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Sunday, April 15, 2012
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Ready, aim...fire up the grill! What kind of meat are you packin'? BBQ with a bang. Ribs that will knock 'em dead. Your shot at culinary perfection. A stallion in the bedroom, a Colt .45 on the grill. Anyone else? Contributions...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Sold Out from Amazon »

My solution to bike theft is not riding a bike. That's also my solution to not falling off a bike and breaking my face. But to those up for tempting fate, check out Kuat's Bottle Lock, a 5' cable of 8mm thick braided steel...

Thursday, July 25, 2013
$79 from Amazon »

Reviewers of ABEO's HDVR-150, a hi-def video/still camera built into an attachable rearview mirror, have predominantly words of praise to lay upon the device, but I'm not fully sold on its application. Certainly in this age of You're watchin' me?! Well I'm watchin' you! I can see the need for installing a recording mechanism in my car as a means of nailing all the jackholes who do me wrong via...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
$139.95 from Amazon »

When I was little they used to have one of these devices that makes your hair stand on end at an amazing and delightful place called The Magic House. My mama would sometimes take me there if I could go 8 days straight without...

Monday, February 6, 2012
$129.95 from Amazon »

No gas, no juice, no problem. BioLite's petrochemical-free CampStove and USB device charger burns hot with full battery power during all seasons of backpacking, camping, and chillin' hermit-like in the woods. Using only the...

Monday, July 9, 2012
$85 - $450 from Etsy »

Rejoice ye liquor-sipping non-smokers who thought the Octopus Pipes we featured last month would be cool, if only you inhaled. Kraken Flasks are here to evoke equal reverence from those who enjoy a fine swig of Scotch or nip of brandy. And hang on, teetotalers, you're not SOL either. The Kraken also serves as a worthy keeper of your olive oil and mouthwash. OK, he's a little (as in a lot) cost-prohibitive...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Roasting marshmallows and making s'mores over an open flame is such grand fun. At least until someone falls into the burning ring of fire and doesn't live to sing about it like Johnny Cash. Then it's kind of a downer. Avoid...

Thursday, November 6, 2014
$260 from Uncommon Goods »

Here's a trusty steed for cyclist types to hang their EPS foam helmets on. It communicates hipsters' favorite kind of irony, plus lets everyone know the owner thinks it's cool to kill bikes for sport. And none of that is even...

Saturday, August 3, 2013
$74.99 from Ilumi Bottle »

The ILUMI Smartbottle, a container that tracks and analyzes water intake, is like your mom: it follows you around telling you what to do, keeping track of whether or not you do it, and offering unsolicited commentary about...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
$140 from Armourgeddon »

Who wants to come out and play with me, my paintball guns, and my colossal FV432 Armored Personnel Carrier? Armourgeddon, based out of Leicestershire, England (sorry, US of A) hosts extreme paintball experiences headlined...

Thursday, May 17, 2012
$28 from Etsy »

Time Machine Jewelry interprets TARDIS approaching the Untempered Schism in this steampunk-esque pendant hanging from a 20" chain. Stare into the hypnotizing movement and gears of its vintage silver and gold pocket watches...

Saturday, August 20, 2011
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I don't even know how to describe this. I think it's both the scariest and coolest thing I've seen all week. It's like a combination of Star Wars and Mad Max. I can here my mom already, "Why do you want something like that?"....

Monday, August 20, 2012
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David Vigil of Vigilante Leather (oh, the fortuity some people have with their given names!) has hand tooled a replica of Nathan Drake's leather gun holster from Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception that not only looks as dope and...

Friday, March 7, 2014
$42.99 from Amazon »

Yes ma'am, my necktie is made of solid wood. And it just so happens it's pointing to something else that is made of solid wood, if you know what I mean. So why don't we--wait! Don't flip your hair and walk off in a huff! I...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
$32.90 from Amazon »

Win the favor of Daenerys Targaryen AND cover up the smell of weed in your bedroom with this Gothic dragon incense box. The smoke wafts from his nostrils and, when placed near papers or articles of clothing, he will breathe...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
$11.99 from Amazon »

Even if I weren't a gambling man I would like the 50/50 Savings Bank because every day it would remind me of Plinko, my favorite Price Is Right game, and also Bob Barker, my favorite game show host and general hero of life....

