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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Disappearing Staircase Could Trip You Up

Disappearing Staircase Could Trip You Up
Next time you’re climbing a flight of stairs, be sure to watch your step. You never know if they might be pulled out from under you. The disappearing staircase is the brainchild of industrial designer Aaron Tang.

Lets Talk About Chicks, Man.

Lets Talk About Chicks, Man.
If cute is your thing, you’re in luck. These baby robot chickens from Japan are so sugary sweet, you might go into a diabetic coma. SegaToys’ Dream Chicks are lifelike baby birds that respond to real world stimuli.

The Pixelated Man

The Pixelated Man
At first glance, this sculpture might look like it’s made out of LEGO blocks, but it’s actually an intricate handcrafted work of art by Swedish sculptor Thomas Broomé. The artist’s Low Res Man was fabricated from thousands of precisely arranged 1cm see-through acrylic cubes, then painted to look like a real person when viewed from a great distance.

Go Fish With Your Wii

Go Fish With Your Wii
Here’s another silly accessory for your Nintendo Wii controller. It’s a fishing rod that snaps on to your Wii-mote so you can feel more immersed when you’re catching digital fish in those weird fishing simulation games.

Pac-Man Guitar Rocks

Pac-Man Guitar Rocks
Okay, okay, enough about pac-man already, right? Wrong. Check this awesome custom made guitar by Ian Schneller over at Specimen Products. This sweet 25 1/2″ scale instrument is made of ebony, basswood, and maple with mother of pearl accents, and is finished in the happy familiar yellow lacquer of our beloved arcade character.

Pimp My Segway

Pimp My Segway
Got an old Segway scooter lying around? Why not give it a makeover and get rid of that drab grey exterior? California’s Segway Junkyard takes the personal transportation devices and gives them new life with custom paint, metal trim and shiny chrome wheels.

Cb Handset for Mobile Phones: 10-4 Good Buddy

Cb Handset for Mobile Phones: 10-4 Good Buddy
Breaker, breaker, any of you got your ears on out there? This wacky invention out of Japan lets you use your cell phone like an old CB radio. The Taito Transceiver hooks up to your mobile phone’s headset jack and lets you communicate with all the other truckers in your convoy.

Is This Weird Al’s Computer?

Is This Weird Al’s Computer?
Ready to get your polka on? This unassuming accordion happens to house a complete PC under hidden inside its bellows. The Enrico accordion case mod project took an old squeezebox, gutted it out and loaded it with a Linux server, designed to store the builders’ digital music collection.

Cooler Scooter Chills Drinks at 14 Mph

Cooler Scooter Chills Drinks at 14 Mph
With football season in full swing, why not arrive at your next tailgate party in style? This ride-on cooler not only speeds you along to your destination, it’ll keep your drinks and snacks nice and chilled on the way.

Skull and Crossbones Clock: Ooh, That’s Scary!

Skull and Crossbones Clock: Ooh, That’s Scary!
This amazing clock may have been constructed almost 400 years ago, but it’s just as bone-chilling as it was back then. To tell the time, just crack open his skull cap, and the clock is where his brains should be.

Avalanche Airbag Looks Stupid, Saves Lives

Avalanche Airbag Looks Stupid, Saves Lives
You’re sure to make a fashion statement walking down the street wearing one of these. The Snowpulse Life Bag is a special backpack that’s designed to protect hikers in the event of an avalanche. While it may look ridiculous, I suppose that it’s actually a really good idea if you happen to spend a lot of time walking in the mountains.

Police Cars to Get Bunny Rabbit Strobe Lights

Police Cars to Get Bunny Rabbit Strobe Lights
The police department in Osaka, Japan is about to get a whole lot wackier. Apparently, they’ve ordered these goofy rabbit-shaped lights for about 800 of their cars. The bunny strobe lights are designed for use on vehicles patrolling the neighborhoods around schools, presumably so the kids can point and laugh at the cops.

Keyboard Folds in Half to Fit in Overhead Bins

Keyboard Folds in Half to Fit in Overhead Bins
Here’s a unique keyboard for the musician who’s got to take their instrument everywhere they go. The Infinite Response Vax 77 is designed to fold in half so it can fit in the overhead compartment on airplanes.

Inkjet Cartridges Get a Personality

Inkjet Cartridges Get a Personality
These wacky collectible desktop figurines get their inspiration from inkjet printer cartridges. Mark James’ Cardboy CMYK Cartridge critters comes in the four familiar printer ink colors, cyan, magenta, yellow and black. The 4-inch tall figures are available individually for £5.95 (appx.

Hats Off to This LED Chapeau

Hats Off to This LED Chapeau
While you might think that top hats went out of fashion a hundred years ago, this funky hat hack uses modern technology to bring the classic cap into a new era. The LedHat is a handcrafted wonder that involved soldering a grid of hundreds of individual green LEDs around the crown of a top hat.

Nintendo Famicom Kleenex Cozy: Paper Mario, Literally

Nintendo Famicom Kleenex Cozy: Paper Mario, Literally
A perfect bathroom accessory to complement to those Mario Brothers air fresheners, this tissue box cover looks just like the original Japanese Nintendo Famicom console. The box slips over the top of a standard box of tissues, and dispenses them from the cartridge slot.