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99 Peculiar Portable Products

From Pop-Up Hotels to Folding Sailboats

— June 19, 2009 — Art & Design
Sure, we've all seen portable media devices; you probably own a few yourself. But what about a portable office, vacation home or kitchen? These are just a few of the portable innovations featured below.

Designers and inventors have dreamed up these innovative portable creations to allow the consumer to literally take their lives with them anywhere. Click through the cluster below to see what I mean.

Implications - As modern society moves at a quicker pace each day, consumers are looking for ways to do things more conveniently. Products that can be easily taken anywhere are more appealing to customers constantly on the go. Companies could develop their products with a portable option in order to attract those buyers looking for efficiency.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Hi-Def Portable Media
Hi-Def Portable Media
Multi-Touch Full-Screen ZuneHD With Xbox Support
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97
Portable TV Shows
Portable TV Shows
The BBC iPlayer
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96
Portable Digital Microscope
Portable Digital Microscope
ViTiny
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95
Portable Cocktail Makers
Portable Cocktail Makers
Coleman's New Rechargeable Blender Makes for Easy Drinking
<
94
Portable Adverbenches
Portable Adverbenches
Perfect Perch
<
93
Polaroid 2.0
Polaroid 2.0
The PoGo Portable Instant Digital Prints
<
92
Portable Music Studios
Portable Music Studios
'PCRocks' Lets You Record Whenever Inspiration Strikes
<
91
DUI Dodgers
DUI Dodgers
The AlcoHawk Is A Portable Blood-Alcohol Level Monitor
<
90
Portable Karaoke Systems
Portable Karaoke Systems
The Tiny Hi-Kara
<
89
Portable Photo Printers
Portable Photo Printers
Canon Selphy ES3 and ES30
<
88
Portable Memory for Gearheads
Portable Memory for Gearheads
The F1 USB Drive
<
87
USB Duplicators
USB Duplicators
PC2USB Offers an Affordable, Portable Way to Copy Mass Files
<
86
Portable Power
Portable Power
Duracell Chargers for Blackberrys, IPods & PSP
<
85
Portable Personal Breathalyzers
Portable Personal Breathalyzers
The Etiquette Checker
<
84
Laser Backpack Zaps Grit and Grime
Laser Backpack Zaps Grit and Grime
Portable, Battery-Powered Dirtbusters
<
83
Powerful Portable Projectors
Powerful Portable Projectors
Sanyo's PLC-WXU700 LCD is Ready to Hit Shelves
<
82
Portable Blu-Ray Players
Portable Blu-Ray Players
Panasonic DMP-B15 is World's First (CES 2009)
<
81
DIY Chocolate Milk
DIY Chocolate Milk
Sipahh Portable Flavoring Straws
<
80
Portable Cocktail Makers
Portable Cocktail Makers
The Margarator
<
79
Pocket Turntables
Pocket Turntables
Pacemaker Portable DJ System
<
78
Portable Game Consoles
Portable Game Consoles
The Nintendo DSi
<
77
Avian Air Filters
Avian Air Filters
The Plane Clean Air Filter For Traveling Germaphobes
<
76
Portable Oxygen Bar
Portable Oxygen Bar
O2-B
<
75
Portable Picnic Plates
Portable Picnic Plates
Vicki Runnegar's Outdoor Party Platter Freshens Up The Day
<
74
Wetsuit Wine Carriers
Wetsuit Wine Carriers
The ChillinJoy Neoprene Cooler Makes For Portable Bottle Protection
<
73
Portable Digital Scale
Portable Digital Scale
Balanzza Easily Weighs Luggage
