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Oh Snap! Chinese Public Toilet Adds Flash To Your Flush

Shutter the door and make it snappy! This curious camera-shaped public toilet in Chongqing, China perfectly fits the computer and electronics focused vibe of the neighborhood. Bonus: there's no better place to butt-dial a selfie.

Swedish Super Helmet Helps Firefighters See Through Smoke

Developed to aid the brave men and women of our fire department, the C-Thru Smoke Diving Helmet harnesses a vast array of technologies to help aid rescuers when combating a blaze -- including augmented reality, noise cancellation, improved communications, and a thermal-optic camera. 

Play Badminton Anywhere With The Instant Badminton Court

The next time you get an itch to play some badminton, you could scratch it quite easily with the Instant Badminton Court. The Instant Badminton Court, from Zume, goes from handy carrying case to freestanding badminton court in minutes.

Add A Little Personality To Your Gear With The Beardo Ski Mask

Preparing for the cold weather? Need a ski mask? Why not get one with a little flair and style. Beardo has produced a line of ski masks with HD quality images that will turn the bottom half of your face into...well, whatever you want it to be.

HEIMPLANET's Inflatable Tents Make Camping Simpler

Tent setup can be incredibly frustrating and may even be the worst part of a camping experience. With HEIMPLANET's inflatable tents, you don't have to bother with rods and figuring out which sleeve they go in. The setup is simple. Just inflate.

Boat Care Invention: Scrubbis™ Makes Hull Cleaning No Big Deal

Great news for boat owners. You can now clean your boat hulls without taking your boat out of the water or diving underneath it to clean it... with an invention called Scrubbis™. It uses a patented sponge technology to keep it bouyant!

A Bed You Will Never Want To Leave: The Balluga® Smart Bed

.... Don't ask what it does; ask what it doesn't do, and I'd have to think hard. Ah! it doesn't accommodate your bathroom needs and it doesn't bring your breakfast to you (unless you have a robot aide, and then it could command it), but it might be able to cook your breakfast - remotely, of course. 

Lems Hiking Boots Are Eco-Friendly, Lightweight and Completely Collapsible

Space is always an issue when you're camping. How can you cram all the things you need--shelter, food, clothing, footwear, maybe a book or two or a mini-stove--in your backpack? Lems Boulder Boots are collapsible and so cut down on spacial needs for footwear.

Shaidee Keeps Baby Protected From The Sun

When babies venture outside with their parents, most are hanging out in a front carrier and are draped in a blanket or blinded by a hat meant to protect them from the sun. Enter Shaidee. Canadian mom, Nicole Barrett, invented a chemical-free alternative to sunscreen. And bad fashion.

Two-Lane Pavement Picnic Sheet Takes Road Food To The Next Level

Old and busted: picnics in the park. New hotness: a picnic in a parking lot! Japanese artist/designer Yuma Kano's disconcerting “On The Road” picnic sheet puts al fresco diners square on the pavement even if they're off the beaten path.

Silicone For Your Smile: Issa Is The Ultimate Toothbrush

Foreo's new sillicone toothbrush, the Issa, is just the thing for your smile. Issa's remarkable design will keep your teeth naturally white, clean, and healthy. Welcome to the future of home dental care.

3D Printing Makes Track Spikes Custom Designed For Performance Possible

Athletes are always looking for an advantage--something that will make them better than their opponent or allow them to perform with greater ease. Track athletes, specifically sprinters, may find their advantage in a new 3D printed track shoe. With 3D printing, sprinters can get custom-made, lightweight track spikes.

Toilet Training Your Cat Made-Easy(er) With 3 Cat Training Kits

Being the adoptive mother of several feral cats, I've had my share of challenges just training them to do their stuff in a litter box, but there are reasons - several, I understand - to train your cat to "go" in a toilet bowl.  Many cat owners have tried and failed to do this, but there is help in the form of toilet training kits for cats.  You will need patience regardless of which kit you choose, but those who've trained their cats couldn't be happier that they're saving money on cat litter and living in a cleaner home environment. 

FiLIP Gives 4 Year Olds Cell Phone Security

While it may seem a bit ridiculous to get a 4 year old his/her own phone, there are times when it would come in handy and give parents added peace of mind. Enter the FiLIP.

Now Sea Here: Rolls-Royce Yacht Concept Is No Land Barge

The Rolls-Royce 450EX yacht concept from designer Stefan Monro takes the spirit of ecstasy to watery realms where no wheeled vehicle has gone before.

Take Your Camping Experience Into The Trees With Innovative New Tents

Going camping? If so, you probably have a tent. Nothing special, just a regular old, set-it-up-and-go-to-sleep tent. Imagine taking your tent off the ground and into the trees. With the Tentsile Stingray and Dre Wapenaar's Tretents, you can enjoy the camping experience suspended in midair.

Want To Style Your Sneakers? Customize With U-Lace

Everyone wants a customized look. With new U-Laces, it's easy to style your sneaker so that your look is like no one elses.

Protective Leg Covers For Your Dog Make A Fashion Statement Too: H-Leggings

You may have seen leg warmers for dogs, but these H-Leggings are leg protectors for dogs... and in their sporty royal blue and orange strap, they look pretty chic too!

Clamping Your Lashes: Sephora's Revolutionary New Upside Down Mascara

Women are always on the quest for a mascara that adds volume, defines lashes, and lengthens them. The Upside Down Mascara from Sephora promises to do just that with its revolutionary new wand design and formula.

Design StaX Accessories, Win $100 & Free StaX!

StaX is a fresh idea that should get a lot of our 3D printer jockeys excited, and the duo behind the creative aluminum modular containers is looking to the inventor community for bold new directions to accessorize the Stax system. Oh, and they’re giving cash to their top three ideas too!