• Portable Tap Dispenser Makes You A Walking Barrel Of Cold Brew

    Portable Tap Dispenser Makes You A Walking Barrel Of Cold Brew

    When there are too many people at a party, hoarding that beer may be the only way to go.  There’s no better contraption to help you pull that off than the Portable Tap Dispenser, a wearable container with all the amenities every beer drinker is going to need. Designed to be carried like a backpack, the rig comes with a large cylindrical container, a hose-connected dispenser and a hanging pouch for cups (in case you’d like to share).  You can [...]

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  • World’s Largest Soap Bubble

    World’s Largest Soap Bubble

    Awww, you still play with soap bubbles?  Now that you’re all grown up, don’t you think it’s time that your soap bubbles grew up with you?  That certainly seems true for Samsam Bubbleman, a 37-year old London entrepreneur, who thinks he’s created the largest one in the world. The record-setting soap bubble reportedly measured 20 x 5 x 5 feet at its largest and is currently awaiting official confirmation from the Guinness World Records.  According to the creator, he managed [...]

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  • Front Pocket Wallet Is More Secure And Comfortable

    Front Pocket Wallet Is More Secure And Comfortable

    As embarrassing as it may be to admit, I’m a fanny pack kind of guy.  Rocking a wallet in my back pocket has never been an appealing idea.  The Front Pocket Wallet offers the best of both worlds, saving your bottom from the troubles of a conventional wallet and your pride from the shame of a fanny pack. Why not use a regular wallet?  A bulky piece can be uncomfortable to sit on, not to mention the fact that you [...]

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  • Mozart HDD Enclosure Plays Symphonies…And Movies Too

    Mozart HDD Enclosure Plays Symphonies…And Movies Too

    “Plug the Mozart in” used to mean inserting a CD of the classical composer’s music on the tray.  If the new Mozart HDD Enclosure has its way, the whole expression should take on a whole new definition. With black and white piano keys lined across a glossy white finish, the Mozart HDD Enclosure appears like a musical instrument for kids.  Look closely though, and you’ll find that those keys are actually standard media playback buttons.  Our good friend Mozart right [...]

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  • Sketch3D Lets You Fashion 3D Drawings Using Etch-A-Sketch Style Knob Controls

    Sketch3D Lets You Fashion 3D Drawings Using Etch-A-Sketch Style Knob Controls

    Your regular Etch-A-Sketch doesn’t offer enough of a challenge?  Take the creative knobwork to another level with the Sketch3D, a giant Etch-A-Sketch that can fashion designs in three dimensions. Instead of just a pair of dials, the three-dimensional rendering machine operates with the use of three knobs, all working together to create stereoscopic images.  The user will need to wear a pair of two-color glasses in order to see the display in eye-popping 3D.  Since the Sketch3D uses electronic components, [...]

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  • MJW Cyclops Uses One “Eye” To Tell The Time

    MJW Cyclops Uses One “Eye” To Tell The Time

    Three hands on watches too complicated for you?  Simplify your life with the Mr. Jones Watches Cyclops, a new analog watch that uses a single hoop to tell the time. Created by British designer Crispin Jones, the Cyclops foregoes telling the exact time and lets you approximate the minutes instead.  With a single “eye” traveling from one colorful circle to another (each of which represents one full hour), it allows for a “relaxed kind of accuracy” (his words, not mine).  [...]

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  • Mustang Customizer Lets You Pimp Your Own 2010 Mustang

    Mustang Customizer Lets You Pimp Your Own 2010 Mustang

    Have some tuning ideas you’d like to see for the new 2010 Mustang?  See how your vision looks on a computer screen with Ford’s new Mustang Customizer, a web app that allows users to remodel the roadster in a large number of ways. More than a simple graphics selector, like similar Flash apps have done in the past, the Mustang Customizer offers a wide range of personalization options that can end up  turning out an entirely different-looking ride.  Starting with [...]

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  • Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 255: Best Jetski Ever?

    Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 255: Best Jetski Ever?

    What’s the most advanced jetski in the world?  While I’m sure a few folks will offer up their own objections, it’s pretty clear that the 2009 Sea-Doo GTX Limited iS 255 is among the top of that list.  In fact, it’s so good that more than a few folks who’ve straddled it are calling it the best jetski ever. Capable of seating up to three people, it’s purported to be the safest and most stable PWC ever made, being armed [...]

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  • Sony Party Shot Is Your Friendly Robot Shutterbug

    Sony Party Shot Is Your Friendly Robot Shutterbug

    Hate playing photographer during parties?  Sony’s got you covered with the Party Shot, a camera mount that willfully plays robotic shutterbug, snapping candid scenes all on its own. Capable of panning a full 360-degrees to catch revelers at all areas of the room, the Party Shot seeks out interesting scenes by using the camera’s face detection capability.  Once it catches sight of some people, it will tilt the mounted camera along a 24-degree axis, adjust the composition (via rule of [...]

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  • Ultimate Audiophile, Meet The Ultimate Speaker

    Ultimate Audiophile, Meet The Ultimate Speaker

    Anything with the word “ultimate” can’t help but be extreme.  Ultimate Fighting, for instance, is a scary sport where scantily-clad men roll and hug on the ground, beat each other senseless and lock in a friendly embrace after it’s all over.  That’s extreme. So is the Ultimate speaker from Transmission Audio, a handmade speaker that costs $1 million per channel.  That means you’ll need to shell out an even two-mil for a stereo setup – more, if you’re hoping to [...]

