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nice idea... December 2, 2016 posted by

Vixole – a customizable “smart” sneaker

Fashion and sneakers have been a bonded pair for a while. But customizing a super cool shoe for yourself ? Definitely a cool idea. Vixole is the first customizable “smart” sneaker. Launched on Indegogo, it’s clearly a winner, standing at 516% of it’s intended goal with some time yet to go. These amazingly innovative sneakers have a built-in flexible monochrome LED display on the back of each shoe. Personalize your sneakers by choosing from choices and photos you upload from…


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Vixole – a customizable “smart” sneaker

Move to Asgardia – hate the weather in your city? Why not move to space

Moving to a new country is a life changing experience and some people have found that it opens up paths for them that they never before dreamed possible. If moving to Germany from the US or to the US from Australia can change the trajectory of your life, imagine what relocating to Asgardia, the first space country, can do.


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Bigshot DIY Digital Camera Kit – great idea, poor execution

DIY activities are great, they’re a lot of fun but even if you are a master builder, it doesn’t matter how good you are if the parts just won’t hold up. Weak materials can be a greater threat to a project than just not following directions. This is the issue with the Bigshot DIY Digital Camera Kit, the kit that lets you build your own camera.


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nice idea... March 25, 2016 posted by

Lifepack – a cool solar powered, anti-theft backpack

Solar technology – a cheap, easy way to charge your favorite electronics – is now part of a cool backpack called Lifepack. Lifepack is meant reinvent the mobile office -a perfect choice for consumers with on-the-go lifestyles. Lifepack features a great anti-theft 6mm stainless steel integrated lock with customizable combination that easily wraps around table and chair legs, a Solarbank USB charger (compatible with any USB device) capable of charging an iPhone 6 up to 12 times, Bluetooth speakers (powered…


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Lifepack – a cool solar powered, anti-theft backpack
nice idea... March 4, 2016 posted by

WaterDrop will help save wasted shower water for use elsewhere

Let’s face it. We waste a lot of water. Whether it’s waiting for it to heat up so we can wash dishes or at showertime, that’s an average of 3 to 6 liters (.79 to over 1.5 gallons) just for a daily shower! With drought a serious problem across the globe, the Spanish company esferic’s WaterDrop is a simple solution. Funded through Kickstarter last year, the WaterDrop – a tote bag with its own reinforced handle – is made of…


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WaterDrop will help save wasted shower water for use elsewhere
nice idea... January 22, 2016 posted by

Matador creates two new pocket outdoor gear essentials

Whether you’re in work, fun or workout mode, the right kind of gear makes all the difference. You may already be familiar with Matador and their durable products. But for those work-out mavens and those of us who want a comfortable way to enjoy the outdoors, they’ve created two new cool, easily-portable products – Matador Pocket Blankets and Droplet Keychain Wet Bags. Available in regular and mini sizes, the Pocket Blanket’s lightweight material is equally at home on sand, grass…


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Matador creates two new pocket outdoor gear essentials
nice idea... November 6, 2015 posted by

Escape Traveler makes RVing a luxurious green experience

RVing. Whether you envision a clunky looking vehicle or a long sleek one, the designs haven’t seemed to change much over the years. But ESCAPE Traveler is turning that on its ear, and making it greener too. Handcrafted in America, the Traveler fits more into the tiny home arena. A “2015 HGTV Fresh Faces Of Design,” finalist, this innovative vehicle features a full-sized kitchen and bathroom, a large dining or work table, a nice sized living area with fireplace and…


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Escape Traveler makes RVing a luxurious green experience
nice idea... June 2, 2015 posted by

Old time elegance marries solar technology with solar outdoor clocks

Outdoor clocks have been a fixture of large and small towns for several hundred years or more. But add solar to the mix and it gets interesting. Chumko LA’s Solar Outdoor Street Clocks combine the old fashioned elegance of a street clock with solar and GPS technology. Certified waterproof and rust proof, these clocks are synchronized with GPS satellites, receiving daily GPS updates to ensure the time display stays accurate. And it automatically adjusts to daylight savings time. Its motor…


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Old time elegance marries solar technology with solar outdoor clocks
nice idea... October 10, 2014 posted by

Dancing Traffic Light gets more people to stop

Traffic lights are boring. But this past summer in Lisbon, Portugal, a new phenomena helped pedestrians stay safer and have fun too. The Dancing Traffic Light was created by the Smart Company, the same firm that brought us the Smart Car. This light was part of an ad campaign by Smart called #WhatAreYouFor as in For More Safety. This innovative light has been configured to mimic dance moves from passersby. Pedestrians are encouraged to enter a nearby booth, select music…


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Dancing Traffic Light gets more people to stop
Gadgets October 6, 2014 posted by

Pono Music Player – for people who take the music super seriously

I love music. You love music. It’s a safe bet that pretty much everyone you know loves music. That’s how the iPod saved Apple. Music is great. According to Neil Young though, your current digital music player is junk and you should really upgrade to the Pono Music Player, for people who take their music seriously.


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Pono Music Player – for people who take the music super seriously
nice idea... October 4, 2014 posted by

San Francisco baseball park now features its own growing garden

Gardens are springing up all over the plac -rooftop gardens in New York City and large urban gardens in \cities such as Chicago and Portland. Growing your own fresh veggies has become a national pastime. Now baseball has jumped into the act. The San Francisco Giants now have a 4,320 square-foot vegetable garden behind the outfield wall in center field in AT&T Park, their professional baseball stadium. This is a first for baseball. The space where The Garden is located…


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San Francisco baseball park now features its own growing garden
nice idea... September 6, 2014 posted by

Engineering college students create smog-eating roof tile

Competition runners up or honorable mentions might just have brilliant ideas that could change the world. This past May,engineering students from the University of California Riverside received an honorable mention award for phase two of an Environmental Protection Agency student design competition for their creation of a roof tile paint that eats smog emissions equivalent to that of a car driven 11,000 miles per year. Tiles with and without the smog-eating paint This roof coating is a paint made from…


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Engineering college students create smog-eating roof tile
nice idea... July 11, 2014 posted by

The latest way to recycle – turning fishnets into skateboards

Plastic waste has become a HUGE global problem, particularly in our oceans. It’s become a scourge for marine and wildlife. Once useful fishnets are now being discarded and amount to 10% of the oceans’ plastic waste. Bureo Skateboards is trying to change this. Based in Chile, this skate company recycles discarded fishnets into stylish plastic skateboards. Started by “three crazy gringos”, they’ve created The Minnow. This product utilizes very little plastic (by weight) but has a real value to it….


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The latest way to recycle – turning fishnets into skateboards
nice idea... June 20, 2014 posted by

Lento – the smoke alarm that looks great and saves lives too

We all know what smoke alarms look like – those round ugly devices that we stick up high on a wall or ceiling. Now Finnish designer Paola Suhonen has added some whimsy to this lifesaving tool. Lento from Jalo Helsinki, is a photovoltaic smoke detector that resembles an attractive insect or art deco and features cutting-edge technology. Its entire surface acts as as a test button, so there are no push buttons. Also the external casing acts as a “press…


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Lento – the smoke alarm that looks great and saves lives too