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October 28, 2007 - November 3, 2007 Archives

  • November 2, 2007
    Pimpstar has had their static image LED rims out for over a year now, and now LED Wheels is stepping it up a notch with a line of full motion LED rims, because, well, because. Enter LED Wheels, a company that envisions a world with flashing graphics, customized designs and eve... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2007
    The picture above is a diagram from an Arizona man's US Patent application showing his taser-proof clothing. Or if you want to get technical it's the patent for an "energy weapon protection device". It's basically conductive and non-conductive material in layers that prevent an... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2007
    The picture says it all folks, "Amazing". Batter Blaster is aerosol pancake/waffle mix that you squirt directly from the can onto the griddle. You'll have hot and fluffy-ass pancakes lickity split, without the annoyance of having to add water to a dry mix and stirring. Leave... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2007
    Charcle is a Korean charcoal based toothpaste. It is black, looks like sludge, and probably doesn't taste like licorice. A DesignNotes tester had the following to say about the product: This morning I tried it for the first time, the experience ended up being less pleasant t... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2007
    It's a glorified kegerator, but damn does it look fine. The HomePub Refridgerator/Freezer is a quality cooling unit from Scandinavian manufacturer Asko. It's available in Europe right now for around $1,000 and is coming to the US soon. Who needs an ice and water dispenser in... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2007
    The British have allegedly developed an 'invisible' tank that will be ready for service by 2012. Basically the technology "uses cameras and projectors to beam images of the surrounding landscape onto a tank." While I can understand that it will probably be better than paint, I ... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2007
    The IKS vanity from Lasa Idea, an Italian bathroom-stuff manufacturer, is a single piece of molded glass. Which makes it a very clear sink indeed. They're available now if you have a ton of money to spend remodeling a vessel that's primarily used for washing your hands after ... / Continue →
  • November 2, 2007
    Doktor A, the artist/sculptor responsible for this awesomely awesome steampunk creation has titled it "The Secret History of Video Games: Pac Gentleman". He also provides an explanation of the game. When this game was first released in 1880 it was so hugely popular in taverns... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2007
    Crealev, a Netherlands based company, has developed a way to "levitate an open platform with whatever you want on top to a significant height in a stable and resilient way." No word on how it works, but it's allegedly inexpensive (although I find that hard to believe) and requ... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2007
    I knew it was only a matter of time, and now that time has run out. Introducing the Roulette Wheel Rims, by Lenso, coming soon to a rap video near you. Lenso created these unique roulette wheel rims and if you're not swayed by the black and red numbers around the outer edge,... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2007
    PC Dice are a sophisticated diagnostic tool used to determine the current problem with your computer. They run $27 for the set of three dice. You just give them a good roll, and presto -- your problem reveals itself. The green die has the words Virus, Spyware, Modem, Video, ... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2007
    I've seen chairs like this before, but never on this scale. The Loopita, by designer Victor Aleman, is constructed from a single piece of red oak and covered with high density foam for your sitting pleasure. The picture above actually shows three units put together, each one al... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2007
    "Mr. Fix It" Rick is some crazy guy on Youtube who builds things that are a lot more efficient (and safer) to just buy. In this segment he shows you how he put together his latest "Magnetic Tesla CD Turbine with Sawblade Attachment". It runs off of a garden hose, but I've seen ... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2007
    The Dough-Nu-Matic is a stupidly named automatic donut machine. Sort of. You see, you still have to make the dough and put it in. All the machine does is form the delicious little bastards and fry them. You can crank out about a dozen in under six minutes. The unit costs $... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2007
    The Chrome Calculator Belt Buckle ($10) is almost exactly what it sounds like. The only thing they failed to mention is that it also serves as an incredibly effective chastity device. You can put it on either way (numbers up or down), so that you can use it, or someone else c... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2007
    The Zen Dolphin is a glowing blue plastic dolphin that's supposed to help you relax. It moves like it's swimming. Relax as you watch Zen Dolphin magically swim above its illuminating base. Beautiful blue light makes it appear as though Zen Dolphin is effortlessly swimming t... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2007
    The Do Hit Chair is ridiculous. It's a 0.04" thick steel cube that costs $6,020. The idea is that you take a sledgehammer or anything else to it and beat it to shit, until you've got something in the shape that you want. If you screw it up you're f'ed. You'll probably end u... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2007
    The Wine Rack, made by thebeerbelly.com (who also produce a fake beer belly to sneak beer/liquor into places) is a sports bra looking alcohol container! That's right ladies (and sick men), now you can sneak booze into the movies for me. For only $30 you can buy my undying lov... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2007
    So these two guys dressed up as iPhones for some Halloween party, complete with LCD displays. LOL People on digg think we stole these displays from apple LOL. But we didn't it's just an LCD tv hooked into a video ipod. We edited the display video and cut out all the zoom out... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2007
    Erdem Selek has developed the Planter Dish Drip, which is a planter you can put your just-washed dishes in and let them drip onto a plant, watering it. Apparently people waste upwards of a couple gallons of water per year not using their dishwater. Great idea, but I suck at w... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2007
