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Perfect for Road Trips: Inflatable Car Bed

Inflatable Car Bed

Road trips are fun, but long-distance trips will take a toll eventually because cars aren’t exactly made with comfort in mind. Cue the Inflatable Car Bed that transforms the entire row of seats into a comfortable sleeping area for one person. It makes most sense to have one of these if you’re driving a van or something with more rows of seats or space, because you can’t exactly fit more than one person on this thing comfortably.

It’s pretty compact when it’s folded, so you can just keep it in the trunk when you don’t need it. The bed is constructed from high-quality PVC with a soft surface, which makes it more than perfect for on-board snoozing.

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Ark Nova is a Portable Inflatable Concert Hall

Ark Nova

The whole world isn’t your stage, but you could set one up, anytime, anywhere, with the Ark Nova. It’s a massive, inflatable concert hall that can fit up to 500 people. Given that it’s just an inflatable, you’ll be surprised at the ornate and grandiose interior of the tent. Lighting plays a big part in setting the tone and creating the ambiance inside the Ark Nova. Considering the fact that you’re already working with an inflatable tent, I think you would be more than resourceful enough to find decors that would make its interiors even more grand.

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AirTracks Is A Camera Slider System That Inflates

Shooting video like a professional means many things, like a good camera, a good set of lenses and obviously a good videographer. But it also means being able to move the camera like a pro, smooth and steady (unless you’re Blair Witchin’ it). Big budget shoots will have slider systems with really long tracks and elaborate contraptions to move the camera from here to there smoothly. More modest setups will involve smaller tracks, like the MobiSlyder that we featured last year. What these solutions all have in common is an unwieldy, usually hard to carry solid track. The AirTrack in an inflatable slider system, featuring a portable track that inflates to up to 1.5m (5ft.) in length at the (repeated) squeeze of a hand pump. The dolly (the part that rolls on that track) uses a fairly standard 3/8in. tripod screw so you’re free to use almost any type of camera available, up to 8 lbs. That’s sturdy enough to handle most (if not all) dSLRs. And since the track is inflated and very light, there are grommets you can use to attach it to the ground and prevent it from flying off in the wind.

Early backers can still get the AirTrack for a $250 pledge to their Kickstarter campaign. After that it bumps up to $275.

Hit the jump for a demo video, another picture and links.

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Giant Inflatable Robot Fists Are Great for Costumes, Not So Great for Boxing

Giant Inflatable Battle Fists

It’ll take a while to knock someone out if you don’t really know what you’re doing. It might take even longer if you happen to be wearing these Giant Robot Battle Fists on both hands. Unless you’re the Hulk or Bizarro. That’s just as well, because they weren’t made for use in fights in the first place anyway.

They’re great for cosplays (Mega Man, anyone?) and for costumes. For costume ideas for comic book characters or other popular tv characters you can check out a popular costumes site. And with Halloween coming up in just a few weeks, you can kiss your costume woes goodbye. ThinkGeek says they’re forged from Cobalt Flame and Robotonium, but we all know better. They’ll ship out flattened, of course, but just pump in some air (or blow some in if you feel like showing off) and you’ll be good to go.

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AeroBed PakMat Sleep System Is Actually Practical

It’s a problem when the things you buy that are supposed to make your life better end up doing the opposite because of crappy design. Take inflatable mattresses. Their reason for existing is to conveniently offer you some sleeping space when there is normally none available. But the price you pay for this “convenience” is that you have to wrestle the thing afterwards, trying to fold it up to store it somewhere, along with the unseemly and bulky pump that likely came with it. The AeroBed PakMat Sleep System however rolls right up and fits in a plastic container… that also happens to be the pump used to inflate it! It’s a simple solution to not such a huge problem (keeping it real, here), but there you have it. It’s $97.

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Summer Is Best Enjoyed By Swinging Into Water

By David Ponce

With summer comes all kind of water activities. But you’re limited by what your environment gives you. Much as you’d like to swing from a long rope and splash into a cool body of water in a hot day, you won’t be able to if this body of water isn’t lined with a bunch of obliging trees. Unless you bring this contraption along. It’s a 13 1/2′ tall Floating Rope Swing that’s made from 28 oz. marine-grade, reinforced PVC. The large horseshoe shaped base is anchored solidly to the lake bottom via three anchor points, and should be able to support swingers up to 250lbs. Maybe even more interestingly, if you fail at life often, there’s a chance you’d have gotten hurt from a regular lakeside rope swing; hitting trees and rocks on your way down has a way of doing that. None of this with the Floating Rope Swing.

Well, one thing will be hurting: your bank account. You can buy yours at Hammacher Schlemmer for a cool $3,800.

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