• iOn Capacitive Switch Lets You Turn Lights On With A Wave

    iOn Capacitive Switch Lets You Turn Lights On With A Wave

    Mechanical home switches work well enough.  But if you’re equipping yourself with a future-proof smart home, we both know they gotta go.  Only question is, what will you replace them with?  These iOn capacitive switches could be one sweet way to go. It uses capacitive sensing technology similar to smartphone screens, except they made the sensitivity just a tad stronger.  Instead of having to touch the switch, you simply need to wave in front of it to activate the action.  [...]

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  • Axe Pizza Cutter: Hack Your Pies Like A Lumberjack

    Axe Pizza Cutter: Hack Your Pies Like A Lumberjack

    My wife once asked me about guys’ fascination with axes and swords.  I told her, “I don’t know what you’re talking about, guys aren’t into axes and swords THAT much.”  I then proceeded to pick up my Unbreakable Hatchet, my colorful Hickory Axe, and my Lion Dog Broadsword, and hid them away in the closet.   With that story out of the way, I’m probably going to have to get me one of these DCI Ax Pizza Cutters. Not because I’m [...]

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  • Hinge N Hang Mounts A Towel Bar To Your Door Hinge

    Hinge N Hang Mounts A Towel Bar To Your Door Hinge

    Sure, you can attach some of those adhesive hooks on the back of the bathroom door to give yourself extra facilities for hanging towels and other garments, but we have a feeling you’ll end up needing even more space shortly down the line.  The Hinge N Hang offers a more expandable alternative. A multi-purpose towel bar, it installs conveniently right on the door hinge, so there’s no need to work with hammers, adhesives, and screwdrivers.  Once mounted, it gives users [...]

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  • Coco Jack: Finally, An Easy Way To Open Coconuts Without Chopping Off Your Fingers

    Coco Jack: Finally, An Easy Way To Open Coconuts Without Chopping Off Your Fingers

    From all the movies I have seen, people usually open coconuts using a large machete-like blade, hacking at the top of the shell like beheading an evil leprechaun.  It works well enough if you know what you’re doing.  If you don’t, well, good luck not losing a finger.  The Coco Jack is a kitchen tool that makes cracking coconuts open a less-hazardous undertaking. Designed for opening young Thai coconuts (you know, those things they sell at Whole Foods that raw [...]

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  • Cliq Magnetic Hangers Trade In Hooks For Magnets

    Cliq Magnetic Hangers Trade In Hooks For Magnets

    We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: everything is better with magnets.  Apparently, the same holds true even with the traditional clothes hanger and the Cliq, a hanger that trades in hooks for magnets, proves it. Made by Flow Design, the hangers feature a minimalist design that eliminates the bottom of the frame, so you can use it to hang suits and shirts, but not ties and towels like you do with your regular-shaped ManHangers.  Because it ditches the [...]

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  • Chairigami’s Cardboard Standing Desk Can Handle 300 Pounds, Costs Under $100

    Chairigami’s Cardboard Standing Desk Can Handle 300 Pounds, Costs Under $100

    Standing desks are great.  But even add-ons that convert your desk into an upright workstation can cost a pretty penny.  Seriously, the prices border on “way above my spending capacity.”  The world needs a cheap but functional upright desk and the Chairigami Standing Desk just might do the trick. Billed as “the first standing desk that is affordable, simple, and green,” it brings all the benefits of upright office furniture without having to shell out the big bucks.   And while [...]

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  • UpStanding Desk: A Standing Workstation With Better Ergonomics

    UpStanding Desk: A Standing Workstation With Better Ergonomics

    A workspace add-on that turns a regular desk into a standing workstation isn’t really fresh.  We’ve featured a bunch of them over the years, in fact, from premium units like Kangaroo to more affordable options like the Adjustable Laptop Desk.  The UpStanding Desk does, pretty much, the same thing they do, but uses two surfaces of different heights instead of one, giving users more options in arranging their standing workspace. Why two desk levels?  So you can put your monitors [...]

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  • Soundwall Is A Large Speaker Guised As Wall Art

    Soundwall Is A Large Speaker Guised As Wall Art

    Sure, there are plenty of options in gorgeous-looking home speakers, especially when you get to the higher-end of audio gear.   But it’s still going to be quite the chore trying to find something that can go with your existing home design.  The Soundwall eliminates the need for that by integrating all the audio hardware with the art that’s mounted up your wall. From the outside, it looks like a regular art print housed inside a picture frame with speakers hidden [...]

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  • SnapRays Guidelight: This Smart Outlet Cover Comes With Built-In Automated LEDs

    SnapRays Guidelight: This Smart Outlet Cover Comes With Built-In Automated LEDs

    Nightlights are incredibly handy in the dark, letting you make your way around the house at 3 AM even with all the lights out.  Provided you remember to turn on the nightlights before you hit the bed, that is.  The SnapRays Guidelight offers a better solution. A straight replacement to the electric outlet cover plate, it comes with built-in LEDs at the bottom that automatically switch on and off depending on the current lighting condition in the room.  No need [...]

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  • Foodie Dice Makes What You Are Cooking For Dinner A Game Of Chance

    Foodie Dice Makes What You Are Cooking For Dinner A Game Of Chance

    You try to follow recipes religiously when whipping up meals in the kitchen.  For some reason, the meals never end up tasting quite like how they were supposed to.  It’s like, you might as well pull random stuff from the fridge and spice rack, then dump them into the Philips Homecooker sitting on the countertop.   The Foodie Dice should make randomly inventing recipes more fun. A set of wooden dice, each one comes with ingredients rather than dots, printed on [...]

