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Game On: Air Hockey Salt & Pepper Shakers

Air Hockey Salt & Pepper Shakers

I’m sure your mom taught you not to play with your food or goof around at the dining table. But I don’t think she ever said anything about playing with condiments– specially with the salt and pepper shakers– because play is exactly what the folks behind these uber-fun S&P shakers want you to do, seeing as they’re made in the same shape and form as your typical air hockey pusher.

The added bonus? It comes with a puck so you don’t have to use biscuits or frozen slices of ham to play a round or two.

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The Keybiner Is Not Your Average Carabiner

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Carabiners are cool because you can attach your keychain to them, and then hang this from your belt loops, or from a backpack. But the Keybiner takes the concept a couple of steps further and itself becomes the keychain. This fully-funded Kickstarter product fits up to 14 keys within its frame, allowing each one to pivot out when it’s time to use it. But the innovation doesn’t stop there, since the device is also a multi-tool, packing things like wrenches, bottle openers, screwdrivers, and even a file. This means that for as little as a $35 pledge, you can carry around a smattering of essential tools right on your beltline and be ready to deal with any number of broken/needs-fixing things that life could throw your way.

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Bookniture Is The Coffee Table Book That Unfolds Into A Coffee Table

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Oh, this would make Kramer proud. The Bookniture is a 13 inch coffee table “book” that unfolds into a fully functioning piece of furniture… which you can then use as a coffee table! The sturdy honeycomb structure is capable of supporting up to 375 pounds, and can serve as the aforementioned coffee table, or as a stool, a footrest, or anything else you can think of doing with a 13 inch tall cylinder. When you’re done, just close the “book” and you’re ready to go. It comes with its own felt top in various colors, and you’ll have to pledge $70 to get yours, with a delivery in May of this year.

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Hit Start to Enter: 16-Bit Game Controller Doormat

16-Bit Game Controller Doormat

 

Doormats don’t get any more quirkier than this! You don’t have to be into video games to appreciate these 16-bit controller-inspired doormats. They’ll catch the attention of your guests right off the bat, which is a good thing, because then they’ll remember to run their soles on it so they won’t bring the dirt and grime from the outside world into your home.

These doormats feature a non-skid back and are made from 100% polyester. They’re available online for $19.99.

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You’re Looking At A Rubber Band Race Car

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That’s right. That sweet looking locomotive construction is a remote controlled race car whose only power comes from a single elastic rubber band tightly wound into 8-inch (203-mm) loops, and stuffed into a carbon fiber tube that runs the length of the car. It’s called the Cirin, and is the creation of “students Max Greenberg, Sameer Yeleswarapu and Ian Cullimore at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. They created it to compete in the school’s Formula E Race, an annual event in which teams from around the world pit their custom-made rubber band-powered miniature cars against one another.” The Cirin’s body and frame is modelled after the internal structure of a bird’s wing bones, which allows it to withstand the high torsional forces created by the rubber band. The 6 ft (5 m) of looped elastic allowed it to travel 500 ft (152 m) at speeds of up to 30 mph (48 km/h), which is pretty impressive… but didn’t win the team the race. They did receive an award for best design, build, and approach, so it’s kind of hard to tell who ‘won’ in the end. It reportedly cost them $500 to make, but that doesn’t include the donated laser sintering, 3D printing job by 3D printing company SolidConcepts.

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Batmobile Baby Stroller: For Your Little BatBaby

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He’s your little superhero, and nothing anyone says will change your mind. Of course we’re talking about none other than your offspring because yes, parents can be biased that way.

If you happen to be a creative dad who’s up for DIY projects that’ll make your kid grin from ear-to-ear, then you can take a page from Tim Baker’s book. Obviously being a pro prop designer for Hollywood means that he’s got skills most dads don’t, but that doesn’t mean you can’t build your own little Batmobile stroller (but you might need the help of your able-bodied friends and SO, too.)

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Spine Optics Frame Hinge Brings Innovation To The World Of Eyewear

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Wearing glasses can be second nature for some, but that doesn’t mean their eyeglasses are perfect. No matter how well fitting they are, there’s always the possibility of forcing them too far apart, or of the hinge becoming loose after some time. The Spine Optics hinge pictured above is an innovation from Italian designer Guido Medana, and features a “5 vertebra design” that attempts to mimic the human spine in its flexibility and durability. Unlike traditional glasses, the Spine hinge creates a small tension that lightly hugs the wearer’s face, adapting to any size head. This means they won’t easily fall off during exercise, but won’t be uncomfortable in a wide range of head sizes. The hinge also closes the temples automatically when you remove the glasses, a function no one else has. There are no screws to tighten, since the mechanism of action is achieved thanks to two cables and springs, as well as precision parts manufactured with a process called Micro Injection Moulding.

Price and availability are unknown, although there is word that contracts have been signed for distribution with major companies throughout the US, the UK, and Canada.

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Play to Spend: Sony Playstation Wallet

Sony Playstation Wallet

Why so serious? The Joker probably isn’t a character you’d go to for words of wisdom, but we could all benefit from living life according to his trademark line. The more humor you find in every day life, the better your well-being. If you take things less seriously, then you might end up with less stress at the end of the day, right?

You can start with your wallet. Sleek, thin, and black– that’s how it’s always been. But if you’re in the market for a new one and want something that showcases one of your hobbies, then pick up this PlayStation wallet. It’s an officially-licensed product and looks like a miniature version of the real thing. Made from PVC and polyester, this wallet will last through many all-night gaming marathons.

The PlayStation wallet is available for about $27.

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High-top Sneakers With Poop Emoji Pattern

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We are no experts on fashion, so we don’t know if we should be getting excited at the sight of shoes with a poop emoji pattern. But we are, and we’re unapologetic. These Poo Emoji Light Wing Franklin Shoes from Betabrand look like regular shoes from far, but look closely and you can’t miss everyone’s favourite ‘wtf emoji’.

- Lightweight Tyvek may look and feel like paper, but it’s also insanely strong.
– Poliyou rubber insoles provide superior support and comfort while fighting foot-odor-causing bacteria.
– Water-resistant, yet eminently breathable.

“TYVEK® is a flash-spun synthetic developed by DUPONT. It looks and feels like paper, but is insanely strong, super lightweight, water resistant, and not to mention breathable.

The coolest part about the material is the ability to print any graphic you want on it and send it through the printer. The only limit is your imagination on the graphics you want put on any of the LIGHT WING series shoes. This is the first release of the LIGHT WING FRANKLIN HIGH-TOP.” You can get a pair for $88, with worldwide shipping.

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