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Brand Alphabet

Graphic designer Vinicius Araujo envisioned iconic industrial designs from electronics brands as Helvetica letter forms corresponding to their brand names. Check out the full alphabet in his Behance portfolio.

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Amazon Key In-Home Kit 

In a move aimed at protecting packages from would-be thieves, Amazon is rolling out a security camera/smart lock bundle that would allow deliveries to be left inside the home. The $250 bundle includes an Amazon Key-compatible smart lock and Key Edition Amazon Cloud Cam that would allow Amazon Prime members the ability to watch a package be delivered inside their home. While it’s probably not for everyone, Amazon has tried to make the process feel as secure as possible, with notifications sent the morning of delivery, just before, and right after, along with the ability to watch the delivery happening live or view a video clip of it later. The locks — provided by Yale — are available in a variety of finishes to compliment most doors. The bundle is currently available for pre-order HERE but is exclusive to Amazon Prime members.

Features:

– Not at home? Not a problem. As a Prime member, you can get packages securely delivered into your home without being there. Plus, grant access to the people you trust, like your family, friends, dog walker, or house cleaner—no more leaving a key under the mat.
– Secure access. The In-Home Kit features the Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) indoor security camera and an Amazon Key-compatible smart lock.
Real-time notifications. We’ll send notifications the morning of delivery, just before, and right after. Watch your delivery happening live or view a video clip of it later.
– Stop making spare keys. Give family and friends temporary, recurring, or permanent access. Or provide one-time access for your electrician or dog walker. You’re in control—just schedule the date and time window.
– Check in on your front door 24/7. The Amazon Key In-Home Kit includes an Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) indoor security camera with 1080p Full HD, night vision, and more—plus an Amazon Key-compatible smart lock for secure access control.
– Free installation. Get the Amazon Key In-Home Kit installed for free by a professional. Just schedule your installation appointment during checkout.
– Exclusively for Prime members in select cities and surrounding areas. Enter your zip code to see if Amazon Key is available in your area. Check back as we expand to more cities.

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Retro Patents

Retro Patents lets you buy prints of famous patents to hang on your office wall or at home.

The patent prints for sale include games consoles, such as the original Nintendo Gameboy and Sony PlayStation, mobile devices, including the Apple iPhone and original BlackBerry, and more ubiquitous inventions like the humble calculator or computer mouse.

Each patent has been designed and printed using HDR ink-jet technology on Ultra Premium Luster Photo Paper with a basis weight of 180 gsm.

To get your own patent print, just visit the Retro Patents site, choose your favorite design, the size that you want, and complete the checkout process. Shipping is worldwide with an estimated delivery time of 3-7 business days.

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Amazon Kindle Oasis

Amazon announced its most advanced Kindle e-reader ever—the all-new Kindle Oasis, featuring our largest, highest-resolution Paperwhite display yet and a thin and light ergonomic design so you can read more comfortably for hours. The all-new Kindle Oasis is the first waterproof (IPX8) Kindle allowing you to read in even more places, from the bath to the swimming pool. The all-new Kindle Oasis has a battery life measured in weeks, not hours—and it includes a fast-charging capability that allows it to go from no battery to fully charged in less than two hours. With Audible built in, you can listen to the world’s largest library of audiobooks and easily switch between reading and listening to a professionally narrated performance on Bluetooth headphones or speakers.

Features:

– Amazon’s largest, highest resolution display— 7” and 300 ppi, reads like real paper without glare, even in bright sunlight.
– The first waterproof (IPX8) Kindle so you are free to read in even more places.
– Now with Audible, listen to the world’s largest library of audiobooks. Pair with Bluetooth to take the story with you anytime, anywhere.
– Thin and light ergonomic design with dedicated page turn buttons and adaptive front light so you can read even more comfortably for hours.
– Keep reading—a single charge lasts weeks, not hours.
– Enjoy twice the storage with 8 GB. Or choose 32 GB to hold more magazines, comics, newspapers, and audiobooks.
– Instant access to over a million best-selling titles starting at $2.99 or less.
– Prime members read free with unlimited access to over a thousand titles.

The all-new Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order at www.amazon.com/kindleoasis for only $249.99 and will start shipping October 31.

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The Xcissor Pen 

Most of people carry a pen every single day but rarely have a pair of scissors with them. The Xcissor Pen combines both tools in a beautifully designed instrument. The sleek pen is made of stainless steel with a standard Schmidt mini D1-size ballpoint on one side, and a small pair of scissors on the other.

The blades are made from SUS420 stainless and either nickel plated or Teflon coated for added durability, and the body itself is available with a silver or black finish.

Pre-order on Kickstarter HERE for $45.

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Google Pixelbook

Pixelbook is the thinnest, lightest laptop Google has ever made, at just 10.3mm and 1.1 kilograms. It has a 4-in-1 design, so you can use it as a laptop, fold the keyboard underneath to easily watch your favorite show, read your favorite book or take notes in tablet mode when you’re on the go, or prop it into tent mode as you follow along with a recipe in the kitchen.

Pixelbook starts up in seconds, stays fast throughout the day, and won’t slow down over time. Chrome OS provides a more secure computing experience, with multiple layers of security and automatic updates. Pixelbook uses Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and plenty of RAM to smoothly handle your multitasking needs.

With storage options up to 512 GB, you can store documents, movies, music and apps, and Google Drive will sync your most recent Google Docs, Sheets and Slides to your device, so you can keep working and watching even when you’re offline. Pixelbook’s battery lasts up to 10 hours and if you run low on juice, 15 minutes of charging gets you up to two hours. You can also use your Pixelbook charger with your Pixel phone, giving you one less thing to carry around.

