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Saturday, February 4, 2012
$4.54 from Amazon »

Add some extra spice to your knuckle sandwich. On a typical day, Brutus the Bulldog simply tricks out the keys to your Honda Civic. But on the day you leave the Civic at home, and get jumped walking home from the bar, Brutus'...

Friday, October 5, 2012
$14,900 from Hot Tug »

Why thank you, Dutch peoples. I think I would like a wood-fired hot tub in which I can sail, and a tugboat in which I can enjoy warm baths. HotTug is a wood-hulled boat fitted with fiberglass reinforced polyester and a stainless...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Panther Air Drone is a big boy. The Dumbo of quadcopters, if you will. But still graceful and easy to maneuver with its foam body, encased blades, and built-in gyro stabilization. A 4.5-channel radio control enables forward/backward, up/down, rotational, and lateral coasting functions. The Panther also has a 360-degree flip stunt mode to send its twinkle rotors into sweeping loops at the press...

Saturday, November 10, 2012
$2,990 from Pjadad »

The Cocoon 1 is for that sort of selfish kind of privacy people seek. The kind that means no one can bother or make any demands of them, but they can still watch and hear and pass judgment on what's going on with everyone...

Monday, May 12, 2014
Giveaway: MuzzleShot Shine Case 73
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Ready for a shot from an M16A2? We've got our hands...trigger fingers...on a MuzzleShot Shine Case, but instead of stashing it in our own cache of barware, we're going to unload it on one lucky Dude reader. If you want your...

Monday, February 2, 2015
$49.99 from DudeIWantThat.com »

What we have here is a mighty 8 grams. The Blade Pico QX is a tiny quadcopter capable of big maneuvers. Single and double flips are no sweat, and the miniature RC flyer also comes equipped with SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) tech for easing newer pilots into manning the device with more success and less frustration. The Pico also has prop guards to protect it from collision damage, and...

Monday, June 2, 2014
Giveaway: KettlePizza Serious Eats Special Edition Kit 80
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Shake up your Weber's standard BBQ chicken and brisket offerings this summer with some gooey, crusty, cured-meat, high-heat panache. Enter to win KettlePizza's Serious Eats Kit, a Special Edition release of the classic woodfired...

Monday, September 22, 2014
Giveaway: SnowLizard SLXtreme iPhone & iPad Cases 59
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As indestructible and rugged as you are indefatigable and equal parts Shaun White and Bear Grylls. Enter to win a set of SLXtreme iPhone 5 and iPad 4 cases, plus Chest Mount and Nautical Kit accessories from SnowLizard! A...

Thursday, February 27, 2014
$1,075 - $3,850 from Etsy »

This is a man's ring. And by "man" I mean...I have no idea what I mean. I've got respect for the Doctor and his ride and all, but a TARDIS ring the size of the average male's left nut even before you go inside? I think it...

Saturday, May 18, 2013
$8.95 from Amazon »

Dude, I am such a sucker for things that regale and mesmerize without requiring me to determine which geometric proofs or laws of physics or wonders of nature make them work. That's why I fare so much better with optical illusions...

Saturday, September 22, 2012
$64.99 from Amazon »

Maker Volante Design calls this Assassin's Creed fashion statement the Kenway Jacket, and includes a lot of nonsense about how it is available with two closure options to make it either symmetrical or asymmetrical, but really...

Monday, December 29, 2014
$1,918 - $3,517 from Etsy »

Latvian artist Girts Smelters began his volcanic basalt fiber furniture startup about 4 years ago in his country's capitol city of Riga. Today, his wickeresque hanging chairs have found homes everywhere from Google and Mozilla...

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....

Sunday, December 7, 2014
$54.99 from Amazon »

The LifeBox UltraCharge is a 3-in-1 companion for times when cruising the open road turns into getting stuck on the side of the road. Its 10,000 mAH battery serves as both a charger for electronics, plus a jump starter for...

Monday, January 21, 2013

Privacy crusader Adam Harvey builds off of his last experiment with fashion as a means of confidentiality, CV Dazzle, with a new line of counter surveillance clothing termed Stealth Wear. While the CV Dazzle system focused...

