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Color-Changing Bottle Lamps

$20 - $89.95 from Etsy »

Fred Fleming might like empty bottles of Grey Goose, Patron, and Fireball even more than he likes them full. The Connecticut-based artist repurposes glass liquor (and ketchup!) bottles into the swell LED light shows you...

Sommi Handcrafted Wine Cellars

$9,980 - $13,950 from Sommi »

Unless you like wine that sucker punches your palate with the essence of dirt mixed with acid, I disagree that Oregon produces the world's finest Pinot Noir. However, Vieng Oudom's Sommi Wine Cellars make a pretty good...

AeroTwist Speaker

$380 from Jarre »

Now this is a sexy donut. Twist. I mean a sexy snake. Twist. I mean a sexy thing I once saw snorkeling that shot fiberglass bristles into my hand when I touched it. (Lesson: observe, don't disturb.) The AeroTwist speaker...

The Aura Water Pipe

Sorry, hippies and artistic stoners. Now that marijuana is this close to mainstream acceptance, and not that much farther away from legalization, it's time for the techies and trendsters to move in and take over the conception...

Portable Electric Mixer Cup

$23.50 from Amazon »

Yeah I would like a smoothie, milkshake, triple salted caramel mocha frappuccino, and frozen margarita homemade at my desk. With this portable drink mixer, I'll no longer have to lug my blender to work to enjoy freshly...

Lighthouse - Free & ISP-Free Internet

$99 from Amazon »

To be clear, the Internet flies in only one direction down Outernet's information superhighway*. Each day, a 1 GB dose of data funnels through a dish antenna and lands in the company's Lighthouse receiver, where it is...

Mako Pressure Point Restraining Tool

$14.50 from Amazon »

Next time someone calls me a tool, I think I'll say, "Thank you." And offer to show him how swell it feels when a tool digs his Mako-laced fingers right into that spot at the bottom-side of the neck....

The Slinky Machine

If you've been toying with the idea of making an escalator for your Slinky, then you are almost as quirky and random as Matthias Wandel. Almost because Wandel went ahead and did it. The Slinky Machine is based on the...

Egg-Tastic Microwave Egg Cooker

$14.99 from Amazon »

I'm OK with microwaved eggs. Granted they sometimes come out with a hint of rubber band flavor, but it's a small price to pay for the convenience of being able to pop my english muffin-sized tupperware in on my way to...

PoweriSite DeWalt Battery to USB Charger

$27.95 from Amazon »

Men! The time has come! To charge your phone! With your...

Imperial Spherificator - Turn Any Food Into Caviar

The Imperial Spherificator. Sounds like something you'd find alongside Mega Maid in Lord Dark Helmet's cache of planet-destroying weapons. But in fact, this superbly named device isn't meant for destruction or Mel Brooks...

Standing Mixer Shark Plane Decals

$19.99 from Amazon »

I know you've been looking everywhere for it and now I've found it for you: a way to pimp your KitchenAid. A kit that will make creating cookie dough and kneading bread in your standing mixer look manly and badass. This...

Amazon Dash Buttons

$4.99 from Amazon »

Imagine snapping your fingers and--poof!--more coffee, bottled water, and toilet paper just show up at your door. Amazon Dash Buttons are like that, but maybe even better because pressing a button is actually way easier...

Pepo Watermelon Slicer

$11.99 from Amazon »

Avihai Shurin has done it again!...

Benchmade SOCP Dagger & Trainer

$119.95 from Amazon »

Greg Thompson developed both the Special Operations Combative Program and the SOCP Dagger system now fabricated by Benchmade. The skeletonized fixed blade is made of 440C steel with an undulating handle and end finger...

Inflatable Floating Bathtub

$249.99 from Amazon »

Bathtime anytime! This portable inflatable bathtub fills up for sudsing up in front of the TV, outside the RV, even on the lake. Because, yes, it also floats. And with a zip-up top cover to keep the water warm, built-in...

Helix Wrist Cuff with Bluetooth Headphones

$99 - $199 from Ashley Chole »

If you're tired of wearables telling you how out of shape, under-hydrated, and sleep-deprived you are, one good thing about Helix is that it doesn't even know how to be that judgmental. Though this wrist cuff technically...

