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Optical Illusion Growing/Shrinking Ring

By: on May 18, 2013
$8.99
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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 than I do with school and women. Whether you wear this ring like a pimp, or just keep it in your pocket ready to whip out at hot-chick-in-the-Planned-Parenthood-waiting-room game time, its braided gold design will captivate all who see it rotate in one direction to seemingly grow larger, and then in the reverse direction to shrink back down. Note: the actual size of the ring never changes. Heady stuff, man. Heady, heady stuff.

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Motiv Ring - Fitness Tracker & Sleep Tracker

$199 from Motiv »

Say "I do" to Motiv and the ring will be your loyal fitness tracker, sleep tracker, and heart rate monitor 'til death do you part. Day and night, at home or in the gym, even in the shower and pool. Even if you gain a...

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ORII Voice-Powered Bone Conduction Smartphone Ring

$99 - $129 from ORII »

The ORII Smartphone Ring combines the best of voice activation, bone conduction, James Bond, and pretending your hand is a telephone like you did as a kid. Except there's no pretending with this Kickstarter project from...

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Pyro - Open Palm Fireball Shooter

$174 from Ellusionist »

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. I know because only Santa could make a hidden wristband that allows me to launch fireballs from my open palm, and only Santa could make it available for my mama to purchase for me...

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McWhinney Active Wedding Rings

$825 - $3,750 from McWhinney Designs »

Jeff McWhinney designs wedding rings for men who move. Like a little more than from their desk to the john, the car to the house, and the couch to the fridge. Hikers, golfers, climbers, weight lifters, even really intense...

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True Mirror - How Others See You

$200 from Amazon »

The True Mirror idea is simple (and old; it was first patented in 1887): place two mirrors at right angles and have a look-see. Its effect, though, elicits the complexities of realization spanning everything from Whoa!...

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TheTouch Real-Time Heartbeat Rings

$599 - $2,990 from The Touch »

Want to feel close to a loved one far away? Or in the next room when it's too much work to get up off the couch? As part of their mission to "make the most personal connecting tools," TheTouch is finishing up development...

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Leidenfrost Effect Ring

$31.80 from Grand Illusions »

I love the dude who makes Grand Illusions' videos. I think his name is either George or Hendrik. Both because George Auckland and Hendrik Ball are the two Brits who founded and run Grand Illusions out of an 18th century...

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The Ring Clock

$349 - $399 from Ring Clock »

August 2013 Update: Thanks to crowdfunding campaigns, concept products are making their segues into reality much quicker these days. Two years ago, the Ring Clock emerged from a Moving Innovation challenge set forth by...

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Meteorite & Dinosaur Bone Rings

$387 - $1,749 from Etsy »

If your special someone is really that special, you won't just give them a ring, you'll give them a ring from a bazillion years ago! A ring that symbolizes how grand, vast, and enduring your love is. A ring that proves...

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HOLHO - Smartphone Hologram Generator

$38 - $530 from HOLHO »

HOLHO. It's like a portmanteau of Holla! and Jai Ho! And the contraption is an Italian design, so we've got some real cultural diversity going on here in the world of holograms. A pyramid-shaped structure that sits on...

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Moonglow Rings

$275 - $375 from Black Badger »

Moonglow Rings take minimalistic colored and metal bands on a trip through classic sci-fi adventures when the lights go out. Though Black Badger Advanced Composites' glow-in-the-dark finger decor comes from Sweden, not...

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QALO Wedding Rings for Athletes

$19.99 from Amazon »

QALO, you win. Best line I've read all month: "After getting married we realized what a nuisance wearing our traditional wedding band was." I know, right? Suddenly women at after-work happy hour are turning down your...