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Write in Whatever Color You Want with Scribble

Scribble Pen

 

You know that eyedropper tool in most image editing programs that lets you lift and use whatever color you want to, as long as it’s there on your screen? Well, the Scribble pen works like that, only it’s infinitely cooler because it’s a pen, for crying out loud. One end is the scanner (aka the physical eyedropper), while the other end is the pen which does all the writing.

Scribble uses 16-bit color sensors and Bluetooth technology to make it happen. What’s impressive is the fact that it can store up to 100,000 different colors. So scan that shirt, the rose that you just got, or your neighbor’s curtain–every color is within reach, now that you’ve got a tool as nifty at this.

Scribble will be available in two versions: the ink version, which comes with ink cartridges so you can write, scribble, and draw to your heart’s content; and the stylus version, which works with the Scribble+ app to make colors come alive on your mobile device. A Kickstarter campaign is planned for the pen. You can sign up on the Scribble website here for updates.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Sole Power: Charge your Phone by Walking!

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Everyone’s heard of green energy sources – solar power, water power and the like; but have you heard of footstep power? This new gadget is the brainchild of a 15-year old boy from the Philippines – Angelo Casimiro. Unveiled at the Google Science Fair 2014, this piezoelectric device uses the pressure generated in the sole of the shoe while walking, to charge your electronic device. A clever idea, no doubt, but quite similar to inventor Rajesh Adhikari’s idea of a ‘shoe charger’ revealed a few months ago. Unfortunately, you can only get about 10 minutes of battery power after a two-hour game of basketball, but it’s definitely a promising technology for the future. Getting the gadget into production might be quite a challenge, so you may not be able to buy one just yet – but at least you’ll know you saw it first on OhGizmo!

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Hammock Backpack: So You Can Nap On the Go

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Nothing beats lying back on a hammock with little to no cares in the world, as a gentle breeze blows to keep you cool and comfortable. Unfortunately, thoughts of lying on a hammock remain just that–thoughts–unless you’re the type who takes one with you wherever and whenever.

That’s not always a very practical thing to do, what with the added bulk and weight, unless you’ve got one of these HackedPacks. As the name implies, these backpacks have been hacked. Aside from having enough space to carry all of your gear, it also has a built-in hammock crammed into it.

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A Pest in the Water: Giant Cockroach Float

Giant Cockroach Float

 

When you tell people that there’s a giant cockroach in the water, then you can expect a few of them to freak out and jump out of the pool because, well, there’s a roach. But put this particular giant roach into the pool, and you’ll get a few disgusted side glances at most along with a couple of double-takes.

The Giant Cockroach float is exactly what its name says it is, and while it may not feel as scratchy as an actual roach (“scratchy” being my choice of adjective, after several encounters with roaches that seemed to think that it was a good idea to hide in my shoe, of all places), it’s still very much capable of raising the hairs of those who are katsaridaphobic.

The float is available online for $29.95.

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Suitcase Turns Scooter Turns Suitcase!

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Dragging suitcases about has always been a hassle for most of us; but now, things are about to take a dramatic turn. He Liangchai, a Chinese entrepreneur, has come up with a unique concept of a suitcase that can be transformed into a scooter. The scooter, which is capable of transporting two people, is a multi-functional commuter that is equipped with features like a GPS navigator, a horn and even a burglar alarm. The handle of the suitcase is the scooter’s handlebar, which, when pulled up, allows drivers to use it as a steering input, brake and throttle. It features a built-in lithium-ion battery that can cover a maximum distance of 37 miles at 12 miles per hour. When it hits the market, the price estimate is between £380 (about $640) and £2,800 (about $4,700), depending on the type of model.

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Notably Fashionable: Composition Notebook Tie

Composition Notebook Tie

 

So you can’t write on it, but the Composition Notebook tie is still pretty damn cool. It has just one ‘leaf’ and features the instantly-recognizable pattern on the front that you find on most composition notebooks. It’s made from smooth satin weave microfiber and is uber soft to the touch. It would make the perfect gift for that teacher who made an impact in your life, a writer, or your dad (who could be both.)

It’s available in traditional, modern, and skinny widths from Welltied for $40.

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Bike Unchained: Introducing the Chainless Foldable Bike

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Ever imagined a bike without a chain? If the answer is yes, then you’re probably a psychic or something because the IzzyBike is that unique bike that does not need a chain to operate. Despite the absence of a chain mechanism to propel the bike forward, the bike is equipped with gears. The agile bike offers better balance and more convenience to riders and allows them to take sharp turns as well. One of the other best features of the bike is that it can be folded and kept under your desk and other small spaces. The procedure takes just seconds to complete, and before you know it the urban commuter will have turned into a compact gadget that you can take out and use wherever and whenever you want.

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Bat Peg Clips: Bruce Wayne Did Laundry Too

Bat Peg Clips

 

On second thought, Bruce probably didn’t do his own laundry, seeing as how he probably has a dozen or so staff members just ready to do his bidding at Wayne Manor. But if he did, then he would totally approve of these Bat peg clip. Each of the clips features a bat with wings spread wide, as if it were ready to take flight while making sure that your clothes and blankets stay secure on the line.

You can also use them to clip together memos or seal bags of chips that you haven’t finished yet. You can get the clips online for $15.

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Godzilla Hoodies is the King of All Hoodies

Godzilla Hoodie

The Godzilla remake dominated theaters upon its release, just as Godzilla dominates just about every otherworldly creature it faces off against. If you’re still hungover the franchise on a monstrous level, then you’ll want to get the Godzilla hoodie, which looks like a beast of a hoodie with its spikes and ferocious mask.

Granted, it makes you look like a bit of a creeper, but it is a Godzilla-inspired hoodie, after all. It’s available for pre-order from The Big Bad Toy Store for $43.

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