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12 Dual-Use Objects You Didn't Know You Needed

Single-purpose objects are boring, because two things are always better than one. Intel iQ explores how technology can change our lives.

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1. Golf Club + Drink Dispenser = A More Engaging Golfing Experience.

I think we all can appreciate a secret liquor spout.
Via amazon.com

I think we all can appreciate a secret liquor spout.

2. Slippers + Night Light = Never Too Scared To Go To The Bathroom Again.

Even adults are scared of the dark. Let's be serious.
brightfeetslippers.com

Even adults are scared of the dark. Let's be serious.

3. Wedding Band + An Alarm Every Anniversary = No Fighting.

This wedding ring has a built-in alarm. Zero excuses.
Via alaskajewelry.com

This wedding ring has a built-in alarm. Zero excuses.

4. Children's Pajamas + Coding That Kids Can Scan With A Tablet To Download A Bedtime Story = Lazy Mom.

If kids want some pre-bed comfort, all they have to do is scan their PJs with a tablet. A tablet program will then open that plays a recording of a story. Kids will probably be raised by robots in the future. Nice moms and dads will soon be useless.
Via smartpjs.com

If kids want some pre-bed comfort, all they have to do is scan their PJs with a tablet. A tablet program will then open that plays a recording of a story. Kids will probably be raised by robots in the future. Nice moms and dads will soon be useless.

5. Shoes + Built-In AC = No Foot Stink.

These shoes have an air conditioner in them. No idea how these magicians fit an AC into a shoe, but who cares? We would all be a bit more accepting of our friends if their feet smelled this fresh and clean.
Via shop-chiyoda.com

These shoes have an air conditioner in them. No idea how these magicians fit an AC into a shoe, but who cares? We would all be a bit more accepting of our friends if their feet smelled this fresh and clean.

6. Bike Lights + Animated GIF = A Nerdy Biker's Dream.

These bike wheels display neon GIFs when they are in motion. Is anything cooler?
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These bike wheels display neon GIFs when they are in motion. Is anything cooler?

7. Pillow + Remote Control = Heaven.

Finally, a remote that you can fall asleep on that won't hurt your face.
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Finally, a remote that you can fall asleep on that won't hurt your face.

8. Mug + Built-In Mixer = Chocolate Milk In Less Than Three Seconds.

All that superfluous stirring can really tire a person out.
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All that superfluous stirring can really tire a person out.

9. Plant + Litter Box = Sneaky, Sneaky Cat.

This litter box will make your cat feel like a secret agent.
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This litter box will make your cat feel like a secret agent.

10. Prong + Spoon = Alien-Looking Utensil That Is Not Your Average Spork.

Regular sporks are for boring people.
Via allmodern.com

Regular sporks are for boring people.

11. Beer Koozie + Pager = You KNOW Where Your Beer Is.

Don't worry, even really smart people can never find their beer.
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Don't worry, even really smart people can never find their beer.

12. Cockroach + Remote Control = A Terrifying Remote Control Cockroach.

These cockroaches wear battery-controlled backpacks that send electrical pulses down their antennae to control their movements. AH! Robot bugs!
Via thecreatorsproject.vice.com

These cockroaches wear battery-controlled backpacks that send electrical pulses down their antennae to control their movements. AH! Robot bugs!

Intel's Laptop + Tablet = Everything You Need In One Object.

The new Ultrabook 2-in-1 offers you the full mobility of a tablet with the power of a laptop. It is the best of both worlds. This is the 21st century. Join in.
Sony Vaio Duo Ultrabook / Via store.sony.com

The new Ultrabook 2-in-1 offers you the full mobility of a tablet with the power of a laptop. It is the best of both worlds. This is the 21st century. Join in.