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This unique Bobine iPhone dock does a lot more than charge your phone. It can also be used as an adjustable tripod for photos or hands-free calls. But the best part is that it’s only $24.99 (28% off) in our Nerd Approved Deals Store with free shipping!

Bobine is your all-in-one solution for charging and docking your iPhone (5 and up) at any height or angle you could possibly want. Its 24-inch cable is both ultra-strong and ultra-flexible, so you can stay hands-free or use it as a tripod to snap that perfect selfie.

The Gadgets and Gear We Loves Most in May 2014, Wired

  • Make hands-free calls at eye level with infinite adjustments
  • Charge your phone w/ MFI-certified Lightning cord
  • Use as a tripod for stable photos
  • Dock your phone on your desk, kitchen top, or anywhere else
  • Trust in the quality: virtually indestructible military-grade nickel-plated steel design

‘Bobine’ Flexible iPhone Charging Dock ($35 $24.99)

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Odds are you’ve heard a lot about Apple’s new super thin MacBook—and now’s your chance to get one for free. We’re giving one away in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

You can even choose the color you want.

Head on over to our contest page for all the details on how to enter.

While you’re at it, make sure to search around the store for deals on tech, apps, games and gear. You can also check out our giveaway page for more chances to win.

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Whovians and book lovers rejoice! We’re giving away copies of the newly released Doctor Who: Time Trips to three lucky Nerd Approved readers!

Head after the break for a synopsis of the book, a look at some of the fun details they added with the hardcover design and all of the information you need to enter.

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It’s official. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are re-teaming with Chris Carter to film six new episodes of The X-Files starting this summer. There’s no word yet on who else will be returning or when it will air, but both Carter and the execs at Fox are eager to dive back in.

James Hibberd over at EW has the scoop:

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” Carter said. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

“We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of The X-Files – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers – and we couldn’t be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. “The X-Files was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture – yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as The X-Files, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”

Sure, it’s only six episodes, but six is better than none, right?

(via EW)

omone

If Harry Potter had a Bluetooth speaker at Hogwarts, it would probably be the OM/ONE. In addition to being an awesome functional speaker, it’s loaded with style. The speaker itself actually floats in the air!

It’s also $195 (2% off) with free shipping in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for a limited time. From the description:

The OM/ONE is the world’s first levitating Bluetooth speaker, and it absolutely doesn’t disappoint. The unique levitating design of the OM/ONE allows it to direct all of its amplification energy into the driver to create full, crisp, and clear sound (a full 105 decibels of output with a 3 watt RMS amplifier to be exact).

  • Works with any device equipped with Bluetooth 4.0
  • Crystal clear sound matched with beautiful and innovative design
  • Use the OM/ONE as an awesome, floating speakerphone
  • Super portable, pick up the OM/ONE speaker orb and take it anywhere
  • Up to 15 hours of continuous play w/ its long-lasting battery

OM/ONE Levitating Bluetooth Speaker / Pre-Order for mid-April delivery ($199 $195)

Check out a demo video after the break…

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nano drone

The SKEYE Nano Drone is back in stock in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for only $34.99 (41% off $60) with free shipping!

Features include:

  • RTF (ready to fly) technology
  • 6-axis flight control system w/ adjustable gyro sensitivity
  • Extreme portability
  • 3 distinct flight modes: beginner, advanced pilots, and seasoned flight veterans
  • Stable & easy to fly
  • Aerobatic “flip” capability
  • LED lights for night flights

Head after the break to see a video of the drone in action…

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Sony Pictures TV has sold ten episodes of a supernatural crime drama called Houdini And Doyle that’s based on the real-life friendship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini. The show is being taken immediately to series for Fox TV, as well as ITV in Britain and Shaw Canada.

Here’s how Deadline describes it:

In Houdini And Doyle, two of the great characters of the 20th century — Houdini, master magician, escape artist and paranormal debunker, and Doyle, creator of the world’s greatest detective and a paranormal aficionado — grudgingly join forces to investigate crimes with a supernatural slant. Although they’re both rich, famous and brilliant, they’re the original odd couple, with Houdini believing in nothing, Doyle in everything.

Houdini and Doyle were born 15 years apart into dramatically different families — Doyle the educated product of a proper Scottish upbringing and Houdini the self-made son of a Hungarian immigrant. The two men, whose physical appearances also were in stark contrast, stroke an unusual and often rocky friendship based to their mutual interest in spiritualism.

So it’s going to be like X-Files with a magician and a writer? Interesting.

No casting details yet, but we’ll keep an eye out.

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We have a shirt store full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14 through Sunday, March 22nd at 11:59 pm EST.

Tank tops, crewnecks and hoodies are also on sale for $18, $30 and $35 respectively.

We also have lots of new designs in the store, some of which are pictured above. So head on over to the store and grab your favorites at a discount while you still can!

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All Loot Crate subscribers (and only Loot Crate subscribers) are automatically entered to win a Mega Crate that is given away each month. The themed subscription boxes are awesome, but imagine if this showed up on your doorstep. It’s going to happen to one lucky looter in April.

As you can see, Loot Crate has partnered with The Witcher, iBuyPower, Nvidia & Gunnar to bring a dream Mega Crate for gamers.

If you want to jump in with a subscription, you have until April 19th at 9pm PST to be eligible to win this particular Mega Crate. Even if you don’t win, you’ll have a box of awesomely nerdy goodies to look forward to.

And don’t forget that you can get 10% off your subscription when you use the code “NERDAPPROVED” at checkout!

neil degrasse tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is getting his own late night talk show based on his StarTalk podcast and it’s set to premiere on April 20th. The show is being produced by National Geographic and will be similar to the podcast with Tyson hosting assorted guests.

On that note, there’s an impressive lineup so far that includes former US president Jimmy Carter, biologist Richard Dawkins, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, Norman Lear, Christopher Nolan, and Star Trek actor George Takei. Bill Nye will also have a regular one-minute segment on the show. Taping will be at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York City in front of a live studio audience.

The first episode will be followed by a one-hour special titled Hubble’s Cosmic Journey so it will be an extra science-y night!

(Variety via The Verge)