartphones, Tablets and more
Glows to remind you to stay hydrated.
These use larger drivers than earbuds, canalphones, and canalbuds, and their similarly larger earpieces rest against the outside of the ears. Most have a thin headband that goes over or behind the head; some use a small clip on each earpiece that slips over the ear. Some also fold up for easier traveling. The best produce impressive sound quality.
Pros : Portable, comfortable, good bass response
Cons : Not as compact as earbuds and in-ear-canal models
These fully cover or surround your ears, and good ones sound better than good lightweight models. Many are also very comfortable thanks to generous padding and ergonomic designs. Closed full-size headphones block some degree of external noise (and also keep your music from disturbing others) while open models often sound better but let more noise in and out. One caveat: Some full- size headphones require more juice than a computer or portable device's headphone jack can provide- for power hungry cans. you'll want a dedicated headphone amplifier to get the best sound quality
Pros : Comfortable. great sound quality (with enough power), solid bass response
Cons : Big and bulky, closed designs sometimes come with audio tradeoffs, open designs provide little noise isolation and often leak sound
Noise-cancelling headphones are not to be confused with noise-isolating headphones. Concisely, noise isolating headphones physically block ambient noise with their seal against your ear whereas noise cancelling may do that too but also cancel the actual sound waves electronically. Noise-cancelling headphones use active (battery-powered) circuitry in addition to passive noise isolation. These models sample outside sound and then pipe in an inverse audio signal to "cancel out” - or at least reduce - a good amount of monotonous noise, making them great for travel or use in a noisy office. Although they don't usually sound as good as comparably priced in-ear canal headphones, noise-cancelling models are easier to put on and take off, and they let you hear what's going on around you. Full-size models provide the best isolation and audio quality
Pros : Comfortable, good noise isolation and reduction
Cons : Can be big and bulky. rarely great audio quality, noise-cancellation circuity can be audible, some models require batteries even for use as standard headphones.
Using stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) technology, these models let you stream audio from recent computers, smartphones, and tablets. Most also double as headsets, letting you switch between music and voice features (for phone calls, for example), and most provide music-playback and volume-control buttons.
Pros : Portable, wireless, comfortable, some are great for exercise
Cons : Possible wireless interference, often mediocre sound quality