• Lomography Intros New Medium Format Belair X 6-12 Camera

    Lomography Intros New Medium Format Belair X 6-12 Camera

    Lomography has launched a new medium format film camera.  Called the Belair X 6-12, it’s billed as “a totally original medium-format” shooter that can take images in three different formats. Built with flexibility in mind, the versatile compact can shoot 6 x 12 panoramas, as well as regular 6 x 9 photos and 6 x 6 squares, saving you from having to carry multiple cameras to get your film-capturing fix.  Then again, you still shoot in film in the digital [...]

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  • FFRC Recycles Flip Flops Into This Awesome Stuff

    FFRC Recycles Flip Flops Into This Awesome Stuff

    When your flip-flops give out and die on you, the logical thing to do is throw them away.  Who wants to keep gross, old, dirty slippers around, after all?  Problem is, all that rubber will take upwards of 50 years to decompose, clogging our landfills and water systems the entire time.  To help ease that, the FlipFlop Recycling Company has gone to work collecting discarded flip-flops and turning them into collectible items. An eco-business based in Nairobi, Kenya, the outfit [...]

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  • Critical Blocks Give You Miniature Nuclear Plants, Mega Farms And More

    Critical Blocks Give You Miniature Nuclear Plants, Mega Farms And More

    Looking for a new landscape to unleash your zombie army men upon?  If you’re having a hard time finding anything beyond the standard battlefield miniatures, you’ll probably be drooling over these Critical Blocks. Created by former construction worker Maykel Roovers, it’s a set of wooden miniatures that let you recreate a few scenes beyond your standard battlefield props.  And they’re all gorgeous as heck, since the pieces were actually built as a graduation project at the Academy of Arts Arnhem. [...]

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  • Gustin Denim: Premium Selvage Jeans For $81

    Gustin Denim: Premium Selvage Jeans For $81

    Premium denim has seen a big buzz the last few years.  And we get the hype — selvage denim just wears better, feels better and looks better than your daddy’s favorite pair of Levi’s ever did.  The only problem?  They’re plenty expensive.  Gustin Denim is looking to change the game with their affordably-priced line of premium jeans. Priced starting at $81 (yep, $81 for premium selvage denim), you already know there’s no way this will be like the usual pair [...]

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  • Ninja Blocks Offer Hackable, Affordable Home Automation

    Ninja Blocks Offer Hackable, Affordable Home Automation

    Want to hook up your home to your smartphone, but don’t want to pay through the nose for a prepackaged home automation solution?  Set up your own smart home with the Ninja Blocks. A compact piece of electronic appliance that pairs with your smartphone, it’s designed for use with a host of sensors and actuators that can be set to monitor and control a variety of things around the house straight from your handset’s tiny display. Granted, it won’t be [...]

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  • PIXEL Interactive LED Art Mirror Decorates Your Wall With Pixel Art

    PIXEL Interactive LED Art Mirror Decorates Your Wall With Pixel Art

    Can’t decide what retro pixel art poster to hang on that empty space of your wall?  Hang a new one every day with the PIXEL Interactive LED Art Mirror. A LED-based electronic picture frame meant to display pixel art, the contraption can be hung up a wall just like your favorite high-art print.  Except, instead of a static pixel image that will remain the same until you’re sick of staring at it, it’s one you can update as many times [...]

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  • 3rd Gen Orange OPC: Still As Pretty, Way More Power

    3rd Gen Orange OPC: Still As Pretty, Way More Power

    Remember the OPC?  Apparently, the gorgeous music-focused PC has been successful enough to reach its third generation.  And like its predecessors, the latest Orange OPC is a sweet combo of tech and design. As before, it uses Orange Amp’s iconic form factor as the computer casing (complete with a retro wood, tolex, and basketweave cab), making the entire thing look more like a regular guitar amp than a desktop computer.  Inside, it bundles both high-end PC hardware with “studio-quality” audio [...]

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  • Reebok ATV 19+: All-Terrain Training Shoes

    Reebok ATV 19+: All-Terrain Training Shoes

    We make all-terrain trucks, all-terrain skateboards and all-terrain bikes, so why not make an all-terrain shoe when you’d rather be hiking?  That’s exactly what they did with the Reebok ATV 19+, a pair of kicks that can run through mud, snow, grass, rocks, sand and other rugged surfaces in stride. Literally creating a new footwear category all its own, the shoes feature huge lugged soles that make the entire lower half look like the bottom of a spaceship.  Yes, the [...]

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  • Caliber Collection Bracelets Are Made From Destroyed Guns

    Caliber Collection Bracelets Are Made From Destroyed Guns

    From years of watching cop shows on TV, I’ve, pretty much, concluded that police destroy all illegal guns they take off the streets during specific times of the year. I mean, that’s when TV criminals try to steal them from the police — while being transported to be destroyed. Turns out that isn’t always the case.  At least, not with the Newark Police Department, some of whose confiscated guns and bullet casings have been turned into beautiful bracelets in the [...]

