• DORYU 2-16 Pistol Camera Captures Criminals On Film

    DORYU 2-16 Pistol Camera Captures Criminals On Film

    Sometimes, old gadgets are even more awesome than new ones.  That’s certainly true with the DORYU 2-16 Pistol Camera, a police-issue camera gun originally fashioned way back in 1952.  Take that James Bond. Why a camera gun?  Barring any Japanese society historians from the post-war around me, I guess it’s so  that the police can draw it from their holsters, right at the same time they pull out a pistol.  The preserved piece belongs to one Ryu Koakimoto-san (pictured below), [...]

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  • Teen Reinvents The Wheel, Builds Pedal-Powered Aircraft, Still Awesome

    Teen Reinvents The Wheel, Builds Pedal-Powered Aircraft, Still Awesome

    Whoever cautioned about reinventing the wheel probably never tried it.  Nineteen-year old Jesse van Kuijk did something others have done before him – fly using a pedal-powered aircraft he built himself – but it sure seemed no less thrilling. The adventurous young man, who studied flight by researching other human-powered planes (such as the Mufli, the Gossamer Condor and the Gossamer Albatross), took his labor of love to a small airport 10 minutes from their home, in a provincial Dutch [...]

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  • The Musical Ruler Might Make A Musician Out Of You Yet

    The Musical Ruler Might Make A Musician Out Of You Yet

    Want to play an instrument, but have absolutely no iota of talent?  Don’t sob, we can relate.  Suck UK’s Musical Ruler might save you yet, letting you fashion sounds by snapping its plastic body from the side of a table.  Yep, it’s just like elementary school all over again. Twang! Twang!  We all know that’s just crappy ruler sounds, performed as a source of bored amusement, instead of being any form of musical expression.  Leave it to creator Dan Wieden [...]

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  • Millyard Viper V10: A New 500hp Death Trap

    Millyard Viper V10: A New 500hp Death Trap

    How do you want to die today?  The slogan “Live Fast, Die Young” has never been more appropriate than for anyone who dares take the road with the Millyard Viper V10, a beastly motorcycle drawing its power from a 500hp car engine. That’s right, someone actually had the audacity to outfit a two-wheeler with an eight-liter V10 Viper engine.  As in, one which came from a full-fledged Dodge Viper.  Death wish?  Probably.  Insanity?  Most likely.  Make sure to check out [...]

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  • Robox, The Goofy-Looking Half-Box, Half-Robot

    Robox, The Goofy-Looking Half-Box, Half-Robot

    As we accumulate more small items, the more boxes we usually need to stock them all in.  If you’re going to fill your home with boxes, they might as well look fun, right?  That’s the idea behind Robox, a series of nine storage boxes that go in piles of three, forming a trio of goofy-looking robots straight out of a bad 1950s futuristic movie. If you’ve been thinking up of low-cost ways to deck a science fiction home, these robot [...]

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  • Asus EeeBox EB1012 Nettop Brings Real HD In A Pint-Sized Box

    Asus EeeBox EB1012 Nettop Brings Real HD In A Pint-Sized Box

    HD in a box.  That’s the simplest way to describe the new Asus EeeBox EB1012. Sporting an ultra-compact nettop frame, the pint-sized computer claims full 1080p video playback and 5.1-channel surround, which is a proposition we’ve heard a few undersized machines claim before (and struggle to fulfill).  By the sound of it, though, the new EeeBox really can deliver the promise of an unintrusive, low-cost HTPC (hint: it’s not running the same single-core CPU other less-than-successful machines used in the [...]

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  • Koffski Holster Bags Make For Manliest Man-Bag In Town

    Koffski Holster Bags Make For Manliest Man-Bag In Town

    A good few years after the term “man-bag” was first coined, we’re still in a struggle to produce the definitive one.  Of course, it’s a difficult road to traverse, with as many men deriding their use, as there are those swearing by their utility.  Will Koffski’s fashionably macho holster bags be the one to do it? Maybe not, but there’s no denying the cleverness behind the stylish accessory.  Instead of a handbag for men, Koffski intentionally crafted the product to [...]

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  • Cho Woong’s Star Wars Home Puts Other Collectors To Shame

    Cho Woong’s Star Wars Home Puts Other Collectors To Shame

    Aaah…collectors.  Some of them are fun, a few are annoying, others are simply amazing.  Korean Star Wars fan Cho Woong belongs in that last category, using his massive collection to outfit what can only be  described as the Ultimate Star Wars home. One look and you know that the force is with this guy.  His entertainment center is downright chic, with various memorabilia housed in beautifully picked-out display cases.  From the R2D2 workstation to the Millennium Falcon coffee table to [...]

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  • Bram’s Cube Adds Gears To Rubik’s Cube, Makes It More Complicated

    Bram’s Cube Adds Gears To Rubik’s Cube, Makes It More Complicated

    I never had the patience to solve Rubik’s Cube.  I’m just not the kind of guy to spend an entire day figuring that stuff out with my little brain (or what’s left of it, after the alcohol abuse).  That’s why I’m never even going to try with the Bram’s Cube, which adds another layer of difficulty to the mix. Created by Bram Cohen, the man behind BitTorrent, the new handheld puzzle adds gears (similarly stickered up with color) for an [...]

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  • Study Bed: Because Your Wall Bed Pales In Comparison

    Study Bed: Because Your Wall Bed Pales In Comparison

    Busy on the computer one minute, idle the next?  Why waste more of your spare time on Twitter and Facebook, when you can just use that time to sleep?  The Study Bed gets that job done, transforming from a workspace to a sleeping area in one swift motion. A clever space-saving solution for a bedroom and study room combo, the versatile fixture keeps everything clean and simple.  You don’t even have to remove a single item on the desk when [...]

