• CorkNet Pot Holder Doubles As A Table Tennis Net. Wait, What?

    CorkNet Pot Holder Doubles As A Table Tennis Net. Wait, What?

    CorkNet is a pot holder designed for use in the dining table.  Lay it down, put your hot cookware straight off the stove on top, and all is well with the world.  Except, it’s also designed to turn the dining table into a ping pong table, allowing you to play a game of table tennis with the kids after dinner is over.   Whoever loses takes out the trash. Sized like a regulation table tennis net, all you have to do [...]

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  • Aquabot Turns Regular Water Bottles Into Super Soaker Guns

    Aquabot Turns Regular Water Bottles Into Super Soaker Guns

    The Aquabot is a replacement cap for wide-mouth 63mm water bottles that immediately turn them into high-powered water blasters.  That’s right.  No need to buy a Nerf Super Soaker to stage water battles – just put one of these on your Camelbak bottle and spray everyone in sight with a powerful blast of liquid. Made by California-based Lunatec, the accessory, which can shoot a water jet up to 25 feet away, makes an erstwhile standard water bottle even more useful [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Watch This Sonic Levitation Machine Float Small Items Using Focused Sound Waves

    Watch This Sonic Levitation Machine Float Small Items Using Focused Sound Waves

    As it turns out, it’s possible to levitate objects using sound. And someone made a new toy that you can put on a desk to levitate small objects using just that principle.  Called the Sonic Levitation Machine, it will magically suspend objects using nothing but sound waves.  Really. The bad news?  It needs to produce sounds that are way louder than a jet engine to create the anti-gravity effect.  The good news?  The bulk of the sound pressure will only [...]

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  • Brick-A-Pic Helps You Turn Any Photo Into A LEGO Mosaic

    Brick-A-Pic Helps You Turn Any Photo Into A LEGO Mosaic

    People have been using LEGO to create pixelated 2D artwork for years now.  So far, though, if you want to build custom mosaics, you’ll have to tap into your creativity (assuming you have some) and fashion one completely from scratch using trial and error.  Brick-A-Pic is an upcoming service looking to change that. Using a proprietary software, the service can take any image you upload and process it into a virtual mosaic using nothing but LEGO’s available colors.  You can [...]

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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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  • Vocca Adds Voice-Activation Powers To Any Existing Light Bulb

    Vocca Adds Voice-Activation Powers To Any Existing Light Bulb

    The idea behind Vocca is simple: using a smartphone to switch the lights on and off isn’t necessarily more efficient than simply getting up and flicking the switch.  Instead, its creators argue, things will be a lot simpler if you can just activate the light using straightforward voice commands. “Vocca switch light,” that’s all the system needs to hear to switch the bulb on or off in any room.  No reaching for your phone, launching an app, and digging through [...]

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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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  • Sense Sleep Monitor Will Track Not Just Sleep Patterns, But Bedroom Conditions

    Sense Sleep Monitor Will Track Not Just Sleep Patterns, But Bedroom Conditions

    Still haven’t found the sleep monitor that does exactly what you’re looking for?  Maybe you’ll like Sense, which tracks not just your sleep patterns, but the environment inside the bedroom to give you more accurate insights. It will combine sleep patterns with ambient factors like noise, light, temperature, humidity, and particles in the air to create reports that can detail how a variety of things are affecting the quality of your sleep.  Noise will be recorded, too, so you can [...]

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  • Bunch O Balloons Lets You Make 100 Water Balloons A Minute

    Bunch O Balloons Lets You Make 100 Water Balloons A Minute

    Water balloon fights always come down to who can throw the most balloons in the shortest amount of time.  In that way, the battle isn’t won in the field, but in the preparation – those long hours filling up balloon after balloon from the tap.  The Bunch O Balloon can optimize that bottleneck, claiming to fill up over 100 water balloons in just a single minute. Designed to attach to a hose, the contraption has 37 mini-tubes with a balloon [...]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Cubii Wants To Put An Elliptical Trainer Under Your Desk To Keep You Active All Day

    Cubii Wants To Put An Elliptical Trainer Under Your Desk To Keep You Active All Day

    Looking for a way to stay physically active while sitting on your favorite office chair?  While dancing on your Steelcase Gesture Chair will always achieve that (albeit, in a silly-looking way), we have a feeling you’ll find the Cubii a less-embarrassing solution. A miniature elliptical trainer, it slips right under your desk for use while sitting down.  Place your feet on the footpads then start kicking forward and back in a motion similar to a regular elliptical machine.   That’s it [...]

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  • Earin Are The World’s Tiniest Wireless Earbuds

    Earin Are The World’s Tiniest Wireless Earbuds

    Want to listen to music during a meeting but don’t want anyone to know you’re not paying attention?  When you get your own pair of Earin, that won’t be a problem. Billed as the smallest wireless earbuds in the market, the thing nearly disappears when plugged in your ear canal, making it completely inconspicuous to wear.  Seriously, unless someone stares at your ear for an extended period, we doubt anyone will notice.  Heck, even if someone stares at your ear, [...]

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  • Sentri Wants To Be Your Smart Home’s Central Hub For All Things Secure And Automated

    Sentri Wants To Be Your Smart Home’s Central Hub For All Things Secure And Automated

    Sentri is a multi-function device that brings a selection of security and automation features into your home. No separate modules with complicated individual installations — just one device that quickly injects a rich selection of smart home functions out of the box. As a standalone security device, Sentri can serve as a security camera (it comes with both HD optics and night vision, along with a mic) and a motion detector, with all feeds encrypted using 2048-bit RSA protocol. You [...]

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  • Hey Joe Coffee Mug: This Travel Mug Can Brew Its Own Coffee

    Hey Joe Coffee Mug: This Travel Mug Can Brew Its Own Coffee

    Most travel mugs do a great job of keeping your coffee at ideal temperatures. But that drink is still going to have to be brewed before you leave home — a process that can eat many precious minutes to your already hectic morning rituals. The Hey Joe Coffee Mug cuts off that requirement, letting you brew coffee right on the same mug you drink from while you drive through traffic on the way to the office. And, no, it won’t [...]

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  • TIK Just Might Be The Most Compact Way To Carry Your Keys

    TIK Just Might Be The Most Compact Way To Carry Your Keys

    Described as “the world thinnest and lightest keychain,” TIK isn’t just a clever way to bundle keys like the Orbitkey. Instead, it changes the way keys should look like, which makes for a less simple but considerably more streamlined solution. Instead of a regular key with a head, TIK uses keys with the head totally removed, allowing it to be dramatically smaller than regular keys by default. It still functions like a regular key (you insert it in the door and [...]

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