Plufl: A Dog Bed for Humans

Presumably a little drunk and inspired by how comfortable a dog bed looked at the time, University of British Columbia students Noah Silverman and Yuki Kinoshita developed the Plufl, a giant dog-style bed intended for human use. Alternatively, just buy an x-large dog bed and curl up in that. Just don’t be surprised if the cat beats you to it and swats at you whenever you come near.

The $399 Plufl is currently an already funded Kickstarter project, and Noah and Yuki say they engineered the bed “to provide the optimal napping experience” and “maximize comfort and foster a sense of security, delivering relief for those who have ADHD, stress, and anxiety-related issues.” I’m pretty sure that covers everybody. Like a security blanket… in a dog bed. See how I tied all that together? I didn’t briefly consider going to journalism school for nothing.

Admittedly, it does look comfy – but $400? That’s an awful lot of money just to constantly try to explain to my dog that the dog bed that looks like it’s for her is actually for me. Eventually, I’ll give up because she’s just too cute and return to sleeping on the sofa while she sleeps in my Plufl – probably with my pillow too.

[via Sleepopolis]

DIY Tandem Shower Head Kit: For Singing Duets in the Shower

The DIY Tandem Shower by Boona is just that: a do-it-yourself solution to doubling your existing shower heads by adding another attached to a long rod. Impressively, the Tandem Shower has already far surpassed its Kickstarter goal, with more than $400,000 in funding past its initial $10,000 goal. Dammit, why didn’t I think of this?

The Tandem Shower is available in three colors (chrome, black, and Miami) and is adjustable to fit showers between 57″ and 76″ wide. It costs $249. *spit-takes warm shower water* Now I really wish I’d thought of it! Of course, the Tandem shower will only work well if you have high water pressure. If you have terrible water pressure as I do, you’re likely to only get a drip out of each shower head. You’ve been warned.

Boona advertises that the Tandem Shower will prevent cold spots while showering (e.g. your entire back) and can also help reduce water usage by showering with your partner. Hey honey – what do you say we get a tandem shower head so we can start showering together? No? I wonder what their cancellation policy is.

[via OddityMall]

Monitree, A System for Growing Vining Plants Around Your Computer Monitor

In things I didn’t know I needed and am still not convinced I do, there’s Monitree (monitor + tree), a modular system for growing vining plants around the perimeter of your computer monitor. You know, to liven up your workspace with some greenery. Alternatively, just buy a potted plant like a normal person.

Currently, an already-funded Kickstarter project, the Monitree system uses leakproof transparent tubes that mount to your monitor via double-sided tape and a full spectrum grow light, so you don’t have to open a window for your plant to grow. That’s a good thing, too, because I already boarded over them while prepping my apartment for the zombie apocalypse.

The Monitree includes everything you need to grow vining plants, like the recommended pohuehue (Muehlenbeckia complexa) or climbing fig (Ficus pumila), but the actual plants themselves. You’ll need to pick up those at a local nursery or floral shop. Or out of your neighbor’s yard, which is where I also go to get flowers for my wife.

[via DudeIWantThat]

Whack-It: A Handle-less Hammer for Hard to Reach Nails

Because nails often need to be driven in hard-to-reach places at inopportune angles, the Whack-It makes it possible thanks to its compact, handle-less design. Made of solid brass, the Whack-It is available in two sizes (1.5″ x .75″ small and 2″ x 1″ large) and is capable of whacking whatever, whenever.

Currently an already-funded Kickstarter project, small Whack-Its cost $22 and large ones $32, with a combo available for $54. That’s a savings of $0 – what a steal! I just bought a whole bunch of them for stocking stuffers this holiday season. I imagine they’ll be perfect for cracking nuts or threatening a relative that starts talking politics at Christmas dinner.

You can either use your own striking force to hit things by swinging the Whack-It or smacking the back of it with something else (I’m thinking a hammer). My wife just suggested I buy one to knock some sense into myself. I think she was kidding. I take that back; I don’t actually think she was kidding; I only hope she was kidding.

