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Fordite: Fossilized Finishes From Detroit's Golden Age

Fordite (also known as Motor Agate) makes the perfect jewelry for any car nut. Hard as rock but structured as intricately as the skin of an onion, Fordite was formed when accumulated layers of enamel paint overspray were repeatedly baked in automakers' paint-drying ovens, then knocked off the skids & supports to be dumped as worthless slag.

Ping Pong Door Flips Down To Become A Ping Pong Table

Why have an ordinary door, when you can have one that flips down and becomes a ping pong table? Tobias Fraenzel's Ping Pong Door is just that. Not only does it serve you as a door, swinging open and shut and doing all the amazing things doors do, but it provides you with a fun time with the family or friends.

A Safer Way To Travel With Your Dogs: Variocage

The Variocage is not for every pet owner, although I wish it were.  It seems to be one of the safest car crates around, especially for medium to large to very large dogs.  But you really need to dedicate your cargo compartment to the  Variocage because it's not at all easy to take in and out.  Nevertheless...

Play Golf Into The Night With Night Sports Light-Up LED Golf Balls

Golfers, have you ever started a day of golfing a little late and weren't able to get in as many holes as you would've liked? Maybe you've been itching for some golf for quite a while, but your days are so full they won't allow it. With Night Sports Light-Up LED Golf Balls, you can play golf into the night.

Bonfi Is A Table, Chair and Cooler

When packing for a camping trip, you don't want to be bogged down with gear, so it's always a good idea to consolidate The Bonfi allows you to do this by combining the functions of a cooler, table and chair in a unique, Eco-friendly design.

Enjoy The View In The Eagles Nest Outfitters Lounger

Enjoying the good outdoors often means giving up the comforts of home--a bed, television, a recliner, air conditioning or heat. It's always nice when you can bring some of those amenities with you while you explore nature. The Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) Lounger is one of those outdoors amenities.

TERA By LUNAR Is A LED Yoga Mat

Exercise at home can sometimes be difficult. There's limited space, limited equipment and sometimes you just need some extra help to ensure you're performing movements and exercises correctly. With the TERA LED Yoga Mat you don't need a lot of space or equipment, and you'll be getting interactive help.

Paleo Barefoots Are True Minimalist Shoes

How would you like chain mail for your feet? To be able to experience the pleasures of running through nature barefoot, without running the risk of cuts and scrapes on your feet? That's what the Paleo Barefoots minimalist shoes promise--"to be close to nature is the truest sense of the word."

Powerbreather: The Future Of Snorkeling Is Here

If you're planning a trip to any tropical location, odds are snorkeling is on your "Things To Do" list. Snorkeling makes for great, active fun, and it is a wonderful way to explore the depths of the sea. The Powerbreather makes that active and fun hobby easier, less fatiguing and less cumbersome. 


Want This New Invention? EZ Leaps Teach Shoe Tying

Growing up is full of a number of leaps and bounds: learning to crawl, learning to walk, and learning the ABCs. One of those leaps that kids often struggle with is learning how to tie their shoes. It can be a real challenge to their fledgling motor skills. EZLeaps Shoe Tying Tool has been designed to help kids learn this important task in a fun and colorful way with a simple and inexpensive tool.

Next In Cat Social Media Toys: The Cat2See

"Cats are the most viral thing on the Internet after sex," Gilad Gelfand told Israeli newspaper Haaretz, as he explained how Cat2See, his remote cat play-watch-feed invention, would fit into the booming cat watching and sharing arena.  Cat2See, indeed, has its similarities to existing cat watching apps, but it has its differences too.  What I like about it most is its R2D2-looking robotic fishing rod holder!

CLUG Is The World's Smallest Bike Rack

Have a bike and need a place to store it inside? I'm sure you would rather not get the giant hooks or six foot stands that can be a pain to install and give your place that cluttered feel. A great new alternative is the CLUG, the smallest, simplest way to secure and store your bike.

Want This New Innovation? Storytime Rocker, The Gift For The Awesome Dad

There is something so special about rocking your child in a rocking chair, whether it is to read a story or relax them to sleep. This is fine as long as you have only one child. With two or three children you need a new style of rocker -- one that allows everyone to see all the pictures in the book. You could do just that with this totally awesome Storytime Rocker.

Create A Moon Jump For The Kids With The Vuly Trampoline Tent

A trampoline is a great piece of fitness equipment and one of the best toys for kids. A trampoline with a tent makes this family friendly toy even better. The Vuly Trampoline Tent can turn your trampoline into a Moon Jump for the kids and give adults a place to escape the sun on hot days.

Volkswagen SP2 Sports Coupe: Brazilian Beauty That's Only Skin Deep

With the world's eyes focused on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, it's worth looking back to a previous Brazilian achievement, this one of the automotive variety: the gorgeous 1972-76 Volkswagen SP2 sports coupe.

Must-Have SnapRays Night Lights Really Are Brilliant!

No house or apartment seems to have enough electrical outlets for all the gadgets we have. Sure, we can plug in power strips to stretch the current, but there's one gadget that needs at least a semi-permanent home in your wall outlets - the night light. A new company called Snap Power invented a brilliant way to free your outlets for other use and still have your safety lights when it's dark in your rooms - with SnapRays Guide Lights, you just 'plug and play' them.


Trikelet: Motorized Folding Scooter

You can put a motor on just about anything wheeled nowadays. A scooter is no exception, and when you put a motor on a scooter you get a great way to commute to work. Make that motorized scooter foldable, and you can stow it just about anywhere. That's what the Trikelet is, a motorized, foldable scooter.

VibriSee: Ain't Those The Cat's Whiskers?

Reflective lights and clothing let bicyclists be seen at night, but one invention, created by students at California State University Long Beach, went a few steps further.... They created VibriSee, cat-like whiskers for your bike that make the bike and the biker more visible in daylight as well as at night.  And though the whiskers may look like a cat's, their biomimetic functions are actually more like peacocks, rodents, octopuses, and ctenophores.


Champ Boxing Couch Doubles As A Punching Bag

Things that have multiple uses or double for other things are awesome. I mean the Swiss Army Knife is a classic, and many a guest has saved their backs a terrible night's sleep because of the sofa bed. Tobias Franzel's Champs Boxing Couch is one of those two-in-one pieces of furniture, but it's use is more fitness and fun-based than practical.

IzzyBike Has No Chain

A bike without gears and a chain is like a car without an engine. Or maybe it's like a car with a hybrid engine, because the IzzyBike proves that bikes don't need chains. They can be just as efficient without that extra cog in the machinery.