• Aspiral Clock Puts Time On A Dizzying Spiral

    Aspiral Clock Puts Time On A Dizzying Spiral

    Want a clock that can hypnotize you?  We’re not sure how well the Aspiral Clock can put you in a trance, but its swirly face looks like it can leave you dizzy if you stare intently while it’s moving fast. Yes, it’s supposed to be a clock.  Don’t worry, it won’t require Tokyoflash-level nerdery to read the time.  In fact, the mechanism is rather straightforward – the ball pops out at 12, then moves its way through the succeeding hours [...]

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  • GMax, The Toilet Bowl Transformer

    GMax, The Toilet Bowl Transformer

    Some Transformer robots got lucky.  They can morph into trucks, cars, planes and other sorts of cool stuff.   Looking at the GMax, you can’t help but feel that the poor little bastard got a raw deal – he turns into a toilet.  Yikes. While other robots busy themselves dishing out lasers and missiles, this unfortunate robot takes crap.  Literally.  In fairness, he’s not really a part of the official Transformers.  The poor sap is actually a promotional toy figure from [...]

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  • Launching Of Crayola Rockets In The Desert Doesn’t Create A Rainbow – Boooo

    Launching Of Crayola Rockets In The Desert Doesn’t Create A Rainbow – Boooo

    As it turns out, firing crayons into the air at the same time doesn’t create a rainbow.  My first-grade teacher so totally lied.  But it does make for one delicious looking spectacle, as evidenced by the photos of John Coker’s Crayola Rocket Pack, which he recently launched in the Nevada desert. Launching rockets isn’t anything special.  Every engineering geek worth the eye mucus in his glasses has probably fired one.  When you take the time to make your rockets look [...]

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  • Kettler Kettquad Brings Quad Racing To Kids

    Kettler Kettquad Brings Quad Racing To Kids

    How do you trick your Wife into letting you buy an ATV or a Quad for that matter?   Rather than reason your way into getting one, go the irresistible route: get your kids hooked to the hobby.   How?  By buying them the new Kettler Kettquad, a pedal-powered quad racer made specially for kids, aged 5 to 12 years old. Once your five year old’s off hitting the rocky mountains, sandy deserts and dusty trails all by his lonesome, just wait [...]

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  • Leveraged Freedom Chair Is A Wheelchair For The Off-Road

    Leveraged Freedom Chair Is A Wheelchair For The Off-Road

    Wheelchairs are awesome for giving mobility to the people who can’t use their legs .  In many places where the ground isn’t necessarily as smooth and flat as your driveway, though, they’re practically impossible to use.   The new Leveraged Freedom Chair seeks to solve just that, providing a comfortable chair that can run as well on mud and rocks, as it does on regular roads. Invented by MIT PhD candidate (for mechanical engineering) Amos Winter, the chair is described as [...]

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  • Want To Make Your Own Wicked-Looking Mechanical Wooden Clock?

    Want To Make Your Own Wicked-Looking Mechanical Wooden Clock?

    You see that complicated mass of gears and other mechanical components?  That’s supposed to be a clock – the Celestial Mechanical Calendar and Orrery, to be exact.  And according to its creator, Clayton Boyer, you don’t have to buy it to own one.  You can make an exact replica all by yourself. Yes, the crafty woodworker behind some of the most amazing wooden clocks ever built is selling plans for many of his designs, expecting interested individuals like yourself to [...]

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  • Metaltech Anti-Terrorist Assault Cart: An Armored Cart For Close-Quarters Combat

    Metaltech Anti-Terrorist Assault Cart: An Armored Cart For Close-Quarters Combat

    RPG-proof armored trucks are cool.  When you’re fighting in narrow alleys and closed spaces, though, they’re practically of no use.  That’s where the Metaltech Anti-Terrorist Assault Cart comes in.  You’re not hearing it wrong – it’s literally a cart armored up for battle. Created by Indian firm Metaltech Motor Bodies Pvt Ltd, the vehicle was built in the wake of 2008′s Mumbai attacks, where gunmen holed up in two luxury hotels managed to keep government forces at bay for 60 [...]

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  • FireScuba Is A Portable Smoke Filter In The Shape Of A Pouch Of French Fries

    FireScuba Is A Portable Smoke Filter In The Shape Of A Pouch Of French Fries

    Contrary to how it may look like, the photo above isn’t about people sniffing french fries pouches.   Instead, the FireScuba is a concept safety mask that will allow you to breathe through thick smoke during a fire. Just like a smoke hood, the protective device filters what you inhale, protecting you from the possible ramifications of smoke inhalation.  Given that the design isn’t airtight, it’s not likely to be as effective as the former.  Still, in precarious situations, even the [...]

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  • Clinch Wallet Lets You Carry 30 Cards, Guarantees They Won’t Slip

    Clinch Wallet Lets You Carry 30 Cards, Guarantees They Won’t Slip

    How many cards can you fit in your pocket-sized wallet?  Whatever number you spouted, it still sucks, because the Clinch Wallet probably blows it in the water.  Capable of holding up to 30 credit cards, it’s the most convenient accessory to carry during one of your the-world-be-damned shopping sprees. Sure, there are probably a couple other wallets that can hold the same number of plastics.  However, I’ve never seen one that remains as thin as this, even with all the [...]

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  • Kitchencalc Makes The Standalone Calculator Useful Again

    Kitchencalc Makes The Standalone Calculator Useful Again

    Recipes are awesome – follow them to the letter and you can whip up a decent-tasting meal without having a single iota of cooking talent.  Problem is, rarely can you follow a recipe down to the strictest detail, often requiring that you scale portions up or down. The Kitchencalc makes the standalone calculator useful again by throwing in features that will help you turn that recipe for four people into an equivalent dinner for two.  Not only that, it comes [...]

