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Innovation Almanac: A Foldable Kayak

You never even knew you wanted to fold your kayak, until now.

Imagine how great it would be to head down the coast for a weekend in your Prius and be able to pull over and go kayaking wherever you saw a perfect spot. That's what the folks at Oru Kayak had in mind when they came up with an origami-inspired boat. The 25-pound kayak is made of double-layered plastic that folds into a 33-by-29-by-10 inch box—no problem for the trunk of an average car (sorry, Fiat owners, you're out of luck). Preorder now at, so you can get paddling this summer.


Read More of Our Innovation Almanac:
Stanford's Benign Mind Control
The Forever Clock
Bacteria Mapper
Fire Station Health Care

Cree: Building the Future
No More Double Clicking
A Friendlier Vibrator
Social Networking for Disaster Prep
Home-Made Music Videos
A Foldable Kayak


Originally published in the April issue of San Francisco

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