Sunday, March 10, 2013
$30.43 from Amazon »

This is what I have to say about the Apocalypse Tactical Tomahawk: sometimes, God does man a favor. Such as when He allows him to conceive and actualize pasties. Two nights in a row now, I've attended functions that randomly...

Thursday, December 5, 2013
$349 - $379 from Structure »

Occipital believes the future of computer vision is mobile. That means the company's forthcoming Structure Sensor for iPad has 3D depth--the camera attachment captures accurate, all-dimensional measurements and models in a...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
$10 from Varianto:25 »

Who wants some undiluted geekery? code:deck is a standard set of playing cards individually described by rank and suit in one of 13 different programming languages. As maker Varianto:25 points out, the cards should arouse...

Friday, January 9, 2015
$125 from Amazon »

I don't know if it was the Gemini or some other LED teeth whitening accelerator, but I definitely saw one of these raver's mouth contraptions at CES this week. The company had about 10 recliners set up for eager guinea pigs...

Thursday, May 9, 2013
$995 from Inventist »

The Hovertrax has no learning curve and requires no skills to use, which is good because you can bet that if I'm too lazy to walk myself down the street or hallway, I am definitely too lazy to learn how to use a complex piece...

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Saturday, August 27, 2011
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Amazing restaurant / hotel suite under the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean off the coast of the Maldives. Is there a cooler hotel room in the world? No. The answer is no....

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
$44.99 - $116.99 from SolidRun »

CuBox creators SolidRun have added the HummingBoard to their family of cleverly wordsmithed mini computers. Check out the video to see how this new kid compares to the incumbent credit card-sized computer, Raspberry Pi, and...

Monday, August 11, 2014
$99 - $199 from Scribble »

Scribble INK and Scribble STYLUS say they can scan, record, and then replicate on paper or digital screen any color on earth. Any color. On earth. Just by holding one of the pens up to the color--whether it be on a shirt...

Friday, October 10, 2014
$250 - $350 from Shinbudo Weapons »

Now these are kind of cool. They're bokken, traditional, usually katana-shaped training tools used in Japanese martial arts. Dennis King of Shinbudo Weapons makes all of them himself, by hand is his Corvallis shop. Corvallis...

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
$24.99 from Bungajungle »

Mount your phone to anything. Bathroom mirror. Desktop screen. Back of dude's head sitting in front of you on the bus. The Neutron S phone and tablet mount from Bungajungle attaches devices to most surfaces through its solid...

Thursday, June 20, 2013
$84.99 from Amazon »

One thing I learned recently is that cyclists call their little outfits "kits". Isn't that precious? So here is a Tron kit for all of the bicycling Tron fans out there, as well as the far larger number of normal, non-bicycling...

Saturday, February 7, 2015
$205 from ChargeTech »

ChargeTech takes the trophy for highest crowd-funded battery pack of all time on IndieGoGo. (Yes, there's a trophy for that now. But it's nothing compared to mine for Hardest Trier and First Place for Showing Up and Going...

Saturday, August 11, 2012
$39.99 from ThinkGeek »

This anatomical view of what lies beyond the high fructose corn syrup and Yellow Dye No. 5 of their epidermises paints Gummi Bears in a new light. Gives them some identity. Some humanity. Makes me feel kind of bad for eating...

Thursday, September 18, 2014
$8.19 - $21.19 from Firebox.com »

One guess as to where Abashiri Blue Beer comes from. Hint: not Smurf Village, and not outer space. Which leaves only one other logical choice, right? Yep: Japan....

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...

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...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
$46.82 from Amazon »

I feel like giving men tool kits as gifts is sort of like giving women exercise equipment: it's the ultimate passive aggressive way to take a dig. In this case, "Hey, do some chores," instead of, "Hey, lose some weight." But...

Friday, August 8, 2014
$315 from Etsy »

Steampunk Design is not F'ing around with these watch cuffs. Custom-designed, custom-built, and hand-assembled, the flip-top timepieces are a sight to behold even if you're not a steampunk groupie. It's kind of like how I'm...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
$158.73 from Amazon »

On the one hand I hate turning lights on when I have to take a leak in the middle of the night, but on the other hand my mama hates it when I miss the bowl. Or use the bathtub just to be safe. If you're like me, or if you...

