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Scuba Divers Get Thirsty, Too

Being surrounded by a large body of water doesn’t mean scuba divers can take a drink when they’re thirsty, especially in salt water. Until now, that is. Designers Dong Wha Park, Yoonji Lee and Jisu Yun, developed the Scubar water holder to make drinking underwater safe and easy. Divers carry water capsules in the Scubar with them while they dive. When divers are thirsty, all they need to do is place the Scubar in their mouths and chew to release a gulp of water. Each one of the capsules is equal to a large drink of water. Divers can then stay under water longer because they’ve quenched their thirst. The Scubar is a brilliant white so divers can easily see their futuristic looking bottles in the deep, blue ocean.

Bounce, Twist, Bend, Wrap or Wear!

Everyone, young and old, relishes a bit of playtime with Legos, Mega Bloks or other building bricks. Now, master builders can extend their creativity with Flexo. Developed by New-Zealand based inventor, Mark Stolten, Flexo is a series of tendon-like attachments you can use to make your regular building bricks flexible. Using either your own bricks, or Flexo bricks with Flexo tendons, you can create items with suspension, bend, spring and swing. With its bendable flexibility, Flexo allows brick builders a whole new world of possibilities with their designs. Flexo assists builders making brick animals, toy vehicle suspension, spring doors, wearable jewelry, complex building projects and more. Having well surpassed their Kickstarter goal, expect these soon in a store near you!

Beautiful Tabletop Décor Doubles as Bottle Opener

So incredible, this limited-edition Ico Bottle Opener by OTHR, is only produced on demand and comes with a serial number and Certificate of Authenticity. Owners will want to not only use the bottle opener, but they’ll want to display this tabletop item made from 3D printed steel. Functionality meets beauty in the Ico Bottle Opener. The 20 facets on the icosahedron shape each function as a bottle opener, which actually means there are a total of 60 bottle openers in this functional design. Finally, if you’re looking for a unique party trick, play capture your bottle cap inside the icosahedron shape and see who can do it the quickest!

Japanese company, Xenoma, Inc., unveiled their wearable technology, e-skin, this year. Their e-skin garment lets you monitor your motion, breathing, pressure, body temperature and more. E-skin is meant for everyday wear, and it’s machine washable. E-skin withstands whatever you give it because it is protected from your sweat and moisture. Made for men and women, the stretchable shirt integrates...
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Click, roll, toe tap and spin? Do you fidget all the time and drive friends, family and co-workers crazy? Many people have a hard time focusing and paying attention, so they fidget. The Fidget Cube was made just for you. It’s a premium desk toy, equally at home in the boardroom and the classroom. Modeled after ancient worry stones, the Fidget Cube has six sides that each feature a unique way to...
Have you ever spent “five minutes” on your smartphone scrolling through Facebook or viewing recipes on Pinterest? If so, we bet that five minutes was really an hour. Time sure does fly by when sharing cute photos of kitties on Instagram. No longer do you have to worry about wasting time with the D.I.S.C.O.N.N.E.C.T. pill and app. This incredible tool designed by Ben Ingignieri, monitors the tim...
Check out cf. city flows. It’s a way to help citizens analyze three bike-sharing systems in the context of a public exhibition space. It allows people to visually compare an environment of urban bike mobility. Recently, cities have installed bike-sharing systems with the hope of increasing casual bicycle use among locals as well as visitors. This system incorporates three screens to compare the...
At the top of a mountain. In Siberia on an expedition. On a boat in the middle of the ocean. Wherever you are, Nils’ Ferber’s Micro Wind Turbine can charge your smartphone. The turbine is compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry. What’s more, it weighs less than one kilogram, and backpackers can fold it down to the size of a trekking pole. How does the turbine work? It harnesses the for...
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