• Assassin’s Creed Costume With Real Bladed Weapons Turns You Into 12th Century Elite Killer

    Assassin’s Creed Costume With Real Bladed Weapons Turns You Into 12th Century Elite Killer

    Why play Assassin’s Creed when you can buy the weapons for real?  Museum Replicas can’t endow you with any of the magical or stealth powers, but you can get Altair’s full costume and fancy blades right from their online store, allowing you to dress like a 12th century killer-for-hire. They’re not toys either.  All the weapons – from the extension knife to the sword to the sheaths – are made by Atlanta Cutlery and they’re the real deal.  You can [...]

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  • Engrave Your Book Puts Etched Artwork On Your Leather Book Covers

    Engrave Your Book Puts Etched Artwork On Your Leather Book Covers

    All your gadgets may look snazzy, but your notebooks and sketchbooks still look like they’re from 1999.   Give them the makeover they deserve with a sexy leather cover.  While you’re at it, have the damn things engraved with stunning artworks from Engrave Your Book. Why stop with a leather cover when you can customize the thing to your heart’s content?  The company offers a selection of artwork from artists around the world (artists get 15% of the sale), along with [...]

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  • Stylophone Beatbox Brings Retro Flavor To Portable Beats Machine

    Stylophone Beatbox Brings Retro Flavor To Portable Beats Machine

    Those old enough to remember should have a feint idea of the 1970s Stylophone pocket synthesizer.  Yes, it’s the same one used by numerous artists from Kraftwerk to David Bowie to contemporary ones like the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.  Well, the thing is making a comeback in the form of the Stylophone Beatbox, a beats machine that lays down electronic sounds right from the palm of your hand. What can you do with it other than look like a Star [...]

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  • Bottle Tops Turns Aluminum Cans Into Resealable Bottles

    Bottle Tops Turns Aluminum Cans Into Resealable Bottles

    Prefer bottles to cans, but no bottled beverages available?  Not a problem.  Just snap the Bottle Tops on that aluminum container and slug your carbonated drinks like it came in a bottle. Sure, it feels stupid having to carry an extra accessory around just to drink a can of Coke.  It does bring a couple of extra benefits you may want to consider, though.  First, if you’re a clumsy drinker, you’ve probably had spills downing liquids from a can.  No [...]

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  • Pull On Snow Shorts Let You Slide Down Slopes With No Sled

    Pull On Snow Shorts Let You Slide Down Slopes With No Sled

    Why carry a sled when you can just scoot down the snow slope on your ass?  Because hauling your butt on ice and rocks will probably hurt, that’s why.  With the Pull On Snow Shorts, however, it doesn’t have to. Essentially a wearable sled, simply slip it over your winter suit and you’ll be ready to slide down any snowy slope without having to bring anything else along.  You’re like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle with a shell helping glide [...]

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  • Regretsy: The Dark Side Of Crafts

    Regretsy: The Dark Side Of Crafts

    We love Etsy.  Heck, we’ve featured crafts being peddled around those parts in these pages multiple times.  Like many “creative” places, however, there’s about ten pieces of garbage for every brilliant item that shows up.  A site called Regretsy documents that former category. From a Michael Jackson monkey doll to a cheese grater with a clock (called Time To Grate) to a half-fish, half-squirrel taxidermy freak, it’s a hilarious look at the questionable stuff “creative” people make.   Poring through the [...]

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  • Brodmann Blades Turns The Ping Pong Paddle Into A Glove

    Brodmann Blades Turns The Ping Pong Paddle Into A Glove

    Sure, it’s not the kind of sport that earns you multi-million dollar pro contracts and a bevy of groupies knocking at your hotel door, but ping pong’s a fun game all the same.  There’s word on the street that the game is back with a vengeance, though, so you may want to look at improving your table tennis prowess. The easiest way to trash your opponents?  If you’re good at pissing people off, I suggest teasing them that their life [...]

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  • WikiReader Puts Wikipedia In Your Pocket

    WikiReader Puts Wikipedia In Your Pocket

    Sure, Wikipedia is a cesspool of misinformation.  It does beat having to wade through the rest of the misinformation from Google, though.  More importantly, it’s a heck more convenient than having to actually do research in the library (it’s that arcane place where they keep books that you can borrow…sssh). Remember when some dude put Wikipedia in a physical book?  Yep, that was a disaster.  The WikiReader, a new single-purpose device, takes that same information offline and fits it into [...]

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  • Raytheon’s Wireless Combat Simulator Jolts You When You Get Hit, Blinds You With Flash Bangs

    Raytheon’s Wireless Combat Simulator Jolts You When You Get Hit, Blinds You With Flash Bangs

    Sure, FPS games make for great combat simulations.  That is, if all you want to practice is shooting and running for cover.  Raytheon’s new combat simulation takes it to the next level, adding the muscle-numbing effects of getting shot and being blinded by a flash bang into the mix. Developed in conjunction with Oscar-winning 3D simulation company Motion Reality, the new computerized battlefield training can drill up to twelve soldiers at a time.  At the moment, the available software consists [...]

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  • Dyson Air Multiplier Fan Blows Air, Will Blow Your Mind

    Dyson Air Multiplier Fan Blows Air, Will Blow Your Mind

    To put it bluntly, the Dyson Air Multiplier Fan should not work.  It’s a ring around a gaping hole.  Yet, every publication that reviewed it says it performs as advertised and they have no idea how it does either. What the heck is the Dyson Fan?  It’s James Dyson’s (yes, the guy who updated the vacuum cleaner and the hand dryer in the same awesome manner) take on the electric fan, removing the blade and leaving nothing but a ring [...]

