• Q&Q SmileSolar Brings Citizen’s Eco-Drive Tech In A Youthful, Affordable Timepiece

    Q&Q SmileSolar Brings Citizen’s Eco-Drive Tech In A Youthful, Affordable Timepiece

    Take the technology behind Citizen’s Eco-Drive watches, cram it inside a hip and colorful case reminiscent of Swatch watches from way back, and slap it with an affordable pricetag.  What you get is the Q&Q SmileSolar, a maintenance-free timepiece that never needs winding or a fresh change of batteries. Sure, it brings none of the sophistication of full-fledged Eco-Drive timepieces with their satellite signal reception and premium construction.  It does get the same solar-charging abilty, though, able to replenish its [...]

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  • Amazon Dash Wants To Make Grocery Shopping From Home Even More Convenient

    Amazon Dash Wants To Make Grocery Shopping From Home Even More Convenient

    Grocery shopping on Amazon from a browser on your computer (heck, even on your phone) is a lot more convenient than driving down to the local grocery and pushing a cart from shelf to shelf.  Apparently, Amazon doesn’t think it’s convenient enough, so they came up with Amazon Dash, a gadget that lets you update your shopping list without having to open a browser or an app. A handheld device shaped like a chubbier magic wand, it lets you add [...]

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  • Aesent Claims To Be World’s Most Comfortable Tent With An Inflatable Base

    Aesent Claims To Be World’s Most Comfortable Tent With An Inflatable Base

    We can’t exactly be sure of Aesent’s claim as the world’s most comfortable tent until we take it out for a test drive ourselves, but we must give props where it’s due: that integrated inflatable base definitely does give it a unique hook.  No more lugging an extra mattress around during camping trips — just pump air into your tent’s floor and you’re set. Comfort isn’t just about having a soft horizontal surface to lay your head on, but having [...]

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  • ChocaByte Is A $99 3D Chocolate Printer

    ChocaByte Is A $99 3D Chocolate Printer

    Instead of taking current 3D printing technologies and then rigging them into a 3D printer for chocolates, ChocaByte went about it with the goal of trimming everything down to a mechanism that’s as simple as possible.  And after all the unnecessary functionality has been stripped, they ended up with an affordable $99 machine that can adequately perform the job. Using a syringe-based design, the extrusion printer can build small, edible chocolate shapes that measure up to 2 x 2 x [...]

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  • Mattel Announces BOOMco Line of Foam Blasters

    Mattel Announces BOOMco Line of Foam Blasters

    It’s not that Nerf never had any competition in the foam dart battle space.  It’s just that they’ve, pretty much, dominated the niche so well that nobody else even registers on the radar.  That could change soon with Mattel’s new line of BOOMco Blasters. Rather than go head-to-head with Nerf’s huge range of ridiculously powerful foam-firing blasters, Mattel is starting out small, releasing air-powered shooters (no batteries) rigged to send foam darts flying into your target of choice.  That means, [...]

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  • Man Hands: Because Everyone Deserves A Big Hand

    Man Hands: Because Everyone Deserves A Big Hand

    Big hands are great, making it easier to hail cabs, catch balls, and slap any guy who grabs at you in a crowded bar.  Unfortunately, your hands are tiny and plastic surgery for dainty hands has not been developed yet.  In the meantime, you can enjoy some of the benefits of large paws with these oversized Man Hands. A huge pair of gloves clad in the likeness of real hands, it lets you wave at friends, cover your son’s eyes [...]

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  • boxGATE Is A Pop-Up Bar And Grill Made From Shipping Containers

    boxGATE Is A Pop-Up Bar And Grill Made From Shipping Containers

    Setting up from behind your Legacy Power Wagon isn’t a bad way to hold a tailgate party.  I have to admit, though, your party’s going to feel pretty lame when someone sets up a boxGATE just across the way. A pop-up bar and grill, it can be transported as a regular-looking shipping container measuring 8 x 20 feet — similar to what you see being hauled by trucks at the local docks.  Once it gets to the lot where you’re [...]

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  • Umbra Conceal Vertical Display Makes Your Books Float Up The Wall

    Umbra Conceal Vertical Display Makes Your Books Float Up The Wall

    Sometimes, a coffee table book is so good, it deserves more prominent placement than the good old coffee table.  Like having it mounted up a wall.  And when it comes to that, there are few wall shelving solutions we’ve seen that do it as creatively as the Umbra Conceal Vertical Display. Designed by Viktor Jondal and Miron Lior, it’s a wall-mounted shelf that makes it look like your book was floated up a wall by a powerful wizard.  Or help [...]

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  • Amazon Fire TV Is An Android-Based Set-Top Box With Faster Hardware And Smarter Software

    Amazon Fire TV Is An Android-Based Set-Top Box With Faster Hardware And Smarter Software

    Between Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV, among a host of other products, people have enough options in set-top media streamers to serve most needs and budgets.  Chances are, in fact, you already have one or more of the aforementioned big three.  Despite that, we can’t help but feel that the Amazon Fire TV, a new media streamer, can find a place in most people’s media cabinet all the same. To make its case as your living room’s streaming gadget of [...]

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  • Live Out Your Baywatch Dreams With This 14-Foot David Hasselhoff Lifeguard Figure

    Live Out Your Baywatch Dreams With This 14-Foot David Hasselhoff Lifeguard Figure

    Ever wished you could own a statue of David Hasselhoff during his Baywatch prime?  We have no idea why you’d desire something like that,  but if you do, there’s an oversized David Hasselhoff Lifeguard Figure that can help you realize it. Sporting a likeness of the Hoff’s Mitch Buchanon character in a swimming pose, the figure is perched on its stomach atop a rolling base that lets you easily push it around the house like a wheelbarrow.  You can even [...]

