• Entourage Edge Combines E-Reader With An Android UMPC

    Entourage Edge Combines E-Reader With An Android UMPC

    Why settle for an ebook reader when you can get a full UMPC with it?  That’s the whole selling point behind the Entourage Edge, a clamshell-style device that opens to two large displays on each flap. Able to unfold like a netbook (and it does look like one when closed), the nifty two-in-one integrates a grayscale e-reader on the left side and a functional Android-based UMPC on the other.  Both screens display in an upright format, so you can grab [...]

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  • Revel In The Luxury Of Whale Penis Upholstery With The Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition

    Revel In The Luxury Of Whale Penis Upholstery With The Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition

    How do you make an SUV, in itself an already excessive vehicle, even more over the top?  Throw in gold-plated windows?  Meh.  Declare the engine “rocket grenade proof”?  Mmm.  Use whale penis leather for upholstery?  Uh….what? Yep.  You heard that right.  Castrated, turned to leather and used to deck the interior of the Dartz Prombron Monaco Red Diamond Edition. Billed as the world’s most expensive SUV, the fully-armored car is bulletproofed from head to toe (yep, the 400 kW V8 [...]

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  • MXXL 24 AH: Why Get An RV When You Can Have A Mobile Fortress?

    MXXL 24 AH: Why Get An RV When You Can Have A Mobile Fortress?

    Why settle for an RV when you can ride around in a mobile fortress?  As odd a proposition as that might sound, it’s actually possible with the MXXL 24 AH, a high-end RV with a ridiculous number of custom options. Created for hardcore outdoor enthusiasts, the made-to-order vehicle sports a monstrous M-Cab chassis.   From the outside, the rugged, all-terrain truck looks like it’s shipping a battalion of soldiers with a bevy of large weapons.  Heck, I’d run back into the [...]

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  • Toilet Paper Holder Makes You Solve A Puzzle Before You Can Wipe

    Toilet Paper Holder Makes You Solve A Puzzle Before You Can Wipe

    What could be worse than running out of toilet paper?  Having toilet paper and not being able to use it, of course.  That could well be the case with the Don’t P Me Off Toilet Paper Holder, which requires you to solve a puzzle before being able to wipe off. The rule is simple: if you can’t solve the integrated puzzle, you can’t use any.  Can you imagine the torture?  Put the only roll of toilet paper in the entire [...]

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  • Powermat Makes Wireless Charging A Reality, Now In Stores

    Powermat Makes Wireless Charging A Reality, Now In Stores

    Many companies have shown wireless, inductive chargers before.  Most of them were either prototypes or experiments, though.  The Powermat, on the other hand, is now in store shelves and it works like a charm. Consisting of a thin platform where you can place up to three gadgets at a time, it wirelessly charges everything you throw over the mat.  Yes, just like magic.  Each device you want to power up will need to wear a receiver sleeve, which locks it [...]

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  • Scubacraft, A Sea-Diving Speedboat

    Scubacraft, A Sea-Diving Speedboat

    A speed boat that craftily doubles as a submarine has been an endless fascination in many movies and comic books.  If the Scubacraft, which  recently went through underwater testing at the Pinewood Studios, pushes through, that longing can finally become a reality. On the surface, the Scubacraft looks like a typical luxury racing speedboat, sporting aerodynamic lines and fancy good looks.  Once you tire of the usual sights around the marina, however, it should let you uncover a whole new [...]

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  • Make Any Room Look Like Your Garage With Surface View’s Haynes Manual Prints

    Make Any Room Look Like Your Garage With Surface View’s Haynes Manual Prints

    Gearheads who are into interior decorating, rejoice!  Wow, that sounded awful.  Regardless, you can now get huge size prints of Haynes Manual graphics for putting up over your walls from Surface View. Like the rest of Surface View’s portfolio, the new collection will be available in all of their various formats, which include canvases, dry mounts and adhesive prints.  Been wondering what to decorate the walls of your room or office with?  You can drop the indecision, now.  From this [...]

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  • The Future Of Home Security – Emergency Zombie Defense Station

    The Future Of Home Security – Emergency Zombie Defense Station

    Sure, it’s a craft project and won’t really work in the event of a zombie attack.  Regardless, the Emergency Zombie Defense Station is an excellent prototype for what should be sitting right next to your Fire Emergency Kit.  After all, with so many movies pointing towards an imminent infestation of the undead, I have a feeling it’s only a matter of time until it becomes a reality. Intended to be mounted up an easily accessible wall, the one-stop self-defense kit [...]

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  • Look Like A Chain-Smoking, Perpetually Drinking 1960s Ad Executive With The Mad Men Edition Suit

    Look Like A Chain-Smoking, Perpetually Drinking 1960s Ad Executive With The Mad Men Edition Suit

    Need a new suit, love Mad Men?  Brooks Brothers just made your choice easier with the Mad Men Edition Suit, dapper business threads designed to make you look as sharp as Don Draper and Roger Sterling. Created with the help of the hit drama’s Emmy-nominated costume designer Janie Bryant, the limited-edition suit is officially endorsed by AMC.  According to Brooks Brothers, the garb features “razor sharp 1960s tailoring,” as seen hanging around the nicotine-infested bodies of the show’s main characters.  [...]

