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Twisting LEGO Bricks

Twisting LEGO Bricks

As we’ve seen before, the Brick Bending channel loves to create unconventional forms using LEGO components. Here, they show off a 685-piece build that can twist and flex when picked up. What makes it even cooler is that it just looks like a square sheet of bricks until it’s moved.

The Unusual Suspect in The Phantom Menace

The Unusual Suspect in The Phantom Menace

(PG-13: Language) The Unusual Suspect had to repost some of his popular “But I’m in It!” video edits. This led us to discover some episodes we’ve never seen, like the time that he starred in Star Wars: Episode I, got in a battle of wits with Yoda, and tried to juggle too many lightsabers against Darth Maul.

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Airport + Runway Rugs

Airport + Runway Rugs
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Airportag makes lots of fun products inspired by by airports and aviation. Among our favorites are their rugs, including a top-down airport map, a long and skinny runway runner, and a round one that looks like a jet engine. Each one is printed on a soft woven polyester chenille and is easy to clean.

Making an Octopus from Tires

Making an Octopus from Tires

Artist Blake McFarland previously showed off his sculpting skills by making a lion and a tiger out of tires. This time, he created an awesome-looking octopus by creating a steel, foam, and fiberglass form, then wrapping it in old bike tires. The glass eyes by artist Becca Barnet help bring it to life.

Gerber Base Camp Tool Kit

Gerber Base Camp Tool Kit
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A great gift for campers, the Base Camp kit packs some of Gerber Gear’s most useful camping tools. It includes a tactical pack hatchet, a Compleat utensil set, and a Freeman fixed blade knife. The hatchet and knife feature full-tang construction, and the utensils include a fork, spoon, spatula, tongs, and 4-function kitchen tool.

NHK Inside

NHK Inside

Artist and animator Daihei Shibata has a little fun in this series of playful vignettes for Japan’s NHK broadcast network. Each of the 30-second spots fools around with NHK’s typographic logo and incorporates an adorable anthropomorphic television.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio

Microsoft replaces its Surface Book with a new design that combines the best of tablets and laptops. Rather than a removable display, its touchscreen pulls forward over the keyboard in studio mode. It packs an 11th-gen Core i5 or Core i7 CPU with an Intel Iris Xe or Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU and a 14.4″ 201 PPI 120Hz display.

Drawing a Moiré Illusion

Drawing a Moiré Illusion

The moiré pattern created by moving a striped transparency over special images can create the illusion of movement. While we’ve seen the idea executed using printed images, this is the first time we’ve seen someone draw the patterns by hand. We’re guessing there’s some editing trickery going on here, but it fooled us.

What Frame Rate Should You Shoot Video With?

What Frame Rate Should You Shoot Video With?

With the launch of cameras like the GoPro HERO10 Black, it’s now easier than ever to shoot footage at high frame rates. While there’s a time and a place for the tech – like slow-mo or sports – filmmaker Mark Bone explains why our eyes gravitate to the more cinematic look of lower frame rates like 23.98 or 29.97 fps.

Haxson AirFan All-in-One Smart Fan

Haxson AirFan All-in-One Smart Fan

Haxson’s unique household appliance goes beyond ordinary fans, embedding many useful features into its sleek, modern housing. In addition to cooling, AirFan can produce heat, purify the air, and works as a clock, Bluetooth speaker, Alexa device, and light. Its design allows it to be mounted horizontally or vertically.

Where Is My Mind on Harp Guitar

Where Is My Mind on Harp Guitar

Musician Jamie Dupuis turns in a smooth and enveloping cover version of the Pixies track Where Is My Mind, performed on his harp guitar, an instrument that combines an acoustic guitar with bass strings on its top neck. We also recommend checking out Jamie’s harp guitar cover of The Turtles’ Happy Together.

Dango MC01 Money Clip

Dango MC01 Money Clip

While cards and smartphones are our main forms of payment these days, it’s always good to have some cash on you. Dango’s titanium money clip has room to carry a fat stack of cash, plus its silicone band can hold up to 10 cards. Its clip has a built-in bottle opener, and two attachment points for keys or paracord lanyards.

