• SubSonex, A DIY Jet Plane That Can Park In Your Garage

    SubSonex, A DIY Jet Plane That Can Park In Your Garage

    Who says you need a hangar to park a jet plane?   Not Sonex Aircraft, who’s busy building the SubSonex, a small, single-passenger DIY jet (yes, a real jet) that can fit in your garage. The company, which has been making kits for aircraft hobbyists since 1998, is looking at a $60,000 end-consumer price tag for this latest product, which should make it an exciting alternative to picking up another sportscar (seriously, car versus jet sounds like a no-contest).  If that [...]

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  • Klipsch Lightspeaker Crams A Wireless Speaker Into A LED Bulb, Fits Into Conventional Sockets

    Klipsch Lightspeaker Crams A Wireless Speaker Into A LED Bulb, Fits Into Conventional Sockets

    Want ambient sounds around your house but have neither the space nor the patience for wires?  Here’s a novel solution:  hide it behind your home lighting with the Klipsch Lightspeaker, a functional LED bulb that conceals a wireless speaker inside its can-like frame. It works exactly like it sounds.  A screw-in lightbulb that fits into any regular Edison socket has been crammed full of electronics to allow it to pick up tunes and pump it out, giving any room in [...]

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  • Gibson Dusk Tiger, The World’s Most Advanced Guitar

    Gibson Dusk Tiger, The World’s Most Advanced Guitar

    Like to play guitar, but can’t tune if your life depended on it?  Not a problem with the Gibson Dusk Tiger, the latest incarnation of the company’s Robot Guitar technology, which can tune itself on the fly. Following on the heels of previous independently-winding models, namely the Robot Les Paul and the Dark Fire, the newest self-tuning instrument can start you off on a different key in seconds, allowing you to produce “every imaginable guitar sound” without needing to switch [...]

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  • Relive Old Baseball Memories On These Yankee Stadium Seats

    Relive Old Baseball Memories On These Yankee Stadium Seats

    Miss the old Yankee Stadium?  Baseball’s Cathedral in the Bronx is now gone, but who says you can’t relive the memories?  Even better, you can do it while downing hotdogs, drinking beer and cussing to your heart’s content on the same chairs you used to park your big, fat ass on with these authentic Yankee Stadium Seats. Yep, the actual folding seats from the 1923 stadium pulled out of their bolted spots and into your home.  Sure, it’s small and [...]

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  • Light Touch Projects An Interactive Touchscreen Computer Onto Any Flat Surface

    Light Touch Projects An Interactive Touchscreen Computer Onto Any Flat Surface

    Oh my, the future really is here now.  UK-based Light Blue Optics just announced the downright awesome Light Touch, a laser projector that beams a fully-interactive 10-inch touchscreen computer.  For real. It works exactly like a touchscreen tablet, allowing you to interact with whatever’s on the screen.  Instead of performing swipes and taps on a glass panel, though, you do it over any flat surface where the laser projector throws up its digital display. The Light Touch uses a laser-based [...]

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  • Peregrine Glove Morphs The Keyboard Into A Glove, Makes Playing MMOs Easier

    Peregrine Glove Morphs The Keyboard Into A Glove, Makes Playing MMOs Easier

    Do you spend half your day playing MMO games (and the other half watching YouTube)?  Spare yourself from memorizing dozens of keyboard shortcuts with the Peregrine Glove, a gaming accessory that maps keypresses into hand motions, so you can perform spells and attacks with simple finger touches. It’s essentially just a USB keyboard with a software interface that translates the movements into their corresponding keys.   That means it will work with pretty much any computer (even slightly older ones), along [...]

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  • Blunt Umbrella: The Umbrella Reinvented…For The Better

    Blunt Umbrella: The Umbrella Reinvented…For The Better

    Much as I liked the durability of the Senz Umbrella, its shape (which forced up to 70mph wind to slide off) was exceptionally weird-looking.   That’s why the Blunt Umbrella, which can withstand the same strain, seems a much better solution – there’s no aerodynamic abomination with a few useful updates to boot. How does it brush off the raging gush of high-pressure air?  Blunt Technology calls their improvements the Radial Tensioning System, which spreads the force of the wind along [...]

