• Bodum’s Upcoming Bistro Line Of Appliances Feature Nubbed Rubber Skins In Pastel Colors

    Bodum’s Upcoming Bistro Line Of Appliances Feature Nubbed Rubber Skins In Pastel Colors

    Tired of plastic and tin on your kitchen appliances? Watch out for Bodum’s upcoming Bistro line, which wraps familiar contraptions in colorful rubber, dotted with grip-friendly nubs. You might have previously seen the same rubber skinning on Bodum’s rubber toaster from last year. As it turns out, feedback from that went very positively, prompting the company to expand the line to cover a whole host of kitchen items that, because of their pastel-colored surfaces, look more like toys than mom’s [...]

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  • Ladies Love The 8-Feet Tall Optimus Prime Sculpture

    Ladies Love The 8-Feet Tall Optimus Prime Sculpture

    In our robot overlord future, they’re going to erect 1,000-foot statues of Megatron and Optimus Prime as inspiration for the robotic masses to cherish and honor. Those are going to look awesome. For now, you can practice kneeling in front of your mechanoid masters with this Optimus Prime statue from Robosteel. Proof that the moviestars get all the girls: Optimus Prime hamming it up with the ladies. Before they made a Transformers movie, the only people bothering to pose with [...]

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  • Rock Paper Scissors Glove Pawns You At RPS Over And Over

    Rock Paper Scissors Glove Pawns You At RPS Over And Over

    Who needs playmates when you can play with yourself? No, not like that silly, pull your pants up! We’re talking about rolling out a competitive round of RPS with the Rock Paper Scissors Glove. Simply start shaking your fist to start a round and throw your best move. The glove will do the same, showing a graphical image of its play (either Rock, Paper or Scissors) at the same time you pose your hand. It will determine who wins too. [...]

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  • Computers Know Everything, Even How To Avoid Landmines

    Computers Know Everything, Even How To Avoid Landmines

    Sick of military games showing children even wilder ways to kill? A new game, Landmine Lookout, goes the other way, teaching young lads in war-torn countries how to help keep everyone alive. Developed by students and faculty from Michigan State University (MSU), the game looks to educate children on the finer points of avoiding unexploded landmines. Obviously not for the majority of people, it’s designed for use in areas ravaged by years of wars, with landmines intended to catch enemies [...]

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  • BMW M Bike: M Stands For…Manual Pedaling?

    BMW M Bike: M Stands For…Manual Pedaling?

    When luxury automobile manufacturers get into making mechanical rides, it’s hard not to take notice. That’s why the BMW M Bike, a limited-edition pedal-pusher from the German automaker, is getting plenty of attention. It’s hard to gauge just how well this bike will ride, given that our experience of the company have been mostly relegated to cars and motorcycles. While I doubt this can stand up to your top-of-the-line road bikes, BMW should make up for it with its bevy [...]

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  • BOOK Case Turns iPad It Into A Hardback You Can Line In A Bookshelf

    BOOK Case Turns iPad It Into A Hardback You Can Line In A Bookshelf

    While the idea isn’t exactly original, BOOK does make an excellent argument for being an indispensable iPad accessory. A combination sleeve and case, it houses Apple’s new hardware into a hardcover frame, allowing you to line it with the books you’ve got sitting on your study. If you’re thinking of using the iPad as your default electronic bookreader, then it’s tough to imagine any case more fitting. Inside, it sports a 100% wool felt sleeve, sized to fit your new [...]

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  • Dew Quiver Lets You Strap An iPod Rambo-Style

    Dew Quiver Lets You Strap An iPod Rambo-Style

    Need an excuse to look like Rambo (but can’t justify a security bandolier) or emphasize your cleavage (not that anything is wrong with it)? The Dew Quiver should do that nicely, strapping you up with an over-the-shoulder “cartridge” belt designed to hold your iPod. The necessary warning to overweight men, of course: emphasizing your manboobs is not sexy. Because it’s made specifically for enjoying your portable music, it keeps everything neat, with no dangling wires save for the buds that [...]

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  • Cooler Than A Wallet: Credit Card Holder Is A Pocket Dispenser For Your Plastics

    Cooler Than A Wallet: Credit Card Holder Is A Pocket Dispenser For Your Plastics

    A wallet is functional. The Credit Card Holder, which seeks to replace that billfold as the place where you store your cards, makes pulling one out fun. Just flip a button and the corresponding card is dispensed. Like magic. I can play with it all day. Since it can only carry six cards at a time, it won’t exactly replace your wallet if you carry a whole slew of similarly-sized cards and IDs around. If you’re fine with leaving the [...]

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  • A One-Off, Kid-Sized 1992 Ferrari F40 Goes On Sale

    A One-Off, Kid-Sized 1992 Ferrari F40 Goes On Sale

     A one-of-a-kind Ferrari just went on sale at Hemmings. While not technically a real Prancing Horse, this 1992 Ferrari F40 is a kid-sized two-seater, created as a novelty prop for the opening of the very first Ferrari dealership in Moscow. While it is, for all intents and purposes, a novelty, the kiddie car does set itself up as the king of all junior rides. Put together in Germany, it was designed and built by the same guys who does [...]