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  • Omega Titanium Wallet Holds Cash And Cards Between Metal Sheets

    Omega Titanium Wallet Holds Cash And Cards Between Metal Sheets

    If you loved the William Wallet and its minimal two-metal-sheets design, you’ll probably be just as enthused about the Omega Titanium Wallet, a similarly-styled cash and card holder with a sleeker, more efficient design. Made by Fireti, it uses a pair of titanium sheets held together by EPDM rubber O-rings slotted around torx screws that protrude slightly out of the sheets.  Like the William Wallet, you hold your cash and cards sandwiched between the metal sheets, keeping them secure in [...]

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  • Federal Maple Set Puts As Much Wood As You Can On A Knife

    Federal Maple Set Puts As Much Wood As You Can On A Knife

    The idea of wooden knives is ridiculous.  Unless you only plan to use it for slicing cakes and similarly soft pastries, it just won’t work.  But what if you used wood for everything but the edges?  The result, as it turns out with Federal’s Maple Set, are functional but exceptionally gorgeous pieces of cutlery. Instead of just being decorative pieces (like the Panorama Knives), the cutting instruments are meant to be used for actual food preparation.  Not only are the [...]

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  • These Inexpensive, RC-Controlled Cleaning Robots Are Awesome

    These Inexpensive, RC-Controlled Cleaning Robots Are Awesome

    If you’re familiar with the RC scene, you probably know about Kyosho and their wide range of RC vehicles.  Turns out, scale vehicles aren’t the only thing they make with radio controls — they put them in cleaning equipment, too.  That’s exactly what they did with the Sugoi, a pair of simple RC-operated cleaning robots. Granted, these are far from the technological marvels that robots like the Roomba, the Polaris or the Windoro are.  Incapable of running in autonomous mode, [...]

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  • 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Boasts 550 Horsepower, Sharper Style

    2014 Aston Martin Rapide S Boasts 550 Horsepower, Sharper Style

    Aston Martin just lifted the veils on a car they describe as “the most powerful four-door Aston Martin to date.”  And it’s a sport version of a very familiar ride: the Aston Martin Rapide S. It’s, pretty much, the same good-looking Rapide, with some slight changes in design, a little more luxury and an upgrade in power.  The design changes are subtle — a smaller but now singular full grille, an updated rear decklid, and carbon fiber trims on the [...]

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  • Sunnyside Egg Mold Brings The Sun To Your Plate

    Sunnyside Egg Mold Brings The Sun To Your Plate

    I am a corny dude.  When I make pancakes, I serve them with the syrup drawn up into a smiley face.  When I make bacon, I stitch them together like the Epic Meal Time dudes do.  When I make waffles, I put chocolate spread in the shape of a heart.  I am a corny dude and it’s a good thing.  Want to get even cornier?  Start making your sunny side ups with the Sunnyside Egg Mold. A silicon egg shaper, [...]

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  • Chocolate Flavored Envelopes Make Mailing Jobs Delicious

    Chocolate Flavored Envelopes Make Mailing Jobs Delicious

    Licking envelopes is not something many people look forward to.  It’s bad enough doing it for the dozens of cards you send out during Christmas.  When you have to do it for a job, like when you mail out sales letters for days on end, I can only imagine the horror.  These Chocolate Flavored Envelopes should help make the work a lot more tolerable. Granted, these would have been ideal for use during the holidays when the endless amount of [...]

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  • Uuni Is A Small, Affordable Wood-Fire Pizza Oven

    Uuni Is A Small, Affordable Wood-Fire Pizza Oven

    Wood-fired ovens always make the best-tasting pizza.  Problem is, the darn things are so expensive, they’re almost limited in use either by restaurants, rich people who like to cook their own pies, or regular folks who just unwittingly racked up a seriously unwise credit card debt.  The Uuni Pizza Oven offers a reprieve from the exclusivity, bringing accessibility to the traditional cooking machine. Unlike regular wood-fired ovens, the Uuni is neither large, heavy nor expensive.  Instead, it’s small enough to [...]

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  • Indochino’s Ultimate Tech Collection Suits Are Perfect For Gadget Man On The Go

    Indochino’s Ultimate Tech Collection Suits Are Perfect For Gadget Man On The Go

    Everybody carries gadgets these days the same ways our fathers and those before them carried wallets — we just don’t leave home without them. Which is why we’re increasingly seeing gadget-friendly outfits show up.  If you’re in the market for a gadget-friendly wool suit for your day-to-day business use, Indochino’s Ultimate Tech Collection has you covered. Just like the rest of Indochino’s suits, you can customize the suits directly online, from size to style to extra features (like 40-character monogramming [...]

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  • Bear Star Lets You Hang And Hide Your Bear Bag Like A Ninja

    Bear Star Lets You Hang And Hide Your Bear Bag Like A Ninja

    When camping, it’s not uncommon for experienced outdoorsmen to make arrangements to outsmart hungry bears — often, by keeping all their food inside a bag (or a BearVault) and hanging it way up in a high branch of a tall tree.  And you should be doing the same.  The Bear Star is intended to make the process of getting your bear bag up in the air an easier affair. A line-throwing tool, it saves you from the usual hassle of [...]

