How Italians Do "Barbecu"

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Southern Americans will tell you that the word "Barbecue" should never be used as a verb. What will they say about dropping the final "e" for a bit of European flare? Italian designer Piero Lissoni's "Barbecu" does just that, with both a gas igniter and the ability to make any Southerner proud with charcoal. Best of all, a set of work tops accomodates all sorts of outdoor occassions, from the...

The Football Carpet: Don't Call it Soccer

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At 31 inches by 62 inches, the Football carpet isn't fit for staging any actual matches, but think of all the happy feelings you'll get when walking through the door, if you're a Soccer fan, that is. Designer Karin Mannerstål has created an approximation of a footie field with 100 percent, hand-tufted wool. Admittedly, we're not familiar with the benefits of hand-tufting, but hopefully...

Sex Wax Skull Speaks For Itself (Not Really)

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It's not what you think, really. With the help of Mr. Zog's Sex Wax, brothers Sean and Benjamin Anderson have created a series of multicolored sculptures constructed entirely of surfing wax. The two bros (or is that "brahs?") are avid surfers and were "very excited to merge an icon of surf culture with the contemporary art world … and make it smell good." As for the Sex Wax, Mr. Zog's surf...

Paintball Turret Brings Rapid-Fire Pain

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At a cost of $500 to $1,100 in materials and 30 hours of construction time, you could build a paintball turret just like this one. And there's no reason not to; this thing fires 34 rounds per second and can even be taken on the road with wireless operation. Can you imagine planting this thing on your buddy's lawn, then waiting patiently to trigger an ambush? In the arena, though,...

LG's DVS450H Succeeds at Sexy, Fails at Semantics

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While I'm not sold on LG's liberal use of the word "floating" (make it levitate and we'll talk), the unconventional look of this DVD player, and the wall-mounting capabilities that lend its nickname, are at least easier on the eyes than your standard disc box. The DVS450H uses HDMI to upscale standard-definition DVDs to 1080p, and can play DIVx files using an attached USB hard drive. For $240,...

Ronix Zariel Wakeskate

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Unlike traditional wakeboards, the Ronix Zariel Wakeskate has no bindings whatsoever. Now, I am sure you are thinking, "how can you wakeboard without being tied to the board?" Sure, this lack of straps means balancing takes some practice (even though the textured deck helps), but it also allows riders to pull skateboard-like tricks on the water, with the wakes crest taking the place of a half...

Yeti Tundra Series Cooler

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Thinking about bringing a feast to the beach? Or do you simply want to haul enough grub and beer for the ultimate tailgate party? If you answered yes, we've found a cooler that will do your job best. The Yeti cooler's Tundra Series provides you with a 2-inch polyurethane lining and freezer style sealing gasket ensuring your food and beer stays cold. Sturdy rope handles, a dry-goods rack and a...

KOR One Hydration Vessel

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Recently there was a Bisphenol-A or BPA scare.  The plastics additive Bisphenol-A or BPA, which is found in almost all plastic bottles, can cause harmful effects in animals by mimicking estrogen. That is where the KOR water vessel comes in. The KOR water vessel is a new, plastic free BPA water bottle specifically constructed to support a long product life. This progressive little bottle has a...

Digital Camera Swim Mask

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If you have always wanted to take underwater photos but weren't comfortable putting your $500 camera in a $50 waterproof enclosure, you might want to try this on for size.  Hammacher Schlemmer, creator of all things gadgety great, has come up with what they are calling the world's only digital camera swim mask. The mask sports a center-mounted 5 megapixel camera, an in-mask indicator to let you...

Adidas Men's PW Sprint Suit

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We've all witnessed what the new olympic swimsuit technology has done to competitive swimming records...  Olympic sprinters will be happy to know that Adidas has created a new suit technology to enhance their performance as well.  The Adidas Mens PW Sprint Suit is a sleek, slim fitting running suit designed to enhance and assist your body as you race along the track.  This suit includes...

Coleman Rendezvous 2 Burner Stove

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Does it make us weird that we find camping gear a bit sexy?  It probably does...  The top name in camping stoves has brought a fresh design to an old concept with the Coleman Rendezvous 2 burner stove. The Rendezvous 2 is a two-burner stove with a built-in kitchen-- including an anti-microbial cutting board, a sink basin and removable storage bins.  The burners themselves are...

Sea to Summit Pocket Shower

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If you love the deep woods but hate feeling dirty, worry not. You can enjoy the adventure of adventure camping without the stench-- thanks to a wide variety of personal shower packs. We suggest the Sea to Summit Pocket Shower, a polyurethane and nylon bag that holds up to 10 liters of water and collapses to a small, pocket sized pack. 10 liters can get you about 7 minutes of showering, enough...

Stewart F1 Lithium

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Forget about hiring that lazy caddy or renting a golf cart which always breaks down. You golf in style, my man, using the Stewart F1 Lithium to carry your clubs in high tech fashion. This motorized golf trolley from Stewart Golf with integrated LCD screen and wireless control system will follow you around the course, awing your competitors and perhaps making them miss a few swings as they...

REI Base Camp 6 Tent

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With summer half over (I know, I'm not excited about it either), we're still far behind on our personal promise of a monthly camping trip.  To jump start our adventure, we need a new mobile habitat to test out.  After plenty of scanning, we've determined that REI's private branded camping gear is actually quite well put together.  The REI Base Camp 6 Tent, as shown above, is a basic dome tent...

Fixed Magazine

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Gears are for pussies.  While you're shifting up three gears from standing start to top speed, I'm already 50 feet ahead of you.  One turn of the crank on my bike, and you're in my dust.  Why?  I've only got one speed-- fast.  This Fixed Fenomenon is growing by every turn of that single-speed crank.  It is cycling at its purest, it is performance at its best, and counter car...

Pro Module 600 Electric Skateboard

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This one surprised us, just a bit. This skateboard is quick to hit 19mph, but without a single kick/push on your part. The Pro Module 600 Electric Skateboard is powered by pure electricity, plus an urge to push your extreme sport tendencies to an, um, extreme.  Just stand on the Pro Module 600 and use the wireless, hand-held control to power your way through the kick flips, olleys, arials and...

Bushnell Yardage Pro Golf Pinseeker 1500 Laser Rangefinder

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The top pro golfers can rely on their caddies for sage advice on the course. Us amateurs, hackers and slicers don't have six figures laying around to toss at a full-time professional caddy. We can, however, pick up a good laser rangefinder to help us plot a course through our favorite fairways. If you want one of the best, the Bushnell Yardage Pro Golf Pinseeker 1500 Laser Rangefinder has the...

Throwdown Pro Series Circle Cage

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Do your co-workers need a good punch in the crotch? Does your girlfriend give you a little too much lip? Solve these problems and more with the Throwdown Pro Series Circle Cage. Just like the octagon you see on MMA cage matches, the Throwdown Pro models are built for the pros-- yet available for us average Joes. So the next time your boss reminds you about TPS reports, the next time your...

Petzl BUG backpack

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Any experienced climber knows a good pack is essential for survival. For those daytrippers and weekend warriors, Petzl has created the BUG. Designed specifically for long one-day routes, wearing the BUG is like wearing nothing at all. Its shoulder straps are lightweight and free-moving, eliminating interference with your activities and keeping you balanced. Its simple rectangular, 100% nylon...