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Micro Grappling Hook

Micro Grappling Hook
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Designed for soldiers to snag trip or IED detonation wires, EOD’s Micro Grappling Hook is a life-saving device that’s also easy to pocket; it won’t, however, support your bodyweight.

3.5 Inch Floppies Poster

3.5 Inch Floppies Poster
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Our days of swapping floppies are long over, but Antrepo takes us back with these posters; it shows how many 3.5″ floppies it’d take to install modern apps like iTunes and Photoshop.

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Tire Pressure Caps

Tire Pressure Caps
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They may not be glamorous, but these color-coded tire pressure caps make a lot of sense: available in 32 and 36 psi versions, they’ll let you know when your tires need air.

eBoy Peecol Toy Poster

eBoy Peecol Toy Poster
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Our favorite artist of insane details is as it again: eBoy’s Peecol Toy Poster is droolworthy, with nearly 100 characters ranging from space aliens and robots to Playboy Bunnies.

Star Wars Clock

Star Wars Clock
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While we’re expecting a copyright take-down notice any day now, this Star Wars clock by YOUgNeek has us reminiscing of Death Star trench runs and days spent womp-rat hunting.

Wordlocks

Wordlocks
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If you’re tired of memorizing numbers, Wordlocks let you secure your bike or other precious goods with the good ol’ English alphabet; up to 100k word combos are possible.

40 Most Creative Lamps

40 Most Creative Lamps

Freshome’s 40 Most Creative Lamps post is pure linkbait, but we’ll bite: from Mario Bros. mushrooms and grenade lamps, we’ll never look at lighting the same. Thanks, Chris!

Giant Swiss Army Knife

Giant Swiss Army Knife
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It’s nowhere near pocketable, but this Giant Swiss Army Knife by Wenger puts to rest any doubts about your preparedness; it squeeze in 85 tools and weighs nearly 3 pounds.

Repisa N5 Shelves

Repisa N5 Shelves

They don’t exactly stay out of sight when not in use, but Sebastian Errazuriz’s Repisa N5 folding shelves let you periodically mix things up while looking swank in a dark finish.

OTTO Espresso Maker

OTTO Espresso Maker
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All caps usually spells pretentious; however, the OTTO Espresso Maker earns it, as it’s made almost entirely out of stainless steel and includes a DVD barista training session.

Survival In A Bottle

Survival In A Bottle
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While it may not be enough for the end of the world, this Ultimate Survivor in a Bottle is versatile in a pinch, with a blanket, poncho, rope, compass, multi-tool, first aid kit and more.

Graffititek Bookshelf

Graffititek Bookshelf

With a maze-like, kinetic design that blows any bookshelf we’ve ever had out of the water, Charles Kalpikian’s Graffititek is a creative take on urban graffiti and streetlamps.

Rubik’s Lamp

Rubik’s Lamp

It’s too bad that Eric Pautz’s Rubik’s Lamp is just a concept; the original Cube is capable of 43 quintillion combos, potentially making this lamp the ultimate in geek decor.

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Jack Daniels Golf Flask

Jack Daniels Golf Flask
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Just like beer goes with bowling, this Jack Daniels Golf Flask is perfect for golfers who sip between swings; it includes a stainless steel flask, four tees and a pitch repair tool.

Ra Table Lamp

Ra Table Lamp

Table lamps rarely inspire awe, but Ettore Cimini’s Ra is downright sexy; a pair of flexible steel/polymer “snakes” with fiber optic cables relay light from a 100W bulb at its base.

Zeroperzero Railway Maps

Zeroperzero Railway Maps
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A pair of information design artists, zeroperzero takes railway maps from Seoul, NYC, Tokyo and other metros and turns them into awesome-looking (yet functional) wall posters.

Robocop Poster

Robocop Poster
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If you liked the Robocop baddies portrait, this Robocop Poster by Tyler Stout will knock your ED-209’s off: it’s printed on real sheet metal. Click here to get the paper version.

Concept: Hourglass Lantern

Concept: Hourglass Lantern

The venerable Hourglass goes high tech with this LED Hourglass Lantern by Young Bok Kim; light “flows” from one end to the other by varying brightness based on a built-in timer.

Gear Gripper

Gear Gripper
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Tame the gadgetpalooza that is your desk with the Gear Gripper, a bendy tactile foam with a grippy surface that lets you keep your cellphones, mp3 players and knick knacks in check.

Dyson Airblade

Dyson Airblade

The Dyson Airblade is a ridiculously powerful hand dryer that has man cave written all over it: it blasts 400mpb of HEPA filtered air for 10 seconds, which is enough to ripple your skin.

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Sonic Chair

Sonic Chair

Mixing mid century modern with modern minimalism, the Sonic Chair takes the classic bubble chair and turns it into a mini-office with 20″ touchscreen iMac on a pivoting arm.

Hotpod

Hotpod
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It’s really a bonus that the Hotpod happens to cook; this “exothermic oxidizing reactor” is a work of art, built by blacksmith Daniel Harding from recycled gas cylinders and old Volkswagens.

Time Tuner Clock

Time Tuner Clock

Seen over at Kanye’s blog, the Time Tuner Clock stylishly melds retro with modern; it may look like an old radio tuner display, but actually displays 12 hours in a linear format.

The Swerve

The Swerve
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Shaving behind the neck isn’t the easiest grooming activity, which is why The Swerve is mighty enticing; this ergonomic shaver features a triple-action blade and lubricating strip.

Black & Decker SmartDriver

Black & Decker SmartDriver
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For impossible to satisfy DIYers, Black & Decker’s SmartDriver uses a retractable screw holder with magnetic tip; it also features a six-position clutch and built-in LED.

Ci Mobile Desk

Ci Mobile Desk

Portable and versatile, the Ci Desk is described as a “home office on wheels;” not only does it feature plenty of drawers that swivel away when not in use, but sports a laptop tray up top.

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