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Photo credit: Katerina Kamprani via Bored Panda

Form and function are two things designers usually strive to achieve when dealing with actual products, but 3D modeler Katerina Kamprini decided to do the complete opposite. In her series "The Uncomfortable", she envisions how everyday things, such as forks, spoons, and even a common household key, could be impractical. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of this year's coolest LEGO creations.

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NOOT's 3000mAh Power Bank is currently being offered for only $6.99 shipped with coupon code: KYQ3NMFC, today only, originally priced at $29.99. It uses Samsung Grade A battery cells and enhanced microchips to ensure the highest quality charging for all of your favorite mobile devices. Product page - make sure you enter coupon code: KYQ3NMFC during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for more images and information.

Notable features:
  • Compact, portable, sleek design. Convenient to carry with you anywhere; fits easily into any pocket or bag 3000mAh Portable Battery Charger. 1 Amp Output for Rapid Charging.

  • Provides you with some extra juice when you need it most. Its small size allows you to carry the power source wherever you go Constructed using Samsung Grade A cells and premium microchips to ensure the highest quality.

  • Charges: Cell Phones, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Amazon Fire Phone, eBook readers (Kindle, Nook, Sony Readers, etc), Digital Camera, MP3/MP4 Players and other USB Devices.


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Avtoros Shaman All-Terrain Vehicle

In case of a zombie apocalypse, make sure you have an Avtoros Shaman 8x8 all-terrain vehicle to drive around, or so we'd like to dream. It's powered by an Iveco F1C 3.0-liter turbo diesel that generates 146hp, mated to a a 6-speed manual gearbox, and get this, 3 different steering systems. These tive the driver (from the captain's chair) the ability to switch between On-Road (front 4-wheel drive), Off-Road (active rear wheel steering), and Crab Mode (turns all 8 wheels in sync to move sideways). Click here to view the first image in this week's internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bulldog that just can't reach something, no matter how hard it tries.

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Always wanted a BBQ grill, but just don't have the room for a free-standing model and prefer the charcoal smoked taste? Then Focus Creations has just the invention for you. Simply mount this to any wall, secure it, and pull down the grill when you're ready to use it. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for more clever inventions every small home and / or apartment should have.

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Most wheelchairs are not made to go off-road, this one is. Introducing HexHog, a battery-powered, joystick-controlled wheelchair ATV hybrid that boasts a patented flexing chassis for high-level stability. Its 36-volt lithium ion battery has a range of up to 12 miles when fully charged, and an 8.5 mph top speed over just about any kind of terrain. There's also a nifty seat transfer system that advances and lowers the driving seat to a position for independent transfer from a wheelchair as well as a sealed 6x6 transmission and raised drive motors in conjunction with the flexing chassis for treading water / snow / sand / mud / etc. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the luckiest motorcyclist ever to have been hit by a car.

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Foldable bikes are nothing new, but Sada Bicycle is the first hubless full-sized model that can fold to the size of an umbrella. You read that right, it sports a standard bicycle dimension, compete with with 26-inch wheels attached to the frame by an anchoring system. This entire bicycle can be folded with a single movement, and packed into a container that doubles as a backpack. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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TRON fans who own motorcycles rejoice! The LightMode helmet looks to be something straight from the TRON universe. This modification covers your helmet in electroluminescent materials that will keep you safe at night. There are small controllers integrated directly into each helmet, giving users the ability to select between three different modes that include constant glow, blink, and turning the lights off entirely. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why Japanese drivers are some of the most polite in the world.

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Mpow's Knight Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Headset is currently being offered for just $25.99 shipped with coupon code: KNIGMPOW, today only, originally priced at $59.99. Enjoy the safety of two-handed driving while taking a call. Even if the headset is charging in its dock, answer in one swift motion simply by picking it up and putting it in your ear. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: KNIGMPOW during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for more detailed images and information.

Notable features:
  • Easy your call, just pick up to automatically connect and answer a call. Put in dock to trigger sleep mode.

  • Enjoy clear conversations on both ends of the call with Active Noise cancellation.

  • Built in latest CSR intelligent noise reduction chip, improve the call quality, make your calls more clear.

  • Pair it with two Bluetooth-enabled devices at the same time. The Bluetooth headset power can be shown on iPhone.


[via Amazon]

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Judah Schiller was busy working out the gearing kinks on his Schiller X1 just a few weeks ago, a $6,495 bike-on-pontoons that goes on sale this Friday. According to Schiller, a former advertising executive and avid cyclist, "We're aiming to make nothing but the best water bike ever invented, and that means refining things until they're perfect." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Viotek's USB-Rechargeable AA Batteries are currently being offered for only $7.49 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $19.99. By opening the cap and plugging into any powered USB port, you can recharge pretty much anywhere there's a USB socket. By making it easier to recharge batteries we can help the environment: easier recharging means more frequent use, which means fewer disposable batteries get made and thrown away. Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.

Notable features:
  • Easy Charge from any USB Port - 90% recharged in 5 hours.

  • NiMH 1.2v 800mah AA battery.

  • Easy recharge on the go, at home or in the office.

  • Can be recharged hundreds of times - saving you money and helping reduce waste.

  • Built in Intelligent Charger.

  • Can be recharged hundreds of times.


[via Amazon]

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