It's like something out a Bond movie — a gun that will only fire for one specific person. The Armatix Firearm Smart System makes it a reality. This unique system pairs an .22 calibre iP1 pistol with the iW1 RFID watch, making it so that only someone wearing the watch can fire the weapon. The gun automatically deactivates when it loses contact with the watch, and the watch itself lets you enter a pin code to release the safety, adding yet another measure of security. After all, when it comes to firearms, you can't be too careful.
3D printers are undoubtedly cool. And they can also be useful — assuming what you need to print can fit inside the typically tiny dimensions of your printer. On that count, you should have no troubles with the BigRep Large Scale 3D Printer. This mammoth machine can print objects well over a cubic meter in size, or roughly 45" x 40" x 47" at its limits, and doesn't skimp on detail, either, with dual tool heads offering 100 micron resolution. Print a table, print a chair, print your imaginary best friend — just print something, because owning one of these and failing to use it would be a real shame.
Privacy may not be your chief concern when you're browsing the web — but it probably should be. Each time you venture out onto the web, you're vulnerable, because each site can access your IP address, giving them the ability to find your physical location. With Safeplug, you can feel safe on the internet again, browsing anonymously and securely. It works using a service called Tor (already well-used by foreign journalists and privacy nuts alike), which routes your internet traffic through a series of random locations, making it impossible to determine where you are. All you need to do is plug it into your router, set it up, and in about a minute you'll be basking in anonymity.
Carbon fiber — it's used in automotive and aerospace design, as well as in high-end luxury goods. Now you can use it to create your own objects with the Mark One Carbon Fiber 3D Printer. Billed as the world's first 3D printer designed to print composite materials, this sturdy machine is built using aluminum unibody construction, and features a long axis that's great for creating parts, a bed that clicks into the same place every time thanks to a kinematic coupling, and a head that can handle standard PLA, tough nylon, lightweight fiberglass, and, of course, carbon fiber, using long, continuous strands that offer maximum strength with minimal weight. Now all you need is something worth printing.
If you're more worried about the sound of your music than features, leave your iPod — or god forbid Zune — at home and hit the road with the HifiMan HM-700 Portable Music Player. Designed with maximum fidelity in find, it features a headphone jack with balanced connectors, which minimize interference and crosstalk while raising the maximum output — without adding distortion. It packs 32GB of storage, a battery good for 15 hours of play time, and an included set of RE-400 balanced in-ear monitors — so you can enjoy the benefits of the balanced connection even if you don't already own a set of balanced cans.