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Mint Hard, An External HDD Shaped Like A Popsicle

This chocolate popsicle is actually a 120 GB external HDD. The stick hides an 8 GB USB flash drive. It was designed by a Korean studio called mintpass.

External HDD shaped like a chocolate popsicle
External HDD shaped like a chocolate popsicle
  How long will it be before you try taking a bite of your new external HDD? If it’s shaped like a chocolate popsicle, it probably won’t take you more than 5 minutes, which is about as long as it takes an ice pop to melt in the summertime. This one won’t melt, and if you were actually to take a bite or if a pack of famished kids should get their hands on it, it wouldn’t break.

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 on 17 Jul 2009 by Marta Reig in Gadgets, inventions and prototypes Comments Send this to a friend

Domsai, A Cactus Planter with Legs

Domsai is a cactus planter with ceramic legs and a glass head. The designer, Matteo Cibic, describes it as a "desktop tamagochi".

Differents models of Domsai
Differents models of Domsai
  At first sight, it looks like an innocent version of the Martians from Tim Burton’s "Mars Attacks", but it's just a harmless cactus planter with white legs and a transparent head. They’re called Domsai, a play on the words dome and bonsai, and they’re designed to house small plants inside, such as these adorable cacti.

Domsai was created by Italian Matteo Cibic, who describes it as a "desktop tamagochi".

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 on 15 Jul 2009 by Marta Reig in Art, design and architecture Comments Send this to a friend

Robot USB Memories

These cute robots USB memories will quickly become your closest ally: they’ll keep you company, store your data and always greet you with a smile.

Which one do you choose?
Which one do you choose?
  There are so many robots on the Internet that you could easily spend an entire day analyzing the latest achievements in robot technology. There are sophisticated robots such as this one that knows how to dance, androids that imitate human behavior and are capable of directing a symphony and there are some models that make coffee for you in the morning.

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 on 14 Jul 2009 by Marta Reig in Gadgets, inventions and prototypes Comments Send this to a friend

CapHeads, Bottle Recycling with Japanese Mascots

Replace your bottle cap with the CapHeads mascots and learn how to classify your recycling.

CapHeads designed by Devil Robots
CapHeads designed by Devil Robots
  With CapHeads, a plastic bottle becomes something special. These mascots have heads made out of plastic bottle caps and they promote bottle recycling, more specifically classifying bottle caps and bottles, since these two elements are recycled separately.

You can carry them around with you and, when you buy a bottled drink, you can replace the cap with cap bearing one of the CapHeads dolls’ heads That way people will learn to recycle bottles.

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 on 14 Jul 2009 by Ayumi Nakai in Japanese Culture Comments Send this to a friend

Peller Model: A Customizable Model Building kit

Use this model building kit to create a replica of yourself. Customize it by sticking a photo of yourself, a friend or a relative on it.

An example of a Peller Model
An example of a Peller Model
  If you’re sick of decorating your home with boring picture frames and you feel like getting something a little more original, why not try the customizable model building kit Peller Model?.

Usually the model buildings kits you see for sale are made-to-scale replicas of real-life people or objects. You can use Peller Model to make a unique doll and customize it by sticking a photo of yourself or of a loved one such as a relative or a friend on it.

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 on 13 Jul 2009 by Ayumi Nakai in Japanese Culture Comments Send this to a friend

Twirling Spaghetti Fork

Don’t get all wound up trying to twist pasta around your fork, just let this practical utensil do all the dirty work. It’s a twirling spaghetti fork, designed for enemies of spaghetti!

No need to learn how to eat spaghetti
No need to learn how to eat spaghetti
  If there were a master’s program called "how to eat spaghetti without getting completely frustrated and dropping it on your shirt", no doubt more than one enemy of this Italian dish would sign up for it in a heartbeat.

Spaghetti is delicious, but, why is it so long and slippery? And why is it so hard to turn your wrist so you can wrap the pasta around your fork and eat it? A lot of people use a spoon for help, but critics point out that this habit is "not very Italian".

What would Italians think of this twirling spaghetti fork? With its colors, rounded shape and thickness, it looks as if it were made for children, but it’s actually a gadget designed for people of all ages.

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 on 13 Jul 2009 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

Play More Notebook

When you crumple them up, the pages in this notebook turn into a soccer ball, basketball, or a tennis ball... Throw a few hoops in the recycling basket.

Choose your office sport: tennis, billiards, soccer, basketball...
Choose your office sport: tennis, billiards, soccer, basketball...
  "Play more more more" is the name of this clever notebook created by Dutch design studio Trapped in Suburbia. It’s a block of notes that looks serious enough, but each page is printed on the back to look like a different type of sports ball.

Use the notebook to keep track of your chores and, when you need a break, throw a few hoops with your mates at work.

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 on 10 Jul 2009 by Marta Reig in Unusual gifts Comments Send this to a friend

Nama caramel Pot: how to make candy at home

Nama Caramel Pot is a kit you can use to make fresh caramel chews in the microwave at home in just 10 minutes.

The Nama Caramel Pot kit and freshly made candies
The Nama Caramel Pot kit and freshly made candies
  Fresh candies are delicious and they’re even better when they’re homemade! Nama caramel Pot is a Japanese kit you can use to make fresh caramel chews in the microwave at home. It’s very easy and fun to do.

The kit includes just a few things: a bowl, a lid, a container and a paper with instructions. It uses basic ingredients that you’re sure to have on hand at home: milk, cream and sugar, that’s all!.

How To Make Candy

To make the candy, just put the ingredients in a bowl, warm it up in the microwave for 10 minutes, and then put it in the freezer.

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 on 07 Jul 2009 by Ayumi Nakai in Japanese videos Comments Send this to a friend

A Robot Penguin with the Soul of a Tamagochi

It’s "mydeskfriend", a tamagochi robot shaped like a penguin that you can play with on the Internet. It logs onto Facebook, reads your email and even talks to you.

Pocket sized, with luminous eyes and a hat, that’s MyDeskFriend
Pocket sized, with luminous eyes and a hat, that’s MyDeskFriend
  When we found this robot penguin on the Internet, it instantly brought to mind some of our coolest gadgets: the USB owl and the Nabaztag bunny. It reminded us of the USB Owl because of its adorable design, its penetrating look and its chubby two-tone body. However, its interactive personality and its dependence on the Internet make us think it’s more like the Nabaztag bunny’s younger brother.

The robot penguin is called mydeskfriend and a company called Arimaz will be launching it on the market next September.

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 on 06 Jul 2009 by Marta Reig in Gadgets, inventions and prototypes Comments Send this to a friend

Inspector Gadget’s gadgets

Some of Inspector Gadget’s most famous gadgets have actually been developed and may be found on the Internet.

Two versions of Inspector Gadget's gadgets
Two versions of Inspector Gadget's gadgets
  In order to become a 21st century Inspector Gadget, all you really need is one of these gadgets we've found on Internet. These designs were all apparently inspired by some of the French inspector’s zaniest and most absurd gadgets.

1. Gadget Coat: A trench coat that allows him to float in mid air or in water and inflates when he presses one of its buttons.

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 on 01 Jul 2009 by Marta Reig in Gadgets, inventions and prototypes Comments ( 1 ) Send this to a friend
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