    Usbgeek has released yet another sweet-ass USB gadget - the USB Ferris Wheel Phone Stand ($27). What you do is throw your cell phone up on the piece, and then wait for an incoming call. Then the fun begins! The Ferris wheel rotates, LEDs flash, and it plays Rock-a-Bye Baby. I t... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2007
    Pack a 17,000 watt system into a 2006 Expedition with 22-speakers and what do you get? A car that rattles a whole lot. A lot a lot. Like shake your balls loose rattling. "Why do this?" you ask. "HUH? WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?" guy replies. Oh touché my deaf friend. Touché. T... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2007
    Innovative Card Technologies got together with eMue Technologies to come up with a credit card with a "Credit Card Embedded Authentication Device". Basically whenever you're making an internet or mobile-based transaction you have to enter your PIN into the card to receive a on... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2007
    Police officers in Orange County, New York are having their guns fitted with pistol cameras, which show the view of the barrel and target. When an officer removes the gun from its holster, it starts recording. The resulting video will help justify lawful shootings, as well as... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2007
    Don't toss that old Mac to the curb -- paint that bitch orange, install a JPEG viewer, and ta-da, you've got yourself a sweet Mac-o-lantern -- or an old Mac painted orange that's capable of viewing very low-grade porn. Which, I might add, isn't all that bad if you have a very ... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2007
    The Keyport Key Holder is finally hitting the market. The damn things cost $295 (!) and will first be available only to those on the reserve list. Which, if you are on, is despicable. I mean $300? And why the hell does the thing have a key-ring dongle? What the hell is the matt... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2007
    The video above is a demonstration of Philip's new Dynamic Daylight Windows. It's awesome. Even more awesome if you're on drugs. By waving your hand around you can adjust the level of darkness, as well as color hue. I want them installed in all my windows. Apparently hot... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2007
    Billybob884 of deviantART has developed a Papercraft style Master Chief model. The final product "comes out to be 13" (33 cm) tall, has roughly 2,100 faces (+ ~800 for the gun), and is made up of 42 pieces (+ 10 for the gun)." If you want to give it a go follow the link and p... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2007
    The talking CD album holds 20 CDs and a 3 second message you record for each one. As you flip the pages it plays back the messages, so you know which CD is which, without having to look. You have to make sure that each CD goes back in its original slot though, or the whole th... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2007
    The world's largest shotgun still has a ways to go to beat what I'm packing, but it certainly isn't anything to shake a stick at. The damn thing is around 11-feet long, has a 2-inch barrel, and packs a punch strong enough to wipe out 50-100 ducks on the water. It must be moun... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2007
    80's Tees is selling these wicked Star Wars Costume Tees in case you need a quick Halloween costume that won't arrive until after Halloween. R2D2 and Darth Vader go for $28 apiece, and the Chewbacca and Storm Trooper will set you back an even $30. Pretty expensive for t-shirts,... / Continue →
  • October 30, 2007
    Somebody definitely stayed up all night designing this, unfortunately they stayed up pounding Miller Lite. The result? The Miller Lite Subwoofer. It was made for indoor use, but I was sure when I saw it that it was made to sit in the back of a decrepit 1984 Toyota Corolla. You... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2007
    The X-Treme Cooler Scooter is exactly what it sounds like -- a cooler and scooter that come together to produce awesome drunken forays to and fro the liquor store. They come in 300 and 500 watt versions, can go 20 MPH, and have a range of 10-15 miles. It's got brakes and all ... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2007
    The Picobot is allegedly the world's smallest autonomous robot. I say allegedly as I'm not up to date on the world's smallest autonomous robots because I have better things to do. So we'll just assume it is. It doesn't do much besides drive itself off a table, but hey, you'v... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2007
    When I think topless table, I think topless table dancers gyrating and whatnot and otherwise being all boobily up in my face. Well this table is the exact opposite. It’s just a paradigm shift in what we normally think a table should look like - some legs supporting a flat... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2007
    Tired of using the same boring-ass clear packing tape when sending a package? Well check out some of your other options. RuebenMiller has posted a review of 20 different designer packing tapes that are currently available. This is my personal favorite, the bullets. There's ... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2007
    Swiss Aromatherapy Pens are pens that have a liquid reservoir and rollerball on top (in upper left of photo), so that you can dispense smelly goodness onto your writings, or seal envelopes without using your mouth. They're $50 apiece, and come in scents like rose, mint, grapefr... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2007
    The ISIS is a tricky puzzle ball that is apparently hard as hell to solve. Each one is unique, with only one solution. If you solve it you can win prizes like cash, a massage chair, and other crap. The puzzle is a gleaming orb, handcrafted in England of a premier alloy of al... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2007
    SatelliteDishSticker.com is selling big foil stickers for your satellite dish to transform it from a hideous eyesore into a hideous eyesore with a big f'ing sticker. The two designs pictured above are the only two available at the moment, so if a sunflower or Turkish design are... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2007
    The USB Blender Alarm Clock from Brando is in the running for the worst USB gadget. It's an alarm clock with "funky and retro design" that can be powered via USB or batteries. When the alarm goes off the unit spins its styrofoam balls and plays one of four 1970's game-show them... / Continue →