• Kymera Magic Wand: Remote Control For Wizards

    Kymera Magic Wand: Remote Control For Wizards

    Ever wanted to put on your wizard costume before watching TV?  Never?  Well, now you’ll want to with the Kymera Magic Wand, a functional universal remote clad in the form of a spell-conjuring stick. Created by Chris Barnardo, the Magic Wand lets you control a bevy of home electronics (including various handheld devices, like iPods) using a variety of stick movements.  Simply point it to any component in your A/V system (it’s supposed to work with the majority of IR-equipped [...]

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  • Mission One, The World’s Fastest Street-Legal Electric Motorcycle

    Mission One, The World’s Fastest Street-Legal Electric Motorcycle

    A green motorcycle that’s built for speed?  You bet. That’s exactly what Mission Motors was aiming for with their Mission One motorcycle, an all-electric two-wheeler that holds the distinction of being the fastest electric bike of all time. Able to push through speeds of 161 mph, the Mission One blasted past 70% of the bikes during the recent BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Speedway in Utah.  Designed by Yves Behar’s Fuse Project, it didn’t just leave behind trudging [...]

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  • Zona Uno: Cardboard Furniture Just Isn’t For Back Alleys Anymore

    Zona Uno: Cardboard Furniture Just Isn’t For Back Alleys Anymore

    Want low-cost furniture for one-off events, like trade shows, exhibits and fairs?  Sure, you can drive by the salvage yard trying to score the cheapest crap you can find.  Still, I doubt that’s going to prove any more affordable or more convenient than Zona Uno’s cardboard elements. Geared towards showrooms and events, they offer a varied selection of cardboard furnishings specifically for those purposes.  Currently available items include different types of tables (inclined, flat), poster panels, computer display panels, various [...]

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  • Audi E-Tron Electric Concept Runs On Four Motors, Torque Equivalent To A Patton Tank

    Audi E-Tron Electric Concept Runs On Four Motors, Torque Equivalent To A Patton Tank

    At this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, Audi is showing off a re-imagining of the R8 sports car if it were an electric vehicle.  The result, while it’s just a concept (and will likely stay that way), is an impressive gas-less powerhouse called the E-Tron. Since one motor isn’t about to match a sports car’s performance, Audi outfitted the ride with four electricity-powered machines.  Together, those four motors produce a respectable (though not entirely overwhelming) 313 bhp, but a ridiculously high [...]

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  • Headstock Tuner Clips On To Your Guitar, Tells You If It’s Out Of Tune

    Headstock Tuner Clips On To Your Guitar, Tells You If It’s Out Of Tune

    Like to play the guitar, but can’t tune if your life depended on it?  You suck.  Bid adieu to badly-tuned instruments and begin laying the blame on your actual musical skills with the Headstock Tuner, a simple contraption designed to make tuning as quick and painless as possible. No real ear for music?  No problem.  Fitted to clip onto your guitar’s head (so you can look at it while you turn the peg), this tuner from Planet Waves reads the  [...]

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  • Unbreakable Umbrella Won’t Break Its Frame, Will Break Your Bones

    Unbreakable Umbrella Won’t Break Its Frame, Will Break Your Bones

    I’ve had umbrellas turn over and give out during heavy winds.  However, I’ve never really had one break on me before.  That’s why the Unbreakable Umbrella sort of confused me.  What the heck does a rain-protecting canopy have to do to deserve the name? As it turns out, it’s bordering on awesome.  While the Unbreakable Umbrella shields you from drizzles like any regular self-respecting bumbershoot does, it’s real value is as a self-defense weapon.  According to the creators, the thing [...]

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  • BristleBot With Controllable Directions, Plus Giant Bristlebot

    BristleBot With Controllable Directions, Plus Giant Bristlebot

    Want the bathroom floor brushed, but too lazy to get down on your knees?  Put the robots to work.  More specifically, get the direction-capable BristleBot on the job. Slap that little robot on the tiles, arrange the motor, flip the switch and unleash.  Let the BristleBot try its best to render your floor scrubbed, moving in whatever manner you configure it to (how you  arrange the motor determines the robot’s direction).  It can go left, right, straight, in circles or [...]

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  • Craftsman Cap Wrench Pops Caps Faster Than Any Other Bottle Opener

    Craftsman Cap Wrench Pops Caps Faster Than Any Other Bottle Opener

    Bottle cap openers are simple enough.  Heck, I have a bent nail stuck to my wall where I pop my beer crowns from. Word is, though, that no beer popper does the job as handily as the Cap Wrench Bottle Cap Opener, freeing bottle lids faster than nothing else before it. Sporting a patent-pending fulcrum design, it takes out bottle crowns both by lifting up and pushing down.  It can remove caps with the simplest of tugs, requiring ridiculously little [...]

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  • Key-Shaped Pocket Knife Adds A Utility Blade In Your Keychain

    Key-Shaped Pocket Knife Adds A Utility Blade In Your Keychain

    Want a small, concealed blade, but can’t stand a full-featured, bulky Swiss Knife in your pocket?  The Key-Shaped Pocket Knife is just as the name implies – a small key with a tiny flip-out blade hidden around the side. While it isn’t exactly the kind of blade that will make muggers quiver in fear, the Key-Shaped Pocket Knife should prove handy for many other uses.  From opening up packages to pulling out a stub on your finger, this miniature slicer [...]

