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GPS Cell Phone Creates an Invisible Fence for Kids


Ever wish for a better way to keep track of your children?

Our Guest Blogger, Lisa Zyga, is a science writer who is interested in many areas of science and technology, including the impact of science on society. She is excited about exploring new inventions in science, medicine, and space, and inspiring and fascinating readers interested in the creative frontier of science with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com. Here's her article: read more »

Finger Fun with Uberorbs : Product Review


 
 You tap your leg. You chew on pencils. You twirl your hair. Face it. You're a fidgeter. Now that we've established that, it's time for you to find something cool to play with. Uberorbs are your answer. These fun little space-aged widgets are perfect for you out there who can't stop fiddeling with your fingers. read more »

Have Money to Burn? Pay $50,000 for a Mattress


The Vividus, created by Swedish manufacturer Hästens, sells for just shy of $50,000. Vividus, the super-luxury mattress, uses all-natural horsehair, cotton, linen and wool in the various steps in the bed's manufacture. read more »

Seth Says: The Best Billboards You've Probably Never Seen


 

I've always bee a sucker for a good advertisement. These are some of the best out there. Playful, interesting, disturbing, funny; you'll find a wide variety in this compilation from Bored.com read more »

Bubblehead and USB Happy Kid: Making Webcams Cuter


Ever wish your webcam was more fun to look at?

Tech Gone Awry, our Guest Blogger, is a full-time freelance writer who enjoys writing about the latest in technology, as well as fiction. He lives in Pullman, Washington with his wife and three children. He wanted to share some of the latest in gadgets with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's his article: read more »

Dual Bulb Won't Leave Surgeons in the Dark


When are two lights better than one?

Lisa Zyga is a science writer who is interested in many areas of science and technology, including the impact of science on society. She is excited about exploring new inventions in science, medicine, and space, and inspiring and fascinating readers interested in the creative frontier of science with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com. Here's her article: read more »

Bugs Frozen to Death by The Lion Spray



Varsan Hyosatsu Jet Spray for Flying Bugs can be used on midges, fruit flies and moth flies. Varsan Hyosatsu Jet Spray for Creeping Bugs can be used on stink bugs, spiders, centipedes, house centipedes, ants and pill bugs.
What is this new spray that promises so much in insect eradication?
Read on...
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The Square Watermelon - Strange Fruit Indeed!


Craving some unusual foods?

Guest Blogger, Steve Levenstein, is a writer, copywriter and
Japanophile from Toronto, Canada. The tide of wild, wacky and wonderful
products from Japan seems to beg for commentary, and Steve has happily taken on the burden of doing just that. Steve is the Assistant Editor of The Driver Magazine and has just set up his portfolio website here.

He has some great inventions from Japan to share with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com. Here's his article: read more »

Belts for Kids - I Can Do It Myself!


What do you get when you cross a willful, stubborn, potty-training toddler with baggy, saggy jeans?

Truthfully, I don't want to know. But thanks to sister inventors Talia Bahr Goldfarb and Danielle Bahr Eason, kids now have a simple way to keep their pants above their knees. Their solution? Myself Belts. These innovative belts snap around the first belt loop (so it remains attached at all times). After sliding the belt through the rest of the loops, the child simply secures the end with the Velco closure. This design allows little ones to pull and tighten one-handed without the belt coming out of the loops, and without any tricky buckles to manage. read more »

Innovative Wine Dispenser: Vin au Verre


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The vin au verre (wine by the glass) is a wine dispensing unit that holds 8 bottles of wine in a temperature controlled environment for easy consumption. With a host of other cool features, it promises to add to the pleasure of wine drinking.
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Seth Says: Mad Lib Journalism


 

 

Michael Y. Park provides this funny, sarcastic excercise in order to illustrate the constantly repetetive yet altogether laughable trends in news article read more »

Chimney 2 Humidifier - Smoothing Up the Air Up There


It's about time somebody reinvented the humble humidifier, and with the Chimney2, Japanese designer TAKUMI has done it up right! read more »

Spy Blocker Gadget


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having written about Listen-Up got me seriously thinking that in today's world there seem to be no concept of privacy. Technology has provided all kinds of snoop machines and gadgets to poke and pry. What does one do if one wants to keep one's conversations private? Even the corners are no more sacrosanct. read more »

Inventive Marketing: Yoga Center Straw


For Y-Plus Yoga Center in Shanghai, the advertising team used a flex straw to highlight the flexibility you gain from yoga.

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What do you think of this marketing idea? Do you think it works? How would you have done it? read more »

Wine Made Dress?


 

Have you read about the dress made from wine yet? Yes, wine! read more »

Getting Your Product to Market: Interview with Barbara Carey


 

 

 

 

Our Guest Blogger, Ashton Udall, is a partner at Global Sourcing Specialists, a product development and sourcing firm that assists businesses, inventors, and start-ups tap overseas resources to succeed in the global economy.

Ashton recently interviewed Barbara Carey for his blog product-global.com. Barbara has written articles for us as a Guest Blogger for us in the past. She is the inventor of Hairgami® and dittieTM feminine protection brand, as well as over 100 other products. He wanted to share the interview with the readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

Here's Part I of his 3 part interview. Part II will be published next Monday: read more »

A Floating Picture In A Frame


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After virtual frame, talking frame, digital frame etc., technology has reinvented the whole concept by introducing a photo frame which is not a frame.The photo simply floats within the periphery of the frame. read more »

The House Sitting Robot


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The House Sitting Robot is a cute gadget that will take care of your house when you are not there.

Now don't think that this robot will water your plants, take your pet out and look after your kids when you are not there. No it does something far more important. It protects your house against robbery. Wow!

You can go on an extended holiday without a single worry. read more »

Stimulation for Your Brain: Brain Trainer Mini


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brain Trainer Mini improves attention as well as memory skills thus resulting is super quick, accurate reactions. The device is small enough to be slipped into a pocket or purse and keeps a record of ones progress. read more »

Site Upgrade This Saturday


Update: The site is back in service! You may see some ongoing changes through the day and this week as we continue our site upgrade.

Tomorrow, Saturday May 5 at 8am Pacific Time, we are performing a major update to our site. Most of the site will be unavailable for up to 3 to 6 hours after the start time.

If you're unable to get through, please visit again in a few hours. read more »