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Helinox Tactical Field Office

Helinox Tactical Field Office
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Part of the Helinox Tactical Collection, this lightweight system lets you set up a desk wherever your travels take you. Weighing under 5 pounds, the structure assembles to provide a small, but sturdy work surface, along with a MOLLE-compatible 15-liter cargo bag. Available in Black, Coyote Tan, and Military Olive.

Squaring a Circle

Squaring a Circle

At first glance, this object looks like a square, but with a quick rotation it transforms into a circle. Physicsfun shows off this intriguing optical illusion created by Matt Enlow. When viewed from the side, you can see it’s actually madeup of four identical parabola segments. A 3D print of the model is available from Shapeways.

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T1 Tomahawk Digital Tape Measure

T1 Tomahawk Digital Tape Measure

We’re geeking out over Reekon’s pro measuring gadget: a tape measure with a digital readout and laser alignment for precise measurements. Its OLED display shows the current measurement in real-time, while an E-ink screen in its handle shows the last few at a glance. Data is also synced to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

Baking a Water Cake

Baking a Water Cake

Slow-motion photographer wmhejiu shows us how to make a no-bake cake using a plate filled with water, a jumbo steel washer, and a high-speed camera. It’s too bad he couldn’t take a bite out of it in the fraction of a second that the cake-shaped splash existed.

Nike ISPA Link Sneakers

Nike ISPA Link Sneakers

Nike’s innovative sneakers are designed to be taken apart. Their interlocking, modular design means their materials can be easily separated for recycling when they reach the end of their useful life. The ISPA Link features earthy tones and bumpy sole pads, while the ISPA Link Axis is bold and colorful with a translucent white outsole.

Moki Door Step

Moki Door Step
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Roof racks are great for transporting items, but they’re not easy to reach. Rightline Gear’s Moki Door Step solves the problem, by adding a temporary step for you to stand on. The lightweight aluminum step hooks into your vehicle’s door latch and can hold up to 400 lb.

2023 Range Rover Sport

2023 Range Rover Sport

Hot on the heels of the smooth new Range Rover, drivers looking for a sportier SUV can now enjoy the 2023 Range Rover Sport. Its sleek styling is complemented by a performance all-wheel drivetrain. Engine options include 355 hp and 395 hp 6-cylinder, 434 hp PHEV with 48 miles of pure EV range, and a twin-turbo V8 with 523 hp.

Sherp in the City

Sherp in the City

The Sherp is one of the most capable all-terrain vehicles we’ve seen.It can handle all kinds of muddy and wet terrain, but how does it do in the city? Grind Hard Plumbing Co., Rich Rebuilds, and Electrified Garage attempted to drive one to Boston via the Charles River, but their journey was not without its problems.

Drones vs. Bamboo Forest

Drones vs. Bamboo Forest

Engineers from China’s Zhejiang University have programmed a swarm of drones to autonomously avoid notoriously difficult obstacles without pre-mapping the area. In this video, the swarm flies through a densely-packed bamboo forest, and then show off their ability to follow a human target. More here.

Gerber Key Note Knife

Gerber Key Note Knife
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Gerber’s ultra-compact, snub-nosed knife is perfect for cutting open packages and also small scraping tasks. It opens easily with either the nail nick or the starter hump on its back edge. It’s got anodized aluminum scales, a removable keychain loop, and a pocket clip. Comes in black/silver or brown/black combos.

DIY Sofa Desk

DIY Sofa Desk

We have a thing for multi-purpose furniture. HomeMadeModern shows off a design for a contemporary piece of furniture that functions as a small couch and a desk. It has a smaller footprint than two standalone pieces, and it just looks cool. It also has built-in side tables. Best of all, it can be built with basic power tools.

Neptune Concealment EDC Dump Tray

Neptune Concealment EDC Dump Tray
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Handmade in the USA by veterans, this tabletop tray is ideal for storing everyday items like a wallet, keys, watch, or even a firearm. Each one is made to order from durable Kydex layered in a combination of two colors of your choice. Measures 9.75″ x 7.5″ x 7.5″

DSPTCH Ecopak Unit Tote

DSPTCH Ecopak Unit Tote

This durable tote bag from DSPTCH is a great alternative to cheap shopping bags. Made from 450D ripstop nylon and 45º CrossPly yarn to resist tears, it holds up to 19 liters of items and features a magnetic Fidlock closure. It can be carried over the shoulder or by the handles and comes in landscape and portrait orientations.

