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9/4/2014

Toasted Selfies: your image on toast. I like it, but I’d be surprised if it came out as well as it appears to. This, however, seems like a toaster innovation that I could get behind.

8/1/2014

The Beach Vault: brilliant. This is one of the many, many reasons I hate going to the beach.

7/10/2014

Coolest Cooler: this is pretty slick but I can’t see spending $299 to own one. I think there are a couple features that other cooler manufacturers will readily copy, which I look forward to.

6/12/2014

Vessyl: this is an amazing technology that’s solving a problem no one has. “What am I drinking?” Read the bottle or can. “How much am I drinking?” Figure out how many ounces your glass is, make a tick mark (|) after each glass, and then multiply the tick marks by the number of ounces. “How many calories am I consuming?” Same thing, but read the bottle or can for the number of calories per serving. I just saved you $99 (preorder) or $199 (later).

5/30/2014

This handmade Italian roadster is a Mini Cooper unlike any other: swoon. Holy swoon!

4/17/2014

Confetti High-Fives: this would really liven up your celebrations.

7/29/2013

How does Elon Musk’s SF-to-LA-in-30-minutes Hyperloop work?: answers are coming in mid-August, but I’m dubious. Elon Musk is no Paul Moller but this seems too good to be true.

2/26/2013

Clear for Mac + Leap Motion: I don’t know. This seems like more work than clicking on a checkbox.

11/20/2012

Silver Plated Ballscratcher: the guy who has everything likely doesn’t have this.

11/14/2012

Baby Mop: finally make that infant earn its keep.

8/30/2012

“I Like your Kitchen Glove”: that’s one use. Another would be for when your waiter asks about your meal. Hold this baby up and have someone else in your party tap it. {via}

5/22/2012

Hyperbolic Upgrade Stickers: fun, realistic stickers that will reward careful readers.

5/19/2012

Easy Macro Cell Lens Band: this looks very handy. {via}

5/16/2012

Super Soaker Central: my childhood would have been so much better had this sort of thing existed back then.

5/14/2012

Easy Macro Cell Lens Band: impressive and so clever. {via}

4/24/2012

What Happened? Bandages: no one will buy it, though. {via}

4/6/2012

Liquid Body Armor Hardens on Impact: wow. I’m struggling, though, to think of non-armor uses.

3/26/2012

Star Wars Millennium Falcon Silicone Ice Tray: if any of my children ever get into Star Wars, I am all over this.

[UPDATE: Looking around the site, there's more. And more. And more. And more. Good gravy!]

2/9/2012

Creative Outlet Stickers: adorable. {via}

1/19/2012

Ask Cool Tools: the blog is outstanding and this looks to be just as helpful.

10/14/2011

The Light Cycle: whoa. {via}

10/6/2011

This Is Why I’m Broke: this is some sweet stuff!

10/4/2011

Division of Labor: funny work signs.

6/10/2011

BMW Powered Twin-Rotor Hoverbike: one step closer to the speeder bikes from Return of the Jedi.

4/27/2011

New Steve Jobs In Carbonite Case Arrives For iPhone: dang, already cease and desisted.

3/15/2011

Word Puzzle Universal Wrapping Paper: this is wrapping paper I would buy and use.

8/24/2010

caffeinating…: clever coffee holder.

8/20/2010

Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters: these are my kind of cookies. {via}

8/15/2010

Metaphys Ojue Lunch Box: the lunchbox revisited. {via}

8/14/2010

ElliptiGO: that looks like a blast.

8/4/2010

Paper Tweet: nice. {via}

[UPDATE: I wish I shuffled more paper. This would be awesome!]

7/28/2010

Garden Zombie: this ain’t your father’s garden gnome.

7/22/2010

Branch Skewers: expensive but a definite improvement. {via}

7/21/2010

Hilarious iPhone 4 Antenna Decal: it’s overblown and no big deal, but funny.

7/13/2010

Stick with me, baby!: it seems rather sacrilegious to do this, but I’m sure a lot of people would love it. {via}

Balloons and Dyson Air Multiplier™ fans: simply stunning. As I said previously, it’s pricey but intriguing. {via}

7/12/2010

The 7 Most Extreme and Weird Beds You’re Ever Likely To See: I see they failed to include the adjective “Expensive” in the list title. {via}

6/16/2010

U3-X Personal Mobility Prototype: this is way better than the Segway. I bet you could read a book on one of these things.

