Wooden Block Transformers Are Baby’s First Optimus Prime

Plastic injection molding might be a modern manufacturing marvel, but there’s still an undeniable appeal to good old lumber. So if you’re looking to introduce a little one to the joy of transforming robots, these wooden WooBots are a gorgeous alternative to mass-produced plastic. »Yesterday 10:30am11/24/15 10:30am


You Can Finally Buy That Beautiful Handheld Wooden Video Game Emulator

A few months ago designer Love Hultén had us all lusting over his portable wooden gaming console called the Pixel Vision that reminded us of the folding Game Boy Advance SP. And in response to all of the positive and envious feedback he got, he’s decided to put it into production and sell it via Kickstarter. »11/13/15 11:55am11/13/15 11:55am

There's Finally Battle-Safe Foam Lightsabers That Actually Glow

In the world of Star Wars make-believe you usually have two choices: you can go with a realistic plastic glowing lightsaber, and never actually make contact with your opponent, or opt for safer foam, and battle it out without the glow. A new Kickstarter, however, promises the the best of both worlds. »11/06/15 11:20am11/06/15 11:20am

There's a Kegel Exerciser Designed to Give Men Taints of Steel on Kickstarter Right Now

Wait–men do Kegels? If you’ve heard of the exercises at all, it’s as a way for women to tone up their vaginas after they’ve been stretched to the max by childbirth. Minna Life, makers of the female-oriented Kegel exerciser kGoal, thinks men should get into the habit, too. »11/05/15 3:45pm11/05/15 3:45pm

Connect These Modular Marble Mazes To Make One Giant Desktop Distraction

Toys are meant to be touched and played with, but there’s one toy that kids (and grownups) are happy to just stare at for hours on end: marble mazes. But Marbleocity’s laser-cut wooden marble runs aren’t completely hands-off; they arrive ‘all assembly required’, making them even more fun. »10/25/15 7:00pm10/25/15 7:00pm

You Can Quickly Recharge This Backup Battery Using Your MacBook's Charger

Portable chargers have become as ubiquitous a smartphone accessory as cases, and rarely do they include any genuine innovation anymore—but the Quarter does. It’s the first backup battery that can be charged using your MacBook’s power adapter, giving you enough juice to revive a dead iPhone in just 15 minutes. »10/22/15 11:00am10/22/15 11:00am

The Syrian Refugee Crisis Won't Be Solved by a Fucking Kickstarter 

The White House has launched a crowdfunding campaign for refugees fleeing Syria, partnering with Kickstarter, Twitter, Airbnb, Starbucks, and grocery service Instacart to raise money. This crowdfunding campaign is a sad barometer for how broken the government’s response system for humanitarian aid is. »10/07/15 6:45pm10/07/15 6:45pm

The World's First Reversible Micro-USB Cable Rivals the Invention of the Wheel

There was much griping when Apple replaced its old dock connectors with the reversible Lightning cable, but they’ve made life infinitely easier for iOS users. So the MicFlip, the world’s first reversible micro-USB cable, promises to do the same for Android (and other smartphone) users. »8/12/15 11:30am8/12/15 11:30am