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Top 100 Tech Ideas in May

From Personalizing Smart Beds to Connected Rooftop Wind Turbines

— May 22, 2016 — Tech
From smart beds that adjust to each user's body to rooftop wind turbines that track energy consumption, the May 2016 tech trends reveal a clear demand for high-tech products that improve the efficiency of the home from the inside and out.

When it comes to connected home products used indoors, there is a clear emphasis on automation. Indeed, many consumers are now looking for products that will perform basic tasks automatically in order to save them more time each day. Some examples of automated home products include window blinds that adjust based on variations in light, smart beds that conform to the shape of each user's body and night stands that provide a natural wakeup call according to each individual's sleep cycle.

However, the May 2016 tech trends reveal that smart devices are not just limited to the confines of the home. For example, there are now motion-activated gardening devices that spray water at animal intruders. There are also connected rooftop wind turbines that track a home's energy consumption to save consumers money.
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Supercharged Aquatic Jet Packs
Supercharged Aquatic Jet Packs
The Zapata Flyboard V3 Complete Kit Launches Users Up to 43-Feet
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98
Versatile Tablet Cases
Versatile Tablet Cases
This iPad Pro Case Lets You Switch Between Keyboard and Video Modes
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97
Aerial Selfie Smartphone Cases
Aerial Selfie Smartphone Cases
Drone in a Phone Lets People Take Photos from High Above
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96
Heavy-Duty Hybrid Excavators
Heavy-Duty Hybrid Excavators
This Komatsu Excavator is Super Fuel-Efficient
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95
Compact Beverage Heaters
Compact Beverage Heaters
The 'Heat Up' Water Warmer Instantly Heats Water for Coffee or Tea
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94
Reinvented Photographic Lenses
Reinvented Photographic Lenses
This Achromat Lens Brings Iconic Aesthetics to Modern Cameras
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93
Hyper-Zoom Cameras
Hyper-Zoom Cameras
The New Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 111 Offers Top-Notch Zoom and Sensor Capabilities
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92
Woven Printed Dresses
Woven Printed Dresses
Modeclix's 3D-Printed Clothing Mimics the Movement of Traditional Cloth
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91
Powerful At-Home Hair Removers
Powerful At-Home Hair Removers
This IPL Hair Removal System Must Be Used with Safety Glasses
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90
Shoe-Affixed Flashlights
Shoe-Affixed Flashlights
These LED Shoe Lights Provide Illumination During Nighttime Walks or Jogs
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89
Cold-Press Consumer Juicers
Cold-Press Consumer Juicers
The Tribest 'Greenstar Elite' Juice Extractor Promises Fresh Results
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88
Custom Embroidery Machines
Custom Embroidery Machines
The Singer S10 Studio Embroidery Sewing Machine Enables Customization
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87
Automated Window Blinds
Automated Window Blinds
The FlipFlic System Automatically Adjusts Blinds Based on User Preferences
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86
Golden Video Game Consoles
Golden Video Game Consoles
The Analogue Nt is an NES with a 24-Karat Gold Exterior
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85
Caterpillar-Inspired 3D Printers
Caterpillar-Inspired 3D Printers
This 3D Printing Solution Could Form Uniquely Structured Objects
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84
Ruggedly Efficient Eco Chargers
Ruggedly Efficient Eco Chargers
The Goal Zero 'Nomad 7 Plus' Mobile Solar Panel Offers Convenience
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83
Italian Leather Smartphone Wallets
Italian Leather Smartphone Wallets
The Hardgraft 'Wild' Wallet Phone Case is for the New iPhone
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82
Smartphone-Sized PCs
Smartphone-Sized PCs
The Hercules 'PalmTop' Mobile PC is Packed with Impressive Components
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81
VR Ticket Previews
VR Ticket Previews
The StubHub Virtual Reality Features Lets People Experience Where They'll Sit
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80
Smartphone Charger Rentals
