I was as skeptical as you are right now when I first read the claims that wearing orange safety glasses at night might help my insomnia. To my surprise, I’ve found them to be quite effective.
The basic idea is this: you get tired when your body (the pineal gland, specifically) releases melatonin into your bloodstream. This is inhibited as long as the eyes keep sending the signal that there is blue light reaching the retina. Why blue light? It’s the color of the sky, during the day. Turns out candle light and firelight contain very little in the way of light in the blue range of the spectrum. Seems we’ve evolved to adjust for this longstanding pattern of human cycles.
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The Razer Nostromo Gaming Keypad is my new favorite Photoshop tool/gadget/accessory besides the Wacom Intuos4 graphics tablet. If you’re a keyboard junkie like me (and even if you aren’t), you’re going to love this little gadget.
Initially I was going to get a more traditional programmable keypad, but my artist friend and fellow digital art gadget geek Ray Frenden had recently picked up a Nostromo and loved it. When he told me there were per-app key configurations, that sold me.
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The AcoustiGrip headphone wire tamer is an handy little gadget I picked up for iPhone headphones cords. I got tired of the cables bouncing around when I was walking or riding the bike, and a little research online brought this little gadget to my attention. Despite a bit of initial skepticism before purchasing, they work great.
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The Pico Widgy Pry Bar from CountyComm is hands-down the best keychain tool I’ve added to my keychain EDC (Every Day Carry) collection. It’s even allowed me to no longer want to carry a knife or a pocket multi-tool.
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The best keychain/keyring you can buy, period. A must-have for any keying EDC (Every Day Carry) fanatic like myself.
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I recently picked up this spare tire bike rack to haul my bicycle around on the Jeep Wrangler, and was surprised by the quality of the rack despite it being one of the cheaper options on Amazon.
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Disc Beeper is a mysterious new gadget for disc golfers. From the website:
Disc Beeper is an electronic device that is centrally placed underneath a Disc or Frisbee that allows players to easily find their Disc or Frisbee especially during the sport “Disc Golf.” This device only weighs 6 grams and shows absolutely no noticeable effect on disc flight. Disc Beeper also has a waterproof design. It has 3 distinct modes that allows up to 3 players to play at once. Disc Beeper has a push-button to turn it on requiring 550 grams of force to engage. Once the Disc Beeper is turned on, there is a 45 second delay to allow launch and attempted retrieval, allowing the user to throw it and will beep every 3 seconds until you turn it off. Disc Beeper is rechargeable via included micro usb cord. It holds up to 7-8 hours under 1 charge of 1 hour.
I think every disc golf player out there has thought of this at some point. A July 2012 release date is mentioned on their Facebook page. Interested to give this a try.