The Gryphon is a new parachute system designed by ESG, an electronics and logistics house in Germany. The Gryphon lets skydivers glide through the air at high speeds, giving them significant range in comparison to traditional parachutists. Skydivers using the system have the opportunity to glide 25 miles from the plane they exited, although a parachute is still required for the landing portion of the flight. ESG is currently developing small turbo jets for the Gryphon to increase the range of the system and permit lower altitude take-offs. I have to say the #1 Rule of Badness is to add jets to your product. Add a jet to your car? Jet Car. Much cooler. Add a jet to your cat? Future Cat. Way cool. Best Cat in the Neighborhood.
Inventor Michael Killian has designed the Sideways Bike, which is exactly what it sounds like: a bike you ride sideways. The Sideways Bike uses Front to Back balance rather than the traditional Left to Right balance used in regular bikes, creating the sensation of surfing down ... / Continue →
The Phonofone is an audio amplification device which will play back music from earphones. You simply place earphones on it and it uses the properties of horn acoustics to play it back up to 55 decibles.
Through passive amplification alone, These unique pieces instantly trans... / Continue →
Nimbus has put together the ultimate minimalist unicycle which they're calling the Ultimate Wheel. It's basically a 20 inch wheel with pedals attached. And that's it. The only way you could simplify a unicycle any more would be to remove the pedals and just have a wheel. Which ... / Continue →