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Category Archives: Unusual

Would You Give These Unconventional Bath Items a Try?

GlowBowl Nightlight

A glowing toilet. Would you be comfortable sitting on one? Well, this GlowBowl Nightlight is designed to turn on when you get to it and turn off as you leave. The reason is to avoid the bright lights when you’re taking a leak at night. It fits any toilet and can emit up to 7 LED colors. If you pick carousel mode, the light will switch colors every 4 seconds. Funny.

Etekcity Digital Bathroom Scale

This Etekcity Digital Bathroom Scale, on the other hand, is blunt in telling you your weight. It’s auto-calibrated, giving you accurate results every time you step on it. It looks ultra chic and is perfect if your bath sports a modern design. It runs on batteries, by the way, but you’ll get a warning if they’re running low.

Majestic Pure Activated Charcoal Powder

This one’s the Majestic Pure Activated Charcoal Powder. They’re the latest toothpaste alternative that’s been going crazy online. The powder, they say, can whiten your teeth and is a good option other than using harsh bleach or whitening peroxides. It’s absolutely safe (and weirdly fun) to use.

Smart Products Are Not Just For Us — They’re For Our Pets Too!

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Come on humans, our fur babies only deserve the best! Let us not deprive them of the cool benefits of using smart products.

When we think about it, they do need these things because: 1.) We leave them at home alone and sad on most days. 2.) They’re the superstars in our lives and we can’t bear to see them sad, don’t we?

Why don’t you get your pets a little smart something this Christmas? Here are some cool pet gift ideas.

Cameras That Dispenses Treats

Aside from keeping you connected with your dog during your lunch breaks at work, pet cameras like the Petzi Treat Cam can dispense treats to your pets when you’re away. Keep them happy and watch them catch the treats. Snap a photo for memories too.

Fitness Trackers

Surprised? See, it’s not only you who need Fitbit. Track your pet’s health and make sure that they get enough exercise by making them wear FitBark. You can easily share the data with your vet so you can keep them at their top shape.

Smart Toys That Keep Them Active

During playtime, I bet it’s you who always run out of breath first. Well, there are smart toys that can let your pets play to their hearts’ content! The Petcube comes with a laser pointer which you can program. Another one is iFetch; it lets your dog play catch the whole day if they want to. These toys are best if you want to keep your dogs active, but you lack the time to regularly walk or play with them.

Give your pets any of these smart products and get a lick!

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Cat Stroll UV-safe Umbrella Keeps You 13 Degrees Cooler Under It

Cat Stroll UV-safe umbrella

Very high temperatures and humidity during summers can make walking around in the concrete city of Tokyo very uncomfortable and dangerous. In light of the issue, Izavell has created the Cat Stroll UV Parasol – a trendy ultra-violet rays protecting umbrella. The smart umbrella is imprinted with cat and kitten paws which change color from white to pink with a change in the intensity of the sun’s rays.

Measuring 39.4-inches wide, the Cat Stroll UV Parasol is made of a specially coated fabric which not only indicates about the harsh rays, but also makes the umbrella durable enough to be used in rain. Capable of blocking 100 percent of ultra violet rays, the foldable umbrella is also tested to keep you 13 degrees cooler under it than the temperature outside of it.

Readily available for purchase from Izavell website for 3,780 yen (approx. $38), the Cat Stroll UV Umbrella comes with a carrying pouch.

Cat Stroll UV-safe umbrella cover

[ AtPress ] VIA [ RocketNews24 ]

Lego Microscope That Can Zoom Micro Objects to 10 Times Their Size

Lego microscope by Carl Merriam

Carl Merriam has been working on making a fully-functional Lego microscope since last year, inspired by the LEGO X-Pod sets, and now the microscope is capable of achieving 10x zoom using actual Lego magnifying glasses. It is not the first time that Carl has been grafting Lego bricks into functional objects. He has been a Lego artist for the last 27 years and during this time he has made projects like Brownie Hawkeye. Amazingly, this project has been up on Lego Ideas for quite some time now, but managed to gain little attention.
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Why Invest in Land When You Can Have Your Own UFO Crash Site Soil?

