• 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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  • Cricut Explore Adds Handwriting To Its Robot Craft Skills

    Cricut Explore Adds Handwriting To Its Robot Craft Skills

    We’re big fans of Cricut’s printers around here, whether it’s for papercraft or edible materials. The new Cricut Explore does the same thing as most of their previous papercraft machines, with one twist — the darn thing can handwrite doodles and dedications, too. Yep, it’s the all-in-one scrapbooking robot for the Etsy generation. Eliminating the need to pick up a pen to put personalized markings on your robot-cut sheets, you just insert a pen, pencil, or marker on the designated [...]

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  • Bosch GLM 100C Rangefinder Records Measurements To Phone, Superimposes Numbers On Pictures

    Bosch GLM 100C Rangefinder Records Measurements To Phone, Superimposes Numbers On Pictures

    Laser rangefinders make for some really useful and time saving tools.  They let you easily measure lengths and distances that would have been painfully cumbersome with tape measures (or toilet paper tape measures, lol) and other traditional tools.   The Bosch GLM 100C makes the techie handyman tool even better, allowing it to interface with a PC or smartphone where all measurements read can be automatically recorded. It gets better.  Take a picture of the jobsite and the numbers can be [...]

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  • Roadie Robotic Tuner Automatically Tunes A Guitar, Monitors String Health

    Roadie Robotic Tuner Automatically Tunes A Guitar, Monitors String Health

    There are quite a handful of gadgets available for automatically tuning your guitar.  The Roadie Tuner offers the same, all while adding a few useful functions that make it easier to maintain your instrument’s health. Instead of a standalone tuner, the device pairs with a smartphone, using your handset’s processing abilities to perform precise calculations that help ensure more accurate tuning.  Aside from that, the app allows for more comprehensive evaluation of your guitar’s tone quality, recommending that you replace [...]

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  • 25 Kitchen Gadgets Under $25 That You Will Actually Use And They Make For Great Gift Ideas Also

    25 Kitchen Gadgets Under $25 That You Will Actually Use And They Make For Great Gift Ideas Also

    Kitchen tools make for great holiday gifts.  There’s plenty you can find that are affordable enough not to send your wallet hurting, compact enough to make wrapping a breeze, and practical enough not to end up merely tucked away in an attic box like a lot of gifts we receive during Christmas.   Here are 25 kitchen gadgets under $25 that can make for gifts both friends and family can appreciate. 1. Sushezi Sushi Bazooka $24.99 Perfect For: family and friends [...]

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  • Laser Guided Pizza Cutter, Yes It Exists Now. You Got A Problem With That?

    Laser Guided Pizza Cutter, Yes It Exists Now. You Got A Problem With That?

    We’ve long maintained that everything is better with lasers.  From TVs to beard clippers to your iPhone, it steps up the awesomeness by a factor of infinity.  So when you want to have the greatest tool ever invented for slicing pies baked off your Pizzeria Pronto, there’s nothing greater than this Tactical Laser-Guided Pizza Cutter.  And it’s all because of lasers. Styled to look like a military scope or weapon of sorts, it’s a downright ugly pizza cutter.  Seriously.  Get [...]

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  • GoBe Modular Flashlight Boasts Six Swappable Heads For Versatile, Efficient Function

    GoBe Modular Flashlight Boasts Six Swappable Heads For Versatile, Efficient Function

    We love modular tools.  From spatulas to power tools, they make it easy to keep and carry multiple tools.  Light & Motion brings that modular efficiency to the humble flashlight with the GoBe. Designed as an all-in-one flashlight for multiple activities, it comes with swappable heads that allow it to function in different manners.  Need a strong concentrated light for scouring the campsite to find a bracelet you dropped?  Put the appropriate head on and you’re good to go.   How [...]

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  • BlinkScan Smart Scanner Captures, Crops, Removes Backgrounds And More

    BlinkScan Smart Scanner Captures, Crops, Removes Backgrounds And More

    Scanners that copy documents, pictures and other flat objects into digital files on a computer have been around a long time.  Probably as long as Britney Spears. Or even Madonna,  I think.  And for the most part, they’ve functioned the same way, scanning your stuff and spitting it out as a computer image that you can then crop, clean up and do whatever the heck you want with.  And, in the past, that was good enough.  When the Blinkscan starts [...]

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  • Quirky Launches Four New Smart, Web-Connected Products

    Quirky Launches Four New Smart, Web-Connected Products

    Quirky launched four new products at Engaget Expand, each one providing solutions for real-world problems (or pseudo-problems, depending on how you look at it) by taking advantage of tiny sensors, mobile apps, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Egg Minder While I, personally, could never fathom the use for a “smart egg tray,” we guess there are plenty of people out there who will need one.  Otherwise, we couldn’t imagine a contraption like the Egg Minder ever existing. Basically, it’s a high-tech egg [...]

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  • Pour Cocktails Like A Pro With Brookstone Perfect Drink Smart Bartender

    Pour Cocktails Like A Pro With Brookstone Perfect Drink Smart Bartender

    You’ve tried following cocktail recipes step by step, but always end up pouring either too much or too little of one ingredient or another.  You’re hopeless and you’ve learned to be at peace with that.  However, you’d still like to have delicious cocktails when drinking at home.  Fortunately, the Perfect Drink can help with that. A digital kitchen scale, it’s designed to work in conjunction with a mobile app to help you mix any cocktail drink using exactly the right [...]

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  • Bosse Tools Ergonomic Shovel Saves You From Injury, Fixes Your Posture

    Bosse Tools Ergonomic Shovel Saves You From Injury, Fixes Your Posture

    Being a treasure hunter ain’t easy.  You travel to far places, hike long arduous paths, and dig in the dirt for hours only to find out you didn’t follow the map correctly. While your Super Penetration Shovel does speed up some of the digging work, all that shoveling often leaves you entire body aching.  Maybe you’d want to trade it in for an ergonomic shovel from Bosse Tools. Using regular shovels force you to pronate your wrist, essentially twisting your [...]

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  • Chill Bit Promises to Turn Beer Ice Cold In One Minute

    Chill Bit Promises to Turn Beer Ice Cold In One Minute

    Looking for a quick way to chill warm beer?  While fridges with the built-in “blast chiller” can do that while you’re at home, you’re all out of options when you’re drinking at a tailgate, camp or some other place without the creature comforts of your abode.   That is, until the Chill Bit came along. Based upon the principles of heat transfer that I didn’t know existed, the solution lets you turn warm beer into ice cold beer in as little [...]

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