• Pantone Leather Chair: Digitally-Colored Leather Upholstery For You To Drool At

    Pantone Leather Chair: Digitally-Colored Leather Upholstery For You To Drool At

    Like leather upholstery in your living room, but can’t stand the lack of fancy colors?  That changes soon when the Pantone Printed Leather Chair and its ilk hit the market, combining the appeal and longevity of leather with a digitally-applied bevy of colors. The digitally-printed, single-piece sofa isn’t actually for sale.  Instead, the fixture is a showcase piece that SiF Technology used at NeoCon ’09 to demonstrate their new patented Smart Film process.  According to company CEO Ron Simkins, the [...]

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  • Philippe Tournaire’s Villa de Reve Rings Wrap Precious Mansions, Castles And Towers On Your Finger

    Philippe Tournaire’s Villa de Reve Rings Wrap Precious Mansions, Castles And Towers On Your Finger

    Why put a rock on your ring when you can design it with an entire neighborhood?  That’s what Philippe Tournaire has done with with his Villa de Reve rings, which sees buildings, mansions and other architectural structures adorning the finger jewelry. They’re big and gawdy, no other way around it.  If you punch a random dude with one of these around your ring finger, you’re not going to leave them pretty.  More importantly, though, they’re exactly the kind of jewelry [...]

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  • 60-Foot Tetsujin-28 Monument Unveiled Last Sunday, Towers Over Japan’s Wakamatsu Park

    60-Foot Tetsujin-28 Monument Unveiled Last Sunday, Towers Over Japan’s Wakamatsu Park

    The giant statue of Tetsujin-28 (aka Gigantor) in Kobe, Japan’s Wakamatsu Park finally wrapped up construction and received its official unveiling last Sunday.  Posed like its ready for battle, the monstrous pile of metal stood tall amidst hundreds of spectators. Originally intended to see the light of day last year, the larger-than-life statue was delayed after multiple problems with funding.  However, the immense attention received by the Gundam robot, which towered over Tokyo, prompted organizers to push for Gigantor to [...]

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  • Digital Peephole Viewer Updates Your Door To The Modern Age

    Digital Peephole Viewer Updates Your Door To The Modern Age

    The optical peephole on your door is plenty useful, but it really has seen better days.  In today’s digital world, it only makes sense to upgrade it with a fittingly advanced solution.  The Digital Peephole Viewer saves you from the difficult work of having to stick your eye in a small hole, showing you who’s at the door in a clear, easy-to-view LCD. Effectively a security camera in your doorstep, the contraption installs right on the same slot that your [...]

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  • Practice Your Finesse Shots With Your Own Putt Championship Video Arcade Rig

    Practice Your Finesse Shots With Your Own Putt Championship Video Arcade Rig

    If you’re ready to throw a bunch of cash on your golf game, you might as well go the whole nine yards.  Why settle for a mini-putting course, when you can drop coin for a full arcade machine?  The Putt Championship is a miniature version of the same full-size rig you can find in large arcade halls, configured specially for personal use. Up to four players can join in a game, which makes it the perfect way to conduct a [...]

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  • Robovie-PC Is A 15-Inch Robot With An Embedded PC

    Robovie-PC Is A 15-Inch Robot With An Embedded PC

    Why program a robot from a computer when you can put an entire PC on a robot?  That’s exactly what they did with the Robovie-PC, an articulated, awesome-looking robot with full-fledged netbook guts. Created by Vstone and ATR, the humanoid machine merges features from the popular RoboCup Soccer robots (not the putting practice one) and the Robovie-X platform.  Even better, you can program it without using any external computer since it comes with one right on its trunk.  Just plug [...]

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  • CanvasPop Lets You Make Large-Canvas Prints Of Any Resolution, Will Put Your Photo In Times Square

    CanvasPop Lets You Make Large-Canvas Prints Of Any Resolution, Will Put Your Photo In Times Square

    Want to get your photo in a big screen on Times Square?  CanvasPop can put it there, provided you’re among the first 500 customers to avail of their service, which transfers images of any resolution into large canvas prints. Your photo will go up for a very limited time – 15 seconds, in fact.  Regardless, just imagine how awesome it would be to stand in the middle of Times Square, looking at your picture in a huge digital billboard 23 [...]

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  • Flask Playing Cards Enables Two Of Your Favorite Vices

    Flask Playing Cards Enables Two Of Your Favorite Vices

    A lig of whiskey and a game of cards are a natural pairing, which is why it makes sense to carry one along with the other.  The Flask Playing Cards does it one better, outfitting a pocket-size flask with an attached storage to hold a full deck of cards. Combining two long-standing vices, the versatile flask should prove the easiest way to get your life out of order.  With alcohol to dumb your good judgment and a set of playing [...]

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  • Build An Undead Army With Remote Control Zombies

    Build An Undead Army With Remote Control Zombies

    Thinking of dressing up as a zombie for this year’s Halloween?  Take it up a notch and bring an army along.  The Remote Control Zombie is a walking robot, clad in the form of an undead brain eater.  Gather up a few of them, declare yourself the King Zombie and hit the streets in style. Sure, they’re small at 7.75 inches.  Heck, that cheap plastic construction will probably break after being stepped on.   Who cares, though?  They walk, make scary [...]

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  • Can’t Afford A Car?  Steal That Shopping Cart And Turn It Into A LOLriokart

    Can’t Afford A Car? Steal That Shopping Cart And Turn It Into A LOLriokart

    Can’t pool enough bills for your own ride?  Here’s an idea.  Steal one of those wheeled grocery baskets and slowly build it up into a usable cart,  just like the LOLriokart, a modified shopping cart that’s been rigged to become a motorized vehicle. Forget about pushing your grocery down the aisle.  With this thing in tow, you can drive down from one shelf to another, all while sitting on the kart like a drooling five year old.  Even better, you [...]