Clean Bottle: yeah, that’s a great idea. I hate those slender, long bottles for exactly this reason. {via}

2/18/2010

Nerd Merit Badges: I could get them all save the BoingBoing one.

1/22/2010

Imperial Death Star Officer Cap: oh my goodness, this would be a reason to wear a hat!

iPhone Pilot: I love this genre of app, my introduction being via Firepower.

1/6/2010

iPhone-Controlled Parrot AR.Drone May Be The Coolest Tech Toy Ever: something tells me this isn’t going to be priced to be competitive with the Air Hog.

12/6/2009

TruePower UCS Power Outlet With Built in USB Ports: until inductive charging becomes mainstream, this’ll do. {via}

10/13/2009

“Dyson unveils blade-free fan”: it’s over-priced and gimmicky, but my hat’s off to rethinking common items.

10/12/2009

My Suite Stuff: app-themed pillows—an excellent gift for the designer in your life.

10/9/2009

Tauntaun Sleeping Bag: damn it. Back in my day, our sleeping bags were blue and we liked it. We loved it.

[UPDATE (11/12/2009): And here's the item for sale.]

8/21/2009

Style-Your-Garage.com: vinyl coverings for your garage door. At just shy of $250 and for garage doors tiny by American standards, I can’t say that I’ll be ordering any although some look really sweet. Now doors, maybe.

8/20/2009

Unusual Remote: it looks like it’s Surface-based (so it’d be an awfully-expensive remote) but man that’s sweet!

2/10/2009

Google PowerMeter: it’s coming and I’m excited to see what they’ve created.

11/5/2008

Fake Calls iPhone Application: this is an awesome idea and it looks exactly like the real thing.

10/31/2008

“WiFi thermostat puts power and cooling at your fingertips”: this is a great idea. I especially like the idea of this device enabling agency in deciding what temperature to maintain.

10/23/2008

How to Make a Poop Tube: linked from the how to live in your car guide. The idea of a portable defecation unit in tubular form intrigues me.

9/10/2008

Bubble Calendar: I like the idea but $29.95 is too much for this hombre. {via}

9/5/2008

Nose Shower Gel Dispenser: and I know someone who’s birthday is coming up soon…

8/1/2008

Toyota Develops Personal Transport Assistance Robot “Winglet”: that’s not going to be good for Segway’s business. I mean, unless Toyota’s price point is over $5,000. HAHAHAHAH!

6/20/2008

Lego Death Star: sure it’s $400 but can you put a price on that kind of awesome? Oh, $400. Yeah, that’s probably too much.

6/18/2008

Honda FCX Clarity: I love innovation in autos and I think fuel cells are an idea whose time has come.

6/13/2008

MIDAS: MIT, eh? It and EPB strike me as, um, how to put this delicately, primarily oriented towards sausage parties. {via}

6/6/2008

Worldwide Fred: awesomely-designed, whimsical products like the BatterFinger or the Shower Mic among many, many others.

5/30/2008

How the Tweel Airless Tire Works: these are supposedly coming into production in 2010. I can’t wait!

5/17/2008

Black Bar Glasses: get obscurity without needing postproduction. {via}

4/9/2008

Lost-Related Greeting Card: funny. And too true. {via}

2/19/2008

Nerf Vulcan EBF-25: ohhhhh. I have a soft spot for Nerf weaponry and this hits it square in the nuts. $39.99? No sweat. Fall 2008? NO!!

1/7/2008

Disappearing Car Door: this is absolutely sick but it leaves me with abundant questions. I blogged an earlier version of this but it looks like they’ve ironed out the kinks. {via}

1/2/2008

Philips MANT940 HDTV Antenna: when I switched off DirecTV, I was a little concerned that I wouldn’t be able to get good reception. I bought this antenna last night and mounted it in place of my satellite dish—it fit perfectly—and immediately found 29 digital, high-def channels for free. WTF?! Why didn’t I do this years ago?

12/31/2007

The Second Coming of Apple TV: I just cancelled DirecTV and am going OTA, but any of this would suit me fine. I’m sick of being just a wallet to cable companies. Give me a little control and a little Internet.

