• Axe Baseball Bat Handle Redesign Leads To More Power, Less Injuries

    Axe Baseball Bat Handle Redesign Leads To More Power, Less Injuries

    Combining an axe and a baseball bat for the heck of it isn’t that far out.  For one, they’re both hand tools that you swing to hit objects with.  The Axe Bat, however, combines the two for a more practical reason: giving the baseball bat an axe handle actually makes it more efficient to use. At least, that’s the claim behind the new bat design, which its creators posit, can deliver more power, enhance grip stability, and create additional rotational [...]

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  • ButterUp: Is This The Best Butter Knife Redesign Ever?

    ButterUp: Is This The Best Butter Knife Redesign Ever?

    A self-heating butter knife is great, since it will melt the butter all on its own, making it easy to spread on your slice of bread every morning.  If using power to lather your breakfast in butter sounds overkill, however, you might want to turn your attention to the ButterUp instead. Designed by Sacha Pantschenko, Norman Oliveria, and Craig Andrews, it’s a clever redesign of the classic butter knife.  While it looks like a regular butter knife at first glance, [...]

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  • Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster: This 2,163cc Motorcycle Is Dripping In Machismo

    Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster: This 2,163cc Motorcycle Is Dripping In Machismo

    Some motorcycles are so pretty, they make you grunt in admiration on sight.  Others look so out of this world, you find yourself unable to peel your eyes away.  The Confederate X132 Hellcat Speedster, on the other hand, is so macho, your body’s testosterone production will get jacked up any time you’re around it.  Seriously, it’s better than TRT. This newest model is based on last year’s X132 Hellcat, but comes with a body that’s been restyled and reworked by [...]

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  • LightMode Turns Motorcycle Helmets Into Futuristic-Looking Light-Up Headwear

    LightMode Turns Motorcycle Helmets Into Futuristic-Looking Light-Up Headwear

    While LightMode was created for the purpose of increasing a motorcycle rider’s visibility during nighttime, we want it for a different reason.  Honestly, it looks like a super-simple way to turn an erstwhile boring motorcycle helmet into a light-filled futuristic headwear fit for a high-tech dystopian future.  It’s awesome. A permanent helmet modification, it can adorn your high-tech Skully P1 Motorcycle Helmet with electroluminescent (EL) strips to keep you easy to spot at night.  Even better, you can install the [...]

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  • Windcatcher Air Pakk: This Bag Inflates Into A Travel Pillow Once Opened

    Windcatcher Air Pakk: This Bag Inflates Into A Travel Pillow Once Opened

    If you’ve ever walked around with a backpack all day, chances are, you’ve used it as a makeshift pillow for a quick nap at least once.   And we’re guessing it was one of the most uncomfortable pillows you’ve ever laid your head on.  That wouldn’t have been the case if you were carrying your gear on a Windcatcher Air Pakk. Created by the same dude who made that Windcatcher inflatable bed from last year, the backpack comes with self-inflating padding [...]

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  • Confluence Tray Might Just Be The Most Mesmerizing Way To Serve Tea

    Confluence Tray Might Just Be The Most Mesmerizing Way To Serve Tea

    Confluence is either the product of someone deciding to make a tea tray that looks like the topographic view of a gorge or a genius decision to market a 3D battlefield diorama set in a canyon as a tea tray.  Either way, it looks amazing. Like a canyon, the tray comes with raised surfaces and deep ravines, all marked by lines that make for a mesmerizing sight to behold.  Creator Artnomos, a Hong Kong-based design team, describes it as “undulating” [...]

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  • The Sofista Couch Can Transform Into A Three-Piece Living Room Set

    The Sofista Couch Can Transform Into A Three-Piece Living Room Set

    Created for small homes, the Sofista can transform from a three-person sofa to a three-piece living room set any time you need extra seating for guests.  Even better, it uses no complex mechanism to perform the transformation – just pull out each of the individual armrests and out comes two extra pieces of furnishing to complete your living room.  No parts to swap and no modules to fold whatsoever. Designed by Fabrizio Simonetti for Formabilio, it appears like an odd-looking [...]

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  • Modbook Pro X Turns Your Retina MacBook Pro Into A Fully-Functional Tablet Convertible

    Modbook Pro X Turns Your Retina MacBook Pro Into A Fully-Functional Tablet Convertible

    Ever wondered what a Retina MacBook Pro will look like when converted to a tablet?  Turns out it’s going to be awesome.  Even better, you can have your existing unit turned into one with the Modbook Pro X. The outfit, which calls itself Modbook, will take any late 2013 or newer Retina Macbook Pro and convert it into a functional OS X tablet.  Even better, they’re adding a digitizer pen into the assembly, allowing you to fine tune sketches, diagrams, [...]

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  • These Bandbox Bike Helmets Come Disguised As Stylish Hats

    These Bandbox Bike Helmets Come Disguised As Stylish Hats

    Wearing a bike helmet can help keep you safe during everyday commute.  If you prefer accessorizing with a hat than a sporty vented helmet, though, you might want to look at Bandbox and their ever-growing collection of bike helmets. Designed to encourage cyclists to wear their helmets more frequently, the protective headgear is cleverly hidden underneath a selection of traditional hats.  Want to wear a wood felt fedora?  They got one.  How about a cowboy hat?  Yee-haw, they got that, [...]

