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Thursday, May 15, 2014
$1,999 from Carbide 3D »

Know what the Nomad CNC milling machine means? Now in addition to dicking around with the little tchotchkes I have lined up on my desk at work all day, I can make even more to join them! Plastic cars, wooden boats, aluminum...

Sunday, January 15, 2012
$59 from Liquipel »

As phones get smaller and smaller and cases for these tiny phones get bigger and bigger, we still have one threat to our precious 21st century life support. And that threat is water. H2O. The deadliest substance known to technology....

Saturday, April 13, 2013
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Blacksmith Stephen Heeney designed and welded this chain link axe himself. He does not recommend using it to chop wood. He recommends using it to hack the ever loving viral entrails and decaying brain matter out of zombies. When they arrive. Like really arrive, not just pretend arrive as they did according to this guy who stole a strawberry-filled tractor truck and caused a multi-car crash and...

Sunday, September 7, 2014
$95.90 from Amazon »

Sphero says Ollie, its latest app-driven RC toy, can "launch over the competition at floor-warping speeds." In the world of Bluetooth connectivity and USB rechargeable power, that's about 14 mph. Hmmm. Five times slower than...

Saturday, June 23, 2012
$49.95 from Amazon »

Kinkajou. The word sounds like it applies to a precocious, yet cuddly, mammalian sidekick that sits on your shoulder and surreptitiously swipes peoples' two-bite brownies and tubes of lip gloss during walks through the park....

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Due to its being dramatic and showstopping and incredibly F'ing rad, Hilden & Diaz's Forms in Nature forest projection light sculpture has earned viral popularity this week. To the point that the artists are planning a Kickstarter project for it, as well as currently entertaining bids from interested parties for individual fixture production. I suggest starting your bids at $1 million if you hope...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Totally awesome Avengers movie-themed hand crafted one of a kind piece of furniture art. Fully equipped with a set of "trick arrows" under glass to represent Hawkeye, and a "gamma chamber" with a heavy-duty door for the Hulk....

Friday, November 4, 2011
$147 from Ellusionist »

More mysterious than how Pure Smoke works or what it's made of is why the spontaneous appearance of smoke is so cool. In other contexts, such as while baking, performing basic electrical upgrades, or 10 miles into your hike...

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Sold Out from Etsy »

A real "blast" from the past. In a clever display of grooming irony, users shoot this vintage 357 Magnum Hair Dryer at their heads to avoid committing style suicide. We can see it now, the biggest public service campaign since...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

This lightning cable for charging iOS and Android devices is 6' long. That's great news for the 80% of my city's population that plug their phones into random dusty corner outlets in bars and restaurants and waiting rooms...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
$29.99 from DudeIWantThat.com »

Hold your cash and cards tight, and the data they hold even tighter. Get an Alpha minimalist wallet with RFID protection for $29.99, 33% off retail price for a limited time from Dude Exclusives....

Sunday, June 23, 2013
$59.95 from Amazon »

I think it would be very uncomfortable to get axed in the head with this Trucker's Friend. I guess that's why they picked a zombie to play the receiving end of the axing-someone-in-the-head demonstration. So no one would feel...

Monday, March 24, 2014
Giveaway: The Star Wars Vaults 133
Giveaway Entry Is Closed

All of the secrets and lost histories of a galaxy far, far away could soon be yours. Enter to win the profusion of lore and artifacts contained in this triumvirate of Star Wars Vault Edition volumes: The Jedi Path: A Manual...

Friday, November 22, 2013
$54.95 - $64.95 from Amazon »

I see your ugly Shhh!-ing Santa Christmas sweater, and raise you an ugly Shhh!-ing Santa Christmas sweater with animated eyes bouncing lecherously to and fro as if he were watching a naked lady elf tossing relay and entreating...

Saturday, September 6, 2014
$40 from Flyup Fitness »

The FLYUP is a multi-functional piece of fitness equipment consisting of 2 rectangular chunks of plastic with padded tops, removable handles, and low-friction bottom surfaces that glide along a floor or short-weave carpet....

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
$45 - $190 from Etsy »

Some days I wake up and long to give people the impression that I'm a dark and bluesy heavy metal rocker with an impossibly angular jawline. So I wear my Danzig horned or Misfits shadowy skull belt buckle. Other days I roll...

