• This Round Table With Rotating Net Will Make For One Chaotic Yet Fun Ping Pong Game

    This Round Table With Rotating Net Will Make For One Chaotic Yet Fun Ping Pong Game

    An entertaining twist on the classic table tennis game, the Ping Meets Pong Table features a round tabletop with a spinning net that adds an extra dimension of chaos to the proceedings. We’re not exactly sure how to update the rules with a spinning net in the mix, but we’re confident half the fun will involve coming up with a ruleset on your own. Created by Walking-Chair Design Studio, the novelty table tennis set isn’t just for flinging balls across to the [...]

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  • TapPainter Lets You Virtually Paint Your Home In Any Color

    TapPainter Lets You Virtually Paint Your Home In Any Color

    You can visualize what your house will look like with a fresh color of paint all you want, but you can’t really tell how it’s going to be until all your walls are covered in the new shade. And by then, it’s too late to change your mind. The TapPainter is an app that lets you see exactly what your home interior will look like in any paint color without making a real commitment. Described as a “sophisticated color visualizer,” [...]

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  • JAG Grill Turns The Dining Table Into Barbecue Central

    JAG Grill Turns The Dining Table Into Barbecue Central

    You know those hot pot Asian restaurants that have a boiling pot (and, often, a griddle) in the middle, where you can cook raw food items into whatever awful-tasting dish you want? The JAG Grill is kind of like that. Instead of a boiling pot and a griddle, however, it puts a giant grill in the center of the table, allowing everyone to make their own barbecued feasts. No more entrusting the designated grillmaster (it’s really hard to trust a [...]

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  • Tado Cooling Adds Smart Features To Existing Airconditioning Units

    Tado Cooling Adds Smart Features To Existing Airconditioning Units

    Tado Cooling is a third-party device that can turn any existing airconditioning unit into a smart connected appliance. That’s right, no need to buy a smart AC to continue with your home automation expansion — just hook one of these up to any window, freestanding, or wall AC unit to give existing fixtures the same smart capabilities. Sure, you can use a smart plug to add remote operation abilities to your AC, but this small control panel will do so much more. [...]

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  • Drift Is A Self-Dimming Smart Light Bulb Controlled By A Traditional Switch

    Drift Is A Self-Dimming Smart Light Bulb Controlled By A Traditional Switch

    Unlike other smart bulbs, the Drift eschews unconventional controls, relying on the good old light switch similar to traditional bulbs. No hand claps, no smartphone apps, no voice-activated tech, no capacitive light switches – just the most domestic of home staples that every home has had since the electric light bulb became commonplace. Made by Saffron, it’s not a do-it-all light bulb like the Philips Hue or any of the products in its category. Instead, it’s a smart dimming bulb that you [...]

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  • D-Link WiFi Smart Plug Can Detect Overheating Appliances And Automatically Shut Them Off

    D-Link WiFi Smart Plug Can Detect Overheating Appliances And Automatically Shut Them Off

    Smart plugs are the basic building blocks of the smart home, letting you automate and remotely operate any appliance and home electronic by simply plugging in. As the idea of a smart home continues its way to the mainstream, smart plugs will need to evolve into something with a lot more features than they have now. That’s why we’re encouraged by D-Link’s WiFi Smart Plug, which attempts to inject a little extra functionality into the connected home staple. Like many existing [...]

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  • Campeggi Tuttomio Is A Compact Private Workstation With Rotating Cubicle Walls

    Campeggi Tuttomio Is A Compact Private Workstation With Rotating Cubicle Walls

    The Campeggi Tuttomio is, arguably, one of the most compact standalone office cubicles ever made. It’s so small, you’d sooner mistake it for a lounger than a functional workstation, but the latter is exactly what it’s meant to serve. Consisting of a desk with an accompanying seat and a rotating wall, it’s a self-contained cubicle that will fit right in with any modern home, giving home office workers a private space where they can watch Vine videos, play any of [...]

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  • Helinox Ultralight Table Folds To The Size Of An Umbrella

    Helinox Ultralight Table Folds To The Size Of An Umbrella

    The Helinox Ultralight Table is a camping table that can fold to a size no bigger than your gunbrella and no heavier than a travel bottle filled with your favorite refreshment. It’s the efficient, convenient, and functional table every outdoor enthusiast who insists on packing light will never have to think twice about bringing along. Measuring just 16.1 inches long and 3.5 inches in diameter with a weight of 1.5 pounds when folded, it gets you a usable table with none of [...]

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  • Home-Work Sideboard Transforms Into A Self-Contained Workspace

    Home-Work Sideboard Transforms Into A Self-Contained Workspace

    Since you do the bulk of your work at home in the dining room (easy access to the fridge — always a good thing), might as well equip it with a proper workstation. Now, a writing desk in a corner of the dining room will probably look out of place, so someone made the Home-Work, a sideboard that can transform into a self-contained workspace. Like any sideboard, you can use it to display dishes, hold your stretchy bowl of fruits, [...]

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  • Firstcall Phone-Shaped Chair Is Designed To Let You Make Private Phone Calls

    Firstcall Phone-Shaped Chair Is Designed To Let You Make Private Phone Calls

    Open plan offices aren’t big on privacy. Chances are, your private phone call will quickly become a public announcement if you raise your voice even a little bit. While you can always get a private call in by hiding under your modular desk and speaking in a hushed tone, the Firstcall Chair sounds like it’s going to offer a much better alternative. Designed by Ruud van Wier, it’s a chair shaped like the handsets on one of those old-school telephone [...]

