• Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket Ensures Mosquito-Free Camping And Picnics

    Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket Ensures Mosquito-Free Camping And Picnics

    Laying down a blanket in the park for an early evening picnic?  Sounds fun.  Gross and dirty flies diving into your food?  Not so much.  Getting bit by disease-carrying mosquitoes?  Even worse.  Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be a problem.  Just trade in your Walkbag Picnic Mat for an Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket and drive all the pesky arthropods away. When laid down on the ground, the blanket will repel skeetos, fleas, ticks, flies and a whole load of other [...]

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  • London Underground Tube Tent Fits 72 People For An Instant Subway Party

    London Underground Tube Tent Fits 72 People For An Instant Subway Party

    Your VW Camper Tent is cool and all, but when providing shelter for an army of your friends, you need something bigger than a retro Type 2 van.  You know, like a subway train.  That’s exactly what you get with the London Underground Tube Tent. Made by Mind the Gap, it’s a life-sized rendition of the actual Northern Line carriages used in the London Underground in temporary shelter form.  It’s ridiculous.  The darn thing is so big you can have [...]

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  • This Air Freshener Smells Like Delicious Cinnamon Rolls

    This Air Freshener Smells Like Delicious Cinnamon Rolls

    Making a room smell like flowers, fruits, and trees is great and all, but why do that when you can permeate the space with the smell of delicious cinnamon rolls?  At least, that’s the idea behind the Cinnabon Air Freshener, which covers up a room’s natural (or unnatural) odors with the fragrance of the tasty breakfast treat. Made by Air Wick in partnership with the famous baked goods chain, the air freshener offers a refreshing break from the boring roster [...]

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  • This Is How You Put A Legit Mini Museum On Your Desk

    This Is How You Put A Legit Mini Museum On Your Desk

    The Mini Museum is a desktop display case that holds some of the most interesting specimen artifacts in the world.  And you can have it sitting right on your desk. Created by Hans Fex, it’s a portable collection that contains small chunks of rare artifacts, duly cataloged and labeled for your daily perusal.  These aren’t fake replicas, either — instead, they’re supposed to be real deal authentic curiosities, containing bits of legit items that he has procured over the years. [...]

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  • Cork Globe Pins Down Your Globetrotting Adventures

    Cork Globe Pins Down Your Globetrotting Adventures

    Travel scratch maps are fun and all, but wouldn’t you rather mark all the places you’ve traveled around the planet on a spinning world globe? Now you can with the Cork Globe. Designed by Chiaki Kawakami, it’s an erstwhile standard three-dimensional raised relief model of the world where you can see all the continents and countries in the planet. Except the entire thing is covered in a corkboard material, allowing you to tack pins onto the places you’ve previously visited. [...]

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  • Farmer’s Fridge: A Vending Machine That Sells Fresh Produce

    Farmer’s Fridge: A Vending Machine That Sells Fresh Produce

    We normally associate vending machine with cheap junk food, dispensing candy bars, sodas, chips, and even pizza. But who says it can’t be used for purchasing fresh vegetables, too? That’s exactly what Farmer’s Fridge peddles. Billed as a “veggie machine,” it’s a refrigerated (all produce is kept in ideal temperatures) vending machine that sells nothing but fresh salads. Everything is made on the same day, with the machine getting a new batch every 10AM (all unsold salads from the previous [...]

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  • Sosu Barrel-Aged Sriracha: Your Favorite Hot Sauce Fermented In Whiskey Barrels

    Sosu Barrel-Aged Sriracha: Your Favorite Hot Sauce Fermented In Whiskey Barrels

    Alcohol tastes good when you put it in barrels to age for a while. So why not try the same with everyone’s favorite hot sauce? That’s exactly what Sosu Sauces did with the Sosu Barrel-Aged Sriracha. From the same guys that gave the world the similarly quirky Srirachup (a sriracha catsup), the new sauce combines the immensely popular Thai condiment with the craft of fermentation. Taste is described as spicy and fruity, with a lingering smokiness from the oak barrels. [...]

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  • Spark SP1 Sleeping Bag Folds Down Into A Pint-Sized Bundle

    Spark SP1 Sleeping Bag Folds Down Into A Pint-Sized Bundle

    A sleeping bag will either take a good chunk of space in your sleeping bag or add a big lump of bulk when strapped to any part of your gear. That’s just how it goes. And we live with it. That doesn’t have to be the case, however, with the incredibly minimalist Spark SP1. Made by Sea to Summit, it’s a minimal-packing sleeping bag that can fold into an unusually compact bundle, making for the perfect companion to your Salomon [...]

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  • Sprout Is A Pencil That Turns Into A Plant

    Sprout Is A Pencil That Turns Into A Plant

    Remember the Pooleaf, those ballpoint pens that look like an indoor plant when bundled together into a cup? Yeah, that was pretty cool. These Sprout Pencils can also turn into a plant, except instead of artificial plastic flora, it can grow into real herbs when buried in soil. A pencil with a seed inside, you can use it like any regular pencil for writing, sketching, and tapping on the desk any time you get anxious and fidgety. Rather than merely [...]

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  • ToastyMUG Keeps Your Hands Toasty While Sipping Hot Coffee

    ToastyMUG Keeps Your Hands Toasty While Sipping Hot Coffee

    There’s a reason why they put handles on coffee mugs — most people simply don’t want to burn their hands trying to enjoy a steaming cup of hot morning coffee. Apparently, not everyone likes to do that. Some people, as it turns out, are more Daenerys Stormborn in their relationship with high temperatures, preferring to cup their hands around the mugs to keep them toasty. Really. The ToastyMUG was created for them. Designed by Sabrina Fossi, it’s a glazed ceramic [...]