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Westworld Season 4 (Teaser)

Westworld Season 4 (Teaser)

HBO posted this unlisted teaser trailer for the fourth season of Westworld. Set to Lou Reed’s Perfect Day, the footage is packed with tidbits and clues about what awaits in the battle of the hosts as they delve deeper into the big city and return to some familiar locations. Is New York City just another Delos creation?

Peel-and-Stick Giant Notebook Paper

Peel-and-Stick Giant Notebook Paper
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These wall decals look like giant sheets of ruled notebook paper but work like dry-erase whiteboards. The set of decals is easy to place and remove from walls and includes four sheets in sizes from 8.8″ l x 8.2″ w to 23.5″ l x 16.5″ w.

ExitReviews

ExitReviews

Want to know how long that gadget you’re about to buy is gonna last? ExitReviews offers crowdsourced product reviews on longevity, descriptions of what went wrong, and encourages other users to post fixes. Most of the items posted to date are consumer electronics, but there are some wearables and household items too.

Ball Bearing Wootz Katana

Ball Bearing Wootz Katana

Wootz steel is a tough high-carbon metal that’s been used to make swords since the 5th century BC. FZ – Making Knives used the technique to create a beautiful and strong katana by melting down an ingot made from ball bearings, forging it into a blade, then honing it to an incredibly sharp zero-point edge.

Laser Tag at Sea

Laser Tag at Sea

In olden times, shuffleboard was the most fun you could have on a cruise. Now it’s laser tag! Pew pew! On the very top deck on very tall Norwegian Cruise Line mega-ships! The planet’s only outdoor laser tag arenas are even awesomer than the only go-cart racetrack at sea on the same deck.

Paper-Thin Speaker

Paper-Thin Speaker

Engineers from MIT have developed an incredibly thin and lightweight speaker that flexes like a sheet of paper. The piezoelectric speaker’s volume increases when it comes into contact with other surfaces, so theoretically, it could be used to turn entire walls into immersive, room-size loudspeakers.

Genesis X Speedium Coupe Concept EV

Genesis X Speedium Coupe Concept EV

Genesis swept the 2022 iF Design Awards, winning four honors: three for Product Design and one for Interior Architecture. Then they topped themselves by unveiling the most jaw-dropping concept car of the NY Auto Show: the X Speedium Coupe, a streamlined preview of the Korean automaker’s next wave of luxury EVs.

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Making a Multipurpose Coffee Table

Making a Multipurpose Coffee Table

If there’s one thing city dwellers can relate to, it’s that living space is at a premium. So if it’s possible to replace multiple pieces of furniture with a single item, it’s worth doing. Get Hands Dirty shows off a versatile coffee table that they built that also serves as a platform for a murphy bed and a pop-up desk.

Balloon Pop Races

Balloon Pop Races

In keeping with their name, the guys from How Ridiculous set up a series of fun and challenging obstacle courses, loaded them with balloons, then competed to see who could pop the most while running, tossing darts, driving go-karts, riding on electric skateboards, and piloting R/C cars.

Viking Longship Beard Comb

Viking Longship Beard Comb
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This unique beard comb from Ukraine shop Wikked Knot helps modern-day Vikings keep their grooming in check. The handmade bronze comb looks like a miniature Viking ship, decorated with sigils of the tiny Norsemen we imagine rowing this thing through your thick facial hair. It’s a bit small, measuring just 2-3/4″ long.

Goal Zero Torch 500

Goal Zero Torch 500
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This portable light from Goal Zero combines a 300-lumen floodlight and a 300-lumen spotlight. It has clips for hanging and is IP67 waterproof. Its 5200 mAh battery can be used to recharge your phone in an emergency, and it has a small 1.2-watt solar panel built-in for topping it off on sunny days.

Pranking Scam Call Centers

Pranking Scam Call Centers

Mark Rober needs to add “Citizen Hero” to his resume. After taking down porch pirates, he got revenge on four notorious scam call centers by disrupting them with stink bombs, glitter bombs, cockroach bombs, and more. It all came together with the help of CCTV hacker Jim Browning and Trilogy Media on the ground.

DIY R/C Gyrocopter

DIY R/C Gyrocopter

Maker Peter Sripol has an obsession with flying machines. He recently put together a working replica of one of the more unusual aircraft – a gyrocopter. Combining elements of a helicopter and an airplane, it has both horizontal and vertical rotors. It took Peter a lot of trial and error (and crashes) to make one that flies reliably.

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