• Wally 55 Power Boat Boasts Four Motors, Four Drives And A Whole Lot Of Style

    Wally 55 Power Boat Boasts Four Motors, Four Drives And A Whole Lot Of Style

    We don’t know if James Bond likes to take a yacht out during his days off.  If he does, though, we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s anything like the Wally 55, a luxury yacht styled like a giant speedboat. Billed as “the ultimate open sports cruiser,” the yacht/powerboat hybrid brings highly aggressive, hard-edged lines that makes those expensive yachts you see in the marina look like boats for stuffy, boring people.  Seriously, this thing ‘s hull looks like it’s built [...]

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  • Tandem Is A Pedal-Powered Love Canoe

    Tandem Is A Pedal-Powered Love Canoe

    When you want to venture on a boat alone, you bring a kayak.  When you want to do it with a partner, you need a canoe.  When you want to look lovingly into the eyes of the person you’re boating with and don’t really feel like paddling, the Tandem is exactly the boat you’re looking for. Made by British engineer Joe Rutland, it’s a two-person canoe with seats designed so that the two passengers are angled facing each other.  Granted, [...]

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  • Kite Patch Makes You Invisible To Mosquitoes

    Kite Patch Makes You Invisible To Mosquitoes

    Over the years, mankind has come up with many ways to protect themselves from deadly mosquitoes, from repellent creams you can apply on your skin to silly fire-breathing contraptions for killing the two-winged bloodsuckers.   The Kite Mosquito Patch offers an innovative approach, rendering you invisible to the tiny insects when stuck anywhere onto your clothing. Made by ieCrowd, it’s an insect-repelling patch that renders the wearer undetectable to ‘skeetos for up to 48 hours, almost like an invisibility cloak of [...]

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  • Grayl Bottle Purifies Drinking Water In Less Than A Minute

    Grayl Bottle Purifies Drinking Water In Less Than A Minute

    We’ve seen plenty of portable ways to clean out potentially dirty water when you’re spending time in the outdoors, such as the Lifestraw.  It’s definitely a burgeoning niche. The Grayl is looking to join the fray, offering a travel bottle that can purify water for drinking within seconds. To differentiate itself from existing products out there, it uses a double cup design — one cup, basically, sits inside another.  To use, fill the outer cup with water from your suspect [...]

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  • NapAnywhere Is A Better Neck Pillow

    NapAnywhere Is A Better Neck Pillow

    Bringing one of those neck pillows along so you can take a nap during transit is fine enough.  Except the bulky shape of those things make them difficult to squeeze into a packed bag.  The NapAnywhere remedies that problem by being able to store flat while providing even more comfortable head and neck support. Created by physician Ravi Shamaiengar, it’s based upon those same U-shaped neck pillows most travelers currently use to take quick naps while traveling.  Except it packs [...]

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  • Nemo Rhythm 40 Sleeping Bag Lets You Sleep Sideways And More

    Nemo Rhythm 40 Sleeping Bag Lets You Sleep Sideways And More

    Sleeping bags are awesome for making sleeping in otherwise uncomfortable places whole loads of acceptable.  Unless, that is, you can only sleep while lying on your side.  The Nemo Rhythm 40 Sleeping Bag changes that, accommodating any sleeping position you’re likely to end up in. Whether you like staring at the stars, burying your head in the pillow or looking at the tent walls while trying to sleep in camp, the sleeping bag takes a unique hourglass shape that will [...]

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  • Pop-Up Grill Brings Ultra-Portable Function

    Pop-Up Grill Brings Ultra-Portable Function

    When you’re camping, the more folding gear you can bring, the better.  From your jacket that folds down into the size of socks to your Pack-Away Kettle, they make packing a load of stuff just a whole lot easier.  If you’re going to bring a portable cooker along, you may want to consider this Pop-Up Grill. Designed by Jonas Rylander, it’s a compact grill that collapses into three separate parts when not in use.  The other two parts fit handily [...]

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  • LEGO Sydney Opera House Set 10234 Pics

    LEGO Sydney Opera House Set 10234 Pics

    LEGO just announced their Sydney Opera House set model number 10234. This UNESCO World Heritage Site needs no introduction and  is considered one of the most magnificent works of architecture in the World today. The LEGO set consists of 2989 pieces and includes some hard to find dark tan bricks and tiles. Set 10234 should be available in September 2013 and suggested retail price is around $US 319.            

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  • Longboard Stroller: Not Sure If Good Idea Or Bad

    Longboard Stroller: Not Sure If Good Idea Or Bad

    You’re a parent now.  But you’re still young enough that you can’t admit it makes you just as uncool as your dad was when he had you.  So you need to hold on to what kept you a vibrant and exciting young ‘un back in your heyday, avoiding the dad clothes and sticking to your “peg leg jeans and Jordans” ensemble while taking the baby out on a stroll.  If skateboarding was your thing before knocking up the girlfriend and [...]

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  • World’s Biggest LEGO Set Stars Wars X-Wing Starfighter – Biggest Picture Gallery!

    World’s Biggest LEGO Set Stars Wars X-Wing Starfighter – Biggest Picture Gallery!

