• The Yay! Scale Tells You How It Feels About Your Weight, Is Excessively Optimistic

    The Yay! Scale Tells You How It Feels About Your Weight, Is Excessively Optimistic

    Think you gained a few pounds?  No matter how much you weigh, it will always be the perfect weight with the Yay! Scale, a bathroom scale that celebrates your body every time you step up to the plate. Whether you’ve lost ten pounds, gained twenty or stayed with the same extra tire you’ve been carrying around for the past couple of years, the numbers won’t matter.  The Yay! Scale tells you it’s awesome, no matter what. Designed by Marilyn Wann, [...]

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  • Shoelace Rug Puts A Customizable Mess On Your Floor, Makes It Look Like A Sweatshop

    Shoelace Rug Puts A Customizable Mess On Your Floor, Makes It Look Like A Sweatshop

    Your house is too well-kept.  How about roughing it up just a little bit? The Shoelace Rug is a decorative floor piece that’s intended to be both customizable and functional.  I’ll give my nod to the customizable bit, as you can shape it in a variety of ways, turning out a uniquely original rug every single time.  For the functional part, however, I’d like to exercise some reservations. One part floor covering, one part sculpture (since you can arrange it [...]

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  • Beer Blaster Liquid Shooter Arms With A 12Oz Can, Fires Carbonated Projectiles

    Beer Blaster Liquid Shooter Arms With A 12Oz Can, Fires Carbonated Projectiles

    Why play with water guns when you can blast each other with a full load of beer?  That’s right, bathe your enemies in a putrid stench of brew and smell like the morning after a wild keg party with the Beer Blaster Liquid Shooter, a water gun designed to draw ammunition from a 12-ounce can of ale. Able to shoot carbonated liquids out to distances of up to 10 feet, it paves the way for nasty (and sticky) close-range combat.  [...]

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  • Varsity Bones Thriller Blazer Puts Michael Jackson’s Horror Jacket On Your Feet

    Varsity Bones Thriller Blazer Puts Michael Jackson’s Horror Jacket On Your Feet

    Michael Jackson’s Thriller has endured as one of the most memorable music videos of all time.  The red leather jacket he wore on that production is particularly iconic, having been used (and abused) in numerous Michael Jackson references (from comics to video games to movies) since then.  While it may be a little trite to wear the same outfit (I’ve seen several good imitations a few times now), adorning your kicks with a similar design might prove just a tad [...]

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  • Guiding Light Mailbox Rides Your Letter Box, Makes Sure The Pizza Boy Sees It From Afar

    Guiding Light Mailbox Rides Your Letter Box, Makes Sure The Pizza Boy Sees It From Afar

    Lighted house numbers may sound unnecessary.  Ask any pizza delivery guy making late-night runs to customers, however, and your opinion will quickly change.  The Guiding Light Mailbox adds solar-powered illuminated numbers right on your letter box, allowing people to see it from “half a football field away” in the dark. I’ll put it out there now.  The “half a football field” claim may be a bit excessive.  After all, the strip of lighting is just a tad larger than a [...]

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  • Sputnik Multi-Tool Puts Seven Screwdrivers In A Satellite-Like Torch

    Sputnik Multi-Tool Puts Seven Screwdrivers In A Satellite-Like Torch

    If you’re like me, you probably find Swiss Knife-style screwdrivers a load of crap.  Unless the screws are already loose to begin with, they’re nearly impossible to use.  The Sputnik Multi-Tool, with its large full-grip handle and strong, sturdy arms, should offer better utility, able to take on heavy-duty tasks without making you exert more effort than you really need to. Meant to look like a Russian satellite in orbit when unfolded, the multi-purpose instrument is armed with seven different [...]

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  • Fanny Pack On Steroids – The Superhero Belt

    Fanny Pack On Steroids – The Superhero Belt

    With a name like the Superhero Belt, you’d expect this utility accessory from Fabric Horse to bring along a set of Batman-worthy crime-fighting talents.  It doesn’t.  Instead, the wearable bag is a tool belt of sorts for cyclists, allowing them to carry a full set of bicycle favors right around their waist. Just like a fanny pack on steroids, it straps (with Velcro) right along the belt line, adding a bevy of pockets and other storage panels to your outfit.  [...]

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  • Teddy Bear Coat Dolls You Up Real Nice

    Teddy Bear Coat Dolls You Up Real Nice

    Why pile on layers and layers of clothing for winter when you can throw on layers and layers of toy bears instead?  At least, that’s what I figure with this crazy-looking Teddy Beat Coat, a wearable piece of clothing clad in a cuddly heap of cuteness. Not sure if you saw it, but I caught Lady Gaga in an interview once, rocking an otherwise unwearable outfit decked in dozens (probably hundreds) of Kermit The Frog dolls.  This piece from designer [...]

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  • Underwater Grooming Robot Crawls Ships, Cleans Hulls

    Underwater Grooming Robot Crawls Ships, Cleans Hulls

    Still waiting for that promised future when robots will take care of cleaning our homes and properties?  Me too.  In the meantime, at least one of them machines will be doing a similar job for the US Navy.  Called the Hull Bio-Inspired Underwater Grooming  (Hull BUG) robot, the amphibious creation scrapes off barnacles, oysters and other marine life that end up sticking to the hulls of ships. More than turning out a better-looking vessel (as the “grooming ” in the [...]

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  • 2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Lounge Is Like An Entertainment Center On Wheels

    2010 Brabus Mercedes-Benz Viano Lounge Is Like An Entertainment Center On Wheels

    Don’t have room in your apartment for either an entertainment center or a home office?  Consider getting a van and decking it like the 2010 Brabus Viano Lounge, a concept vehicle that turns the erstwhile Mercedes-Benz van into a multi-purpose luxury space. While only a concept, it shouldn’t be too difficult to mimic what the company did here.  Just throw a wad of cash around, buying all sorts of electronics systems, and pay a tuner to install everything similar to [...]

