• Specs Op T.H.E. Wallet Jr Protects Your Money, Cards Like No Other; Kisses Your Ass Without Complaints

    Specs Op T.H.E. Wallet Jr Protects Your Money, Cards Like No Other; Kisses Your Ass Without Complaints

    It’s tough being a wallet.  You hold a ton of important stuff – from cash to credit cards to identification – yet spend the majority of your days kissing ass.  You don’t ever complain because that is your job.  Instead, you faithfully pray for the day when you begin to crack and wear off, so you can get your reprieve, replaced by someone fresh and new. With that said, it’s probably doubly tough being a Specs Op T.H.E. Wallet Jr.  [...]

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  • Honda Toughens Up Its Cruiser Line With The 2010 Shadow Phantom

    Honda Toughens Up Its Cruiser Line With The 2010 Shadow Phantom

    It’s official.  Honda is looking to give its cruiser bikes a tougher image.  No proof is better-suited to reinforce that than the new 2010 Honda Shadow Phantom. Looking like direct competition to Harley-Davidson’s similarly blacked-out Sportster, the Shadow Phantom offers an entirely new look for Honda’s motorcycle line.  With a shorter front fender, beefed up fork and thicker front tires, it’s a burly bike with a very manly, retro feel. Sporting a low-slung saddle (about 25.7-inches in height), all-black finish [...]

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  • Halo Sniper Rifle Replica Alarms Civilians, Police Swarm Bungie Offices

    Halo Sniper Rifle Replica Alarms Civilians, Police Swarm Bungie Offices

    Way to go, geeks.  Cops reportedly swarmed the offices of Bungie Studios yesterday afternoon, after a concerned citizen phoned in the sighting of a man toting an AK-47.  When they got to the location of the erstwhile makers of Halo, it turned out to not be an AK-47 at all.  Instead, it was a large sniper rifle. A stupidly excessive and ridiculously large one, in fact – the kind you build as a life-size version of what the soldiers use [...]

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  • Manik Wood Sunglasses Look Amazing, Won’t Suffer From Termites

    Manik Wood Sunglasses Look Amazing, Won’t Suffer From Termites

    Wood sunglasses sound like a bad idea.  It will rot in the rain, grow molds and even succumb to termite infestation.  Heck, they might even attract woodpeckers (not that it’s a bad thing, entirely).  You gotta admit, however, they look mighty spanking. That’s why these Wood Sunglasses aren’t really cut from timber.  Instead, it’s some type of hard plastic covered with a wooden finish.  As such, you get the unique look of a genuine rainforest byproduct, all while enjoying the [...]

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  • USB Mosquito Repellent Stick Drives Insects Away, Lets You Work In Peace

    USB Mosquito Repellent Stick Drives Insects Away, Lets You Work In Peace

    Mosquitos suck.  Literally and figuratively.  If you live in a tropical country (or a damp area) and like to take your laptop outdoors (to a café or some such), you’ve probably had an inevitable encounter with the stinging blood suckers.  As with many things in life, there’s a USB accessory for that now too. The USB Mosquito Repellent Stick plugs into your PC’s open port and solves the problem all on its own.  No more anti-skeeto lotions to rub on [...]

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  • Blu-Link Universal Remote Handles The PS3, Along With The Rest Of Your Home Theater Equipment

    Blu-Link Universal Remote Handles The PS3, Along With The Rest Of Your Home Theater Equipment

    The PS3 makes great sense as a low-cost media center, save for one glaring problem: it won’t play friendly with your universal remote.  Since it doesn’t support the regular IR signal used by the rest of your home theater setup, you’ll have to get a separate Bluetooth unit, which defeats the whole idea of being “universal.”  The Blu-Link remote easily fills the void, handling both IR and Bluetooth components, so you can keep the DualShock controller on the shelf till [...]