Sunday, September 11, 2011
$22.95 from Amazon »

You gotta cut up those old credit cards anyway right? Or what? Your identity will surely be stolen and you'll lose your girlfriend and probably be shunned. Instead, make cool guitar picks and avoid shunning with this genius...

Saturday, May 5, 2012
$160,060 from Arrinera Automotive »

In the grand tradition of comparing cars to women, the Arrinera supercar is like your mom. Dynamic, powerful, programmed to watch your back, classy with very expensive tastes, but...sorry...still available for purchase and...

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Time Machine Rental.com will neither confirm nor deny the functionality of their DeLorean's flux capacitor, but they do make mention of animated interior interfaces and buttons and switches that light up like a Christmas tree...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
$18.04 from Amazon »

I can't guarantee you'll get laid if you don't smell like a cesspool of bacteria and last night's broccoli & Cheez Whiz casserole, but I can guarantee you won't get laid if you do. My point: you're better off not smelling...

Sunday, May 25, 2014
$16.81 from Firebox.com »

Mmmm, nothing cures a hangover like more carbs and alcohol. Though Birra Spalmabile, or Spreadable Beer, contains no actual alcohol, it does contain 40% beer--Atla Quota Greta, to be precise. Sounds Italian. And while the...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
$49.76 from Amazon »

Dorm rooms, office kitchenettes, and Manhattan apartments rejoice! The Hat Trick Breakfast Station combines three necessities of morningtime life--coffee, toast, and eggs--into one compact gadget no bigger than a standard...

Monday, January 27, 2014
$33.60 from Amazon »

When my friend Cornelius pulls his breaded raviolis out of the deep fryer on Sunday I am going to recommend he season them with a click quarter teaspoon of oregano and a click, click half teaspoon of basil from my auto-measure...

Thursday, July 25, 2013
$100 from Amazon »

Blissful slumbering courtesy of a bed in the sky. It sounds like a dream come true. So you click...and view...and...it's a hammock. A thin, garbage bag-looking hammock too. This hammock has some explaining to do....

Saturday, August 31, 2013
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Fos: It's an LED safety patch for pedestrians and bikers. Fos: It's a light grid programmable wirelessly through your smartphone to display video, graphics, or text. Fos: It's everything people post on Facebook about how many...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
$99.95 from Amazon »

I received a Bass Egg vibration speaker of my own yesterday, and although it looks more like an egg that has been cut in half with both pieces inverted and then fused back together than an egg freshly ejected by a hen (it...

Saturday, May 31, 2014
$224.99 from Amazon »

Whoa, the sixth scale collectible figure of Wolverine as portrayed by Hugh Jackman might look more like Hugh Jackman portraying Wolverine than Hugh Jackman himself. Head sculptor and painter Lee So Young and JC Hong should...

Saturday, March 9, 2013
$62.95 from Etsy »

True, it is dangerous to go alone, but it is also dangerous to go in the dark. Take a Triforce lamp with you to light the way and remind all you encounter that wisdom, courage, and power are still the keys to Hyrule domination...

Saturday, January 26, 2013
$119 from Gyrobike »

Anyone who's tried to teach a kid to ride a bike without training wheels knows that teaching a kid to ride a bike without training wheels is kind of a pain in the ass. First of all, they have trouble following simple instructions...

Sunday, March 30, 2014
$9.67 from Amazon »

Well, Star Wars: Jedi Academy doesn't come in a sweet mechanical vault or reveal ancient secrets of the Jedi discipline like The Jedi Path, but I bet it will be an easier purchase to share with your kids. I mean that in the...

Thursday, January 30, 2014
$10.99 from Amazon »

My ad campaign for this product would be Paleo Wraps: they definitely taste way better than paper. To say the coconut carb substitutes are delicious, or even good, is tough though. They're not bad. And they're not tasteless....

Thursday, June 20, 2013
$58 from Bethesda »

Mmm, I smell a Cake Bake-Off coming on. Residents of Vault 101 take note: I will accept submissions of the sponge variety only this year. A fleece zip-up nod to the Fallout series, Bethesda's Vault 101 hoodie is passable video...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
$35.60 from Amazon »

I don't know what you get when you pass Go--maybe another axe or Gator machete to add to your zombie defense arsenal--but I do know that when I play Monopoly: Walking Dead Survival Edition I'll have permanent dibs on the bucket...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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Enter to win your choice of any 2 Rhino Shield impenetrable screen protectors, courtesy of Dude and Rhino Shield creators, Evolutive Labs (up to an $80 value). The Shields have been fabricated to fit and protect smartphones...

