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Top Office Accessories for the Coolest Workspace

Every weekday, our friends at Faveable compile a list of awesome gadgets and gear that men would love to discover.

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Tired of all the boring stuff you have got lying around on your work desk? You might want to check out this list of cool office accessories to bring the fun back. Shortlisted products include regular every-day items with a much-needed twist – for example a pen shaped like a butterfly knife. If this doesn’t spark any interest, how about an armrest to relieve the pressure on your wrist? Featured image above is of Mustard Retro Calculator sporting vintage recording equipment artwork. Hit the link below to see the entire list.

Check out: Want the Coolest Office? Trick Out Your Workspace with One of These

Darth Vader Outdoor Wood Stove Lets You Join The Smoky Side…

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As a writer, it’s nearly impossible to resist the temptation to make Star Wars puns when writing Star Wars related headlines. Our apologies for that. But, unnecessary apologies aside, it’s a pretty cool project you’re looking at. Instructables user “doddieszoomer” took an old bottle of propane, a grinder, a welder and a marker, and created a wood burning stove that would look great in anyone’s backyard. The Instructables link below gives you a step by step, and it looks like the kind of thing easily accomplished in an afternoon by any moderately capable handyman.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Lap Mug Is Made To Rest On Your Lap

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The logistics of drinking coffee are pretty straightforward: find a flat surface and set your cup down. But for those long lazy sessions on the sofa, you might want to get the Lap Mug. It’s wedge shaped, which allows you to easily set it down between your legs. However the wedge angle isn’t so pronounced that you can’t set it down (tilted) on a table. Just don’t do that while the cup is too full.

It’s £10, or roughly $17.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ OddityMall ]

You Need One: ‘Doctor Who’ Sonic Screwdriver Bottle Opener

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When it’s not TARDIS, it’s the Sonic Screwdriver. These are two things you’ll find the Doctor constantly reaching for in times of need or whenever he feels like it. You won’t be able to get your own real-life time travel machine, but you can buy a replica of the king of all multitools that does one thing and one thing only: open your bottles of soda and beer.

Having a bottle opener that looks like the Doctor’s screwdriver might be a bit of an overkill, but it’s an awesome thing to behold that’ll make you the envy of your friends every time they come over for drinks. Plus, you can totally use it as a prop when you do cosplays or when you want to dress as the Doctor at a costume party.

The Sonic Screwdriver bottle opener retails for $24.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Food Beast ]

Deal Of The Day: 35% Off On XiStera XS Plus, The 8-In-1 Multitool For All Your iPhone Needs

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Think of the XiStera XS Plus as a swiss-army knife for the iPhone 5/5S. It does octuple duty as a:

Lens Adapter
Comes with a Fisheye, Macro, and wide angle lense
Dual Tripod Mount
Multi Position Stand
Capacitive Stylus
Ear Bud Wrap
Bottle Opener
Key Chain

It’s a small divide that fits in the palm of your hand, and which normally sells for $70. Today you can have it for $45.

[ 35% Off On XiStera XS Plus, The 8-In-1 Multitool For All Your iPhone Needs ]

Every Beer Pong Tournament Needs A Ball Washer

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If you’ve been to college and haven’t participated in any beer pong related shenanigans, you haven’t been to college. Like it or not, it’s a staple drinking game, but it is also one in dire need for a product like the The Clean Cup. Yes, many beer pong sessions involve a “wash cup” to remove the dirt, dust and crap that sticks to your wet ball every time it falls to the floor, but how effective is a simple dunk in the water? The Clean Cup goes a few steps further.

“Using a combination of a high pressure stream of water and bursts of air to ensure full cleaning coverage, the ball is then returned to the user, “floating” on a stream of air as if it was sitting in the regular wash cup. The entire cycle lasts only five seconds, perfect to get a good rinse in before your next turn.”

There’s a filter that removes the hairs, crumbs and other particles that normally remain floating in the wash cup, so that every rinse returns a fully clean ball. Granted, when you’re drunk you may not really care. But if you’re organizing an evening where you know people will play this, maybe getting a Clean Cup isn’t such a bad idea. You’ll have to pledge $60 to get your hands on one, which is a tall order given its marginal utility. Still, if you take the game seriously, it might be worth it.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Soto Pocket Torch Turns Any Regular Lighter Into Powerful Windproof Torch

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Did you know that that disposable lighter you bought for a couple bucks can actually be turned into a powerful, windproof torch capable of outputting a 2,300ºF flame. You just have to get the Soto Pocket Torch pictured above, and insert your disposable lighter in it. It won’t work with any lighter; they do have to be of a certain size and type, but it’s not brand specific. And at $20 for the device, it’s a really cheap way to light stuff on fire around the house.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Uncrate ]

Water Balloon Fights Will Never Be The Same

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There’s nothing quite as much fun as a water balloon fight on a hot summer day. But it’s safe to say that water balloon warfare is a field that’s seen relatively little technological innovation over the years. That’s about to end with the introduction of the “Bunch O’ Balloons” product. It’s a device that allows you to fill up 37 water balloons at once, using nothing but a garden hose. It unites the 37 balloon stems into one large stem which is then simply screwed onto the end of the hose. Open the faucet, fill them up, then just shake them loose; a special clamp automatically ties them shut as you shake so you don’t even need to tie them individually. At this rate, you’ll be able to fill about 100 a minute, which should be plenty fast enough to keep you armed through an entire afternoon.

The Kickstarter understandably blew right past its $10,000 goal, and is sitting at $537,000 at the time of writing. People are excited about this, and at $17 for a pack of 100, it won’t break the bank. Shipping is slated for September, however, so unless you live in a hot climate, you might not be able to get this in time for this summer.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ The Verge ]

Every Traveler Needs One: Travel Door Stop Alarm

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Traveling on a budget shouldn’t mean having to compromise your security. Unfortunately, going for the cheaper hotel sometimes means outdated locks or alarm systems. Although this isn’t always the case, it’s better to be safe than to be sorry, and that’s where this handy dandy travel door stop alarm comes in.

It’s a portable alarm that you can jam under the door for some extra security. If or when someone attempts to enter your room, it will emit a 120-db alarm to let you (and the whole building) know that there’s an intruder at the door.

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