I must be getting older. Furniture has never been so exciting.

Posted on Aug 26 2014 - 8:48am by Craig
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Das Can-in-Stein

Time to fancy up your cheap beer with the Das Can-in-Stein ($9.99). This simple, yet clever, invention holds a standard 12-ounce beer (or soda). Now you can sip your PBR while pretending to be in Germany for Oktoberfest.

 

Just slip your drink into your Das Can-in-Stein and brace for the impending carousing. Our pewter-look resin scaffold holds any standard 12 oz. can and features a hinged lid easily operated with a thumb-lever. And you know what that means: no more Black-Plague-carrying insects in your drink!

 

 

Royal Caribbean Quantum of the SeasRoyal Caribbean’s newest ship comes with some high tech gadgetry including RFID tags for passengers, fast internet, 80-inch TV’s acting as windows, and a robot bartender.  Read on for more details and pictures.

CHINON Legato iPhone Passive Speaker

There are plenty of passive iPhone speaker docks out there. You know, the speaker that has no batteries or power and works like yelling into a traffic cone to amplify the audio. The sound isn’t going to be amazing, but it will be a bit louder. The CHINON Legao CH-PS840 iPhone Passive Speaker Dock ($249) is certainly one of the coolest of the crowd. The CHINON Legato is handcrafted from ash hardwood and will boost your iPhone’s speaker by up to 6 decibels.

Being a passive speaker the Legato uses no electricity. Instead, its highly refined resonance chamber channels sound waves through the horn where they’re emitted as warm, full and detail-rich music with improved low and mid-high regions. This design serves to both amplify and equalize the sound to perfection. The Legato comes with an attachable base compatible with iPhone 4, 4S and 5, 5S, 5C models. An USB connector in the base permits re-charging of the iPhone while in use.

DestapaBanana

If eating a plain banana is just too boring for your tastes, you could fill it up with say… chocolate? The DestapaBanana invention allows you to remove a core from the banana and then pump just about anything you can think of inside. Some of the suggestions are chocolate, caramel, and dulche de leche. Video of the DestapaBanana Filler after the break.

Avtoros Shaman 8x8 mudding

Russia has some seriously rough terrain and weather. Some pretty tough 4×4 vehicles wouldn’t have a chance on much of their landscape. The saying that necessity is the mother of invention is true. In this case a Russian builder has started making the Avtoros Shaman 8×8 All-Terrain Vehicle. Read on for details, pictures, and video.

Tesla Model S iPhone Remote Start

In the next few months Tesla Model S owners may be getting a software update, V6.0, that will allow them to start and drive their Model S with just their iPhone. This means if you forget or lose your car key you won’t be stranded, assuming you still have your iPhone. Details are scarce but the rumor mill believes you will have to use the Apple Touch ID. Genius.

 

Posted on Aug 20 2014 - 8:07am by Pete M
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Scented Duct Tape
Yep, scented ducktape ($3.99) is a real product. Ducktape (duct tape) is perfect for pranks, even better with scents. Now when you tape your buddy to the tree on your next camping trip at least he will smell like bubble gum. On second thought, not a good idea because this might attract bears.

The scented ducktape is available in lemon, grape, bubble gum, cupcake, mint, and orange creme.

SharkStopper

Sharks are scary critters with rows of razor sharp teeth. The white shark goes through an estimated 30,000 teeth in its lifetime. No wonder surfers, swimmers, and outrigger paddler Derek from Lokahi are scared of sharks.

The SharkStopper, which currently lives on KickStarter, works to repel sharks by using acoustics. The sound emitted by the SharkStopper ankle bracelet is that of killer whales, a natural shark predator. Let’s just hope that the killer whale sounds don’t send out a mating call to the killer whales, that wouldn’t be fun.

Video of the SharkStopper after the break.

Posted on Aug 19 2014 - 10:55am by Adam E
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Bandit9 Bishop Motorcycle

Why did I just spend almost $7,000 on a glorified scooter? Because it is dead sexy! The Bandit9 Bishop Motorcycle (ahem… scooter) starts off life as a Honda SuperSport but takes a major turn. The guys at Bandit9, in Beijing China or Vietnam (??), let you choose between a 90cc to 125cc engine then use an aluminum unibody,  oak, teak, or walnut paneling, a suede seat, LED brake lights with quartz glass, and custom exhaust and muffler.  Only 9 are being made… get yours quick!