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  • Mugstir Lets You Have A Coffee Spoon Without Turning You Into A Pirate

    Mugstir Lets You Have A Coffee Spoon Without Turning You Into A Pirate

    I used to drop my stirring spoon on my mug when I’m drinking my coffee.  Then, I saw a movie where a guy did that and ended up poking his eye out with the end of the spoon.  Arrggh – he became a pirate. Since then, I always stirred my coffee while standing in the sink.  After I’m done, I would simply drop it in with the rest of the dirty dishes.  Sure, it’s not an ideal solution, especially if [...]

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  • Can I Have An Alphabetical Keyboard With Designated Chat Buttons Like BRB, LOL And More

    Can I Have An Alphabetical Keyboard With Designated Chat Buttons Like BRB, LOL And More

    Is having to type LOL, THX and BRB starting to feel like a chore to you?  I mean, why can’t you just press one key and have it automatically write BTW onscreen, right?   Now, you can stop feeling irked with the Fast Fingers Keyboard, an ugly-looking PC peripheral that integrates IM abbreviations on the function keys. Seriously, who has time to type three capital  letters anymore?  Not whoever invented this ugly red keyboard, that’s for sure.  In fact, who even [...]

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  • Outlet Regulator Ejects The Charger When Your Gadget’s Battery Is Full

    Outlet Regulator Ejects The Charger When Your Gadget’s Battery Is Full

    You probably know by now that chargers continue to use up power even after your gadget’s 100% full.  Heck, it continues to sip power as long as you keep it plugged in, even after you’ve removed it from the battery port.  The Outlet Regulator, also called the “Leech Plug,” is an adapter that solves this problem by detecting when the gadget’s battery is full, then physically disconnecting it from the outlet. The system consists of two-parts: an adapter that plugs [...]

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  • Ham Dogger Gives Your Burgers And Other Foods That Beloved Hotdog Shape

    Ham Dogger Gives Your Burgers And Other Foods That Beloved Hotdog Shape

    Hate hotdogs, but love the long, phallic shape?  Make every food you prepare look like a wiener with the Ham Dogger, a kitchen mold that lets you turn a whole slew of ingredients into a nine-inch sausage. The retail page is extolling the virtues of using it to stuff a pile of ground beef into a burger-dog, although you can, realistically, dump anything into that slab of tube.  Put diced and ground spinach mixed with flour, for instance, fry it [...]

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  • Fatboy Metahlowski, A Beanbag Chair For Grownups

    Fatboy Metahlowski, A Beanbag Chair For Grownups

    Like most of us, you probably left the beanbags in the dorm room when you finished college, resolved never to let them into your adult life ever again.  That won’t be the case if the Fatboy Metahlowski, a line of bean bags that marries sophistication with comfort, can help it. While classier than your usual Fatboy fare, the Jukka Setala-designed chair is as lazy as the same beanbags that you rolled around in during college.  The only difference is, it [...]

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  • Baby Bunk Lets You Keep Your Newborn Within Arm’s Reach When You Sleep

    Baby Bunk Lets You Keep Your Newborn Within Arm’s Reach When You Sleep

    When your newborn cries in the middle of the night, you wake up.  It’s non-negotiable.  However, finding the legs to get up and the head to make your way to the little tyke’s crib can be a little tough. The Baby Bunk, an infant sleeping area that can be attached to your bed, should help ease the difficulty, allowing you to tend to the baby while staying comfortable in your own bed. Suitable for newborns up to six months, the [...]

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  • Robosteel’s Eight-Foot Alien Queen Replica Puts the Mother Xenomorph On Your Living Room

    Robosteel’s Eight-Foot Alien Queen Replica Puts the Mother Xenomorph On Your Living Room

    Got a friend who believes in monsters and aliens?  Scare the living crap out of them with Robosteel’s Alien Queen, a towering 8-foot replica of the scary Xenomorph that commands the rest of those giant alien drones. Taller than Yao Ming and scarier than a rabid pitbull, the all-metal sculpture is as horrific as the Mother Alien it was based from.  You know, that same beastly creature with a large crest on her head that relentlessly pursued poor Ellen Ripley [...]

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  • Flexdex Photon Light Board Confirms It – Everything Looks Cooler With LEDs

    Flexdex Photon Light Board Confirms It – Everything Looks Cooler With LEDs

    If you were a kid in the 80s, the Flexdex Photon Light Board is probably how you’d imagined skateboards to look like in 2010 – riddled with plenty of electronic lights.  Except they’re supposed to be hovering in the air, instead of just rolling on small wheels like they always did. Where’s the jet motor, the vertical take off and all that?  Well, that will have to stay in your imagined future for now.  Instead, you’ll have to console yourself [...]

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  • Oxyfit Pumps You Up With 50% More Oxygen Anywhere You Go

    Oxyfit Pumps You Up With 50% More Oxygen Anywhere You Go

    Need to shed more pounds off your fat ass?  Exercise longer and harder with the Oxyfit backpack, which gives you more oxygen to help you last longer. According to Japan Trend Shop’s scientific team (made up entire, we assume, of sly marketers), our atmosphere is about 20% oxygen.  Due to pollution, poor ventilation and other environmental factors, though, you’re likely getting less than that at any time.  It’s a shame because increased oxygen does many wonderful things, including speeding up [...]

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