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Ride On Carry On chair – converts any wheeled luggage into a convenient travel stroller

ride on carry on

Family travel just got easier!
The “Ride On Carry On” converts any wheeled luggage into a convenient travel stroller!
Developed by a flight attendant and mother of 2, this nifty folding chair attaches to your existing rolling suitcase and comfortably seats a child up to 5 years or 40 pounds. The padded headrest converts to a handy traytable for eating or playing while waiting. When not toting tots the chair folds flat against the suitcase to store easily in the overhead bin.
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Popularity: 11% [?]

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Rolling Downspout Drain

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Gushing downspouts spell trouble for homeowners. This gravity-activated drain distributes the downpour away from the foundation. Durable, perforated PVC sleeve attaches quickly. When it rains, the downflow water pressure unrolls the sleeve to distribute water evenly, manageably. When rain stops, the spring-loaded drain rolls itself up automatically against exterior wall. Mounting hardware included. Unrolls to 7 1/2″ x 46″.

Rolling Downspout Drain
Price: $9.99

Source:  Whatever Works

Popularity: 19% [?]

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Airgyro Sportcopter 2 Personal Sport Plane

airgyro sportcopter 2 personal sport plane

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The Sportcopter 2 has features like no other two-place gyroplane on the market today. The fully composite cabin design makes for the most aerodynamic and good looking gyroplane on the market. The cabin and engine of the SS are completely enclosed, with removable doors and engine cowling, giving it all-weather capability, simplified maintenance, added propeller efficiency and effective protection of vital components. It has a hydraulic pre-rotator, the strongest rotorhead on a gyroplane, disc brakes, and a very large stabilizer system that includes fixed vertical stabilzers followed by the steerable rudder, and a large horizontal stabilizer. The frame itself is made of steel.

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Popularity: 27% [?]

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Highway Aerocar

leigh aerosystems high road personal sport plane

leigh aerosystems high road personal sport plane

The key flight operational and performance goals are summarized as follows:

- FAA certification for instrument flight operations
- 100LL fuel
- 180 mph cruise speed at 15,000 ft.
- 20,000 ft ceiling
- 500 mile range

Projected road performance is:

- 25 mpg fuel consumption
- 500 mile range

High Road has successfully completed initial wind tunnel tests at the San Diego Air and Space Museum 12 ft tunnel and detailed mechanical and structural design is underway.

Source:  Leigh Aero Systems

Popularity: 14% [?]

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Biofuel Skycar headed for production in 2010

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Earlier this year, the Parajet Skycar Expedition, featuring the “World’s First Bio-fuelled Flying Car,” flew from London, England to Timbuktu in Mali, Africa. If you lusted over something so incredibly cool – a car that can transform from ground to air mode in about three minutes and actually works in both areas, then we’ve got good news for you: Parajet International Ltd has struck a deal to produce road-legal SkyCars with Rage Motorsport Ltd.

Rage will build the vehicle and Parajet will add all the parts that make it fly. A mock-up of the vehicle is pictured here, but Parajet says a “totally new chassis is being designed for the SkyCar which accommodates the rear fan system into the tubular chassis work.” This will reduce weight by about 80 kg (176 lbs). Other changes are to include a re-positioned rear parachute, more legroom and a three-cylinder, 140 horsepower fuel-injected Yamaha engine. How long will you have to wait for one? Parajet says test flights of the skycar should happen this September and the release date could be early 2010.

Source:  Auto Blog

Popularity: 16% [?]

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Blackline GPS vehicle and boat tracking

blacklinegps  Blackline GPS vehicle and boat tracking

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We’re all about enhancing the quality of your life and peace-of-mind—by bringing you products that PROTECT what is most valuable to you, be they prized possessions like cars and boats, or even your own family members… let you SHARE the locations of those people and things, with family, friends and co-workers… and CONNECT you with that information—and one another—in real time and on demand.

Protect your vehicle as never before with the most-effective permanently installed GPS security alerting and tracking system available. And it’s from ESCORT, the leading authority in radar and laser detection for more than 30 years.

Powerfully combining always-on cellular networks, top-tier GPS tracking and motion-sensing technology that activates from your own keychain, plus the exclusive, instantly-triggered BlacklineGPS Recovery & Monitoring Service™ to speed the return of your stolen vehicle, the Entourage CIS is your extra layer of assurance for the things you value most.

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Popularity: 22% [?]

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Tow and Stow Portable Cargo Trailer and Storage

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tow n stow trailer

Transform the way you do things.