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  • Victorinox SwissCard Lite Puts A Pocket Multi-Tool In Your Wallet

    Victorinox SwissCard Lite Puts A Pocket Multi-Tool In Your Wallet

    With smartphones and other gadgets now taking up the bulk of room in our pockets, few people have the space to carry a conventional Swiss Army Knife around.  If you still feel the need to keep a set of miniature tools on hand, however, your wallet remains a viable option for storage.  And that’s exactly where you can keep the Victorinox Swisscard Lite. Sized like a credit card, it consists of a plastic container holding a selection of miniature tools [...]

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  • Napwrap Helps You Maintain Good Posture While Napping On A Seat

    Napwrap Helps You Maintain Good Posture While Napping On A Seat

    We’ve seen plenty of products designed to keep people comfortable while they catch a nap during trips, with solutions that range from strapping the person to their chair to supporting their heads with a goofy-looking brace.  The Napwrap is a new offering that keeps thing a lot simpler, using a single strap whose sole purpose is to support the user’s arms. Why the arms?  Apparently, the position of the arms has a significant bearing on a person’s ability to take [...]

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  • Smash Coffee Cup Can Collapse Into A Flat Pile That Fits In Your Pocket

    Smash Coffee Cup Can Collapse Into A Flat Pile That Fits In Your Pocket

    Travel mugs are great, letting you enjoy a hot cup of coffee from home while you go about your business on the road.  It’s convenient.  Only problem is, when you’re done drinking that coffee, you’re still stuck having to carry the same mug throughout the rest of the day.  And that’s not convenient.  The Smash Cup solves this problem with a collapsible design that lets you slip it in your pocket once you’re finished with the drink. While you can, [...]

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  • Field Synthetic Grass Hammock Is Mostly Maintenance Free

    Field Synthetic Grass Hammock Is Mostly Maintenance Free

    The Field Hammock is what would happen if you sliced a rectangular bed of grass from the ground and hung both of its ends on a tree.  You can lie down on it and swing suspended from the ground like a regular hanging bed, rocking gently left and right as you lull yourself into rest.  If we lived in a cartoon world where the laws of physics worked in hilarious ways, that is. Since we don’t, it’s just a clever [...]

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  • How Does Stacking Layers Of Glass And Wood End Up Turning Into This Gorgeous Abyss Table?

    How Does Stacking Layers Of Glass And Wood End Up Turning Into This Gorgeous Abyss Table?

    At first glance, the Abyss Table looks like a fancy aquarium coffee table.  Like someone took a large rock and turned it into a tank where fish can swim around.  But it isn’t.  In fact, there’s not even any water on the darn thing. And there aren’t any rocks either. Instead, it employs a carefully-layered series of wood and glass that creates an illusory effect of a body of water entrenched on a large boulder’s body.  It’s a mesmerizing sight, [...]

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  • This Coffee Table Wrap Makes Any Box Look Like A Miniature Shipping Container

    This Coffee Table Wrap Makes Any Box Look Like A Miniature Shipping Container

    Using random boxes as a makeshift coffee table around the house isn’t new.  If you’d rather dress it up a bit to bring an industrial furniture aesthetic to the digs, this Intermodal Coffee Table Wrap looks just like the thing to pull it off. Do note: you’re not getting an actual table done up to look like a compact shipping container.  Instead, it’s an adhesive wrap that you slap onto the walls of any box to turn it into one. [...]

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  • Leather Bat Bow Tie Or A Hair Accessory, It’s Cool Either Way

    Leather Bat Bow Tie Or A Hair Accessory, It’s Cool Either Way

    Granted, these Bat Bows were intended to be worn as a hair accessory for women.  But they look so perfect as a Batman-inspired bow tie that we can’t help but imagine putting it on to adorn a formal tux, too.  Like you’re Bruce Wayne dropping subtle hints about your secret identity. We don’t know that many ladies who will actually be caught dead accessorizing in Batman merchandise, but for those that will, these look glorious.  It’s, like, instant-Batgirl without the [...]

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  • Moment Wraparound Smartwatch Is So Pretty Even Fashionistas Might Like It

    Moment Wraparound Smartwatch Is So Pretty Even Fashionistas Might Like It

    When you look at it, the Moment looks more like a clasp than a smartwatch.  And that’s a good thing.  While it looks just as geeky as the geekiest smartwatch out there when it lights up (seriously, it looks like a shackle from a space soldier of some sort), it really does blend in really well with both male and female outfits the rest of the time. Rather than put all the electronics on a watch case and hook on [...]

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  • These Tables From Greg Klassen’s River Collection Look Like Intricate Topographic Maps

    These Tables From Greg Klassen’s River Collection Look Like Intricate Topographic Maps

    We don’t know whether to classify the tables from Greg Klassen’s River Collection as furniture or sculptures.  On the one hand, they’re functional tables you can use for a variety of functions around the house.  On the other, they’re so beautifully crafted that your heart will probably break if you spill spaghetti sauce all over it or accidentally scratch the glass portion while moving the home theater equipment you set up on the tabletop.  Ouch. The idea is simple: Greg [...]

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  • Tool Pen Screwdriver Changes Bits Like Pop-A-Point Pencils From Elementary School

    Tool Pen Screwdriver Changes Bits Like Pop-A-Point Pencils From Elementary School

    Somehow, I never saw the design of pop-a-point pencils (you should remember them from grade school) ever being used to make a screwdriver with interchangeable bits.  But someone did.  And it works so much better than I ever would have expected.  Called the Tool Pen, it’s the portable, multi-bit screwdriver you’ll actually want to carry around. Made by Taiwan-based Mininch, the tool is, literally, a pop-a-point screwdriver.  Just like the pencil counterpart, it comes with multiple bits stacked inside the [...]

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