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Icehotel 365

You won't need to visit the ice planet Hoth for a stay in the world's only permanent ice hotel, just Sweden. Called "Icehotel 365", it's located approximately 125-miles north of the Arctic Circle in Jukkasjarvi, spans 2,100-square-feet, houses 20 suites, a bar, and even an art gallery. Power comes the way of solar panels harvested during the summer months, and the interior stays a comfortable 23° Fahrenheit year round to ensure the hotel remains cold throughout the summer. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Deepflight Dragon Undersea Aquahoverer

The "Deepflight Dragon" is essentially an Undersea Aquahoverer capable of transporting two adults. The submersible's fixed positive buoyancy combines with its six 400rpm, 1.2-kilowatt ducted propellers to provide easy omnidirectional movement and stand-still hovering at depth up to 400-feet. Its streamlined composite pressure hull keeps passengers safe in custom carbon fiber seats, complete with acrylic domes optimized for clear underwater viewing. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Airbus H160 Helicopter

Airbus may not be known for their helicopters, but the H160 is about to change that. Not only does it use up to 20 percent less fuel than the current generation of similar-sized helicopters, it's powered by two new fuel-efficient Turbomeca Arrano turboshaft engines, and can carry up to 12 passengers at a cruising speed of about 185 mph for distances beyond 500 miles. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Lamborghini Esavox

Priced from $26,000 USD, the Lamborghini Esavox docking station by iXoost just might be the most expensive yet, but is a must have for Huracan and Aventador fans. Featuring four individual speakers housed in enclosures inspired by the front air intakes of an Aventador, plenty of carbon fiber accents, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a regular cable connection, DSP 24bit ADC/DAC output, and 800 Watts of power. Besides the price, this isn't something you want to lug around, as it measures 125 x 65 x 50cm and weighs in at 117-pounds. Continue reading for another video, and more pictures of iXoosts docking stations made from real F1 exhaust systems.

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HondaJet

The HondaJet is now the fastest aircraft in its class, setting record times for two recognized routes: Teterboro, New Jersey to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2-hours and 51-minutes; and Boston, Massachusetts to Palm Beach, Florida in 2-hours and 58-minutes. It boasts a maximum cruise speed of 422 knots (486 mph) while soaring to a maximum altitude of 43,000 feet, with an NBAA IFR range of 1,223 nautical miles (1,408 miles). "We chose several of the busiest business aviation airports with extremely popular routes to demonstrate that the HondaJet will get customers where they need to be faster than any other light jet. These missions prove just how dramatically HondaJet design innovations like the over-the-wing engine mount increase performance and fuel efficiency over other light jets," said says Honda Aircraft President and CEO, Michimasa Fujino. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a helicopter pilot's POV landing on a carrier ship in rough seas.

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PureSpa Inflatable Hot Tub

The Intext 77" PureSpa Inflatable Hot Tub is great during colder weather, and it's being offered for only $299.99 shipped, today only, originally $399. The easy-to-use control panel on this garden hot tub activates the 120 high-powered bubble jets surrounding the interior of the spa for a refreshing massage. The built-in hard water treatment system makes water gentler on skin for a soothing experience. The heating system adjusts to fit your personal temperature preference allowing a stress-free spa experience. The Fiber-Tech Construction and the puncture-resistant three-ply laminated material provide the ultimate comfort, support and durability. Product page. Continue reading for a video showing how quick it is to setup, and more information.

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Bruder Exp-6 Expedition Trailer


Why stay in pricey luxury hotels, when you've got a Bruder Exp-6 expedition trailer / camper? Featuring a 4mm galvanized chassis that can carry up to 11 times its own weight, it comes equipped with an extremely rugged suspension (300mm of travel), that ensures a comfortable ride for all that stay in its spaceship-inspired back hatch. Continue reading for two more videos, pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Ortega Personal Submersible

Why bother traveling by boat, when you've got an Ortega Mk. 1C personal submersible? This three-seater comes equipped with dual high-performance electric motors, built for both traveling above and below water. You also get an HUD navigation system, on-board breathing apparatus, and a fully equipped trimming tank for controlling buoyancy. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Audi Final Fantasy

For those who don't mind spending $470,000 for a limited edition supercar, you'll soon be able buy "The Audi R8 Star of Lucis," a vehicle that appeared in Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV and is a collaboration between the Final Fantasy XV team and the German car maker. Not much information has been released on what you'll actually get, aside from themed wheels, seats and carbon fiber pieces, but rest assured, this will model will greatly appreciate in value. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Corvette Jet Ski

It's been in the pipelines for a while, but it's official, the Strand Craft Wet Rod will be powered by a 5.7-liter V8 Corvette engine that generates an impressive 300-horsepower, good for a top speed of 65 mph on water. Even when parked, its sleek 16' carbon fiber construction, waterproof luggage box, and under seat ice box will be sure to turn some heads. Should you be one of the lucky few to get your hands on one, custom paint jobs are available, as well as several GPS and sound system options. Continue reading for more pictures.

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