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  • Emergency Flares Without The Burn – The Lite Flare

    Emergency Flares Without The Burn – The Lite Flare

    Flares are awesome, but if your car conks out a lot when you drive at night, you can easily burn through a whole lot of them.  Think of the Lite Flare as your extended emergency blaze, offering a more practical alternative to incendiary flares. Armed with two AA batteries, it can flash for a total of 400 hours, taking the place of over 700 regular flares.  It’s safer (no more burns), cheaper (in the long run) and takes less room [...]

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  • The Bedazzler: A Dizzying DIY, Non-Lethal Weapon

    The Bedazzler: A Dizzying DIY, Non-Lethal Weapon

    Not too long ago, Homeland Security showed off a new $1 million non-lethal weapon.  Billed as the The Dazzler, the device blinds targets with a strong flash, leaving them dizzy and feeling “sea-sick.”  Since you probably don’t have the cool million to spare, you should be able to replicate it in a smaller scale with The Bedazzler, a $250 handheld incapacitator that mimics the effects of the government-issue instrument. While I’m not sure how effective it would be for temporary [...]

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  • New e-Wolf e2 Electric Supercar Channels Lambo And Ferrari, Looks Wicked

    New e-Wolf e2 Electric Supercar Channels Lambo And Ferrari, Looks Wicked

    Hey, look, another electric supercar.  And one that makes EVs from Tesla, Fisker and Shelby look like they don’t even deserve to use the name.  The e-Wolf e2 is the latest planned vehicle from the German firm, shamelessly borrowing its shape from playboy-worthy Italian roadburners. Don’t let your heart race in excitement, yet, as the unapologetically Lambo-inspired 1.2-meter tall number only exists on paper.  Considering that e-Wolf did show off a working electric sportscar at the Frankfurt Motor Show (the [...]

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  • Gas Mask Bra: From Undergarment To Emergency Protection In A Couple Of Snaps

    Gas Mask Bra: From Undergarment To Emergency Protection In A Couple Of Snaps

    There’s a gas attack, take off your bras if you want to survive!  Yeah, I want to be there when that happens, too.  And if the Gas Mask Bra ever picks up in popularity, that might just turn out to be an accurate account. Able to transform from a brassiere into two protective face masks, the clever undergarment lets you be ready in the face of an unexpected emergency.  You can wear both face masks (if you’re really, really paranoid) [...]

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  • Beer Belly: Wearable Accessory For The Discreetly Alcoholic

    Beer Belly: Wearable Accessory For The Discreetly Alcoholic

    Every time is a good time for beer.  Even when it’s a bad idea to get drunk, chugging a glass down is still an excellent choice.  The Beer Belly, a wearable container you can fill up with your favorite brew, makes sure you enjoy a swig anytime you fancy. Designed to be worn under clothing, the crafty pouch lets you carry alcohol covertly, all while looking like a normal dude with a hefty midsection.  That’s right, it makes you look [...]

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  • PC Drawer And Locking Safe Adds A Storage Compartment To Your Desktop Box

    PC Drawer And Locking Safe Adds A Storage Compartment To Your Desktop Box

    Got a few empty slots on the front of your desktop PC case (who doesn’t)?  Why not put the space to good use with the PC Drawer and Locking Safe, which adds a functional storage compartment to your desktop rig. Classic desktop cases offer a lot of room for front-panel expansion.  Funny thing is, most people really don’t have any use for them, other than for an optical drive and added ports.  In fact, the lot of PC boxes I’ve [...]

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  • Cassette Tapes Find New Life In Brian Dettmer’s Awesome  Skeleton Art

    Cassette Tapes Find New Life In Brian Dettmer’s Awesome Skeleton Art

    Still got a stash of cassette tapes from years past?  Rather than throw them out, you might want to draw some decorative ideas from these skull designs, which sees the old audio recording formats turned to snazzy-looking sculptures. Atlanta-based artist Brian Dettmer began fashioning the creations back in 2005 and has produced quite a large set of cassette tape skeleton figures.  To date, he has put together twelve human skulls, one full human skeleton and a number of creations mimicking [...]

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  • Frontgate iPod Tower Speaker Dwarfs Your Puny iPod Docks, Sits Neatly In A Corner

    Frontgate iPod Tower Speaker Dwarfs Your Puny iPod Docks, Sits Neatly In A Corner

    Why live with a bulky component setup when you can have just one vertical machine to fill an entire room with tunes from your music player?  That’s what the Frontgate iPod Tower Speaker purports to do, cranking out a full range of sound without requiring an entire wall of audio electronics. Standing 3.5 feet tall and just over a foot wide, the crafty little tower integrates an entire sound system within a single space-saving frame.  It’s the perfect piece to [...]

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  • SpaBerry Portable Hot Tubs Let You Plug And Soak, Inspires Suggestive Faces

    SpaBerry Portable Hot Tubs Let You Plug And Soak, Inspires Suggestive Faces

    Like lounging around in a hot tub wherever you turn up and making ecstatic faces (see guy in the photo)?  Just throw the SpaBerry in the back of your pickup and enjoy soaking in warm suds even in the middle of a forest. We made that sound too easy.  It’s actually not.  Weighing 240 lbs without water, these portable hot tubs should require a little muscle to lug around (like Incredible Hulk-type of sustained strength).  Beyond that, however, all you [...]

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