• Why Go To Space On A Rocket When You Can Do It With This Balloon For $75K

    Why Go To Space On A Rocket When You Can Do It With This Balloon For $75K

    The age of space tourism is upon us.  And while everybody else is preparing to launch their spacecrafts with rocket engines and other traditional propulsion methods, turns out someone else has another manner of high-altitude flight in mind — balloons.  Seriously, that’s exactly what World View is doing with their balloon capsule outer space rides. Granted, we have a feeling the flight mechanism behind this helium balloon spacecraft is a lot more complicated than what goes on with hot air [...]

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  • This Surf Sauna Is Exactly What You Need After An Overhead Surf Session In Freezing Cold

    This Surf Sauna Is Exactly What You Need After An Overhead Surf Session In Freezing Cold

    Cold weather doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite watersport.  It just means you need to be more creative and find a way to keep warm through the biting temperatures.  The Surf Sauna is one extravagant way to pull it off. Created by a group of surfers from New Hampshire, it’s a mobile sauna that hitches to the rear of your ride just like a trailer.  Take it along during your drive to the beach and have a [...]

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  • Wonki Wands Let You Blow 40-Foot Long Giant Soap Bubbles

    Wonki Wands Let You Blow 40-Foot Long Giant Soap Bubbles

    Sure, you can blow soap bubbles mixing simple solutions and using small cookie cutters you have lying around at home.  And while we don’t doubt they’ll make for plenty of fun, that fun isn’t likely to come close to the fun you’ll have with the giant 40-foot bubbles you can make using the Wonki Wands. That’s right, ridiculously massive soap bubbles stretching as large as 40 feet long — way bigger than the already-amazing 20-foot long bubbles Bubbleinc makes.  Soap [...]

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  • Super Solar Recycler Science Kit Turns Trash Into Motorized Toys

    Super Solar Recycler Science Kit Turns Trash Into Motorized Toys

    I think children have been making toys out of throwaway cans and bottles since our ancestors were kids.  While those makeshift DIY playthings made for plenty of fun, they were definitely far from the sharpest-looking toys around.  The Super Solar Recycler Kit changes that. A set of mechanical plastic toys, they’re designed to attach to cans, CDs, and PET Bottles, turning them into playable vehicles and robot toys.  Even better, the set comes with motors and a solar power generator, [...]

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  • Snorkelboard Adds A Viewing Window To Body Board For Watching Underwater Sights

    Snorkelboard Adds A Viewing Window To Body Board For Watching Underwater Sights

    The Snorkelboard offers a way to see below the surface of the water without actually having to stick your head under the surface.  No need to wear goggles or put on a snorkeling mask — just casually place your eyes at the designated window while floating in the surface and enjoy the view. Likely aimed at kids (who you probably won’t allow to dive or snorkel), it’s a swim board with an integrated pair of anti-fog goggles near the top [...]

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  • You Can Soon 3D-Print An Entire Table In One Go With The BigRep One

    You Can Soon 3D-Print An Entire Table In One Go With The BigRep One

    Will the day ever come that we can 3D print an entire house in our backyard?  Between advancement in materials (3D printing in carbon fiber and fiberglass) and larger build sizes while retaining reasonable prices, we have a feeling it may come sooner than later.  Here’s another product pushing the boundaries in that space: the BigRep ONE. Billed as the “biggest FDM 3D printer in the market,” it boasts a ridiculous 1.3 cubic meter build size.  For the metric-impaired (and [...]

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  • FishHunter Is A Compact FishFinder That Pairs With Smartphones

    FishHunter Is A Compact FishFinder That Pairs With Smartphones

    Everybody uses smartphones nowadays. Even fishermen. So why not turn the smartphone into a functional display for a sonar fishfinder? That’s exactly what they did with the FishHunter. Similar to a traditional fishfinder, it uses an underwater transducer to send sound waves into the water, which will be reflected back once it strikes objects in the water. Instead of sending the readings to an accompanying console panel, however, it funnels data straight to your phone over Bluetooth, so you can [...]

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  • Lovers Deep Submarine Hotel Lets You Experience The Mile-Low Club

    Lovers Deep Submarine Hotel Lets You Experience The Mile-Low Club

    Doing the nasty in an airplane bathroom and bragging about being in the mile-high club just doesn’t carry the same notoriety it used to. It’s just grown trite. If you want to be in the cutting edge, forget the mile-high club and join the cool kids at the mile-low club with Lovers Deep. Available from Oliver’s Travels, it’s a luxury submarine that couples can book to take them deep in the seas while partaking in the joys of romantic union. [...]

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  • X-Jetpacks H3X Hydro Brings Greater Power And More Height To Hydro Jetpack Fans

    X-Jetpacks H3X Hydro Brings Greater Power And More Height To Hydro Jetpack Fans

    Hydro-powered jetpacks have been slowly evolving from a casual curiosity to a popular watersport. As such, it isn’t surprising to see newcomers in the burgeoning space. The X-Jetpacks H3X Hydro is one of these upstart entrants, boasting both “hardcore marine engineering” and a “sports-centered design.” Like the Flyboard and the Jetovator, the contraption bolts on to a jetski and uses the watercraft’s propulsion to send the rider high up the air. Unlike most current products that are sold as kits, [...]

