• Tool Pen Screwdriver Changes Bits Like Pop-A-Point Pencils From Elementary School

    Tool Pen Screwdriver Changes Bits Like Pop-A-Point Pencils From Elementary School

    Somehow, I never saw the design of pop-a-point pencils (you should remember them from grade school) ever being used to make a screwdriver with interchangeable bits.  But someone did.  And it works so much better than I ever would have expected.  Called the Tool Pen, it’s the portable, multi-bit screwdriver you’ll actually want to carry around. Made by Taiwan-based Mininch, the tool is, literally, a pop-a-point screwdriver.  Just like the pencil counterpart, it comes with multiple bits stacked inside the [...]

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  • Hazet Collapsible Tool Trolley: This Toolbox Turns Into A Mobile Shelf

    Hazet Collapsible Tool Trolley: This Toolbox Turns Into A Mobile Shelf

    You’re working on the car, both arms covered in a sleeveful of grease. You dig into your toolbag to get an O ring sitting in the bottom, smearing the rest of the tools with the same slime all over your arms. Bad idea. The Hazet Collapsible Tool Trolley lets you keep the same tools in one place while avoiding messy results. When closed, it looks like a large toolbox that you can carry with two hands or pull along the ground. When [...]

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  • Worx Aerocart Wheelbarrow Can Transform Into A Dolly, A Cargo Trailer, And More

    Worx Aerocart Wheelbarrow Can Transform Into A Dolly, A Cargo Trailer, And More

    Described as one of the most innovative hand carts around, the Worx Aerocart can quickly convert from a wheelbarrow to a hand truck to a rolling bag, among a few other configurations. No more making do with the wheelbarrow you got when a dolly is the best tool for the job — this cart can be equipped to become any of 8 different manual transport equipment. Even better, the flexible function doesn’t compromise any part of the wheelbarrow’s functionality. Not only can [...]

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  • KLAX Multi-Tool Lets You Weaponize A Piece Of Stick Into A Deadly Axe

    KLAX Multi-Tool Lets You Weaponize A Piece Of Stick Into A Deadly Axe

    Just like the gazillion of multi-tools out there, KLAX can be used as a hammer, a hex wrench, and a ruler, among other things. Unlike them, however, the darn thing can attach to the end of a handle and immediately turn into a deadly axe that lets you live out your lumberjack (or axe murderer, whichever the case may be) fantasies. When detached from its handle, the device is slim enough to be slipped into your jeans’ back pocket, allowing you to walk [...]

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  • TapPainter Lets You Virtually Paint Your Home In Any Color

    TapPainter Lets You Virtually Paint Your Home In Any Color

    You can visualize what your house will look like with a fresh color of paint all you want, but you can’t really tell how it’s going to be until all your walls are covered in the new shade. And by then, it’s too late to change your mind. The TapPainter is an app that lets you see exactly what your home interior will look like in any paint color without making a real commitment. Described as a “sophisticated color visualizer,” [...]

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  • Nomad 883 CNC Mill Minimizes Mess And Noise While Cutting

    Nomad 883 CNC Mill Minimizes Mess And Noise While Cutting

    The Nomad 883 isn’t the first desktop CNC machine to make a play for your tiny workshop space. We have to say, though, it looks a heck of a lot sleeker than previous efforts (e.g. Handibot) we’ve seen. Made by Carbide 3D, it’s a fully-functional CNC machine that’s aimed at novice users, handling all the complexities of traditional CNC machines in the background, so you can focus on just cranking out your designs. It’s designed to work out of the box, [...]

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  • Golden Goose Lets You Scramble Eggs While They’re Still In The Shell

    Golden Goose Lets You Scramble Eggs While They’re Still In The Shell

    If someone told me it’s possible to shake an egg, boil it, and end up with hard-boiled scrambled eggs, I would have been pretty sure there’s another punchline coming. In fact, that’s exactly what I thought when I first heard about Golden Goose, a kitchen tool that lets you scramble eggs while they’re still inside the shell. A hand-powered kitchen gadget, it looks like one of those spinning disk toys where you pull on the strings with both hands to [...]

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  • Peres E-Nose Sniffs Meat, Poultry And Fish For Freshness, Warns Against Food Poisoning

    Peres E-Nose Sniffs Meat, Poultry And Fish For Freshness, Warns Against Food Poisoning

    Food-related illnesses aren’t uncommon. And they usually happen because someone cooked something that, for one reason or another, isn’t all that palatable for human consumption. Peres is a gadget that scans meats to test for freshness, determining whether it’s still suitable for cooking or if it’s actually time to leave it out for the neighborhood strays. Billed as “the world’s first portable electronic nose,” the device can be used to detect the quality and freshness of pork, beef, chicken, and [...]

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  • Mellow Is The Sous Vide Cooker For Your Busy Lifestyle

    Mellow Is The Sous Vide Cooker For Your Busy Lifestyle

    Mellow is a countertop sous vide appliance that comes with an integrated cooling unit. That’s right, it doubles as a fridge. Why? So it can keep your food refrigerated until the time you want to begin cooking it in a steaming water bath, making sous vide just a little more convenient to those who spend the better part of the day out of the house. No more coming home famished, cooking your chicken for two hours, and browning it with [...]

