• OTTO Camera Can Automatically Record Animated GIFs — No Editing Necessary

    OTTO Camera Can Automatically Record Animated GIFs — No Editing Necessary

    We’re not sure how much better it is to use OTTO compared to simply using various camera apps on your smartphone, but we have to admit: this thing is fun. With the ability to shoot scenes directly into animated GIFs, among other things, it brings a fresh approach to dedicated cameras that makes for an entirely unique experience. Made by California-based Next Thing Co., the digital camera (which looks like a plastic analog camera, complete with an optical viewfinder) features [...]

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  • Cubic Rubber Band: Yes, It Exists

    Cubic Rubber Band: Yes, It Exists

    Rubber bands work well enough for holding rolled up piles of paper, bundling pens, and shooting straight out of rubber band machine guns. And when something works that well, few people find the need to change them. But there will still be those few people. One of those people, apparently, just designed these Cubic Rubber Bands. Created by Japanese design studio Nendo, it turns the normally two-dimensional rubber band into a three-dimensional object. Seriously. Not only does it have full [...]

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  • Giphoscope Turns Animated GIFs Into Standing Hand-Cranked Flipbooks

    Giphoscope Turns Animated GIFs Into Standing Hand-Cranked Flipbooks

    We’re very excited about GIFpop and their upcoming service that turns animated GIFs into affordable lenticular cards, giving folks an affordable way to enjoy their favorite Tumblr fascinations without a single electronic gadget in sight.  But what if there’s a special GIF that you’d like decked in a classier physical form?  Well, that would be Giphoscope. Made by Italian designers Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali, it’s an analog GIF player that uses flipping cards to play the animation frame by [...]

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  • Gifpop Turns Animated GIFs Into Real-World Holographic Cards

    Gifpop Turns Animated GIFs Into Real-World Holographic Cards

    Those lenticular holographic prints have long been parts of many people’s childhoods.  As you pack on the years, though, you kind of just outgrow the novelty.  But those funny, funny GIFs — everybody short of people who get seizures every time they visit Tumblr still loves them.  So why not put your favorite animated GIFs into lenticular cards for real-world lulz?  That’s the premise behind Gifpop. Founded by Sha Hwang and Rachel Binx, the company will simply take animated GIFs [...]

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  • Electric Piano Gloves Let You Play Keyboards On Tabletops

    Electric Piano Gloves Let You Play Keyboards On Tabletops

    Want to kill some time playing music without an actual instrument in tow?  Now you can with the Electric Piano Gloves, hand wear that lets you magically “turn any surface into a piano.” Sold by novelty gadget purveyor Brando, the gloves come with built-in electronic components that play single notes every time one of your fingers hit a surface.  Each tip of the gloves pipes a different note when activated, so you can play a decent range of songs with [...]

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  • Refrigerator Upgrade Magnet Makes Your Crappy Fridge Look High-End

    Refrigerator Upgrade Magnet Makes Your Crappy Fridge Look High-End

    Want a fancy new fridge to impress the holiday guests, but can’t afford new appliances yet?  Fake it till you make it with the Refrigerator Upgrade Magnet, which adds a realistic looking super icebox dispenser right on the door. When we say “super,” we mean “super.”  Not only can you draw ice and water from it, there are also buttons for beer, coffee, frozen yogurt, french fries, nacho cheese, gravy and chicken wings, putting all other fridge door dispensers to [...]

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  • True Mirror Shows Your Reflection Unreversed

    True Mirror Shows Your Reflection Unreversed

    Sick and tired of mirrors showing your reflection in reverse?  Finally see yourself as others do with the True Mirror, a trick mirror that shows your reflection without making your right hand look like your left. Obviously, this isn’t anything new.  In fact, the design was first patented in 1887 and was probably put to good use by your ancestors back when they worked at the circus as bearded ladies, cannibal men and unicycling clowns (now you know why you’re [...]

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  • Eco-Blast Refillable Air Horn Lets You Annoy People For Years

    Eco-Blast Refillable Air Horn Lets You Annoy People For Years

    You love loud noises, but have sworn off air horns because you’re not into the wasteful nature of throwaway cans of gas.  Hold your eco-friendly head up high because you can now enjoy noise pollution without the guilt.  Presenting, the Eco-Blast Refillable Air Horn. Instead of disposable canisters, this “greener” solution lets you replenish it by simply filling it with air once it’s run out of blowing power.  Just pull out the air pump (it comes bundled with a hand [...]

