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Survival Belts: The Belt for Boy Scouts

Survival Belts

 

This belt is for survivors. It’s Slide Belt’s Survival model, and it stays true to its name because it’s built to last through the toughest of situations. The belt is waterproof, resistant to abrasions, and UV protected. It even flexes like normal even at sub-zero temperatures– a feature you’ll appreciate if ice climbing is one of your hobbies.

Aside from that, the belt features a built-in bottle opener which definitely comes in handy when you’re out with the guys. Cough up a few more bucks for the Survivor model and you’ll get a belt that comes with a striker and ferrocerium fire starter rod that’s good for 1,000 strikes.

The belts are up for funding on Kickstarter, where $59 will get you the Survival model while $89 will get you the Survivor Belt with the firestarter.

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PullClean: Pull to Clean Your Hands

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How often do you wash your hands in a day? Most people are uncertain, but one thing’s for sure: we use our hands a lot. To write, move stuff, open doors, pick something up from the floor, or eat chips– and not necessarily in that order. Who knows, you might be eating grime from the floor with each and every chip that you’re feeding yourself.

Then along came PullClean. It’s a door handle with built-in sanitizer dispensers so you can sanitize your hand each time you pass by or leave the room. Before you write it off as being a mere dispenser, it comes with the Countclean software which takes note of sanitizing rates and the level of sanitizer left in the dispenser.

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Check Out Acer’s Selfie Hat for London Fashion Week!

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In recent years, people have reached new heights when it comes to vanity. Maybe the era of selfies began when phone makers began putting a camera with each smartphone they made. It exploded when front-facing cameras were upgraded and when monopods (aka selfie sticks) made their way to Amazon.

Someone already came up with the Selfie Brush. Now are you ready for the Selfie Hat? The latter was created by fashion designer Christian Cowan-Sanluis in partnership with Acer. The pink sombrero is eye-catching not only because of all that glitter, but because of an attachment on the brim where Acer’s Iconia A-1 840 tablet is tucked in.

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KFC Keyboard: Hungrier By the Letter

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A keyboard made by KFC that’s covered with tiny(but still yummy-looking) pieces of chicken and drumstick-shaped flash drives? Where else can you expect to find gadgets like these but Japan? Of course, it’s not complete without a mouse…so KFC Japan threw in a drumstick mouse into the mix, too!

Granted, the only letters you’ll find on the keyboard are K, F, and C. You’ll have a lot of guesswork to do with the other letters if you’re not used to typing without glancing down at the letters on your keyboard anymore.

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Movpak is an Electric Skateboard and a Backpack In One

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Get to where you’re supposed to be fast and in one piece with Movpak. You could be on that board for years but still lose your balance if you’re carrying a particularly heavy backpack. Cue the Movpak, which is a cross between a backpack and an electric skateboard that solves your problem of finding a truly portable, convenient, and eco-friendly way of commuting.

The Movpak is capable of speeds of up to 15 mph and has a range of 9 km on a single charge. It comes with a wireless remote which features one-touch options for speed controls, brake, and reverse. Using it is so easy that its makers claim you can hop on a board and master it in about 10 minutes. Now isn’t that impressive?

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noPhone: A Non-Phone That Forces You to Socialize

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A group of four, seated at a table, waiting for lunch to be served but they’re hardly talking, much less looking, at one another because each one is so busy swiping and tapping on their smartphones. It seems like everything’s wrong with this picture, but it’s a sight that’s getting more and more common to behold.

Cue the release of the noPhone– a revolutionary non-phone that brings back the social in social gatherings. It’s a “toilet-resistant” fake phone with no camera, no Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity, and no phone functions. In fact, it’s more like a paper weight than an actual phone except for its shape.

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Giant French Fries Bed: Lay On a Bed of Ketchup

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You probably shouldn’t get this bed if you’re on a diet. In fact, you shouldn’t be thinking about how much you want it either, seeing as you’re turning over a new leaf and aiming for a healthier lifestyle. But you want it anyways.

Fries are fatty, greasy, and totally unhealthy…but you love them anyway. Not that this Supersize Bed is anything like the real thing, but you won’t be able to stop thinking about fries and how much you want to stuff your face with them since you’ll be lying on gigantic fries pillows all night.

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Doctor Loo: Where Doctor Who Goes to Poo

Doctor Loo

 

Outdoor toilets are commonplace, but this particular one in Warmley Waiting Room Cafe in the UK takes the cake. It’s inspired by none other than Doctor Who’s TARDIS. When the door is shut, it looks like a typucal replica of the Doctor’s time machine. But the door opens to reveal a Victorian-style bathroom, complete with checkered floor, a toilet, a sink, and a hand dryer.

The bathroom, aka Doctor Loo, is outfitted with motion detection sensors which turn the lights on or off as patrons enter and exit. The Loo’s creator and restaurant owner Justin Hoggars has also installed a doorbell of sorts that emits the TARDIS’s familiar wheezing sound.

If you happen to be in Bristol, drop by the cafe and take a poo in Doctor Loo.

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Verner Panton Living Tower Is A Vertical Sofa For The Rich

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It’s nice when you can afford the luxury of decking out your living space in out-of-the-box pieces of furniture and home apparel. It’s all Ikea and dollarstore cutlery for us, but if your wallet has deeper recesses than ours, Verner Panton’s Living Tower is an interesting take on the sofa. It features an organically shaped sculptural piece that can accommodate up to 3 to 4 people in comfort, all the while looking like it came straight out of the 60’s. And that’s, well, because it did. Panton died in 1998, and originally produced this piece in 1969. But it’s being brought back by Vitra, the original manufacturer, and you can have it for an astounding $16,125. Yes, delivery is free in the continental USA, but that’s probably small consolation once you realize you spent 5 figures on a piece of furniture.

Dimensions, incidentally, are 78.75″ L | 26.5″ d | 78.75″ h.

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