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  • Life-Sized Gears Of War Lancer Replica Looks Scarier Than Real Guns

    Life-Sized Gears Of War Lancer Replica Looks Scarier Than Real Guns

    When burglars break into my home, this is the gun I want to be brandishing to scare them into fleeing.  Sure, this Lancer replica right out of a Gears of War scene is about as deadly as a kitchen pot, but I’ll be damned if you don’t piss your pants when I stick it in your face. Crafted by some of the biggest names in the model toy business, every painstaking detail has been included, making it look like an [...]

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  • Honda Gets In The Unicycle Business With The U3-X Personal Mobility System

    Honda Gets In The Unicycle Business With The U3-X Personal Mobility System

    The Unicycle has never looked comfortable to ride.  Fitted with a motor and sporting a famous car manufacturer’s badge doesn’t help either.  However, I can’t imagine the Honda U3-X personal mobility system being anything but a potential success. You heard that right.  Honda has a motorized unicycle of their own, a revelation that likely dampens any hope for the EniCycle becoming the first vehicle of its kind, at this point.  It appears to be simpler, smaller and lighter, too, despite [...]

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  • World’s Most Expensive Bottle Of Spirits Is A £2 Million Chambord Royale Deluxe

    World’s Most Expensive Bottle Of Spirits Is A £2 Million Chambord Royale Deluxe

    Chambord isn’t exactly super expensive booze (around $60 for a 750ml bottle, far as I can tell), but they now own the distinction of making the priciest bottle of alcohol ever.  The French company, in collaboration with renowned jeweller Donald Edge, just introduced a £2 million bottle of their famed sweet liqueur. What kind of magic potion did Chambord add to their admittedly delectable sweet drink?  Nothing, actually.  The price tag is for the monstrosity adorning the classic Royale orb [...]

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  • Yoke Shopper: Because Excessive Shopping Doesn’t Have To Be Strenous

    Yoke Shopper: Because Excessive Shopping Doesn’t Have To Be Strenous

    Big shoppers not only require a huge lump of cash to satiate their habits.  They also need more hands to carry all those uncomfortable bags.  The Yoke Shopper simplifies life when raiding stores in bulk, allowing you to carry heavy sacks of plastic while leaving both of your hands unoccupied. While it won’t carry your bags for you, the Yoke Shopper should make the whole activity more comfortable.  Lock the handles together, sling the strap around your shoulder and stroll [...]

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  • Perfect Outfit For Playing Halo 3: ODST – The Ecko Master Chief Hoodie

    Perfect Outfit For Playing Halo 3: ODST – The Ecko Master Chief Hoodie

    Ecko’s Star Wars hoodies are pretty awesome.  Being a non-fan (I never saw a single film, if you can believe that), however, they’re not all that attractive to me.  The upcoming Halo 3: ODST, on the other hand, is something I can absolutely relate to (having been waiting for it since news of the title first broke).  As such, my closet will always have a place for Ecko’s new Master Chief Hoodie, a fully-fitted hooded sweatshirt clad in the design [...]

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  • Marubot Football League Puts Real Robots Into Arcade Cabinets, Pits Them Against Each Other

    Marubot Football League Puts Real Robots Into Arcade Cabinets, Pits Them Against Each Other

    Video games are fun.  Having physical robots crush each other’s head, however, is way more entertaining.  While the Marubot Football League isn’t exactly Robot Wars, having four mobile mini-androids tossing balls and making goals across a playing table sounds just as enticing. Is it more fun than foosball?  Given that you control inanimate men on a stick on one versus moving robots with actual faces on the other, there’s no contest.  That’s right, your robot will have a face – [...]

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  • Thermal Laser Weapon Will Help You Keep The Beachfront Free From Nudists

    Thermal Laser Weapon Will Help You Keep The Beachfront Free From Nudists

    A fire hose usually does the trick when trying to keep a small crowd back without putting anyone in serious harm’s way.  However, the whole mess that water creates makes it largely unusable for indoor applications (such as when trying to control a disturbance inside a facility, for instance).  That’s where the Thermal Laser System, which keeps people from moving forward by creating heat sensation within a certain distance, comes in.  Unfortunately, it only works if the people are naked. [...]

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  • Peugeot BB1 Electric Concept Could Very Well Be The Strangest Car Of The Year

    Peugeot BB1 Electric Concept Could Very Well Be The Strangest Car Of The Year

    Last week’s 63rd Frankfurt Motor Show laid witness to plenty of visually-distinctive vehicles.  When it comes to craziness, though, few came as close to the downright insanity of the Peugeot BB1 electric concept car. Named after the famous motorized bikes from the 1960s, the BB1 literally seems like a cross between a scooter and an ultra-compact car, coupled with the most eccentric designs the French can come up with.  Accommodating as many passengers uncomfortably appeared to be the order of [...]

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  • Bamboo Briefcase Claims Better Toughness Than Your Favorite Steel Case

    Bamboo Briefcase Claims Better Toughness Than Your Favorite Steel Case

    I never really got into the whole eco-friendly bamboo thing that’s been a small craze as of late.  That’s why I’m not pissing in excitement about this Bamboo Briefcase, which should actually be a particularly nifty document case, since the whole thing is clad in the ultra-durable and lightweight organic material. Assembled by hand from Moso bamboo panels (right out of Midland Chinese forests), the small suitcase claims a tensile strength of 28,000 lbs per square inch, making it more [...]

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