[via DudeIWantThat]

Ice Monster D20 Whiskey Rocks: Roll to See How Many Sips You Take

Tabletop gaming campaigns: I’ve found they’re best enjoyed with a drink in hand. And what better way to combine your love of tabletop gaming and fine spirits than with these Ice Monster D20 Whiskey Rocks? I can’t think of any. Granted, I didn’t try very hard, but thinking gives me headaches.

Currently an already funded Kickstarter campaign, $52 will get you a single D20 stone with either an Ice Dragon or Lich King theme, and $92 will get you one of each. The stones measure approximately 1.6″ wide and 1.9″ tall and are constructed from laser-etched volcanic obsidian. They’re rated as food safe, which is an important attribute as far as things you’re going to put in a drink go.

Am I going to pull my lucky whiskey stone D20s out of my glass to roll whenever it’s my turn? Yes. Will it be the last time I’m invited to game night? Also yes. Whatever, who needs friends to play role-playing games with when I just bought a whole stack of Choose Your Own Adventure books from the thrift store?

[via The Awesomer]

BAGO Glovebox Clip Keeps Bags Standing Upright While Driving

Filed under products I didn’t know I needed but am now questioning how I ever lived without, the BAGO keeps bags standing upright in your car while driving to help prevent spills or damage to their contents. The product consists of a plastic anchor that can be closed in your car’s glovebox and a seatbelt-like strap with a metal spring clamp at the end that can be attached to bags sitting in the passenger side footwell to keep them standing upright. What a time to be alive!

Currently an already-funded Kickstarter project and now on Indiegogo, $22 will get you a BAGO when they’re shipped around May. Will you be purchasing one? Or will you continue to put your groceries in the trunk like a caveperson? Get with the times! Alternatively, you can accidentally leave a grocery bag on the roof of your car, as I did a few weeks ago, and spill everything as you’re backing out of the parking spot. I’ve never seen bananas so bruised before.

And to think, just 30 years ago, human passengers didn’t even have to wear seatbelts. Now even our shopping bags are wearing them! And while this certainly is a problem solver if you’re traveling with an open can of paint or nuclear material, what I really need is something that prevents me from locking my keys in the car because I’m really not sure how I’m getting home from work today.

Hyperbells Turn Your Existing Dumbbells ‘Into a Full Home Gym’

Because less is more, Hyperbell is a modular clamp system designed for turning existing dumbbells into barbells and kettlebells. It is NOT for turning existing dumbbells into doorbells – that would take something else entirely. Something I’m already hard at work developing.

Currently an extremely well-funded Kickstarter campaign (over $425,000+ pledged of their $20,000 goal), $159 will get you both a Hyperbell Kettlebell and Hyperbell Bar, which can quickly convert any single dumbbell into a kettlebell, and any two dumbbells into a barbell/curl bar. I can already close my eyes and see my Hyperbell system in the corner of my basement collecting dust with the rest of my unused exercise equipment.

Obviously, the concept is to replace (or have no need to buy) all the individual different weighted kettlebells and barbell plates a person may need for their workouts, and instead only require a set of dumbbells (the system also works with adjustable weight dumbbells, e.g. BowFlex’s SelectTech). A pretty clever idea, both for space-saving and money-saving purposes. I thought about buying one, but my wife told me that the only workout I’ll likely ever get from the purchase is removing the Hyperbells from the packaging. She knows me so well.

[via Geeky-Gadgets]

This paper-thin laptop desk comes with 6 configurations to work from your office + bed!

The new norm of working from home has either inspired you to renovate your makeshift office space or to stay in bed and work from beneath your comforter. With so many people working from home in today’s world, the comfort of sitting at a desk in an office has been swapped for working from bed, but bed desk designs have a long way to go in terms of comfort and stability. To bring the comfort and convenience of desk work to the bed, a team of designers created a laptop desk called iSwift Pi, an expandable, paper-thin laptop desk that can hold up to 44 pounds.

