• Strattec Bolt Lock Learns To Work With Your Car Key

    Strattec Bolt Lock Learns To Work With Your Car Key

    Don’t have enough space in your key ring for all the locks you use throughout the week?  Not a problem with the Bolt Lock, a new line of locking products that can work with the key you already use to start your car. Created by Strattec, the locks don’t come with a key of their own.  Instead, they’ll “learn” the shape of the first key that penetrates their keyhole, taking it as the only stick of metal that can disengage [...]

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  • Klhip Redesigns The Nail Clipper

    Klhip Redesigns The Nail Clipper

    The nail clipper works as it is.  That’s why nobody’s bothered to redesign the damn thing.  Until, of course, someone came up with the Klhip. Billed as “the ultimate clipper,” the contraption is designed to trim your nails just like any regular nail scissor you can grab at the beauty products store.  Except it’s been engineered to deliver better ergonomics for effortlessly shearing the hard skin off your hands and feet. The Klhip changes things up by putting the pressure [...]

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  • Transport Infant Warmer Heats Babies For Up To 6 Hours Without Electricity

    Transport Infant Warmer Heats Babies For Up To 6 Hours Without Electricity

    Babies need to keep warm.  Even more so when they’re born premature or with low birth weight.  While that can usually be solved with an incubator,  they aren’t the most accessible in developing countries, where high costs (modern ones can go for as much as $20,000) make them very difficult to acquire.  The Transport Infant Warmer offers a much more affordable alternative. Developed by Embrace Global, the baby-sized wraparound blanket can keep hypothermia at bay for up to six hours [...]

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  • Sand Brick Updates The 300-Year Old Sandbag

    Sand Brick Updates The 300-Year Old Sandbag

    Sandbags continue to be in frequent use for emergency, engineering and military applications.  Which is strange, considering the age-old design has mostly stayed the same throughout the many years they’ve been commissioned.  That is, until the Sand Brick rolled into town. Why replace sandbags?  According to Sand Brick Technologies, the 300-year old design of the conventional barrier makes it heavy, difficult to fill and require accurate placement (3:1 width-to-height ratio) to properly set up — not exactly the most ideal [...]

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  • Hospital Bedside Booze Drip Lets You Consume Your Alcohol Hands-Free

    Hospital Bedside Booze Drip Lets You Consume Your Alcohol Hands-Free

    Know how people always joke about being plugged to a hospital IV filled with beer?  Joke just got real with the Hospital Bedside Booze Drip, a medical-style contraption to administer beer while you lie down in comfort. Don’t worry, needles need not be involved.  Instead, you can simply slip that feeding tube directly into your mouth, so each drop of the intoxicating medication tickles your taste buds before sliding directly down your throat.  Very convenient, especially when you’re already too [...]

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  • Shoot A Brew Cooler Hurls Beer Cans Up To Eight Feet Away

    Shoot A Brew Cooler Hurls Beer Cans Up To Eight Feet Away

    A cooler is very useful for keeping beer chilled during outdoor parties.  Know what can make it even more helpful, though?  If it lets you get a beer without having to walk over and scoop one.  That’s exactly what the Shoot A Brew Cooler does. My longtime wish was for a robot cooler that you can ring on your cellphone and will automatically track you down using your phone’s GPS, rolling right next to you to let you grab a [...]

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  • Fiskars Cuts+More Scissors Look Practical And Awesome

    Fiskars Cuts+More Scissors Look Practical And Awesome

    Until we come up with cheap and pocket-sized all-purpose laser cutters, scissors will remain a valuable part of everyone’s lives.  And when it comes to scissors, there should be few that can rival the Fiskars Cuts+More. While there are better tools for different jobs, scissors have been everyone’s default implement for any type of cutting duties.  From paper to fabric to wires to twines to food — when you need something snipped, you grab any random scissor and make do [...]

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  • World’s Biggest Private Jet Will Host Four-Poster Beds And Turkish Bath

    World’s Biggest Private Jet Will Host Four-Poster Beds And Turkish Bath

    When you’re so rich every dude in your rolodeck has a private plane, getting one for yourself doesn’t seem like a big deal.  But you like being a big deal, so instead of just picking up a random aircraft for yourself, you place an order for the biggest, most luxurious one your £300 million budget can afford.  That’s exactly what a Middle Eastern prince did. Worcestershire-based firm Design Q is putting the project to paper, which should become the largest [...]

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  • Replenish Revolutionizes Packaging For Spray Cleaners

    Replenish Revolutionizes Packaging For Spray Cleaners

    As it turns out, that bottle of cleaner sitting under your sink is just 5% chemical and 95% water.  So why the hell do you keep paying for an entire plastic bottle every time you pick up supplies at the grocery?  Replenish, a new multi-surface cleaning product, lets you buy just the chemical in a small capsule container, so you can mix it with water in your own bottle. When you first buy the product, you get it in an [...]

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  • Scott Naturals Tube-Free Toilet Paper Rolls Without Anything In The Middle

    Scott Naturals Tube-Free Toilet Paper Rolls Without Anything In The Middle

    Some products are cool.  Others are just downright magical.  That second one’s the case with the new Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper.  Yes, a roll of toilet paper without a tube in the middle. Witchcraft?  Voodoo magic?  Alien technology?  We’re not sure which one they really used, but the crazy thing really is bundled in a roll and will supposedly stay that way until you’ve used every last sheet.  Since there’s no tube to throw away, there’s supposedly less waste.  [...]

