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This ‘lipstick’ was used as an assassination tool during the Cold War

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Monday 6 October 2014

Look into most women’s purses and you’ll probably find a tube of lipstick. But during the 1960s, the KGB issued a very special kind of lipstick; one that hid secret-and lethal-powers. Known as the ‘Lipstick Pistol’, this bizarre device was used as an assassination tool during the Cold War and delivered ‘the kiss of death’ to anyone who crossed its owner.

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Awesome things that hide secret powers: This regular hair-clip is actually the world’s greatest multi-tool

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion, New Products on Friday 3 October 2014

The Leatherdos hair clip is, as you’ve probably guessed by the title, is much more than a simple clip. Slide it into your hair (or on your kippah) in the morning and throughout the day, this tiny piece of metal will prove its hidden powers! First, this clip can do dozens more things than any regular clip.

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This desk lets you work however you want

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Products on Friday 3 October 2014

Nowadays the chances are that, unless you’re a farmer, fireman or freelance lion-tamer, you spend a lot of your time sitting down while at work. The average adult spends between 50% and 70% of their time sitting. We’re constantly being told that sitting down for extended periods of time can be very damaging for our health and posture, but there’s not a lot we can do about it!

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Wall-mounted emergency kits for every kind of supernatural situation

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Products on Thursday 2 October 2014

For years now we’ve been wondering when people were going to start taking us seriously and begin making preparations for the inevitable zombie apocalypse, not to mention the vampire emergence, the werewolf invasion or the demonic possession.

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You’ll get plenty of good vibrations at this museum of antique vibrators

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 1 October 2014

Talk about having good vibrations. That’s how you’ll feel if you’re into antique vibrators at the Good Vibrations antique vibrator museum in San Francisco. You’ll learn that the first of such devices was made in 1869, difficult to move and marketed for use by spas and physicians for the treatment of ‘hysteria,’ which they viewed as the most common health complaint among women of the day.

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Awesome things that hide secret powers: These funky stickers are also 3mm thick bluetooth beacons

Rachel Oakley Contributor

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By Rachel Oakley in New Products on Wednesday 1 October 2014

These colourful stickers might not look like much, but this is the digital age, and with the digital age comes smart technology. They’re known as Estimote Beacons and these 3mm-thick stickers help apps see through their surroundings via motion and temperature sensors that communicate with nearby devices, all through Bluetooth. So how could they be used?

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Charge your phone by plugging into the butts of Disney character USB adaptors

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 1 October 2014

I never thought I’d see the day when I’ll be charging my electronic device through Mickey Mouse’s buns. The Hamee Online Shop took the concept of the power adaptor and gave it a fun twist by making it look like the butts of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Winnie the Pooh. Once you plug in […]

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These gummi bear candles reveal a skeleton when you light them up

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Wednesday 1 October 2014

Because hanging out in the dark is a lot less scary when you have a 3-pound Gummi Bear around (or so you think.) The Gummi Bear Skeleton Candle, as the name says, is a candle that weighs over 3 pounds and can last up to 100 hours. 8” tall Gummi Bear candle? Neat! But wait, there’s more!

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New best way to sneak a drink: Pass it off as sunscreen

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 26 September 2014

If you don’t know it by now, we can never resist finding new clever ways to beat security checks and smuggle a good drink anywhere we fancy. Our favorite gadget for doing this at the moment is the Sunscreen flask. Looking convincingly like sun protection, the flask holds 8oz of liquid, plus makes a ‘Sneaky […]

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You can now make custom pixel designs on your waffles thanks to this cool invention

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Thursday 25 September 2014

You know what’s better than waffles? Nothing. Except maybe waffles that have your own custom-made patterns on it! The Pixel Waffle Maker looks functions like any other waffle iron – you know, it making waffles. But the innovation in this invention comes in the 9×9 pixel silicon tray that lets you make custom waffle patterns by pushing its individual pixels in and out. Pour the batter on the tray and out comes the best breakfast ever!

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Now you can channel your inner rock god while swatting flies

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 25 September 2014

Haha! This is perfect for us all who’ve ever dreamt of being a rock star, but never got to it, no thanks to, you know, a normal life and all that. Ryan Hanrahan and Bianca Riggio, the creative couple of design company Page Thirty Three, came up with this off-kilter design for a fly swatter.

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Dishes you can mould into whatever shape you want, and change them again and again

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 24 September 2014

Launched in Japan, these rather arty Suzugami dishes are made from aluminum that’s stretched wafer-thin by pounding them flat with a hammer. The result is an amazingly flat, square sheet that’s not just pliable but also tough enough to retain the shape you’ve moulded it into according to your heart’s desire.

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Vladmir Putin and Kim Jong-Un are now cat scratching posts

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 23 September 2014

After seeing a Vladimir Putin butt plug, is anyone even surprised someone made these? Online security service HideMyAss.com is selling Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-Un cat scratching posts to raise awareness against cyber censorship. They even went as far as creating an organization for cats carrying the same cause, called ‘The Pussycat Riot’, to stress their point.

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Prism coffee table puts rainbow cheer in your home

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 23 September 2014

We are taking our hats off to Maurie Novak of Melbourne-based MN Design for designing this crazily beautiful prism table. With colored elastic lines that weave and converge across the stainless steel frame and under the clear glass top, this visual spectacle from the 120cm x 120cm x 46cm table is always different, depending on […]

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Now you can stick a tongue into hot water and make tea

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 22 September 2014

We’ve seen all types of tea infusers, but this one, we have to say, really takes the cake. You can now literally stick this red tongue into a mug water and drink tea out of it. Made out of food-grade silicone, the 3.5 x 1.5 x 4 inch tongue is dishwasher safe too. Which means […]

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