• Smash Guitar Puts Some Sense In Your Rock And Roll Decadence

    Smash Guitar Puts Some Sense In Your Rock And Roll Decadence

    Want to destroy stuff when you’re onstage, but can’t bear the thought of even scratching your $800 Les Paul?  As liberating as breaking guitars probably feel, it’s a terrible idea on so many levels.  Surely, there must be a better way to relieve all that pent-up aggression, right? Now there is.  A Japanese company called K’s Japan has come up with the Smash, an electric guitar made especially with the intent of being destroyed.  Cheap and recyclable, it makes the [...]

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  • Muvi Micro Camcorder Thinks Your Flip Is Too Big

    Muvi Micro Camcorder Thinks Your Flip Is Too Big

    Pocket camcorders are great.  But those Minos and Ultras are sooo two years ago.  Smaller is always better and the Muvi Micro Camcorder outsizes them for the victory. Sure, that old thing fits in your pocket.  This 50-gram gadget, on the other hand, can slip into your pocket even with a cellphone inside it.    You think the Flip is simple?  With only one button available (for recording), this makes reading a book sound complicated. Measuring 5.5 x 2 x 2 [...]

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  • FX Mountain Moto Combines Power Of Dirt Racers With Agility Of Mountain Bikes

    FX Mountain Moto Combines Power Of Dirt Racers With Agility Of Mountain Bikes

    Bored with your extreme sports lifestyle?  Try something new with the FX Mountain Moto, a hybrid dirt bike/mountain bike that professes a whole, new riding experience. First unveiled to the world back in 2006, the crossover motorcycle creates an entirely new category of two-wheeled vehicles: the mountain motorcycle.  Plagued by production delays and an economic recession, the novel ride appears ready for its first trial production run this year, duly tweaked to deliver even better performance. At its current configuration, [...]

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  • Boneyard: Where Dead American Warplanes Go To Die

    Boneyard: Where Dead American Warplanes Go To Die

    From afar, the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG) looks like an airplane modeler’s wet dream.  Lots of miniature flying machines just sitting there, waiting to be cast in a suspended animation scene.  Amusingly enough, they aren’t toys.  Instead, they’re real, decommissioned birds awaiting their future fate. The place, more popularly known as the Boneyard, is where old military airplanes go to die.  Reputed to be the world’s largest aircraft cemetery, the airbase covers a sprawling 2,600 acres of [...]

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  • Steins Of Science Mug Keeps Your Beer Cold For A Really Long Time

    Steins Of Science Mug Keeps Your Beer Cold For A Really Long Time

    We love scientists.  Even evil ones.  Without them, the world wouldn’t advance to where it is today.   None of mankind’s greatest discoveries will be of value, though, if we can’t celebrate them with cold beer. That’s why our heartfelt appreciation goes to one brilliant scientist, without whom the world will never know the potential for perpetually cold brewskies: UC Berkeley’s “health physicist,” the Herr Direktor, who invented the Steins of Science.  No such thing as perpetually cold beer?  Probably.  However, [...]

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  • Lazy Days Hammock: Because Being Lazy Has To Be Easy

    Lazy Days Hammock: Because Being Lazy Has To Be Easy

    Hammocks are wonderful.  They hang on trees, they rock back and forth, and they make lounging in your backyard feel like a holiday in the tropics.  However, actually setting up a hanging bed of canvas sounds like hard work that defeats the very idea of spending the day idly.  The Lazy Days Hammock dispenses with all that difficulty. Styled like a folding bed, it can compact into a portable bundle and collapse into a complete hammock, ready to lull you [...]

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  • Modular Tequila! Kayak Can Fit Inside Your Car

    Modular Tequila! Kayak Can Fit Inside Your Car

    A modular kayak is an excellent idea for one obvious reason: breaking it apart makes it incredibly to transport.  The Tequila!, however, takes the modular idea one step further, allowing you to add components that extend the boat to carry more people.  Yep, it’s not only extremely portable, it’s extensible too. Created by Swedisk kayak-makers Point65, the watercraft was built with the intent of making it easy to handle both in and out of the water.   Since it’s able to [...]

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  • The Great JJ Supersizes The Architect Lamp

    The Great JJ Supersizes The Architect Lamp

    The architect lamp is iconic.  The Great JJ Lamp, which borrows the design of Jac Jacobsen’s enduring classic and supersizes it, is gigantic.  Measuring 14 feet tall, you’ll need an equally humongous desk to actually fit it in. Designed by Centro Stile, the blown-up lighting furniture should work best as either a floor or an outdoor lamp.  Forget lighting up a drafting table – this thing can illuminate an entire street corner.  Intended for show, rather than actual utility, it’s [...]

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  • Wall Clips Help Control Gaming Room Mess

    Wall Clips Help Control Gaming Room Mess

    So many controllers, so little space.  If you have nowhere to park your mass of console gaming peripherals, then Wall Clips has a clever idea – hang those piles of plastic on your wall. Designed to go on any vertical surface (such as walls, cabinets and doors), the space-organizing product is basically a hook made from bendable wire.  The bendable part is key, because you can shape it to fit any kind of controller you want it to hold on [...]

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  • Stack Chair Designates A Reading Area In Your House

    Stack Chair Designates A Reading Area In Your House

    Sick of your husband turning the bathroom into his own private library?  Put an end to it with the Stack Chair Wall Sticker, a decal that turns an erstwhile useless wall into your home’s designated reading corner. Created by Florian Kremb for his AMPLIFIER studio, it puts an image of the rear part of a 78 x 36 cm chair on your wall.  Yep, just the rear – the backrest and the back legs.  Paired with a stack of magazines, [...]