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  • Imbue Is A Versatile Drafting Ruler For On-The-Go Creatives

    Imbue Is A Versatile Drafting Ruler For On-The-Go Creatives

    If Imbue came out in the 80s, it would have been celebrated for being impeccably hip (unless it got buried in obscurity or something, but I digress). It’s a versatile little thing. A simple file-like tool, it can function as a ruler, a triangle, a compass, and a T-bar, sparing plenty of people from carrying a whole load of drafting supplies using just a single contraption. Granted, there is still a healthy market for these things, although probably not as [...]

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  • Herb Keeper Mill Gives You Fresh Herbs On Tap

    Herb Keeper Mill Gives You Fresh Herbs On Tap

    Sure, growing an indoor garden will ensure you never run out of fresh herbs any time you’re whipping magic in the kitchen. If gardening isn’t in the list of things you care about, though, this Herb Keeper Mill might serve as a workable alternative. Made by Ippinka, it’s a combination grinder and container designed to be stored in a freezer when not in use, keeping your supply of herbs fresh for extended periods of time. Any time you need whatever herb you’ve [...]

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  • Every Beer Drinker Needs This 10-Second Beer Glass Froster In Their Life

    Every Beer Drinker Needs This 10-Second Beer Glass Froster In Their Life

    Of course, I’d much rather have an easy-to-use contraption for chilling my beer ice cold in a single minute. But if I can’t have that, I’ll be willing to take this Beer Glass Froster instead, which conveniently frosts your steins like it came from the freezer in just 10 seconds. That’s right, no more leaving your beer stein in a freezer for long periods. Instead, just walk up to this appliance, put the glass under the spout, and press the button [...]

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  • Chef’n Zipstrip Provides A Quick And Easy Way To Strip Leaves From Fresh Herbs

    Chef’n Zipstrip Provides A Quick And Easy Way To Strip Leaves From Fresh Herbs

    Your kitchen herb garden is growing along nicely, providing a fresh supply of dill, thyme, and rosemary any time you need to use their flavor in your meals.  If you’re going to use fresh herbs this much, you’re going to need a way to quickly prepare them for cooking and the Zipstrip sounds like it should be an indispensable part of your kitchen. Made by Chef’n, it’s a spoon-like tool that lets you strip herb leaves from their stems in [...]

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  • SkaterTrainer Turns Skateboards Into Practice Boards Really Helping You Learn New Tricks

    SkaterTrainer Turns Skateboards Into Practice Boards Really Helping You Learn New Tricks

    Learning a new skateboard trick entails a lot of trial and error, usually accompanied with a heaping of scrapes and the occasional broken bone.  That’s just how it’s always been.  But who says it has to be that way going forward?  Definitely not the guys behind SkaterTrainer. A tool that makes learning new skate tricks simpler and safer, it attaches to the board’s wheels, keeping it from moving before and after performing a trick.  Basically, it lets you practice kickflips, [...]

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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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  • 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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  • Fred And Friends Spring 2014 Lineup, Exclusive Picture Gallery!

    Fred And Friends Spring 2014 Lineup, Exclusive Picture Gallery!

    We caught with up Fred and Friends at NYNOW for a scoop on new products coming out in Spring 2014. You can see more cool stuff and Fall 2013 Pics here. Bear Paw Oven Mitts Bendy Straw Shaped Wine Aerator  Boogie Bites Stand-Up Party Picks  Booz Foos Foosball Drink Stirrers  Cluck Egg Yolk Separator  Crack A Smile Breakfast Mold  Daily Grind Pepper Mill  Frozen Smiles Ice Tray  Hot Or Not Heat Sensing Mug  Lemon Tea Citrus Tea Infuser  Steam Ship Steamer [...]

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  • X-Mat Assembly System Keeps Your Tools And Materials In Place During Shop Projects

    X-Mat Assembly System Keeps Your Tools And Materials In Place During Shop Projects

    Holed workbenches paired with bench dogs and wedges should make a decent enough system to keep wood items in place while you’re working on them. If you’d like something that can grab a hold of more complex stuff for large projects, however, we have a feeling the X-Mat Assembly System can do a more helpful job. Made by Woodpeckers, it’s a modular system for holding practically any item being worked on in place. With a variety of modules for workholding [...]

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  • Mark One Is World’s First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer, Costs $5000

    Mark One Is World’s First Carbon Fiber 3D Printer, Costs $5000

    As awesome as today’s desktop 3D printers are, they’re just not that useful for building actual parts and tools. I mean, you can’t exactly replace a broken car part with 3D-printed plastic, can you? That won’t be an issue with the Mark One 3D Printer, which gives users the ability to print carbon fiber, nylon and fiberglass objects.  For real. That’s right, mad scientists can now make real usable parts for doomsday devices straight from their desks, rather than merely [...]

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