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  • Join Turns Utensils Into Dinner Table Torture Puzzle

    Join Turns Utensils Into Dinner Table Torture Puzzle

    Thinking up of ways to work up an appetite before dinner?  Or just looking to torture hungry dinner guests?  Either way, you can make having the right to eat a challenge with Join, a three-piece set of utensils that can be slapped together to  form a mind-boggling puzzle. Created by Konstantin Slawinski, it’s based on a Japanese puzzle that involves three sticks joined together that you must disassemble into separate parts.  We’re guessing you can use those sticks as chopsticks [...]

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  • Duel Savings Bank Puts A Little Competition In Saving Spare Change

    Duel Savings Bank Puts A Little Competition In Saving Spare Change

    A clever way to make dropping spare change on a coin bank interesting is to turn it into a contest.  The Duel Savings Bank does the idea one better, allowing you to keep track of who’s leading using simple physics. Designed by some bloke named Ding 3000 (and, no, I don’t think dude’s a robot), the half-circle coin bank is designed to stand on the curved side, with two coin slots on the flat top edge.  Each slot sends the [...]

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  • Braille Alphabet Bracelet Is A Stylish Learning Tool For The Blind

    Braille Alphabet Bracelet Is A Stylish Learning Tool For The Blind

    Know someone interested in learning Braille?  Give them the Braille Alphabet Bracelet,  a wearable learning accessory that you can wrap around your wrist for easy access. Designed by Leslie Ligon of At First Sight, the functional jewelry  came about as she sought out ways to help her blind son to better learn reading and writing in Braille.   The result is a steel adornment that will probably help even more people, as only 10% of legally blind individuals are actually literate [...]

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  • Portable Support Tool Balancer Lets You Wield Giant Chainsaws Without Tearing Your Shoulders

    Portable Support Tool Balancer Lets You Wield Giant Chainsaws Without Tearing Your Shoulders

    Wielding a big-ass chainsaw is lots of fun, especially when fending off zombies during the impending apocalypse.  Only one problem, though: lifting those things can put serious strain on your arms and shoulders, potentially leading to long-term injuries.  The Portable Support Tool Balancer will ensure that doesn’t happen. According to its inventor, a Canadian landscaper, the idea came about after searching for ways to prevent long-term injuries, such as those he acquired after years of working  with a 22-pound hedge [...]

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  • Storage Containers Designed As Lego Parts

    Storage Containers Designed As Lego Parts

    Plastic containers are awesome for organizing your stuff.  These new Lego Storage Boxes, however, take the awesomeness to another level, giving you functional containers dressed up like giant interlocking bricks. Exclusively available from UK-based Store, the storage solutions are officially licensed Lego products.  As such, they look exactly like the classic construction toys, making them an ideal clutter-organizing option for Lego fans of all ages. Available in medium (four knobs) and large (eight knobs) bricks, as well as a giant [...]

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  • Meyer Home Plow: Clear 10 Inches Of Ice In Fully-Automated Mode

    Meyer Home Plow: Clear 10 Inches Of Ice In Fully-Automated Mode

    You cut your own grass, so you might as well plow your own snow.  This is how you bulldoze through that icy pile quickly: the Meyer Home Plow. Designed to handle up to 10 inches of snow, the appendage connects to your ride’s front receiver hitch (it’s compatible with most category 3, two-inch varieties).   It can work with most SUVs, semi-trucks and utility vehicles, making it easily accessible to a great number of homeowners. The Home Plow is a 14-gauge [...]

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  • Longreach Uses A Bazooka To Rescue Drowning Victims

    Longreach Uses A Bazooka To Rescue Drowning Victims

    A total of 15 amazing entries made it to the finals of this year’s James Dyson Award.  The winning invention, however, is a brilliant lifesaving device that includes a grenade launcher as one of its parts: the Longreach. Created by Australian industrial designer, Samuel Adeloju, the novel system lets you fire a bazooka at your drowning victim.  Instead of exploding rockets, though, it shoots a clever little missile that expands into a bouyancy aid as soon as it hits the [...]

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  • Skylifter Building A Flying Saucer Blimp

    Skylifter Building A Flying Saucer Blimp

    Blimps are in fashion again.  And they’re getting more awesome then ever.  The latest in the airship revival is a literal flying saucer that will haul heavy cargo into areas otherwise out of reach for other means of transportation. Australian aeronautical firm Skylifter is behind the project, which aims to create a massive air-powered disc, spanning 500 feet in diameter as the final product.  The giant saucer-shaped balloon, tentatively nicknamed Lucy, is expected to ferry loads of up to 150 [...]

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  • How To Buy Your Own Private Island

    How To Buy Your Own Private Island

    Looking for ways to get rid of millions of dollars in extra cash just laying around your house?  How about a private island you can call your own?  If that sounds right up your alley, better get in touch with Private Islands Inc., a company specializing in marketing, sales and rentals of floating masses of soil all around God’s green earth. Established as a way to consolidate the island market, the Toronto-based company deals exclusively in the very specialized real [...]

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