* No-staple stapler is better for the environment (and looks cool) — I hate freaking staples. This looks useful and cheap
* B&W Zeppelin iPod speaker system. I would probably never actually buy this but it looks wicked.
* Powerkayak. Take a nice ecofriendly sport like kayaking, and jam some gas-consuming horsepower onto it! Wonderful!
* Tancher wrist beacon. I think this is just a concept but looks cool and is lifesaving
* Credit Card multitool. This would be super useful. TSA approved?
* Another HD hard disk videocam. Decent reviews.
* Digium asterisk appliance. Now if it would just use my cell service as the outbound line…
* A bunch of awesome watches all with a black theme.
* Emergency food supply
* Edge Brownie Pan. OK I actually got one of these. It works great — the fins really help with heat distribution.
* Unclutterer: Under stairs storage: brilliant — simple but brilliant
* Scuttling spider robot — who wouldn’t want one of these? freaking awesome. the scourge of pets everywhere.
* Hydrodynamic building set — it was a sad day when they took real chemistry sets away from the kids but this looks pretty awesome.
* Capacitive touch everywhere — sure microsoft can give you a table that is a computer, but with this technology you can turn every surface in your house into an active surface.
* The perfect charging station?
* brad likes his reader. OK i actually have one of these. actually broke my first one, it is off getting refurbed now.
* Grizzly Drill-Powered Hobby Lathe — another clever way to reuse a power drill. Not sure how large a part you could really fabricate on this but still. Oh and here is a hand’s-on review
* Alpine’s latest car deck — i love the crazy looks of high end car decks tho I have never purchased one…
* The LED Jellyfish Aquarium
* Universal Key Fob — just a concept but man do I want this
* TEAC Bone Conduction phones — because they look cool
* Generally I find USB hubs to be disasters but this one is awesome looking
* Cymat: Home — metallic foams. Because they just look cool. The resin coated version would be a cool desktop.
* Intensity vacuum. The folding-up-ness is nice.
* Kraft paper sofas. Because no one else will have one. Oh and their felt rocks look cool.
* Floating Jellyfish pool lights
* Highgear adventureplus — all the cool campers will snicker at you
* A finger skateboard game. just strange.
* Wallet optimized for cards. Why more of these don’t exist puzzles me.
* Non contact infrared thermometer. Seems like a totally useless gadget to me. Will go in the drawer with my stud finders.
* Rich on HD camcorders. OK I really need one of these. Really.
* Clamp multimeter. nothing unique here, I just like these.
* Clear airport pass — OK actually I would be stupid not to get this.
* A $209 hammer. I drive like 3 nails a year so clearly I need this
* USB chess game. I have no patience for chess but clearly this would improve my game dramatically
* The Cabestan watch. Gorgeous.
* 1/9 scale V-8.
* Obelisk chairs. I think the rest of the family would barf but these are awesome
* Skycaddie GPS golf accessory. It is very important to my game that I know the exact position of my ball and the pin to the meter. I am pretty sure that my lack of this knowledge is why I have a 36+ handicap.
* Marble machine. Anything like pachinko is cool.
* A watch with built in slot machine. Where does it store all the coins?
* Pipe lamp. Steam engine chic.
* Roche-Bobois > Contemporary & Modern European Furniture – French Country Furniture — ok their website is a broken disaster, but if you search for the legend bookcase in the contemporary collection, it is a pretty nice bookcase
* A foldable bookshelf that can turn into a bench — great for transporting.
* A bookshelf made of …books. previously blogged but thematic.
Oh and cool book sculptures
* Kant Slam — Stop Annoying Slamming Of Doors And Gates — OK this seems pretty useful
* Arctic Cat biodiesel ATV via Martin — I have absolutely nowhere to use this
* Venerable Bead Pendants — I’m a sucker for all things glass
* HomeJoule — if I lived in NYC this’d be cool
* Pocket Hole Joinery Made Easy — I’m not much of a woodworker
* Really big duct tape — this is my kind of tool
* Socket wrenches with universal joints – the joint thingy seems pretty useful.
* luggable shopvac. who doesn’t love shopvacs.
* Chain mail gloves — chain mail still has a purpose in 2007
* Garden Rock cum Spotlight — and who doesn’t need more things embedded in rocks.
* Swiss Bikeboard — looks like huge fun
* azimuth watches — awesome looking.
* Relativity Watch — I had a Goofy watch that ran backwards as a kid and loved it.
* Gelaskins ipod skins — better looking than your standard skin
Spark Fires – Products ~ Fire Ribbon – Vent Free — trying to decide if this is a good idea or not. Not sure how much heat it actually puts into the room. Kind of freaks me out to think you don’t need any sort of venting at all.
Bob is a smart guy — “People tend to think of the Internet in terms of the Web but the real importance is in the basic End-to-End philosophy. You build applications at the edge of the network and don’t make unnecessary assumptions about what’s in the middle.”