Friday, October 17, 2014
$49.99 from DudeIWantThat.com »

If I'm using an SOScharger it means my phone died. Again. And my backup battery also died. Again. And now all I have left to make tonight's booty call happen are my own two hands. No, that's not good enough, I already used...

Saturday, December 15, 2012
$64.89 from Amazon »

The size of a quarter, the value of your sanity. Stick-N-Find disks attach to any item--keys, luggage, pets--with which you tend to play frustrating games of hide-and-seek on a regular basis. Used in conjunction with their...

Monday, January 20, 2014
$14.99 from ThinkGeek »

It doesn't connect to an ejection seat or the trap door above a tank swarming with electric eels and Mariah Carey after a 3-day fast, but the Big Red Button rage relief device does provide considerable catharsis for the angry...

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
$4.96 - $6.02 from Amazon »

They call them Super Miracle Bubbles because they glow. At least the Glow Fusion Bubble Solution glows. The bubbles it produces appear to have about the same luminosity as every other bubble. Which doesn't necessarily make...

Saturday, September 20, 2014
$200 from Amazon »

WARNING: Keep Chub Suits away from fire. Ha! All I can think of after seeing these tub-o costumes and reading that line is the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. Kids, take note: if you wear an inflatable Chub Suit this Halloween...

Sunday, September 23, 2012
$24.95 from Amazon »

If you have an extra bathtub lying around, have I got a deal for your Zombie Apocalypse preparations. The waterBOB Emergency Drinking Water Storage Bladder lines everyone's second favorite bathroom basin and, when connected...

Friday, November 29, 2013
$225 - $575 from NinjaBlocks »

The next generation of Ninja Blocks, a hackable tech warrior system enabling users to monitor and control their households from afar, has removed all right angles, increased its functionality, and gone balls to the wall Picard...

Sunday, June 15, 2014
$2,199 from Going Gear »

The Foursevens Maelstrom XM18 uses 18 Cree XM-L2 LEDs to blast out a blinding 18,000 lumens of light. Not an exaggeration. Think you'll shoot your eye out with a BB gun? Look into, or even sideways, at the XM18 and both of...

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Saturday, August 11, 2012
$159 from The Lab Store »

How about a nice big glass of double, double toil and trouble? It's light, it's sippable, and it's bursting--or at least lolling lazily--with flavor. The Lab Store, molecular gastronomists with a penchant for the gaseous state...

Thursday, September 11, 2014
$320 - $350 from indiegogo »

Having recently returned from a trip to Tornado Alley, during which I was ripped from my slumber one night and told to get the hell out of bed and down to the basement, I can sympathize with Steven Anderson's life in Joplin...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Why is it that the toys you or I make with our buddies from scrap lengths of pipe and sheet metal the year we take high school physics always end up as legitimate, purchasable commodities developed and manufactured by the...

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
$59.99 from Zband »

The Vibrating Ring Alarm Clock may still exist only in concept, but the ZBand, a vibrating bracelet alarm clock, is just a few steps away from silently and unobnoxiously rocking you awake without disturbing significant human...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Are you stronger than electromagnetism? O2 Magnetic Dumbbells, a pair of rings with embedded electromagnets, work in tandem to generate resistance as their ends repel, and challenge users to build muscle by fighting their...

Thursday, July 17, 2014
$150 from Etsy »

Well this is a nice outfit. Even if it didn't reference the delightful Lady Deadpool, I think I would like to see my favorite barista wear it to make my morning masterpiece quadruple grande mocha with extra whipped cream and...

Thursday, August 7, 2014
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Now might be the first time in my entire life I am tempted to use a certain acronym. I definitely, 100% won't write it, but when I saw this Minecraft Creeper squirrel feeder in Rick Roemer's Etsy shop I legitimately did do...

Monday, May 19, 2014
$99 - $199 from Sabertron »

You can think of Sabertron as laser tag with swords. Or sword fighting with more of an indication of who won than the guy who gets stabbed first, bleeds the most, or dies. The game of foam sword dueling has a series of LED...

Monday, October 6, 2014
$370 from Bethesda Store »

Bethesda Store and Quake Con have produced only 250 of these highly detailed Dragon Priest Mask variants of their Dragonborn statue. From official 2D artwork to formidable 3D incarnation, the Elder Scrolls legend stalwartly...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
$5 - $20 from Etsy »

No girl who applies one of Seventh Skin's Game of Thrones temporary tattoos better get mad at me for staring at her chest. The intricacy, the detail, and the artistry of these short-term odes to Houses Targaryen, Stark, Baratheon...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
$447 from Canada Cosplay »

I like it when objects can wholly encompass their descriptors both literally and figuratively. For example, previously dragons were hot due solely to their deadly breath of fire. But then Canada Cosplay decided to turn them...

