Hitch Suction-Cup Belt Lets You Catch Free Rides, Dice with Death

Mixing suction-cups with the chance of a high-speed death: sounds like fun, and exactly what designer Robert Nightingale has come up with in his "Hitch" concept. It's a smidge like the free-ride skateboard Kouriers in Snow Crash » 9/09/08 5:08am 9/09/08 5:08am and a smidge like bad building-climbing gear from B-movies. The idea of Hitch is simply to…

First Gen iPhone Shortage Hits NYC

At the Apple store on NYC's West 14th Street this morning, I caught this line, 30 people deep (my conservative estimate). I asked an employee what they were waiting for, and he told me "the iPhone." When I incredulously said it wasn't coming—we suppose—for another month, he said it wasn't the 3G iPhone, but "the one that… » 5/08/08 1:30pm 5/08/08 1:30pm

Transparent Opus Speaker Cables Bring You Audio Nirvana for $43,000 a…

We learned a lot from the feedback we got from the story about those "danceable" $7,250 cables from Pear Cable. Besides a complete reinforcement of that concept of a sucker being born every minute, we also found out the Pear Anjou cable's $7,250 price is a downright bargain compared with the prices of these Transparent… » 9/26/07 10:59am 9/26/07 10:59am

Bling H2O for the Super-Idiots and Paris Hilton's Dog

The water salesmen have reached a new low with Bling H2O, arriving into the greedy paws of supersuckers in a 750ml bottle coated with Swarovski crystals and costing upwards of 30 ($56). If that doesn't make your blood boil, consider that the horse-faced Paris Hilton was seen pouring a drink of this shit for her little… » 10/18/06 11:32am 10/18/06 11:32am

Mollibrands Premium Waters: Buy This and We'll Shoot Your Dog

The water sellers have stepped over the line again, now marketing the stuff toward pets. Mollibrands' precious website makes my skin crawl, where the anthropomorphizing goes so far beyond the realm of reality that these people must have been upset about the reclassification of Pluto because it's their homeland. Get… » 9/07/06 12:39pm 9/07/06 12:39pm