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Well, of course it’s a little bit ‘out there’, but anyone who is a fan of anything and everything extraterrestrial must own something ‘out of this world’, right? So here’s a chance to buy a genuine, honest-to-God piece of the sky. This season, Amazon is going where no man has gone before, and providing buyers with the opportunity to own their own UFO crash site soil! The 1947 report of a UFO crashing in Corona, New Mexico, is apparently not entirely unsubstantiated. The Roswell Army Air Field press release at the time clearly stated that they believed they had found the “remains of a crashed flying disk.” No wonder the reddish soil comes with a certificate of authenticity from the seller, Image SI Inc. And at $12.95 a bag, the price isn’t that astronomical either. Get it on Amazon!

 

[ Amazon ] VIA [ AwesomeGadgets.org ]

Glow In the Dark Toilet Paper Can Save You From Inconvenience During Outages

Glow in the Dark Toilet Paper

A trip to the rest room during a power outage or a late-night venture is one of the most irritating things considering the fact that you’re half asleep, and turning on the light may be one of the most difficult thing to do. Under such circumstances, this toilet paper roll will illuminate itself, providing users with light in the middle of darkness, and assists you in finding the toilet without turning on the light as well as one of the most important things in the toilet — the Toilet Paper. It’s not just a life saver in a situation like this, it can come to your rescue on many occasions, such as, a camping trip in the middle of the jungle where you can’t find a restroom or when you’re surrounded by total darkness. The product costs $10, and may not be the most affordable product for many of us.

[Product Page] via [TheGreenHead]

World’s Most Awesome Trash Can Catches Your Crap No Matter Where You Throw It

It’s annoying how some people don’t really both to pick up after themselves. It’s even more annoying if you actually happen to live with them. But something that could making your current living arrangements a bit more bearable is this robotic trash can hacked together by some fine Japanese folks. It might look pretty ordinary, but hook it up and you’ll soon figure out why this is the perfect trash can for lazy slobs (and for people with bad aim.)

The trash can is actually equipped with wheels that are controlled wirelessly through a Kinect-based program, which detects the path of thrown objects to direct the trash can to the object’s projected landing spot.

Check out the video below to see how it was put together. But if you’re just eager to see how it works, then skip on over to 2:24.

[ YouTube ] VIA [ TechnaBob ]

Augmented Reality Cosmetic Mirror

digital-cosmetic-mirror By Gaurav Kheterpal

The Beauty and Cosmetics Industry is going through a serious transformation and Shiseido is amongst the leading companies driving this change to make you look better. Shiseido has just launched a Digital Cosmetic Mirror which allows you to test your make-up without even having to pick up a Mascara brush. The in-built camera in Digital Cosmetic Mirror scans your face and gives you tailored recommendations. Choose your make-up options from the list of recommendations and see the results they’ll have on the screen.

Virtual Make up is easy and more importantly, it’s quick!

[ Shiseido ] VIA [ Ubergizmo ]

Armatix Gun: Watch That Trigger

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By Gaurav Kheterpal

When you have a gun in your hand, people often advice you – ‘Watch that Trigger’. Armatix decided to take that advice literally and came up with a watch that controls your gun. Wearing a stylish wrist watch is trendy (except this watch is fugly) and owning a gun has its own aura – so if the two can be combined, it offers you the best of both worlds.

The gun won’t work and a red LED will light up if the watch isn’t in close proximity of the gun. The way this unusual combination works is through the watch sending a wireless arming signal to the gun. If the gun picks up the signal, it gets armed and a green LED lights up. Priced at nearly 7,000 Euros, this is quite an expensive affair.

I’m wondering what happens if your watch battery dies out and you need the gun?

Armatix ] VIA [ Wired ]