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Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera

By: on November 17, 2011

Isn't everything that isn't a Kardashian bank account or body part supposed to be getting smaller? Especially image-capturing devices. But this throwable ball camera is uncomfortably large. It appears to have the same circumference as both the stick man's and the Asian girl's heads in the demo video. So while the possibility of harnessing the power of 36, 2-megapixel cell phone cameras to capture spherical panoramas of massive crowds and remote natural wonders sounds badass, the reality of toting around a padded lime green globe the size of an adult female's head to score the shot somewhat diminishes its appeal. As, for many, does the requirement of basic ball-handling skills for the camera's successful operation. Best to practice throwing straight up and not butter fingering the catch in your backyard before taking it to the Grand Canyon, eh?

Still, considering the ball camera was created by young Jonas Pfeil for his student thesis project, it is quite impressive. Not to mention exponentially cooler than everyone else's thesis about feminism in dynastic Chinese literature and the importance of kindergarten in creating social intelligence in single-celled organisms.

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NERF Nuke

$99.99 from ThinkGeek »

Though we've long since entered the nuclear age, NERF has always inexplicably resisted foamifying the most powerful bomb in the world into a play toy for children. That is, until now. Dribble your drool upon the NERF...

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Mini CCTV Screw Camera

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It's a screw cam! No, not that kind...well. What you use it for is up to you, I guess. But I'm calling it a screw cam because this miniature CCTV camera looks like the piece of hardware--a simple screw just minding its...

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Pocketcopter - World's Smallest Flying Camera

$115 from indiegogo »

One way to take rad photos at unique angles is to climb on furniture and scale trees and hang from power lines. That's what Thomas, Mike, and Ricardo used to do. Until they broke one too many lamps and bones, at which...

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iFetch Automatic Ball Launcher

$88.37 from Amazon »

iFetch isn't the first automatic ball launcher for dogs, but it's about half the cost of the Go Dog Go, and I am more partial to iFetch's video of the dancing Boston Terrier than I am to Go Dog Go's of the spastic Puggle....

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PassBack Football

$32.95 from Amazon »

The PassBack Football has a gift for all the sad sacks out there: a way to play catch when you have no friends. Throw this blunt-ended pigskin against a hard wall and it will come spiraling right back to you for endless...

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Nixie Flying Wearable Camera

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The Nixie may be a ways from reality--and your wrist--but its live demo debut at CES 2016 proves it's a lot more than a few mockup drawings and some dude's dream (or, in this case, a dude and a dudette). The wearable...

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Adult Hippity Hop Animal Balls

$49.99 - $59.98 from Amazon »

If my girlfriend agreed to Hippity Hop down the aisle on an Anna the Magical Unicorn Ball I might agree to propose to her. Haha, yeah you're right. No I wouldn't. That was a bad example. How about: if my co-workers agreed...

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Star Wars Light-Up Hydro Balls

$6.99 from Amazon »

Can you chuck a stormtrooper the full length of an Olympic-size swimming pool? These Star Wars Hydro Balls challenge you to find out. Or you can just toss them around with the kids / your friend Cornelius this summer...

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Belfie Butt Selfie Stick

By: Belfie »

If you (ladies) are going to take inordinate numbers of photos of your own self, you (ladies) may as well take them of the parts of your body I most enjoy looking at. The Belfie is a forthcoming butt selfie stick. Designed...

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Beoncam Removable 360 Wrist Camera

$99 - $149 from indiegogo »

Hey kids, watch the camera. And then un-watch it when you want to take a shot or record a vid with Beoncam's 360 panoramic / 190 hemispheric camera, a wearable that snaps in and out of its wrist strap, and is no bigger...

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Birdie GoPro Camera Launcher

$59 from Amazon »

I hope you got good aim because Birdie is about to take your selfies from point-and-shoot to toss-and-see-WTF-happens. Snap your GoPro HERO 3+, 4, or 5 inside its arcing white cage and launch the Birdie into the air to...

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Beastgrip Smartphone Camera Rig

$139.99 from Amazon »

If the grip is as beastly as the look of this smartphone camera rig, I think we've got a chicken dinner on the table tonight. The Beastgrip Pro is a universal lens adapter and rig system for your phone intended to give...