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  • Cap Zappa: Open Bottle, Shoot Enemies, Drink Beer

    Cap Zappa: Open Bottle, Shoot Enemies, Drink Beer

    From now on, bottle openers are no longer cool.  Your bottle opener barely dents the cap?  Still not cool.  It’s on a pair of flip-flops? Still not cool.  It collects the caps so you can use it for currency in the event of a Fallout-style apocalypse?  Meh.  From this day forward, my unopened bottles of beer belong exclusively to the Cap Zappa. Like every bottle opener, you can use it to crank that round cap off the mouth of any [...]

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  • Philips Wake-Up Light Creates Artificial Morning Sunlight

    Philips Wake-Up Light Creates Artificial Morning Sunlight

    You can’t wake up in the morning without the sun shining on your face.  Problem is, you just moved back to your mom’s basement after getting laid off and getting thrown out by your girlfriend and all your friends forsaking you because you drink all their beers.  And the sun does not shine in that basement.  What to do?  Maybe beg the parents (“Because, mom, how can I get a job if I can’t get up from bed?”) to buy [...]

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  • Qubis Haus Is A Double-Duty Coffee Table And Dollhouse

    Qubis Haus Is A Double-Duty Coffee Table And Dollhouse

    Your kids already turn the living room coffee table into their play area.  Might as well get a coffee table designed to double as a real doll house/multi-level dungeon fortress.  That will be the Qubis Haus. Created by Amy Whitworth Design, it’s a wooden coffee table that’s styled as a multi-level dollhouse for kids to play in.  While it looks just like a fancy, artsy living room furniture at first glance, it’s actually been designed to facilitate play with a [...]

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  • Star-Spangled Spatula: Cook Like A Patriot

    Star-Spangled Spatula: Cook Like A Patriot

    Who says you can’t celebrate patriotism in the kitchen?  The next time you throw down to make some good ol’ Murican breakfast of bacon, eggs and hash browns, cook it with the Star-Spangled Spatula. Hand-fabricated by old-school (as in, from the 1800s) cutlery manufacturers Lamson and Goodnow, the Jacob-Riley Wasserman design features a likeness of the American flag perforated onto the blade.  That way, you can toss and turn your porkchops like a real patriot — the way your great [...]

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  • Trophy Bicycle Holders Add Style To Your Bike Storage

    Trophy Bicycle Holders Add Style To Your Bike Storage

    In the market for bike racks to hang your pedaled rides up in the living room?  If those industrial-looking mounts don’t look very appealing for that area of the house, maybe you’ll find some appeal in these Trophy Bicycle Holders. Made by Outline Works Ltd, they’re, basically, bicycle mounting hardware clad in the outlines of erstwhile trophy heads.  That means, they’re bound to find a fitting home in your wall right next to trophies of various beasts of prey.  Or [...]

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  • Ford Atlas Concept: This Is One Nice Looking F-150

    Ford Atlas Concept: This Is One Nice Looking F-150

    Thinking of getting an F-150 in 2015?  Well, here’s a preview of what you’re probably going to get: the Ford Atlas Concept. Announced at last week’s Detroit Auto Show, it’s, literally, the truck that stole the show away from GM’s Silverado and Sierra reveals.  As has been the norm with F-150s, it’s big, brutish and downright angry-looking — just the way pickup trucks are meant to be. While the Ford Atlas Concept is, technically, a concept vehicle, it’s likely to [...]

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  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Thinnest, Lightest And Waterproof

    Sony Xperia Tablet Z: Thinnest, Lightest And Waterproof

    Android tablets aren’t really interesting news these days, with the market starting to flood with everything from budget Chinese releases to high-end hardware feasts.  We’ll make a brief exception for the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, which packs some of the more impressive hardware features we’ve seen in the current crop of Jelly Bean releases. Announced in Japan, it’s a 10.1-inch tablet running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, touting a similar design language to Sony’s CES smartphone reveals.  It’s got angled corners, [...]

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  • All The Cool Bikes From NY International Motorcycle Show

    All The Cool Bikes From NY International Motorcycle Show

    I am still recovering from cold and missed first 2 days of the 2013 International motorcycle show. But I wasn’t gonna miss the last day also. So hopped up on vitamins and herbal tea, today’s plan was just to get to Javitz Center in NYC, take a few photos and get out before I pass out with exhaustion (and be home before the AFC championship game starts).  I totally under estimated the crowd factor though. Javitz Convention Center was packed! [...]

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  • Quirky Glide Knife Cleaner Is A Neat Little Kitchen Tool

    Quirky Glide Knife Cleaner Is A Neat Little Kitchen Tool

    Sometimes, a product comes along that’s so clever but so unnecessary that you’re not really sure what to do with it.  That’s how I genuinely feel about the Quirky Glide. It’s, basically, a clip-on squeegee that you attach at the back end of a knife’s blade so you can slide down all the leftovers sticking to the blade after you slice and dice your way through ingredients for tonight’s dinner.  That way, you don’t have to use your bare fingers, [...]

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