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  • Zero Baggage Lets You Travel Light Even With A Full Suitcase Of Stuff

    Zero Baggage Lets You Travel Light Even With A Full Suitcase Of Stuff

    Luggage sucks.  In fact, traveling is often a horrendous experience because of it.  From the hassles of carrying heavy bags to losing them at some point during the trip, it makes way for plenty of less-than-ideal situations.  That’s where Zero Baggage wants to come in. The upcoming service intends to revolutionize the travel experience by letting you fly without bringing anything along.  Rather than pack two suitcases full of clothes before every trip, you can put your regular gear together [...]

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  • Fold-Out Mural Cleverly Combines Wall Art With Functional Shelves

    Fold-Out Mural Cleverly Combines Wall Art With Functional Shelves

    Can’t decide whether to put up a mural or a shelf up on a wall?  A mural can give the room so much character, but a shelf will prove especially useful for adding storage in that area.  These innovative Fold Out shelves let you skip having to call that choice, bringing both fixtures in one single mounted unit. Created by Chicago-based designer Mark Kinsley, Fold Out consists of a mural painting sectioned off into multiple panels.  Each panel is mounted [...]

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  • Coffin-Shaped Mousetrap Is Morbid Yet Impossibly Cute

    Coffin-Shaped Mousetrap Is Morbid Yet Impossibly Cute

    Even dirty rats deserve a proper coffin.  At least, that’s probably what designer Sarah Dery was thinking when she came up with her Coffin-Shaped Mousetrap. Unlike new mousetrap designs that focus on efficiency (like the Victor Mousetrap we featured just a few days ago), the Coffin-Shaped Mousetrap has more to do with hiding the immobile vermin inside a specially-designed casket.  Once caught inside, you can simply dispose of the full casket with the rat trapped inside.  No need to look [...]

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  • ThinkGeek Resurrects Slide Rule, Breathes Life Into Dead Technology For No Reason Whatsoever

    ThinkGeek Resurrects Slide Rule, Breathes Life Into Dead Technology For No Reason Whatsoever

    Back in the 60s, nobody had personal computers.  Heck, nobody even had calculators (those didn’t come out till 1974).  Instead, the math nerds of the day performed their advanced calculations on a slide rule, the mechanical analog home computer of yesteryears. If you’ve ever fancied trying one out for your own multiplication, division and basic scientific computation needs, the ThinkGeek Slide Rule should let you enjoy the experience.  That’s right, some dudes actually thought it was a good idea to [...]

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  • Penguin Home Soda Maker: Never Run Out Of Fizzy Drinks Again

    Penguin Home Soda Maker: Never Run Out Of Fizzy Drinks Again

    Fancy an ice cold soda while you’re burning the midnight oil, pawning tools at Counter Strike (or whatever new FPS you’re getting all agitated for)?  Oh crap, no more Coke in the fridge!  Do you drive to the convenience store that’s 30 minutes away, wasting time you could be using neck deep in games, instead?  Hell, no.  You get your own soda machine – that’s the solution right there. The Penguin Home Soda Maker lets you produce your own flavored [...]

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  • Sony ICF-CL75iP Dream Machine Is The Ultimate Alarm Clock

    Sony ICF-CL75iP Dream Machine Is The Ultimate Alarm Clock

    Your alarm clock sucks.  Not that it’s all bad.  It’s just that the Sony ICF-CL75iP Dream Machine is so much better.  More than an alarm clock, it’s a veritable nightstand entertainment center. Versatile and multi-featured, the new device is designed to provide you a complete range of bedside favors.  Want to wake up to a video? Done.  Want to fall asleep to soothing music?  No problem.  Want to keep a slide show of family photos on a picture frame?  It’s [...]

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  • Robotic Rodeo Held This Week, Still No Robocop

    Robotic Rodeo Held This Week, Still No Robocop

    Want to see the latest in autonomous robot systems?  Well, you missed your chance.  The Robotic Rodeo was just held this past week, showcasing the latest in life-saving battlefield technology. Don’t let the name mislead you.  There weren’t any cowboys riding motorized bulls or android robot clowns during the show, which was a bit disappointing.  There were no galloping robot horses, either – just machines that help carry out military tasks in the battlefield. The first of its kind, the [...]