Sunday, November 9, 2014
$330 from Steve Goodson »

Bobby Flay uses one of Steven Goodson's custom, handmade leather knife rolls. And have you seen Bobby Flay's wife? Hot. Dude has good taste. Know who else has a knife roll? Chefs Judy Joo and Andrew Hales. Yeah, I've never...

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...

Thursday, August 22, 2013
$59.95 from Amazon »

Oh boy, it's like a dinosaur mixed with a firefly mixed with that neat-o photosynthesis word I learned in middle school. Dino Pet, a compilation of living, bioluminescent organisms called dinoflagellates housed in an apatosaurus-shaped...

Thursday, March 19, 2015
$95.31 from Amazon »

I guess if you don't know that a straight arm means left and a bent elbow means right - which, let's face it, a lot of people probably don't - then Zackees LED Turn Signal Gloves would be of great benefit, both to the cyclists...

Thursday, October 2, 2014
$129.25 from Amazon »

Its vendors describe this gorilla toting a human around in a cage as "the most incredible adult costume you've ever seen." And while the only way that statement could be even remotely true is if Kate Upton were wearing it...topless...I...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
$19.99 - $26 from Amazon »

Medieval knight helmets. That's what hip nanas who know what it means to give their grandsons street cred crochet. Now I don't know if Dee Forrest is a grandma, but she's definitely privy to what the cool kids these days are...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
$59.99 from AtmosRx »

It seems like vaporizers are heading towards fitness tracker levels of popularity. And just as the former have encouraged tons of people to work out and get in shape, here's hoping the latter convince them to smoke weed and...

Monday, December 8, 2014
Giveaway: Black Zirconium & Copper Ring 60
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Why should the ladies get all the jewelry from Father Christmas and Daddy Sugar this year? Dudes, here's your chance to walk away from the tree with your own glistening finger gem, this one forged from slick black zirconium...

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Compact enough to fit in backpacks! 50 micron precision! Able to auto-level tall buildings in a single...sweep? Pass? The Portabee GO is a simple, mobile 3D printer suitable for all levels of people who want to get their 3D...

Sunday, December 8, 2013
$29.49 from Firebox.com »

These are disgusting. A perversion of gingerbread men, and a perversion of the spirit of Christmas!...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
$245 - $345 from Etsy »

I guess I've been in a serious relationship with Jack Daniels for long enough now that I'm willing to don his ring and announce it to the world. Especially a ring as slick as this one. Check out the genuine used JD white oak...

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
$2,250 from PowerDive »

Many of us dig communing with corals and fishes and hot merpeople lookin' for a good time 40 feet beneath the ocean's surface, but suited up SCUBA-style in bulky BC vests and heavy oxygen tanks sort of encumbers the experience....

Monday, February 2, 2015

The most relaxing part of any soak in the bubble bath is obviously surfing the web to check out stock performances, responding to accusatory emails from your boss, and going over the Excel spreadsheet of chores your mama took...

Saturday, January 4, 2014
$29.99 from ThinkGeek »

If you weren't crowned winner of our Pet Jellyfish Tank Giveaway, or are like me and don't have much success keeping alive things in your care alive, this LED jellyfish mood lamp could be the non-living companion of your dreams....

Sunday, February 15, 2015
$38.99 from Amazon »

BREAKING NEWS: Boutique Design Meets Charging Powerhouse! Also, Thundersnow! in Boston! Dude, this weekend just keeps getting trippier. First all the dead flowers and rotting meat I got from my ex for Valentine's Day (obviously...

Friday, March 15, 2013

I wonder which is less comfortable: Jimmy Kuehnle's Invisible Bike or Jimmy Kuehnle's invisible outfit. In other words, would you rather require rectal surgery or pass out from heat exhaustion and develop a full-body rash?...

Monday, May 20, 2013
$165 from Kinekt »

Kinekt's Gear Ring reminds me of that ditty "The Wheels on the Bus" except, unlike the song, the ring has a fully integrated design of micro-precision, stainless steel gears instead of rubber tires that go round and round...