Smartphone Charger Rentals
The AnkerBox is an Inexpensive and Convenient Phone Charger Service
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79
Binge-Watching Headsets
Binge-Watching Headsets
The Binge On Up Headset Allow Users to Watch Their Favorite Shows Anywhere
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78
Trucking Storage Racks
Trucking Storage Racks
The Decked Storage Rack Allows Improved Utility and Organization
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77
Powerful Weaponry Chargers
Powerful Weaponry Chargers
The Powerbomb Charger Offers 13,000 mAH Energy Storage for Tech Devices
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76
Versatile Wearable Headlamps
Versatile Wearable Headlamps
This Unique Headlamp Can Also Be Worn Around Your Waist
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75
Acupuncture Foot Massagers
Acupuncture Foot Massagers
The LuxorWare Foot Massage Device Stimulates Blood Flow
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74
Drone-Inspired Electric Helicopters
Drone-Inspired Electric Helicopters
The E-Volo 'Volocopter' is Designed to Change Urban Mobility
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73
Pot-Integrated Stoves
Pot-Integrated Stoves
This Outdoor Stove Makes Food Preparation Quicker and Easier
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72
Compact Drinking Water Purifiers
Compact Drinking Water Purifiers
The Magic 'Slim Sculpture' Purifier Features a Tankless Design
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71
Stainless Steel Smartwatch Straps
Stainless Steel Smartwatch Straps
The Bluestein Link Bracelet Strap Can be Customized to Fit Needs
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70
Camera-Controlled Contacts
Camera-Controlled Contacts
Samsung is Aiming to Offer Smart Contact Lenses with VR Capabilities
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69
Super-Flat Plugs
Super-Flat Plugs
EVOline Redesigns the Common Plug to Make It More Convenient
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68
Minimalist Air Washers
Minimalist Air Washers
Two Designers Make a Home Appliance into a Sculptural Piece of Decor
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67
Dual-Load Washing Machines
Dual-Load Washing Machines
The TWIN Wash System from LG Allows Consumers to Wash Two Loads at Once
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66
VR Kitchen Simulators
VR Kitchen Simulators
IKEA's Virtual Reality Kitchen Experience Introduces Dream Kitchens
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65
Fashion-Forward Smart Bracelets
Fashion-Forward Smart Bracelets
The Aries Smart Bracelets is Made for Style-Conscious Consumers
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64
3D-Printed Classical Portraits
3D-Printed Classical Portraits
These Prints Render Famed Works of Art into Dimensional Figurines
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63
Upright Mobility Trikes
Upright Mobility Trikes
The 'Alinker' Looks to Offer an Alternative to Mobility Scooters
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62
Driverless Racing Cars
Driverless Racing Cars
Roborace Reveals the Daniel Simon's Designs for the Big Event
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61
Hybrid Vacuum-Steamers
Hybrid Vacuum-Steamers
The Nugeni Steva is a Four-in-One Cleaning Appliance
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60
Weaponized Combat Games
Weaponized Combat Games
The Unified Weapons Master Game Features Armed Martial Artistss
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59
Approachable Coding Apps
Approachable Coding Apps
The Autocode Platform Makes it Simpler for Consumers to Enter into Coding
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58
Drone Experience Glasses
Drone Experience Glasses
The Dominator V3 First-Person Viewer Goggles Lets You See a Drone POV
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57
Cumbersome Truck Stunts
Cumbersome Truck Stunts
This Volvo Truck Stunt Showcases the FH16 Trucks' Crawler Gear System
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56
Pioneering 3D-Printed Cars
Pioneering 3D-Printed Cars
Local Motors' 'LM3D Swim' is a Car Made of 75% 3D-Printed Parts
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55
Wearable Lapel Cameras
Wearable Lapel Cameras
The Autographer Films Hands-Free by Connecting to the Wearer's Shirt
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54
Multipurpose Garage Door Openers
Multipurpose Garage Door Openers
The Ryobi Ultra Quiet Garage Door Opener System is Modular
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53
