Vans X Nintendo

No Comments June 30, 2016

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While Nintendo is well known for their video game systems (especially the NES and Super Nintendo) one area they have rarely if ever been seen in is the area of fashion. In collaboration with Vans Nintendo has brought out a series of clothing ranging from shoes and socks all the way to shirts and hats featuring classic 8-bit designs.

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What’s nice to see is that instead of just plastering a logo or sprite onto a t-shirt and calling it a day it’s clear that Vans have had some creative input into the final products as well. While you absolutely are buying yourself a nice little slice of nostalgia thanks to Vans you’re also getting a genuinely fashionable product that you’ll be pleased to wear in public.

Lift Hook

· No Comments June 29, 2016

Lift Hook is recent Kickstarter campaign to turn the age-old problem of bicycle storage on its side, literally. This special hook is designed to support your bike up against a wall while looking nice and not taking up too much space. Unlike other bike hooks though Lift is marketed as a multi-use bike hook capable of holding any weight up to 25KG whether that be a heavy rucksack full of food shopping or a wet umbrella you need to let dry.

The campaign has a little under 2 weeks to go and is well on it’s way to its rather modest goal of £10,000.

Technology Will Save Us: Mover Kit

· No Comments June 28, 2016

In an effort to bring wearable technology to kids startup company Technology Will Save Us has created the Mover Kit, a watch-like device that kids can build and code themselves. The Mover Kit comes packed with a motion sensor, compass and RGB LEDs or as they call them “Rainbow lights” all of which can be easily manipulated through an easy to use interface which teaches them the basic concepts of coding.

Within a few days, the Mover Kit reached its initial goal of $50,000 on Kickstarter, not only that, unlike most other crowdfunded project the device will be available within just 1 month of its funding to ensure that kids can have fun with wearable tech during their summer holidays.

Suzy Snooze

· No Comments June 27, 2016

BleepBleeps is a tech startup company that designs products aimed at every aspect of parenting from getting pregnant to looking after a newborn baby. After the success of their first product Sammy Screamer BleepBleeps has returned back to the crowdfunding scene with a new product Suzy Snooze.

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In collaboration with Mumsnet and Sleepio Suzy Snooze is the first smart baby monitor, sleep trainer and nightlight all in one. When your child is ready to go to sleep simply push down on Suzy’s hat and she will play a lullaby while comforting them with a warm, friendly nightlight to help them drift to sleep.

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Once asleep you can use the BleepBleeps app to turn Suzy into a baby monitor and keep an eye on your child through the night, as well as an alarm clock so that children know when to get up and start the day anew.

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I may not have any children myself but I know that the experience of being a parent is never easy, while it may seem quite expensive what you’re getting is a smart, easy to use device that will make your job easier and maybe even let you catch up on those missed hours of sleep.

Referendum WTF

· No Comments June 7, 2016

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Are you confused about the referendum? Me too. Thankfully there is an online, neutral resource that’s here to help you, brought to you by startup company Explaain, Referendum WTF is a neutral, no-nonsense guide to the EU Referendum.

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By summarising large, complex topics in to small and digestible sentences is a great way to get yourself informed on important matters without trying to understand jargon and people’s biases.