• DIWire Bender Turns Steel Wires Into 3D Shapes And Sculptures Automatically

    DIWire Bender Turns Steel Wires Into 3D Shapes And Sculptures Automatically

      People have been bending steel wires into functional and decorative sculptures for many years now.  And for the most part, they did all that laborious bending by hand, which isn’t just tiring but highly error-prone.  It’s time we gave that job to the robots. And that’s exactly what the DIWire Bender does. Made by Pensa Labs, it’s a desktop-sized fabrication machine that bends metal wires into elaborate 3D shapes based on vector drawings input on a computer.  No more […]

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  • City Cycling Guide Set: Traveling Europe On Two Wheels

    City Cycling Guide Set: Traveling Europe On Two Wheels

    There’s a good amount of backpacking guides through Europe available from most bookstores.  If you’d rather see Europe on two pedal-powered wheels than on your two feet, however, the City Cycling Guide Set might prove a more helpful traveling companion. Sure, a regular travel book can show you walking and commuting destinations in and around every city.  This set, however, points out those you can navigate specifically with a bicycle in tow, making your experience cruising around Europe’s major cycling […]

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  • Let’s Go Ghost Hunting (This Post Not For The Faint Hearted!)

    Let’s Go Ghost Hunting (This Post Not For The Faint Hearted!)

    A few years ago, one of my friend was featured in a “ghost hunter” type TV show.  That was back when she lived at her parents’ home and somehow managed to bring a ghost into her room.  Yep.  This isn’t one of those stories where they moved into a house and the horror was waiting.  According to the TV “ghost experts” (or whatever they’re officially called), the presence in the room actually followed her after she “attracted” it during a […]

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  • 10 Must-See New York Comic Con 2013 Panels For Comic Book Fans

    10 Must-See New York Comic Con 2013 Panels For Comic Book Fans

      Check out our 2012 Cosplay Gallery here. In many ways, Comic Con has evolved into a pop culture showcase, rather than a comic book festival.  For longtime goers, though, it’s still about the graphic stories and here are some of the comic-focused panels we’re looking forward to at this year’s New York Comic Con event. 1. DC Entertainment – All Access Empire Stage-1, Friday (1:30 to 2:30 PM) This is the kitchen sink panel for all things DC, with […]

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  • Must See New York Comic Con 2013 Panels For TV And Movie Fans

    Must See New York Comic Con 2013 Panels For TV And Movie Fans

    Not everyone who comes to Comic-Con go for the comic books — just as many probably roam the alleys and corners at Jacob Javitz center for their favorite movies and TV shows.  This year’s New York Comic Con bring a bunch of interesting offerings for the movie and TV crowd.  Here are some that caught our attention: 1. The Walking Dead Main Stage 1-D, Saturday (6:30 to 7:30 PM) On Sunday, The Walking Dead returns for its fourth season on […]

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  • Campa All Terrain Trailer Brings Serious Amenities In A Compact Package

    Campa All Terrain Trailer Brings Serious Amenities In A Compact Package

    There are plenty of small trailer solutions for bringing the comforts of home into your weekend camping trips while still traveling light.  The All Terrain Trailer has to be one of the most compact we’ve seen, looking nothing more than a slightly taller and wider food cart when completely folded up for transport. Made by Campa, the trailer measures just 11.1 x 5.9 x 6 feet (l x w x h) when all bundled up, making for easy hauling even […]

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  • Road Shower Mounts On Roof Racks, Delivers Hot Water When You Want It

    Road Shower Mounts On Roof Racks, Delivers Hot Water When You Want It

    We’ve seen quite a few portable showers designed for keeping in cars.  Most of the time, though, they’re meant to go in the trunk or the boot, essentially requiring space you may not actually have to spare.   The Road Shower solves this by mounting on your roof rack instead. Since the water tank sits right on your roof, it’s exposed to the sun the entire time, so they designed it such that the sunlight will end up heating the water […]

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  • Jetsurf Is A Lightweight, Compact 35MPH Motorized Surfboard

    Jetsurf Is A Lightweight, Compact 35MPH Motorized Surfboard

      Tired of always coming in just short of a wave because you suck at paddling?  Fix your problem like any self-respecting dude would: cheat.  And by cheating, we mean trading in your board for a Jetsurf, a motorized surfboard that lets you run after waves at high speeds. Created by F1 engineer Martin Sula, the board, essentially, combines surfing with jet skiing, creating a whole new way of enjoying the beach.  As such, you can ride it in the […]

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  • Gnaraloo Inflatable SUP: No More Heavy Paddleboards To Haul Around

    Gnaraloo Inflatable SUP: No More Heavy Paddleboards To Haul Around

      You love stand-up paddleboarding; you hate carrying a board around.  But you need a boat to float on water unless you have levitating powers.  The Gnaraloo Inflatable SUP lets you do just that, providing a functional paddleboard that you can blow up on the spot. When deflated, the board can fit inside an included backpack carry bag, along with a collapsible aluminum paddle and air pump.  That way, you can leave home with no more than a small pack […]