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  • Helium-Filled SkyBall Bounces Up To 75 Feet, Clears Football Field In One Throw

    Helium-Filled SkyBall Bounces Up To 75 Feet, Clears Football Field In One Throw

    Want to play ball like a superhero?  Now, you can.  The new SkyBall lets you play Catch and other backyard games like only men with super strength can manage, hurling through the air like it came right out of Superman’s hands. Thrown by a sufficiently strong individual, the SkyBall can travel the length of an entire football field in one heave.  Now, just imagine how much farther it can go when struck by a baseball bat or a golf club [...]

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  • Victor Mousetrap Electrocutes Rats, Makes For Mess-Free Vermin Eradication

    Victor Mousetrap Electrocutes Rats, Makes For Mess-Free Vermin Eradication

    Mousetraps are great for keeping your home vermin-free.  But you have to admit, the sight of a decapitated rat is not the best image to wake up to in the morning.  The Victor Mousetrap offers a better alternative for keeping your rat infestation at bay, managing the deed without making a mess. The sales page claims 100% effectiveness.  With the kind of shock chamber it’s packing, I don’t doubt it one bit.  Simply put some food on the trap to [...]

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  • Yike Bike Personal Transport Runs 12 Mph, Folds Into Your Cabinet

    Yike Bike Personal Transport Runs 12 Mph, Folds Into Your Cabinet

    The bulky Segway kinda failed to really take off because it was  bulky, not because a personal transportation machine didn’t make sense.  That’s why the Yike Bike, a folding motorized penny-farthing bike, just might succeed. While taking obvious inspiration from the high-wheelers of old, the Yike Bike is a largely pioneering concept in personal transport.  It’s shaped like the vintage bike (albeit with smaller dimensions), but creates a seating arrangement that’s more akin to wheelchairs than a motorcycle. Most elegantly [...]

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  • Mavic EZ-Ride Evolve Uses Magnetic Pedals To Hold Your Feet Down

    Mavic EZ-Ride Evolve Uses Magnetic Pedals To Hold Your Feet Down

    Mavic’s new EZ-Ride Evolve pedals is supposed to solve the problem of your foot accidentally slipping when you’re riding your bike.  Instead of having cleats or toe-clips, though, they hold you down with magnets.  And that is strange. When you think about it, though, it may not be all that odd.  An unusual approach, probably, but far from being nonsensical.  In fact, this should keep your feet in the best position available the whole time (something other solutions won’t be [...]

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  • Drawdio Electronic Pencil Kit Turns Your Ugly Doodles Into Horrible Noises

    Drawdio Electronic Pencil Kit Turns Your Ugly Doodles Into Horrible Noises

    Want to be the most annoying person in any room?  Grab a chair and a piece of paper, then begin sketching using a Drawdio, an electronic pencil that creates sound while you’re doodling. Forget about making beautiful music, though, the thing creates ear-splitting electronic noise that’s more akin to psychological torture.  It uses the pencil graphite’s conductive properties to create some sort of musical synthesizer, which results in buzzing, dragging, teeth-gnashing audio. As you’re drawing with the pencil, simply put [...]

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  • Meat Tenderizer Ring, The Steak-Pounding Bling-Bling

    Meat Tenderizer Ring, The Steak-Pounding Bling-Bling

    Want to punch a wall, but you’re only renting the apartment?  Bring it to the kitchen with the Meat Tenderizer Ring and take out all your fistic anger on the hapless slice of cow destined to become this evening’s dinner. A regular handheld meat tenderizer might do the job.  However, how many times do you actually get to punch stuff without getting in trouble?  Unless you make a living fighting, almost never.  With this ring around your finger, you can [...]

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