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  • This Bottle Cutter Makes Slicing Off Glass Containers A Safer, Faster Affair

    This Bottle Cutter Makes Slicing Off Glass Containers A Safer, Faster Affair

    Slicing off empty glass bottles to turn them into drinking glasses, vases, and hanging lamps can be a fun hobby. At least, until you cut your hand working with sharp glass edges. If you’d rather not risk seeing blood gush out of your limbs, though, the C&C Bottle Cutter might prove plenty helpful. Designed for home use, the device lets you cut bottles of different sizes quickly, precisely, and safely. Granted, it won’t help you sand the sharp edges after [...]

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  • BikeBoards Are Bicycle Skis For Gliding In The Snow

    BikeBoards Are Bicycle Skis For Gliding In The Snow

    Sure, you can try riding a fat bike on thick snow to get your cold weather bicycling fix. For all intents and purposes, though, we have a feeling using a BikeBoard with your bike is going to make for a lot less hard work on your part. A ski that attaches to your bike’s front tire, it lets the front of your bike glide through the snow. Since the skis out front help compact the snow, there’s also less resistance [...]

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  • EasyBreath Mask Lets You Breathe Normally While Snorkeling

    EasyBreath Mask Lets You Breathe Normally While Snorkeling

    Snorkeling can be easy enough. Just remember to breathe through the mouth and you’ll be fine. But why not make it even easier by letting folks breathe through the nose? That’s exactly what the EasyBreath Snorkeling Mask does. Instead of a tube that connects to just a mouthpiece, the new snorkel attaches the air pipe to a watertight mask that covers your entire face. Because your face is shielded from the water, it lets you breathe as naturally as you do [...]

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  • Verruckt Water Slide Is Taller Than Niagara Falls Making It World’s Tallest

    Verruckt Water Slide Is Taller Than Niagara Falls Making It World’s Tallest

    We all have our share of crazy amusement park ride stories. It’s always fun trying to top your friends’ crazy roller coaster experiences with your own. I have to admit, though, I’ll raise my hands and concede defeat if you ever tell me about riding the Verruckt, a literal monster of a water slide being constructed at the Kansas City Schlitterbahn. Billed as “the world’s tallest water slide,” it sends riders sitting inside a raft down a slide that’s both [...]

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  • Strawbees Let You Build Mechanical Structures From Straw And Cardboard

    Strawbees Let You Build Mechanical Structures From Straw And Cardboard

    We loved the Toobalink for turning erstwhile throwaway cardboard tubes into construction toys. We have to admit, though, the resulting structures it creates aren’t necessarily pretty, with those chunky tubes and equally chunky connectors. Strawbees works in a similar way, except it lets you connect straws and cardboard, allowing for much better-looking custom structures. Made by Creatables, it’s a set of interlocking plastic connectors that you can attach to standard 6mm straws via the protruding arms, allowing you to build [...]

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  • U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 5: A Five-Person Submersible For All Your Rich People Deep Sea Exploration Needs

    U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 5: A Five-Person Submersible For All Your Rich People Deep Sea Exploration Needs

    Congratulations, you’re now officially dirty, rotten and stinking rich. You have multimillion-dollar homes, garages full of exotics, and enough liquidity to walk around with bags of cash like Floyd Mayweather if you wanted to. What the heck do you get yourself to celebrate another successful year? We’re guessing something like the U-Boat Worx C-Explorer 5. Unlike most consumer submersibles (like the Scubster or the Personal Submarine), this isn’t a one- or two-person craft to explore ocean depths. Instead, it’s a [...]

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  • Ninjas Throwing Star Range: Finally, A Place For Ninjas To Hone Their Skills

    Ninjas Throwing Star Range: Finally, A Place For Ninjas To Hone Their Skills

    You have a closetful of ninja clothes, all the ninja weapons you can get off eBay, and even finished a ninja course. But what fun is being a ninja when you can’t hang out with other ninjutsu warriors? Now, that’s a real problem since there’s really no place for ninjas to meet and mingle. At least, that’s the case until the Ninjas Throwing Star Range opens its doors. Yep, someone’s opening a place to hone your ninja throwing abilities. From [...]

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  • Stealth-X: A Sled Even Batman Can Proudly Ride Through The Snow

    Stealth-X: A Sled Even Batman Can Proudly Ride Through The Snow

    Sure, Bruce Wayne can probably just create a custom Batman sled for speeding down steep slopes in the winter. But why reinvent the wheel when somebody already made a downhill sliding vehicle that looks fit for a Dark Knight? Yes Batman, just go order one of these Stealth-X Sleds and save yourself the hassle. Made by Snolo Sleds, it’s a pro-quality sledding machine that will make your friends’ wooden, plastic, and bean bag sleds crash themselves in shame. And they [...]

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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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  • Playoffice Reading Net Puts A Floating Playground Inside A Library

    Playoffice Reading Net Puts A Floating Playground Inside A Library

    A library isn’t exactly the kind of place kids go crazy about.  It’s quiet and boring and absolutely no fun.  The Reading Net is designed to change that. Created by Madrid-based design studio Playoffice, it’s a giant mesh net suspended in line with the library’s second floor, giving kids a large playing area hanging several feet off the ground.  It’s pretty awesome, giving kids a fluffy but stable surface to lie down, jump around, and play in, with full view [...]

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