Win the Game of Thrones With This Iron Throne Phone Charging Station

Before-Creative®
Before-Creative®

An error in the fourth episode in Game of Thrones's final season recently opened up the possibility that Starbucks coffee cups exists in the show's universe. But what would it look like if Jon, Daenerys, or Cersei needed to charge their smartphones? They would probably use something similar to this product currently raising funds on Kickstarter.

Phone-Thrones is a charger inspired by the hit HBO series. After a long day of use, your device can assume its rightful place atop a miniature Iron Throne, albeit one made out of plywood. The stand looks like it belongs at King's Landing, with dramatic lines and a dragon-print quick charge pad.

Beyond the style, there's nothing antiquated about this phone accessory. The Qi charging pad on the seat back is compatible with wireless charging phones of every size and model, including Windows, Android, and iOS devices. Just prop up the phone in the chair and wait for it to charge without fumbling with outlets or USB cords. And if your phone doesn't charge wirelessly, Phone-Thrones also makes a model without the charging pad that works with your existing phone cord.

The pad-less Phone-Thrones Lite stand is now available on Kickstarter for a pledge of $17, and the throne with the pad is available for $28 or more. If the campaign reaches its $9758 funding goal by May 31, backers will receive their orders by September 2019.

This Portable Mini Movie Projector Aims to Bring HD Quality to Nearly Any Surface

Formovie Technology Inc/Indiegogo
Formovie Technology Inc/Indiegogo

Forget about streaming your favorite show or movie on a tiny smartphone or laptop screen, because this new mini projector from Formovie Technology Inc. looks to bring the at-home viewing experience on the go.

The Formovie Dice 1080p portable projector (available here) is able to display crisp and clear images in a variety of sizes and on surfaces beyond flat white screens. This makes it a great option for enjoying films out on the deck, on your living room wall, or projected onto the side of a tent during a camping trip. You can also adjust the image from your remote, so if you have to project the movie at an angle, you'll be able to straighten out the picture without having to manually move a lens. The projector will even sense the distance between itself and the surface and automatically focus the image depending on its location.

The Dice is fully immersed in Google's ecosystem and comes equipped with Android TV, Google Assistant, and a Chromecast built right into it, meaning it's all controllable from your smartphone or through voice commands. The projector also features HDMI and USB jacks, as well as Bluetooth capabilities, so you can still watch even if you're not near Wi-Fi.

The built-in battery lasts up to three hours on a single charge, and the company guarantees that the projector will last for 30,000 hours, which they say is equivalent to watching movies for eight hours a day for a decade.

With $43,221 raised on Indiegogo, Formovie already surpassed its original campaign goal of $1000. But you can still help bring the project to life starting at $499 (a 23 percent discount) by heading here.

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Confuse Your Friends With an Upside Down Wine Glass

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AddLiquid/Amazon

Sometimes the best pranks are the ones that take the least amount of work. And this one is as simple as drinking a glass of wine—upside down.

The Upside Down Wine Glass is available on Amazon for $15. And unlike traditional glasses, you pour your vino into the stem, creating the illusion that you're drinking from the bottom and about to spill the glass’s contents everywhere (the prank is probably best pulled when you're drinking red wine and sitting on a friend's new white couch).

Alongside looking cool, this 11-inch glass can hold up to 25 ounces of wine (a 750 ml bottle) at once. And while definitely a conversation starter, there's no word on how it affects the taste and general drinking experience.

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