Crusader Forge Apex 3D Folding Knife

$1,225 from KnifeArt »

They say the Apex, a Crusader Forge issue patterned in 3D camo, is built like a tank. They also say the expression "built like a tank" is way overused in the knife world. Then they say when it comes to this folding knife...

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UO Smart Beam Laser Projector

$459.99 from Amazon »

Celluon takes a slightly more humble route, bragging only about its PicoPro's ability to fit in your pocket, but SK Telecom goes straight for the pinnacle of accomplishment, calling its UO Smart Beam Laser Projector The...

Fully Functional Palm-Size Cannon

Nope, it doesn't just shoot spitballs. This 1:32 scale replica of the Civil War-era Field Howitzer cannons sucks up and then blows back out good old booming black powder and BBs. With the help of a piece of firecracker...

Planetary Glass Set

$49.99 from ThinkGeek »

On top of their sweet swirly interpretations of what our solar system would look like if it were made of heat-wrapped glass and sized for juice drinking and candle burning, two things are cool about ThinkGeek's Planetary...

Giant Rideable T-Rex Bike

$2k from Craigslist »

Of course, of course Portlandia is the Craig's List source for a giant rideable T-Rex bike. I can smell Burning Man 2014 and self-entitled cries of "Share the road!" bellowing through major downtown arterials all over...

Old-Fashioned Electric/Manual Ice Cream Maker

$81.35 - $105.88 from Amazon »

What's nice about this old-fashioned pine bucket ice cream maker is that it has both a 3500 rpm high torque motor that you can use to make the ice cream and a hand crank that you can tell everyone you used to make the...

Dog Pool Float & Lounger

$69.50 - $129.50 from Frontgate »

Now that I've given you the rundown of your own best bets for summer water toys, I figured I'd throw a bone to Fido over there so he won't feel left out. But first I need a few minutes to find the tequila and toast myself...

Italia Artisan Pizza Oven

$329.99 from Amazon »

It's pricier than a KettlePizza wood-fired pie from your Weber kit, but if for some reason you're not into mixing your grills with your ovens, Camp Chef's Italia Artisan Pizza Oven is still a reasonably affordable and...

Holus Interactive Holographic Display

$450 - $530 from H+ Technology »

Holus shows you your board game. Your model. Your mama. In a form condensed to the size of your tabletop, enhanced to 3 dimensions, and manipulated by the powers of technology and Grayskull into a holographic image. Holus...

The Two Fisted Drinker

$19.99 from Two Fisted Drinker »

One way to be a patriot (official) is to wear red, white & blue. And one way to be a Super Patriot (unofficial) is to wear red, white & blue while blowing shit up and getting completely trashed on the 4th of July. I've...

Floating Record Vertical Turntable

$349 from Gramovox »

Whether you pride yourself on your extensive vinyl collection, have a particularly snazzy record you want to show off, or just think a vertical turntable would look sweet in your media room, Gramovox's Floating Record...

Odin Modular Puzzle Dog Toy

$23 from Up Dog Toys »

We have geometric rubber dog toys and we have dog toys that dole out treats to clever pooches who solve their puzzle. What Up Dog Toys feels we've been missing are dog toys that sport a modern design. You know, that won't...

Triple Beverage Dispenser Backpack

$33.41 from Amazon »

Oh, yeah, butt munch? There's a party in your pants and everybody's coming? Well there's a party on my back and...and...everybody's getting free refills of beer and margaritas while I carry this hot ass beverage dispenser...

StarTech Hard Drive Duplicator & Eraser

$240.03 from Amazon »

Clone data or eradicate it from the earth forever. Ironically, StarTech's hard drive duplicator and eraser can do either. Or maybe not so ironically, since both are techniques commonly employed by spies and evildoers...

Nanoform Sapphire Eternal Storage Disk

$284 - $632 from Fahrenheit 2451 »

Sapphire isn't just a name Fahrenheit 2451 gave their Nanoform storage disk because they thought it looked dreamy photographed against that shade of blue background. Rather, the Nanoform disk itself is made from 2 thin...

