• Giant Bowery FMX: Fixed Gear Bike + BMX

    Giant Bowery FMX: Fixed Gear Bike + BMX

    Want a bike you can race down the velodrome one moment and pop tricks with the next?  Giant’s new Bowery FMX should spin your schizophrenic gears, marrying the track sensibilities of fixed gear bikes with the street stylings of a BMX. Why outfit a track bike with BMX parts?  If you’re not familiar with the burgeoning scene, a growing mass of thrill riders have been making a habit of taking out track bikes in the city, using it to perform [...]

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  • Asus uBoom Series Claims To Be The Most Compact Sound-Bar Speakers Around

    Asus uBoom Series Claims To Be The Most Compact Sound-Bar Speakers Around

    Your notebook speakers don’t deliver enough panache? You might want to score Asus’ new uBoom Series Notebook Speakers, sound-bar style audio devices with an unusual form factor that looks like a cross between a tasty sausage and a muffler. Both devices connect to your laptops via USB, foster driver-free operation and have an auxiliary audio input for non-computer use. Asus claims they’re intended to provide a single-bodied, powerful 2.1-channel system while you’re on the move. Let’s be honest, though, these [...]

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  • NES Bartop Arcade Cabinet Makes You Rethink What A Kitchen Computer Is Supposed To Do

    NES Bartop Arcade Cabinet Makes You Rethink What A Kitchen Computer Is Supposed To Do

    It’s nice to get an arcade cabinet for your game room. Scoring one with a beer tap on the side (see Arkeg) is even better. Having it in your kitchen counter right next to the fridge where all the beer hides, however, is just sublime. This homemade counter-top Nintendo arcade cabinet just made me drool with envy, not to mention want to spend more time in the kitchen than I normally do. The machine’s guts consist of an old spare [...]

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  • Givenchy Play Scent Masquerades As MP3 Player, Turns You Into Justin Timberlake’s Smell-Alike

    Givenchy Play Scent Masquerades As MP3 Player, Turns You Into Justin Timberlake’s Smell-Alike

    Smelling like Justin Timberlake only really makes sense when you’ll be locked up in a dark room with Jessica Biel.  In case you still like the idea, though, you can now do it with Givenchy’s latest fragrance.  Called Play, it comes in a perfume bottle that masks itself as a music player. It’s easy to be tricked into thinking that the perfume’s housing is actually a PMP.  With a rubberized edge and touch-like playback buttons, what else could it be, [...]

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  • Laptop Case Against Crime “Newspaper” Bag Hides Your Laptop From Thieving Eyes

    Laptop Case Against Crime “Newspaper” Bag Hides Your Laptop From Thieving Eyes

    Thieves suck.  Forget to take your laptop out of the backseat one time and it’ll be fetched by the time you get back.  The Laptop Case Against Crime is a bag for your notebook that’s designed to camouflage it as a folded newspaper.  Hidden inside one, no one’s even going to give it a second look. With a name like Laptop Case Against Crime, I would have expected something more aggressive than a case that plays possum (like, one that [...]

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  • Osloh Pants Keep Bicycle Grease Off From Your Legs

    Osloh Pants Keep Bicycle Grease Off From Your Legs

    Don’t you hate it when your pants get soiled with greasy dirt from your bike chain?  Sucks, right?  Commuting on a bike need not be such a messy proposition with Osloh Pants, which lets you cinch the right leg so it doesn’t get anywhere near the ride’s oily mechanical parts. While it doesn’t exactly solve a widespread problem, the folks who regularly take the road with a fixed-gear bicycles will probably find it of great use.  Not only is it [...]

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  • Concert Hands Train You To Play The Piano Without Learning Piano

    Concert Hands Train You To Play The Piano Without Learning Piano

    Want to learn a song on the piano but don’t know how to play?  Not to worry.  Concert Hands is a new piano tutoring device that will guide you through a song, finger-to-finger and note-to-note, helping you practice over and over until you memorize it. Instead of filling your head with music theory and all the other trappings of studying instruments, Concert Hands immediately gets down to business.  Put on the wrist and finger sleeves, activate the software and let [...]

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  • LED Respirator Gas Mask: Bad Odor Protection For Clubbers

    LED Respirator Gas Mask: Bad Odor Protection For Clubbers

    All-night dance parties are cool.  Between the alcohol, the mass of sweaty people and the smoke, however, it’s a nightmare for sensitive noses.  Spare your olfactory organ while staying totally awesome with the LED Respirator Gas Mask, a half-face field protective mask with bright blinking LEDs. Sold on eBay by Cyb3rBurn, the apocalyptic fashion accessory should play perfect for scenesters who like to don outrageous get-ups.  Even if gas-leak-chic isn’t your particular fancy, pair it with the right outfit and [...]

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  • Cloud Telecomputers’ Glass Platform Puts Android On Your Desk Phone

    Cloud Telecomputers’ Glass Platform Puts Android On Your Desk Phone

    How do you revive a dying technology?  Put in a low-powered processor, add a touchscreen and install Android in it.  At least, that’s what Cloud Telecomputers is doing with their Glass Platform, an Android-powered desk phone. With large businesses invested in massive landline infrastructures, I doubt it’s really going away soon.  So why not throw in a functional computer to spice it up a bit?  Instead of just making and receiving calls, the Glass Platform lets you read your Outlook [...]

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  • Glow In The Dark Toilet Paper Cleans You Up Even When It’s Pitch Black

    Glow In The Dark Toilet Paper Cleans You Up Even When It’s Pitch Black

    Follow the light, young warrior, follow the light. That’s where salvation waits. That’s right. With the Glow in the Dark Toilet Paper, you don’t have to turn on the lights (and wake everyone up) to find your way to the nearest toilet. Wherever you see a faint brightness emanating from a small roll, that’s where you need to be. Of course, if someone closed the bathroom door, then you’re screwed. It’s especially useful too during unplanned power outages while you’re [...]