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  • Oblika Puzzle Doubles As Stylish 2D Construction Tiles

    Oblika Puzzle Doubles As Stylish 2D Construction Tiles

    Oblika is a simple jigsaw puzzle composed of a variety of geometric pieces that you assemble in its included frame to form a basic square. Take the various pieces out of the frame, however, and they turn into versatile construction tiles that you can use to fashion dozens of fun and creative two-dimensional shapes. Designed by Jonathan Dorthe, the tiles consist of various sizes of triangles, domes, four-sided shapes (squares, rectangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids), and curved tiles, allowing them to [...]

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  • Golden Goose Lets You Scramble Eggs While They’re Still In The Shell

    Golden Goose Lets You Scramble Eggs While They’re Still In The Shell

    If someone told me it’s possible to shake an egg, boil it, and end up with hard-boiled scrambled eggs, I would have been pretty sure there’s another punchline coming. In fact, that’s exactly what I thought when I first heard about Golden Goose, a kitchen tool that lets you scramble eggs while they’re still inside the shell. A hand-powered kitchen gadget, it looks like one of those spinning disk toys where you pull on the strings with both hands to [...]

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  • Bibliochaise Is A One Sweet Looking Chair Equipped To Hold Up To 300 Books

    Bibliochaise Is A One Sweet Looking Chair Equipped To Hold Up To 300 Books

    Your Open Book Lounge Chair makes for a great standalone reading station, complete with a load of shelves for books, a comfy seat, and a place to set down your cup of coffee. But what if you’ve exhausted all the shelf space and need something with even more room for your reading materials? This Bibliochaise looks like the perfect replacement. Equipped to hold up to 300 books, it’s actually more bookshelf than lounger, although it does come with a comfy-looking seat where [...]

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  • This Neat Pet Crate Makes Your Dog Look Like A Nefarious Supervillain

    This Neat Pet Crate Makes Your Dog Look Like A Nefarious Supervillain

    We’re not entirely sure why, but the ei2 eiCrate makes an erstwhile wireframe cage look like a futuristic living pod. And it does that without fancy blinking lights, moving mechanisms, and bleeping spaceship noises. Seriously, the cage makes that dog sitting inside it look like a nefarious supervillain and it’s awesome. Sure, this is still just a cage designed to keep your pooch from going wild and biting your boss on the leg the next time you have a party [...]

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  • These Bulbing 2D Lamps Create The Illusion Of 3D Forms

    These Bulbing 2D Lamps Create The Illusion Of 3D Forms

    These Bulbing lamps probably won’t light up your bedroom any better than the Philips Wake-Up Light you use right now. But we bet these will spur a more engaging conversation with any girl you show around the house, increasing the chances they’ll decide to stick around the bedroom just a little longer than usual. And while we’re not counting on it, who knows, it just might be your lucky day. Made by Tel Aviv-based Studio Cheha, the lamps are designed as two-dimensional [...]

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  • Famatic Social Photo Sharing Frame Might Just Be The Perfect Gift For Your Non-Techie Relatives

    Famatic Social Photo Sharing Frame Might Just Be The Perfect Gift For Your Non-Techie Relatives

    When I’m 80, I probably can’t be bothered to tinker with whatever new gadgets children are playing with in those days. Chances are, I’ll be content yelling at kids to get off my lawn and reminding everyone of the good old days (“You kids these days…”), back when Google Glass looked idiotic, people still dreamed of self-lacing shoes, and we paid a lot of money for internet service that can’t even handle 4K streaming. So I totally understand why the Famatic, a [...]

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  • Guitdoorbell Strums A Chord Every Time Someone Opens The Door

    Guitdoorbell Strums A Chord Every Time Someone Opens The Door

    Unlike what its name might suggest, the Guitdoorbell isn’t really a doorbell that people can buzz when they’re standing on your doorstep. Instead, it’s more like a chime that makes a sound every time the door is opened or closed. Except in place of a bell, it uses a guitar mounted on top of the door frame that a pick on the door then strums every time someone comes in and out. Admittedly, it seems a little elaborate for something [...]

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  • Peres E-Nose Sniffs Meat, Poultry And Fish For Freshness, Warns Against Food Poisoning

    Peres E-Nose Sniffs Meat, Poultry And Fish For Freshness, Warns Against Food Poisoning

    Food-related illnesses aren’t uncommon. And they usually happen because someone cooked something that, for one reason or another, isn’t all that palatable for human consumption. Peres is a gadget that scans meats to test for freshness, determining whether it’s still suitable for cooking or if it’s actually time to leave it out for the neighborhood strays. Billed as “the world’s first portable electronic nose,” the device can be used to detect the quality and freshness of pork, beef, chicken, and [...]

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  • Modern Sprout Planter Hides A Full Hydroponics System For No-Maintenance Gardening

    Modern Sprout Planter Hides A Full Hydroponics System For No-Maintenance Gardening

    Modern Sprout is one of those no-maintenance planters which let you grow plants in the house without having to water or tend to them on a daily basis. Unlike many hydroponic-based systems, though, it looks like a regular planting box, so you can totally trick the neighborhood grandmas into thinking you’re a passionate gardener with a flair for bringing plants to bloom. Outside, it’s just a small wooden planter with a rectangular panel measuring 16 x 5.5 x 10.25 inches. It’s very unassuming, [...]

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