Serve a meal on the most technical dinner plates ever. Dobreff Design’s square plates are handmade with real carbon fiber, sandwiched under glass to make them smooth and food safe. They look great, but aren’t very practical, as they’re expensive, handwash only, and not dishwasher or microwave safe.
There are lots of reusable metal straws on the market, but if you’re looking for a different way to be green with your drinks, check this out. Now you can sip through a straw made from carbon fiber – the same material used to make sports cars and fighter jets. Each one is sealed with food-safe coating, and is BPA-free.
The Earth Traveler’s Earth T250LX is a one-piece teardrop trailer that weighs a mere 216 pounds, thanks to its carbon fiber chassis. It has pop-out side walls with tents, a pop-out roof with front tent and mosquito mesh, removable mat floor, interior LED lights, and running lights.
Panerai’s dramatic black watch features a Carbotech composite case, giving it textured, matte finish, and a lightweight feel for its hefty 47mm size. It’s powered by a precise automatic-mechanical Swiss movement, has luminous markers, a day indicator, and a small seconds dial.
Hypnotic video footage of a rocket propellant tank being made by wrapping and weaving layers of carbon composite filament around an aluminum form. The custom-built machine and software were engineered by the literal rocket scientists at Interorbital Systems.
Cool Hand’s slick bolt-action pen features a body made from real lightweight carbon fiber, finished off with aircraft-grade aluminum end caps. It takes Schmidt, Parker, or Fisher refills, and has a retractable rubber stylus on its back end for capacitive touchscreens.
The ultimate backpack for carbon fiber fans. Tumi’s highly structured urban pack is made using a combination of lightweight woven carbon fiber and premium leather, providing a stylish, modern, and extravagant home for your gear. Also available as a briefcase.
Blademaker Kiwami Japan continues to hone his skills and add to his collection of unusual knives. This time, he takes advantage of the properties of carbon fiber to make an extremely sharp, strong, and lightweight kitchen knife. There’s something so soothing about his videos.
This beautiful flashlight from Lumintop features a case made from real brass or copper, and a center section adorned with carbon fiber. It has a bright 1000 lumen Cree XM-L2 U2 LED light source, and is IPX-8 waterproof. Measures 4.49″ long, and comes with a powerful 18650 battery.
This elegant and well-made Japanese knife features a razor-sharp 3.9″ VG-10 steel blade, set into a handle made from titanium with carbon fiber details. The frame lock design ensures the blade stays open, but closes easily with one hand. Measures 9″ open, 5″ closed.
A look inside the McPherson Guitars‘ factory, where talented artisans use a mix of high tech materials and traditional finishing techniques to create lightweight, durable, and visually striking musical instruments. The Carbon Series guitars range in price from $2799 to $3299.
We love the technical look of these aviator-style sunglasses made from real carbon fiber. Unlike most carbon fiber, they’re formulated to have some springiness for comfort. They come with polarized lenses in a couple of different colors, though the blue ones are currently sold out.
VETR’s flat desktop speakers use 1.3mm thick panels of real carbon fiber to produce an open and airy soundstage. Combined with the bundled compact subwoofer with dual 48-watt amps, they push out great volume too. Read our review of the prototypes over on Technabob.
This handy pocket tool is made from lightweight and durable 0.125″ thick carbon fiber, and not only pops open bottles with ease, but has 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″ and 7/16″ wrench cutouts, and a 1/4″ hex bit holder, making it more versatile than your average bottle opener.
A cool spin on Swiss Army style key organizers, this one is made from durable, lightweight carbon fiber. It provides quick and easy access, and includes all the screws and spacers needed to handle between 1 and 16 flat keys. Also doubles as a stand for smartphones.
Stuff built from carbon fiber looks cool, but what makes it so amazing is its incredible ability to be manipulated to serve a variety of lightweight structural needs. Real Engineering takes a look at this awesome woven material and explains what makes it so work so well.
This awesome looking tactical knife is made from a mix of carbon fiber and titanium that appear to seamlessly blend from the handle to the blade. Tungsten carbide enhances cutting ability, and its handle comes wrapped in 550 paracord. Includes a KYDEX molded sheath.