• Pooleaf Pen Doubles As Decorative Indoor Plant

    Pooleaf Pen Doubles As Decorative Indoor Plant

    Having a small plant in your workspace definitely livens things up, but you need that desk space for all your office supplies and the mass of cheap small toys you collect.  Plus, you’re not really all that interested in caring for a living thing while withering away in your life-sucking job — the concept is just too ironic to process.  These Pooleaf Pens should serve as a much more sensible alternative. Created by Korea’s Zeup Design Studio, they’re erstwhile regular [...]

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  • DIY Sailboat Kit: How To Impress Your Wife By Saying You Are Building A Boat From Scratch

    DIY Sailboat Kit: How To Impress Your Wife By Saying You Are Building A Boat From Scratch

    Sure, you can always just buy a little sailboat for taking with you during the summer’s weekend trips.  But why not impress the wife and kids by pretending to build one from scratch?   That’s exactly what you can do with the DIY Sailboat Kit. Made by the Balmain Boat Company, it’s a DIY sailboat kit that includes everything you need to assemble your own little sailer.  Everything is pre-cut, too, so you don’t have to do any difficult cutting work [...]

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  • Sand By Brookstone Combines Wet Sand And Play-Doh In A Magical Alchemy Of Awesomeness

    Sand By Brookstone Combines Wet Sand And Play-Doh In A Magical Alchemy Of Awesomeness

    Making stuff with sand is so much fun — when you’re on the beach.  At home, though, that thing just makes for an unsightly mess.  Bringing home buckets of sand for building sand castles in the living room is just a horrible idea.  That is, of course, before Sand by Brookstone came into existence. No, Brookstone isn’t tricking you by selling you sand they simply repackaged from the beach.  Instead, it’s sand (that, yes, may have come from the beach) [...]

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  • Perfect Pitch Golf Mat Helps Hone Your Short Game

    Perfect Pitch Golf Mat Helps Hone Your Short Game

    Looking to do some putting practice at home?  While your Modular Golf Rug Kit lets you do that, it remains doubtful whether it’s really helping you improve — in fact, you might often just end up doing the same wrong thing over and over.  The Perfect Pitch Golf Mat, on the other hand, trains you how to correctly set up a variety of short shots. Unlike typical putting mats, this doesn’t come with an integrated hole for sinking your shots [...]

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  • These Coffee Infused Socks Make Your Stinky Feet Smell Good All Day Long

    These Coffee Infused Socks Make Your Stinky Feet Smell Good All Day Long

    Feet stink.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re James Bond, Taylor Swift or Ryan Gosling — your feet are going to smell a little funky after sweating half a day inside a pair of closed shoes even with a pair of those amazing NBA Legends Socks on.  The Atlas Coffee Socks want to remedy this by absorbing all those odors off your feet and claiming them as its own. Made by Ministry of Supply, it’s, basically, an odor-absorbing pair of dress [...]

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  • Tempour Is A 4-In-1 Gadget For Wine Lovers

    Tempour Is A 4-In-1 Gadget For Wine Lovers

    People need accessories to go with their hobbies.  For drunks who subsist on a steady diet of cold beer, a Man Table with a hidden mini-fridge will likely become a beloved companion.  For fitness geeks, investing in fitness trackers and other sports gear is going to be near-irresistible.  If you’re a wine snob, there are toys for you, too, like the Vinaerator and the Corkscrew Power Tool.  Here’s one more you might like to add to the stash bag: the [...]

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  • T8 Is A Creepy Robot Tarantula With Realistic Movements You Can Actually Buy

    T8 Is A Creepy Robot Tarantula With Realistic Movements You Can Actually Buy

      Robots with locomotion based off eight-legged creatures aren’t new.  Dress that same automaton in a realistic-looking tarantula body, though, and things take a turn for what nightmares are made of.  That’s exactly what they did with the T8 Robot Tarantula. Made by Robugtix, it’s a little robot made out to look disturbingly like a real tarantula.  You know, for amusing yourself during bored Saturday nights, bonding with your kids over creepy objects, or freaking out people at the steam [...]

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  • DFP Kayak Lets You Stand And Fish Without Capsizing

    DFP Kayak Lets You Stand And Fish Without Capsizing

    Kayaks aren’t usually the type of boats you bring along when fishing or diving — while they’re great for paddling down a lake, they’re likely to capsize if you try to stand and do other things while in the water.  The DFP Kayak changes that. Short for Dive-Fish-Paddle, the DFP is a sit-on-top kayak that will maintain stability even while you stand, fish and do the Harlem Shake in the middle of the lake.  They’re calling it “the most versatile, [...]

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  • James Bond’s Lotus Esprit Submersible Going On Sale

    James Bond’s Lotus Esprit Submersible Going On Sale

    If you’re rich enough to even consider buying a personal submarine, you might as well get one originally built for an international super-spy.  We’re talking about James Bond’s submersible Lotus Esprit, from the film The Spy Who Loved Me, which is going under the hammer later this year. Developed and engineered by the British Secret Service’s Q Branch (well, actually, it’s Florida’s Perry Oceanographic), it’s a self-propelled underwater vehicle that you can take to the waters to swim with the [...]