Pain-Relieving Menstruation Wearables
Pain-Relieving Menstruation Wearables
Livia is a Smart Device to Relieve Menstrual Cramps
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52
Ancient VR Cereal Launches
Ancient VR Cereal Launches
Kellogg’s Ancient Legends Held Tastings Enhanced with Virtual Reality
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51
Holographic Projection Tables
Holographic Projection Tables
FORUM8's Holographic Display Brings 3D-Printed Objects to Life
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50
Customizable E-Textile Startups
Customizable E-Textile Startups
This Wearable Platform Incorporates Electronics Into Clothes
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49
Animal-Deterring Garden Gadgets
Animal-Deterring Garden Gadgets
The ScareCrow Motion-Activated Animal Repellent Uses No Chemicals
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48
Treat-Dispensing Pet Cameras
Treat-Dispensing Pet Cameras
The Tomofun 'Furbo' Pet Cam Calms Dogs Down if They Get Anxious
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47
Smartphone Photography Lens Cases
Smartphone Photography Lens Cases
The 'X-Lens' Camera Lens Case Enables Professional Photography
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46
Glare-Reducing Bicycle Lights
Glare-Reducing Bicycle Lights
The 'Astra' Bike Lamp Offers Enhanced Illumination for Cyclists
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45
Cold Pressed Juice Packs
Cold Pressed Juice Packs
Juicero's Smart Kitchen Appliances Include a Keurig-Like Juicer Device
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44
Hand Signal Indicators
Hand Signal Indicators
'beSEEN' Cycling Gloves Activate When Hands are Removed from the Handlebars
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43
Solar-Powered Water Devices
Solar-Powered Water Devices
WaterDrop is Capable of Producing Water in the Desert
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42
Three-Pot Slow Cookers
Three-Pot Slow Cookers
The 'Swing & Serve' Cooking Crockpot Boasts a Multi-Layered Design
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41
Logo-Less Tech Storefronts
Logo-Less Tech Storefronts
The Memphis Apple Store Boasts a 37-Foot Display Inside
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40
Reclaimed Tire Mosquito Traps
Reclaimed Tire Mosquito Traps
The Ovillanta Traps Are Made Out Of Discarded Automobile Tires
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39
Motorcyclist Air Conditioning Units
Motorcyclist Air Conditioning Units
The 'MiClimate' Ensures Riders Maintain a Comfy Temperature
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38
Luxury Smartwatch Straps
Luxury Smartwatch Straps
The Apple Watch Hermes Leather Straps Can be Separately Purchased
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37
Hoodie VR Headsets
Hoodie VR Headsets
Artefact Envisions Two Exciting Redesigns of Virtual Reality Designs
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36
IoT-Integrated Apartments
IoT-Integrated Apartments
Brain of Things Creates Fully Automated Home Systems Like the Jetsons
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35
Smart Wine Bottles
Smart Wine Bottles
Kuvee Extends the Life of an Open Wine Bottle to 30 Days
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34
Couch Computer Peripheral Holders
Couch Computer Peripheral Holders
The NerdyTec 'COUCHMASTER' Ensures Comfortable PC Gaming
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33
Internet-Connected E-Bikes
Internet-Connected E-Bikes
The VanMoof 'Electrified S' Electric Bicycle Design is Smart
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32
Bacteria-Powered Lighting
Bacteria-Powered Lighting
Glowee Uses Bioluminescent Bacteria as a Sustainable Source of Light
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31
Suctioning Solar Panel Chargers
Suctioning Solar Panel Chargers
The GreenLighting Solar Phone Charger Power Bank is Efficient
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30
Luxe Adult Hoverboards
Luxe Adult Hoverboards
The AX12 Hoverboard's Sleek Design is Geared Towards More Mature Consumers
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29
Aftermarket Dashboard Tablets
Aftermarket Dashboard Tablets
The Rand McNally 'OverDryve' Dashboard Screen Makes Vehicles Smarter
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28
Gold Star Snapchat Lenses
Gold Star Snapchat Lenses
This Starbucks Snapchat Lens Marks the Launch of a New Loyalty System
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27
Underwater Breathing Devices
Underwater Breathing Devices
The Triton is the World's First Underwater Breathing Apparatus