Mezmoglobe Liquid

Mezmoglobe Liquid

This desktop plaything from the makers of the Mezmoglobe and Mezmotop tricks your eyes when you spin it. The mirror finish aluminum toy looks like a stack of coins, and its smooth spinning mechanism creates a wavelike illusion as you get it up to speed. Sold in standard and nano sizes, as well as a bundle with both.

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Igloo x Star Wars Can Tumblers

Igloo x Star Wars Can Tumblers
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Celebrate your love for classic Star Wars with these travel tumblers from Igloo. Each one is decked out in retro graphics printed on a tall 16 oz. can. Double-wall stainless steel construction keep drinks cold or hot, and they have spill-proof lids. Igloo also makes some sweet Star Wars coolers.

Snack Attack

Snack Attack

After a little old lady buys some cookies to snack on at the train station, she finds herself the victim of a snack thief when she sits next to him on a bench. Eduardo Verastegui’s lighthearted animated short film reminds us that not everything is as it may appear at first.

Bounce Juggling

Bounce Juggling

Kateryna Nikiforova is an expert at bounce juggling, a type of juggling that involves bouncing objects off of a hard surface. Here, she shows off her coordination and timing using a set of angled bounce surfaces. We love this color-embellished video of one of her routines too.

Thumby Keychain Game System

Thumby Keychain Game System

Developed by TinyCircuits, the Thumby is basically the world’s smallest Game Boy. It measures just 1.2″ x 0.7″ x 0.3″, and packs a Raspberry Pi RP2040 processor and a tiny 72×40 OLED screen. The system comes pre-loaded with five retro games, and players can upload their own custom games. Launches on Kickstarter 9.28.2021 for $19.

Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves

Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves
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Improve your mobile gaming accuracy with Razer’s fingertip sleeves. They’re designed to improve aim and control while keeping fingers dry and cool. They’re made from stretchy nylon and spandex, woven with conductive silver fiber to ensure contact with capacitive touchscreens.

Techno without Computers

Techno without Computers

Most techno music is made with the help of computer sequencers. But the members of Klangphonics show how to pull of the electronic sound live using a mix of basic analog instruments and a pedal-controlled synthesizer for the bass notes.

DashCam Car Safety Camera

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Protect yourself and your car with this bargain-priced windshield camera. It shoots crisp 1080p footage, triggering when it detects motion. It has a wide 140º viewing angle, and can continuously record on a loop. In the event of a collision, it automatically locks the current recording.

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Uniche Stepless Ratchet Tool

Uniche Stepless Ratchet Tool
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Need to tighten or loosen screws in a tight place? This patented ratcheting driver can start at any angle, an improvement over the standard “click” spots on most ratchets. Its 12 bits store inside of its handle, so it’s perfect for your bike bag too. Plus, its head can be used without its handle for really cramped locations.

VHS Sneakers

VHS Sneakers
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MoonLambo asks us to be kind and rewind with its tribute to the bold and colorful graphical style of 1980s VHS tape boxes. While the chunky hi-top look of the Classic Collector’s Edition is our fave, they also make a less expensive canvas VHS sneaker.

Alex2.0+ Backpack

Alex2.0+ Backpack

This lightweight backpack features a roll-top design and up to 15 liters of capacity. It’s made from water-repellant PU-coated nylon with water-repellent zippers. A large side pocket provides easy laptop or tablet access, while a back pocket keeps valuables secure. An optional gadget sling bag zips securely to the main pack.

A Portrait of the Mountain

A Portrait of the Mountain

Known to many as The Mountain on Game of Thrones, Hafþór Björnsson spent more than a decade as a Strongman. But since becoming The World’s Strongest Man, he is reshaping his career and his body to become a professional boxer. Pete Banks’ short documentary explores what motivates the mighty Hafþór.

Karas Bolt V2 Pen

Karas Bolt V2 Pen
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Karas Pen Co.’s machined metal pen features a pushbutton bolt-action mechanism, fine-tuned for smooth operation. It comes in a number of colorful anodized aluminum finishes, along with brass, bronze, and copper options. Pilot G2 and Schmidt Easyflow 9000 refill compatibility provide versatility.

MB14: Genius

MB14: Genius

French musician MB14 shows off his impressive mix of beatboxing, live-looping, and singing skills with a creative solo cover of the LSD (Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo) track Genius. He tosses in a bit of whistling and an operatic falsetto for bonus points. Despite the pause, the song is far from over at 1:45.

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