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The Suvet, 50% Suit, 50% Duvet, 100% Awesome

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As far as we’re concerned nap time is pretty much all the time. It looks like we’re not alone thinking that way. British hotel chain Jurys Inn Hotel Group conducted research that showed 56% of Brits struggle to get out of bed in the morning. “Lack of sleep (42%), temperature outside the duvet (40%) and fear of the working day ahead (31%), topped the list of reasons to stay in bed.” So what better solution than to simply bring the duvet with you? The chain then teamed up with famed designer Wendy Benstead to create the Suvet, a duvet/suit hybrid. It looks amazing, will make you the envy of everyone around you on your morning commute, but sadly can’t be bought. If you want it to become a product you can buy, you’re free to Tweet @JurysInnshotels with #JurysInnSuvet. Yes, they’re getting free promotion, but who knows, maybe public pressure will yield results.

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So… The Chinese Are Apparently Buying Bottled Canadian Air

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We imagine that people laughed when water started being sold in plastic bottles, and now look at the industry that became. So we’re not entirely surprised that more well-to-do Chinese folks are turning to a company called VitalityAir that sells pristine Canadian air in a can; when there’s a market, there’s a market. Considering the astronomical pollution levels over there, we can also see the appeal. So for prices ranging between $20CAD (around $14 USD) and $32CAD (around $23 USD) you can buy a bottle that contains 3 litres of compressed air from places like “Lake Louise” or “Banff”, and it’ll last for about 80 one-second puffs.

Vitality Air’s Mr Lam admits that he started out the company as a joke as well when he and co-founder Troy Paquette filled a plastic bag of air and sold it for less than 50 pence on the auction site Ebay.
A second bag sold for $160 (£105).
“That’s when we realised there is a market for this,” says Mr Lam.

Sure enough, their first batch of 500 sold in just 4 days, and there’s another shipment of 4,000 en route to China that’s all already mostly sold out. The company will ship their air anywhere in the world for a flat $9 ship rate.

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There’s a Tinfoil Hat On Kickstarter, And It’s Not Quite Tanking Yet

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Albert Einstein famously said “Only two things are infinite, the Universe and Human Stupidity. And I’m not so sure about the Universe.” When we come across things like the Shield: Signal Proof Headwear, and we realize that they’ve got over 200 backers as of this writing, we are reminded of how right he was. This particular product is a hat you wear to help protect your brain from all that electromagnetic radiation that surrounds you, from “cell phones, wi-fi, satellites, tv and radio, microwaves, electric devices, lights or heavy doses of cosmic rays during the flight”. It’s made from a “special signal proof fabric (100% silver coated shielding fabric)” that allegedly blocks most of these signals. Never mind that there’s no scientific proof that electromagnetic radiation is dangerous to humans, better be safe than sorry, right? A £16 (around $23) pledge will get you a beanie or a cap.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geek.com ]

Wanna Make You Cat Feel Like An Astronaut, Try This U-Pet Bubble Carrier

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He’ll be like a cat astronaut… a catstronaut, you know? No? Ok, before we show ourselves out, you have to check out this U-Pet Innovative Bubble Carrier. It’s a lot like a regular pet carrier, except instead of the usual mesh window that your cat gets to look through, he gets a plexiglas bubble. It’s… totally going to make his experience more exciting, as evidenced by the not-freaked-out-at-all cat in the picture below. Everything else seems to be standard issue pet carrier stuff, with ventilation holes, a soft washable pad, and top & side entries for maximum accessibility. Prices start at $80, but at least one of them is out of stock right now.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

You Can Buy A Remote Controlled Wienermobile

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Some people are pretty passionate about their hotdogs. We’re fans of Oscar Mayer’s wieners as much as the next guy, we just don’t know that we’d want to buy a remote controlled Winermobile. We bet some people will, though. It’s a smaller version of the largish off-road RC toy they came out with last July, only you can actually buy this one. It’s $25 and can actually carry two hotdogs, so it’s a toy with a practical use beyond entertainment. Getting your hands on one will be hard though, since the company plans to sell them in batches, and you’ll have to follow their Twitter account to know when the next batch is up for purchase. Pretty clever, as far as a marketing ploy to get people to follow them is concerned.

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A Cat Suit With A Pouch For A Cat Is The Catsuit You’ve Always Wanted

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Aw man, we’re surprised the Internet didn’t break when news of this Cat Suit came out. It’s a lot like the Mewgaroo Hoodie we wrote about in May, it even bears the same name, only it’s a jumpsuit with cat ears and cat tail, or a Catsuit if you will. And like it’s hoodie cousin, it has a special pouch with a top opening in which you can stuff your cat, to complete the image. Oh, and a trap door so you can do your business while still carrying your kitty, which will undoubtedly make him happy and not freak out at all. Crazy cat ladies everywhere will jump at the opportunity to make a trip to the local Walmart donning this most awesome cat-loving and sanity-defying costume. It’s 8,000 Yen, or about $65.

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This Alarm Clock Slaps You Awake

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Hot on the heels of the alarm clock that physically tosses you out of bed comes news of the alarm clock that slaps you awake. Because placing your alarm out of reach and forcing yourself to stand up isn’t good enough for some, electronics tinkerer Simone Giertz created The Wake-Up Machine, a device that literally slaps your face in the hopes of getting you out of bed. “It is a composition of a rubberized fake arm, a standard alarm clock and a powerful brushed DC motor that runs at 165 rpm – rigged to an Arduino UNO.” Watch the video below to get a breakdown of what Simone’s made.

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Clip-On Man Bun

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So this exists. We suppose we shouldn’t be surprised. Women have had fake boobs, fake butts, fake nails… Give us men a chance, right? Right? No, to be honest, this is an atrocity, yet it hasn’t stopped over 5,000 people from ordering them according to Groupon, the site they’re being sold on. Considering they’re $10, we suppose it’s just the kind of thing someone might order on a whim, to check it out, only to toss it in shame after a few seconds. At least we hope.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Aw: Cat Gloves Make Your Index Finger Look Like A Tail, Work With Smartphones

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That headline pretty much sums up the product. It’s just a quirky little glove with a cat printed on the back, and if you wiggle your finger across your smartphone’s screen, it looks like a wagging cat tail or something. They’re obviously Japanese, where we imagine this sort of thing wouldn’t have people shaking their heads in bewilderment as we think they’ll do here. They seem to cost around 3,980 Yen, which is around $33.

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