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  • A 36-Shot Glass Bandolier For Drunken Commandos

    A 36-Shot Glass Bandolier For Drunken Commandos

    Bandoliers that hold beverages for drunks are nothing new.  The 36-Shot Glass Bandolier, though, lets you keep an entire liter of alcohol within your person, spread out over 36 1-oz shot glasses. Styled like the classic cartridge belts worn by commandos in the jungle, the accessory features two crossing shoulder straps and a belt.  Wear a loose jacket and this thing will likely go unnoticed, allowing you to partake in the joys of alcohol poisoning without anyone giving you their [...]

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  • Spink Keeps You From Knocking Over Your Drinks

    Spink Keeps You From Knocking Over Your Drinks

    Are you clumsy and ppill your drinks often? Sure, you can work on your coordination, but imagine how many more drinks you’ll knock over on the table and spill right on your computer before you get around to steering clear off the coffee cup while you’re dancing to Kanye West’s  song.  Here’s your salvation: the Spink, short for “never SPill another drINK.” Created by Dream Farm, the thingamajig affixes to your desk via suction cup as soon as you push [...]

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  • Rubber Bandit Pen Turns Your Writing Instrument Into A Projectile Launcher

    Rubber Bandit Pen Turns Your Writing Instrument Into A Projectile Launcher

    Shooting rubber bands never went out of style.  It just went underground and stuck with the cool kids.  At least, that’s the story you’ll be telling yourself to justify your purchase of the Rubber Bandit Pen, an erstwhile writing instrument that doubles as a rubber band shooter. Perfect for 40-year old project managers who never quite grew up, the pen comes with strategically-placed notches on either end, allowing you to arm it with a stretched rubber band.  When ready to [...]

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  • Evil Fortune Cookies Offer Bleak Insights, Sad Prophecies

    Evil Fortune Cookies Offer Bleak Insights, Sad Prophecies

    Fortune cookies are great for drama.  That’s why they’ve been used in countless references for various purposes in both TV and film, from delivering a profound message that changes the protagonist’s life to playing practical jokes.  The Cookie Misfortune Evil Fortune Cookie is the same, except it does away with pearls of wisdom, choosing to advise you of your bleak, unhappy future instead. Banal platitudes and hopeful encouragements are nice.  The average person’s waking hours aren’t really filled with them, [...]

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  • Frame Napkin Turns Messy Eaters Into Artists

    Frame Napkin Turns Messy Eaters Into Artists

    Can’t tell the difference between abstract art and splattered ketchup?  Neither can I.  Next time you’re looking for a piece to hang in the wall, don’t bother dropping in at the gallery.  Just use the Frame Napkin while you eat something messy and display it in the living room when you’re done. There’s nothing especially artful about it.  It’s just a regular table napkin with a silkscreened print of a fancy painting frame along the border.   You use it like [...]

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  • Bring Your Own Burt Reynolds: John, The Inflatable Dad

    Bring Your Own Burt Reynolds: John, The Inflatable Dad

    Want to hang out with Burt Reynolds and his iconic ‘stache?  Well, you can’t.  Only VIPs get to hang out with that legend of a facial hair and we heard you’re just a peg below the Jersey Shore case in terms of celebrity.  What’s a fan to do? Get the next best thing, of course.  Meet John, an inflatable doll that can easily double as everyone’s favorite mustachioed actor. What do you mean hanging out with a blow-up doll ain’t [...]

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  • Bobble Brush Turns Your Toothbrush Into A Wobbling Spectacle

    Bobble Brush Turns Your Toothbrush Into A Wobbling Spectacle

    Need more ways to amuse yourself in the bathroom?  Try the Bobble Brush, a toothbrush holder that makes your teeth-cleaning implement…ummm…dance. Why make a piece of toiletry sway like a drunk guy falling over?  Because things that move are always more fun than those that remain stationary.  Also, it decreases the possibility that your toothbrush will fall to the bathroom floor when you accidentally knock it, with most bumps likely just causing it to commence with the dizzying wobble. The [...]

