• The Motz Is An FM Radio You Feel Like Swallowing Whole (But Please Don’t)

    The Motz Is An FM Radio You Feel Like Swallowing Whole (But Please Don’t)

    Sure, nobody buys FM radios anymore.  If it’s as small as a bite-sized piece of chocolate, though, I might be persuaded.  The Motz is exactly that – a functional FM radio box and a miniature MP3 speaker. Looking no bigger than a generous sugar cube, the device should be perfect if you’ve ever dreamed of surgically implanting a radio anywhere on your body.  Just make sure to have provisions for a hole on your skin, so you can pull out [...]

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  • Pedal The Ocean: One Man, A Pedal-Powered Boat And 2,672 Miles Of Water

    Pedal The Ocean: One Man, A Pedal-Powered Boat And 2,672 Miles Of Water

    It’s one thing to ride a pedal-powered boat.  It’s completely another to take it from Canada to Hawaii all by your lonesome.  That’s exactly what Canadian Greg Kolodziejzyk will be doing in July, when he takes his ocean-faring boat Within for his Pedal the Ocean project. A world first, the adventurer will travel the full 2,672 miles of water on nothing but leg muscles.  If that sounds crazy, well, it’s not like he’s new to doing that at all.  In [...]

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  • Plen Robot Is A Droid For Your Android

    Plen Robot Is A Droid For Your Android

    Got an Android-powered phone, want your own robot?  Akazawa Japan’s Plen robot literally writes its own pun: it’s an Android Droid – a droid that can be controlled using Google’s Android OS and he looks awesome. Billed as the world’s first “Desktop Hobby Robot,” Plen can be controlled over Bluetooth using a bundled app designed to run on smartphones with the open-source OS.  It won’t destroy your enemies, take out the trash or do anything useful, but it can perform [...]

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  • Apple’s iPad Tablet Gets Unveiled To Mixed Reactions, Surprising Price Point

    Apple’s iPad Tablet Gets Unveiled To Mixed Reactions, Surprising Price Point

    Apple’s tablet iPad finally received its unveil yesterday and it’s a bit of a mixed bag.  I know what you are thinking,  the device is essentially a blown-up iPod Touch.  Steve Jobs says it’s “so much more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smart phone.”  Translation: it’s a device without a built-in category and we think it deserves one. First, some things you were probably expecting didn’t quite make it into the actual gadget.  There’s [...]

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  • No More Dirty Billfolds Again – The Dishwasher-Safe Wallet

    No More Dirty Billfolds Again – The Dishwasher-Safe Wallet

    Your wallet may be awesome, complete with wild designs and funky slots.  Give it a few years of regular use, though, and it will end up like everyone else’s billfolds – dirty and gross.  That’s why the Dishwasher Safe Wallet rocks, allowing you to drop it into that machine with soap and water without any worries of mucking it up. A durable billfold, the retail page claims it can withstand both “a gale force wind or the torrents of a [...]

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  • HP’s Wall Of Touch Brings An Immersive Computing Experience

    HP’s Wall Of Touch Brings An Immersive Computing Experience

    Contrary to what its name suggests, the Wall of Touch isn’t actually a giant touchscreen.  Instead, it’s an oversized implementation of Hewlett Packard’s TouchSmart technology, which uses built-in optical cameras and magnetic strips to create a virtual touch interface. As you can see from the photo, it’s one giant computer display – perfect for sending people into a veritable state of awe.  It’s driven by an HP Z800 workstation, so it should work like any regular TouchSmart computer, allowing you [...]

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  • BigTrak Jr. Revives The Programmable Moon Rover

    BigTrak Jr. Revives The Programmable Moon Rover

    Remember the BigTrak?  Neither do I.  Apparently, it was huge in the early 80s.  Being a programmable lunar vehicle (you can preset it to run specific routes), I can understand why. The 21st century remake will be called the BigTrak Jr. and will measure half the size of the original model.  As with the previous version, the more compact replica can be programmed to run specific routes.  Instead of 16 preset movements like its predecessor, though, the reboot can be [...]

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  • Traveler’s Security Bandolier Wraps A Rambo-Style Pouch On Your Body

    Traveler’s Security Bandolier Wraps A Rambo-Style Pouch On Your Body

    Rambo had a bandolier strapped to his torso and it looked badass.   Of course, that one was filled with extra bullets for his automatic, so the Traveler’s Security Bandolier may not be quite as cool.  But as a wraparound body pouch, it does feel like it could be mighty useful. Sure, it looks even dorkier than a fanny pack, but it delivers four zippered pockets that are completely attached to your body.  Throw in your valuables inside and they should [...]

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  • Pre-Chewed Pencils Dare You To Gnaw At Them

    Pre-Chewed Pencils Dare You To Gnaw At Them

    Like to chew on pencils?  It’s a bad habit that you really should put a stop to.  Wearing a muzzle over your mouth or putting mild poison on the pencil tips are both valid ways of curbing the behavior, but that can get somewhat crazy really fast.  Here’s something that’s a little less severe, but has a shot of actually being equally as effective: Pre-Chewed Pencils. Yes, wooden writing instruments that someone chewed on well before you had it.  Absolutely [...]

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  • Flair Hair Visor Covers Bald Spots, Makes You Want To Fist Pump

    Flair Hair Visor Covers Bald Spots, Makes You Want To Fist Pump

    Balding hair? Shave it off already. If you insist on clinging to your last strands, the Flair Hair Visor should help you cover it up…somewhat. It won’t grow your hair back. Heck, it won’t even try to. What it will do is put a spiky wig on your crown, complete with a sun visor. That way, all you need is a tan to look like you just leapt off the set of Jersey Shore. Fist pump! The Flair Hair Visor [...]