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  • Air Combat USA: Fight Warplanes For Real Without Dying

    Air Combat USA: Fight Warplanes For Real Without Dying

    Waging aerial warfare on Ace Combat while sitting on your Cockpit Flight Simulator is fun and all, but sometimes, you really wonder how it would be like to wage battles while flying way up in the skies.  Well, wonder no more with Air Combat USA, which lets you pilot real military fighters and wage simulated wars with other planes. Offering a realistic fighter pilot experience, the service puts you in control of a Marchetti SF260 fighter plane to engage in […]

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  • Indoor Flameless Marshmallow Roaster: Campfire Fun At Home

    Indoor Flameless Marshmallow Roaster: Campfire Fun At Home

    Nature is awesome and all, but camping just isn’t something you’ll ever fall in love with.  Not with the mosquitoes and the mud and all the messy crap that goes with it.  But, gathering around a campfire making marshmallows?  That’s something you actually enjoy.  Fortunately, you don’t need to hit the dirty trails to do that with the Indoor Flameless Marshmallow Roaster. A simple cooking appliance, it’s a circular device where you can heat good old fashioned mallows in the […]

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  • Rice Cube Takes Complicated Out Of Sushi Making

    Rice Cube Takes Complicated Out Of Sushi Making

    Making rice sushi at home isn’t that hard if you own this Sushi Bazooka.  Then again, why do it in a moderately easy manner when you can make it really easy with the Rice Cube. A contraption for pressing rice and other ingredients into small cubes, it lets you make bite-sized, sophisticated-looking food items without any difficulty whatsoever.  Perfect for impressing dinner guests, preparing party finger food, and tricking impressionable young ladies you met at the strip club that you’re […]

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  • Nourishmat Makes Veggie Gardening Easy

    Nourishmat Makes Veggie Gardening Easy

    Building a garden right is no easy task.  From spacing your plants properly to burying your seeds at the right depth to deciding how much water to send their way, there’s a lot to account for if you want to do things correctly.  And it’s usually the kind of thing you tend to get wrong the first couple times out.  The Nourishmat takes that kind off guesswork off the table. We are thinking this actually might be a great tool […]

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  • DIY Sailboat Kit: How To Impress Your Wife By Saying You Are Building A Boat From Scratch

    DIY Sailboat Kit: How To Impress Your Wife By Saying You Are Building A Boat From Scratch

    Sure, you can always just buy a little sailboat for taking with you during the summer’s weekend trips.  But why not impress the wife and kids by pretending to build one from scratch?   That’s exactly what you can do with the DIY Sailboat Kit. Made by the Balmain Boat Company, it’s a DIY sailboat kit that includes everything you need to assemble your own little sailer.  Everything is pre-cut, too, so you don’t have to do any difficult cutting work […]

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  • Perfect Pitch Golf Mat Helps Hone Your Short Game

    Perfect Pitch Golf Mat Helps Hone Your Short Game

    Looking to do some putting practice at home?  While your Modular Golf Rug Kit lets you do that, it remains doubtful whether it’s really helping you improve — in fact, you might often just end up doing the same wrong thing over and over.  The Perfect Pitch Golf Mat, on the other hand, trains you how to correctly set up a variety of short shots. Unlike typical putting mats, this doesn’t come with an integrated hole for sinking your shots […]

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  • DFP Kayak Lets You Stand And Fish Without Capsizing

    DFP Kayak Lets You Stand And Fish Without Capsizing

    Kayaks aren’t usually the type of boats you bring along when fishing or diving — while they’re great for paddling down a lake, they’re likely to capsize if you try to stand and do other things while in the water.  The DFP Kayak changes that. Short for Dive-Fish-Paddle, the DFP is a sit-on-top kayak that will maintain stability even while you stand, fish and do the Harlem Shake in the middle of the lake.  They’re calling it “the most versatile, […]

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  • CrossBell Is A Customizable Kettlebell For Home Gyms

    CrossBell Is A Customizable Kettlebell For Home Gyms

    Looking for a simple home gym equipment (no, a Trekwall doesn’t qualify as simple) for those days you can’t make the trek to the local health club?  While getting a barbell and a couple of plates doesn’t sound all that bad, the CrossBell might prove an even more convenient choice. Remember those discarded oil containers you filled up with cement and used as dumbbells back in middle school?  It’s, pretty much, the same thing.  Except this one is shaped like […]

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  • Paravelo Flying Bicycle Looks Both Dangerous And Loads Of Fun

    Paravelo Flying Bicycle Looks Both Dangerous And Loads Of Fun

    Flying cars?  We still can’t ride one to work.  Jetpacks?  Nada. Maybe the world will have a better shot at realizing the dream of flight commuting with the Paravelo, a flying bicycle. No, it’s not another one of Thinkgeek’s joke products (at least, I don’t think so).  April Fool’s has long gone, after all.  Made by XploreAir, it’s a (supposedly) real flying bicycle that you can take both pedaling on the road and cruising high up in the air. The […]