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  • Samurai Air Sword Lets You Slay Imaginary Dragons With Real Sound Effects

    Samurai Air Sword Lets You Slay Imaginary Dragons With Real Sound Effects

    Ever used the Lightsaber app on the iPhone?  I know, it’s stupid (but hella fun).   The Samurai Air Sword does the same thing, performing sound effects every time you swing the hilt (and it’s really just a hilt).  You’ll have to imagine the invisible blade slicing through your opponents (yep, that invisible dragon), of course, before ending their life by thrusting it into their heart.  Haiii. Who says only air musicians get to have invisible fun?  Swashbuckling wannabe-samurai warriors like [...]

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  • Wireframe Lamborghini Koenig Countach Looks Like An Invisible Car, Wants You To Buy It

    Wireframe Lamborghini Koenig Countach Looks Like An Invisible Car, Wants You To Buy It

    I get it.  A Lamborghini is mighty expensive.  But pricing a wireframe sculpture of a Lamborghini Koenig Countach at the same exorbitant range sounds like a little too much. That’s exactly what Benedict Radcliffe is doing with his work, though, which he originally produced back in 2008.  After touring it in galleries and art spaces around London (and even parking it in the street to a chorus of amused onlookers), he’s now ready to let it go for a steep [...]

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  • Lenovo Skylight Smartbook Features 1GHz Snapdragon Chip, 10+ Hours Battery Life And Under 2-Lbs Weight

    Lenovo Skylight Smartbook Features 1GHz Snapdragon Chip, 10+ Hours Battery Life And Under 2-Lbs Weight

    Need a portable computer with a decent-sized display, all-day battery life and easy portability?  The nascent smartbook category just might be what you’ve been waiting for.   And the upcoming Lenovo Skylight sure looks like it fits the bill. An underpowered computer, it won’t exactly pose a challenge for your heavy computing machines.  For web apps, browsing and data communication, though, it might prove a compelling replacement to your favorite netbook or laptop. Powered by the much-ballyhooed 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset [...]

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  • Daddy Mojo Cigar Box Guitars: Recycled Vintage Bodies, Unique Bluesy Sound

    Daddy Mojo Cigar Box Guitars: Recycled Vintage Bodies, Unique Bluesy Sound

    Tired of the same old Fenders and Les Pauls for satiating your musical hunger?  Try working your fretboard-fidgetry on this: Daddy Mojo’s awesome Cigar Box Guitars. Six-stringers sporting reverberators made out of recycled cases isn’t anything new.   Heck, soldiers have been making it as a low-cost DIY instrument since the American Civil War.  Since small cigar boxes showed up on the scene in the mid-1800s, they’ve been the homemade guitar bodies of choice for cash-strapped musicians who couldn’t fork up [...]

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  • RK Racer, A Custom Buell That Can Stab You (And Probably Will)

    RK Racer, A Custom Buell That Can Stab You (And Probably Will)

    Driving a motorcycle has always been risky business.  Taking the road on the RK Racer, a modified Buell that can hurt you in so many ways, is just amping up the process. Shown off during the last Sturgis AMD World Championship Of Bike Building, the bike looks custom-built for those who want to “live fast, die young.” Heck, you don’t even have to drive head-on against a speeding truck.  Just make the mistake of hitting the brakes too hard, tilt [...]

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  • iWallet Lets You Cram An iPhone, Spare RAM, Oversized Cards Into A Tri-Fold

    iWallet Lets You Cram An iPhone, Spare RAM, Oversized Cards Into A Tri-Fold

    As a rule, I stay away from gadgets accessories that append an “i” to the front of their name.  The iWallet is such a devilishly handsome accessory, though, that I just can’t keep away. Like the name implies, it’s a wallet with an Apple-inspired twist.  Instead of just holding your cards, coins and cash, the non-pocketable billfold integrates an iPhone case among its compartments.  Of course, it can just as easily hold your HTC, Samsung or Blackberry device.  But, hey, [...]