12/30/2007

iPhysics: this is almost worth the hassle of jailbreaking, I’ve got to say. Demo video here, here, here, and here. I can’t wait until the SDK is available and this stuff becomes legit. {via}

11/30/2007

Gray Water Package Units: now this seems like a reasonable idea. Technological problems require technological solutions.

10/18/2007

Mini Desktop Racing for the Wii: this looks like a pretty awesome racing game. I wish I had a Wii. {via}

10/16/2007

I Want One of Those: cool gizmos and whatzits. Reminds me a lot of ThinkGeek.

8/22/2007

Boon: these are some pretty innovative designs. I really like the Flo. {via}

8/21/2007

Trunki: a ride-on suitcase for kids. I like the idea.

8/8/2007

JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank: the reviews are absolutely hilarious!

[UPDATE (8/9/2007): Here's the official site for the 'Donk. {via}]

7/25/2007

NOW Watch: you could easily pay $50,000 for a watch and still not match its accuracy. {via}

6/20/2007

Easy Glider: a very odd looking contraption.

6/3/2007

Apple iPhone Ads: oh. my. Let’s see, what rationalization should I use? “$499, that’s crazy for a phone,” “I’m stuck in a two-year contract with Verizon,” “I’m going to wait until they get all the kinks out,” “it’s probably not as awesomely wonderful as it looks,” or “who needs such a wickedly terrific phone anyway”? Decisions.

5/18/2007

Tiny Pocket People: the bobblehead of the noughts? This would be great for workaholic parents!

5/3/2007

Sculpt Sand Castles: this would be perfect for my desk! {via}

4/9/2007

Darth Vader Lightsaber Umbrella: if only I could justify spending $100 on an umbrella. O why must I live in Phoenix! {via}

Super Paper Mario: I thought a Wii would be cool before. Now I must have one!

3/17/2007

Driving LED Emoticon: I have got to have this! Think of the road rage I could provoke.

3/6/2007

The VOCO Clock: has 50 phrases recorded by Stephen Fry to wake you up politely. I have no idea who Stephen Fry is (even went to his IMDB page) but he sounds British and I know there’s some Brits in my reading audience.

2/20/2007

Made With Molecules: jewelry and accessories with a science bent.

2/19/2007

Venture Vehicles: this looks crazy slick. I could see owning one of these for a daily commuter except that I can’t seem to discern any cargo space whatsoever.

[UPDATE: Apparently, there's a similar site for the same car at Fly the Road.]

2/14/2007

Waterfall Soap Saver: this is actually a pretty clever solution to the “problem” of soap scum. {via}

2/8/2007

Diversion Safes: lots of good options, but the underwear diversion safe—AKA skid mark safe—seems especially effective. I know I wouldn’t touch it. {via}

2/7/2007

Earworms: intriguing way to getting conversational in a language. I found it extremely easy to follow. {via}

2/2/2007

Baker’s Edge: brownie pan that maximizes that most delicious part of any brownie—the edge. {via}

1/31/2007

Remington Tangle Tamer: if this works, it’s an incredible tool. One of my three-year-old daughters has really long hair and we’ve tried everything (detangler, conditioner, brute force) but it’s never a pleasant experience. {via}

Hair Collector: ugh, this would help for my revolting once-a-quarter task. {via}

1/28/2007

Park, He Said: a description of Lexus’ new Advanced Parking Guidance System, whose commercial is mesmerizing. More reviews abound. {via}

Doorganizer: I like this. {via}

1/26/2007

Nikko R2-D2 DVD Projector: I am surprised that it’s taken this long to come about.

1/24/2007

The Douche Card: leave nothing unsaid. {via}

1/23/2007

Plen: “desktop hobby robot.” Who doesn’t need that?

[UPDATE (1/26/2007): $2,000!]

[UPDATE (2/3/2007): Here's some video of it in action.]

1/12/2007

Atlas Rope Ascender: you still have to get the rope up there in the first place, so it’s of limited use to me. {via}

Teaposy: beautiful, but I’m more of a purist when it comes to tea.

12/22/2006

2006 Holiday Survival Guide for Slackers: the USB Humping Dog is quite a find.

Quik Pod: a handheld tripod for your camera. {via}