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  • Artiphon Instrument 1 Turns Your iPhone Into A One-Man-Band

    Artiphon Instrument 1 Turns Your iPhone Into A One-Man-Band

    You make music on the iPhone like a boss.  And, as awesome as you make it sound, it’s still hard to get taken seriously when you diddle-daddle on a small display with crappy-sounding speakers pumping out your music — a serious “iPhone musician” just isn’t a thing.  Maybe the Artiphone Instrument 1 can help. A music-making accessory for the iPhone, the handset turns your humble phone into a real instrument you can play on stage without looking like you’re typing [...]

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  • Survival Reading: Eat A Bug Cookbook

    Survival Reading: Eat A Bug Cookbook

    Surviving in post-apocalypse times isn’t just about preparedness.  Your stock of Gourmet Food In A Can will run out eventually, after all.  Being ready for doomsday means being able to make do with what you can find.  And when it comes to nourishment, that often means subsisting on those pesky critters that keep surviving the worst earthly disasters.  The Eat A Bug Cookbook will help you on that end. This revised edition of the 1998 original revisits the topic, updating [...]

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  • Handibot Brings CNC Machining To Your Desktop

    Handibot Brings CNC Machining To Your Desktop

    Desktop 3D printers changed prototyping with plastics in a huge way.  And we’re guessing the Handibot Smart Power Tool can do the same for home machining projects. Made by Shop Bot Tools, it’s a portable CNC machine that you control using apps from a smartphone, tablet or PC.  No more visiting machine shops to get your tooling and machining work done — you do the work anywhere you can set up with a table and power outlets, whether it be [...]

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  • Laboratory Shot Glasses Let You Drink Like A Mad Scientist

    Laboratory Shot Glasses Let You Drink Like A Mad Scientist

      Sneaking alcohol into the house without the wife catching you is easy enough.   Drinking with your buddies in the garage and not getting caught is a little hard, though.  Well, we have an idea.  Tell the wife you’re inventing a new chemical and selling it on Kickstarter while looking the part by chugging those spirits down using these Laboratory Shot Glasses.  Yeah, that will 100% work. Designed to resemble miniature laboratory equipment, these containers let you do shots while [...]

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  • Hi-Reflective Umbrella Makes You Easy To Spot At Night

    Hi-Reflective Umbrella Makes You Easy To Spot At Night

    When it rains at night, a trusty umbrella works just as well to keep you dry.  Problem is, rain makes it doubly hard to see at night, so motorists will find it even tougher to notice when you’re crossing the street.  That won’t be the case with this Hi-Reflective Umbrella. Designed by Yee-Ling Wan, it comes with a reflective canopy that will bounce light off to make you plenty easy to spot in the middle of the night.  That way, [...]

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  • Swiss Knife Replacement: The Gerber GDC Everyday Carry Tools

    Swiss Knife Replacement: The Gerber GDC Everyday Carry Tools

    As awesome as pocket multi-tools are, many of the flip-out tools end up just downright hard to use.  Between the bulky handle and the tool’s tiny size, they just end up really tough to work with.  As an alternative, you may want to consider carrying these Gerber GDC Everyday Carry Tools instead. Instead of multi-tools, the set consists of individual mini-tools geared for specific purposes, ensuring that each one is perfectly functional.  They can be squared away in a pocket, [...]

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  • Carrera Foldable Helmet Compacts To A Third Of The Size

    Carrera Foldable Helmet Compacts To A Third Of The Size

    Granted, the Carrera Foldable Helmet is a little misleading.  Despite the name, it doesn’t really fold (not like the Proteus Helmet does), so don’t expect a helmet that you can square away in a side pocket of your backpack.  Regardless, it’s still a pretty innovative creation, stowing away in a compact size that should make storage just a little more convenient. When not in use, the helmet can be “folded” into a third of its size when fully deployed, allowing [...]

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  • Corn Twister Pulls Kernels Off Cobs In Seconds

    Corn Twister Pulls Kernels Off Cobs In Seconds

    As much as we like torturing our teeth picking corn off the cob, we really prefer  just taking a spoonful of fresh corn off a bowl and shoving them in our mouths.  Life is so much easier that way.  While shaving off kernels with your freshly-sharpened Pearce Knife or Corn Kerneler can definitely work, the Corn Twister just seems like a simpler, mess-free alternative. Made by Swiss kitchenware company Kuhn Rikon, it’s a simple bladed contraption that lets you cut kernels [...]

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  • WearIT Brings Standalone Smart Features To Sportswatches

    WearIT Brings Standalone Smart Features To Sportswatches

    While wrist-worn fitness trackers aren’t anything new, I’m guessing we’ve only barely touched the potential of that category.  The WearIT Sportswatch extends the capabilities of wearable trackers by shedding the reliance on smartphone pairing, allowing you to do everything right from the device itself. Clad in a stylish sportswatch form factor, the timepiece should look just as swell as your favorite Nike or Adidas alternative, all while packing way more features than you’ll ever get from existing offerings in the [...]

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  • littleBits Introduces Your Kids to Fun Modular Electronic Projects

    littleBits Introduces Your Kids to Fun Modular Electronic Projects

    I know plenty of parents who’d like to get their little kids interested in electronics — those engineers make serious money these days, after all.  Between the soldering, wiring and all the coding involved, though, even adults are probably going to end up more frustrated than entertained fiddling with a bunch of random electronic components.  New York-based littleBits is looking to change that by letting kids create working electronics without all the tedious work. Originally founded in 2011, the company [...]

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