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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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Time To Chill: Rough Day Wine Glass

Rough Day Wine Glass

There’s nothing like unwinding with a glass of wine at the end of a long day. But how much wine is just right or just enough for whatever stress you’re trying to relieve? Although not accurate for everyone, the ‘Rough Day Wine Glass’ provides a good-enough estimate. Have half a glass for a day that was just like any other, pour more into your glass if you had a particularly rough day, or fill it up to the brim if you just want to forget it all.

The quirky wine glass is sold in pairs and is available online for $24.

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Your Water Bottle Looks Too Naked? Put Some Underwear On It!


Because, yeah, sure, why shouldn’t this exist? Right? Underwear for your water bottle? That’s, like, totally normal. And yes, it sure looks like it’s a real product that you can spend $2 to own. For that amount you apparently get 7 different styles, which is about 6 more styles than your average guy has.

We think it might be an attempt to keep your hand dry in the case of a cold bottle condensing water on its side. But still: underwear for your water bottle.

What a time to be alive!


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What Your Office Chair Always Needed Was a Batman Cape


Look at that crappy office chair you’re sitting in right now. Just look at it. It’s… well, it’s just a chair, right? Haven’t you ever asked yourself “why isn’t this office chair a superhero chair?” You should have, friend, you should have. Because it turns out now it can be, thanks to the Batman Classic Chair Cape. This wonderful novelty accessory is being made by Entertainment Earth, and first sold at the upcoming San Diego ComicCon. They’re making 2,400 of the things, and if any are left after the show, they’ll sell them to any of you who pre-order one now. These capes are 24-inches long, and should fit just about any type of chair. And we imagine that if they’re successful enough, it’ll be just a matter of time until you find them in other superhero varieties. It’s a very reasonable $25.

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The Xtensor Hand Exerciser Is The Reverse Of One Of Those Hand Grip Strengthener… Things


There’s all kinds of ways to isolate and work out just the muscle groups you want. Over the years, we’ve seen them all, but it’s the first time we realize a neglected exercise: the hand extensors. You’re likely familiar with those Hand Grip Strengtheners, which rely on you squeezing to develop the muscles of the forearms. But the opposite of squeezing, extending your fingers, seems to go largely ignored. That’s what the Xtensor Hand Exerciser is all about. Insert fingertips in rubber rings, and gain some strength with the resistance provided. We can’t really tell you why you would want to develop that particular set of muscles, aside from maybe being better at flinging stuff off your finger tips. Or maybe relieving ostheo-arthritis symptoms, as the makers suggest. It’s $30.


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Pizza Hut Launches Box That Turns Into A Projector


We’re not sure who is coming up with marketing ideas at Pizza Hut, or even if it’s all the same person, but we’re impressed. Because to their pizzas with Cheeseburgers, Meat Pies, and Hot Dogs in the crust, you can now add another innovation: the Blockbuster Box, a pizza box that turns into a projector. The box, once emptied of its delicious content, lets you place your smartphone inside, at the ideal distance from an included lens. This lens comes attached to the plastic device that prevents the box from getting crushed in transit. The plastic device itself doubles as the phone stand. So all you have to do is poke the precut hole in the front, fit the lens, prop your phone up inside, and aim at your screen (which could simply be your wall!). There’s a code on the side for customers to scan and unlock viewable content, should there be nothing interesting on their devices.

The Blockbuster Box is the work of Ad agency Ogilvy & Mather Group HK and their Chief Creative Officer Reed Collins, and comes in four styles: “from the horror themed Slice Night, sci-fi spectacle Anchovy Armageddon, bizarrely romantic Hot and Ready, and the thrilling Fully Loaded.” It’s Hong Kong only at the moment, but we suspect this may become popular enough to spread worldwide.


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Pizza Hut Australia To Launch Meat Pie Stuffed Crust Pie


Over the years we’ve come across some creative offerings from Pizza Hut. You guys remember the Cheeseburger Stuffed Crust Pizza? Or the Hot Dog Crust and Shrimp Tempura Pizza? Yeah, well the latest creation has the company stuffing tiny Meat Pies in the crust. Pizza Hut Australia is partnering up with Four’N Twenty, and they’ve announced this new venture with a series of tongue-in-cheek jealous tweets describing a romance gone wrong, and the birth of a lovechild, the Four’N Twenty Stuffed Crust Pizza. We don’t know how long this will last, nor if it’ll ever be exported to Pizza Huts outside of Australia, but we like the way the company is thinking. Because who hasn’t thought “gee, I’d really like some meat pie with this pizza.”? Amirite?


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These Wetsuits Are Actual Suits


We never thought that surfers donning their wetsuits looked too casual. They’re… surfing, after all. But we suppose that there are those who will feel that even this field could use a little bit of a fashion spruce up. So the True Wetsuits were designed to look just like a regular suit, only made from 2mm thick Neoprene with a quick-dry shirt and tie. They come in smart, business casual and tuxedo varieties. We’re not exactly clear on what occasions these suits are supposed to be worn, whether to look snazzy while surfing, or to have an option to take a swim while out and about. Like if you’re at a black tie event and someone pushes you in the pool, or something. We just don’t get fashion these days, but when something costs $3,200 as these suits do, we assume someone somewhere knows what they’re doing and if we had that kind of disposable income we might even consider not having enough sense, and just buying them. We don’t judge.

Ok, we do a little.

Ok, a lot.

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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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