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Locust Bike a Good Investment?


It has been years since I've ridden a bike, other than a stationary fitness bike. I've thought about it a lot, but never really did anything to get back on one. Besides, there aren't many places around where I live to ride a bike without needing to drive several miles to a park. I could risk the busy streets, but I think my bravery flew out the window as soon as I had kids.

Then a few months ago my daughter received a bike as a gift and it got me thinking about how nice it would be to go bike riding with her, even if just at the park. It would give us a chance to bond more and exercise together. read more »

Thanko Vonia Bone Conducting Music Headband


 

Looking for a new type of music headband?

Our 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 InventorSpot.com. Here's his article: read more »

Logitec LDS-iALARM iPod Alarm Clock - Sleepers Awake!


Want to declutter your nightstand? How about combining your ipod and clock?

Our 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 »

Jellyfish Aquarium - Low-Maintenance Gel Friends


Ever wish you could have a low-maintenance aquarium?

Our 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 »

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 »

Wine Made Dress?


 

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

Seth Says: A Better, More Beautiful Way to Online Game


Sometimes you are tired at work (or wherever) and need something of a pick-me-up to go along with that cup of coffee. You think to yourself "I know, I'll jolt my brain with a stimulating game of Collapse or Typer Shark." But sometimes you want the exact opposite, something that will keep your brain active, but on a subdued level. I recently found a website that caters to just such a mood. read more »

History Lesson: Inventions from the Islamic World



Want to find out what the islamic world has invented?

This BBC presentation, presented in a video on YouTube, goes through some of the inventions from the islamic world. Find out more about the golden age of Islamic Discovery:

The video is about an hour long. Enjoy!

Tiny TV Tuner


Tiny ELSA TelebitTiny ELSA TelebitA TV tuner card that weighs 5 gm, measures 2.16x1.32x0.32 inches. How cool is that?

The ELSA Telebit costs only US $110, has an in-built as well as external antenna, uses very little power...in short has a lot going for it.

But readers in the US will have to just read and be happy, as the TV tuner card is for use in Japan only.

Life is unfair...at times. read more »

Quack, Quack, Duck Radio Thermometer


Radio Duck ThermometerRadio Duck ThermometerLittle duck swimming about in the water.

So what if the water is in a tub?

The duck looks cute and is more than a decorative item.

You see it is also a fully waterproof radio and thermometer. Easy to use, safe, handy and pretty, the Duck Radio will bring many hours of music to listeners of all ages.

 

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Have Money to Burn? $85,000 for a Teddy Bear


Teddy BearTeddy Bear

Steiff, a German company, has created the world's most expensive teddy bear. The £43,000 ($85,000) bear has fur made of real gold, and eyes made with sapphires and diamonds.

The new bear has a mouth made of solid gold, fur made from gold thread and eyes with pupils of sapphire and irises made from 20 tiny diamonds.

In celebration of its 125th anniversary, Steiff only produced 125 of the golden Jubilee Bears. You can identify a Steiff bear by the button on its ear.

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US Commerce Secretary Unveils National Campaign to Inspire Invention in Children


Here's some good news about the future of our country and the future of inventing from a recent press release from the Department of Commerce's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO):

The Advertising Council joined with USPTO and the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation (NIHFF) launched a national, multimedia Public Service Advertising (PSA) campaign to engage a new generation of children in innovation. read more »

Hipper 50 -The Musical Egg


 

The Hipper -50 is a beautiful new gadget to help you celebrate your Easter with the right note. The Musical Note! This fashion gadget is an iPod speaker. Simply plug in your MP3 player and watch it light up and change colors to the beat of your favorite music. read more »

Envirowoman Goes Plastic Less


Before you read this, I'd like for you to look around your house and take a look at all the items and products in your home that are made of plastic or contained in plastic. Start with your trashcans, your computer, your printer, the keyboard buttons, the phone, the clothes you are wearing, your pens, the fan, the remote control... How about your under-the-sink plumbing? In your kitchen, I bet there is a bunch of plastic stored away-Tupperware, dishes, cleaning products, parts of your appliances, condiments... In your bathroom: shampoo and conditioner bottles are probably made of plastic. Look in your medicine cabinets too and you'll find plastic medicine bottles and deodorants and mouth washes in plastic containers...
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Kameleon 8-in-1 Remote Control


KameleonKameleonFor all the couch geeks out there- if you still don't know how to juggle eight remote controls at a time I have a very simple solution for you. A sleek and sophisticated Kameleon 8-in-1 Remote Control!

This amazingly sleek and sophisticated gadget is a universal unit that can operate up to EIGHT entertainment appliances at once. read more »

An Average Inventor's Experiences at American Inventor Auditions for Season 2 (2007)


Are your curious about what the auditions for American Inventor reality television show are really like?

An Average Inventor posted the following in the forums discussing the Chicago auditions for American Inventor. The discussion thread for our forums on the auditions are at
http://www.americaninventorspot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1441#1441

I thought is was a particularly good post and wanted to share it witth those interested in reading about the inner workings of a reality television show in general and the American Inventor television show in particular.

Here's An Average Inventor's posting from this forum discussion:

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Video Games Launched March 2007


Splinter Cell Double AgentSplinter Cell Double AgentDuring the spring, kids and adults alike are outside enjoying the weather. Whether it be playing catch, playing with your little league baseball team, or working out, most people in the United States are outside enjoying the spring and summer months. Since people are outside, and not inside playing video games, sales in the video ndustry dip during these months. As a result, many game companies hold their games from being released during this time of the year. Each year, however, a handful of game companies take a chance by releasing a game during the spring, and these are the big titles that came out this month read more »

iKaraoke for the American Idol in You


You know you have that X Factor, the stuff American Idols are made of, but the question is how do you find that out without being laughed at by the entire nation?Well! Here comes the super duper iKaraoke to your rescue!

 

The iKaraoke for iPods lets you sing along with your favorite tunes without the mockery and laughter. read more »

Have Money to Burn? Pay $68,000 for a Cricket Ball


cricket ballcricket ballThis diamond studded cricket ball will be presented to the Best Indian and Best International players at the 2007 Cricket World Cup tournament which is currently being played in the West Indies. The diamond cricket ball was created by Gitanjali Gems Limited. Each diamond ball is studded with 5,728 pieces of diamonds with a worth of approximately $68,500.

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