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  • June 25, 2015
    This is the Back To The Future levitating hoverboard desktop toy available from ThinkGeek ($40). It floats on a series of rare earth magnets and will hover back and forth after given a push. Sadly, it is probably the closest many of us will ever come to getting to play with a... / Continue →
  • June 24, 2015
    This is a teaser video for Lexus's liquid-nitrogen cooled semiconductor and magnet powered hoverboard. Lexus insists it really does hover with a rider and promises more test footage soon. It only works on certain metallic surfaces though (the surface in the video was just mad... / Continue →
  • June 23, 2015
    This is a video demonstration of NASA's Greased Lightning-10 drone showing off its capability to transform from an upright flying drone to an airplane mid-flight. It can both hover like a helicopter and fly like an airplane. Was there a Transformer like that? Maybe his name ... / Continue →
  • March 16, 2015
    This is a video of the scout trooper on speeder bike quadrocopter made and flown by copter hobbyist and Star Wars fan Adam Woodworth. It is one of the most impressive quadrocopter mods I've seen, which is saying a lot because I've seen them all, including a full scale naked la... / Continue →
  • January 16, 2015
    This is a video of a bunch of dudes who built an actual flying Avengers' helicarrier and proceed to launch and land R/C planes on it. They even even attached cameras to the planes and pilot them with video goggles. You know, this is the sort of hobby I wish I had. I want coo... / Continue →
  • November 17, 2014
    This is a video of Tony Hawk and Dave Carnie demoing that real Hendo Hoverboard that's coming out. I still have beef with Tony Hawk though because he's one of the people responsible (including Doc Brown himself!) for that other hoverboard commercial that was so obviously fake ... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2014
    This is a video of Geekologie reader Ryan's Marty McFly and hoverboard costume from Halloween. Pretty clever, right? I wish I would have thought of that. I didn't though, so now Ryan is getting all the credit that SHOULD HAVE BEEN mine. What a jerk. Just kidding, Ryan, nic... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2014
    This is a video of a little pumpkin with a superconductor jammed up its keister levitating on a magnetic track. REAL TALK: I'd let a scientist jam a superconductor up my keister if they told me I'd be able to levitate on a magnetic track. Hell, I'd let them put one up there i... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2014
    This is a first-person video of some guy jetskiing through a water-filled canyon on Lake Powell. It looks wild, especially since the water is so calm and its reflection so clear that it looks like the jetski is hovering. Me? I would have crashed into a wall and drowned on th... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2014
    This is the OM/ONE, a spherical magnetically levitating Bluetooth speaker. It levitates and plays music. Plus has a microphone so you can use it for conference calls. The sphere can also be removed from the base and function as a wireless speaker for up to 15 hours. $179 ge... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2014
    Remember the Aerofex hoverbike from back in 2012? Well the company has been hard at work fine-tuning the design and says models could be available for sale to the public as early as 2017. You can even already put down a $5,000 deposit towards one of the $85,000 deathtraps. A... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    This is the Flying Carpet Coffee Table from Duffy London (of this swingset dining table fame). It costs £1,495 (~$2,460, spit-takes blood) and has a base that looks like the carpet's shadow to give it that hovering appearance. Just to be clear though, it doesn't actually hov... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    This is a video from the University of Tokyo of scientists using four speakers to levitate and move objects in midair. Unfortunately, those objects are limited Styrofoam balls, water droplets, and other pieces of barely there. I want to see them levitate a human. Or implode ... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2013
    This is a table made out of 27 individual wooden blocks with magnets embedded in them. The magnets repel each other, and the blocks on the second and third levels all float. Don't worry though, they also have a series of guide wires running through them so that @$$hole friend... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2013
    Möbius strips: hands down my second favorite kind of strip behind stripteases. This is a video of Andy from The Royal Institution of Great Britain showing off a levitating superconductor riding a Möbius strip made out of 2,000 individual magnets. Whey the hell we can't have ... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2013
    This is Bubba's Hover, a collaboration between pro golfer Bubba Watson and Oakley, and allegedly the world's first hovercraft golf cart. I find it hard to believe some other rich golfer hasn't zipped down the fairway in a hovercraft already which is why I looked it up on Youtu... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2013
    This is 'The Bat', a magnetically levitating computer mouse designed by KIBARDINDESIGN. It does everything a regular mouse does plus levitates and probably cost 100x more. Still -- rich people. Hey Bill, have you seen my new hover-mouse? 'No Mike, I haven't. But why the f*... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    Seen here looking nothing like the alien spacecraft that comes to beam me up for my annual enema, the UFO spotted by amateur Kentucky astronomer Allen Epling is seen hovering in the sky. I think it might just be a plastic bag. According to CBS affiliate WYMT-TV, Epling, pictu... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2012
    These are Jetovators. Jetovators are like the water-jetpacks we've seen in the past, except you ride them like a motorcycle. You know, because some guys like to feel that power between their legs. Personally, I'm happy with the feeling of my penis ping-ponging back and forth... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2011
    In other hover-news, this is the $100 Levitron Revolution. It can levitate any object that fits on its hoverdisk and weighs less than 12-ounces. How? Magic magnets WIZAAAAAARDZ! According to the manufacturers, "The Levitron automatically compensates for changes in weight by... / Continue →