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Finger Sloth Ring Sure Seems To Make Some Kind Of Statement

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We suppose people like to wear jewelry for a variety of reasons, but very often it’s to denote a semblance of affluence. Sure, it doesn’t have to be about that… a lot of people like quirky adornments. Case in point: the Sloth Ring, pictured above. Made by hand in polymer clay, the lovely sloths attach themselves to your fingers and do what sloths do: just stay there. Letting yourself be seen wearing one could mean anything from “you’re a sloth lover”, to “this is how lazy I am, and I’m proud of it.” Whatever your inclination for wanting one, it’ll set you back $20.

Hit the jump for one more pic, and links.

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Is The Honda Grom The Moped For Grown Ups?

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You could argue that anyone can ride a Vespa-type of moped, but there is a strong contingent that will find it rather emasculating. There’s something about traditional mopeds that only teenagers and girls can get away with, and please don’t shower us with complaints; we’re just stating a known fact about a particular demographic. And yet not everyone that would want to ride a “grown-up” bike has the time, money or inclination to really do so. The 2014 Honda Grom appears to possibly bridge the gap between the two. While it’s definitely still a moped, the 125cc motorcycle seems to have enough muscle to please the manly man (or rather the manly 20 something), while still not entering the territory of higher-priced, higher insuranced, higher consuming, full-fledged motor bikes. Starting at only $3,000, you can use the Grom to go to college without spending half your tuition money on real-bike costs and without running as much of a chance of meeting a ditch at high speed.

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Aspekt is a Modular SLR Camera System That Lets You Keep On Shooting

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Not all cameras are created equal. The same can be said for accessories. Photographers and hobbyists prefer different tools to create and capture their photographic masterpieces, which is why it’s so difficult to choose from only one brand because other lines might have more suitable options.

With this in mind, a team from the University of Applied Science in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany created Aspekt, a modular mirrorless SLR camera system that lets users attach and use different accessories and older lenses that are not normally supported by SLR cameras.
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Recoiling Bicycle Mudguard Works Sort Of Like A Snap Bracelet

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Getting mud sprayed all over your back when you’re riding is fun. Ok, no, it’s not. But mudguards are often badly made, unsightly, and people generally tend to avoid them. If they had the Plume, pictured above, they might change their mind. Made from stainless steel and a flexible polymer, the Plume “extends out into a sleek mudguard or recoils back into a tight circle under your seat with the gentle press of a finger, even if you’re in motion.” The action is much like that of the snap bracelets of your youth, and doesn’t require springs, or any special mechanism. It’s $35, currently on pre-order on Kickstarter.

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Onnit Chimp Primal Bell Will Add A Little Flavor To Your Workouts

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Crossfit is gaining popularity and with it, the use of kettlebells. These have been around for a while, by the way, but now that they’re popular again, why stop at buying a simple ball-shaped one, when you can get yourself the Chimp Primal Bell from Onnit? It weighs 36lbs. (1 pood, for those of you who speak Crossfit-ese) and is made from “chip resistant iron.” That just probably means it’s made from iron, which tends to be more malleable and not chip in general, rather than some form of special iron that doesn’t chip.

It’s $86 for a kettlebell with some personality.

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LoungePac Chair Is For Professional Beach Bums Only

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Summer is on everyone’s mind these days, and that means trips to the beach are on the horizon. You can either go there like an amateur, with… a towel. Or you can gear up and bring the LoungePac Chair. When folded up, the 10kg (22lbs) chair is not much larger than a carry on bag, measuring 32″Lx25″Wx12″H. Once unfurled, ten seconds after you reach, you have got an adjustable umbrella, two large thermal Coolers with cupholders (coolers can hold wine bottles), and a removable tote bag. Even the leg support is removable if you fancy having your toes in the sand.

Versatility at the beach doesn’t come cheap, though: $259.

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These Are Some Awesome, Artful Knives

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Logan Pearce is a third generation knife maker. His grandfather made a name for himself forging knives out of railroad spikes, and although Logan carries the tradition still, he also makes them out of everyday objects like wrenches, pieces of rebar, and even heavy duty bolts. Granted knifemaking isn’t exactly cutting edge tech (see what we did there?), we kind of like Logan’s work and think he deserves some attention. Not that he’s not getting any to start with as there is a 3 week waiting time for any new orders. With prices ranging from $20 to $350, you can own a handmade blade no matter what your budget is.

If you’re wondering why we like them so much, head on over after the break for more pictures.

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Underwear Cools Your Family Jewels To Help You Reproduce

Screen Shot 2013-03-10 at 8.48.51 PMScreen Shot 2013-03-10 at 8.48.43 PMThey say that wearing tightie-whities is bad because it pushes your testicles closer to your body, making them warmer. That’s no good for the health of your little swimmers. The reverse logic would then be that cooling part of your reproductive organs could lead to higher fertility. The Snowball Underwear pictured above does just that, by featuring a removable gel-pack (the SnowWedge™) that rests atop that most vital of body parts, and could help boost your chances at conceiving. Luckily, the company isn’t promising miracles:

They should increase both sperm quality and quantity, and they should give you a better chance to conceive at minimal cost, but fertility science is complex, and you’ll also want to consult with a urologist (for varicoceles), as well as your fertility specialist. Snowballs may end up being just a supplemental treatment for you.

We have our doubts as well, mostly because such a small gel pack will end up getting warm pretty quickly, but hey, what do we know? If you want to try your luck, it’ll cost you a $55 pledge on Kickstarter, and for which you get three pairs of underwear along with 3 gel wedges.

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The Grub Hub Brings An Entire Kitchen To The Great Outdoors

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grub_hubFor those of us on this planet that aren’t frozen solid, camping is still an acceptable activity. But being out in the wilderness doesn’t have to mean sacrificing all the amenities we take for granted at home. The Grub Hub is a portable kitchen that’s been around for a few years, but we’ve only now discovered. It packs everything, and yes, even the kitchen sink. No, this isn’t just a bad play on words: it does come with its own sink for washing your dirty dishes. Aside from holding your stove (not included), there are compartments to hold your pots and pans, telescoping rods to hang your lanterns or anything else that can be hung, and even 9 square feet of table surface for you to prepare your meals on. It’s a Swiss Army Knife of camping, and can be yours for $379.

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