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  • Porsche Intros Race-Ready Yet Street-Legal 2010 911 GT3 RS

    Porsche Intros Race-Ready Yet Street-Legal 2010 911 GT3 RS

    Porsche recently unveiled the details on its latest GT3 and, as always, it’s a wallet-burning beauty.  Called the 2010 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the new ride gets a host of dynamic upgrades that easily makes it the most potent of the line. The track-ready yet street-legal speedster adds another 15hp over its non-RS counterpart, bringing the total to 450bhp, using the 3.8-liter six-cylinder boxer engine.   It comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, shorter transmission ratios and dynamic engine mounts (which [...]

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  • EniCycle Makes The Unicycle Easier To Ride, Your Clown Dreams Might Still Come True

    EniCycle Makes The Unicycle Easier To Ride, Your Clown Dreams Might Still Come True

    Ever wanted to be a circus clown but failed because you can’t ride a unicycle?  There’s hope for you yet with the EniCycle, a goofy-looking, self-balancing, one-wheeled motorcycle. Created by Slovenian inventor Aleksander Polutnik, the EniCycle is a single-seater vehicle that runs on one wheel.  Instead of having your clumsy ass try to keep balance while moving, though, the bike does all the work for you, fostering a learning curve of no more than thirty minutes.  All you have to [...]

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  • Mary Jane’s Relaxing Soda: All-Natural, 100% Legal Softdrinks

    Mary Jane’s Relaxing Soda: All-Natural, 100% Legal Softdrinks

    I’m feeling stressed, honey, can you get me some Mary Jane? Before you make the mistake of handing me a bag of that other stuff, you best know I’m actually referring to Mary Jane’s Relaxing Soda, a chill-out softdrink that helps you settle into a less-agitated mood. Most caffeine-powered softdrinks perk you up and lift your energy. Like its light-up-and-puff namesake, Mary Jane soda goes the other way, helping you mellow out. Effects are compared to the relaxing buzz of [...]

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  • Makedo Construction Kit Lets You Play Carpenter With Paper And Plastic Junk

    Makedo Construction Kit Lets You Play Carpenter With Paper And Plastic Junk

    Like to build stuff?  You might just end up salivating with the Makedo, a three-component construction set that lets you build functional items out of most flimsy junk materials you can find. Want to design a cardboard igloo?  A sculpture made out of Starbucks cups, perhaps?  How about an Indian tent from folded art paper?  The Makedo lets you play carpenter, designing flimsy but sturdy structures with plastic saws, nuts, bolts and hinges. Designed to work with cardboard, paper, fabric, [...]

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  • iRobot Looj: Cleaning Gutters Suck, Let The Robots Do It

    iRobot Looj: Cleaning Gutters Suck, Let The Robots Do It

    Is it that time of the year again? Experts recommend cleaning out your gutters at least twice in the span of twelve months and, no matter how you spin it, sifting through those dirt and leaves is one hellish chore. Not only is it difficult and dirty, it’s also dangerous. Good thing there’s a robot to do the job. The iRobot Looj sweeps through your gutter like Pac-Man in a maze, clearing off everything in its path. As it travels [...]

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  • DJ Mouse: Because Musicians Deserve Specialty Peripherals Too

    DJ Mouse: Because Musicians Deserve Specialty Peripherals Too

    Why do gamers get all the cool mouse peripherals?  Musicians need love too.  That’s why DJ Tech came up with the DJ Mouse, a point-and-click accessory that incorporates music-making capabilities in its array of controls. Like a regular mouse peripheral, the DJ Mouse performs all pedestrian PC functions, from navigating the desktop to scrolling through pages of text.  More than that, however, it’s also designed to interface with your DJ software, allowing you to fade and scratch without having to [...]

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  • X-Force Swing Trainer Fixes Your Stroke, Builds Up Your Golf Muscles

    X-Force Swing Trainer Fixes Your Stroke, Builds Up Your Golf Muscles

    Struggling with the timing and explosions of your golf swing?  Give up the Wiimote and spice up your off-course drives with Callaway Golf’s X-Force Swing Trainer, a practice club that will help build up your 18-hole muscles. Twice as heavy as a regular golf club, the X-Force Swing Trainer should prove a capable self-defense equipment, more damaging than a standard club, while not as obvious as a baseball bat.  More importantly, the weight obliges you to really put your body [...]

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  • Confederate P120 Combat Edition Fighter Ready To Set World Speed Record

    Confederate P120 Combat Edition Fighter Ready To Set World Speed Record

    A Harley too conventional for you?  Wrap your thighs around luxury motorcycle maker Confederate Motor’s latest beast, the P120 Combat Edition Fighter, a futuristic-looking machine that’s gearing up to set the world speed record later this month. Like the rest of the specialty company’s line of exclusive two-wheelers, the P120 features a cutting-edge design that looks straight out of a science fiction movie (like a sexier version of the motorcycle Terminators, actually).  Only one prototype exists today, a model they [...]

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  • LED Animation Box: Four LEDs, Some Silly Drawings And You’ve Got Your Own Cartoons

    LED Animation Box: Four LEDs, Some Silly Drawings And You’ve Got Your Own Cartoons

    Nothing to watch on TV?  Make your own entertainment with the LED Animation Box, a toy that lets you create and watch your own four-panel animated cartoons ad infinitum, till you’re as sick of it as HBO. Aaah… what I would have done as a child to get my hands on something this cool.  Simply sketch your four action scenes on the provided drawing panel, slip it into the box, flip the switch and off you go – your original [...]

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