• These Clever Powerlace Shoes Can Tie Its Own Laces Without Motors Or Batteries

    These Clever Powerlace Shoes Can Tie Its Own Laces Without Motors Or Batteries

    To be honest, I never really cared if we ever get the self-lacing shoes Marty McFly rocked in Back to the Future (even though Nike promised it for next year) – I always considered the feature a novelty, at best.  Seeing these Powerlace Auto-Lacing Sneakers, however, made me want to change my mind.  The whole thing just seems so convenient. Rather than require batteries like we always imagined self-lacing footwear will do, this one relies on a clever mechanical system […]

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  • Point Is A Home Monitoring Device That Puts Privacy At A Premium

    Point Is A Home Monitoring Device That Puts Privacy At A Premium

    A surveillance camera is, pretty much, the heart and soul of most home security devices, allowing us to see what’s going on inside the house even when we’re away.  Problem is, that means a live feed of your house is now available 24/7 on the internet, leaving it susceptible to hackers and other malicious parties.  That’s why Form Devices created Point, a new home monitoring device that protects your home without a camera in tow. Described as “a softer take […]

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  • A Beehive-Inspired Design Allows This Hardware-Free Ruche Shelf To Support Up To 176 Pounds Of Gear

    A Beehive-Inspired Design Allows This Hardware-Free Ruche Shelf To Support Up To 176 Pounds Of Gear

    Flat pack furniture that assembles without tools is the ultimate in convenience.  Not only is it easy to transport, it’s easy to put together and, when needed, easy to collapse for putting away without using too much storage space.  The flat-packing, no-tools assembling Ruche doesn’t just give you all that, it’s a heck of a stylish-looking shelving storage, too. Described as an “eco-sustainable shelving unit with a strong geometric structure,” the Ruche uses a hexagon shape with a design that’s […]

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  • This Expandable FUGU Suitcase Can Go From Carry-On Size To Maximum Check-In Size At The Push Of A Button

    This Expandable FUGU Suitcase Can Go From Carry-On Size To Maximum Check-In Size At The Push Of A Button

    Luggage isn’t the kind of thing we typically see plenty of innovations on.  In the rare cases that we do, it’s usually minor stuff like adding a laptop stand here, a scooter there, or a modular system for more easily cramming into tight compartments.  This FUGU Luggage changes that, reinventing the travel essential into a whole other type of bag we’ve never seen before. Need a small carry-on for a short trip?  FUGU can play the part.  How about a […]

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  • Replace All Your Candles With Playbulb

    Replace All Your Candles With Playbulb

    Candles are great for setting the mood in a room.  Like everything else we’ve been using for a long time, though, it’s terribly inefficient.  With the advent of modern smart lighting, it’s high time we get a suitable replacement for the old ball of wax with a wick in the middle.  That’s exactly what Playbulb represents. Made by Mipow, it’s a small LED-based lamp in the shape reminiscent of a tealight holder.  That way, it still looks like a candle, […]

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  • Mighty Mug Eliminates Coffee Spills Forever

    Mighty Mug Eliminates Coffee Spills Forever

    Sometimes, we act clumsy and we make a mess.  It happens and it’s our fault.  Then, again, maybe we should blame bad design.  You know, like, why the heck isn’t my Starbucks Tumbler designed to stay on its feet when I bump into it?  Well, someone thought that way about coffee mugs and sought out to build one that will stay standing even in your clumsiest moments: the Mighty Mug. A mug that can’t be knocked over, it eliminates spills […]

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  • Seatylock Bike Saddle Also Doubles As A Bike Lock

    Seatylock Bike Saddle Also Doubles As A Bike Lock

    Riding a bicycle to work is awesome.  Getting to the office and realizing you forgot to bring the bike lock?  Not so much.  Maybe it’s time you got a bike lock that’s impossible to leave at home.  That’s exactly what the Seatylock is. A bicycle saddle that’s also a bike lock, it’s the perfect way to never forget your bike lock again.  After all, you can’t possibly leave the saddle at home unless you intentionally want the seat post to […]

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  • Instagate Crams An Entire Tailgate Party In A Single 3x2x2-Foot Box

    Instagate Crams An Entire Tailgate Party In A Single 3x2x2-Foot Box

    Tailgating is fun.  Packing all the gear you need and transporting it in your little Volkswagen Beetle to the stadium parking lot, however, isn’t.  The Instagate is an all-in-one solution that bundles all the tools you need for a successful tailgate party in a single box.  Really. Forget trying to cram a table, a grill, and a cooler in the tiny boot of your compact sedan.  Just pick up one or two of these 60-quart cooler-sized boxes and you’ve got […]

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  • Less Mess Placemat Sticks To Table So Children Can’t Knock Over Their Plates

    Less Mess Placemat Sticks To Table So Children Can’t Knock Over Their Plates

    While the Less Mess Happy Mat won’t exactly eliminate the catastrophic mess that inevitably comes when you allow little children to handle their own utensils in the dining table, it can definitely prevent some of it from happening.  Emphasis on “some of it.”  And, yes, that’s good enough. Overturned trays?  Not happening.  Pancake plates dragged towards the floor?  Not with this thing.  Knocked down glass of juice?  Well, yes.  Hey, we said “some of it.” Designed by Lindsey Laurin, the […]

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  • 4SeTV Tuner Lets You Watch Four Shows On One TV At The Same Time

    4SeTV Tuner Lets You Watch Four Shows On One TV At The Same Time

    Sports are among the few TV programs where you can turn off the sound and still enjoy every minute of the show.  That’s why the 4SeTV, a tuner that can show four channels on your TV at the same time, is being marketed primarily towards sports fans. That’s right, four live shows on one screen.  No more flipping the channels to keep up with the PGA Tour, the NBA, the NFL, and whatever other game is being broadcast (like chessboxing […]

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  • 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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