A Retro Analog Voltmeter Clock Perfect For a Mad Scientist's Lab

With a delivery date of sometime in April of 2015, this extra-analog clock unfortunately isn't going to arrive in time to be the perfect Christmas gift for the mad scientist on your list. But for those with patience and a soft spot for vintage machinery, the AWK-105 Analog Voltmeter Clock seems like it could be worth… » 12/16/14 9:23am Tuesday 9:23am

The Next Version of the Oculus Rift Might Let You See Your Hands

It happens every time I strap on the Oculus Rift. Whether the amazing head-tracking wonder that is the DK2 unit or even the earlier model, I'm completely sucked into a new virtual world. Then I look down and my hands and...nothing. Oculus VR seems to understand the frustration and is taking steps toward developing… » 12/11/14 6:19pm 12/11/14 6:19pm

A Football With Wings Lets You Throw Farther Than an NFL Quarterback

The ultimate football fantasy involves throwing a last second Hail Mary pass into the endzone that ends up winning the Super Bowl. Such a fantasy usually requires you to have an NFL-caliber throwing arm, but the winged Raptor Football promises to give quarterback-like capabilities to almost anyone. Now we just need it… » 12/11/14 9:37am 12/11/14 9:37am

Wine Bottle Fire Extinguishers Hide In Plain Sight On Your Counter

A fire extinguisher is only as useful as you're able to easily find it in an emergency. And being stashed under the kitchen sink means there's the risk it's not only hard to access, but might need recharging as well. So Greg Mockett created a camouflaged fire extinguisher shaped like a bottle that can be left on your… » 12/05/14 12:13pm 12/05/14 12:13pm

The Simplest Way to Stop Crowdfunding Scams

I wish I could say that crowdfunding was hitting a rough patch. What with all the scams and impossible projects gracing the various platforms' hallowed halls, that's what should be happening. And yet! Creators continue to promise beyond their means, and we keep burying them with cash. Thankfully, though, Indiegogo… » 12/02/14 1:10pm 12/02/14 1:10pm

This Snap-On Case Gives the iPhone 6 Bona Fide Night Vision

Once the original iPhone was opened up to third-party apps, it added an incredible amount of additional functionality to the device. But apps can only do so much, sometimes you also need to expand a smartphone's hardware too. So like with the FLIR case that gave the iPhone Predator-like heat vision, the NVC promises… » 12/01/14 12:38pm 12/01/14 12:38pm

These Wirelessly Powered Christmas Lights Would Decorate Tesla's Tree

Now that you've polished off the last of the turkey leftovers, it's probably time to think about rolling your catatonic body off to find a Christmas tree. Unfortunately, that also means trying to untangle the seven miles of tree lights, a solid 50 percent of which will have broken in the last year. » 11/29/14 2:00pm 11/29/14 2:00pm

Remembering a Lock's Combination Might Be Easier With Pictures

With the amount of information they're expected to ingest every day during high school, it's a small miracle any student is able to remember the combination of their locker padlock. And it doesn't get any easier the older you get. So instead of numbers, the Image Lock uses simple shapes and images so you can just make… » 11/28/14 7:00pm 11/28/14 7:00pm

A 9-Volt Battery Is All This Tiny Charger Needs To Revive Your Phone

When you're spending the day with family you probably haven't seen in a year, nothing is more vital to keeping your sanity than your smartphone. And to ensure it's got enough charge to keep you busy on Twitter instead of actually having to talk to your cousins, the diminutive but clever Plan V charger accepts common… » 11/28/14 6:30pm 11/28/14 6:30pm

You Can Almost Finally Buy That Keyboard-Shaped Waffle Maker

It first graced the Gizmodo front page way back in 2007, but finally, seven years after we all first really wanted one for ourselves, that keyboard-shaped waffle maker could really be yours. Assuming, of course, its creator's $50,000 Kickstarter campaign reaches its funding goal—so close, but yet still so far. » 11/25/14 3:21pm 11/25/14 3:21pm

An Expanding Suitcase That Goes From Carry-on To Check-in Sizes

Expanding luggage designed to accommodate your dirty clothes, souvenirs, and stolen towels at the end of a vacation are nothing new. But the FUGU luggage doesn't just add a couple of extra inches of capacity. It expands from nine inches tall to 27 inches tall, meaning you could actually pack for a whole extra person… » 11/24/14 9:08am 11/24/14 9:08am

What Concept Product Should Have Been Made?

Thanks to the blight blessing of crowdfunding, the internet has more product concepts and design ideas and badly-rendered napkin sketches than ever before. But despite the seemingly endless number of people willing to give money to hastily-thought-out sketches, some legitimately great ideas have never seen the light… » 11/22/14 11:35am 11/22/14 11:35am

This Ultra-Compact Support Lets You Shoot Hands-Free With Your iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 and iOS 8 make it impossibly easy to shoot timelapse and high-speed footage using just your phone. But while the boxy design of the iPhone 5 meant it could be stood on its edge for hands-free shooting, you unfortunately can't steady the curvy iPhone 6 that way. Lots of companies have announced tiny… » 11/17/14 10:00am 11/17/14 10:00am