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SwivelCard is the Smartest Business Card Ever

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Business cards just got smarter with swivelCard. At the outset, they look like typical cards. But fold it in half and push the tab at the bottom out, and it transforms into a fully-functional USB drive. The storage capacity is small, but you don’t really need more than a few kilobytes as it only serves to direct the recipient of the card to your website or portfolio.

The QR code on the back of the card makes it mobile friendly, too, in case the one who has the card doesn’t have a laptop or access to a computer at the moment.

Smart, isn’t it?

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Windcatcher Air Pakk: Carry Stuff and Sleep On It

Windcatcher Air Pakk

So you’re tired and feel like taking a nap in the middle of nowhere. You’ll have no problem getting comfortable with the Windcatcher Air Pakk, as it’s a backpack that doubles as a pillow when you need one the most. It also transforms into a seat pad so you can sit in comfort, even when you’re seated on the floor or on rough surfaces that might not be very tush-friendly.

As if that’s not enough, the Air Pakk also turns into a sleeping pad when you really need to catch some Zzz’s and there’s no bed in sight. The coolest part is that the bag self-inflates, so you don’t have to lug around a pump, or worse, have to inflate it manually.

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A Different Kinda Dinosaur: Tricera Hi-Tops

Tricera Hi-Tops

You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate the awesomeness of the Tricera Hi-Tops. Aside from the uber-clever name, it’s a fun take on the typical hi-tops that you see in stores these days. The shoe features the head of a triceratops in all it’s three-horned splendor. Remember Cera from the Land Before Time? Yeah, she was a triceratops.

The shoes feature a Velcro closure, so they’re perfect for lazy folks who just want to slip their feet into their sneakers and go about their day without having to ever tie their laces.

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Prehistoric Cycling: Homemade Raptor Three-Wheeler

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Dinosaurs may be extinct, but they will live on forever in the imaginations of folks like you, me, and Norwegian artist Markus Moestue. His latest creation is this raptor three-wheel bike that makes it look like the cyclist is riding on the raptor. It’s bulkier than the average bike, that’s for sure, but its awesomeness more than makes up for it.

To support the extra weight, Markus added another wheel on the front, because dinosaur’s are anything but light, you know. Even fake ones. Check out more shots of the raptor bike after the break.

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Sushi Socks: Looks Yummy Rolled Up and On Your Feet

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These delicious pieces of sushi might just knock your socks off–literally, because you’re supposed to pull them over your feet and wear them, not eat them. Each one features a sushi pattern that doesn’t look too out there when they’re on your feet, so you shouldn’t be afraid to wear them, even if you’re not big on colorful clothing or socks with loud patterns.

It’s a completely different story when the Sushi Socks are all rolled up and folded in your sock drawer, though, because they look just like delicious sushi!

The sushi detail is knitted into the sock with colored thread instead of being printed. Seven versions are available: Masuzushi (trout sushi), Shrimp, Octopus, Red Caviar, Tuna, Salmon, and Egg.

The Sushi Socks are available for $5.39 a pair.

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There’s Nothing Puzzling About This Rubik’s Cube Mini Fridge

Rubik’s Cube Mini Fridge I’ve never mastered the skill of solving Rubik’s cubes, but there should be nothing puzzling about this Rubik’s Cube mini fridge. It’s basically a larger-than-life version of a typical (unsolved) Rubik’s cube. Pull on the discrete handle at the side to reveal the insides of the fridge that can fit up to nine cans of stacked soda cans.

Of course, the exterior doesn’t actually turn, so it will remain unsolved forever–or until you replace it. The fridge also comes with a warm and cool setting, so you can use it to keep stuff like leftovers warm and drinks cool.

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Intelligent Blinker is a Wearable Turn Signal for Cyclists

Intelligent Blinker

 

The dark is sometimes a cyclist’s worst enemy. Unlike cars, bikes don’t come equipped with lights and signals so other people on the road might misread the signals (or lack thereof) and, well, you know what happens next. As a response to this, PhD students from Electronics Laboratoryat EPFL have come up with the Intelligent Blinker, which is a solar-powered wristband that glows when the cyclist extends his hand to indicate that they’re about to make a turn.

The Intelligent Blinker is built with a microcontroller, a magnetometer, an accelerometer, and a compass. It comes with a solar panel and built-in battery, which can be charged via USB. Together, these elements might just save countless lives and prevent numerous accidents.

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Wake Up to a Cup of Joe: Barisieur Coffee Maker Alarm Clock

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Nothing beats waking up to the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee, just as no other alarm clock can beat the Barisieur Coffee Maker Alarm Clock because it makes the former possible. The uniquely-designed alarm clock also happens to be a coffee maker that works on brewing you a cup of Joe that’ll be ready by the time your alarm goes off.

Not only does it do the work in brewing that cup of coffee for you, but it also gives you extra motivation to wake up and get out of bed.

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Stumble Upon is a Rug and Coffee Table Combo That You Can Literally Stumble Upon

Stumble Upon

There’s StumbleUpon on the world wide web to help you stumble upon sites, articles, and blogs that you might find interesting. There’s also a Stumble Upon for the real world which happens to be an unusually designed piece of furniture: it’s a rug that doubles as a coffee table as well. Designed by Alessandro Isola, the Stumble Upon might just literally make you stumble upon a magazine on the table by tripping you up. I doubt that’s Alessandro’s intention with his design, though.

His project called ‘stumble upon,’ Alessandro Isola uses these folds and curves to an advantage that creates a flexible and practical coffee table”

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