Whether you’re in bed and binging Netflix and simultaneously munching on dinner or spending the workday in bed, using the laptop in bed has probably become the world’s favorite pastime just with this past year’s WFH orders. iSwift Pi was primarily created to help those working from home feel a lot more comfortable when they choose to work from the comfort of their beds. Designed to be compact and portable, iSwift Pi boasts an ultra-thin form when folded or unfolded. When folded, the iSwift Pi is as thin as a small stack of paper, which then unfolds to two different heights, either 7.5 inches or 8.6 inches, depending on your lap situation. Then users can adjust iSwift Pi’s sitting placement to four different angles, so the screen can always meet your eyes.

iSwift Pi carries itself on two triangle legs and comes with built-in magnets for its frame in order to provide enough stability and even distribution of weight to carry up to 44 pounds on its desktop. When unfolded to reach its height of 7.5 inches, iSwift Pi’s legs form two equilateral angles, while its height of 8.6 inches carries itself atop two right triangles. If instead of a laptop, users prefer tablets, then iSwift Pi accommodates tablet use by allowing users to adjust iSwift Pi’s sitting placement to four different angles, bringing the screen to meet the user’s eyes. Measuring only 0.2 of an inch in thickness and 40 oz in weight, iSwift Pi carries the perfect size for users to bring it with them wherever they go.

Designer: Swift

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iSwift Pi – A  Must-have Laptop Desk For Digital Nomads

Working in bed or on the couch has become more normal than going into the office during the quarantine time. However, if you’ve ever tried to use a laptop while sitting on a couch, bed, or chair, you know how uncomfortable it could be.

Fold Back to the Board in Seconds

Devised to be a lap desk and a laptop stand, iSwift Pi is a game-changer, which makes you feel cozy while having a good posture when you are navigating a new WFH situation.

Work Anywhere you Desire

“iSwift Pi has two triangle legs that can be folded flat or extended to give you a raised surface to work from, making sure you have a nice and comfortable time using your laptop [on] the bed, sofa, or anywhere.”

A Table, Also A Stand

Recliner Table – Make your bed your cozy makeshift office. With two available heights, iSwift Pi can be used in the bed, the sofa, on top of an office desk, or even in the ktichen. The solid legs work great whether you place it on the bed while you work, or on a table to get a suitable angle to work from while standing.

Smart Stand – Optimize your posture with four adjustable angles. With four different angles available for iSwift Pi’s stands, tablets and laptop screens can lean against the stand meet your eyes.

Choose between four different angles and two different desk heights for optimal working conditions.

“The solid legs work great whether you place it on the bed while you work, or on a table to get a suitable angle to work from while standing.”

Easy to Carry And Store

Thanks to its ultra-thin frame, iSwift Pi can easily be stored away after use.

iSwift Pi carries such a thin structure, it can be taken anywhere – the ideal working companion for digital nomads. As iSwift Pi is 0.2-inch in thickness and 40 ounces in weight, you can stow it anywhere you want. Just slide it in your desk organizer or right below your pillow, saying goodbye to those heavy and bulky lap desk and stand.

Made from PU material, iSwift Pi is extremely durable, water-resistant, and can be easily wiped clean by towels.

There are four angles that you can adjust to find the perfect position while working. It means reducing the risk of repetitive stress injury such as neck and back strain, which happens when you do something mundane like typing on a keyboard over and over again.

Perfectly Fits Your Devices At Any Size

iSwift Pi can be adjusted to two different heights, depending on the user’s needs and body height.

With such stable support coming from the triangular legs, iSwift Pi can carry a load of up to 44 lbs.

Magnets are interwoven into iSwift Pi’s frame to add supplemental support for laptops and tablets.

Working from home in uncomfortable office settings often leads to physical and emotional stress, causing back and neck problems, sore muscles, and eye-straining. Following intensive research and involved prototype configuration, iSwift Pi was designed to help alleviate that stress.

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This intelligent knee brace uses AI to give you the right support you need, avoiding knee pain!

Knee braces are worn by the likes of everyone from the professional athlete to the casual power walker. Built with materials ranging from metal to foam, they’re specifically designed to brace your knee upon impact. While most of us have worn a knee brace once or twice, we all wear them for different reasons. The professional basketball player might be nursing an injury, while the occasional jogger wears a knee brace to avoid any possible injury. Recognizing all the different needs we have for wearing a knee brace, C-Exoskeleton created a knee brace called E-Knee that adapts to each individual knee through the integration of smart technology.

