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Last Build Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:49 +0000


CasusGrill – check out this toss away grill

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:49 +0000

Grilled foid is delicious but you can’t just drag your grill anywhere, or can you? The answer is actually still no, but you can take CasusGrill, the biodegradable Instant BBQ anywhere that you want to go and have yummy grilled food in almost no time. This is a grill made from cardboard which sounds like a recipe for disaster. Usually you [...] 174 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

The Third Thumb – what would you do with an extra thumb

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:33 +0000

Humans have really made use of their thumbs, we’ve built lives that rely on this one digit for nearly everything. Try not using your thumb for a few minutes, see how much harder things get. Which may make you think, wouldn’t life be even more awesome if my hand had another thumb? The Third Thumb explores what that might be like. This concept [...] 154 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Frontswitch Glasses – Glasses and Sunglasses into one [REVIEW]

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:42 +0000

It’s a big hassle when you have to carry around your regular glasses and your sunglasses at the same time. Either way, you’ll have to make sure your sunglasses have prescriptions in them as well. The Frontswitch offers the perfect solution! // My eyesight is pretty bad, so I have to wear contact lenses or glasses. Because of my allergies, I wear glasses at this time of the year. I never got around buying [...] 223 words | permalink |...

QuadHands – get a hand on your next project

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:14 +0000

Work with electronics? Then you might find yourself in need of an extra, tiny hand from time to time. Stop looking at your local babies, those aren’t good choices. Try QuadHands, the movable vise hands that will keep your work steady. Most people who work with electronics do have a helping hand of some sort to hold the boards during all the soldering. [...] 155 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Swivel Surge – make the most of all your outlets

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:09 +0000

We all use surge protectors. Mostly for the extra outlet space they provide, less for their surge protecting properties in many cases. Still, they’re very handy, if not very space efficient. You can solve that problem with the Swivel Surge, the surge protector that puts all your cords where you need them. This surge protector goes right on your existing outlet, like any [...] 148 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Indoor Worm Farm – a compost option for apartment use

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:43 +0000

One of the downsides of living in an urban environment is that you lack the space to utilize many common green living tactics including the helpful compost pile. There’s a solution for urban dwellers with the Indoor Worm Farm, the composter that can live in your living room. This composter looks like a footstool or end table. It is plastic and resembles something [...] 174 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Rinser – this toothbrush comes with a water fountain

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:39 +0000

When you’re done brushing your teeth, what do you do? Cup your hands and get some water to rinse with, right? Well there might be a better way. The Rinser is the toothbrush that turns your normal faucet into a water fountain. This is an interesting concept. It’s a toothbrush with a partially hollow handle. You let water fill the handle and it [...] 142 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Disney’s Star Wars Hotel – a overnight experience that will take you to a galaxy far, far away

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:00:17 +0000

OH MY GOD! All of our geeky dreams are coming true! Disney has teased that it’s opening a Star Wars resort that will make you part of the story. This hotel won’t just be a place to sleep while you’re in between Disney fun times, it will be a fully interactive experience. According to Disney, guests will be given their own story lines and cast members (what they call the people who work at Disney) will be in costumes to...

Decoder Ring – swap messages like a spy

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:00:55 +0000

Remember when you were a kid and there were cartoons that talked about secret decoder rings. Or you’re an adult who is old enough to remember when you could order such fun trinkets from the back of comic books and cereal boxes. Well now you can get a grown-up version. The Decoder Ring is here to help you keep all [...] 165 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

iRoller: Make Your Touchscreen Look Brand New! [REVIEW]

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:00:52 +0000

I’m a pretty clean person, unlike my glasses and touchscreen. They always look like they came from inside a vacuum cleaner or something. // I asked my best friend Google what to do and he advised me to try the iRoller and iGlassClean from SKT Productions. As the name says, these are devices you use to roll over your glasses or touchscreen to get them clean. [...] 247 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Powerplay Wireless Charging System – stop buying mouse batteries