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  • Chalk Talk Mug Doubles As Canvas For Your Thoughts

    Chalk Talk Mug Doubles As Canvas For Your Thoughts

    Coffee mugs with a cute graphic or a funny slogan is fine.  After a couple of weeks with the same joke, though, it just sounds trite.  End the tyranny of tired comedy with the Chalk Talk Mug, a blank drinking vessel that also doubles as a functional chalkboard.  That way, you can write “My Boss Is Satan” one minute and change it to “My Boss Is #1″ right before the staff meeting. Yes, it’s your personal graffiti canvas in the [...]

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  • Because Real Life Is Just Like Facebook: Like & Dislike Rubber Stamps

    Because Real Life Is Just Like Facebook: Like & Dislike Rubber Stamps

    Wish the real world were as fun as Facebook? Bring your life closer to Zuckerberg’s universe with the Like & Dislike Rubber Stamp, so you can, you know, mark anything you want as a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down. Of course, Facebook doesn’t have a Dislike button, so it’s not entirely like Facebook.  But how can you Like something without Disliking others?  That’s ridiculous.  Maybe even Facebook will get the hint. The Like & Dislike stamps feature a 6.4 x 2.4 [...]

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  • Emergency Toilet Paper Roll Saves You From Restroom Disasters

    Emergency Toilet Paper Roll Saves You From Restroom Disasters

    Emergency – you never know when it happens. That’s why all restrooms need to be equipped with an Emergency Toilet Roll, a clean roll of two-ply toilet paper for those unfortunate situations when the standard supply runs out. From forgetting to refill the dispenser to your brother using up every last bit, there are dozens of potential reasons for running out of clean toilet paper. No matter how valid the cause, it doesn’t matter. You’re sitting in a bowl with [...]

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  • Origami Napkins Bring Papercraft To The Dinner Table

    Origami Napkins Bring Papercraft To The Dinner Table

    Dinner parties can tend to be stuffy, rather awkward affairs. Loosen it up by treating your guests to a side order of Origami Napkins, erstwhile regular table napkins printed with folding instructions, so you can turn them into paper art. Sure, it’s childish to play with your napkins. When you’re boring everyone with your colorless conversation materials, however, it just might be the thing that keeps your guests glued to their seats. That and good alcohol. Give me some tasty [...]

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  • Japanese Replica Taxi Meter Turns You Car Into An Expensive Cab

    Japanese Replica Taxi Meter Turns You Car Into An Expensive Cab

    I have no problem giving friends a ride, but I wouldn’t mind getting paid for my troubles. That’s where the Japanese Replica Taxi Meter can come in. Running a taxi service without a franchise is probably illegal, but being an outlaw has always been more fun. Plop this thing on your dashboard and begin ferrying passengers around. If anyone asks why your meter is in Japanese, tell them it’s actually Chinese, because the cab company is from Chinatown. All those [...]

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  • Toothpaste Squeezer Leaves No Paste Behind

    Toothpaste Squeezer Leaves No Paste Behind

    Wasting stuff specially in these times is just plain stupid. Why throw away a tube of toothpaste when squeezing every last jizz can net you at least a day’s worth of tooth decay protection? Because getting those last shards of paste is damn hard, that’s why. That is, until you equip your bathroom with the Toothpaste Squeezer, a roller-style wall-mounted tool that performs the obsessive-compulsive deed like no other. Designed for mounting on your bathroom mirror, you simply plug the [...]

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  • The First Rule Of Fight Club Soap: Always Take A Bath Because You Stink

    The First Rule Of Fight Club Soap: Always Take A Bath Because You Stink

    Human fat in a bar.  If you saw Fight Club, you know exactly what that is – luxury soap that Tyler Durden manufactures from human fat stolen out of liposuction dumps.  If you ever fancied organizing your own little club of grown men beating each other senseless for shits and giggles, we recommend cleaning the blood off your faces with the Fight Club Soap, which looks exactly like the prop they used on the iconic movie poster. The bubbling body [...]

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  • Color-Changing Ice Cube Turns Your Drinks Into A Light Show

    Color-Changing Ice Cube Turns Your Drinks Into A Light Show

    What’s better than a stiff drink on the rocks at the end of a long day?  A glass of anything that dizzies you up with color, that’s what.  Even a glass of water filled with these Color-Changing Lite Cubes will probably be enough to give you a buzz. Ice cubes with light – how did they do that?  Well, they didn’t really.  Instead of actual ice, these “sparkling” boxes are actually freeze gels, which absorb the cold temperature when you [...]

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