• Toepener Restroom Door Opener Looks Like A Great Idea

    Toepener Restroom Door Opener Looks Like A Great Idea

    The door handle inside public restrooms has to be among the dirtiest things in the world.  That’s why it doesn’t matter how many times you wash your hands before exiting — you’re going to have to touch that filthy handle on your way out anyway.  Unless you’re using a restroom equipped with the Toepener, that is. Instead of forcing you to soil your hands in that likely germ-infested handle, the fitting lets you use your feet to pull the door [...]

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  • Sossbox Will Preserve Your Dried Plants’ Full Flavor And Potency

    Sossbox Will Preserve Your Dried Plants’ Full Flavor And Potency

    Ziploc is great for sandwiches and chips.  For your stash of dried organic materials, however, you might want to upgrade to something that keeps it more conspicuous, like the Sossbox. Designed to hold organic matter such as tea leaves, coffee beans and… uhm… smokeable goods, the container is hermetically sealed to retain your hoard’s full flavor and chemical potency.  What good is paying premium for good medicinal plant products, after all, if you’re just gonna let them stale? The brainchild [...]

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  • Dirty Toothy Tabs: Toothpaste In Pill Form

    Dirty Toothy Tabs: Toothpaste In Pill Form

    You hate brushing your teeth.  But you do it because you’d rather go through the motions than walk around with rotten teeth and a stinking breath.  Plus, you like to eat toothpaste and there’s no more appropriate chance to do it.  Unless, of course, you use these Dirty Toothy Tabs. Designed by Helen Ambrosen, the pills are actually tooth-cleaning agents made up of components similar to the regular gel toothpaste you get from a tube (it’s got dicalcium phosphate dihydrate, [...]

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  • Coffee Joulies: Temperature Control For Your Morning Cup

    Coffee Joulies: Temperature Control For Your Morning Cup

    There’s more to enjoying coffee than a delicious brew — even the best coffee will scald your tongue if it’s too hot and will get too cold if you don’t finish it quick.  Coffee Joulies offer a simple solution to both of those problems. Dreamed up by mechanical engineers, Dave Petrillo and Dave Jackson, the unique coffee-drinking accessory is a temperature control apparatus that helps keep your cup at an ideal level of heat.  When it’s scalding fresh off the [...]

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  • Desktop Dumpster: Throw Your Office Supplies Here

    Desktop Dumpster: Throw Your Office Supplies Here

    Graffiti-covered dumpsters don’t just look  good in dirty alleys.  Shrunk down in size like these Desktop Dumpsters, they actually manage to look handsome on your work desk, too. Made by Steel Plant, the fancy dump-like pencil cups can hold your usual mass of office supplies, such as pens, staplers, scissors, rulers and whatever old-school tools you use in the workplace.  The website also recommends it for use as a pot for your desk plants, just in case you’d rather have [...]

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  • HandiRack Is An Inflatable, Universal Roof Rack

    HandiRack Is An Inflatable, Universal Roof Rack

    Permanent, aerodynamic roof racks are awesome.  They make any vehicle much more versatile. I have moved from surfboards, wind surfers and even a new lawn mower (while in the box) on top of my car. But they can be expensive and take some effort to install.  Also if you are on surf trip to lets say Florida or Costa Rica and want to rent a surf board, your only option is to rent a SUV and throw the board on [...]

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  • Ueli Steck Swiss Knife Is Perfect Tool For Your 127 Hours Adventure

    Ueli Steck Swiss Knife Is Perfect Tool For Your 127 Hours Adventure

    I’m not a fan of the Swiss Army Knife (unless they have an SSD in tow).  The tools are hard to lock in place and they’re hardly functional for what they’re supposed to do (a “saw” that can barely cut through fingernails, really?).  This Ueli Steck Edition Wenger Titanium Knife, however, might prove to be just a tad more serviceable. Designed with the help of professional mountaineer and speed climber, Ueli Steck, the pocket knife boasts better utility than your [...]

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  • Le Naked Lunch: Gourmet Food In A Can

    Le Naked Lunch: Gourmet Food In A Can

      They say good food doesn’t come in cans.  At least, not the cans in my apocalypse supply kit.  If you’re up in Quebec, your experience with the canned gourmet offerings of Le Naked Lunch might skew your view the other way. Made by real chefs who used to run a bistro near Montreal, the canned items go beyond your typical crappy canned stuff.   They got fancy French names, too, like Pâté Chinois Gieber and Choucroute Alsacienne.  While we don’t [...]

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  • Hiplok, A Bike Lock That Doubles As A Fashionable Belt

    Hiplok, A Bike Lock That Doubles As A Fashionable Belt

    Everyday, I see bicycle riders pedaling away with a chain lock tied around their body.  And it looks horrible, apart from likely being dangerous (the chain can hook onto something during an accident, which can make its repercussions worse).   The Hiplok does away with the horrible part, having been intentionally designed to be worn like a belt when not holding your bike against a post. A chain lock at heart, the accessory is made with heavy duty steel chain links, [...]

