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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.

Camera-Toting PocketBook Ultra eReader Scans Your Documents

It can be difficult to make a unique ebook reader these days, and that job just got a lot harder with the arrival of PocketBook's newest device. It boasts a camera paired with OCR (optical character recognition) software, alongside numerous other perks.

Love & War: Ferrari 458 Italia Camouflage Edition By Lapo Elkann

Fiat heir and possible future Ferrari boss Lapo Elkann is into camouflage these days, which one might think would conflict with his passion for all things Prancing Horse. Think again: Elkann's military makeover of a box-stock Ferrari 458 Italia – complete with chromed peace sign – would win any fashion war in a heartbeat.

Turn Dumbbells Into Kettlebells With KettleShell

The KettleShell: it's nothing more than a sort-of handle that looks like a coat hanger. It does nothing more than attach to a regular dumbbell. However that simple design and simple concept transform one piece of exercise equipment into another and expand the variety of exercises you can perform with it, which makes it ideal for those looking to consolidate or save money in their home gym.

LympheDIVA's Compression Sleeves: Medically AND Fashionably Correct

In a prior post, I covered some of the most fashionable compression socks you can find.  Today, it's all about compression sleeves for women - some of you will want to wear them even if you don't have an excuse!  (They make your arms look nice and slim!)

Bentwood Bicycle Evokes The Classic Thonet Cafe Chair

The Thonet Concept Bike by artist Andy Martin may roll on ultramodern carbon fiber wheels but its curved beechwood frame was made by a steam-bending process over 150 years old.

Mercury: New Concept For Line Skating

Line skating is fun and a great way to stay active and in shape. However, like a lot of exercises, the impact from line skating places stress on the joints, particularly the ankles and knees. That's why Pouyan Mokhtarani designed the Mercury, a concept for line skating that could reduce that joint stress.

15 Minutes Of Play With PULSE Kinetic Jump Rope Produces Hours Of Light

The people at Uncharted Play like to integrate play with problem solving--more specifically bringing energy generating products to those off the grid. The Pulse Kinetic Jump Rope is one of those energy generating products. Just 15 minutes of play with the Pulse could mean hours of light or a 50% cell phone charge.

The Smart Dog House You Really Won't Believe! The T-PAI Automatic Intelligent Dog House

.... The climate controlled T-Pai, which will be available in two sizes, small and very small, promises to automatically feed, toilet train, clean-up after, educate and play games with your pup. It will communicate with her when you are delayed or just can't be bothered by your dog.  T-Pai claims to address most, if not all, of the difficulties of owning a dog....

GI Bike: Electric And Foldable

The GI Bike claims to be the fastest folding bike ever. If you had one, you could have it folded up by the time you read this far. Seriously. It takes 3 seconds. And another thing, it's electric. So urban commuters, if you're looking for convenience and economy, you may want to consider the GI Bike.

How Would You Like To Sleep In This Floating Camper?

You've probably seen a house boat. Maybe you've fantasized about living in one. The Nautic Sleeper is (or could be) a house boat on a smaller scale for campers. A concept design by Ruben Oya, this floating camper could allow the camper to enjoy the open water even while resting.

Ab Monster Will Scare Your Abs Into Shape

Just looking at the Ab Monster may begin to tighten you core. It's a scary looking piece of equipment, but it's one with a simple design and simple to use. Using it can shape not only your core but your posterior chain, and you can use it just about anywhere.

Roast Marshmallows Like No Other With The Fire Fishing Poles

How many times have you burned one side of your marshmallow to a crisp trying to roast it over an open fire? How about using a stick to roast your dinner, only to have your Ballpark hotdog fall into the fire along with the charred, broken stick? With the Fire Fishing Poles from Fire Buggz you eliminate those problems and look good doing it.

Alert Pedestrians - You're Coming Through With The Runbell

Urban runners, how many times have you found yourselves slowing down your fat-burnning, cardiovascular revving pace because you get stuck behind some chatty teens or a wandering soul on his smartphone? The Runbell is here (or almost here) to eliminate some of that frustration and alert those distracted pedestrians to your presence.

I Tradizionali: Foodie Business Creates Visual Recipes On Temporary Tattoos

Some of the most innovative business concepts cross the boundaries of love and hate - some consumers will readily embrace them and share their excitement with others, while other people will rebel against it disdainfully because it deviates too far from the traditional. In either circumstance, a business knows it's doing something truly unique when it elicits such strong reactions, and this new culinary business is one that will surely fall into this category once consumer awareness increases.

Campers, How Do You Like This Concept? The Bufalino Camper

Generally campers are designed to meet the needs of a few people. You can get a one-person tent, but don't look for a one person camper...until now. Though still in its conceptual stages, the Bufalino Camper, designed by German Designer Cornelius Commanns, is a small camper designed to meet the needs of one person.

Carrera Foldable Helmet: Stylish, Collapsible and Portable

Commuting to work via bicycle is energy efficient, financially efficient, often time efficient and fun. However, finding a place to store your bike helmet after you've arrived isn't so fun. Helmets typically take up too much space to stuff in your bag and you may not have a locker or other storage area at work in which to stow it. Enter the Carrera Foldable Helmet. Stowing this collapsible helmet is a piece of cake.

Harness Wind Energy With The Portable, Collapsible WindPax Wind Turbine

You've seen those huge wind turbines that dot the open-plained landscapes of the Midwest (perhaps just in pictures) or maybe old wooden windmills on farms. Now, imagine being able to take that sort of technology with you on a camping trip. With the WindPax Wind Turbines, that's exactly what you can do.

Toshiba's Dynabook KIRA L93 Convertible Boasts 7 Usage Modes

A clever kickstand design gives Toshiba's new ultraportable PC more positioning options than its competitors. Meanwhile, the seriously high-resolution touchscreen, pen-input support, and amount of horsepower inside may appeal to those in graphic design.

Bolder Band Headbands Won't Pop Off Your Head During Your Workout

Ever been in the middle of a workout--sopping with sweat, moving like a finely tuned athletic machine, killing the workout--and you start feeling your headband slide up toward the crown of your head. One more push up and swoop--it pops off, leaving your hair free to adhere to your sweaty face and tickle your eye balls (trust me, that isn't pleasant). This scenario is why Amy Crouse created the Bolder Band, and headband that won't slip off your head.