Don’t text while driving. It’s so obvious that we shouldn’t even be told about it. But as the people in this documentary will attest, we still do it anyway. Don’t wait until one of these becomes your story.
Think that old man staggering down the street looks helpless? Not if he’s wielding this cane that conceals a 1-million volt stun gun that’ll subdue any attacker. Illegal in some states, so check yours.
Drawing design inspiration from WWII fighter planes, this unique desk is built from patches of aluminum layered over hardwood, attached with exposed steel screws to simulate rivets.
Turn any random wall into a chalkboard with this vinyl decal. Combine several of the 22″ x 36″ sheets to cover an entire wall, or desktop. Cut it to size and turn your laptop lid into a chalkboard.
This rugged all-in-one charges gadgets, tells time and temp, has an AM/FM/WB radio, compass, altimeter and flashlight. Most importantly, it has a bottle opener so you can pop open a cold brew.
Rimowa introduced aluminum luggage in 1937 and released the now iconic corrugated version in 1950. The latter is now being relaunched, with prices ranging from $5,750 to $6,550.
Keep your shirts, hats and caps free from dirt with these biodegradable cotton strips. Just cut off a piece and stick it on your gear. Also good for protecting your skin from those irritating tags.
The pocket-sized Piranha multi-tool certainly looks like it’s got a mean bite, sporting a clever open wrench, bit driver, and bottle opener among other useful things. TSA compliant too.
Fireplaces aren’t normally something we’d call “portable,” but Conmoto’s flueless firebox can go from room-to-room. Burns clean bio-ethanol fuel, bringing a warm glow wherever you go.
A simple shelf with a hidden compartment to store your gadgets’ chargers and cables. The inside is lined with felt, and has a hole in the bottom so you can easily lead cords to a socket.
This tiny sardine can has everything you need to survive in the wild. It’s packed with 25 items, including fish hook & line, compass, fire starter cube, and even a tea bag. No sardines though.
Pop them bottles with this nifty little tool from Bosch. The IXO Vino comes with an exclusive corkscrew attachment. And unlike other wine bottle openers, it’s also a screwdriver. Purchase justified!
Replicas of classic car radiators – Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Bentley, Mercedes and Jaguar – that double as flasks. Drinking and driving don’t mix, but if you can afford these, you can afford a driver.
Ok, it isn’t new, and at best it’s still a prototype, but still we must give a tip of the hat to Chris Dimino and the way he repurposed a Corona typewriter into a jumbo waffle maker. Because it rules.
We’ve posted thousands of goodies this year, and figured we’d help you guys out with your holiday shopping by picking some of the most awesome items of the year – in case you missed ’em.
Most laptop stands are bulky and hard to carry around. Not the AviiQ. It transforms into a plate about a quarter of an inch-thick when not in use, and easily folds out when needed.
Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek created this warm faux-wood wallpaper, which perfectly apes the look of real distressed wood. While it doesn’t have actual depth, it won’t give you splinters.