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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bruce Wayne Approves: Batman Molded Leather Backpack

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Whoever said that backpacks were for nerds obviously hasn’t seen Batman’s molded leather backpack. Okay, so it’s not exactly his, but it’s fashioned after the one that Batman used on the rooftop of a skyscraper in Hong Kong in The Dark Knight. It was also featured in the conclusion to the box office smashing trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises.

The backpack was made by UD Replicas, which is known for creating bike leathers that are based from movie costumes. Hit the break to check out more photos of the most badass backpack you’ll ever see in your life.

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Keep On Poppin’: Everlasting Bubble Wrap iPhone Case

Bubble Wrap Case

Here’s a quick tip on what you can do if you’re stressed: pop bubble wrap. It sounds silly, but it actually works for many people, yours truly included. There’s just something therapeutic about popping bubble wrap when so many things are going wrong (ie. crappy day at work, bank account got hacked, there’s no more milk in the fridge…)

It seems wasteful, since bubble wrap is a non-renewable commodity. Or is it?

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Rollie Eggmaster Makes Egg Tubes On Sticks

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Breakfast got you stumped? The Rollie Eggmaster turns the difficult task of… cooking eggs into one that’s as simple as making a toast. Simply crack your eggs right into its cylindrical non-stick container, press a button and wait for your fully cooked egg creation to, uh, rise out of there. There’s a heating element inside that cooks your eggs, and a mechanical ejector that pushes the contents out when ready. Like any self-respecting infomercial-grade product, the Rollie Eggmaster actually looks like something we might enjoy around the office… once we get past everything looking a little like turds. Because when you think about it, it’s kind of genius. You can eat your eggs on a stick, which is great when you’re running out the door and can’t sit for breakfast. Or you can make other things like burritos, or pizza rolls. We’re… we’re getting the credit card as we type these words. It’s $30!

Bonus: tons of giggles at the rising-boner appearance of the egg products as they eject slowly.

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The Multi Is A Swiss Army Wallet

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It’s called the Multi and it’s a wallet made from a sandwich of die-cut Aluminum or Titanium plates. But its wallet duties are kind of a sideshow to everything else it does:

It can also be used as a flat or Phillips head screwdriver, a nested wrench (in SAE or metric), a two-inch ruler, a bottle opener, a twist top opener, a wing nut wrench, a smartphone tablet stand, a can top popper, a box opener, and a keychain.

Using it as a smartphone or tablet stand will require a few steps. The middle piece keeps the tablet propped up, and the credit card on the inside sticks out to keep the tablet or smartphone in place while the device is in use.

It’s also RFID blocking and TSA approved. The fully-funded Kickstarter campaign will allow you to pre-order an Aluminum version for $40 or a Titanium one for $75, with delivery in July of this year.

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All Game for Easter: Super Mario Nintendo Easter Eggs

Nintendo Mario Easter Eggs

Easter is fast approaching. Religious significance aside, it’s time to break out your brushes and pots of paint once more because it’s time to design those Easter eggs! Instructables user Imnopeas got a headstart on everyone else by doing her eggs early this year for her son, and they turned out great. I think it’s safe to assume that her kid’s a gamer from the looks of these eggs.

In case you’re out of ideas and want to copy her idea, you’re in luck because she’s shared the details of the project on Instructables.

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A Knife So Pretty You’re Not Going To Want To Use It

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Knives are often utilitarian tools, meant to cleave, slice, skin, filet or chop your food into forms you’ll feel better about shoving down your piehole. But knives can be beautiful too, as demonstrated by the Primitive Knife, by designer Michele Daneluzzo. He drew inspiration from the knives used by early humans, such as flint tools, and is formed from one petal-shaped piece of steel. And it just looks great, in our opinion. The Primitive has no handle, instead relying on a ridge that runs along the top part of the blade to allow holding. It’s available in blast or polished steel, and is stored upright in a stand that comes included. It’s being produced by a company called Del Ben, but navigating that Flash site is so 2005 that it’s giving us headaches. Thus a price can’t be found. By looks alone, we’d say you can’t afford it.

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Foster Your Child’s Talents, They Say

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This is the “Goo Period Vicent Van Bib.” It’s a bib for your baby, with a fancy painting frame drawn in the middle. The idea is that your little toddler is going to be a toddler, and he’ll spit, drool and wipe his hands all over it, and instead of it becoming the dirty laundry it should become, you’re going to call it art. Or something. How cute. We’d ‘awwww’ all over the place is babies were the kinds of things we’re into. But we’re not. Well… I shouldn’t speak for Hazel. I’m not. But we do both think that some of you out there will love this, and would probably like to know that it’ll cost you a whole $7 to own your own.

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A New Nero Trigger Adds Even More Functionality For That Perfect Shot

Screen Shot 2013-03-20 at 12.47.27 AM Some of you may remember that we wrote about the Nero Trigger last August. This was a sensor-laden device whose purpose was to help you capture photographs of events that are too quick to catch with even the fastest trigger finger. Well there’s a new generation of the gadget out, and this is what the company has to say about it:

It has now a color LCD screen which increases usability compared to the previous version. Every piece of information you need will be displayed to you right on the screen. NeroTrigger features two new modes: HDR (High Dynamic Range) and DIY (Do It Yourself) HDR mode will let you to get different exposures without an hassle and DIY mode will bring you countless options to show your creativity. NeroTrigger is now much more stable as analog controls have been totally eliminated. Everything is digital, everything is accurate.

I have one that I’m supposed to be reviewing, and haven’t had time to put through its paces properly. I can say, however, that I got a few shots out and that it does indeed work as advertised. There’s some fine-tuning to do to synchronize the event you want to capture with the selected trigger (be it sound, light or through the cutting of a laser), but the fact that there’s an LCD to navigate the menus does make the task easier.

It attaches to the hot-shoe of your camera, and at $200, is a worthwhile investment for the photographer looking to shoot what’s gone in the blink of an eye.

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Everything Looks Better At 2,500 FPS

Our eyes, fancy as they are, are limited; they can’t see the super fast or the super slow. So here’s a little slow-mo p0rn, to keep you entertained for 6 minutes on a Wednesday. It’s a bunch of highlights from season 2 of the Danish TV show “Dumt & Farligt – igen” (meaning “stupid and dangerous”) airing this spring on TV 2 Zulu.

Our favourites include the bullet through the Diet Coke and the piggy bank on the lawnmower.

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