Dancing Baby Groot Toy

If you haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy you must live under a rock and I am shocked. If you have, then you know how cute Baby Groot is dancing in his little planter pot. So cute that he has spawned a bunch of models, toys, and figurines but they were all lacking the original Baby Groot dance moves.

Well someone in the toy department woke up and finally made a dancing Baby Groot toy that dances to the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”. The toy should be ready in time for Christmas for $14.99. Watch Groot dancing after the break.

smartphone costumes and masks

Some people love Halloween and spend quite a bit of time thinking of the perfect costume. Others, like me, hate the idea of dressing up as something lame and end up skipping the costume party altogether. I think I might show up to the halloween costume party this year thanks to the clever kids at MorphCostumes.

They are fairly priced and there are some pretty awesome designs from masks ($45-$60) and t-shirts ($25-$30) that use your smartphone/tablet screen to play custom animations. Pretty clever. My favorite costumes here are the MorphSuits which are a one-piece zip-up snuggy style costume. The naked guy and the hillbilly are pretty funny.

You gotta see the video, after the break, to see how clever/cool these costumes really are.

Million Dollar Drone Landing

Not exactly what I expected from a U.A.V drone that costs about 1-million dollars. Video of this odd drone landing after the break.

Cucumbo Cucumber Spiral Cutter

While I was raised to believe playing with my food was a bad thing… it doesn’t mean you can’t make it a bit more fun. The Cucumbo Spiral Slicer takes an ordinary cucumber or zucchini and turns it to a bit of veggie-eye-candy.  Oh yeah it is also incredibly cheap at just $3.99 with free shipping.

Zubits Magnetic Shoe Laces

I haven’t been this excited about shoe laces closures since my old Velcro shoes from the 80’s. Sure, shoe laces aren’t exactly too tough to figure out and use… but they are far from perfect and have remained unimproved for too long. Check out the Zubits which attach to your existing shoe laces making it easy to put on and take off your shoes.  Oh heck – watch the video and get prepared to grab your wallet.

Zubits Magnetic Shoe Closures

More details and video on the Zubits after the break.

Posted on Oct 11 2014 - 5:54pm by Russ
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Tesla Model S P85D

Arguably one of the best cars on the road, the Tesla Model S just got a bit better with the addition of all wheel dive and more. The Model S lineup now has the option of a “D” designator which stands for “dual” and in “dual motors”.  The Tesla Model S P85D (and 60D and 85D) models are not only faster with better handling, they are also more efficient getting a bit of extra range. The P85 goes about 265 miles per charge and the P85D goes about 275… all that range and a 0-60 time of just 3.2 seconds.

As if that wasn’t enough, the car also comes with a new autonomous driving system that allows the Model S to act much like the fictional KnightRider car. Seriously. The new P85D has forward-looking radar, a camera with image recognition for reading signs and identifying pedestrians, and 360-degree long-range sonar. All this gadgetry means that the car can park itself, drive itself,  pick you up at a certain time and location, and more. Once the regulations catch up with the car it will be available for use on public roads. Currently it is only active for use on private property.  Amazing stuff.

Tesla Model S ModelsTesla Model S D Models

 

Amazon Retail Store

It looks like Amazon doesn’t think the internet is big enough for them and they are opening an actual storefront in New York. The Amazon brick and mortar store will be in the heart of New York on 34th Street between the Macy’s store and the Empire State Building. This physical Amazon store should be open in time for the holidays. The NY Amazon store will also take returns even if the products were purchase online.  Interesting move, we will have to wait and see if this is a good or bad idea on Amazon’s part.

SecureDrive Autothysis128t

This super high-tech hard drive is the stuff of James Bond movies. The SecureDrive Autothysis128t allows the user to quickly render the drive useless via a simple SMS message. Sounds too good to be true. Read on for how this amazing SSD hard drive works.

Posted on Oct 7 2014 - 8:53am by gchoe
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laser pet collar

Some dogs, and most cats, will chase the dot a laser beam creates for quite some time. This torture is not only fun for the owner it is great exercise for your pet. To a point. Don’t overwork your cat or dog… some don’t know when to quit. This particular laser collar turns off after 10 minutes of use. Simply clip the laser onto your cat or dogs collar and watch the nuttiness ensue.

Posted on Oct 6 2014 - 8:59am by Russ
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2015 Ford Transit Full Size Van

I have always been a fan of full-sized vans. I am pretty sure that I don’t fit the “demographic” for a full sized van (or even a mini-van). I don’t have kids or the type of business that can use a van. I do love the amount of cargo they hold, the amount of people they can carry, and most likely have a bit of nostalgia from the 1980’s vans. I like the minivan’s for their versatility but can’t help thinking bigger is better in this case. The new 2015 Ford Transit (not to be confused with the smaller Transit Connect) is a full sized van that reminds me of the Dodge/Mercedes Sprinter vans because of the taller rough options.

The 2015 For Transit Van has many configuration options from wheelbase, engine, roof heights, cargo style, seating, etc…  Here are a few of the notable options. Drool on.

Wheelbase – 130-inch, 148-inch, and 148-inch with extended body
Roof Height – low, medium, and high (from 246.7 cubic feet to 487.3 cubic feet)
Payload – from 2,330 to a whopping 10,360 lbs
Engine – 3.2L I5 diesel or 3.7L Ti-VCT V6
Interior – from stripped down cargo van to 15- passenger seating

More pictures and video after the break.