Alongside Pixelbook Google introduced the Google Pixelbook Pen, a smart, responsive stylus which gives you a natural and comfortable feel when you are sketching and writing. Pixelbook Pen uses machine learning for handwriting recognition, and Google has reduced latency to just 10 milliseconds—so it feels as fast as writing with a pen on paper. It also has 60 degrees of angular awareness and 2,000 levels of pressure sensitivity, so it’s fast and responsive and naturally follows your hand movements.

Pixelbook is available in three configurations starting at $999., so you can choose the processing power, memory and storage you want. The Pixelbook Pen is $99. Both will be on sale at the Google Store and major retailers, including Best Buy.

To find out more, visit HERE.

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Google Pixel Buds

Google Pixel Buds are wireless headphones that not only sound great, but are seamless to use and charge, offer help from the Google Assistant, and contain intelligence so you can get the answers you need while keeping your eyes up.

The ear buds utilize a unique fabric loop, making them comfortable, secure, and quick to adjust without having to swap out pieces. The audio controls are located on a touchpad on the right earbud, so there aren’t any buttons hanging on the cord. Just swipe forward or backward to control volume and tap to play or pause your music. Charging and storing them is easy—they nestle right into a pocket-sized charging case that gives you up to 24 hours of listening time. And pairing them is a cinch. Just open the charging case near your Pixel or Android phone running Android 7.0 Nougat or higher with the Assistant, and your phone will automatically detect them and ask you if you want to connect.

Pixel Buds bring Google smarts right to your ears. Touch and hold the right earbud to ask your Assistant to play music, make a phone call, or get directions, all without pulling out your phone. If you have an upcoming meeting or you’re waiting on a text from a friend, the Assistant can alert you to a calendar event or incoming message, and even read it to you if you can’t look at your phone at that moment.

Pixel Buds can even translate between languages in real time using Google Translate on Pixel. It’s like you’ve got your own personal translator with you everywhere you go. Say you’re in Little Italy, and you want to order your pasta like a pro. All you have to do is hold down on the right earbud and say, “Help me speak Italian.” As you talk, your Pixel phone’s speaker will play the translation in Italian out loud. When the waiter responds in Italian, you’ll hear the translation through your Pixel Buds. If you’re more of a sushi or French food fan, no need to worry—it works in 40 languages.

Pixel Buds come in three colors—Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue—to match your Pixel 2. They’ll be available in November for $159 in the U.S. and are available to pre-order today.

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Google Home Max

Google Home Max redefines audio, in a way that only Google can—with AI. Its high-fidelity sound is built on a foundation of premium hardware. With dual 4.5-inch high-excursion woofers, you’ll get deep, balanced bass. And Max can play loud, really loud…so you can fill even the largest room in your home with your favorite music. In fact, it’s 20 times more powerful than the original Google Home.

Max is the first speaker with Smart Sound, a new audio experience powered by Google’s artificial intelligence. It’s what allows Max to adapt to you—your environment, your context, and your preferences. Smart Sound automatically adjusts for where you place Max in a room, so if you decide to move your speaker a few feet, it will dynamically tune itself within seconds.

Max works with a wide range of music services and supports Bluetooth and auxiliary port . And Max was made to fit your space and style; it can be placed vertically or horizontally and comes in two colors—Chalk and Charcoal.

Order HERE for $399.

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Google Home Mini

Google Home Mini makes the Google Assistant more accessible than ever at home. Google designed it to fit naturally in any room. It’s sleek and smooth, with no corners or edges, and about the size of a donut. Its fabric enclosure is durable, yet transparent enough to let through both light and sound. The LEDs under the fabric light up to show you when your Assistant hears you. And it projects 360-degree sound so you’ll never miss a beat. With far-field microphones, Mini can hear you even when there’s music playing or there’s other noise in the background. Mini comes in three colors—Chalk, Charcoal and Coral. At $49, Google Home Mini works on its own or you can have a few around the house, giving you the power of Google anywhere in your home.

Order HERE.

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Sphero Mini

Sphero Mini packs tons of fun into a tiny, app-enabled robot about the size of a ping pong ball. Drive Mini using different modes with the Sphero Mini app, or just by using your face. Yes, you read that right. Face Drive is a hilarious new feature that uses your facial expressions to drive the ball.

Mini’s games are just as addicting – use the ball as a controller to shoot your way through space, race a ship through a tunnel, or rotate your ball to destroy a polygon of bricks. Thanks to the beauty of app updates, there’s always more on the way. If you’re feeling extra clever, download the Sphero Edu app and program your robot using JavaScript.

Packed with teeny tiny tech, Sphero Mini has a little gyroscope, accelerometer, and LED lights. Colorful, interchangeable shells are available, so you can easily switch one out to suit your mood. With almost an hour of play time, Sphero Mini is the next big thing.

Features:

– Drive Mini using different modes with the Sphero Mini app – Joystick, Tilt, Slingshot, or Face Drive.
– Face Drive – Face Drive is a hilarious new feature that uses your facial expressions to drive the ball.
– Gaming – Sphero Mini can be used with the app as a video game controller. Play 3 games with more updates on the way.
– Coding – Download the Sphero Edu app and program your Sphero Mini bot using JavaScript.
– Interchangeable Shells – Colorful, interchangeable shells allow you to switch one out to suit your mood.

Order HERE for $49.99.

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