<
72
Eco Suitcase Architecture
Eco Suitcase Architecture
'Portable Cities' Exhibit by Yin Xiuzhen Is Made From Used Clothes
<
71
Ultra Portable DJ Decks
Ultra Portable DJ Decks
DJ GO
<
70
Light Bandages to Cure Cancer
Light Bandages to Cure Cancer
Portable Photodynamic Therapy Makes Treatment Easier
<
69
Bike-Friendly Portable Baskets
Bike-Friendly Portable Baskets
The PanierCyclo
<
68
Portable Internet Access
Portable Internet Access
SolarNetOne is Like Having Internet in a Box
<
67
Portable Solar Outdoor Lighting
Portable Solar Outdoor Lighting
The MiniWiz SolarBulb Makes Any Bottle a Lamp Base (CES 2009)
<
66
Portable Micro Safes
Portable Micro Safes
Sneaky Spy Coins Show the Hidden Value of Money
<
65
Alcohol Tornadoes
Alcohol Tornadoes
The Vortex Portable Cocktail Mixers Make Bartending Sexy
<
64
Pockets for Your Hands
Pockets for Your Hands
Portable Pocket Holds iPods, Keys and Cell Phones
<
63
Portable Night Lights
Portable Night Lights
The Candela Guardian Nightlight For Late Night Bathroom Breaks
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62
Fake Electronics Made of Felt
Fake Electronics Made of Felt
Plush Portables
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61
Portable Fireplace
Portable Fireplace
Sleek, But Don't Burn Down Your House
<
60
Portable Luxury
Portable Luxury
Mini Cigar and Wine Bar
<
59
OLED Scroll Gaming
OLED Scroll Gaming
Playstation Portable 2 Concept
<
58
Carboard Toilets
Carboard Toilets
The Portable Brown Box
<
57
Astro Abodes
Astro Abodes
Micro Dwelling Makes a Stellar Addition to the Home
<
56
Touch Screen Convertible Phones
Touch Screen Convertible Phones
Brix Mobiles Expand Into Sweet Portable TVs
<
55
The ExerSwim Portable Swim Current Machine
The ExerSwim Portable Swim Current Machine
<
54
Portable Fridge
Portable Fridge
Backpack Picnic Fridge
<
53
Portable Office in a Tie
Portable Office in a Tie
Stationery Neckware
<
52
Personalized Portable Toilets
Personalized Portable Toilets
Japanese Invent New Space Saver Diaper
<
51
Portable Pampering
Portable Pampering
The Self-Inflating MSpa Brings Relaxation to You
<
50
Pre-Heated Portable Ovens
Pre-Heated Portable Ovens
The Rolly Cook Spins Food So It Doesn't Get Burnt
<
49
Solar-Powered Fridges
Solar-Powered Fridges
Emily Cummins Develops Portable Cooler for Developing Countries
<
48
DIY Drumcycles
DIY Drumcycles
David Osborne Travels Everywhere With His Portable Drum Set
<
47
Bagged Lighting
Bagged Lighting
Illuminated Tea Bag Redefines Portable Lighting With Modern Chemistry
<
46
DIY Portable Picnics
DIY Portable Picnics
The ‘Green Space Travel Case' Brings the Great Outdoors Inside
<
45
Retro-Print Portable Mini Fridge
Retro-Print Portable Mini Fridge
Way Cool Way Hot
<
44
Weddings on Portable Beds
Weddings on Portable Beds
1000 lb Man Gets Married
<
43
Portable Personal Spaces
Portable Personal Spaces
The Spacebuster is a Pop-Up Inflatable Bubble for Privacy
<
42
Portable Treadmill Workstation
Portable Treadmill Workstation
The StepDesk
<
41
Portable Solar Charger
Portable Solar Charger
Solio
<
40
Luxury To-Go Packaging
Luxury To-Go Packaging
Emma Smart Lunch Boxes Make Portable Meals Classy
<
39
Portable Espresso Maker
Portable Espresso Maker
The Handpresso Wild for On-the-Go Caffeination
<
38
The Ultimate Portable Chair
The Ultimate Portable Chair
Lean
<
37
