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The Supermagnet

By: on January 19, 2014

Whoa. The Supermagnet, a 4" diameter, 2" thick neodymium disc, comes with more red alerts than a limo filled with tequila, coke, condomless hookers with herpes, and a blind chauffeur. "WARNING - VERY POWERFUL." "EXTREMELY DANGEROUS MAGNET." Even the videos demonstrating neodymium slabs in action begin with advisories that their contents are not suitable for people under the age of 18. As purveyors of a tremendous 800-pound theoretical maximum pull, I guess the overriding sentiment is that these bad boys can do some bad stuff. Damaging and injurious stuff. Metal-cracking, fire-sparking, bone-crushing stuff.

Obviously I want one.

Luckily for my health insurance provider, my ownership of the Supermagnet is currently prohibited by the Supermagnet's cost.

The pictured N45 neodymium disc is axially magnetized, so its top and bottom faces serve as its north and south poles. It has been nickel-plated with a matte finish.

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Nuada Hand Strength Enhancing Glove

By: Nuada »

It's hard to tell if there's a working prototype of the Nuada glove out there, of if the hand strength enhancement system exists only as a concept with renderings. The video, which would be a terrific place to demonstrate...

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POLAR Modular Magnet Pen

$45 from Polar Pen »

POLAR. It's a pen. It's a stylus. It's a tool. It's a toy. And it won't even F up your phone and credit cards*! The modular writing implement, made of 12 cylindrical neodymium magnets stacked over a Pilot ink cartridge...

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Cloud Levitating Sofa

Though only a concept product--and one that debuted a few years ago--the Cloud Levitating Sofa remains maybe the coolest idea for and aesthetic execution of a couch ever. So I was thinking maybe one of you entrepreneurial...

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FORTIS Exoskeleton

Get a FORTIS exoskeleton and you'll instantly have: 1) superhero strength; and 2) a superhero costume. Two birds, one stone. Like Iron Man. Lockheed Martin is developing this unpowered, lightweight external structure...

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Float Levitating Table

$10k - $20k from Rock Paper Robot »

Oh holy balls, it's a Rubik's Cube with the structural integrity of a marshmallow. In laymen's terms. In technical terms, the Float table is "a matrix of 'magnetized' wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another."...

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Levitating CUP Zero Gravity Drinkware

$139 - $249 from Levitating CUP »

We've seen levitation around here before. A lot. In speakers. In lamps. In freakin' bonsai trees. But the Levitating CUP still makes me Ooooh and Ahhhh because, well, it contains alcohol. In a dazzling an

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Halo Sport Neurostimulation Headset

$549 from Amazon »

Halo Sport suggests the latest performance-enhancing drugs aren't pills or shots. They're wearables. Technology. Halo Sport designers claim the neurostimulation headset helps athletes, musicians, surgeons, and others...

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Axon Fitness Stick with Light Feedback

$199 - $249 from Axon »

The Axon fitness stick, a strength tracker and trainer with LED light feedback, takes me back to my youth. To Happy Joe's Pizza Parlor & Arcade, home of a Love Tester machine? Remember that one? Squeeze the handle as...

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Feel Flux Anti-Gravity Toy

$49 - $89 from Feel Flux »

Flux is metal and magnets, geometry and physics. Flux is for ye who fidget and ye who do tricks. Flux is a bringer of zen relaxation, party conversation, and experimental demonstration. Flux is a physics-based toy made...

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Naked 3D Fitness Scanner

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All you metric-driven, body-conscious visual learners out there, it's time to get Naked. And anyone else intrigued by the idea of using regular 3D body scans to track health and fitness, you might want to give this full-length...

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Do Your Park Magnets

$12 from Amazon »

We've seen the mostly innocuous You Suck at Parking business cards. And also the more permanent, and thereby more controversial, I Park Like an Idiot bumper stickers. Here we have a midpoint between the two: a-hole parking...

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Fridge Skins

$70 from Kudu Magnets »

Dressing up kids and pets is so passe. The new canvases of self-expression are appliances. And the most decadent of appliance haute couture is Kudu's magnetic fridge skins--panels that adhere to refrigerators' full facades...