• Beer Blaster Liquid Shooter Arms With A 12Oz Can, Fires Carbonated Projectiles

    Beer Blaster Liquid Shooter Arms With A 12Oz Can, Fires Carbonated Projectiles

    Why play with water guns when you can blast each other with a full load of beer?  That’s right, bathe your enemies in a putrid stench of brew and smell like the morning after a wild keg party with the Beer Blaster Liquid Shooter, a water gun designed to draw ammunition from a 12-ounce can of ale. Able to shoot carbonated liquids out to distances of up to 10 feet, it paves the way for nasty (and sticky) close-range combat.  [...]

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  • Guiding Light Mailbox Rides Your Letter Box, Makes Sure The Pizza Boy Sees It From Afar

    Guiding Light Mailbox Rides Your Letter Box, Makes Sure The Pizza Boy Sees It From Afar

    Lighted house numbers may sound unnecessary.  Ask any pizza delivery guy making late-night runs to customers, however, and your opinion will quickly change.  The Guiding Light Mailbox adds solar-powered illuminated numbers right on your letter box, allowing people to see it from “half a football field away” in the dark. I’ll put it out there now.  The “half a football field” claim may be a bit excessive.  After all, the strip of lighting is just a tad larger than a [...]

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  • Sputnik Multi-Tool Puts Seven Screwdrivers In A Satellite-Like Torch

    Sputnik Multi-Tool Puts Seven Screwdrivers In A Satellite-Like Torch

    If you’re like me, you probably find Swiss Knife-style screwdrivers a load of crap.  Unless the screws are already loose to begin with, they’re nearly impossible to use.  The Sputnik Multi-Tool, with its large full-grip handle and strong, sturdy arms, should offer better utility, able to take on heavy-duty tasks without making you exert more effort than you really need to. Meant to look like a Russian satellite in orbit when unfolded, the multi-purpose instrument is armed with seven different [...]

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  • Underwater Grooming Robot Crawls Ships, Cleans Hulls

    Underwater Grooming Robot Crawls Ships, Cleans Hulls

    Still waiting for that promised future when robots will take care of cleaning our homes and properties?  Me too.  In the meantime, at least one of them machines will be doing a similar job for the US Navy.  Called the Hull Bio-Inspired Underwater Grooming  (Hull BUG) robot, the amphibious creation scrapes off barnacles, oysters and other marine life that end up sticking to the hulls of ships. More than turning out a better-looking vessel (as the “grooming ” in the [...]

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  • 2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Lounge Is Like An Entertainment Center On Wheels

    2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Lounge Is Like An Entertainment Center On Wheels

    Don’t have room in your apartment for either an entertainment center or a home office?  Consider getting a van and decking it like the 2010 Brabus Viano Lounge, a concept vehicle that turns the erstwhile Mercedes-Benz van into a multi-purpose luxury space. While only a concept, it shouldn’t be too difficult to mimic what the company did here.  Just throw a wad of cash around, buying all sorts of electronics systems, and pay a tuner to install everything similar to [...]

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  • Yoke Shopper: Because Excessive Shopping Doesn’t Have To Be Strenous

    Yoke Shopper: Because Excessive Shopping Doesn’t Have To Be Strenous

    Big shoppers not only require a huge lump of cash to satiate their habits.  They also need more hands to carry all those uncomfortable bags.  The Yoke Shopper simplifies life when raiding stores in bulk, allowing you to carry heavy sacks of plastic while leaving both of your hands unoccupied. While it won’t carry your bags for you, the Yoke Shopper should make the whole activity more comfortable.  Lock the handles together, sling the strap around your shoulder and stroll [...]

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  • Marubot Football League Puts Real Robots Into Arcade Cabinets, Pits Them Against Each Other

    Marubot Football League Puts Real Robots Into Arcade Cabinets, Pits Them Against Each Other

    Video games are fun.  Having physical robots crush each other’s head, however, is way more entertaining.  While the Marubot Football League isn’t exactly Robot Wars, having four mobile mini-androids tossing balls and making goals across a playing table sounds just as enticing. Is it more fun than foosball?  Given that you control inanimate men on a stick on one versus moving robots with actual faces on the other, there’s no contest.  That’s right, your robot will have a face – [...]

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  • Thermal Laser Weapon Will Help You Keep The Beachfront Free From Nudists

    Thermal Laser Weapon Will Help You Keep The Beachfront Free From Nudists

    A fire hose usually does the trick when trying to keep a small crowd back without putting anyone in serious harm’s way.  However, the whole mess that water creates makes it largely unusable for indoor applications (such as when trying to control a disturbance inside a facility, for instance).  That’s where the Thermal Laser System, which keeps people from moving forward by creating heat sensation within a certain distance, comes in.  Unfortunately, it only works if the people are naked. [...]

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  • Coffee For One With The Uber-Stylish WMF1

    Coffee For One With The Uber-Stylish WMF1

    Coffee for one?  Why use a regular coffee machine designed to make several cups when you can cook just the right amount with the Coffee Pad Machine WMF1, a single-serve brewer that pumps out exactly 125ml of coffee every time (provided you put in enough water, of course). Let’s face it.  Coffee cooked three hours ago is just better poured on the drain than down your throat.  It just tastes bad.  Of course, you can always make just one cup [...]

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  • D.I.Y. R-Cade: Make Your Own Arcade Racing Cabinet For $500

    D.I.Y. R-Cade: Make Your Own Arcade Racing Cabinet For $500

    Arcade racing simulators are pricey rigs that few can really afford to install in their homes.  Even low-end cabinets can easily go for ten thousand dollars and that’s before you even slap in a large HD display.  If you really, really want one and can’t handle the exorbitant costs, 0-60 and Electronic Arts have collaborated on a downloadable guide that details instructions on how you can build your own. Tied in with the release of Need For Speed: SHIFT, the [...]