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  • Chinese McGyver Turns Chopped Wood Into Wooden Chopper

    Chinese McGyver Turns Chopped Wood Into Wooden Chopper

    Who says you can’t build a helicopter in your backyard?  A twenty-year old farmer from China sure didn’t believe the naysayers, craftily fashioning one out of chopped wood, steel tubes and a motorcycle engine. According to Wu Zhongyuan,  he used his mastery of middle school Physics classes, supplemented with information found on the web (which he surfs from his mobile phone, no less), to design the skeletal high-flyer.  While everyone in their right mind will be perturbed at the idea [...]

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  • ChefStack Pancake Machine Ready To Feed You 200 Pancakes Per Hour

    ChefStack Pancake Machine Ready To Feed You 200 Pancakes Per Hour

    Want a huge stack of pancakes every morning for your family of ten?  No problem.  Install a ChefStack Automatic Pancake Machine in your kitchen and start cranking out piles of steaming fresh flapjacks every hour. Combining the words “pancake” and “automatic” usually meant having to find a local IHOP.  Not anymore, as it turns out.  Just crack a batter pouch open (you can buy them from the company too), slap it into the ChefStack and wait for the first one [...]

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  • Amphicar: Still Alive After All These Years

    Amphicar: Still Alive After All These Years

    Did you even know they built cars that can travel on both land and water back in the 1960s?  I sure as hell didn’t.  Apparently, though, they did – 4,500 of them, in fact.  Called the Amphicar, an estimated 500 of them are purported to still be in functional existence. With a production run that lasted from 1961 to 1967, the Amphicar is the only non-military amphibious vehicle to see any form of commercial manufacturing, with other efforts often leading [...]

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  • The Contortionist: Folding Bikes Reinvented

    The Contortionist: Folding Bikes Reinvented

    Folding bikes are all the rage now.  It’s not surprising, given the rise of both alternative modes of transport and small city dwellings.  While I’ve largely conceded that the Paratrooper Tactical Folding Bike is the sickest one you can get today, the Contortionist just might make me change my mind. Created by designer Dominic Hargreaves, the new bike separates itself from the pack in more ways than one.  While it’s a full-sized bicycle (with large 26-inch wheels), the folded form [...]

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  • Set In Stone Shows How Concrete Can Be Used As An Interactive Interface, Surprisingly Succeeds

    Set In Stone Shows How Concrete Can Be Used As An Interactive Interface, Surprisingly Succeeds

    Outfitting concrete with embedded LEDs is one thing.  Throwing in an Arduino, on the other hand, makes you wonder what the heck that slab of concrete will be programmed to do.  For the Set in Stone project, it’s all about setting up a cool interactive concrete interface that responds to surface contact and communicates with other similar contraptions. Each concrete block measures 13 x 13 x 2 inches and comes decked with a 20 x 20 grid of LED lights [...]

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  • Clayton Bailey’s Life-Size Robot Sculptures Make The Future Look Fun

    Clayton Bailey’s Life-Size Robot Sculptures Make The Future Look Fun

    As much as I am in awe of all the new robots we chance upon these days, I really hope our future android  creations look more like steel and aluminum mascots.  Even when laden with scary abilities, they’ll at least come across as goofy cartoon sidekicks, instead of threatening Terminators and Robocops.  More specifically, I’d like them to look like Clayton Bailey’s robot sculptures, whose life-size bodies resemble a mix of silly cartoons, junk art and a future that looks [...]

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  • Spoticam Lamp Punks Thieves, Pretends To Be A Surveillance Cam

    Spoticam Lamp Punks Thieves, Pretends To Be A Surveillance Cam

    Want the threat of a security camera without forking over the cost for a real surveillance system?  You just might get away faking it with the Spoticam, a desk lamp clad in the form of a CCTV recorder. Created by Antrepo Design, the Spoticam resembles a real deal box-style CCD camera, complete with a secure-looking chassis and tilting capabilities.  Since it’s actually intended for use as a low-light source for study desks, it fits in a lighting panel in place [...]

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  • Ring-O-Star Cup Holder Lets Bicycle Riders Enjoy Their Morning Coffee

    Ring-O-Star Cup Holder Lets Bicycle Riders Enjoy Their Morning Coffee

    Bicycle riders need to have their morning coffee too.   The Ring-O-Star Cup Holder makes sure they have an accessible place to set it. Created by designer Paul Kweton under his studio Paulbaut, the contraption consists of a silicon ring that attaches to the end of the bike’s handlebars through an aluminum expander bolt.  Just plop your cup in the ring and let it sit till the next stoplight, at which point you can grab it and take a swig of [...]

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  • Parasync iPod-Docking Station Lets The Whole Tribe Sync With iTunes At The Same Time

    Parasync iPod-Docking Station Lets The Whole Tribe Sync With iTunes At The Same Time

    I’ve never found a good reason to own more than one iPod.  Now I have.   I want to arm myself with twenty Apple handhelds just so I can justify owning the Parasync Charging and Synchronization Dock, a USB-based iPod and iPhone station that can sync up to 20 devices at a time. I have no idea what application requires plugging twenty of Apple’s gadgets in at the same time.  Maybe a  clandestine operation that offers filling your iPods (en [...]

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