Sunday, February 16, 2014
$80 from Snurk »

Not much of a lake snoozer? How about sleeping in a swimming pool? Snurk's pool bedsheets add a second option to spending the night enveloped in a large body of water without drowning. Fun! Trippy! Still horrendously scary...

Monday, December 31, 2012
$19.63 from Amazon »

People who cannot read Japanese rejoice. Dark Horse Books and Nintendo have published an English version of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, which is now available for pre-order. The Triforce unites and soars to the Western...

Monday, December 3, 2012
$9.10 from Amazon »

The definitive building block of food porn now has its own erotic cookbook. Fifty Shades of Bacon, about damn time. Right, ladies? 'Cause I know once you satiate your carnally voyeuristic instincts reading Fifty Shades of...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
$14.99 from Amazon »

According to Soft Goat, "Scruffy is sexy!" And given that scruffy means unshaven and unshaven means me not having to partake in the laborious task of shaving every morning, it appears I have finally succeeded in my quest to...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
$49.95 from Kitchen Safe »

David Krippendorf invented the Kitchen Safe first to help himself avert caving to unhealthy snack cravings. Usage of the 3-1/2 quart timed lock box soon evolved into housing TV and video game controllers, cigarettes and liquor...

Thursday, August 29, 2013
$14.95 from Bacon Basket »

Is a bowl-shaped baking dish designed explicitly to mold bacon into baskets for transporting eggs and BBQ pulled pork to my mouth necessary? I don't know, are pants necessary? Necessity may be one, but she is not the only...

Friday, April 20, 2012
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Though it may seem that this Predator Mask would be useful only as a Halloween costume, it in fact has a wealth of practical applications. Obviously it will give children, and probably dogs, horrific nightmares, and so serves...

Thursday, September 26, 2013
$24.99 from Amazon »

It's obvious what the Mangroomer is, so let's just cut to to the chase: what can this DIY back shaver do for you?...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
$44.99 from ThinkGeek »

Doctor Who's time-traveling spacecraft TARDIS has a new assignment: hold your soaps, shampoos, razors, and other grooming gear so they don't litter up or fall off the ledges of your shower. Despite the looks of it, the TARDIS...

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
$477 - $525 from bublcam »

What better way to prove you've got balls than to show 'em? That's the cue photography seems to be taking from projects such as the Panono and, here, the bublcam. A baseball-sized spherical camera, bublcam houses 4 equidistant...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Usually the best part about any Japanese product is the video they make to go with it. This Hanaga Tap, or nose outlet's, may not be as bizarre and exaggerated as some, but given that they make the development of a human nose...

Monday, August 18, 2014
$13.99 from DudeIWantThat.com »

Get the iStabilizer Glass Mount, a universal horizontal or vertical smartphone holder that suction cups to your windshield or dashboard for 53% off regular price at $13.99 from Dude Exclusives!...

Friday, December 27, 2013
$89.99 from Quirky »

Modular. It's going to take tactical to the octagon for the title of Most Profitable Buzzword. Modular cell phones, modular pens, and now a modular pocket knife. Quirky Inventor James Robinson's Swift is Swiss Army gone piecemeal....

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Sold Out from Amazon »

Ten cents from every one of these Support the Troops car decals sold will go toward building the next Death Star. Good news for members of the Dark Side. A terrible blow, though, to Jedis and Rebel supporters. Who's going...

Monday, August 22, 2011
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If I were a normal 16 year old 8 year old out trick or treating and I walked up to a door and this thing started moving, I might crap my drawers.... and I haven't done that since college. Checkout the video on the product...

Friday, August 15, 2014
$15 - $25 from Etsy »

Yes they're real beetle wings. From the iridescent Elytra Sternocera beetle of Thailand. Apparently beetlewing art is a traditional form of jewelry making once widely practiced throughout ancient Asia. And now widely practiced...

Sunday, January 19, 2014
$175 from Amazon »

It's pretty simple: your valuables; your safe; your fingerprint. BARSKA's biometric guardian of cash, firearms, last wills and testaments, and treasures you stole from Smaug allows keyless access only to those with the correct...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A few months ago, we featured Charles Lushear's reinvention of the cheap plastic, old-school NES controller into the rich, interwoven woods of his terrifically classy Working Nintendo Controller Coffee Table (and then we gave...

