custom Stories June 7, 2016

Despite having our iPhone in our pockets and an Apple Watch on our wrists, my custom desk clock made with vintage Soviet Union-era Nixie tubes still gets a ton of attention. Anyone that sees it in person is immediately drawn to it, likely because there’s something about the vintage, steampunk-esque look that you’ll never get from the cold modern industrial design of your smartphone or smartwatch. It’s the coolest desk clock you can buy, but you can debate that in the comments if you dare. I get dozens of inquiries about the clock each week because it’s pictured in the photo of my desk used in our weekly Top Stories post on 9to5Mac. Here’s how to get one… 

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custom Stories April 8, 2016

Amazon is offering its Prime members the Eureka EasyClean Corded Hand-Held Vacuum (71B) for $29.88 shipped (matched at Home Depot and Jet). That’s 50% below the original listing, $10 under the average selling price and the lowest we can find. It features a stretch hose for upholstery and stairs, a 20-foot cord, 4.8 pound design, and more. Rated 4.2/5 stars from nearly 7,000 Amazon customers.

Next up, Amazon is offering the Rubbermaid Configurations Custom Closet Deluxe Kit (4-8 Foot, FG3H8900WHT) for $83.99 shipped (matched at Home Depot). While this is within a few dollars of the lowest price we have tracked, Jet is currently offering this kit to new customers for $71.39 shipped using code 15NOW during checkout. That’s more than $25 under the average selling price and the best we can find by $20+.

It fits any “walk-in or reach-in closet with at least one wall 4 to 8-feet wide”, and adds as much as 20-feet of shelving space. This kit includes: “(7) 26-inch shelves, (2) 48-inch shelves, (2) 48-inch top rails, 19 brackets, (5) 47.5-inch uprights, (2) 25-inch upright extensions, and 2 hang rods.” Rated 4+ stars from over 1,650 Amazon customers.

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Amazon is also offering a pair of highly rated Valeo Frameless windshield wipers for $22 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. Note: simply add any two wiper blades from the sale to your cart and the discount will automatically appear at checkout. They usually go for between $12 and $20 each, bringing you a savings of as much as $18. The usual vehicle tool is found at the top of the page to ensure you get the right size.

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custom Stories August 11, 2015

Dreams do come true. Amazon has made a childhood wish become a reality. The popular online retailer now has a customizable NERF N-Strike Modulus builder. With over 1,000 combinations, it’s now possible to craft your ideal foam shooter to your exact specifications.

Head below for more details.

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custom Stories February 11, 2015

This giant custom PlayStation controller table is ridiculously detailed

A woodworker from South Carolina has put a giant custom wood PlayStation controller table up on Etsy. Take a look at the images and you’ll see just how detailed it is. Every button is present with the correct coloring and it even has a built-in cabinet to store your games. You’d think that being priced at $3,000 it would take a long time to find a buyer, but you’d be wrong.

We spotted this controller earlier this morning and it has already sold. If you can’t live without it, then I’d suggest reaching out to the seller who is currently soliciting custom orders.

Pics of the building process via FaceBook.

Original listing:

My original design patterned after the Playstation 3 gaming controller. The entire piece is constructed from 3/4″ Birch plywood. It features a custom cut 1/2″ tempered glass top with polished edge. The fold down door, opens to a roomy storage area for games, controllers, etc… High quality vinyl decals applied on buttons. 3/4″ clear, Polycarbonate rod used to support front. This is my most complex piece to date. A heavy, solid piece of furniture est. 100 lbs. Finished in flat black with a matte clear final coating to seal and protect.

custom Stories July 29, 2014

Update (7/31 2:40pm): Timbuk2 Slide Pack 15-Inch MacBook Backpack: $27.99 shipped (orig. $80) w/ code EMCPCGW73

For a limited time, Timbuk2 offers 20% off custom messenger and tote bags, laptop sleeves, backpacks, and more. Start customizing your perfect bag by selecting a size and then the perfect color combination to express your personal style.

This San Francisco based company is known for trendy designs and handmade craftsmanship. We saw deeper discounts last week, but that promo only included off the rack color combinations.

All US orders of $75 or more ship free. The discount will be automatically applied during checkout. Note: custom bags cannot be returned.

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custom Stories February 18, 2014

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If you happened to miss out on that recent Valentine’s Day sale from Motorola, the company announced on Twitter that it’s offering the Moto X for 1 cent on contract through Verizon or $70 off unlocked. That means you can pick up the 16GB Moto X customized through Moto Maker starting at $329 off contract. The penny deal will require you to sign up to a two-year contract through Verizon, and an additional $50 on either of the deals will bump you up from the 16GB to the 32GB model.

An even better deal is available through Amazon, however, with an additional $100 bill credit for those activating a new Verizon line on-contract. You might also be able to take advantage of that bill credit through Moto Maker for devices activated on Verizon, but there’s no mention of the offer on the site.  expand full story

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