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  • Rihanna’s New Barracuda Sunglasses Is 100% Covered In Studs, Supposedly See-Through

    Rihanna’s New Barracuda Sunglasses Is 100% Covered In Studs, Supposedly See-Through

    Kanye West’s sunglasses were ridiculous.  Rihanna’s new pair from Jay-Z’s “Run This Town” video, however, is even more inane. Called the Barracuda, the funky pair of tinted specs is decked in opaque-looking pyramid studs. Fashioned by Kerin Rose’s A-Morir label, the sunglasses look like a regular studded belt that’s been cut off to fit in the head.  Seriously, it makes you look like a giant fly – at least, the way they looked in the movies. The new eyewear is [...]

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  • Yoostar Lets You Defile Movies Without Even Trying

    Yoostar Lets You Defile Movies Without Even Trying

    Ever wondered what would happen if you put “studio-grade” (okay, not really) movie-making ability in the hands of regular people?  If you take Yoostar’s angle on it, they’ll defile the classics to insert themselves in the scenes.  That, exactly, is what the company’s latest kit does. The idea is to put yourself right in the middle of your favorite movie scenes, whether it’s a hilarious Abbot  and Costello skit or a dramatic exchange in Stallone’s ever-classic Rocky. All this is [...]

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  • Bridge Outdoor Shower Gives You A Relaxing Threesome

    Bridge Outdoor Shower Gives You A Relaxing Threesome

    Busy bathroom every morning?  That sucks.  Instead of coming to work unbathed again, how about adding a second shower in your backyard?  Douches de Jardins’ Bridge Shower not only lets you add one easily, but it makes for one of the most invigorating morning rituals around with a threesome of water sources coming at you. Sporting three full showerheads, the new outdoor facility envelopes your body with water, offering a unique and refreshing bath that few run-of-the-mill bathroom showers can [...]

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  • Bullit Cargo Bike: Sporty And Stylish Utility Bicycles

    Bullit Cargo Bike: Sporty And Stylish Utility Bicycles

    Got a heavy load to transport, but still insist on pushing pedals?  Your persistence is admirable and should be rewarded with a Bullit Bike, an extra-long cargo bicycle with spiffy good looks that won’t cramp your style. Sporty looks and outstanding utility rarely manage to come together, especially in the world of mechanical rides.  That’s why these long-wheelbase units from Larry vs Harry offer a tremendous upside to your daily errands, whether that involves delivering large packages or giving your [...]

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  • Goldfish Trash Bag Makes Your Refuse Look Tasteful, Stray Cats Agree

    Goldfish Trash Bag Makes Your Refuse Look Tasteful, Stray Cats Agree

    Want to mess with the trash collector’s head?  Throw your household refuse into a Goldfish Trash Bag and make them give your garbage a second look. The erstwhile regular trash bags come with a novelty design, making it look like a water-filled receptacle with a few giant goldfish swimming inside.  Watch them pick the pile up and stop right before throwing it into the compactor, double-checking whether it’s really just fake fish swimming in there. Each Goldfish Trash Bag is [...]

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  • Diamond Plate Kegerator Cabinet Adds A TV To Your Beer Tap

    Diamond Plate Kegerator Cabinet Adds A TV To Your Beer Tap

    A beer keg with a flat screen TV right next to the tap is a bad idea in so many ways.  Still, I doubt that’s going to stop people from getting the Diamond Plate Kegerator Cabinet.  So, I’ll just pipe off my warnings and hope someone heeds them before it’s too late. See that brand-spanking new HDTV?  That’s about to get doused in beer and ice.  Mark my words.  Every drunk worth the alcohol content in his brew have spilled [...]

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  • S T R E T C H Turns Giant Rubber Band Into A Shelving Solution

    S T R E T C H Turns Giant Rubber Band Into A Shelving Solution

    Rubber bands for shelves?  That sounds silly, but the S T R E T C H Shelf (yep, it’s spelled with all those irritating spaces) shows how it can be done, and the results are particularly attractive. The modular shelving solution uses one large rubber band and an array of pegs that you can arrange whichever way you fancy.  Simply position those pegs on your wall, wring the rubber band around them and you’ve got yourself a most awesome-looking wall [...]

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  • Camper Bike Adds A Mobile Home To Your Pedal-Powered Ride

    Camper Bike Adds A Mobile Home To Your Pedal-Powered Ride

    A towable camper is great – if you have a vehicle to attach it to, in the first place.  Luckily, those who have ditched four-wheeled gas guzzlers can also enjoy the same motorhome amenities with the Camper Bike, which loads on the back of a utility tricycle like a pickup camper. Used as a sculpture concept, rather than a commercial product, the non-motorized mobile home latches on the back end of three-wheeled Chinese bikes (the ones where the cab is [...]

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  • Mattress Wallet Gives Your Cash A Cushy Bed

    Mattress Wallet Gives Your Cash A Cushy Bed

    I’ve always wanted to sleep in a bed of money.  While I doubt that’s possible with my bank account’s less-than-stellar remaining balance, the Mattress Wallet sort of gets me started along the way.  Instead of filling my bed with money, though, it lets me wrap my cash with a bed, instead.  What? Veering away from the usual leather material used to hold your bills and cards, the odd-looking wallet is clad in an authentic mattress design.  From the material to [...]

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