A Candle-Powered Speaker Keeps Playing Even When the Power's Out

Using a scientific phenomenon known as the Peltier-Seebeck or thermoelectric effect, where a voltage is produced via a device with contrasting temperatures, this Bluetooth speaker called the Pelty can run on nothing but burning candles. So the next time you lose power during a brownout, you'll have both light and… » 6/24/14 6:00pm 6/24/14 6:00pm

A Gorgeous Wooden Kitchen Scale That Masquerades as a Cutting Board

Successful baking requires strict adherence to a recipe and precise measurements, which is made easier with a scale at your disposal. But if the last thing you want is another ugly appliance cluttering up your kitchen counters, feast your eyes on the lovely GKILO scale (pronounced kilo) which when not in use looks… » 4/28/14 12:00am 4/28/14 12:00am

A Remote Control Brake That Stops a Kid's Bike In Its Path

Mastering balancing is only half the challenge of learning to ride a bike. Knowing how and when to apply the brakes is the other half. And like a driver's ed car that features an extra set of pedals for the front passenger, the MiniBrake gives parents a wireless remote control for the brake on their child's bike. » 4/24/14 10:00am 4/24/14 10:00am

A Simple Silicone Sleeve Turns Your iPhone Into a Game Boy

The touchscreen generation might not know any better, but those of us who grew up with Game Boys know that physical control pads and buttons will always trump on-screen alternatives. Entire this slide-on silicone sleeve, called the G-PAD, that turns your smartphone into an even better handheld gaming machine. » 4/14/14 3:40pm 4/14/14 3:40pm

Who Needs Towels When You Can Just Stand on a Full Body Air Dryer?

If you've yet to find a bathroom towel large enough to suitably dry you after a shower, the solution could be as simple as standing on this unique bathroom accessory for about half-a-minute. It looks like a weigh scale, but it's actually a dryer that blasts you with warm air to quickly and thoroughly dry you without… » 4/02/14 12:00am 4/02/14 12:00am

This Is the Power Glove Oven Mitt You Want To Buy

About a year ago we brought news of a Power Glove themed oven mitt that had anyone who grew up playing the NES excited to do some baking. But that version was made of heatproof fabric and while it looked convincing enough, it can't hold a candle—or a hot tray of cookies—to this amazingly detailed silicone Power Glove… » 3/25/14 4:20pm 3/25/14 4:20pm

Your Smartphone's Touchscreen Can Read These Magical Business Cards

People complain about having to use antiquated business cards to pass along contact details, but they're not going away anytime soon. So instead of complaining, the folks at TouchBase simply found a way to make business cards smarter. To access someone's contact info, all you need to do is tap these business cards on… » 2/04/14 7:20pm 2/04/14 7:20pm

Your Dog Could Talk Back With This Mind-Reading Headset

Some dog owners just get their pet. They can interpret every growl, yawn, and yelp the way a new parent can distinguish his or her child's cry. But what if you don't have that perception with your pooch? Enter No More Woof, the headset that wants to translate your dog's thoughts into human-speak. » 12/18/13 10:20am 12/18/13 10:20am

Moments Lost: A Blade Runner Tribute That's More Than a Replicant

Blade Runner is more than a cult classic: it's an icon, the modern definition of dystopian future-noir. Its visual, auditory and narrative complexity remain striking more than 30 years after its debut. Now, a Swedish group of artists, musicians and writers seeks to create an entire experience inspired by the seminal… » 11/09/13 4:15pm 11/09/13 4:15pm

This Smart Wearable Vibrator Will Get Women Off Intelligently

Vibrators are typically strong, powerful, dumb pipes. Which is mostly fine! But sometimes you'd like something more... nuanced. Vibease, which is supposedly the world's first wearable "smart" vibrator, claims to have the sort of sexy thoughtfulness that can get any woman off. It's basically a read along vibrator for… » 7/31/13 1:00am 7/31/13 1:00am

I'm Going to Turn All My Instagram Pictures Into Oil Paintings

How much do you like your Instagram pictures? Enough to get a few likes? Enough to think you'd kick ass as a photographer? Enough to convert them into amazing oil paintings that you can hang on your wall? Pixelist is a company that's trying to turn your Instagram photos into hand-made oil paintings that will live… » 7/24/13 8:30pm 7/24/13 8:30pm

How Could Anyone Not Want a Product Called the Strap and Crap?

Even with an outhouse, relieving one's self in the great outdoors is an unpleasant experience. But having no choice but to just squat on the ground is as terrible as it gets. So after a "particularly unpleasant outdoor restroom experience", Laura Stude was struck with the inspiration to create the solution to every… » 2/08/13 5:20pm 2/08/13 5:20pm