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  • Entrosys BikeAir-1 Brings Airconditioning And Heating To Motorcycle Riders

    Entrosys BikeAir-1 Brings Airconditioning And Heating To Motorcycle Riders

    Motorcycling is cool.  Riding the same hog on a desert, however, is just damn hot.  And I don’t mean in a good way either.  Death by dehydration and overexhaustion, anyone? Israeli company Entrosys is looking to remedy that problem with the BikeAir-1, a weather control system for your bike.  Yep, temperature control, complete with three cooling modes, three levels of heating and three fan settings.  Just like in a car cabin, except you’re straddling a bike.  Sounds retarded? Not really.  [...]

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  • Massage Me Controller Lets You Get A Massage While Someone Else Plays

    Massage Me Controller Lets You Get A Massage While Someone Else Plays

    Think gaming isn’t productive?  You’re right, it’s an absolutely stupid way to spend your life on Earth (Shhhh…I am just saying that cause my wife reads this blog too).  The Massage Me Controller should ease the utter futility, though, allowing you to give me a massage while you feed your digital addiction.  Huh? That’s right, it’s a custom-built, wearable controller that ably doubles as a massage suit.  Wife wears it, you play your Modern Warfare 2.  You enjoy a great [...]

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  • Urban Mushing For Untrained Dogs Made Easy

    Urban Mushing For Untrained Dogs Made Easy

    Urban mushing is fun.  When the dogs pulling on your bike or scooter aren’t well-trained, though, that could lead to a whole lot of problems.  You can’t exactly lead them since they’re in front.  If they want to run right over a cliff, then that’s exactly where they’ll go.  With you falling to your death along with them, of course. Bend, Oregon’s Mark Schuette knew those risks and had just the answer for it: rider-led, dog-powered rides.  Instead of having [...]

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  • Wiege On Chair Lets You Burn More Calories While Working, Playing, Sleeping At Work

    Wiege On Chair Lets You Burn More Calories While Working, Playing, Sleeping At Work

    The life of the Office Drone isn’t the healthiest around.  Sitting in a comfy chair all day, you’re practically motionless, with only your hands moving majority of the time.  The On Chair looks to change that, allowing you a full range of bodily movements even while sitting.  That way, you’ll be burning calories while clocking in at work – all without ever seeing the insides of a gym. Created by Wiege, it’s intentionally styled like a regular office chair at [...]

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  • Boogie Board Puts A Digital Blackboard On A Tablet-Sized Gadget, Eliminates Many Uses For Paper

    Boogie Board Puts A Digital Blackboard On A Tablet-Sized Gadget, Eliminates Many Uses For Paper

    The name Boogie Board conveys plenty of fun images, all of which likely have nothing to do with what it’s actually about.  Despite the potential for misconception, Improv Electronics’ novel device   makes for a very original, incredibly useful replacement for paper, dry-erase boards and other writing surfaces. It looks like a digital blackboard and actually functions like one.  There’s no need to pick up a piece of chalk to write on it, though.  Simply use the bundled stylus, your finger [...]

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  • Origami Tigers Will Crouch In Front Of Sydney’s Customs House, Ready To Pounce On Guests

    Origami Tigers Will Crouch In Front Of Sydney’s Customs House, Ready To Pounce On Guests

    When LAVA said they were showing off Origami Tigers, my first thought was, “If it rains, you’re all screwed.”   Of course, they turned out to be smarter than me, since they didn’t take the Origami part that literally.  While constructed using paper-folding patterns, the entire thing was built out of aluminum and Barrisol sheet, which should make it resistant to regular water damage. But why, oh why, would you put giant Origami tigers at the walkway towards a building other [...]

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  • ColdAvenger Expedition Balaclava Makes You Look Badass, All While Keeping Freezing Air Away From Your Lungs

    ColdAvenger Expedition Balaclava Makes You Look Badass, All While Keeping Freezing Air Away From Your Lungs

    You may be a clumsy skier.  Heck, you may be the worst ever.  If you look like you’re ready to pull out a gun and annihilate every clown who earns your ire, though, I doubt anyone will even dare to laugh your way.  That ominous vibe is exactly what you’ll be putting out when you dress up in the ColdAvenger, an expedition balaclava that looks like it came straight out of GI Joe. After looking at it a bit more, [...]

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  • Bombs Away Is An Air-Dropped Explosive For Your RC Plane

    Bombs Away Is An Air-Dropped Explosive For Your RC Plane

    How could a Bomb be something cool? Well, if it provides fun and laughter rather than carnage, why not.  Quanum’s Bombs Away, an air-dropped toy bomb  is a cool accessory to pair up with a sufficiently-powerful RC plane.  Even if it doesn’t explode, you can drop it over someone’s head for a brief bout of hilarity (or a lawsuit, depending on how it ends). A plug and play system, the bomb can be installed to work with any of your [...]

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  • Casttoo Lets You Decorate Your Surgical Cast With Tattoo Decals

    Casttoo Lets You Decorate Your Surgical Cast With Tattoo Decals

    Broke all the bones on your feet and now you’re on a cast? Awesome. Now, you and your friends will have somewhere to doodle all sorts of inanities on. If you can’t draw worth shit and have no friends (just like yours truly), you can still get your cast decorated with Casttoo, tattoo decals designed to spruce up erstwhile blank plaster molds. Its creators call it “the most fun thing to hit… Orthopedic Medicine” in a long while. I violently [...]

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