Monday, July 1, 2013
$37.66 from Amazon »

Here's a silver lining, or at least some black polyester, for the poor bastards who have to go to summer school: DC Comics' Batman Backpack...with Bat ear hood...and...du-nuhnuh-nuhnuh-nuhnuhnuh...BAT! WINGS! As with any loyal...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
$27.95 from Amazon »

I call not drinking out of Luke Skywalker's crotch! Star Wars Stacking Mugs. Divided into thirds both vertically and horizontally the trio features the uppers, privates, and legs of Luke, Han Solo, and a random Stormtrooper....

Friday, April 27, 2012
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Key storage turns epic with a little help from The Legend of Zelda and April Iverson's handpainted key hook. The item is made to order with a standard single hook, but if you're feeling particularly Triforceful, you can request...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
$98.99 from Amazon »

Mogo is a portable seat. It folds. It does not weigh very many pounds. It functions indoors and out, on grass, concrete, and sand alike. Mogo looks like a peg leg extending from your butt. Or what might happen when the idiomatic...

Thursday, May 17, 2012
$6.64 from Ben & Jerry »

Three things. One: I subscribe to the unwavering dogma that ice cream is mankind's greatest culinary invention. Two: I don't share food. Three: Avengers and iProducts be damned. Ben & Jerry's pint lock is the most anticipated...

Monday, June 4, 2012
$34.99 from Amazon »

Product literature describes the Magical Unicorn Mask, a whole-head extravaganza of latex, as "vaguely disturbing." Uh, vaguely? For me, a mythical creature whose facial expression sort of makes it look like it's being sodomized...

Monday, May 21, 2012
$24.95 from No Starch Press »

LEGO Heavy Weapons, a guide to transforming the iconic building blocks into equally iconic firearms, is author Jack Streat's debut book. Just prior to its publication, he worked full-time at Algebra 2, driver's ed, and asking...

Friday, May 2, 2014
$25.99 from Amazon »

Brew a double espresso or 10-ounce cup of coffee right into your favorite mug in around 60 seconds with the AeroPress. A simple tool, a space-saving alternative to a full-size coffee maker, and supposedly at the head of "one...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
$58.42 from Amazon »

Fogged mirrors! I can't groom my facial hair or Dep Gel my head for, like, 8-1/2 minutes after emerging from the shower unless I stand there like an a-hole blowing my mama's hairdryer on it. Towels: do not work. Squeegees:...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
$49 from Amazon »

Even though I would prefer not to get hit by a car, I still have trouble getting stoked about wearing and using reflective devices. Bike lights break or get stolen, patches only work when other lights are around to bounce...

Monday, November 5, 2012
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Electrical engineer Brian Egenriether designed a machine to sort Skittles so that I can have all the red ones, and no one ever has to eat the disgusting green ones again. While Skittles umbrella corporation, Mars, Inc., has...

Saturday, December 14, 2013
$59.99 from Amazon »

In Star Wars: The Blueprints, "the meticulously researched text gives voice to the groundbreaking and brilliant engineers, designers, and artists that have, in film after film, created the most imaginative and iconic locales."...

Monday, March 17, 2014
Sold Out from Amazon »

Though Boston Dynamics sets a very high bar with their spastically brilliant WildCat, Robotis still maintains its Bioloid Comprehensive is "not an average robot kit." And given the pretty penny they're asking for it, it damn...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sold Out from eartheasy »

Think Fast LifeStraw Go Promotion: In honor of their debut, LifeStraw Go water bottles will be available for 43% off their normal retail price through December 11, 2013 ($19.95 vs. $34.95). Follow the link to vendor eartheasy's...

Friday, December 28, 2012
$12 - $39 from CRL Products »

Precision machined dice made from pure, solid metal. Just like my abs. Amber Rix's wildly successful Kickstarter project will reward backers with a choice of 3/4" dice in 7 different unmixed, undiluted material types: Aluminum;...

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
$20 from Etsy »

Looks like we're gonna have a grotesque perversion of the fuzzy, frolicky, happy animals emblematic of every major holiday now. First Phillip Blackman took on Valentine's Day with his Undead Teds, and here Undead Ed tackles...