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StashPad Holds Your Booze and Cigars Discretely

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If you’ve been caught sneaking drinks in one too many times, then you should do away with your old methods and try using the StashPad for a change. It looks like an iPad (okay, maybe a knockoff iPad seeing as it’s way thicker than Apple’s tablets), but it’s actually a flask and cigar case in disguise. It’s thick for a good reason too– all 12 ounces of it, because that’s the volume of drinks it can effectively stash for you.

Just make sure you don’t attempt to actually use the StashPad, whether as a tablet (in case you forget) or as a flask, in front of your boss or you’ll risk giving yourself away. The StashPad is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $15 will get you one of your very own.

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This Spiral Staircase Attaches To A Tree


There are many ways to climb a tree, but very few of them involve comfort or ease. Whether it’s mocking around on a bare trunk, or even using a ladder of any type, you’ll find yourself exerting yourself, potentially above your personal comfort levels. But there’s very little to find difficult about climbing a tree outfitted with the CanopyStair. It’s a set of stairs that attach to a tree trunk via ratchet straps. Install each step one by one, in a spiral pattern, and in less than half an hour you’ll have an easy and simple way to make yourself to the canopy. What you do once you’re there is another matter altogether, but at least the climbing part will be simple. There’s no word on price or availability, but it does seem to be a real product that will be available at some point in the not too distant future.


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Check Out These ‘Magic: The Gathering’-Inspired Business Cards

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There are geeks, there are realtors– and then there are geeky realtors like Donna who represent the best of both worlds. It takes more than just determination and persistence to make a sale these days, so she decided to win over clients and potential buyers by becoming a legendary creature in her own right.

Instead of handing out plain old boring business cards, she customized a set inspired by Magic: The Gathering to make players and non-MTG players pay attention.

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$10,000 Gold Apple Watch Gets Crushed Between Two Huge Magnets


Destroying expensive things for views on YouTube; if that’s not the epitome of Western style capitalism, we don’t know what is. We certainly don’t know just how many views YouTuber Taras Maksimuk, better known as TechRax, will need to break even on this particular act of wanton destruction, but considering he’s gotten over 2 million subscribers breaking stuff, we suspect he’ll be alright. In this video, you’ll get to see what happens when two huge neodymium magnets smack together with 650 lbs of force, with an 18K Gold Apple Watch sandwiched in between. Hint: the watch loses.

Were you hoping for something more? No, just watch the vid. It’s fun. Then move on. Or not. We’re just sayin’.

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LEGO Labyrinth Maze To Become Reality


LEGO has a section on their website where you can submit your ideas for what the next set should be. When your idea reaches 10,000 votes, the folks at LEGO look at it, often approve, and then make the set. We’re used to seeing pop culture related items, but it’s the first time we run across an approved project for a tilting Labyrinth Maze. Submitted by Jason, who goes by JK Brickworks on the Ideas site, the Labyrinth Marble Maze was approved some months ago and is apparently in the pipeline. It’s not a traditional Marble Maze set in the sense that balls only become stuck in the holes; they don’t fall underneath to be returned to you. You do get to customize the ball’s path and make it as challenging or as easy as you’d like. It’s an interesting idea that should get kids young and old alike learning about LEGO mechanics.

Also, in celebration of having reached 2,500 votes, Jason even built a ‘Legends of the Sea’ maze that will have you simply running through the maze as fast as possible; there are no holes for your ball to get stuck in. LEGO only recently officially announced they’ll be releasing the set, although price and timeline haven’t been announced yet.


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Here’s Something Fun You Can 3D Print


Buying a 3D printer is all fun and games until you realize you’re running out of fun things to print. Now and then, however, we see something cool, like this Dremel Devil. It’s a plastic fan inside a cylinder, and it’s meant to be launched off a Dremel rotary tool. If done right, you’ll see this little toy soar up to 200 feet up in the air.

It’ll require a little bit of trial and error to figure out just how much pressure to use when inserting the Dremel Devil in the adapter, but a small learning curve shouldn’t keep anyone from having fun with this for at least a day or two. The file is free on the Thingiverse.

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Japanese Gymnast Game Looks Like Fun For A Few Minutes


We’re not sure about the replay value of the Daisharin Tetsubo-kun Horizontal Bar Gymnast Game, but we can see us spending at least a couple of hours trying to get it right. It’s a tabletop game that only uses two buttons to spin a plastic gymnast on a horizontal bar, and then release it at the right time so it’ll stick its landing. It’s a little bit like a real-life version of QWOP, where you have to coordinate and time your button presses just right if you want to achieve your goal. It does require four AA batteries, and will set you back a pretty substantial $64 to own. But if it’s quirky fun you’re after, it’s money well spent.


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The Pocket Shot Is A New Kind Of Slingshot


Apparently some people use slingshots to do marginally useful things, like hunting. However, most people associate them with Bart Simpson style shenanigans… and that’s precisely why we love them! Not that we’re going to go around shooting the neighbourhood up, but fun is fun. The Pocket Shot, pictured above, appears to be a whole new take on the concept. Instead of the familiar Y-shaped frame, you have a plastic ring with a weird finned rubber bag attached. You simply pop your projectile in the bag, pull back and shoot like you would a normal slingshot. The makers claim speeds up to two to three times greater than regular slingshots, reaching 350 feet per second. Appropriately, they’re not calling this a toy and are limiting its sale to those 18 and over. You get two versions of the bags, a regular and a pro, with what we imagine to be two different draw weights and projectile speeds. At $25 for the main device, and as little as $2.50 for a bag, it’s dirt cheap; there’s even an optional “whisker biscuit cap” attachment to shoot arrows with!


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Make Mini-Landscapes On Your Fingers With These Wooden Rings


So here’s a novel idea. Etsy seller ‘CliveRoddy’ makes some cool laser-cut high quality birch plywood rings that come in one of three shapes: tree, mountain, or house. You can then combine and stack any of the three to make cool little landscapes on your fingers. Each one of these rings comes in three versions, so in the end you’re left with quite a few possible combinations. It’s quirky and fun… and that’s really all there is to it. It would be better if these rings weren’t made from wood, and feature more things than the three available, but the idea is really neat. It’s $24 for a set of 3 rings, but that’s only of one kind. If you want to combine all three shapes, you’ll have to spend $72.


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