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  • Why Go To Space On A Rocket When You Can Do It With This Balloon For $75K

    Why Go To Space On A Rocket When You Can Do It With This Balloon For $75K

    The age of space tourism is upon us.  And while everybody else is preparing to launch their spacecrafts with rocket engines and other traditional propulsion methods, turns out someone else has another manner of high-altitude flight in mind — balloons.  Seriously, that’s exactly what World View is doing with their balloon capsule outer space rides. Granted, we have a feeling the flight mechanism behind this helium balloon spacecraft is a lot more complicated than what goes on with hot air [...]

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  • Chef’n Zipstrip Provides A Quick And Easy Way To Strip Leaves From Fresh Herbs

    Chef’n Zipstrip Provides A Quick And Easy Way To Strip Leaves From Fresh Herbs

    Your kitchen herb garden is growing along nicely, providing a fresh supply of dill, thyme, and rosemary any time you need to use their flavor in your meals.  If you’re going to use fresh herbs this much, you’re going to need a way to quickly prepare them for cooking and the Zipstrip sounds like it should be an indispensable part of your kitchen. Made by Chef’n, it’s a spoon-like tool that lets you strip herb leaves from their stems in [...]

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  • Raven MPV7100S Combines Lawn Mower, ATV, And Generator In One Machine

    Raven MPV7100S Combines Lawn Mower, ATV, And Generator In One Machine

    Ride-on mowers and ATVs share enough in common that combining them into a single machine does make some amount of sense.  Just install a blade system that you can attach and detach at will, and you’ve got yourself a ride that can clear large fields one moment and drive around farm roads the next.  That’s exactly what they did with the Raven MPV7100S, a triple-duty workhorse that plays the role of mower, utility vehicle, and even generator. Not only will [...]

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  • This Coffee Table Can Actually Turn Into A Mini-Bar

    This Coffee Table Can Actually Turn Into A Mini-Bar

    Coffee tables that double as storage cabinets are always awesome, making an already useful living room staple into something that’s even more practical.  The Hunter II Trunk Table definitely falls in that category, offering a generous amount of storage underneath its refined yet rustic facade. Armed with three deep compartments sporting individual hinged flip-up doors, it’s duly equipped to hold a wide selection of objects from remotes to magazines to chunky throw pillows.  It even comes with a removable wine [...]

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  • Fotobit Lets You Easily Build Sweet Looking Wall Mounted Photo Mosaics

    Fotobit Lets You Easily Build Sweet Looking Wall Mounted Photo Mosaics

    There’s no shortage of framing options for mounting photographs and prints up a wall.  So much so that you really have to question whether we need another.  Despite that, we can’t help but be fans of Fotobit’s expandable frame system. Sized to hold a 4 x 4 print, it makes an ideal frame for showcasing printouts of your favorite Instagram photos.  Of course, hanging a sole 4 x 4 print up an empty wall doesn’t sound like a great way [...]

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  • SkaterTrainer Turns Skateboards Into Practice Boards Really Helping You Learn New Tricks

    SkaterTrainer Turns Skateboards Into Practice Boards Really Helping You Learn New Tricks

    Learning a new skateboard trick entails a lot of trial and error, usually accompanied with a heaping of scrapes and the occasional broken bone.  That’s just how it’s always been.  But who says it has to be that way going forward?  Definitely not the guys behind SkaterTrainer. A tool that makes learning new skate tricks simpler and safer, it attaches to the board’s wheels, keeping it from moving before and after performing a trick.  Basically, it lets you practice kickflips, [...]

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  • Lucid Mirror Adds A Moving Cloudscape To Your Reflection

    Lucid Mirror Adds A Moving Cloudscape To Your Reflection

    The Lucid Mirror works like any other wall-mounted mirror, helping you see a clear reflection whenever you fix your hair, manscape your goatee, or pop your zits.   Once you activate the hidden switch, however, things take a turn for the interesting, showing a moving cloudscape scene that serves as a backdrop to any image that is reflected across the mirrored surface. Designed by Adam Frank, the moving clouds and sunbeams turn the otherwise regular mirror into a decorative wall item, [...]

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  • Halfbike Is A Mini-Trike You Ride While Standing

    Halfbike Is A Mini-Trike You Ride While Standing

    Imagine a Segway (okay, an electric Vespa Segway).  Take away the electric drivetrain, replace it with a bicycle’s gear mechanism, and make the riders stand on the integrated pedals rather than a designated footpad.  That’s exactly what they did with the Halfbike. We’re not exactly sure how to describe it.  Is it a trike with neither a seatpost nor a handlebar?  is it a manual Segway?  Is it a toddler’s bike that’s been rigged to ride full grown adults upright?  [...]

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  • Kuhn Rikon Universal Smart Lid Ensures Food Gets Proper Moisture Levels While Cooking

    Kuhn Rikon Universal Smart Lid Ensures Food Gets Proper Moisture Levels While Cooking

    Sometimes, you luck out in the kitchen.  Your pan-fried chicken ends up decked in a delicious crispy skin, all while being succulently moist when you bite in.  Most of the time,  though, that’s not the case.  The Kuhn Rikon Universal Smart Lid with Auto Release Valve can help ensure you get the good results every time. Lay this on top of the frying pan while your chicken is steeped in boiling oil and it will lock in all the moisture.  [...]

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