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  • SILIC Hydrophobic Shirt Repels Sweat, Stains And Other Liquids

    SILIC Hydrophobic Shirt Repels Sweat, Stains And Other Liquids

    The SILIC Shirt is a hydrophobic garment that will ward off any sweat, liquid or food that touches the fabric. Basically, it’s a shirt that never gets dirty. Which is awesome, because that makes it a shirt you can wear everyday without washing. Just like your favorite pair of selvedge jeans (which, if we’re being honest, barely see the insides of a washing machine twice a year). It’s pretty rad. Spill soda on your shirt and all the beverage just [...]

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  • Slickynotes Are Like Post-Its That Cling To Surfaces Without Adhesive

    Slickynotes Are Like Post-Its That Cling To Surfaces Without Adhesive

    We don’t know if anyone’s in the market for a Post-It pad with a fresh twist, but that’s definitely what Slickynotes bring to the table. No novelty gimmick as most adhesive note pads here — just a clever new design that both eliminates the adhesive component and gives folks a reusable backside. Made by Ecostatic Inc., it looks like a regular stationery at first glance. Check the side that sticks to surfaces, though, and you’ll notice there’s no strip of [...]

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  • Cabela ColorPhase Changes Camouflage Color To Blend In The Environment

    Cabela ColorPhase Changes Camouflage Color To Blend In The Environment

    You can wear a camouflage outfit head to toe, but if it doesn’t blend perfectly with the surroundings, you’re still not going to disguise your presence in the vicinity. That means, you’ll likely need to put on different camo gear during different times of the year. Cabela’s ColorPhase helps you cut down on the amount of gear to stock in the closet with a color-changing camouflage design that makes it suitable for use all-year round. Using temperature-activated dye, the camouflage [...]

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  • Big Rig Pedal Powered Desk Charges Your Laptop, Lets You Exercise While Working

    Big Rig Pedal Powered Desk Charges Your Laptop, Lets You Exercise While Working

    The Big Rig is a large work desk and stationary bike combo that also happens to be a kinetic generator, producing power from your pedaling motions that you can use to charge gadgets, power laptops and electrocute yourself for whatever reason it might serve you.  Sure, you may laugh at someone who chooses to torture themselves with bicycling endlessly just to create trickles of power, but when the apocalypse happens and the power grid goes down, whoever owns one of [...]

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  • Sugru Magnet Kit Combines Hacking Putty And Magnets To Amazing Results

    Sugru Magnet Kit Combines Hacking Putty And Magnets To Amazing Results

    We love Sugru.  Even though to this day, we still can’t understand how it manages to stick to everything.  We just accept it as magic, a genuine product of modern sorcery that enchants and beguiles.  Like Kate Upton’s runway walk.  Or something equally as awe-inspiring.  Because the wizards at Sugru knows we’re not as smart as them, they decided to spoonfeed us with one of the cleverest applications for their MacGyver compound: the Sugru Magnet Kit. Unlike the hacking putty [...]

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  • UV Sriracha Vodka Gets You Drunk On Hot Sauce

    UV Sriracha Vodka Gets You Drunk On Hot Sauce

    We’re not exactly sure how Sriracha came to reach the ridiculous heights of its popularity (I mean we also use it and all), but it seems every tastemaker and their favorite barista just can’t get enough of the spicy rooster sauce.  So much so, in fact, that the flavor has found its way to a whole host of tangentially-related products, including candies, snacks, and even lip balm.  And now, you can get drunk while enjoying the taste of the beloved [...]

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  • 15 Actually Useful Travel Gifts For The Wanderlust Stricken In Your Life

    15 Actually Useful Travel Gifts For The Wanderlust Stricken In Your Life

    The best thing about having friends and family that are constantly globetrotting?  They’re frequently away during holidays, so you rarely have to worry about getting them gifts. But, alas, even the most adventure-starved nomad seeks the comfort of home every once in a while.  And sooner or later, you’ll end up seeing them around the holidays.  Might as well be ready with a gift tucked around somewhere. We think these 15 travel items make for practical gifts that the jet-setting, [...]

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  • Wipebook Is An Erasable Notebook Reminding Us Of A Whiteboard But Better

    Wipebook Is An Erasable Notebook Reminding Us Of A Whiteboard But Better

    A tablet paired with a stylus can take the place of a sketchbook or a notebook for jotting down ideas, scribbling notes, and doodling as soon as inspiration strikes.  Still, there’s something that feels more organic when you’re bending over to put pen to paper, which is why some people still opt for stringing a notebook and a pen along.  My biggest beef with notebooks?  Fill one up and you’ll have to buy another, a problem that doesn’t exist with [...]

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  • E-Volo, The Two-Passenger, 18-Rotor Volocopter Takes First Flight

    E-Volo, The Two-Passenger, 18-Rotor Volocopter Takes First Flight

    Helicopters are awesome.  However, they’re also all sorts of complicated to build.  And while standards are in place to ensure their propelling machineries don’t give out easy, a single failure can send the whole thing crashing down.  Not the case with the E-Volo VC200, an 18-rotor electric volocopter we covered initially in the design and development phase here. Basically, it’s a giant version of those quadcopter drones everyone’s been playing with (vertical takeoff, vertical landing, battery powered, joystick-operated and all [...]

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