Warmer weather is just months away for those in the southern hemisphere, and that means, water sports, or so we’d like to think. The jet-propelled Kymera Body Board is definitely one invention you’ll want in your arsenal. The current version can hit 20 mph (32 km/h), depending on water conditions and rider weight, with approximately 5,000 watts of power behind it. When fully charged, the battery is good for 5-6 miles of continuous ride time, or 45 minutes – 1-hour per battery pack. Continue reading for more cool inventions that actually exist.
Nintendo has always been known for their unique controllers and accessories, but “Labo” aims to take creativity to the next level. Simply put, it combines cardboard cut-outs, known individually as Toy-Con shapes, with the Switch console, to encourage imagination and discovery. Users build each Toy Con with the help of interactive instructions on the Switch, while stickers and colors are included to add a personal touch. It will be available as two separate kits: a Toy Con 01: Variety Kit, which offers five different Toy Cons, including a remote control car, a fishing rod, a house, a motorbike and a fully functioning, 13-key piano and Toy Con 02: Robot Kit that lets you create your very own robot. Expect the kits to hit shelves in late April. Continue reading for three more incredible products coming soon.
Unlike other clocks, the ETA Clock moves its hands to reveal where people are, using icons instead of hourly numerals, similar to the Weasley family’s magic clock from the Harry Potter series. As friends and family move around through the day, a special app on their phones sends geolocation coordinates to a secure server, which are then transmitted to the ETA Clock device to adjust its hands. “We had envisioned our target customer as a tech-friendly family: A family who wants to stay connected but maintain a sense of independence. However, since building the ETA Clock, we have found that this product is perfect for so many situations. Most uniquely, we have had requests from large and small companies alike asking for a version that displays where their key employees are located by time zone or office. We could even envision the ETA Clock being perfect for roommates, living communities, sororities, and fraternities,” said co-founder Kristie D’Ambrosio-Correll. Continue reading for more weird gadgets you probably never knew existed.
Chan Da Ya is a mysterious cliff located in Qiannan Buyi and Miao Autonomous Region, China’s Guizhou Province, that reportedly produces round or oval stone eggs every 30-years. The cliff, measuring 9-feet high and 65-feet long, is a heavily eroded formation with uneven surface that are dotted with dozens of round and oval-shaped stones of various sizes. As nature continues to eat away at the cliff, the harder eggs become more exposed and eventually fall out of their natural sockets. Continue reading for more weird, yet real, places from around the world.
Hot Wheels fans rejoice! Malaysian businessman Datuk Seri Mahadi Badrul Zaman, CEO of Financial Genius Group, has been turning heads around Kuala Lumpur with his Jaguar S-Type covered in 4,600 Hot Wheels toy cars. He’s been collecting Hot Wheels ever since he was 13, and now is the proud owner of a 5,000 car collection, of which 4,600 are prominently displayed on his car. Rather than installing a tacky body kit or other expensive aero parts, these miniatures were added to make it stand out. Continue reading to see three more bizarre vehicles.
Kreisel’s all-electric Hummer H1 comes equipped with a high-performance 100 kwH batteries, paired with two electric motors on both the front and rear axles, to generate 483 hp, good for a top speed of 75 mph. When fully charged, you can expect a maximum driving range of 186-miles. In comparison, the petrol version consumes 6.3-gallons just to drive 62-miles, emitting 470g of CO2 per mile. Continue reading to for more electric vehicles you don’t see everyday.
Many know Mont-Saint-Michel as an island commune in Normandy, France, located about 0.6-miles off the country’s northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. This destination has not always been a tourist destination, but rather the island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times. Its position – on an island just 600 meters from land – made it accessible at low tide to the many pilgrims to its abbey, but defensible as an incoming tide stranded, drove off, or drowned would-be assailants. Continue reading for more interesting facts about Mont Saint-Michel.
Based on the Tesla Model S 85, this custom-built electric limousine could be yours for just $67,000, in its current unfinished form. According to the seller, all of the new panels are made from aluminum and was originally planned to be an ‘advertisement project.’ Unfortunately, work was never completed, and is currently 90% finished. “This vehicle has tons of potential to become whatever the new owner has in mind. We are selling the vehicle as is without a warranty. We are a limo manufacturer and could finish the vehicle for an additional fee,” said the seller. Continue reading for three more strange custom-built limousines.
The SEGA Dreamcast was released in 1998, and the first in the sixth generation of video game consoles, preceding Sony’s PlayStation 2, Nintendo’s GameCube and Microsoft’s Xbox. The console enjoyed a successful US launch backed by a large marketing campaign, but interest in the system steadily declined as Sony built hype for the upcoming PlayStation 2. Unfortunately, it was not successful enough to warrant building a portable system based on the same hardware, but fortunately, many gamers, like “HailRazer” from the Ben Heck forums, have taken things into their own hands. continue reading for more custom portable SEGA Dreamcast systems that actually exist.
Nintendo’s Switch is a great console, but some prefer a more personal touch. Let’s face it, the Nintendo Wii and Wii U were not overwhelming successes for the company, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t fans of the consoles. BitBuilt forum user “JacksonS” combined his passion for the Nintendo Wii and portable game consoles into one, by creating the Wii SP 2.0. “The portable contains an internal GameCube Controller, internal Wii Remote, and internal Classic Controller that can be switched with a button,” according to Jackson. Other features include: purely digital video (HDMI video on the internal screen and HDMI output), an internal 128 GB flash drive accessible via the mini-USB port on top, and a resistive touch screen that emulates the Wii Remote IR pointer. Continue reading for more portable Wii consoles you won’t find in stores.