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  • +Pool Will Put A Public Pool In The Middle Of NYC’s East River

    +Pool Will Put A Public Pool In The Middle Of NYC’s East River

    I’ve always thought Kickstarter is the best place to raise funding for ridiculously ambitious and off-the-wall ideas, which is why it’s a little disappointing to see so few of it and so many of erstwhile humdrum projects.  The New York-based +Pool  (pronounced as PlusPool) definitely embraces the crazy, though, with its grand plan of putting up a public swimming pool that floats on the river, so you can swim “in the river” without actually coming in contact with dirty river […]

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  • Lomography Konstruktor Lets You Build Your Own 35mm Camera

    Lomography Konstruktor Lets You Build Your Own 35mm Camera

    Lomo fans are true geeks at heart.  I mean, who else would devote so much time and resources into retro photography?  So it isn’t a surprise that some of them would like to build their own cameras, too.  And now they can with the Lomography Konstruktor DIY Camera Kit. Appealing in equal parts to people’s retro photography obsession and maker sensibilities, the kit lets you build a fully-functional 35mm camera from the ground up.  Don’t worry, you won’t have to […]

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  • WalkBag Backpack Transforms Into A Beach Blanket

    WalkBag Backpack Transforms Into A Beach Blanket

    Bringing a blanket along for a little night swimming at the public pool or a picnic in the park can be a hassle.  It’s big and thick and takes a huge amount of space in your day bag.  The WalkBag solves this problem by creating a blanket that also doubles as a backpack so you’ve got one less thing to worry about carrying. In bag mode, it’s a mid-sized rucksack/duffel bag with a zipper closure, which should allow you to […]

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  • Hot Tub Cinema: Soak In A Tub, Grab A Popcorn, Watch A Movie

    Hot Tub Cinema: Soak In A Tub, Grab A Popcorn, Watch A Movie

    Watching a big screen movie while plopped down on a comfy recliner in your private IMAX Theater sure is fun.  But is it as fun as watching the same film while soaking in a large bathtub with half a dozen friends in a rooftop overlooking the city?  Well, you can find out for yourself with the Hot Tub Cinema. Basically, it’s like a drive-in theater, but with hot tubs instead of cars.  And, no, the tubs are provided in the […]

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  • Tactical BBQ Apron Is A Kevlar Vest For Your Grilling Missions

    Tactical BBQ Apron Is A Kevlar Vest For Your Grilling Missions

    Who cares if you can’t cook a half decent meat sauce?  You’re a dude, the only cooking you need to learn happens in front of a grill.  And nothing gives you a more badass style for those grilling missions than this Tactical BBQ Apron. Sure, that Grill Sergeant Apron you used last year was pretty bad ass, too.  However, there’s no way that succeeds this crazy apron, which dresses you up like the cooking specialist of a special forces army […]

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  • Single Handed Barber: DIY Self Haircutting Made Easier

    Single Handed Barber: DIY Self Haircutting Made Easier

    You like cutting your own hair.  Like many who do, though, you usually end up having to bring it to a stylist anyway because, let’s be honest, cutting you own hair is just a horrible idea.  The exception to this is when all you’re doing is trimming your scalp to create a close-cropped hairstyle — just invest in a good electric trimmer and you’re good to go.  The Single Handed Barber just might be the best electric trimmer for DIY […]

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  • Hot Sauce Cookbook: How To Make Your Own Fiery Condiment

    Hot Sauce Cookbook: How To Make Your Own Fiery Condiment

    You love hot sauce.  And when someone has grown to love hot sauce as much as you do, it’s inevitable: you’ll eventually want to make your own because all the crappy spicy dressings in the stores just don’t tingle your taste buds the way you like.  The Hot Sauce Cookbook is exactly what you need to get started on the path. Written by Robb Walsh, it’s billed as a “definitive guide to the world’s most beloved condiment.”  Filled with recipes […]

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  • Kombo Tool Combines Four Fisherman Tools In One

    Kombo Tool Combines Four Fisherman Tools In One

    You catch your own fish, kill it, gut it and prepare it for cooking all by your lonesome.  The Kombo Fish Tool won’t help you with the catching, but it will let you do the rest with just one contraption, so you can pack lighter the next time you venture to the lake to cast some bait. Granted, you’ll still have to bring all your fishing gear with you, so you’re not going to lighten whatever you normally cram into […]

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  • Portland Press Turns The Mason Jar Into A Coffee Maker

    Portland Press Turns The Mason Jar Into A Coffee Maker

    You already drink your morning coffee off a Mason jar for whatever reason, might as well make your coffee on it, too.  That’s right, you can turn the iconic molded glass jar into your new favorite coffee maker with the Portland Press. No, we’re not talking about settling for instant coffee to satiate your caffeine fix.   Designed by Bucket, this is a functional albeit small French press designed to be used with the humble Mason jar, effectively turning it into […]

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