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  • Chip Shotz Golfer Puts A Golf Game In Your Office Cubicle

    Chip Shotz Golfer Puts A Golf Game In Your Office Cubicle

    If this were the 80s, the Chip Shotz Golfer is how we’d play golf indoors, not with Tiger Woods on the Xbox 360.  Since it’s 2010, this is how we’d play golf inside the office, where video games aren’t allowed. Yes, it’s a tabletop golf course that looks stupid enough to be entertaining.  A perfect fare for cubicle-dwellers who want to kill some time while the supervisor isn’t looking, you can play one hole or 100 holes – just rearrange [...]

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  • Forget Cops And Robbers,  Get Your Kids Playing Sellers And Suckers With The Kaufladen

    Forget Cops And Robbers, Get Your Kids Playing Sellers And Suckers With The Kaufladen

    Want your kids to grow up filthy rich?  Get them started early with the Kaufladen, a mobile kiosk stand marketed to German kids.  That way, they can steal stuff from your fridge and sell it back to you for a profit.   Clever. Anywhere you go in the world, it’s always the business owners raking all the money.  Forget having your children play cops and robbers – nobody makes real coin from that deal.  If they’re going to roleplay, they might [...]

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  • Meet Moosshiqk, The World’s Smallest Electric Bike

    Meet Moosshiqk, The World’s Smallest Electric Bike

    You thought your monkey bike is small?  You might have to rethink your definition of small with the Moosshiqk (which happens to be Sanskrit for “mouse”), the world’s tiniest electric bike. How tiny is it?  Let’s just say it’s small enough to fit in your laptop bag after you ride it to work.  Yep, it’s apparently the easiest way to save on parking fees too.  It’s so small it looks nothing more like a remote-controlled toy.  Surprisingly enough, it can [...]

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  • T-Rex-14RR-Is-Part-Motorcycle, Part-Formula Racer And Completely Awesome

    T-Rex-14RR-Is-Part-Motorcycle, Part-Formula Racer And Completely Awesome

    Bringing an unusual combo of frightening speed, future-worthy looks and three wheels, the 2010 Campagna T-Rex 14RR deserves to be on every thrillseeker’s wish list.  We’re not exactly sure what it is – Campagna calls it a “pavement predator” while the Department of Transportation calls it a motorcycle.  Official names don’t matter, though – you can tell it’s one blisteringly decadent ride. Clad in a reverse trike-style frame, the T-Rex looks like the unholy union of a supercar and a [...]

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  • Vacuum Cleaner Museum Showcases 120 Vintage And Classic Dust-Sucking Home Appliances

    Vacuum Cleaner Museum Showcases 120 Vintage And Classic Dust-Sucking Home Appliances

    All things that suck go here. No, not our website – we’re cool (well, we try). They go to Nottingham, England’s Vacuum Cleaner Museum, possibly the single most dust-free place in the world. Yep, a real, true-to-life depository for everyone’s favorite dust-eating home appliance. Don’t expect a floor that looks like the home cleaning shelves of your local appliance store, though. None of that lame, robotic modern vacuums here. Instead, it’s filled with lines upon lines of vintage and classic [...]

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  • AIS Ultra-Rugged RPDA37 Is A Windows Mobile PDA For 2010

    AIS Ultra-Rugged RPDA37 Is A Windows Mobile PDA For 2010

    If you can assign your product to PDA category in 2010, I have to admire your guts.  You heard that right, AIS.  That’s how much I look up to you in the wake of your Ultra-Rugged RPDA37, a MID (okay… a PDA) running Windows Mobile 6.1 with all the durable credentials to help it survive extreme environmental challenges. Forget rugged – this thing is ultra-rugged and unmistakably so.  It’s about two to three times as thick as most cellphones, sports [...]

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  • Portable All In One Chair Is A Tote Bag, Magazine Pouch And A Beer Cooler

    Portable All In One Chair Is A Tote Bag, Magazine Pouch And A Beer Cooler

    Can’t find a quiet spot in the house to sit back, read a magazine and drink a couple beers?  Hit the local park with the All-In-1 Chair and find some peace.  The multi-function seating equipment integrates a folding chair with cup holders, a wheeled tote bag, a cooler, a side pocket for magazines and a storage compartment in a single stash.  Yep, all that. A versatile gear for folks who like spending lazy afternoons being.. uhm… lazy, it’s got everything [...]

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  • You Can Now Send Out A Message Even Without Cell Coverage

    You Can Now Send Out A Message Even Without Cell Coverage

    Personal satellite communications company Spot LLC just announced the renewed availability of the Spot 2, the second generation of their personal emergency communications device.  First released back in October last year, the units were recalled in December to resolve found battery and messaging issues. With the kinks ironed out, the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger has come back in play, ready to resume its impressive lifesaving duties. Designed to provide the ability to stay in touch even outside of cellular coverage, [...]

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  • Bloom Energy Shows Off Their Bloom Box Fuel Cell Power Generators

    Bloom Energy Shows Off Their Bloom Box Fuel Cell Power Generators

    After being featured on 60 Minutes, the entire world is abuzz with Bloom Energy once again.  Nearly forgotten due to a lack of recent press, the alternative energy company’s current spate of publicity is sure to light a fire in water-cooler discussions over the next few months. Why is it such a big deal?  Bloom Energy produces fuel cell boxes that, when combined with an energy source (such as natural gas), can produce usable electricity.  See those two boxes founder [...]

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