Saturday, December 13, 2014
$9.15 from Amazon »

How about a zipper LED light and bottle opener to complement your zipper knife? One for the jacket zipper, the other for the hoodie zipper, and just like that, instant readiness to light the way back home, crack open a cold...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
By: Raonhaje

What up, Jaws? You ready for a little face time with me and my impenetrable acrylic underwater sightseeing window? Korean company Raonhaje's EGO, a compact semi-submarine/motorboat hybrid, has flipped its room with a view...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

ONDA terms itself a recumbent stunt bike/trike that can also be used to commute to work. Commute to work? What am I, the imp from Game of Thrones? Cee Lo Green? I'm not willingly placing a 3-foot-high version of myself amongst...

Thursday, December 4, 2014
$599.99 from Amazon »

Stand up paddleboarding is super fun! Unless you lack the balance, core strength, and stamina of an Olympic athlete, in which case it's super fun for the first 15 minutes, and a shit show of falling into water, heaving yourself...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

No stranger to manipulating sound, and no stranger to successful Kickstarter projects (we previously covered the Soundlazer), Richard Haberkern believes he has created some legitimate Hoverboard technology. Without magnets....

Wednesday, December 24, 2014
$27.99 from Perpetual Kid »

Peanut Butter Blossoms. They've been a standard in my mama's Christmas cookie repertoire for as long as I've had enough teeth to eat Christmas cookies. I think that basically makes me an expert on what they're supposed to...

Friday, August 3, 2012

Everyone wants to be a hard ass. The Terminator. The Regulator. The Undertaker. Chuck Norris. Where's The Do-Gooder? The Helper? The Revitalizer? Relegated to the arenas of kindergarten classrooms and home decor, that's where....

Monday, April 14, 2014
$299 from Amazon »

The Pit Barrel Cooker is like a smoker mashed with a Crock Pot mashed with a 55-gallon barrel of lube. Minus the lube. The self-described "vertical cooking experience" says it will heat and flavor perfect hunks of meat over...

Saturday, June 21, 2014
$25.59 - $42.59 from Firebox.com »

Any a-hole can name his beer F**king Hell and profit from the scandalous use of profanity, right? But how many of those a-holes can also stake legitimate and logical claims on the words' application?...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
$42.99 from DudeIWantThat.com »

BACtrack would like to help us stop driving drunk. And dialing drunk. And texting drunk. And--hello, new kid on the block--Tindering drunk. I know. We're supposed to know better than to do these things on our own. And normally...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Giveaway: Tire Tread Rings 133
Giveaway Entry Is Closed

In collaboration with the ring masters at Titanium Buzz, we're rolling out one lucky reader's choice of any ring from Titanium Buzz's Tire Tread series valued at $400 or less. Enter using the quick and easy form at the bottom...

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Saturday, November 22, 2014
$62.51 from Amazon »

Cold as ice...and watered down as George Carlin doing standup at Sunday Mass. Not the best combination when you're serving and drinking beverages. The BrewTender is an 80-ounce drink dispenser sized for the tabletop and fitted...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
$11 from Amazon »

This 2 oz. bottle of Luminol contains the exact formula used worldwide by Crime Scene Investigators. The way you get its blue chemiluminescence to show is simple. 1) Bleed all over something. 2) Clean it up. 3) Spray Luminol...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DJI, makers of myriad drone quadcopters, designed the Phantom FC40 for everyone, but we're offering it only to you at almost 25% off its $649 retail price through the Dude Exclusives online store. Additionally, you'll get...

Sunday, September 21, 2014
$299 from Muse »

Headbands. They're not just for holding your hair back or making you look like Axl Rose anymore. In fact, Muse's headband can sense your brain. Or at least take its EEG readings, and use that information to help you learn...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
$19.95 from Amazon »

LifeStraw, a Time Magazine Invention of the Year Winner, removes a minimum of 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria. In areas plagued with dirty and unsafe drinking water, it filters up to 1,000 liters per apparatus into potable...

