the Pod separates you from the hustle and bustle of daily life

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(credit: Benjamin Hubert / De Vorm) Pod by Benjamin Hubert | US$tbc | www.devorm.nl

yet another designer chair that tickles my weakness for beautifully designed stuff. the Pod, designed by Benjamin Hubert, is not just any other chair. for starter, it is a large chair without the bulk and its high perimeter covers up to the user’s head, providing a sense of personal space. in a way, seated on the chair provides a break for the users from the hustle and bustle of their daily life. think of it as a room-in-room solution. Continue reading the Pod separates you from the hustle and bustle of daily life

Dead Space 2 plasma cutter replica with lasers that burns

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(image credit: screenshot from Amazing Lasers! video)

the guru of all things laser has done it again. this time KipKay cracked open a replica Plasma Cutter from Dead Space 2 that came with the collectors’ edition game. though, this replica is a little shy of the full size replica from Epic Weapons but KipKay has bestowed it with two blue 1-watt laser diodes with micro boost drives, one purple 600 mW laser diode with a micro flex-drive, and the result is a working laser emitting Plasma Cutter that burst balloon and light matches. check out the humorous informercial-like brief instructional video after the break. Continue reading Dead Space 2 plasma cutter replica with lasers that burns

the return of the ClamCase: The Trooper Limited Edition

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(image credit: CLAMCASE) CLAMCASE The Trooper Limited Edition ClamCase | US$149.00 | clamcase.com

we have seen how ClamCase can transform your iPad into netbook-like computer. now, if black isn’t your cup of tea and your life is wholly inspired by Star Wars, ClamCase has just the case for you. dubbed the The Trooper Limited Edition ClamCase, this item is basically similar to the original ClamCase except for a new Imperial white paint job. The Trooper features a black hinge, keyboard, base and ergonomic rubber feet and will be available in limited quantities. its slated for release this summer and will retail for $149, a $30 premium over the original ClamCase. Continue reading the return of the ClamCase: The Trooper Limited Edition

a cool washbag reclaimed from fire hoses, parachute silk

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(image credit: ahalife) Fire Hose Washbag | US$30.00 | www.ahalife.com

when you travel or hit the gym, you probably would be bringing a little bag to contain your shampoo, colognes, shower gel et cetera. here’s one neat washbag (aka toiletries bag) that’s going to let you do it in style. British duo, Elvis & Kresse collects used fire hoses from fire brigades around U.K., cleans them and hand it over to their crack team of leather workers who cut and stitch them into this one-of-a-kind washbag. Continue reading a cool washbag reclaimed from fire hoses, parachute silk

a film roll that holds 4GB of photos, well, it’s a USB Film Roll

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(image credit: Photojojo) USB Film Roll | US$20.00 | photojojo.com

you never thought that a film roll will be able to hold more than just 24 or 36 photos, do you? the fact is, it can but in the form of USB Film Rolls. we have seen some pretty neat and novel USB flash drives (aka Thumb Drives) but this is probably one drive that will put a smile on all photography-geeks’ face. as you can see, it is a USB flash drive stuck to a real expended canister from the photo labs. awesome, eh? Continue reading a film roll that holds 4GB of photos, well, it’s a USB Film Roll

MacBook Pro survived a 20-foot drop in Extreme Sleeve

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(credit: G-FORM) G-FORM Extreme Sleeve for Laptops | from US$69.95 | g-form.com

would you drop your MacBook Pro from a 20-foot balcony if you are confident that it is well protected? of course, no one in the right mind would that but apparently, the folks at G-FORM would – just to show you how tough their latest sleeve, the Extreme Sleeve for Laptops is. G-FORM is a specialist in extreme sports padding and it has taken their shock and protection know-how to the world of gadgets. Continue reading MacBook Pro survived a 20-foot drop in Extreme Sleeve

the evolution of water guns: swappable water magazines

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(credit: NERF via ars technica) NERF Super Soaker Thunderstorm | US$14.99 | www.nerf.com

water guns has evolved from simple fill it and shoot (or is spray?) to pump action and now water clip. the NERF’s new line of Super Soakers, in particular, the Thunderstorm featured here uses swappable water magazines. now, all soak-loving folks can go into the water battle without needing to head to the sink for refills or at least, not so frequently. Continue reading the evolution of water guns: swappable water magazines

Crovel is the Swiss Army knife of shovel and more

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(credit: Crovel USA) Crovel Folding Shovel | US$85.00 | www.crovelfoldingshovel.com

i am not much an adventure person but the Crovel certainly has my attention. we are accustomed to pocket-size multi-tools such as the Swiss Army knife but a multi-tool that takes on shoveling job and prying job, among the many others? unusual i must say. the Crovel (shovel + crowbar) is one tool that has functions of more than 13 tools but obviously weight much lesser than having to lug 13 tools around. Continue reading Crovel is the Swiss Army knife of shovel and more

wake up to the sound of acoustic: The Acoustic Alarm

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(credit: Jamie McMahon)

there are a slew of alarm clocks out there. though in different form, they almost sound too alike with the familiar but annoying ‘ring ring’ sound. understanding this annoying fact, designer Jamie McMahon designed The Acoustic Alarm that allows a more pleasant way of waking up in the morning. whatever the ‘noise’ is, you still has to wake up so why not wake to a more pleasing sound other than the traditional alarm sound? Continue reading wake up to the sound of acoustic: The Acoustic Alarm

it took 270,000 bricks to create this great wall of LEGO

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(credit: Lene Rønsholt Wille)

when i did the 3,000+ pieces LEGO Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer, i’d thought it was a massive piece but that was probably nothing compared to Lene Rønsholt Wille immense circular wall structure entitled “Metaphorical Horizons“. it took Denmark-based Lene Rønsholt Wille six weeks to complete this 270,000 white LEGO bricks structure at the Central Hall of World Trade Centre in Amsterdam. Continue reading it took 270,000 bricks to create this great wall of LEGO

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