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The problem with water balloon fights is that filling them up takes quite a while to say the least, but thanks to Bunch o Balloons by geeky father of eight Josh Malone, that will never be an issue again. As you can see in the prototype video above, you simply connect a water house and the mini water balloons will be filled up in 1-minute or less. Continue reading for the official launch video and more information.

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You know the saying "like the back of my hand" when referring to something? Introducing Ritot, a high-tech $160 wristband fitted with a projector that beams the time, as well as notifications from a connected smartphone, directly onto a hand or wall. For efficiency and "coolness" factor, the time is projected by tapping or shaking the Ritot and projections last for 10 seconds. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Razor's Crazy Cart is touted as the ultimate drifting machine, and it comes equipped with a small electric motor that drives a single wheel located in the center of the cart, towards the front. It can be steered in 360 degrees using a small steering wheel and when the "drift bar" is pulled at the side, the Cart tilts the rear caster wheels so the caster effect is almost zero, which means the cart is free to face in just about any direction, no matter which way the front wheel is driving. Product page. Continue reading for another video (Gymkhana parody) and more information.

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Called Impervious, this innovative super-hydrophobic nanospray contains molecules 1,000 times smaller than a human hair and can make just about anything water-resistant in minutes. You can either choose to spray it onto the screen - the thin layer of protection it provides also prevents the screen from being scratched - of any device, or the entire gadget. Once applied, the company says that gadgets can be submerged in 3-feet of water for 30 minutes. Continue reading for the demonstration video and more information.

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Mpow's Bluetooth 4.0 Foldable Headphones are currently being offered for only $32.99 with coupon code MPOWAPTX, today only, originally priced at $79.99. Compatible with aptX digital audio codec compression technology that brings you high quality audio virtually identical to wired headphone with an impressive dynamic range and crisp clarity. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code MPOWAPTX during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX codec for high-fidelity stereo music and clear speech, You can begin enjoying CD quality stereo sound instantly.

  • Compact and comfortable design, with the 300mAh Li-on battery, Mpow Bluetooth headset reach up to 15 hours of music and talk time, while others have only 8-10 hours.

  • With this foldable headphones adopted sponge hearing protection, the sponge hearing protection not only protect from hurting your ears but also give you much more enjoyable and comfortable hearing experience. Furthermore, it's convenient and easy to take with you wherever you go.


[via Amazon]

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It may not be a true holodeck, but scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Science have managed to create their own version with an Oculus Rift headset and a room full of cameras. Oculus is used to replicate the experience of being in a Star Trek holodeck, which means their users can still walk around the room unhindered, thanks to multiple infrared cameras setup around the room, which communicate with the wireless headset. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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The spy bolt looks like something you'd normally find around construction sites and / or toolboxes, but it's actually a hidden safe for your valuables. That's right, the spy bolt is an improved version of the Soviet KGB 'dead drop' hollow bolt spies used to smuggle or conceal whatever fit in the hollowed-out space. The O-ring seal means that whatever is in there stays safe from the elements and to top it off, this new version uses a 3/4" diameter bolt to provide a larger storage area than the original. Continue reading for more.

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Geeky cat owners who love technology rejoice! A California-based startup has unveild Bistro, a cat feeder that tracks appetite and weight change patterns using "cat facial-recognition technology." Featuring a built-in camera that constantly monitors a cat as it eat and drinks and then transmits the info to a live video feed, which owners can view on their smartphone using a special app. That's not all, "the device also measures and charts the amount of food and water a cat is consuming, so owners can easily notice strange behavior," says Mashable. Continue reading for a video, more information, and the project page.

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The first patented roller skate was introduced in 1760 by Belgian inventor John Joseph Merlin. His roller skate wasn't much more than an ice skate with wheels where the blade goes, (a style we would call inlines today). They were hard to steer and hard to stop because they didn't have brakes, as such were not very popular. The initial "test pilot" of the first prototype of the skate was in the city of Huy, which had a party with Merlin playing the violin. These motorized versions from 1961 are another story. Continue reading for more bizarre inventions and gadgets from the past.

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Think of One Fast Cat as a giant hamster wheel treadmill hybrid for cats. According to its creator, Sean Farley, "There are many ways to keep your cat lively, giving them access to energetic companions, making a play session part of their day, and/or offering them tempting exercise equipment for use when you're not at home...that's why we came up with 'One Fast Cat' cat wheel." Continue reading for a video, more information and the Kickstarter page.

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