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  • Contech Scarecrow Sprinkler Hoses Down Garden Trespassers

    Contech Scarecrow Sprinkler Hoses Down Garden Trespassers

    Dogs and cats are adorable, As long as they’re yours. Your neighbors’ pets however can be quite annoying, peeing and pooping in your yard like it’s the city’s designated dump. The Contech Scarecrow Sprinkler doesn’t only keep that from happening, it looks awesome too, looking more like a robot bird head than a tool that just sprays the lawn. Designed for humane but effective animal deterrence, you can finally get rid of the electrocuted traps you’ve set up along the [...]

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  • 2011 Mercedes Benz E-Class Cabriolet Upgrades Convertibles For Four-Season Use

    2011 Mercedes Benz E-Class Cabriolet Upgrades Convertibles For Four-Season Use

    Convertibles are awesome – when the top is off. Once that roof comes down, the whole thing can feel severely cramped, far from the luxury vehicle it’s supposed to be. The 2011 Mercedes Benz E-Class Cabriolet thinks it can do something about that. Unless you live in an area where days are always warm and still, it’s silly to be driving a convertible with the roof off most of the year. Not with the stylish new drop-top, though. The company [...]

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  • Use Your Nintendo DS As A DSLR Controller With The Open Camera Controller Project

    Use Your Nintendo DS As A DSLR Controller With The Open Camera Controller Project

    Finally, hardcore photography and hardcore gaming converge. The unlikely pairing comes courtesy of HDR Labs’ Open Camera Controller Project, which turns an old Nintendo DS into a powerful, open-source DSLR controller. Why the DS? Because it’s touchscreen, portable and carry a full eight hours of battery life. Take that, iPhone. J/K we still love you too. With physical buttons and dual displays, it probably does lend itself to being a better camera remote than other options too, doesn’t it? The [...]

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  • Essential iPad Accessories You May Need For Your Loving New Toy

    Essential iPad Accessories You May Need For Your Loving New Toy

    After you’ve convinced yourself to get an iPad, you need to decide which accessories to get. Apple knows full well you’re likely not going to use the device as it is.  While you can skip getting anything extra, the iPad is one gadget where much of the gear actually sounds requisite.  Snagging one or more of these should be included in your “iPad budget.” 1. iPad Dock ($29) While the iPad comes with a charging and syncing cable, it’s too [...]

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  • Aiptek Boombox DVD Projector Lets You Carry A Portable All-In-One Entertainment System 80s-Style

    Aiptek Boombox DVD Projector Lets You Carry A Portable All-In-One Entertainment System 80s-Style

    Can’t afford that expensive 72 inch LCD TV? Not a problem. Watch your favorite shows, clips and DVDs up on the wall with the Aiptek Boombox DVD Projector, a full-featured AV ensemble clad in an 80s-style boombox chassis. Teens of the 80s who used to haul one around should be wetting their pants with envy. Not only do you get a loud boombox to pipe out snarky beats, you get a digital TV tuner, a DVD player and a mini-projector [...]

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  • City Lights Globe Shows You The Earth From Your Spaceship

    City Lights Globe Shows You The Earth From Your Spaceship

    You don’t need the earth’s globe to make your study look serious. That went out of style a decade ago. However, the City Lights Globe comes with some clever tricks that might make you want to reserve a space for it anyway. Like most any globe you can find, it’s got the world map nicely printed on a circular ball representing the planet, with color-coded bodies of land and water adorning its body. It revolves automatically on its axis too, [...]

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  • The Oncoming Onslaught Of Questionably-Themed iPad Accessories

    The Oncoming Onslaught Of Questionably-Themed iPad Accessories

    We all knew that the iPad’s upcoming debut this month will bring forth a slew of novelty accessories based around feminine pads.  Here’s the funniest one  I’ve seen so far: the iMaxi, an iPad Cover designed to look like a giant sanitary napkin. Sure, we can see this one coming a mile away.  The Hip Handmaids creation doesn’t hold back, though, and that’s just grand.  It even comes complete with protective wings for flaps and bundles into a neat fold [...]

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  • Vibrating Posture Training Shirt Tickles You Into Improving Your Stance

    Vibrating Posture Training Shirt Tickles You Into Improving Your Stance

    Sure, you were a shrimp in middle school. Doesn’t mean you need to go through life being a slouch, though. Improve your carriage with the Vibrating Posture Training Shirt, an annoying undershirt that gives you incessant reminders when it detects you falling into a bad stance. Designed by the team physician for the Boston Celtics, the shirt is designed to vibrate non-stop until you straighten up your body. Your belly falling out while standing in line? Bzzzt. Your shoulder hunches [...]

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  • Matsumura Yoran Offers Service To Bring Orchids Back From The Dead

    Matsumura Yoran Offers Service To Bring Orchids Back From The Dead

    Japanese hobby gardeners who have developed an attachment to their flowers need not be sad when their orchids die. Orchid grower Matsumura Yoran is opening a new business that they claim will Frankenstein customers’ dead orchids back into bloom. Just like the plot to a bad horror movie. According to company president Hidehiko Matsumura, “We want our customers to enjoy the attraction of orchids as long as possible.” And that they will, once the orchids go through the company’s revival [...]

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  • Can Grip Turns Your Canned Drink Into A Mug

    Can Grip Turns Your Canned Drink Into A Mug

     I hate canned drinks. My hands are already clammy to begin with, so I don’t need no cold beer to drench it. That’s why the Can Grip sounds like a godsend, giving that inconvenient vessel mug-like handling powers. Designed to snap onto standard 12oz cans, the contraption not only adds a plastic handle for your gross-sounding Watermelon Wheat Beer, it also appends a coaster at the bottom of the can. No more wet palms and no more rings on [...]

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