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Japanese Mini Erasers Say "I Rub You Too!"


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Collectible mini erasers have long been popular in Japan, and now the fad is spreading to schools on these shores as well.
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Shoe-Fleur, A Footwear Fantasy

“The print was lying upside down on a table,” he recounts, “and I said — although no one was listening to me — ‘Hey, that looks like a shoe!’”

There began an odyssey, a whimsical, inventive and, in its own way, rigorous fancy of flowers and footwear

Wear Your Chair


Ever go to a family gathering or a party and had nowhere to sit except the floor? Well from now on BYOC- bring your own chair or should I say wear your own chair. That's right, wear your chair.

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Solar Garden Light: Product Review


It was nice to finally have a chance to try out a solar garden light. I had considering purchasing one when Scientifics sent me one to review. I was impressed by the simplicity of this Solar Garden Light. There really is no wiring or assembly required. All I needed to do to make it work was take it out of the box, push a button to turn it on and then set it in the sun in my garden. read more »

Reproduce Almost Anything : Product Review:


Reproduce Almost AnythingReproduce Almost AnythingSo you're at the prototyping stage with your latest great idea, but have no clue how to actually make it? Time to learn a new skill...silicone mold making. This video and workbook give you everything you need to get started on the path to production.
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Plantable Packaging From Cargo


Evangeline Lily mentioned it on Jimmy Kimmel. That's where I heard about it first, and though I initially tuned in to see what Lost secrets she would reveal, which she didn't, I don't regret tuning in or else I would not have learned about this environmentally friendly lipstick. Well, I wouldn't have learned about it as early.
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Gear Box Pen with Memo Pad in Wood Base Drives On The Write



The Princess PI-1118-70 Gear Shift Pen Set with Memo Pad has got what it takes to drive any desk jockey wild!
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Female Robot Makes Science Friction A Reality



The FT "Female Type" Robot just may be the curvaceous shape of things to come - and she doesn't come with a voice processor, either. Be afraid, ladies, be VERY afraid...
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Marubeni Infotec "Branches" Out With Wooden Keyboards & Peripherals



Marubeni Infotec "branches" out, introducing keyboards & peripherals displaying a variety of attractive wood finishes at Computex Taipei 2007.
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Hang Ten with Quicksilver! - Inventive Marketing


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Did you catch a wave on the way into work this morning?

Quicksilver completely covered multiple bus shelters with posters resembling waves and the ocean. Along with this, they replaced the old benches in the shelters with real surfboards. read more »

Fashion "Diamond" Ear Drops for iPods - It's A Bling Thing!



Fashion "Diamond" Ear Drops in Heart or Round shapes add luxurious good looks to your listening pleasure!
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Fetus Coin Purse - Wacky of the Week


In my perpetual hunt for the weird, wacky and funny, I just found a purse that is made to look like an unborn fetus. Yes, that's right, an unborn fetus. read more »

The Microsoft Surface Computer


Our Guest Blogger, Charlie Mann, writes the ByzzBytes and SuperFitness, newspaper columns distributed within the US by American News Features 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 views on the latest products with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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Using Microsoft's television content partner NBC as a splashy backdrop, the software and hardware giant released on the morning show, Today, the details of a completely new generation of computer. Much smaller than most business mainframe computers, yet no real kin to the laptop and mouse world of micro computers, the new Microsoft Surface Computer lets you use your hands on a touch sensitive screen to manipulate pictures and data.

Claytronics: Do I need to say anything else?


Normally, I would write about a new technology, then have a little short story associated with it. However, today's subject matter just had way too many possibilities. I just could not pick just one. See for yourself with "Claytronics". read more »

Inventive Packaging - Hot You Can See!


Want to see a brilliant new way to package hot liquids?

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 wanted to share her smart marketing finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

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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 »

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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Light as Air


 

A fan that doubles up as a light?

I did a double take when I came across this one. Read on to know more about this innovative, cool and wonderful new idea.

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Solar Dough : Product Review


If you have kids and you want to teach them hands-on about the power of the sun, Solar Dough is a good way to start. Watch them pull it apart and mash it back together as they "ooh" and "awe" over the different colors that it turns to in the sun. That's what my little ones did. They watched their solar dough turn from blue to darker blue to purple and then, just as advertised, back to blue in seconds when taken out of the sun. The smiles on their faces were enough to say to me "this is fun!" read more »