This Magnetic Key and Wallet Organizer Will Get You Out the Door Faster

Distil Union
Distil Union

If you find yourself getting stressed over misplaced keys, a wallet, or other items you need to grab before heading out the door, the magnetic Ferris modular organizer could be just what you need. Currently funded on Kickstarter, the organizer from Distil Union features a wall-mounted docking station to hold everything you need to get out the door, from your smart phone to your sunglasses to your outgoing letters. A magnetized wallet, key folio, and key loop all attach to the ModStation surface, leaving them within easy reach.

The Ferris System includes three different accessories that work with the docking station: the KeyLoop, the KeyFolio, and the ModWallet. The magnetic MagLock components in each serve dual purposes, both holding your stuff in place and securing them to the ModStation.

A GIF shows how Ferris users can assemble keys on the KeyLoop.

Distil Union, Kickstarter

The KeyLoop holds up to six keys and a keyfob and has a clip so you can keep it secure in a pocket, while the heavier-duty KeyFolio holds up to 10 keys and a keyfob. Keys can also easily be rearranged or taken out with the MagLock feature, which keeps them together without the need for a cumbersome key ring. The KeyLoop can also be used to hang other accessories from the ModStation, like headphones.

A hand picks up keys with the magnetic KeyFolio

Distil Union, Kickstarter

The ModWallet holds up to 10 cards and a clip for cash. It can also be used to hold your keys, if you want to consolidate items.

Assembling a Ferris ModWallet

Distil Union, Kickstarter

The ModStation is available for a $21 pledge. The KeyFolio and KeyLoop are $34 each, and the ModWallet is $50. You can also mix and match accessories and opt for add-on discounts at the product's Kickstarter page. The items are expected to begin shipping in September.

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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

AddLiquid/Amazon
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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