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  • Cookup200 Is A Portable Solar Cooker That Looks Like A Weaponized Dish

    Cookup200 Is A Portable Solar Cooker That Looks Like A Weaponized Dish

    That shiny dish that looks like it’s designed to beam lasers into outer space?  Well, that’s not what it does.  Instead, the Cookup200 is a solar cooking apparatus that uses natural heat from the sun to help you whip up your favorite dishes. Created by French company iD Cook, the outdoor cooker uses parabolic mirrors that focus all the heat it accumulates into a small tray where you can set down your uncooked grub.  They claim it’s perfect for all [...]

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  • Blackbird Rider, A Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar With Big Sound

    Blackbird Rider, A Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar With Big Sound

    Granted, the Blackbird Rider doesn’t look anything like your usual rock n’ roll axe.  Designed to let you keep an instrument close by during travel, however, its convenient size and weight makes no compromises in the quality of sound you can coax out of its sleek black body. Weak sound has always been a longstanding problem for travel guitars, making them a less than palatable option for those who are a bit more serious about their music.  This  acoustic six-stringer [...]

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  • This Bottle Opener Stores Caps After Removing Them

    This Bottle Opener Stores Caps After Removing Them

      You’ve got a bottle opener in your watch, your remote and even your hammer.  Still, you haven’t found a way to keep your house from being a veritable litter ground for metal caps after a small beer party with less than a dozen friends.  If you got rid of all those bottle openers and used this one, instead, your problem will be solved. Designed by Stefano Di Lollo, this bottle opener comes with an integrated container at the bottom, [...]

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  • 6-Pack Frame Cinch Holds Your Beer While You Bike

    6-Pack Frame Cinch Holds Your Beer While You Bike

    An accessory for holding pike polo mallets on a bike frame is cool.  We’re guessing there’s not a lot of money when your market consists entirely of Bike Polo players, though.  Beer drinkers, on the other hand, are a whole other story, which is why this frame-attaching mallet strap is called the 6-Pack Frame Cinch, pimping its ability to hang a six pack while you pedal on the way home from work. Peddled by Walnut Studio IO at Etsy, the [...]

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  • William Wallet Holds Money, Cards Using Aluminum Sheets

    William Wallet Holds Money, Cards Using Aluminum Sheets

      I’ve never been a fan of traditional billfolds.  They’re too big, too thick and too easy to pick out of a pocket.  Over the years, I’ve shunned regular wallets in favor of a money clip for my bills and a card holder tucked away in the bag for my cards.  The William Wallet is another alternative the wallet-averse might want to consider. Originally, the pocket accessory was a MacGyver solution, slapped together using two credit cards and a rubber [...]

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  • Burton F-Stop Pack: A Backpack For All Your Photography Gear

    Burton F-Stop Pack: A Backpack For All Your Photography Gear

    Pro photographers need a special bag to haul around all that photography gear.  And the F-Stop Pack definitely fits that special bill. Created by snowboarding specialists Burton, the backpack offers provisions for fitting in both photography and snowboarding gear — just in case you’d rather take a snowboard than a tripod for the day.  It was developed and tested with input from the company’s team of pro snowboard photographers (such as Blotto, Jeff Curtes and Chris Own), so it’s got [...]

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  • GSI Outdoors Mini Espresso Maker Gets You Double Shots In 90 Seconds

    GSI Outdoors Mini Espresso Maker Gets You Double Shots In 90 Seconds

    Hitting the great outdoors for the weekend, but can’t bear the thought of going through a day without a hit of espresso to get your bearings started?  Not a problem with the GSI Outdoors Mini Espresso Maker, a gourmet coffee maker made for your on-the-go proclivities. Designed for stovetop use, the backpacking barista equipment can get you a streaming cup of creamy espresso in just 90 seconds.  That’s like instant coffee speed right there, all without the gnarly, cheap taste. [...]

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  • Asus Motherboard Boxes Can Also Be Used As A PC Case

    Asus Motherboard Boxes Can Also Be Used As A PC Case

    I have always thought that all the cardboard boxes that our electronics, gadgets and appliances come in are such a waster.  In this day and age of going green, it’s not surprising that manufacturers are trying to get creative in ways you can reuse that packaging.  Asus’ new motherboard packaging, which you can reuse as a cardboard PC case, is one such clever idea. While cardboard isn’t the most ideal material for a computer case, this actually sounds like a [...]

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  • This Bird Boy Tumbler Doubles As A Coffee Press

    This Bird Boy Tumbler Doubles As A Coffee Press

    You never know when you’ll be without a nearby barista.  For those dire situations in the middle of nowhere when a strong coffee fix is in order, there’s the Blackbird Bird Boy Vacuum Travel Press. A combination French press and travel tumbler, you can finally drink your coffee from the same vessel you used to cook it.  That is, if you don’t do that already with the coffee pot at home.  I do, by the way.  And it’s awesome. There’s [...]

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  • Fuego Element Portable: A Sleek-Looking, Carry-On Gas Grill

    Fuego Element Portable: A Sleek-Looking, Carry-On Gas Grill

    Got a sudden hankering for a barbecue during the middle of a walk in the woods?  Not a problem if you’ve been walking around with the Fuego Element Portable, a functional gas grill that you can haul around like a messenger bag. Sure, it’s not be the first  grilling apparatus designed for easy movability.  Heck, we’ve even featured disposable outdoor grills around these parts.  Sporting Fuego’s contemporary style, though, it may just be one of the prettiest.  Folded up for [...]

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