A 130 MPH Leaf Blower Can Blast Yard Debris Into the Next Neighborhood

What Dyson's vacuums are to sucking up dirt in your home, Troy-Bilt's new TB2MB Jet Leaf Blower is to blasting debris—and possibly toddlers—off your driveway. Using a specially-engineered mixed-flow fan, it's able to generate wind speeds up to 130 miles per hour, which will send leaves, dirt, and other crap you don't… » 9/03/14 1:35pm 9/03/14 1:35pm

This $10.8 Million Crowdfunded Cooler Better Be Awesome

In the relatively brief but inexplicably deep-pocketed history of internet-enabled crowdfunding, people have proven their insatiable thirst for investing in stuff that may—or may not—ever make it to reality. Some of these proposals are very cool; some are very stupid. And some get a whole hell of a lot of money. "The… » 8/27/14 9:00pm 8/27/14 9:00pm

Casio's Latest Bluetooth Watch Puts Song Recognition on Your Wrist

As far as smartwatches go, Casio has been taking a relatively simplistic approach with its Bluetooth-equipped timepieces, happy to use its smartphone connection to provide notifications and brief previews of incoming messages and emails. The new GBA-400 goes a bit further, though, by telling you what song is playing… » 8/01/14 10:29am 8/01/14 10:29am

This Waterproof Case Lets You Dive With Your iPhone To Over 300 Feet

If your vacation involves a scuba adventure to some exotic underwater locale, of course you're going to want to take photos to make everyone back home jealous. And since the iPhone has become the go-to pocket camera for most tourists, Thanko's now selling a monstrous, over-engineered case that promises to keep your… » 7/10/14 12:20pm 7/10/14 12:20pm

Explore the Largest Cruise Ship In the World With Google Street View

At 1,184 feet long and weighing in at 222,900 tons, Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas is the largest cruise ship ever built. It's able to carry 5,400 passengers—plus crew—and with on-board amenities like a skating rink, a miniature golf course, surfing simulators, and a merry-go-round, there's little need to ever… » 7/07/14 5:20pm 7/07/14 5:20pm

Layers of Inflatable Balls Might Just Make This the Greatest Bed Ever

Forget those individually-wrapped coil spring beds that can shrug off bouncing bowling balls, the Balluga—a mattress made of layer upon layer of computer-controlled inflatable spheres—could be the most comfortable place you've ever rested your head. And with a laundry list of other lavish features, you may never have… » 4/18/14 4:00pm 4/18/14 4:00pm

This Rugged Outdoor Calculator Can Survive Everything But Obsolescence

You might not have had a use for a dedicated calculator after completing your final high school math course, but that doesn't mean others don't. In fact, despite the rise of smartphones, companies like Casio are still churning out standalone calculators. And its latest, the fx-FD10 Pro, which is designed for… » 4/17/14 2:20pm 4/17/14 2:20pm

It's a Shame To Think These 3D Milled Ice Cubes Will Melt Away

You can find silicone ice cube moulds for everything from perfect spheres to gummy bears these days. But if you're throwing a dinner party and really want to impress your guests, nothing says "I have too much money and free time" like using a 3D milling machine to sculpt a frozen drink-chilling masterpiece like this. » 4/15/14 9:40am 4/15/14 9:40am

A Vortex Faucet Adds Much Needed Excitement To Washing Your Hands

Since most faucets are nothing more than a metal tube, you rarely get a glimpse of the magic inside when cold and hot water come together to create warm water. So Philippe Starck designed the Axor Starck V, a crystal clear faucet that creates a vortex as the streams of water mix and bubble up and out. » 4/14/14 9:40am 4/14/14 9:40am

The Hal 9000 of Grills Tells You When It's Time to Flip the Meat

No one likes a backseat griller, especially if you've spent years perfecting your bbq craft. But for those starting out, a little coaching can help avoid turning steak into charcoal. And Lynx's voice-activated Smart Grill will actually ask you what's going on the barbie so it can then recommend the perfect setting,… » 4/08/14 9:20am 4/08/14 9:20am

This Diesel-Powered Scooter Packs More Utility Than a Swiss Army Knife

If I started telling you about a new all-wheel-drive, turbodiesel-powered off-roader, you'd probably think I was talking about a 4x4 truck or SUV, right? Wrong. Check out the RNT, a concept from Indian motorcycle company Hero that could be the only back-country survival tool a motorcycle adventurer would ever need. » 2/08/14 9:00am 2/08/14 9:00am

The Purest of Makers Use a Programmable Electric Screwdriver

If you're addicted to tinkering, to the point where even your tools are fair game, you might want to consider Ingersoll Rand when shopping for a cordless drill. The company's awfully-named QXX2PT08PQ4 QX Series precision screwdriver can actually be programmed via a USB connection to your computer, letting you create… » 1/31/14 4:40pm 1/31/14 4:40pm

$14,500 Cabinet Contains Everything You Need To Survive the Apocalypse

For some of us, a couple of inches of snow makes for a lovely summer day. But for others who aren't used to the white stuff, it can wreak havoc on motorways and cause endless headaches. No matter what the emergency it's good to be prepared, and for the price of a small car, you can get everything you'd possibly need… » 1/29/14 5:00pm 1/29/14 5:00pm

A 3D Printer That Draws Designs in Jello Shots: Nerd Frats, Rejoice

As soon as mankind fully masters 3D printing, we'll be able to make anything, in any shape, at any time. We'll be—for all intents and purposes—gods. But until then, we might as well use the technology to inject even more liquor (in fun shapes!) into Jell-O shots, right? Take that, Alpha Betas. » 12/26/13 4:30pm 12/26/13 4:30pm