funny products: July 2011 Archives

275x250.jpg A new suitcase has gone on sale which should ensure you can get across the airport fast enough that you never miss another flight… because it's got a built-in micro scooter.

The bizarre baggage - which consists of a  26 litre capacity case and lean-and-steer scooter - is being marketed at frequent business flyers and people making short commutes to work.

Makers claim the hard-shell Samsonite case and micro scooter ensure you arrive at your destination in time and unruffled and add it’s classed as carry-on luggage and can be stowed in an over-head locker.

For more relaxed occasions -- and those where you don't want to look like a fool --  the Micro Luggage case can be used as a regular wheeled case.

275x250.jpg We're not exactly sure why you'd want to, but an adaptor has gone on sale allowing iPhone-wielding photographers to use professional lenses on their phones.

The 'iPhone SLR Mount' costs £160 and allows users who are not happy with the current quality of photo from their Apple iPhone 4 to attach big Canon and Nikon lenses.

This means those using  the aluminium case and mount can take telephoto, wide angle, and macro shot by using their iPhone and current lenses in fully manual mode.

Makers say you'll be using lenses you already have, without having to carry a big SLR camera… though as you'll still be lugging all that heavy glass, it kind of defeats the point, right?

275x250.jpg Some cycling fans like to follow the professionals and ride every gruelling mile of the Tour de France route, others prefer to watch it from home.

But mow there's no reason to choose - because an exercise bike has been revealed which lets users ride Le Tour from their own home.

The £800 device uses Google Maps to let would-be Alberto Contadors not only follow the route and cycle the right distances - but it also tilts to match the angle of the French roads.

But while the high-tech bike also give a realistic work-out by adjusting resistance base on your wind profile, it can't provide the entertainment of French farmers.

275x250.jpg A dad and fitness expert has scored a publishing hit after writing a book telling other fathers how to turn their new babies into effective gym equipment.

Joshua Levitt says he came up with the idea for 'Baby Barbells' after realising there was less time to hit the gym following the birth of his own children.

When lying on his back and lifting his daughter up from his chest in a bid to soothe her, he realised he was getting a workout from the accidental baby bench press.

From there he developed an entire exercise routine, including moves called lullaby lunges and peek-a-boo pop-ups, which he claims will help keep new dads fit… especially if they have a porky baby.

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