You don’t need a pickup truck.
You don’t need a gas-guzzling heavy-duty engine.
You don’t need another large item – like a typical trailer – taking up space in your back yard.

You need Tow-N-Stow. Whether you have hauling needs once a year or once a week, Tow-N-Stow is the smart solution.

Use your smaller, passenger vehicle to haul anything from mulch and camping/sports gear to plywood, your lawn tractor or four wheeler in the versatile, easy-to-use trailer. Then convert the trailer into a lockable, waterproof, upright storage unit. Store it next to your house or shed, inside your garage or wherever you need additional storage for all your seasonal items, tools, recreational gear or supplies.

The smart solution for towing and storage.

Go from trailer…
  • Enclosed, watertight trailer. 50 cubic feet capacity.
  • Weighs about 400 pounds.
  • Haul up to 1,000 pounds.
  • Tow with virtually any vehicle. All you need is a Class 1 trailer hitch.
  • Perfect for landscape hauling, building materials, camping/recreation and more.
  • Easy to hitch. Easy to load. Easy to clean.
  • Removable tailgate lowers to allow long loads or use of ramps.
  • Fully open deck allows for extra-wide loads.
  • Key-locking doors and tailgate.
  • Multiple options for cargo tie downs and security.
  • Safer hauling – trailer transport keeps seating areas away from shifting loads.
  • Ideal for residential areas where a traditional trailer isn’t practical.

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Popularity: 22% [?]

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Margaritaville G1000 Ride-Behind Tailgating Propane Grill

tailgating grill

tailgating grill

Product Features

  • 20,000-BTU tailgating grill with 352-square-inch cooking surface
  • Swing-out travel arm attaches to any vehicle with a standard 2-inch hitch receiver
  • 2 side tables; fold-down tray; tool hooks; integrated legs for use as a tabletop grill
  • Push-button electronic ignition; uses 1-pound propane tank

Welcome to Margaritaville! Margaritaville isn’t a place. It’s a state of mind and now with the new Margaritaville Tailgating Grill – you can create your own Margaritaville anywhere you want to go! Bring along a Margaritaville Tailgating Grill and your party will go on and on. Everything you need is right at your fingertips and a breeze to operate, so let the good times roll-in any direction. Take the grill anywhere your vehicle can go – once you arrive – just swing out the arm and you are grilling in less than 5 minutes. Hassle-free grilling in the parking lot of your favorite team or take it on a picnic up in the mountains, down in the valley, or anywhere in between. The grill is a snap to operate-one push on the electronic lighter and it fires right up, putting out 20,000 BTUs of red-hot heat. The Margaritaville Tailgating Grill is packed with features, too. There’s a full-size cooking surface (352 square inches to be exact) , so you can load it up with as many as 20 burgers, chicken, veggies and just about anything else.

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Popularity: 12% [?]

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Mantys Electric Golf Cart Unique Design

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Mantys is a brand by LEEV Mobility.

LEEV Mobility (2008) is involved in the development

and marketing of innovative light electrical vehicles for personal use in short and medium range.

Applications include inner city mobility, commercial services, and leisure activity. All vehicles are based on proprietary and patented technologies.

Dimensions 1300 x 700 x 1400 [LxWxH mm]

Dimensions folded 1300 x 700 x 400 [LxWxH mm]

Weight 40 kg

Top speed 18 km/h

Range 36 holes / 22.5 km

Batteries 2x 24V Li-ion 20Ah

Motors 2x 500W geared electric motors on rear wheels

Wheels 115/55-6.5 turf saver profile

Braking hydraulic disc brakes

Suspension oil-damped shock absorbers

Features score cardholder, ball & tee holder, cup holder

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Popularity: 16% [?]

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JakPak waterproof jacket, sleeping bag and tent

jakpak camping tent sleeping bag and jacket

jakpak camping tent sleeping bag and jacket

JakPak™, the world’s first all-in-one waterproof jacket, sleeping bag and tent, was created to provide safety and comfort in an unpredictable world. JakPak is the only portable personal sleeping system on the market designed for outdoors and sports enthusiasts, as well as emergency preparedness.

The patent pending JakPak design incorporates a waterproof sleeping bag, minimally-structured tent and insect netting into a comfortable jacket, creating an instant dry habitat that is ideal for outdoor sports enthusiasts, people living in areas prone to natural disaster, sports fans who will not be held back by a little rain, and anyone else in need of shelter.

Our goal with JakPak is to perfect the alternative personal shelter for anyone who needs a reliable solution to exposure from the elements.

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Popularity: 10% [?]

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