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Smartphone Windblocker

By: on March 08, 2016
$14.99
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I hate talking on the phone, so in addition to whipping breezes and disruptive gusts, the Windblocker also blocks one of my best excuses for not doing it. Yeah, sorry, Mama, it's just so windy on my walk to work today, you're not going to be able to hear-- What? No! No, I'm not playing hooky and standing in front of a fan in my living room so I don't have to talk to you!

Windblockers are small spongy spheres that slip over your smartphone's microphone to protect it from the wshhhhh! psshhhh! cacophony of Mother Nature huffing and puffing. The concept is the same as that used for human wind guards on public speaking / singing and tortuous spin class microphones, but with an easy clip-on design custom-sized for smartphones.

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Helmfon Noise-Cancelling Helmet

Looks like Helmfon Jr. is playing with Daddy's noise-cancelling helmet again. Don't worry, kiddo, you'll grow into Darth Helmfon's sound absorber and privacy sphere soon enough. And then all the power of the Audibly Dark...

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Muzo - Personal Zone Creator & Noise Blocker

$159 from indiegogo »

Muzo uses anti-vibration technology to turn the world off. (Makes sense, given the number of other devices that use pro-vibration technology to turn the world on--VibeRider, anyone?) At approximately the size and shape...

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Shomer-Tec Laser Surveillance Defeater

$58.39 from Amazon »

All some people (i.e., my girlfriend) want is for people to listen to them. All other people want is for people to stop listening to them. For the first group I can try to extend my attention span to at least 7 minutes...

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Speech Ring Articulation Refinement Tool

$65 from Amazon »

The Speech Ring will not help wearers choose their words more wisely (sad!) but the articulation refinement tool will train them to speak those that do come out more clearly. It's a new attempt to cure mush mouth....

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The Skull Ultra Loud Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker

$32.95 from Amazon »

Your alarm clock with the soft hands and sweet voice telling you she made extra fluffy flapjacks for your first day of school? Ha! Mama's gone, dorm kids! This semester you wake up with THE SKULL! A "sweet" 113-decibel...

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Jelly - The Smallest 4G Smartphone

$79 - $95 from Kickstarter »

What is this, a smartphone for my smartphone? No? You mean I'm supposed to hold this Jelly, this...this...thing that's no bigger than a pack of peanut butter crackers, in my own giant manhands, and use it to talk and...

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Mokase Smartphone Cover Coffee Maker

$57 from Mokase »

Mo' crazy, mo' coffee, Mokase! It's the latest mobile phone feature we 0% need but, while collectively rolling our eyes, some of us will still get: a smartphone case that brews coffee....

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ORII Voice-Powered Bone Conduction Smartphone Ring

$99 - $129 from ORII »

The ORII Smartphone Ring combines the best of voice activation, bone conduction, James Bond, and pretending your hand is a telephone like you did as a kid. Except there's no pretending with this Kickstarter project from...

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Snooperscope - Smartphone Night Vision

$139 from Snooperscope »

The Snooperscope is a nifty smartphone or tablet accessory for hunters and fishermen seeking night vision. Athletes seeking to capture their accomplishments in the dark. Ghost hunters seeking validation of their obsession....

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Rain Shield

A 2012 red dot award winner for design concept, Lin Min-Wei and Liu Li-Hsiang's Rain Shield could make carrying an umbrella 1) somewhat stylish and 2) more than an exercise in futility. Its shield-like construction uses...

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Sonic Assault Electronic Disruption Device

Sold Out from Amazon »

File it under "Prank." "Leg Up." "TCB." Or "Revenge." Shomer-Tec's Sonic Assault Electronic Disruption Device looks like no more than a nondescript gray box--a useless one, perhaps. You can even flip its switch and nothing...

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Phoozy Smartphone Thermal Capsule

$29.99 from Phoozy »

Phoozy thermal capsules protect smartphones from physically destructive temperature swings similar to how Silent Pocket privacy cases protect them from personally destructive cellular, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, RFID, and...