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With all this social distancing lunacy, smartphones have become invaluable as a means to “connect” with those we can’t be with physically. But have you ever wondered how the same smartphone you’re using might be distancing you from, you know, people you’re actually with? We need something to STOP THAT. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px1E4u6SpCo&ab_channel=JUCE Stolp may look like…

beyou chair

Have you ever sat on a chair and thought, “Man, I wish there was a more comfortable place to sit”? Well, there is – it’s called the sofa. Still, the limitations of the conventional office chair limit you to sitting, ooooor shifting from one butt cheek to the other. Try sitting another way and you’ll…

franky's pillow

Different pillow types fit different people. I, for instance, like rock-hard pillows and can’t stand pillows that are too soft and airy. You might think the opposite, which is why pillow companies work tirelessly to create a wide variety of choices for those with distinct sleeping patterns and behaviors. There have been countless attempts to…

bittle

If you’ve always dreamed of making your own robot or love the STEMI Hexapod bot but never had the technical know-how to do so, then boy do I have just the robotic dog for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEhJzbhxm8A&ab_channel=RongzhongLi The Bittle may not be the giant, Gundam-sized mech of your dreams, but it’ll definitely get you started in…

Claw Multi-Tool

We’ve covered our share of multi-tools in the past, from the classic Leatherman all the way to the heavy-duty COMBAR. But none of these tools are as small as the one I’m going to show you today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9PCm2J9SE0 The Claw by London-based design company Malboro & Kane is a multi-tool that measures only 18mm. That’s…

VersiCube

Take one look at the VersiCube and a dozen questions start popping in your head: “Is it a toy?” “How does this work?” “It this a miniature cheese grater?” Truth is, not even the creators know the full extent of this little doodad’s capabilities. So what is it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlYsOswoNlY&ab_channel=KADModelsandPrototypes The Versicube was made with three…

silver ankle socks

Would you wear socks lined with silver? What if I told you they prevent your feet from smelling like they’ve been soaking in food scraps? I know; I didn’t believe it either. How could lining a piece of clothing with metal eliminate foot odor? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rQi9i66_DA&ab_channel=BeClothed As it turns out, the Silver Ankle Socks is not…

cass caps

Anyone who has spent any amount of time baking/cooking/experimenting will know the tedium of measuring ingredients but outside of pre-measured packets what could make it easier? Cass Caps work much like your ordinary measuring cups, only instead of a key ring of clinking metal cups, you have a specially designed cap-of-sorts that screws onto your…

Without a doubt, if ever a virtual reality was needed, 2020 is it. With the insanity of social distancing, self-isolation, and tyrannical mandates looming, it’s important to get your exercise and stay healthy. With that, we need equally ridiculous, yet helpful products to make lockdowns bearable. While you SHOULD just GO OUTSIDE for a walk…

MagnetCubes

It’s hard to take a break between long computer sessions, whether it’s because you’re “in the zone”, finishing a personal project or slammin’ pixels for project deadline. But with MagnetCubes, I think we’ll find ways to jump off the computer an hour or five for some good ol’ fashion play. MagnetCubes Modular Magnetic Blocks https://youtu.be/rKJQYMssSW0…

Or maybe I should say, you’ll want to buy it. If it was just a $59 dollar 3D printer… maybe. Or if it just was a giant LEGO block… maybe. But a $59 dollar, LEGO compatible 3D printer… SOLD. And that’s what the 3DFORT printer is. “3DFort 3D Printer represents a whole new kind of…

After their first Kickstarter campaign proved a success, the young designers at orangered life have taken their 30° Ruler (cleverly taglined “One Ruler to Rule Them All”) and brought it to a whole new level: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZOyd3PxuZU The 30° Ruler 2.0 is still very much like its predecessor. Instead of a flat ruler, this one is angled at…

Kids these days will never know how good they have it. While nothing beats the adventure of playing outside and getting hands dirty in the mud, this generation also gets to pair the outdoors with a seemingly endless roster of “smart” toys that foster 21st-century skills—toys like the Chatterbox AI Speaker Bot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63vV-jU0E8c As the…

little sophia A.I. STEM toy

Toys for little girls have come a long way. Instead of gangly, mobility-limited figurines with zero capabilities, young ladies can now opt for an awkward, less mobility-limited, learning, talking, facial expression recognizing robot friend to do their bidding. Its name is Little Sophia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18qaAE3SOQg Mixing A.I. technology with traditional toy design, this robot doll is…

tika kickstarter

Much like LEGOs, modern modular design kits contain various pieces that let the user build various structures. Desks, shelves, pot holders – depending on the kit’s materials, the user can make an assortment of things from a cleverly-designed family of attachable components. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhSQjGRsYWg TikA by TiKA Lab are modular kits comprised mainly of different-sized connectable…