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  • Obscura CueLight Adds Special Effects To Playing Pool, Makes It Look Like A Video Game

    Obscura CueLight Adds Special Effects To Playing Pool, Makes It Look Like A Video Game

    Luxury has always been a double-edged sword, often teetering in the fine line between indulgence and absurdity.  Same thing here with the Obscura CueLight, a digital installation that makes your regular pool game look like it came straight out of a 3D video game. The Obscura CueLight seen here is only one of two similar systems in the world, set up as part of Esquire’s Ultimate Bachelor Pad promotion.  Apart from the water ripples (as are in the photos), it [...]

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  • Pet Emergency Evacuation Jacket Gets Your Animal Pals Ready For Crisis Situations

    Pet Emergency Evacuation Jacket Gets Your Animal Pals Ready For Crisis Situations

    Your house is on fire.  Being a calm and collected guy, you keep your wits about you.  You grab your important papers, a few supplies and make your way out of the house, taking your pet chihuahua while you’re on the move.  The pet, however, has other ideas.  Distraught by the situation, she panics, runs away from you and puts herself into even greater danger. As smart as you think your little cat or dog might be, that’s usually how [...]

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  • Robotic Bed Makes Getting Out Of Bed Unnecessary

    Robotic Bed Makes Getting Out Of Bed Unnecessary

    Getting from a bed to a wheelchair (and back) is near-impossible to do without assistance for those with limited mobility.  Sure, there have been a couple of solutions for it, including modified wheelchair designs and patient-carrying machines.  The Panasonic Robotic Bed (yep, they’re calling it a robot) offers an altogether different solution, providing a bed that turns into a wheelchair (and back) at the push of a button. When going into wheelchair mode, a section of the bed detaches from [...]

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  • Precision Urban Hopper Robot Jumps Over Walls, Your Home Is No Longer Safe

    Precision Urban Hopper Robot Jumps Over Walls, Your Home Is No Longer Safe

    Time to raise your fences, boys.  A new robot from Boston Dynamics, harbinger of the apocalypse, can now clear vertical obstacles close to 50 times its size in a single bound.  Called the Precision Urban Hopper, it should easily go over your electrified fences 25 feet and under to kill every human in the house. Developed under funding from Darpa, the leapfrogging robot can drive across normal surfaces like ordinary rovers.  Encountering tall obstacles, however, doesn’t deter it from its [...]

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  • Best Made Co.’s Colorful Hickory Axes Make Chopping Trees Look Hip

    Best Made Co.’s Colorful Hickory Axes Make Chopping Trees Look Hip

    Lumberjack and fruity aren’t exactly two words that go together.  But that’s only because you’re not trying hard enough.  Best Made Co.’s brand of hickory helve axes, however, makes the two adjectives fit in naturally, combining the blade’s wood-chopping utility with colorful designs. I can think of very few jobs nowadays that require grabbing hold of an axe.  Lumberjack, fireman and “killer in a horror movie” are the only three occupations, in fact, that come to mind.  Sure, it makes [...]

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  • Trip Glasses Let You Get On A Somewhat Natural High, Enjoy The Possibility Of Seizures – Yay!

    Trip Glasses Let You Get On A Somewhat Natural High, Enjoy The Possibility Of Seizures – Yay!

    I’m not sure how much fun it will be to subject yourself to a non-stop bevy of blinking lights when you close your eyes.  According to the Trip Glasses, it’s supposed to be fun – allowing you to meditate and “trip out,” like you’re living a in a non-stop drug haze.  Epileptic seizure much? Put on a pair of headphones, don the Trip Glasses, close your eyes and turn the crap on.  With music blasting through your ear and a [...]

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  • Western Dryer Lets You Blow-Dry Like A Man

    Western Dryer Lets You Blow-Dry Like A Man

    Blow dryers have long been bathroom staples.  Let’s be honest, though.  With the lot of them being flowered and girlied up, it feels a little strange to keep them in your bachelor roost.  The Western Dryer provides reprieve, touting a manly-looking revolver body, to go along with the excellent hair-drying talent. As a blow-dry equipment fit for action heroes, the Western Dryer is clad like a handheld weapon from the turn of the century.  It doesn’t actually look like any [...]

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  • Kymera Magic Wand: Remote Control For Wizards

    Kymera Magic Wand: Remote Control For Wizards

    Ever wanted to put on your wizard costume before watching TV?  Never?  Well, now you’ll want to with the Kymera Magic Wand, a functional universal remote clad in the form of a spell-conjuring stick. Created by Chris Barnardo, the Magic Wand lets you control a bevy of home electronics (including various handheld devices, like iPods) using a variety of stick movements.  Simply point it to any component in your A/V system (it’s supposed to work with the majority of IR-equipped [...]

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  • Headstock Tuner Clips On To Your Guitar, Tells You If It’s Out Of Tune

    Headstock Tuner Clips On To Your Guitar, Tells You If It’s Out Of Tune

    Like to play the guitar, but can’t tune if your life depended on it?  You suck.  Bid adieu to badly-tuned instruments and begin laying the blame on your actual musical skills with the Headstock Tuner, a simple contraption designed to make tuning as quick and painless as possible. No real ear for music?  No problem.  Fitted to clip onto your guitar’s head (so you can look at it while you turn the peg), this tuner from Planet Waves reads the  [...]

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