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  • Excalibur Almaz Will Offer Space Tourism Aboard A Cold War-Era Soviet Spy Capsule

    Excalibur Almaz Will Offer Space Tourism Aboard A Cold War-Era Soviet Spy Capsule

    If any of you millionaire fiends want a little more variety in your space travel options, then your wish has been granted.  A new spaceflight firm, Excalibur Almaz, recently announced their upcoming service that offers orbital tours aboard Cold War-era reusable reentry vehicles. The company, which bought numerous units of the Russian military surplus capsules, Almaz, last August, will be offering week-long trips into orbit by 2013.  Each trip will see passengers ride aboard a service module attached to an [...]

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  • Fred Table Saw Lets You Slice Cake Like You’re Cutting Wood

    Fred Table Saw Lets You Slice Cake Like You’re Cutting Wood

    Saw me a piece of that cake, will ya?  Normally, you’d give a quizzical look at anyone who phrases a request that way.  When you’re handling a Fred Table Saw, however, it just makes sense. While it’s clad like a pedestrian wood-cutting tool, the Fred Table Saw is actually a serrated kitchen knife. Best stay away if you’re looking to wax your carpentry skills – it’s for the kitchen handyman’s tool set.  Rather than slice through planks and timber, the [...]

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  • Fashion Recycling: Starter Jackets Converted Into Unique Finisher Bags

    Fashion Recycling: Starter Jackets Converted Into Unique Finisher Bags

    Say you’ve got a couple closets full of vintage starter jackets.  I’m not sure what the market for that is, but I guess it’s not too lucrative.  After all, the No Mas team was compulsively collecting them with no idea what they will do with the stockpile. That is, until Dee & Ricky saw the heap and suggested recycling the set. The result is a very impressive new line of starter jackets sewn into something entirely new: mini-duffles that go [...]

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  • Paper Speakers Dress Up As Miniature Sound Systems, Plugs To USB

    Paper Speakers Dress Up As Miniature Sound Systems, Plugs To USB

    A small speaker always makes sense for a papercraft project, since the hardware on those things aren’t too complicated too assemble.  These cut-em-and-fold-em Paper Speaker kits do it solidly, letting you rock your tunes on lightweight boxes made out to look like miniature sound systems. Available from Japanese retailer Princeton Direct, the mini-speakers ship as separate parts, so you’ll have to put them together yourself.  We advise you to trust your instincts during assembly, since the manual is likely in [...]

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  • Antique-Looking Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk Opens Into A Classy Workstation

    Antique-Looking Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk Opens Into A Classy Workstation

    Want your own home office in a trunk?  Take a gander at the classic-looking Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk, an oversized cabinet that opens into a functional workspace. Designed by furniture maker Timothy Oulton, the reproduction antique piece comes with several drawers, a filing cabinet, multiple shelves, a functional pull-down work desk in front of a tack-on board and bottom space to fit a folding chair into.  They even threw in a hidden wire management system so it looks all neat [...]

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  • Sneakers For Your Monster Gear – Nike Blazer Mid Godzilla Pack

    Sneakers For Your Monster Gear – Nike Blazer Mid Godzilla Pack

    Like to dress up as Godzilla?  As cool as it may be to look like an iconic Japanese monster, there are very few occasions when it’s appropriate.  Later this year, you can do the next best thing – put on the new Nike Blazer Mid “Godzilla” sneakers. Two pairs of Blazer Mids will come in the Godzilla Pack.  First is an understated design, with a blue colorway and purple claw graphics on the side (like the ones Godzilla would leave [...]

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  • Remote Buddy Helps You Locate Lost Remotes, Possibly Babies Too

    Remote Buddy Helps You Locate Lost Remotes, Possibly Babies Too

    Can’t find the remote again?  That sucks.  What kind of couch potato will you be if you have to get up to turn the channel?  The Remote Buddy lets you stay fat and lazy, helping you find those missing remotes with the push of a button. When you can’t find your cell phone, all you have to do is call it and follow the ringtone.  Same idea here.  Using a color-coded receiver you attach to the remote, all you need [...]

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  • Special Chair For Fat People: No Go For Sao Paulo Train Stations

    Special Chair For Fat People: No Go For Sao Paulo Train Stations

    I’ve never been to Brazil, so I can’t confirm.  A news report, however, says the city of Sao Paulo has installed special chairs in the city’s train stations to accommodate fat people, who can’t fit in the otherwise slim-size seating panels in the waiting areas.  As it turns out, there’s a soaring obesity rate in the country and the chairs are a response to the increasing number of “big” individuals. Awesome, right?  Apparently not.  According to the same report, the [...]

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  • Globe Bars Add A Touch Of Old World Class To Your Alcoholic Tendencies

    Globe Bars Add A Touch Of Old World Class To Your Alcoholic Tendencies

    Geography and alcohol, anyone?  Super spies planning journeys around the world will do well outfitting their hideouts with one of these Globe Bars, a charming home fixture that combines the elegance of an Old World globe with the utility of a place to keep your favorite poisons. Featuring faithful reproductions of a 17th century globe (so don’t be surprised if your home country isn’t there), the stylish pieces should add a touch of class to any room (apart from enabling [...]

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  • Flashlight Speed Holster Makes Drawing Your Flashlight Faster Than Ever

    Flashlight Speed Holster Makes Drawing Your Flashlight Faster Than Ever

    Does it take you a long time to pull out a flashlight in the dark?  Shave a few microseconds off your draw time with the Flashlight Speed Holster, a belt-clipped accessory that could garner you the title as “The Fastest Torch in the West.”  Or maybe not. Before you dismiss it as another amusing yet perennially useless product from Brando, picture this.  You’re camping at a secluded area, it’s dark and there’s not a star in the sky.  Suddenly, you [...]

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