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  • Tiret Gotham Collection: Watches For The Dark And Dreary

    Tiret Gotham Collection: Watches For The Dark And Dreary

    If Bruce Wayne wore a watch, what would it look like?  Horology company Tiret New York tried to imagine the answer to that question and came up with this – the Gotham Collection. Inspired by the Batman universe’s version of New York City, the timepiece looks every bit as dark as the setting that inspired it.  Sporting art deco sensibilities and modernist flair, it’s a piece I can definitely see the millionaire vigilante rocking. The Gotham Collection consists of two [...]

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  • The Sharker Puts Jaws’ Silhoutte On Your Crotch Rocket

    The Sharker Puts Jaws’ Silhoutte On Your Crotch Rocket

    Need to bring more tackiness to your life?  How about riding around town in a motorcycle shaped like a shark?  Yep, like a giddy, fat child on a kiddy bike.  Except you’re an old, fat dude on a full-sized crotch rocket. Gerg Group’s Sharker is a concept motorbike that’s been intentionally designed to resemble everyone’s favorite sea predator.  It’s like Jaws On Wheels, except it won’t bite your leg off – maybe just run your left foot over if it [...]

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  • Glare LA-9/P, A Military-Grade Laser Pointer That Blinds Enemies From 2.5 Miles Away

    Glare LA-9/P, A Military-Grade Laser Pointer That Blinds Enemies From 2.5 Miles Away

    Tired of merely annoying people in class with your laser pointer?  Start doing it to victims up to 2.5 miles away with the Glare LA-9/P, a military-grade visual disruption device.  Yep, it’s a blinding laser pointer that can do the deed from an insane distance. Made by B.E. Meyers, it’s been used extensively in Iraq for warning forwarding troops before pulling the trigger.  Being an extension of a childhood prank, it’s also supposed to have caused many “friendly” casualties, with [...]

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  • Japanese Dude Turns One Wall Of His Home Into A Floor-To-Ceiling Rock Climbing Course

    Japanese Dude Turns One Wall Of His Home Into A Floor-To-Ceiling Rock Climbing Course

    Like rock climbing, hate leaving the house?  Not a problem for this Japanese fellow, who turned one wall of his loft into an indoor climbing facility. Since you’ll have to be ridiculously rich to have one floor of your house occupy an entire 30-foot high wall, he did the next best thing: he kept the entire wall, from ground to ceiling open.  Yep, that means there’s little privacy in the limited space structure.  Who cares, though?  You’ve got a rock [...]

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  • Umazone Desktop Speakers Disguises Itself As A Tube Amp, Blinks Like A Music Robot

    Umazone Desktop Speakers Disguises Itself As A Tube Amp, Blinks Like A Music Robot

    I always thought tube amplifiers were awesome.  Not that I particularly cared about the differences in sound they create, but those light valves sticking out make them look like props straight out of a campy 1950s sci-fi movie. Umazone’s Showa Wind looks like one of those pricey vacuum amps.  Except it isn’t.  There’s none of the sunset orange glow or that low, familiar hum.  Instead, it’s just a PC speaker with a bunch of blue LEDs for effect – just [...]

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  • Play CSI At Home And Discover Gross Things With The Orion Lite Forensic Kit

    Play CSI At Home And Discover Gross Things With The Orion Lite Forensic Kit

    Want to see what kind of evidence CSI will turn up when they work their crime scene sleuthing skills in your bedroom?  Now you can with the Orion Lite 455nm Forensic Light Source Kit, a high-intensity torch light bundle that lets you make out invisible stains just like those awesome dudes on TV. Do you suspect that an evil troll climbs up your room at night and steals all your hidden twinkies? Turn the lights off, close the blinds and [...]

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