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Brookstone And Indiegogo Are Teaming Up To Fill The World With More Novelty Gadgets

Brookstone, the brick-and-mortar retailer of mass-market novelty gadgets, and Indiegogo, the second-string crowdfunding platform with very few guidelines, are teaming up to try to bring the ideas of inexperienced inventors to your junk drawer.

There's Finally An Adult Version Of That Rideable Kids' Suitcase

If you don’t have kids, you’re probably not familiar with the Trunki, a wildly popular ride-on suitcase for kids. If you are familiar with it, you’ve probably been incredibly jealous of seeing kids zooming through airports on one. But be jealous no more, because an adult version is finally here.

Want To Get Into Bio-Hacking? Here's A Beginner Bioreactor For Engineering Cells At Home

Bioengineering is pervasive these days — just look at your medicine, your makeup, or your food — but the science behind it is still pretty inaccessible to tinkerers. Enter Amino: A small bioengineering lab that will walk you through the process of creating everything from glow-in-the-dark cells to an anti-cancer research compound.

Don't Buy The Bullshit This Indiegogo Campaign Is Selling

Batteriser is a crowdfunding campaign for a magical little sleeve you pop over your AA batteries, extending their useful life by ‘up to 800%’. Sound a little too good to be true? That’s because it 800% is.

Add Celestial Lighting To Your Home With These Beautiful Moon Lamps

If levitating disc lamps aren’t your bag, how about a giant, luminescent moon-shaped one instead? It can go pretty much anywhere — hanging from your roof, off the edge of a hill or even down a manhole. It’s just that versatile. It also illuminates stuff while looking rather sweet.

A Pool Floatie That Explodes From Your Wrist Like A Jack-in-the-Box

Well here’s a clever idea. An Indiegogo campaign for a floatie that pulls a drowner to the surface. It looks like a wild ride — a bit like flying through the air while hanging on to a helium balloon.

This Is The World's First Reversible Micro-USB Cable

There was much griping when Apple replaced its old dock connectors with the reversible Lightning cable, but they have made life infinitely easier for iOS users. So the MicFlip, the world’s first reversible micro-USB cable, promises to do the same for Android (and other smartphone) users.

The Hotly-Anticipated US Version Of The Yotaphone 2 Is Cancelled

After raising nearly $US300,000 on Indiegogo, the highly-anticipated US version of Yotaphone 2 is cancelled. We’ve confirmed that backers can’t get the US version with Yota Devices. What a bummer!

Build A Custom Multi-Functional USB-C Hub With These Modular Bricks

USB-C promises to be the all-in-one cable we’ve all dreamed about, but the first companies to adopt it are being stingy about how many ports they give us. It means USB expansion hubs are en vogue again, and the Cusby is the first to let you custom build one for your specific needs.

A Motorised Automatic Umbrella Is The Best Kind Of Overkill

Your umbrella might pop open at the push of a button, but does it close all the way too? You probably need to grab its soaking wet canopy to retract it all the way, which is why the completely automatic HAZ smart umbrella doesn’t actually seem that ridiculous, does it?

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