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Inflatable tents

Inflatable tents

Regardless if you are an all-the-time camper or a rookie to the adventures that lie ahead, the majority of us know that no matter where you go, you must be careful to make sure you have all of the right necessities and know safety precautions. For starters, a reliable and sturdy tent would be a(…)

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Ride On Scooter

Ride On Scooter

Chicco’s beautifully designed product Ride On is an advanced designed scooter made specifically for children ranging from 1-4 years of age. The Ride On can seem a bit deceiving and quite original when you take your first look; this thing seems to do just about everything. Ride on acts as a scooter, a bouncer, a(…)

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A DAKAR DREAM MACHINE

A DAKAR DREAM MACHINE

Designed for the Dakar Rally in the desert, this far-out dune buggy called the AARD naturally takes inspiration from an animal right at home in the sand – the thorny devil. The 4×4’s stance and structure mimic that of the lizard’s. Its unique tire/wheel system features in-wheel motors and they’re highly adapted to tackle a(…)

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Handlebars That Goes Both Ways

Handlebars That Goes Both Ways

Riding your bike around town is great way to save on gas and get good exercise, but when you lock it up for a while it can be hard to find a place where it fits. Typically this is because the handlebars always get in the way, not allowing you to fit the bike flush(…)

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Get Revenge

Get Revenge

Concept motorcycles promise to take us where we’ve never dreamed in terms of technology an d handling, and this new idea for Mercedes-Benz is no different. Designed by Alfonso Nuñez Perea as a motorcycle concept for the year 2030, the Revenge concept motorcycle features a rider integration in specially made handlebars as well as unique body(…)

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Creative Cam

Creative Cam

A lot of us ride bicycles, and those who do know the importance of having some serious mudguards on your tires. Particularly if you live in a rainy area and especially if you ride to and from work, mudguards keep at least some of the elements off of you. Knowing the importance of these accessories(…)

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Feel the Thunder

Feel the Thunder

Motorcycle buffs are about to have their world rocked (and rumbled) by the arrival of the newest Thunderbike line. Equipped with the custom bike makers’ frame kit and a Harley Davidson engine, the Production-R motorcycle is one big bad hog. Thunderbike is known for making top-of-the-line custom motorcycles, like the Metzeler ME or the Softail Slim(…)

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E-sy on the Eyes

E-sy on the Eyes

Proving that e-bikes do not have to be ugly, designer Kasper Jensen has created an aesthetically-pleasing e-bike. Rising in popularity, e-bikes are becoming a must-have for urban travelers who want to save time, money, and the environment. Jensen seeks to provide speed and style simultaneously with his e-bike, appealing to our environmental concerns as well as(…)

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Hail Hydra

Hail Hydra

User compliments keep flooding in for this waterproof speaker, an incredibly well-designed Bluetooth speaker called Hydra, created by the genius minds at Photive. With a rugged exterior and top-notch sound quality, it’s making a real splash with music-lovers. At the forefront of the market for waterproof portable speakers, Hydra features the kind of rough outside you(…)

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Have a Home Wherever You Roam

Have a Home Wherever You Roam

Anyone who loves the nomadic lifestyle is sure to be intrigued by this bike-drawn mini mobile home. The Wide Path Camper is a portable living space that is big enough for a sitting area/bed and light enough to pull with a bicycle! Designed by Mads Johansen, you will have shelter wherever you go on your biking(…)

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To the Moon and Back on this Motorcycle

To the Moon and Back on this Motorcycle

Refusing to be placed in any contemporary motorcycle category, the Akrapovič Full Moon Concept Motorcycle is a fascinating and beautiful vehicle that proves to push boundaries and incite intrigue. The bike was first unveiled at the Bad Salzuflen Custombike Show in Germany, arresting the attention of all who saw it. Designed in collaboration with the Slovenian team(…)

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Out of Thin Air – Creating Drinking Water with Fontus

Out of Thin Air – Creating Drinking Water with Fontus

Building upon methods used by Asian and Central American cultures for over 2000 years, the “Fontus” water bottle self-fills by creating water out of air. Sound like a miracle? It’s actually just science! Because our atmosphere contains over 13.000 km3 of unused fresh water, Fontus can use the air humidity to separate water and air(…)

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Keep Yourself and Your Bike Safe with Firefly

Keep Yourself and Your Bike Safe with Firefly

Keep you and your bike safe with the “City Firefly”, a bike-lock that doubles as a wearable safety light for cyclists. Inspired by fireflies, who the designers say “use their flashing lights to signal and warn of danger in a beautiful way”, this gadget combines fashion with functionality and ease-of-use. Watch a lovely short film(…)

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Get More Power from Your Pedals with the Portal Cargo Bike

Get More Power from Your Pedals with the Portal Cargo Bike

We often take the simple power of bicycles for granted, with their offering of economical solutions for travel and exercise and their adaptability to the environment. The Portal “Cargo Bike” focuses on the possibilities that bikes offer and uses them to create not only options for travel and cargo, but also for generating power. As(…)

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A Printed Bicycle

A Printed Bicycle

Who knew you could print a bicycle? The “Luna” bike uses 3D printing technology to create its nylon frame, front fork, and handlebar, incorporating SLS technology. To keep production costs down, “off-the-shelf” parts are used for all other areas of the bike. Because it is printed on-demand, there is no stock required. There is also(…)

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