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:00:30 +0000

Wireless mice are far superior to the wired kind except for one thing, battery life. With a wired mouse, you never have to worry about the battery running low or living with lag because the poor thing is running out juice. That is unless you get the Powerplay Wireless Charging System. This system is a mouse with a connected charging pad for a [...] 144 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Dry Steppers – no more muddy footprints on the floor

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:45:16 +0000

No one likes stepping in puddles. If you’re wearing the wrong type of shoes, your feet are going to be wet and gross. If your feet are saved, there’s a good chance your shoes are going to catch the worst of it. Some of us have nice shoes. Save them from the horror of the elements with Dry Steppers, gloves for your [...] 173 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Solar Bed – the coolest bed ever?

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:42:08 +0000

Sleeping when it’s hot can be tough, it’s really hard to get comfortable when you’re so sweaty the sheets stick to you. The downside, AC is expensive. Good news though, one company wants to give you a perfectly cool bed, even if your room isn’t. The Solar Bed is an air conditioning system just for your sleeping space. This encasement is made of [...] 152 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

AvoSeedo – grow your own avocado straight from the pit

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:38:41 +0000

If you spend any time in a kitchen, you’ve probably learned that you can regrow certain veggies from the ends that you cut off by placing them in water. This is something like that but it’s less exciting since you’re using an actual seed to make the magic happen. The AvoSeedo helps you grow you own avocado tree which will [...] 165 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Surkus – pay people to show up at your next shindig

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:00:46 +0000

So, one of the biggest hurdles in opening a business is creating buzz, getting people to show up and take part in what you have to offer. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just, buy that sort of interaction? Good news, you can with Surkus, the startup that lets you buy crowds. Using this company allows you to curate your crowd, they’re [...] 173 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Bingo Box Closes – if you’re not going to have employees, at least install some sensors

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:00:44 +0000

It’s hot outside which surprises no one because it is actually summer, a season that is known for its intense heat. What is surprising is that it was hot enough to shut down a store with no employees. Bingo Box, the completely unmanned store had to shut down due to heat. This cute, no employees needed shop closed its doors because the AC [...] 152 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Google Storage – put things in the cloud

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:00:38 +0000

Backing up our data is increasingly important as much of what we do is digital these days. Many people use the Google Drive suite because it’s easy, accessible, and syncs across multiple platforms. Go ahead, back up your whole computer. With Backup and Sync you can put everything on any amount of storage into the cloud. Never lose important files again or be [...] 158 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Quickstand – this stand fits in your wallet

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:00:51 +0000

Mostly we use our mobile devices in a handheld fashion but sometimes we need to set it down to get things done. Or because we’re watching a movie and who wants to hold your tablet that long? Nobody, that’s who. Check out the Quickstand, the stand that fits in your wallet. This stand is made from aluminum and polypropylene and is about the [...] 139 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Mini Troll – Turn Anything into a Speaker! [REVIEW]

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:00:18 +0000

The Vibe-Tribe Mini Troll 3D Speaker is a mouthful, and I was not convinced it would work. It’s a very small Bluetooth speaker – kind of . It turns any flat object into a speaker. It’s actually called a resonance speaker. Sound produces waves and vibrations. This speaker uses those vibrations to get the sound across a bigger object. (This is the easy explanation.) You guessed it right, this mini Troll-thing does just [...] 258 words | permalink | No...

Foraday – plan your whole day with this app

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:00:17 +0000

Sometimes you just have to slide your one extra thing in your very normal day so just tossing a reminder on the calendar is enough. Some days are way more involved and need more in-depth planning. Foraday lets you plan your entire day. This planner is focused on creating a forecast for your whole day. Got a million things to do and not [...] 162 words | permalink | No comments | digg this

Miracle Cube Timer – you can’t really cheat with this simple timer

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:00:57 +0000

Timers are handy cooking and productivity gadgets. Sure most of us of us have them on our phones and kitchen gadgets but one divorced from other technology and free to move around the home is pretty useful. The Miracle Cube Timer is a neat, easy to use timer for all your needs. This cube comes with four set times printed on [...] 158 words | permalink | No comments | digg this