Friday, March 21, 2014
$8,450 from Amazon »

The SCOUT, a combination of carbon fiber and mandrel bent aluminum, heralds itself the world's most advanced paramotor. I have no reason not to believe it. Not that I'd never seen or heard of any kind of paramotor prior to...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
$199.99 from Amazon »

It's like an inverted Polar Bear Plunge. And the Soak 'N' Wet Dunk Tank would be the perfect way to sober up after New Year's Eve. Also ideal for making your friend Cornelius regret having passed out in your front entry vestibule....

Thursday, August 25, 2011
$17k from Etsy »

My theory is that this might actually be Optimus Prime and this guy has captured him, found some way of disarming him, and is now trying to sell him. I don't know if I'd be comfortable sleeping with this guy roaming around...

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Julian Oliver's No Network cell phone signal jamming BATTLETANKMOTHERFUCKERRR! is not in production or for sale or making appearances anywhere outside of its gallery setting. And even if it were I would not tell you where...

Friday, July 12, 2013
$22.22 from Amazon »

I know. There are only so many multi-tools one can own. But only one multi-tool one can own also impersonates the precious, innocuous fish who died on you (possibly repeatedly) during childhood. What up, Guppie Multi-Tool?...

Sunday, March 16, 2014
$79 from Amazon »

I like it when the computer costs only about 2.5 times more than the keyboard they recommend to go with it. The latest in Android's line of mini PCs, the RK3188 serves as an upgrade to the platform's RK3066 model. One happy...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
$13 - $19 from Dash Wallets »

Credit card receptacles have gotten awfully fancy--from electronic signatures to electronic signatures with your fingertip to electronic signatures with your fingertip on an iPhone with a craaazy! credit card swiper bug attachment--so...

Friday, December 14, 2012
$130 from Amazon »

I might say I want to go off the grid for a week, but really I mean I want to be away from people and civilization right up to the point that I need the help of people and civilization because I got my leg stuck in a rock...

Sunday, February 16, 2014
$8,050 - $10,350 from Waterwolf »

Surfing without the waves. Stand up paddle boarding without the work. Water skiing without the boat. Waterwolf's MXP 3 is an electric surfboard designed to torch through the lazy waters of lakes, bays, bayous, deltas, and...

Sunday, February 15, 2015
$10 from Amazon »

I know I'm ur sunshine, Mama. You don't have to make me pancakes that spell it out for...no, wait! But I mean, since you're already almost finished with them anyway, you should probably just keep going. Mmmm, we have peanut...

Saturday, February 23, 2013
$159.95 from Amazon »

Sweet, a onesie for temperatures even colder than my parents keep their house. Selk'bag's wearable sleeping bags cater to all outdoor enthusiasts looking to stay warm without the constriction of a traditional rectangular or...

Monday, February 17, 2014
Giveaway: Solid Gray Hardshell Backpack 158
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Become a futuristic Ninja Turtle and protect your precious gear! Enter to win a foam-lined hardshell backpack from Solid Gray (a $190 value)!...

Sunday, August 14, 2011
$365.99 from ThinkGeek »

This is one of the coolest products we've come across in a long time. These are real damn jellyfish swimming around in your house. This is a very legitimate site and has a solution for all budgets....

Saturday, July 21, 2012
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FLASHr debuts on Kickstarter as New Orleans boys Trey DeArk and Terence Green's slick reappropriation of the iPhone's built-in LED camera flash and iOS' "LED Flash Alerts". A 3-part, multi-colored case, FLASHr intertwines...

Saturday, December 20, 2014
$38.30 from Amazon »

When the tent's a-rockin', don't go a-knockin'. Bombard them with 360 degrees of extreme LED brightness instead. Right, Pop? The Siege Lantern from Streamlight boasts 5 x C4 power LEDs that output 340 lumens of light. Four...

Sunday, April 7, 2013
$61.34 from Firebox.com »

What sucks is that you're either blessed with a dense thatch of chest hair or you're not. There's no cultivating it, no sprinkling of fertilizer that will encourage it to grow. The only legitimate option for those bereft of...

Monday, October 6, 2014

From Star Trek to T-Rex, LTL Prints has your walls covered. These giant, sometimes life-size decals come in over 8 million images, and you'll have your pick of them with a $150 credit to the LTL online store. Get it for just...