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Seth Says: Pics, pics and more pics!


Need a picture of say, I don't know, an ostrich? or an old lady? or a Vincent van Gogh print? Whatever your visual query, you'll likely find it in the database of 1.3 million images at Visipix.com . Boasting the largest collection of images on the web, you can find exactly what you want when you want it. read more »

Cotton Swab Holders Can Make You Smile


Lift the head and the swabs pop out of this adorable Cotton Swab Holder. read more »

Pig LED Keychain Light "Nose" Where The Key Goes



The Pig LED Keychain Light from AudioCubes features twin LED lights that shine out from this cute pink (or black, or white) plastic piggie's nose to shine the light of reason into the heart of darkness - or at least, your car or home lock.
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Another Giant “Green” Sock Monkey?


Imagine a giant sock monkey. Rockford city did and they named him Nelson. He is 5'8" tall without his hat; 6'2" with his hat and 7'2" including his tail. Nelson, named after John Nelson (the man patented the first sock knitting machines in 1869, 1876 and 1879) is made out of 44 Rockford Red Heeled socks. He is the original giant sock monkey and you can visit him at the Midway Village and Museum Center.

Now take a few more minutes and then imagine another giant sock monkey, but this time imagine an anatomically correct sock monkey. Having a little trouble? read more »

Mr. Hoyos Lives A La Lata


At first glance you may think this chair is just another chair made from recycled parts, but if you look deeper you may find something more. At first glance you may be appalled when you see that the chairs environmental design consists of non-earth friendly twisty ties. Or, if you look deeper, have an open mind and patience, you may find in it instead potential, potential to have a great social and environmental impact on the world.

Carlos Alberto Montana Hoyos, a designer, who studied in Japan in Kobe Design University, knows his chair isn't perfect, but he's working on it. read more »

Inventive Marketing - Toy Story


Amy Gifford, our Guest Blogger, works in PR for a group of nonprofits after previously working in media and advertising in the auto industry. She received a Bachelors Degree in PR and five certificates in areas of Marketing, Advertising and E-commerce. She wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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Actors dressed up as "big toys" with oversized hands attached to their costumes to promote Australia's biggest Toy Sale at Target. read more »

Saitek Obsidian Wireless Mouse - Review


 

Looking for a great computer mouse?

Our Guest Blogger, Charlie Mann, writes the ByzzBytes and SuperFitness, newspaper columns distributed within the US by American NewsFeatures Syndicate. He has published 6 novels and written fitness books with such celebrities as Ken Norton, the former World Heavy Weight Champion. He wanted to share his review of noteworthy new products with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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Saitek's Obsidian is the ultimate wireless optical mouse you can use 24/7 on your desktop or laptop. read more »

EMS Muscle Mouse Combines Mouse with Massager


The EMS Muscle Mouse from Thanko cleverly combines the practical utility of an optical mouse with a fully functional EMS muscle stimulation system powered through your computer's USB port. read more »

Inventive Advertising - Lipton Tea Party


Amy Gifford, our Guest Blogger, works in PR for a group of nonprofits after previously working in media and advertising in the auto industry. She received a Bachelors Degree in PR and five certificates in areas of Marketing, Advertising and E-commerce. She wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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Lipton Tea held a so called tea party in Cairo. read more »

Citizen M-stock Melody Download Alarm Clock


The Citizen M-stock Melody Download Alarm Clock works with your cell-phone to wake you up via infrared downloaded ringtones! read more »

Inventive Marketing - Polaroid Instant Photo


 

Amy Gifford, our Guest Blogger, works in PR for a group of nonprofits after previously working in media and advertising in the auto industry. She received a Bachelors Degree in PR and five certificates in areas of Marketing, Advertising and E-commerce. She wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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MediCafe Vending Machine Takes Your Time, Not Your Money


 

The old expression "Time is Money" is about to be put into practice by Japan's newest vending machine, the revolutionary MediCafe. read more »

Have Money to Burn? Pay $41,000 for a Toy


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japan's Ginza Tanaka Jewelers and toymaker Bandai Co. unveiled a miniature version of Japan's famous animated robot character - "Gundam."

Gundum is one of the longest running Japense animation series.

The figurine weighs in at 1,400 grams (45oz) and stands 13cm (5") tall. He is made of pure platinum which explains its name "Gundam Fixed Platinum."

At today's prices, melted down, he would go for $41,468!

Seems a little expensive for a toy, huh?

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Light Up The Night With A Faucet Light : Product Review


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to a 2005 survey of more than 1,000 moms, lots of blunders happen in the bathroom. For example, 85 percent have fallen into the toilet when the seat is left up. One quarter surveyed have resorted to using toilet paper for a wet child emerging from the bath when no towel was in sight. Better yet, 33 percent of moms have sleepily brushed their teeth with something other than toothpaste. read more »

Cool USB Mini Fridge Chills Your Can



The USB Mini Fridge keeps canned beverages chilled and within reach when deadlines are looming and thirst is calling.
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Inventive Marketing - Boys and Their Toys


 

Amy Gifford, our Guest Blogger, works in PR for a group of nonprofits after previously working in media and advertising in the auto industry. She received a Bachelors Degree in PR and five certificates in areas of Marketing, Advertising and E-commerce. She wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium - Review


Our Guest Blogger, Charlie Mann, writes the ByzzBytes and SuperFitness, newspaper columns distributed within the US by American NewsFeatures Syndicate. He has published 6 novels and written fitness books with such celebrities as Ken Norton, the former World Heavy Weight Champion. He wanted to share his review of Adobe's recent product with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium will harness the versatility, productivity, and creative potential you need to thrive as a design professional today. Work faster than ever with tightly integrated creative tools designed ro run smoothly on most current Macintosh or Windows compatible computers.

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Simon Cowell talks about the new "identity" of 'American Inventor 2'


RealityTV World has an interview with Simon Cowell for the second season of American Inventor which airs June 6, 2007 at 9pm on ABC. Here are some highlights from the interview:

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For its second season, creator Simon Cowell has reinvented his ABC American Inventor reality series. read more »

Introduction to Tech Gone Awry


New technology and inventions will always affect society. Think about how our culture has changed because of the Internet, or even the iPod. What I attempt to do is imagine what happens when a new technology that is under development becomes a reality. My purpose is to report on the new developments, but theorize the effects with a little sci-fi story. Sit back and enjoy the results. read more »

Pino Funnel


Pinocchio: Truth or lie, the long standing debate continues, in the shape of a funnel. read more »