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H-Bomb Heated Wetsuit

H-Bomb Heated Wetsuit

No WMDs here, but the H-Bomb Heated Wetsuit makes cold water surfing downright balmy: it features back mounted, Li-ion-powered carbon fiber coils that act as heating elements.

Rocky: Undisputed Collection

Rocky: Undisputed Collection
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Yo, Adrian x 6: the champ comes to Blu-ray with Rocky: The Undisputed Collection; the seven disc set includes Rocky 1-5 + Balboa and a bonus disc packed with trailers and featurettes.

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Movie Trailer: Invictus

Movie Trailer: Invictus

A potent mix of sports and history, Invictus is the true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) and a rugby team captain (Matt Damon) bring political change to South Africa.

Staples Center Collapse

Staples Center Collapse

Our condolences to fans who did not die in the Staples Center Collapse: yes, it’s an Onion parody, this time skewering the Los Angeles Clippers with a fate worse than death: a shutout.

40oz Skate Deck

40oz Skate Deck

Drinking and riding ain’t cool, but this Deathwish Low Life Cruiser Skateboard Deck is an alcohol-free stopgap between beer runs; it’s a 7-ply maple board with custom paint job.

Video: Football Hero

Video: Football Hero

Sony Music and freestyle footballers (that’s soccer for Yanks) gives Guitar Hero a more athletic kick with Football Hero: it’ uses Arduino, pressure sensitive pads, and Frets on Fire.

When The Game Was Ours

When The Game Was Ours
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When The Game Was Ours brings two legendary competitors together in one book, but as co-authors: Larry Bird and Magic Johnson dish out the goods on a rivalry turned friendship.

The Helmet Project

The Helmet Project

The Helmet Project deserves its own Hall of Fame for its scope: a work in progress, its goal is to catalog images of all college and pro-football helmets from 1960 to present day.

Aerotype Hi-Tech Jacket

Aerotype Hi-Tech Jacket
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Aerotype’s Hi-Tech Jacket is Hi-Priced too, but you’ll stay alive and wired: it sports MP3 and phone sleeve controls and can store surplus heat that’ll be emitted if you’re under an avalanche.

Brodmann Blades

Brodmann Blades
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Brodmann Blades amp up a regular ping pong game: wearing the paddles like a glove not only speeds up the pace but provides better ball control, more spin and improves the backhand.

Nike CTR360 Maestri

Nike CTR360 Maestri
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Designed for playmakers, Nike’s CTR360 Maestri is a specialized soccer cleat that fill a voids in the market with Kanga-Lite leather, control pods on the strike zone and off-center lacing.

Timex Sleek 150 Tap

Timex Sleek 150 Tap
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Available in February, Timex’s Ironman Sleek 150-Lap TapScreen allows you to keep track of time without looking at the watch; simply tap the face to activate laps and timers.

Video: Rio 2016

Video: Rio 2016

We Yanks are still smarting over Chicago’s loss, but this upbeat 2016 Olympics video for Rio De Janeiro softens the blow; we love the Windy City, but check out those Brazilian beaches!

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Tachyon XC 3D

Tachyon XC 3D
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Action videos literally jump out with Tachyon’s XC 3D: shock and waterproof, it packs two cameras into one helmet mountable unit for 3D recording and includes 3D glasses and software.

UAF Hockey Opening

UAF Hockey Opening

We’re used to crazy sports animations, but this Alaska Nanooks opening features the most awesome polar bear ever: it destroys a solar system, obliterates our moon and nukes Anchorage.

Sonic Golf System-1

Sonic Golf System-1
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Used by Vijay Singh to fine tune his tempo, rhythm and timing, Sonic Golf’s System-1 actually lets you hear these variables by converting swing data into a real-time audio soundscape.

Michael Jordan HoF Jacket

Michael Jordan HoF Jacket
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Nike’s Michael Jordan Letterman Jacket celebrates his induction into the Hall of Fame; it’s basically his whole career embroidered onto a sleeve, with points, MVPs, steals and more.

Gameplay: NBA 2K10

Gameplay: NBA 2K10

No word on whether the commentary system’s been tweaked, but this gameplay trailer for NBA 2K10 gets one thing right: the players each have their own swagger, aka Signature Plays.

Burton Method Snowboard

Burton Method Snowboard
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The Method is Burton’s uber-snowboard: it sports high strength/low weight UltraMeth tech, on-the-fly stance Burton Channel system, Alumasuperfly core, Slimrails and Pro-Tip edges.

Funny: Ping Pong Fighter

Funny: Ping Pong Fighter

This Ping Pong Fighter SF 2 parody proves several things: 1) Sonic Booms and Yoga Fires are no match for Hadoukens and Shoryukens, and 2) never bring a paddle to a nunchuck fight.

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NFL Mentors Detroit Lions

NFL Mentors Detroit Lions

We apologize in advance to the Motor City, but after an ugly, winless 2008 season, The Onion’s proposal for NFL Players to Mentor Detroit Lions may be just what Jim Schwartz needs.

Moji Knee Bundle Pack

Moji Knee Bundle Pack
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It’s an expensive alternative to good ol’ R&R, but the Moji Knee Bundle Pack provides cooling, compression, and mobility; it includes the Moji Knee, Moji To Go and two Ice Sticks.

L-R-G x Oakley Goggles

L-R-G x Oakley Goggles

Oakley’s A Frame goggles get the L-R-G treatment: in addition to integrated surge ports, and anti-fog inner lens, they’ll get a mirror polished black finish and Gold Iridium lens.

DivPro Golf Divot

DivPro Golf Divot
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We’ve seen many multifunction gadgets, but the DivPro Golf Divot has us truly wow’ed: it’s a ball marker, cigar holder, shotgun opener, club cleaner, golf grip saver and of course, a divot.

Video: Big Ball vs Cars

Video: Big Ball vs Cars

We’re not going to pretend playing kickball with a 4Runner or an S2000 is safe, but Big Ball vs Cars is ridiculously awesome fun; next time, pick an empty lot away from kids and breakables.

Stargate Airsoft Field

Stargate Airsoft Field

You’ll need to bring your own Zat guns, but this Stargate-themed Airsoft Field based near Coventry, UK lets you take on the Goa’uld with replica Stargate and dialer. Thanks, Aaron!

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