The playground swing in North America dates back to the early 1900s, where many were installed in public spaces for neighborhood children. By the middle of the century, the suburban playground became so popular that many households installed their own personal swing sets on their property. Rather than settle for a store bought version, inventor Colin Furze decided to build the ultimate garden swing. Read more for the build video and additional information.
Microsoft’s Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone is finally launching on September 10th, but it’ll cost you a hefty $1,399. Featuring two 5.6-inch AMOLED screens (1,800 x 1,350 resolution each) that combine together to form a 8.1-inch display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage, an 11MP camera, USB-C 3.1 connectivity, and a 3,577mAh battery. Read more for two videos and additional information.
ELEGOO Mars UV Photocuring LCD 3D Printer comes bundles with the latest version of CHITUBOX Slicing Software to get you started quickly, and you can get one for $199.99 shipped, this week only, originally $299.99. Thanks to its unique steel ball design, you only need the Z-axis to return to zero, then lock the leveling screw to start printing. Its 3.5 inch touchscreen lets you preview the model straight from the SD card. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Priced at $499.99, the Neo Geo MVSX Home Arcade has a tabletop design, complete with a 17″ 4:3 LCD screen, two-player support with analog joysticks / buttons, and the signature marquee showcasing beautiful box art for the most popular franchises of the 50 games. This cabinet appeals to fans of both MVS arcade and the AES home versions of games, such as The King of Fighters, Metal Slug, Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, Art of Fighting, Baseball Stars Professional, Top Player’s Golf, and lots more. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Pet robots are nothing new, but MOFLIN’s take on it most certainly is. This AI-powered robot not only possesses emotional capabilities that evolve like living animals, but it boasts a unique algorithm that enables it to learn and grow by constantly using its interactions to determine patterns and evaluate its surroundings from its sensors. Read more for a video and additional information.
When you buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and LG Velvet for use on South Korea’s LG U+ carrier, you’ll be able to pick up the Nreal Light augmented reality smart glasses for $295, which normally costs from $586 alone. This device can be tethered to either device and worn just like sunglasses. Featuring a 52° Field of View and a brilliant display, which simulates the experience of watching your favorite shows or playing games on a 100-inch Micro OLED screen. Read more for a video and additional information.
Engineer Shane Wighton has created many sports-related machines in the past, but this one may be the coolest yet. Simply put, it’s a baseball bat equipped with an explosive piston that almost always guarantees a home run. However, this isn’t a project just anyone can try, as Wighton had to fabricate a custom bat from a slab of pine before fitting the steel piston mechanism on the end powered by .27-caliber blank bullets. Read more for a video and additional information.
Folding smartphones have been around for years now, but could the same technology be used on e-readers? The E Ink Corporation – the company that founded the digital paper tech – wants to make it happen. Their latest prototype is a foldable e-reader prototype that features a secure hinge, five dedicated buttons on the right side, and two light-bars for added illumination. Plus, there’s built-in Wacom technology for taking notes, making annotations, or just highlighting passages with a stylus. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
The Osprey Porter 30 Travel Backpack is perfect for hiking, traveling, or even school, and it’s being offered for just $71.93 shipped, today only, originally $119.99. It features a harness and hipbelt that deploy quickly for backpack style carry and vanish into the backpanel for safe keeping when your bags are checked. There’s also a protected real panel lockable zip laptop/tablet sleeve for speedy access.Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
You’ve probably heard of tattoo printers at some point or another, but Prinker S is the first one we’re aware of that you can actually buy. It took home the 2020 Red Dot & If Design awards, and could be used as either a form of entertainment, or to see how a design would look on your skin before getting a permanent tattoo. Read more for two videos and additional information.