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  • Skatekeyboard: A Neon-Painted Keyboard On Wheels

    Skatekeyboard: A Neon-Painted Keyboard On Wheels

    Just because it’s not functional doesn’t mean it’s not awesome.  The Skatekeyboard, an art piece that combines two very different things (hint: the name’s a dead giveaway), looks good despite the obvious dissonance it creates.  I blame the neon. Created by artist Tobi Leingriber, the odd-looking contraption outfits a full-sized PC keyboard with skateboard wheels, making it functionally useless as either one or the other.  To make sure it gets noticed, the board is clad in neon green and pink [...]

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  • Solta Island Resort Will Boast The World’s First Rotating Hotel

    Solta Island Resort Will Boast The World’s First Rotating Hotel

    Want a room with a view?  If you book at the Solta Island Resort, that won’t be a problem.  At least, during certain parts of the day. As the home of Europe’s first rotating hotel, every room in the facility gets their turn facing the Adriatic Sea.  Moving in a continuous turntable motion at the rate of 1.3 complete spins a day, you’re guaranteed a few hours of your window facing the ocean during your stay. The relatively small hotel [...]

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  • Murakami Chair Comes With Its Own Light, Kinetic Charger

    Murakami Chair Comes With Its Own Light, Kinetic Charger

    Some dual-function furniture items make sense.  The Murakami Chair, a unique piece that features a rocking chair with an attached lamp, could make a good argument on that end.  Even better, though, it sports an integrated kinetic charging facility, powering up the light source using energy created from rocking back and forth. Created by Rochus Jacob, the plain-but-elegant piece managed to snag top honors at the Design Boom Green Life Competition.  It’s a pretty nifty idea, after all.  Why waste [...]

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  • Spooklight Puts Turn And Brake Signals On Your Bicycle

    Spooklight Puts Turn And Brake Signals On Your Bicycle

    Too lazy to stretch your arms out when turning the corner on a bicycle?  Not a problem anymore, if you installed the Spooklight, a functional caution light that works on any run-of-the-mill, mechanical bikes. Rather than operate through connected wires, the combination turn signal and brake light manages to pull everything off wirelessly.  When shifting left or right, simply tap the touch-sensitive control unit to turn the lights on.  When clamping on the brakes, on the other hand, the onboard [...]

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  • Black Belt Watch: Cheesy Martial Arts Gimmick, Sexy Timepiece

    Black Belt Watch: Cheesy Martial Arts Gimmick, Sexy Timepiece

    Got a black belt in some obscure martial art that no one else has heard of?  Doesn’t matter how prestigious it is.  If you’ve got the cash, you can be among the “elite” scores of folks who are qualified to buy the Black Belt Watch, a sexy-looking timepiece exclusively for black belt holders in any discipline. The official press release references the seven virtues of Bushido and the samurai code, neither of which have anything to do with time-telling. Yep, [...]

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  • Can’t You See I’m Busy… Busy Playing Games

    Can’t You See I’m Busy… Busy Playing Games

    Like to play a quick game while at work? Unless you have a strategically-positioned cubicle, it’s usually not that easy. Sure, you might get away with it every now and then. Chances are good that you’ll eventually be caught, though. If your desire for mindless distraction overwhelms the need for job preservation, you should head on over to CantYouSeeImBusy.com for a solution. With games that are carefully masked as regular office software, you can waste an entire day on their [...]

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  • iREV Boat Takes The Party From The Shore To The Middle Of The Water

    iREV Boat Takes The Party From The Shore To The Middle Of The Water

    Why buy a kayak when you can score a floating picnic cottage?  That’s right, you can’t justify it.  So put that money away, save up a little more and look forward to scoring the Interactive Recreational Entertainment Vessel (iREV), a luxury party boat that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen on water. Shaped like a donut, it looks like an oversized bumper boat with a hanging giant umbrella.  Up to ten passengers can plop down comfortably along the seated walls, congregating [...]

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  • Homework Table Lets You Customize Your Work Desk, Looks Awesome

    Homework Table Lets You Customize Your Work Desk, Looks Awesome

    We all personalize our work tables somewhat.  But what if we can actually customize the damn thing?  That’s the idea behind Homework, a nifty work desk that you can lay out in a wide variety of ways. The basic table consists of two three-legged trestles made from breech, with steel braces.  Each trestle has a felt sling hanging, which you can later use to store magazines, documents and other items.  A functional drawer with a felt bottom is set between [...]

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  • Sculpture Showerhead Puts Tentacles On Your Shower, Turns Out Brilliant

    Sculpture Showerhead Puts Tentacles On Your Shower, Turns Out Brilliant

    Can you imagine looking up while you’re still half-asleep and seeing that thing?  Ack! It’s a tentacled beast in the shower!  Run for your lives! Of course, it really isn’t.  It’s just Vado’s new Sculpture Showerhead, an ominous-looking fixture that features six elongated necks with one head each.  For what reason?  To scare you into a fully awake state, of course. Well, not really.  All six tentacles sport one showerhead apiece, allowing you to customize the way the water is [...]

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  • Ceramic Notepad: Like Working In Fred Flintstone’s Office

    Ceramic Notepad: Like Working In Fred Flintstone’s Office

    My notepad is a paperweight.  That sounds pretty stupid, right?  Not if you’re jotting down notes on the Ceramic Notepad, a dry-erase slab that you can probably smash someone’s head with. Congratulations designer Helen Johannessen, you just recreated Fred Flintstone’s notebook.  Yay!  It’s like a small whiteboard clad as a notebook using a material that could have been my next piggy bank.  Pretty awesome. The Ceramic Notepad measures 12 x 20 x 3 cm and is made entirely from clay, [...]

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