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UV Key Ring: The Latest in Compact Conterfeit UV Technology


 Justine Bayod Espoz, our Guest Blogger, is photojournalist and Spanish/English translator working in Madrid, Spain. She written articles on wide variety of topics for print and online magazines. She is also the founder of ToritoMedia a print and video content agency. She wanted to share some of her innovative finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's her article:
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If you’re used to running with the wrong crowd and often deal with mass quantities of possibly fake, large denomination paper currency, you are probably the kind of person inventors had in mind when developing the UV Key Ring Counterfeit Detector. read more »

Where Rich Cats Sleep: 14 HOT Designer Cat Beds



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Does this photograph remind you of anything in your home? Me either. But designs like this are really inspiring. The artists who created the cat beds featured here use their talents to pay tribute to the natural elegance and variable nature of the cat. Even if they are out of your price range, they're not too expensive to admire! read more »

Table Without a Top: New Concepts in Kitchen Essentials


A lot happens at the kitchen table. Aside from serving the traditional function of simply being a place at which to sit and eat, the kitchen table is akin to the heart of the home. So what happens when that beloved surface goes missing? ... read more »

Korean Toothpaste Obliterates Slime and Grime with Charcoal


Using charcoal as an innovative form of toothpaste is not a new concept in Asia. However some not so inviting packaging and changing the word charcoal to “charcle” apparently did the job quite well according to recent Korean sales. read more »

What Will Scientists Do With the World’s Smallest Microwave?


Scientists have constructed a "micro microwave," a long, narrow device measuring 4 mm long by 7 micrometers wide (the width of a red blood cell). Considered to be the smallest microwave ever, the technology will likely be used for medical "lab-on-a-chip" devices. read more »

EVOLVE iPod Docking Station Features Wireless Speakers


The newest and most innovative iPod docking station is now here.  Griffin Technology has just released EVOLVE, which is an iPod docking station with wireless speakers.  This compact system's design is extremely innovative and should be the look of docking stations in the future. read more »

Surprise!! - 8 Brilliant Ad Campaigns from Ikea


IKEA furniture is well known for its modern, and innovative design. Is that true of their advertising as well? read more »

Sony’s Latest Mini PC is Ultra-Fast and Fits in Your Pocket


The new Sony VAIO VGN-UX490N/C offers a ton of features in a very small package. This mini PC is about the size of an average PDA, and it weighs less than 2 pounds. Needless to say, you can carry this thing anywhere. This device will surely eliminate the need to lug around a laptop. read more »

'My Chopsticks Bra' Replaces Cups with Bowls



The 'My Chopsticks Bra' is the latest outrageous creation from Triumph International Japan, a lingerie company that's never been shy about attracting attention to its products - for a good cause, of course!
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The Winners from SEMA for the Best Automobiles


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They came, they saw and the conquered. SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) has announced the 4 winners of their "Most Accessory-Friendly Award." See if your next vehicle made the cut. read more »

Thanksgiving Patents - Part 2: The Well-Dressed Bird


The Cooking Jacket "for use in cooking large pieces of meat, turkeys, chickens, roasts and the like," or U.S. patent 4942809, looks like a large mesh hammock with handles designed "to enable the turkey or other piece of meat to be retained in a jacket structure and easily lifted from the cooking pan, pot, vessel or the like." read more »

Pucker Up with Your Own Unique “Kiss Print”


Ah, the seduction of a kiss. So sexy, so timeless. Thanks to dna11's newest project, cocktail napkins and envelopes aren't the only ones lucky enough to receive that puckered stamp of approval -- now, you can have your own sexy pout immortalized on canvas. read more »

New Body Probe Gives Panoramic View of Your Insides


Researchers have invented a tiny probe equipped with an ultrasound scanner that can travel through veins and arteries, taking ultrasound images of its surroundings. Unlike previous probes that travel through the body, which could only provide a view from one direction at a time, the new device has seven imagers integrated onto the hexagonal prism that can see nearly everywhere at once. read more »

New Security Required in the People's Republic of Cycling


Bicycling criminals will have another thing to deal with come December 1st when bike makers in China begin to include serial numbers as an effort to cut down on bike robberies in the country.
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Fashionable Dumbbells For Your Health and Decor


Do people really care about the appearance of their workout equipment? Think about it. What do you usually do with your bulky workout equipment once you have finished using it? You put it up, right? It doesn't exactly match with your home décor, so you put it under your bed, in your closet, in a corner, in the garage. Once it's out of sight it's also out of mind. read more »

9 More Solar Powered Lights For the Holidays


It's a little early, but this holiday season I already have a whole new set of innovative solar powered lights to introduce you to. Take a look at them below; snowmen, snowballs, reindeer, and Santa are what seem to be popular this year.

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13 Unfortunate Translations That Harmed Brand Reputations


It is important for companies to do adequate preparation and research before introducing a product into the international marketplace. How easily even "experts" can sometimes fall victim when their in-house marketing department is not fully aware of the local culture. Sometimes hiring a professional marketeer in the country is probably the best option. Otherwise, slogal translations might end up being a total fiasco! read more »

Thanksgiving Patents - Part 1: To Eat the Bird You Must First Catch the Bird


The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner: Step 1
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Welcome to my new blog! The following is the first installation in a multi-part series exploring innovative and unusual patents that could help make this your best Thanksgiving celebration ever!
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7 Inventive Ways To Go To Sleep


Our Guest Blogger Christian Hoopes is a freelance writer living in West Jordan, UT. His hobbies include poorly conceived home improvement projects, jogging, and jogging away from poorly conceived home improvement projects. He has two little dogs.

Here's the article he wrote for InventorSpot.com readers:

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Each night of your life it's the same routine: same boring bed, same boring pillow, same boring pattern of reducing alpha waves, generating theta waves, lowering EMG, entering delta sleep, and finally engaging in rapid eye movement. Aren't you sick of it?

Thanks to a few innovators, however, sleep doesn't have to be boring. In fact, when armed with the right accessories, it can be so exciting you'll regret having slept through it. You'll have to get a camcorder to record yourself sleeping just so you can watch it when you're awake and see how much fun you had. read more »

Clic Readers Review: Hidden Secrets of Clic® Reading Glasses




I've grown a new appendage around my neck. It's called a CliC® reader. If I could find my other seven pair of readers that evaporated into thin air, I would toss them, because I'm now addicted to CliCs. read more »