Conceived by a self-proclaimed “group of sporty geeks who are dedicated to exoskeleton technology and addicted to robots and Cyberpunk,” E-Knee was created by C-Exoskeleton upon realizing that most knee braces in circulation today do not incorporate auto-adjustments or auto-binding, instead, the elastic knee braces wrap knees either too loosely or too tightly. Designed in the image of Cyberpunk, E-Knee’s support elements, such as gyroscope and airbags, remained exposed and exaggerated with colorful displays. Offering real-time support, each component of E-Knee works to register when and where support is needed and decipher how best to deliver that support.

The knee brace’s gyroscope, a device used to measure and maintain orientation and angular velocity, detects measurable motion, indicating to the built-in ARM chip to tell the micro compressors to pressurize E-Knee’s airbags, tightening its wrap around the knee for support. Based on the different sports you play while wearing E-Knee, the different pressure needed to remain comfortable during physical activity is recorded and saved to the knee brace for future adjustments. Depending on the activity and the amount of physical exertion required, E-Knee will tighten or loosen its grip around the knee, adapting to the level of intensity and the user’s needs.

Regardless of your weight or build, E-Knee delivers the correct fit for your knee through the breathable fabric used to make a knee brace. The knee brace itself is crafted from highly elastic, breathable fabric that molds to your individual knee, with support bars and a gel pad for extra cushioning. The main control box, with a built-in ARM chip, flexible airbags, and air tubes all work together to tighten or deflate E-Knee’s wrap around the knee to deliver the best support in real-time.

Designer: C-Exoskeleton

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E-Knee: Your Customized Intelligent Knee Support Solution

We all have different knees and needs, so why is it that all kneepads are the same? E-Knee is a new way to get just the right amount of pressure with the help of Artificial Intelligence, micro-airbags, and customizable compression. Designed with breathable fabric, E-Knee easily slides up any knee and turns on with the push of a button.

3 features that set E-Knee Apart

Real-Time Support – When the gyroscope detects powerful motion, the built-in ARM chip will tell the micro compressors to pressurize airbags based on different levels of pressure and motion, all in real-time. E-Knee gives dynamic support where and when you need it.

Auto-Adjustments – E-Knee detects different levels of air pressure based on initial tightness and saves the data for the next time. Three preloaded profiles offer the right support in any situation: rest (sitting down), low-intensity (jogging for example), and high-intensity (basketball for example).

Custom Size – E-Knee offers the right fit regardless of your build. The breathable fabric stretches around your leg without restricting your motion while staying firmly in place.

To charge E-Knee, users only need to plug the control box with a built-in ARM chip into it’s charging cable.

E-Knee can be worn to play a wide array of physically demanding sports, from running to CrossFit.

E-Knee is the ideal companion even for the casual hike as it adjusts to changing physical demands.

Following multiple ideations, C-Exoskeleton found E-Knee’s winning design in one that merges Cyberpunk aesthetics with traditional knee brace familiarity.

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SNACTIV, The Multitasking Snacking Tool of the Future

SNACTIV is a gadget consisting of a small pair of chopsticks that sit above your index and middle fingers, allowing you to grab chips or Cheetos, or any other small snack without getting your fingers dirty. It’s billed as “the multi-tasking snacking tool of the future.” Is it a future I want to be part of? I’m not so sure.

Similar in concept to Chip Fingers but unnecessary to remove between snacks, SNACTIV is currently an already-funded Kickstarter project (and surprisingly not an SNL parody product), and $19 will get you a SNACTIV in either black or white. Obviously, I plan on wearing one on each hand for double-fisted snacking.

The idea is that by not touching your snacks directly, you’re preventing the migration of Cheetos or chip dust from your fingertips to your keyboard or another device. Now, I’m not sure if you can tell from looking at my keyboard, but that is not a problem I’ve ever cared about. The disgustingness has just always been another layer of computer security as far as I’m concerned.