Floating Waterproof Portable TVs
Floating Waterproof Portable TVs
Sony Bravia XDV-W600
<
36
Adhesive iPod Speakers
Adhesive iPod Speakers
Sleek, Portable Sound That Sticks
<
35
Fertility Festivals
Fertility Festivals
Japanese Parade Features Giant Genitalia in Portable Shrines
<
34
Portable Rotary Phones (UPDATE)
Portable Rotary Phones (UPDATE)
For Haters of the 'Califronia Hands Free Law'
<
33
Portable 5 Star Hotel with 50 Person Capacity
Portable 5 Star Hotel with 50 Person Capacity
<
32
Portable Light Shows
Portable Light Shows
The Laserpod Lets Traveling DJs Bring Parties With Them
<
31
Pop-Up Fireplaces
Pop-Up Fireplaces
Portable Bonfire Enclosed in a Table
<
30
Portable Naughty Entertainment
Portable Naughty Entertainment
FyreTV Allows You To Be Amused Anywhere
<
29
Astone Portable Washing Machine
Astone Portable Washing Machine
<
28
Portable BBQs
Portable BBQs
The BBQ Briefcase
<
27
Intelligent Portable Speakers
Intelligent Portable Speakers
'Air Phones' System is Wireless, Luminous, Playful
<
26
Portable Picnics
Portable Picnics
Soo Kang Lee's 'Sunch' Makes Creates Lavish Lunches
<
25
Portable Inflatable Multimedia Massage Chair
Portable Inflatable Multimedia Massage Chair
Astone Sit N Joy
<
24
Portable Bum Washer
Portable Bum Washer
TOTO Offers Instant Cleanliness
<
23
Portable Parties
Portable Parties
The Suitcase-Sized Evolution Mobile Bar
<
22
Carrying Cleanliness
Carrying Cleanliness
Petr Hampl's Portable Shower Lets You Carry Cleanliness
<
21
Portable Paper Toilets
Portable Paper Toilets
Dang Jingwei's Loo Lets You Go Wherever Nature Calls
<
20
Inflatable Portable Pubs
Inflatable Portable Pubs
Bouncy Castles for Boozing
<
19
Sleek Portable BBQs
Sleek Portable BBQs
The 'Compact Firebowl' Lets You Port Your Grill
<
18
Artistic Outhouses
Artistic Outhouses
Visually Pleasing Portable Toilets
<
17
Portable Vein Detection
Portable Vein Detection
Accuvein Launches Handheld Vein Illuminating Device
<
16
Portable Fish Tank
Portable Fish Tank
<
15
First Portable Microwave
First Portable Microwave
iWaveCube Personal Microwave
<
14
Portable Pee Bottles
Portable Pee Bottles
'My Pee Pee Bottle' For Toddlers (and Creepy People)
<
13
Portable Sail Boat
Portable Sail Boat
Urban Skiff
<
12
Portable Igloos
Portable Igloos
The Cloud is An Inflatable Domicile (UPDATE)
<
11
Luxury Portable Bathrooms
Luxury Portable Bathrooms
<
10
Portable Kitchens
Portable Kitchens
Dzmitry Samal's 'Kitchen for Singles' Rotates for Prep, Storage and Cooking
<
9
Portable Work Spaces
Portable Work Spaces
The Pop-Up 'Standby Office' Gives You Mobility and Privacy
<
8
Portable Draught Kegs
Portable Draught Kegs
Heineken Brings You 5 Litres Of Fun
<
7
Portable Vacation Homes
Portable Vacation Homes
The ‘Blue-Me' Pad Takes Your Home Feel On Holiday
<
6
Micro-Cube Kitchens
Micro-Cube Kitchens
The Portable Kitchen 'Opening' from Targa Italia
<
5
Table in a Suitcase
Table in a Suitcase
Portable Cardboard Table
<
4
Hand-Held Toasters
Hand-Held Toasters
Portable Ceramic Bread Iron by Kim Been
<
3
Portable Log Cabins
Portable Log Cabins
OLGGA's Flake House is a Two-Piece Mobile Home
<
2
Portable Blow-Up Furniture
Portable Blow-Up Furniture
Sofa in a Box or Bag Lets You Take A Seat Wherever You Like
<
1
French Press Filtration Systems
French Press Filtration Systems
'321 Water Bottle' for Portable, Potable Refreshment
<