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26
Personalizing Smart Beds
Personalizing Smart Beds
The Balluga Bed by Joe Katan Creates Ideal Sleeping Conditions
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25
Digitized Notebook Sets
Digitized Notebook Sets
The Smart Writing Set from Moleskine Allows Users to Digitize Their Notes
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24
Connected Rooftop Wind Turbines
Connected Rooftop Wind Turbines
This Mountable Turbine is The First Connected Wind Energy Source
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23
Standing Desk PC Systems
Standing Desk PC Systems
The Lian Li DK-04 Standing Desk Houses Computer Components Within
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22
Wearable Smart Stamps
Wearable Smart Stamps
The Wearable Interactive Stamp Platform Offers Numerous Applications
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Actress-Inspired Robots
Actress-Inspired Robots
The 'Mark 1' Human Robot Features a 3D-Printed Skeleton
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20
Transformational Hoverboard Carts
Transformational Hoverboard Carts
The 'HoverCart' Turns an Electric Hoverboard into a Go-Kart
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19
DIY Crafting Machines
DIY Crafting Machines
The 'Mr Beam II' Laser Cutter and Engraver Offers Superb Crafting Uses
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DIY Plastic-Recycling Machines
DIY Plastic-Recycling Machines
The 'Precious Plastic' Project Encourages Plastic Recycling
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17
Food-Printing Restaurants
Food-Printing Restaurants
'Food Ink.' from byFlow is a Pop-Up 3D Printing Restaurant in Europe
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16
Hovering Selfie Drones
Hovering Selfie Drones
The Hover is a Flying Camera Made to Capture Photos from an Ideal Height
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15
Commemorative Luxury Watches
Commemorative Luxury Watches
The New Casio G-Shock Watch Features GPS Hybrid Timekeeping
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14
3D Fashion Projects
3D Fashion Projects
This Project Will Create Streamlined Processes For Crafting 3D-Printed Fashion
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13
Self-Scanning Shopping Apps
Self-Scanning Shopping Apps
QueueHop Lets You Skip the Line With Smartphone Self-Service Checkout
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12
Sneaky Smartphone Camera Cases
Sneaky Smartphone Camera Cases
The 'COVR Photo' Smartphone Photography Case Snaps Covert Pics
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11
Futuristic Auto Cockpits
Futuristic Auto Cockpits
Peugeot's i-Cockpit Transforms Vehicular Control and Interior Appearance
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10
E-Bike Conversion Accessories
E-Bike Conversion Accessories
The TranzX Works is a Sleek Battery that Turns Bikes into E-Bikes
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9
Fitness-Tracking Mirrors
Fitness-Tracking Mirrors
The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker Helps Users Visualize Body Changes
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8
Power Exchange Device Plugs
Power Exchange Device Plugs
The 'STROMR' Power Exchange Cable Transfers Files and Electricity
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7
Live-Streaming Aquatic Cameras
Live-Streaming Aquatic Cameras
The 'FanCam' Fishing Camera Offers a Real-Time View into the Water
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6
Hi-Tech Smart Nightstands
Hi-Tech Smart Nightstands
Curvilux Elevates the Connected Home for Immediacy and Convenience
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5
Smart Grocery Concepts
Smart Grocery Concepts
Coop Italia Imagines a Supermarket of the Future Powered by Microsoft
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4
Streamlined Electric Bike Concepts
Streamlined Electric Bike Concepts
This Bike Features an Electric Motor System and a Carbon Frame
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3
Efficient Home Renovation Tools
Efficient Home Renovation Tools
The Dremel Hyper-Oscillating Tool Features Interchangeable Heads
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2
All-In-One Fitness Equipment
All-In-One Fitness Equipment
The 'Move It' Device Helps Consumers Exercise at Home
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Multi-Purpose Transforming Bags
Multi-Purpose Transforming Bags
The OWLBAG Changes Shape to Meet Your Every Need
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