Venn Diagram Serving Platter

They say you can use a Venn diagram to solve logic and reasoning puzzles, such as: Half of all Clinks are Clunks, half of all Rattles are Bangs, and half of all Rattles are Clunks. Considering the limited information...

Model 01 Typist's Keyboard

$299 from Keyboardio »

I know the Model 01 is a "typist's keyboard" because some enthusiastic whippersnapper used it to type an F'in fat wad of text explaining the sculpted hardwood butterfly's design elements and functionality on maker Keyboardio's...

Pub-Nub Bike-Mounted Bottle Opener

$23.49 from Firebox.com »

Most people I've seen riding bikes shouldn't even be allowed to do it hanging on tight and sober, much less fiddling with a bottle and opener on their handlebar and drunk. Nonetheless, this Pub-Nub bike-mounted bottle...

The Big Bobber Floating Cooler

$29.99 from Amazon »

You may not get a bite, but you'll always have a drink. The Big Bobber Floating Cooler holds 12 cans of beer with ice and makes a slow day of float fishing in a redneck's bass boat a helluva lot more enjoyable. The lightweight...

John Neeman Hunting Knives

$340 - $780 from John Neeman »

I always hear that ladies like Latin lovers, but after a quick perusal of the sexy, hand-finessed artistry comprising the John Neeman knife gallery I'll bet the outdoorsy girls out there are going to be on the lookout...

goTenna Off-Grid Signal Generator

$149.99 from goTenna »

To keep it short, I guess you could say goTennas turn smartphones into really powerful walkie-talkies. Except more like walkie-texties. The self-contained signal generators require no cell towers, WiFi connectivity, or...

Airwheel Self-Balancing Electric Unicycle

$355 from Amazon »

Similar to the Hovertrax, but taking Team Circle over Team Straight Line, the Airwheel is a self-balancing scooter that rides like a unicycle with a motor. And no seat. And without the sidekick bear in a tutu....

Mini Cooli Handheld USB Air Conditioner

$16.89 from Amazon »

Evaporative cooling science, USB charging technology, the engineering of smallness--all the luxuries of living in the 21st century come together in this handheld air conditioner so that the next time it's 127 degrees...

PicoPro Pocket Projector

$349 from Amazon »

They say it's a pocket-sized movie theater, but I bet Celluon's PicoPro projector will mostly be relegated to boring applications like office presentations and impromptu TED talks at Palo Alto Starbucks stores. If I got...

The Naked Cooler

$80 - $120 from Kickstarter »

When I think of a Naked Cooler I imagine a big rectangular box that's really cold and full of naked people. Kind of like a sauna. But cold. And with the exception of myself, containing ladies only. But since that project...

SensorWake Smell-Based Alarm Clock

$87 from SensorWake »

Smells are powerful things. Particularly those of pubescent feet and dirty farts. But freshly baked croissants, brewing coffee, and cut grass can leave a decent impact too. Decent and, according to SensorWake, waaaaay...

Indiana Jones Cat Bridge

$150 - $240 from Catastrophic Creations »

This listing is for an Indiana Jones Cat Bridge, but it appears that in order to make it a viable lounging place for your own cat, you will also have to construct an entire Temple of the Chachapoyan Warriors to assist...

Birthday Drink Floating Candle

$12.99 from Amazon »

As a prelude to presenting your favorite birthday boy or girl with The Joker card and a prank candle that burns 25% apple pie and 75% dirty fart, bring out a nice pint of beer or glass of wine with this floating birthday...

Light - The Phone Only Phone

$100 from The light phone »

Light Phone is credit card-sized cell phone that pairs with your existing phone. It is designed to be used as little as possible, and comes with no bells or whistles. Both figuratively and literally. Without even a display...

FOVE Eye Tracking Virtual Reality Headset

$375 - $399 from FOVE »

From viewing to controlling to FOVE. They're calling the headset with eye tracking capabilities the 3rd generation of virtual reality; the generation that will allow users not only to see and physically control their...

Marshall Bluetooth Speaker By John Varvatos

Aside from the addition of his name in 2 locations, I'm not sure what makes Marshall's Woburn Bluetooth speaker by John Varvatos better than the original Marshall Woburn Bluetooth speaker. I'm also not sure what qualifies...