Introducing the New Laughing Squid Store Featuring Unique Gear, Gadgets, Apps, Software and More!

Laughing Squid Store

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Laughing Squid Store. It features an eclectic mix of awesome gear and gadgets, software, lifestyle products, web services, designer assets, eLearning services, freebies, and much more great stuff at a deep discount.

Items in the store are available for purchase for limited time and we will be adding many new things all the time, so make sure to create a store account and subscribe to our store’s Twitter account and RSS feed to hear about the latest items available. When you sign up for our store, you’ll also be added to an email list with options for daily, weekly and monthly store updates which you can configure through your account settings.

We are offering a special Laughing Squid Store launch discount to our readers. Just enter code LS10OFF at checkout to receive 10% off your first purchase. The coupon code expires March 3, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST.

Our store also has a really great referral program. If your friends sign up via the unique referral link we provide, you’ll earn a $10 credit after they make their first purchase.

The Laughing Squid Store is powered by StackCommerce. They handle all support issues related to the store and manage the inventory and shipping of items.

Keep an eye out for our weekly roundup blog post highlighting items in the store as well as the occasional blog post about individual items in the store.

Here are some of the items currently available in the Laughing Squid Store:

Limited-Edition Code Black HD Camera Drone – $89.00

Bedphones Sleep Headphones – $39.95

Power Vault 18000mAh Portable Battery Pack – $29.99

BOLT Portable Battery & Wall Charger – $44.99

Soma Glass Carafe & Sustainable Water Filter – $35.99

BACtrack Vio Smartphone Breathalyzer – $42.99

The Roc, A Carrier Plane for Paul Allen’s Space Venture Stratolaunch Systems That is Set to be the Largest Aircraft Ever

Stratolaunch Systems, the space transport company created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has debuted the Roc, a giant carrier plane currently being built in Mojave, California, that is set to become the largest aircraft ever made with a wingspan measuring 385-feet–65 feet longer than the infamous Spruce Goose built by Howard Hughes. Flight testing on the 28-wheeled vehicle, named for a mythic bird of prey, will begin this year with launch operations set to start in 2018.

The Roc

The Roc

The Roc

The Roc

images via Gizmodo Sploid

via Aviation Week, Gizmodo Sploid

‘Knuckle Visualizer’, A Stop-Motion Animated Short About a Synthesizer With Jelly Beans and Rubber Ducks for Buttons

“Knuckle Visualizer” is a whimsical stop-motion animated musical short by Korean design team minimalogue that centers around a vintage analog synthesizer with jelly beans, tiny rubber ducks, and Russian matryoshka dolls for knobs, buttons, and sliders that generate equally strange and wonderful sound visualizations made from yarn, ink, and other mediums.

During the making of ‘Knuckle Visualizer’ we thought it might be more interesting to visualize
retro sound from Analogue Synthesizer into the artwork using different styles of artwork and design.

The resulting music was created by producer Stereo Cool.

via The Creators Project

Ikea Introduces a Line of Tables, Lamps, and Desks That Can Wirelessly Charge Smartphones

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Swedish affordable furniture manufacturing giant Ikea was on hand at the Mobile World Congress consumer electronics show in Barcelona, Spain this week to unveil a new line of bedside tables, lamps, and desks designed by David Wahl that feature built-in wireless charging for smartphones via Qi. The wireless standard is the most widely deployed of its kind and is featured in more than 80 smartphone models, including the newly announced Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

Ikea

Ikea

Ikea

images via Ikea

via Engadget