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Endless Calendar Goes On and On and On

Endless Calendar

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The Endless Calendar is a modular calendar of sorts that you can put on display and use and re-use for the months, years, and decades to come. It’s relatively simple, but it gets the job done. Each of the calendar’s components are printed by hand using wood types, which are then positioned and stored in a display unit that sort of looks like a napkin holder.

It won’t alert you to any meetings or special events, but it’ll let you know the date and what day of the week it is, and that should be more than enough for most people. The best part? No need to replace your calendar on a yearly basis anymore, obviously.

The Endless Calendar is available for $42.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Cool Material ]

 

Just Make Sure No One Else Sees: Birdhouse Key Hider

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Running out of rocks and welcome mats and garden gnomes to stuff your keys under? Maybe it’s time to find a completely different hiding place that most people won’t even think of looking, like somewhere overhead, for example. You can do exactly this with this Hide-a-Key Birdhouse, which is exactly what it’s name implies it is.

It’s an actual birdhouse that has a discrete magnetic trap door underneath where you can hang your keys. So you get to give birds shelter from the elements while hiding your keys in a place where most burglars won’t really think to look at (unless they’ve read this post and recognize that the same birdhouse is hanging in your garden or porch, that is.) Now isn’t that nice?

The Hide-a-Key Birdhouse retails for $20.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ The Green Head ]

Thirsty? Eat This: Ooho Water Blobs

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Water bottles add to the bulk of trash that’s already overflowing in most landfills. Thing is, people still need their hydration on the go and some just can’t be bothered with water jugs. The alternative? These edible blobs filled with water created up by three London-based industrial design students Rodrigo García González, Pierre Paslier, and Guillaume Couche.

It’s called the Ooho and it’s a membrane made up of a compound formed from brown algae and calcium chloride. The gel-like substance is able to hold water and eliminates the need for non-biodegradable containers because, as mentioned earlier, it’s edible.

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You Lazy Bum: iFetch Is An Automatic Ball Launcher For Dogs

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You get a dog, you’re supposed to do a few things. Give it exercise, for instance. If you’re too lazy to go jog with it, it’s still acceptable to go outside and just stand around playing fetch with him. But if even that’s too much effort, you’ll be delighted to find out about iFetch. It’s a simple to use automatic ball launcher that can be set to 10, 20, or 30 feet. You simply teach your pup to bring the included miniature tennis balls to the wide opening, and it’ll toss the ball for him to fetch with no interaction needed on your part. It’s $100 and comes with two balls, while a set of 5 more is $10.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ TheGreenHead ]

This RC Car Does 188mph, And No, Not To Scale

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The little vehicle you see in the picture has reached the record speed of 188.87mph. It’s called the R/C Bullet and that’s the actual speed it reached, not its scaled equivalent. We don’t have much by way of details though, aside from being able to tell you that it’s made by one Nic Case, who appears to have been in the business of making record-breaking RC cars for some time now. Back in 2008 he had the record for fastest RC car in the world with the Schumacher Mi3, which you can actually purchase, unlike the Bullet.

[ Source ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Hue Bulbs Finally Get A Switch

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In case you haven’t seen them, Philips makes a popular set of LED lightbulbs called Hue, that wirelessly connect to your network and allow you to control them via your smartphone. You can change their colour, intensity, etc. at the touch of a button from just about anywhere. Well, now they’re getting an actual physical switch called the Tap, and that’s a good thing. Think about it, smartphone connectivity is cool and gee-whiz and all that, but when you enter a room you want to turn the lights on immediately. You don’t want to futz around in your pockets, take your phone out, unlock the screen, find the app, and press a button. Tap is a puck-shaped device that sticks to any surface and charges through kinetic action; this means that every time you press a button you’re also charging the battery, effectively requiring no other external input of power. It’s due to come out after this summer, for $60.

[ Press Release ] VIA [ Geek.com ]

Your iPhone Case, Now With 100% More Folding Knife

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There’s nothing quite like the thrill of placing a phone call with a sharp blade perilously close to your ear. At least we’re assuming that Mike Warren’s thought process went something like that in the creation of the above iPhone case, lovingly called iStab. Mike’s a DIY kind of guy, and he 3D printed this thing by downloading some vanilla case designs from Thingiverse and working on them with “Meshmixer, a 3D design editor. He then used an Objet500 Connex to print the case.”

There’s no real use for it, and frankly we’re not sure why we’re writing about it, other than maybe because it’s a little absurd. And Van Gogh. So, no, you can’t buy it but if Mike was able to make it, so can you, no the least of which because the step-by-step instructions are below.

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[ Instructables Link ] VIA [ NeatoRama ]

Faveable lists out Futuristic Watches

Every alternate weekday, our friends at Faveable compile a list of awesome gadgets and gear that men would love to discover.

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Thanks for tuning in to the weekend edition of this series of partnered posts at OhGizmo! This time around, we’ve turned our attention to some really geeky and awesome watch designs. Most of them appear to have landed straight from sci-fi movies! And then, there are those “smart” watches which interact with our phones and let’s also not forget the weird ones! Our editors has tapped into their inner-geek self and researched the best sci-fi, futuristic watches for men.

Featured image above is of Analog Display LED watch. This cool watch simulates an analog watchface with a digital clock’s illuminated segments and comes in a splash-resistant case, caseback and adjustable band. Another interesting item on the list is a “Venticular” watch. It tells time by illuminating LEDs across four vertical columns. The watch appears to be an ordinary bracelet, but with the touch of a button, initiates an animated sequence of scrolling numbers.

Check out: 14 Extraordinary Futuristic Watches for Men

I Think I’ll Pass: Zombie Booze Brewed With Actual Brains

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As much as I love the Walking Dead and everything else inspired and associated with it, I’m not too keen on Dock Street Brewing’s Walker beer. It’s an American pale stout that was made in honor of the show’s season finale, and in keeping with the comic book-turned-television show’s theme, it’s brewed with smoked goat brains.

Dock Street Walker gets its blood red hue thanks to organic cranberries and not the brains, so that should set your mind at ease–even just a little bit. The beer is 7.2% alcohol by volume and will be released at Dock Street Brewing Co. on March 30. You might want to drop by if you happen to be in the area.

VIA [ Food Beast ]