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New Toronto online store sells gadgets of the future

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 6, 2014

blueprint online storeWant a cocktail ring that lights up whenever you get a text message? How about a bike light that projects an image of a cyclist on the ground as you ride so motorists can see you coming? A brand-new Toronto-based site is devoting itself to all things startup-related - including an array of gadgets unavailable anywhere else.

The Blueprint launched last month as a showcase for "the most well-designed technology and the stories behind it". For tech insiders, that means an online magazine focusing on the business of hardware entrepreneurship.

Non-gearheads: ogle an array of gadgets you didn't even know you wanted, including a few (like the aforementioned Ringly smart ring, or the iPad-compatible Drop kitchen scale) available for exclusive preorder.

If you want to check this stuff out for yourself, they're throwing a launch party on Monday night.

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5 Comments

Alexander / July 6, 2014 at 04:41 pm
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So, junk? A crappy ring that tells you when you have a text? If you are the kind of person who would buy this ring, are you not already the type who checks your phone constantly?
lantz dickstrong / July 6, 2014 at 05:07 pm
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What we really need is a death ray to vapourise bicyclists who don't stop at STOP signs because they think those are only for cars. We could get 95% of the bicyclists off the road with a device like that!
art / July 7, 2014 at 12:32 am
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a $200 flashlight for your bike? you gotta be kidding me
mike in parkdale / July 7, 2014 at 09:24 am
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so it's ThinkGeek for yuppies?
Gwen / July 7, 2014 at 11:36 am
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Hi everyone!

Gwen from TheBlueprint.com here! We've just launched and would love to connect to ask a few Q's on your experience of the site! Please feel free to shoot me an email at gwen@theblueprint.com if you have a few mins to chat. Totally open to all feedback :)

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