Friday, September 7, 2012
$28.76 from Amazon »

Adios, pocket protectors! Inkless pens are the way of the future. OK, probably the way of the future is the elimination of pens altogether, in favor of app-controlled telekinetic writing implementations, but in the interim...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
$787.49 from Gyroscope.com »

One time I had to write white paper or a green paper or something about a Stirling engine for a job interview but I still didn't really understand how they work. Something about expansion and contraction of gas and...oh, wait....

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
$21.49 from Amazon »

The RADTriage Radiation Detector is a U.S. Military-grade personal dosimeter, which I need because the homeless guy outside my office is always warning me about how the government is secretly allowing high levels of radiation...

Monday, November 17, 2014
$29.99 from DudeIWantThat.com »

Some N-E-S for your A-P-Ps. The NES30 is a Bluetooth controller fashioned in the likeness of the greatest and most iconic controller in history. Well, maybe tied with the Pac-Man arcade joystick. Cord-free and liberated from...

Thursday, December 11, 2014
$29.98 - $31.35 from Amazon »

A butt cup? Ten years ago I would have laughed my ass off if someone offered me one. But now that I'm old and decrepit with postural kyphosis and chronic low back pain, that laughing ass can't wait to plop itself down in BackJoy's...

Saturday, December 13, 2014
$15.69 from Amazon »

The best part about the Bella Waffle Bowl Maker--I mean aside from the fact that it's a glorious device from heaven that makes waffle bowls--is that it also makes...are you ready?...COOKIE BOWLS. Sometimes when I'm having...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

This electric Murphy bed hides in the ceiling. It descends as if from the heavens when your hour of slumber arrives. And each time it bears a new gift: silk pajamas; fine Scotch; Sean Penn's daughter. Or that's what would...

Thursday, July 11, 2013
$79.95 from Gadgets and Gear »

Oooh, I don't need a game controller or a code or critical thinking skills to open these metal core doors. I might even be able to kick them in without risk of shattering multiple bones in my foot. Probably I'd just jam a...

Monday, March 11, 2013
$79 - $99 from ThinkGeek »

The Keyport Slide 2.0 masters the art of consolidation. Consolidation. I like that word. It conjures images of culling junk, making things tidier, increasing manageability and pleasantness. Even when I'm told that we need...

Friday, April 20, 2012

Norman Osborn and Beaker from The Muppets are going to have a conniption when they get a load of this Frankencreation of welded steel and glass. The Menagerie of Mechanized Happiness Machine--ahhh, its name alone evokes reverence--is...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
$15.80 - $23.37 from Amazon »

Rabbit with Long Ear is by far the most profound book I've read...ever. In 0 words and less than 5 seconds it provides a stirring and stark look into the life of a creature cursed with inordinately long lobes who refuses to...

Monday, October 27, 2014
$13.95 from Amazon »

Oreos and Twinkies topped with bacon and then dipped in chocolate. This is what I would call the Trick-or-Treating Mother Lode. At least before wackjobs started putting needles and poison into their homemade treats for the...

Monday, October 28, 2013
Giveaway: Hubsan X4 FPV Quadcopter 150
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By: SpyHawk

Enter to win your very own Hubsan X4 FPV Quadcopter from SpyHawk (a $220 value)! A true RC toy for the 21st century, this flier is compact and lightweight, with a 3 megapixel eagle eye that reports all that it sees on its...

Monday, March 25, 2013
$12.95 from Amazon »

At printing, Subtle Butt Disposable Gas Neutralizers had 14 reviews on Amazon, and every single one of them contained both a serious critical analysis of the product's smell-quelling efficacy, and an insightful comment about...

Thursday, January 10, 2013
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Joanne Silverman loves meth. Just kidding. She loves Breaking Bad. I mean, I guess she might love meth too, but probably not because if she did it is unlikely she would have the wherewithal to conceive and create this outstanding...

Saturday, September 7, 2013
$127.85 from Amazon »

I was just sitting here picking my nose and it dawned on me: human hands are the original multi-tool. Then I started thinking about all of the varied tasks they can perform in their host of contortions, nose picking being...

Monday, August 4, 2014
Giveaway: Saddleback Leather Classic Briefcase 71
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The Saddleback Leather Classic Briefcase. $610 of full grain chrome tanned leather with a 100-year warranty, made by dudes I'd ditch work to have a beer with any hour of the day. Not to be an a-hole, but...I can't believe...