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  • Monkii Bars: An Even More Portable Suspension Trainer

    Monkii Bars: An Even More Portable Suspension Trainer

    Suspension trainers are great for home workouts.  Just find a sturdy place to hang the bands and you’ve got yourself enough equipment for hundreds of exercises.  It’s also plenty portable — just throw your trainers in a backpack, find a place to hang them wherever you are, and your workout’s good to go.  The Monkii Bars improve on the current crop of suspension trainers by improving portability, fitting everything on a pair of 7.5-inch long cylinders that can fit inside [...]

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  • Privacy Pillow Has A Secret Compartment For Keeping Your Valuables Close When You Sleep

    Privacy Pillow Has A Secret Compartment For Keeping Your Valuables Close When You Sleep

    It never hurts to have a secret hiding place inside the house.  Whether for securing valuables, home defense items, or objects you’d rather die than have anyone find out you own, it’s bound to come in handy.  The Privacy Pillow is a hassle-free way of having that secret space in a totally inconspicuous place. An erstwhile normal-looking pillow, it actually comes with a secret compartment where you can discreetly stash any item you want to keep out of sight.  Like [...]

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  • Cone Is A Smart Speaker That Knows And Plays The Music You Want To Hear

    Cone Is A Smart Speaker That Knows And Plays The Music You Want To Hear

    You come home from work.  It’s a lazy Tuesday night.  You open the fridge, bring out the frozen pork belly, turn on the Aroma Grill, and start making dinner.  As you’re slicing the meat, that Chumbawamba song from your childhood starts playing.  You crack a smile, shake your hips, and continue what you’re doing — it’s the perfect song to start the evening.  And you have the Cone Speaker to thank for it. A dedicated smart music device, Cone won’t [...]

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  • Jumbo Cutlery Drainer Brings An Adorable Elephant To Your Sink

    Jumbo Cutlery Drainer Brings An Adorable Elephant To Your Sink

    Sure, you can use a cup with perforations at the bottom to dry your freshly-watched cutlery in the sink.  But why not have a little fun while you’re at it?  That’s exactly what you get with the Jumbo Cutlery Drainer, a cup with a drainage hole on the side that’s clad in the form of an adorable elephant. Made by Peleg Design, it’s designed to sit right next to your sink with the elephant’s trunk facing it, holding your dripping [...]

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  • Stealth Kitchen Hides Everything Behind Fake Walls

    Stealth Kitchen Hides Everything Behind Fake Walls

    Hiding your kitchen components behind a series of sliding doors and cabinets that look like a part of your wall isn’t new.  Such installations are usually custom-built, though,  requiring some heavy planning and skilled labor to do right.  The Stealth Kitchen, a modular system for hiding your kitchen behind unassuming walls, lets you bypass those labor-intensive tasks. Made by Resource Furniture, the modules look just like fancy tiled walls made of wood at first glance.  But, alas, they aren’t.  Instead, [...]

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  • This Air Freshener Smells Like Delicious Cinnamon Rolls

    This Air Freshener Smells Like Delicious Cinnamon Rolls

    Making a room smell like flowers, fruits, and trees is great and all, but why do that when you can permeate the space with the smell of delicious cinnamon rolls?  At least, that’s the idea behind the Cinnabon Air Freshener, which covers up a room’s natural (or unnatural) odors with the fragrance of the tasty breakfast treat. Made by Air Wick in partnership with the famous baked goods chain, the air freshener offers a refreshing break from the boring roster [...]

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  • AeroBull: Is This The Most Adorable Speaker Ever?

    AeroBull: Is This The Most Adorable Speaker Ever?

    Chances are, you really don’t need another iPod speaker dock.  At the same time, the AeroBull isn’t about something that you need. It’s about something that you’ll want.  And, darn it, how can you say no to this adorable thing? Made by Jarre, it’s an iPod/iPhone speaker clad in the impossibly cute form a bulldog wearing a pair of sunglasses, with a Lightning dock sitting right on its head.  That’s it.  While that description sounds lame, the execution definitely isn’t [...]

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  • Danish Fuel’s Repurposed Jerry Can Products Look Surprisingly Stylish

    Danish Fuel’s Repurposed Jerry Can Products Look Surprisingly Stylish

    We’ve seen people do plenty of creative things with refurbished jerry cans.  Danish Fuel’s numerous creations made out of the classic German container, however, easily slide into my list of favorites. In all, the outfit creates three types of products from salvaged jerry cans: a Bar Cabinet, a Bathroom Cabinet, and a Trolley.  To make them, each erstwhile throwaway can is sliced open, cut according to their repurposed function, burnt in an oven for 24 hours (to remove old paint [...]

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  • Baux Träullit Acoustic Panels Soundproof Your Room In Style

    Baux Träullit Acoustic Panels Soundproof Your Room In Style

    Acoustic tiles that let you soundproof a room aren’t anything new. Designed for utilitarian purposes, however, they hardly make for the nicest things to adorn the walls in your home. Such is not the case for the Träullit, a set of modular acoustic panels that double as decorative wall items. Created by Swedish outfit Baux, the tiles are offered in a variety of shapes, including circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, hexagons, and parralelograms. Each one comes in a selection of colors, [...]

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