    We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: make something very huge and it becomes indomitably impressive. Apparently, the same thing is true with LEGO sets because this gigantic LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter brings a whole bundle of awesome. A replica of the assault spacecrafts bearing the X-shaped wings from the Star Wars universe, it’s been built to a life-size 1:1 scale, measuring 11 feet tall and 43 feet long, with a 44 feet wingspan. Oh yeah, it weighs [...]

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  • The Windcatcher Will Change How Inflatable Stuff Works

    The Windcatcher Will Change How Inflatable Stuff Works

    Inflatable stuff, from giant couches to blow-up waterparks, are awesome.  And if they can have the same superpowers as the Windcatcher Air Pad, they will likely be even more awesome. Created by Portland-based Ryan Frayne, it’s an inflatable mattress that’s designed for blowing up by simply puffing into it.  Yep, no pumps necessary.  You don’t have to blow into it till you’re red in the face and your jaws hurt, either — just three puffs of air and the thing [...]

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  • Starbucks Stainless Steel Chiseled Tumbler – Do Want

    Starbucks Stainless Steel Chiseled Tumbler – Do Want

    Starbucks is a literal cash trap, making you wait in line for your coffee just long enough so you can admire and impulsively pick up one of the numerous products they have prominently displayed on the shelves.  The next time I’m in, I’ll probably be tempted to  buy one of these Stainless Steel Chiseled Tumblers and I can’t help but give in to the urges. A part of Starbucks’ new Cold-to-Go Chiseled Collection, the drinking vessel embraces the classic Cold [...]

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  • Yo Dawg, I Heard You Like Startups – Techcrunch Disrupt NY 2013′s Startup Battlefield Guide

    Yo Dawg, I Heard You Like Startups – Techcrunch Disrupt NY 2013′s Startup Battlefield Guide

    As some of you probably know, Techcrunch Disrupt is back in New York this week, spotlighting the big names, bright stars and exciting up-and-comers of the tech industry.  The event, which began on Monday and concludes today, has been an exciting one, with the Hackathon giving birth to some really fresh ideas, the panels and speakers dropping some genuine wisdom, and Startup Alley offering a healthy mix of exciting new products. The granddaddy of the event, though, as it has [...]

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  • Cool Things Is Webby Awards 2013 Honoree – We Love You Too Internet!

    Cool Things Is Webby Awards 2013 Honoree – We Love You Too Internet!

    So I was debating whether to toot my own horn or not but decided to share this exciting news with you after all. Real catalyst was loyal readers just like you actually asking why haven’t we mentioned this on the site at all? Here is a little excerpt from an email we received couple of weeks ago from fine folks at Webby Awards. “It is my pleasure to inform you that Cool Things has been selected as an Official Honoree [...]

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  • Sober Up Helps Get Rid Of Hangovers With A Shot

    Sober Up Helps Get Rid Of Hangovers With A Shot

    Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen plenty of solutions for preventing horrible hangovers associated with Friday night’s heavy drinking, so there’s no shortage of stuff, from multivitamins to candy to energy drinks, you can try to spare you from the agony.  Finding one that works for you, however, is a whole other story.  Sober Up is the latest in the growing line that you can try.  Maybe, it’s finally the one that kicks away all the nasty side [...]

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  • Envelope X-Ray Spray Lets You See Through Sealed Contents

    Envelope X-Ray Spray Lets You See Through Sealed Contents

    Opening sealed envelopes to find out their contents then sealing them back in like nothing happened is easy enough with the right tools on hand.  Unless you accidentally rip something out because you’re a crappy spy, that is.  If you’d rather avoid the whole potential for trouble, you might want to invest in a can of the Envelope X-Ray Spray instead. Able to make erstwhile opaque paper turn into a temporarily transluscent state, it lets you quickly check what’s inside [...]

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  • LEGO Technic Grand Prix Racer 42000 Pics

    LEGO Technic Grand Prix Racer 42000 Pics

    Race cars are a favorite among many fans of LEGO’s Technic line. The upcoming Lego Technic Grand Prix Racer brings that in glorious form with an added bonus: it can be alternately assembled into a race truck, too. In race car form, the vehicle looks like a throwback F1 racer from five to six years ago. Measuring 24 inches long, 4 inches high and 9 inches wide, it’s gives you a huge track-faring speedster to play with, too. Just throw [...]

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  • Exclusive Pics – Walter White And Jesse Pinkman Action Figures, Merchandise

    Exclusive Pics – Walter White And Jesse Pinkman Action Figures, Merchandise

    Breaking Bad’s amazing run may be concluding in eight episodes this year, but that doesn’t mean it will leave our minds and hearts any time soon.  In fact, it’s probably more likely we’ll see a good amount of merchandise to close out one of the best shows ever made for television.  And if that’s what you’ve been looking forward to, you won’t want to miss this Walter White/Heisenberg Action Figure from Mezco. Yep, the 50 year old Chemistry teacher turned [...]

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  • LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship 75021 Pics

    LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship 75021 Pics

    Want to bring the Clone Wars to your workshop…errr… big boy play room? Not a problem with the Republic Gunship, a heavily-equipped troop transporter that you can use to wage battle against those annoying Separatist Droid Army invaders. A big set consisting of 1,175  pieces, the aerial vehicle is decked in a whole load of detailed features: two pilot cabins, hidden cockpits on the wings, sliding doors, removable command station, a removable emergency capsule healing chamber, and a top compartment [...]

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