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  • Eigenharp Alpha Makes Your Electronic Musical Instruments Look Dated

    Eigenharp Alpha Makes Your Electronic Musical Instruments Look Dated

    Described as “part-piano, part-woodwind and part-drum” (which, I think, is a terrible way to put it),  the Eigenharp Alpha is one crazy-looking instrument.  Simply put, it’s a cornucopia of musical functions, all rolled into a single electronic machine.  What exactly does it bring? Intended for professional use, the Alpha puts a limitless range of sounds on a musician’s fingertips (and lips).  The insane contraption can play native instruments (Cello, Clarinet and Synth are currently available, with plans to have more [...]

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  • Detect Spiked Drinks With 2 Love My Lips, An Anti-Date Rape Lip Gloss

    Detect Spiked Drinks With 2 Love My Lips, An Anti-Date Rape Lip Gloss

    Date rape sucks.  Unfortunately, it’s also a reality for a lot of women in the dating scene.  Rather than watch your beverage with an eagle eye, 2 Love My Lips includes test strips with their lip gloss that you can use to check if your drinks have been roofied. Sure, it’s not the same as eradicating the problem altogether, but the intention’s in the right place.  It’s easy to acquire, won’t offend your date (if you dip that strip discreetly, [...]

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  • KUKA RoboSim 4D Simulator Makes A Theme Park Ride Out Of A Giant Robot Hand

    KUKA RoboSim 4D Simulator Makes A Theme Park Ride Out Of A Giant Robot Hand

    Perpetually in search of new theme park thrills?  You just might find it with the KUKA RoboSim 4D Simulator, a robotic ride currently being installed for exhibition at the Innoventions Pavilion in Epcot at Disney World, Florida. At first glance, the rig looks like a giant robotic arm that picks you up and hoists you in the air – like you’d expect them to do before hurling you into the distance to meet your death.  Fortunately, it’s not designed to [...]

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  • Pop-Up Slippers Are Brilliant, But Horrid-Looking

    Pop-Up Slippers Are Brilliant, But Horrid-Looking

    Love the relaxed comfort of flip-flops?  Then you’ll adore these new Pop-Up Slippers (okay, maybe not), which add the convenience of storing flat into the footwear’s list of virtues. Sure, a pair of slippers isn’t all that hard to fit into your luggage, anyway.  With the Pop-Up Slippers, though, the whole deal becomes all that much easier.  Simply unhook the studs and it’s 100% flat, allowing you to slip it into any small nook and cranny.  Heck, slide it inside [...]

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  • Finger Hinge Eliminates Crushed Fingers At The Door

    Finger Hinge Eliminates Crushed Fingers At The Door

    If you’re stupid and regularly get your fingers stuck between the door and the jamb (ouch), then you need either one of two things: better common sense or the Finger Hinge.  That’s right, you can stay as dumb as a rock and never suffer from crushed fingers again! A full-length hinge that removes the accident zone between the door and the jamb, it seals the entire gap of space where countless people have found their fingers unceremoniously trapped.  Mostly kids, [...]

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  • Configurable Screen Can Act As Divider, Clothes Rack And 80s-Style Phone Booth

    Configurable Screen Can Act As Divider, Clothes Rack And 80s-Style Phone Booth

    Dividers, for the most part, serve a single specific function, allowing you to add some amount of separation to a wide open space. This prototype Screen from designers Livia Lauber and Loris Jaccard, on the other hand, adds a number of potential configurations to run-of-the-mill room dividers, turning it into a versatile and good-looking home fixture. Presented as part of an exhibit called Assemblage from last year, the Screen features an “assembly” of functions. At its base form, it can [...]

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  • Fixed Shoes – Bicycle Shoes That Look Good With A Suit And Tie

    Fixed Shoes – Bicycle Shoes That Look Good With A Suit And Tie

    Want to take the bicycle to work, but the shoes that go with your suit make it plain impossible? Might be time to buy a new pair. Quoc Pham’s Fixed Shoe, in particular, provides a chic way to work around the dilemma, turning out cycling footwear that doesn’t look half-bad in a formal outfit. Yep, it’s bike shoes for the suit-and-tie set, managing to combine both pedal-pushing comforts and professional looks in a single product. No stupid labels proclaiming “sporty [...]

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  • USB Comb Saves Your Data, Fixes Your Pompadour

    USB Comb Saves Your Data, Fixes Your Pompadour

    Your hair is constantly a mess, requiring periodic grooming.  You need a comb.  However, with a cell phone, wallet, iPod, flash drive and other small things in your pockets, there’s really no room for anything else.  Here’s an idea: trade in the flash storage for this USB Comb and never look disheveled again. Sporting both a full-sized comb and a USB flash drive (right on the handle), it’s a clever compromise for anyone who likes to keep their hair neat [...]

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  • The Royal Cart: A $55,000 Mini-Hummer Golf Cart

    The Royal Cart: A $55,000 Mini-Hummer Golf Cart

    Golf carts are never bad ass.  Small, underpowered and geared for prancing around 18 holes, it’s normal for them to be fittingly understated.  Custom tuner Bad Ass Golf Carts don’t seem to think so, however, especially not after their latest creation.   Called The Royal Cart, the motorized golf course vehicle is clad like a shrunken version of a Hummer H3. Rather than a beastly-looking cart, though, the tuned-out ride looks like a cartoon version of the mid-sized SUV – 18-inch [...]

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