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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Calling Chocoholics Anonymous: Now You Can Drink Chocolate Stout from this Chocolate Glass

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Beer and chocolate make for a surprisingly delicious combination. It might not sound very appealing, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Because once you have, I swear, you’ll be coming back for more. Japanese brewery Sankt Gallen is well aware of this, since they’ve been producing chocolate flavored stout for a while now.

However, they’ve decided to take things a notch further by offering a set that includes a bottle of their best-selling chocolate stout and an edible chocolate glass. Beer and chocolate aficionados are supposed to pour the stout into the glass and enjoy the flavorful drink while taking a few bites of chocolate in between.

Rocket News 24 asserts that the glass could counteract the bitterness of the “ultra-dark beer’ which was brewed “with over twice the ingredients of your average dark beer including roasted ‘chocolate malt.'”

VIA [ Food Beast ]

Carbon Fiber Flask Is Infused With Extra Manly

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Oakley has teamed up with Scotch maker The Macallan to create the flask you see above.

Made with food-grade steel, carbon fiber and aerospace-grade aluminum, The Flask is more than a vessel; it’s a statement. By blending Oakley’s military and industrial design overtones with the subtle flavors and aromas of The Macallan’s world-class single malt whisky, The Flask is showpiece with complete utility.

A rubberized bottom for non-skid grip and a small rectangular air vent on the side of the funnel to allow for ventilation prove that this vessel is made to be used, shared and enjoyed. The Flask’s cap is double sprung to allow for effortless drinking, so it maintains an appropriate distance from the mouthpiece when in use for optimum enjoyment and allows for smooth open and close action. Its machined aluminum funnel, designed to securely thread into the mouthpiece, reduces the chance of spillage.

That’s some serious flask, with a serious price tag. In the UK and the rest of the world, the limited edition 100 units will sell for $900. But if you have the fortune/misfortune of living in the USA, you’re going to have to shell out $1,500 for this. Granted, that sum also buys you a whole set that includes a bottle of oak-aged, 22 year-old The Macallan scotch.

And if you had any doubts about the testosterone infused marketing angle the companies are going for, just hit the jump to watch a hot-rod and supercar filled commercial where The Flask is torture tested in what looks like an abandoned airstrip.

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Leaf Shaped Silicone Pocket Cup Professes Your Love For The Planet

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Disposable cups at the water cooler getting you down? You feel we’re kicking the planet in the nads every time we throw something away that we could be recycling? There’s a solution. Simply ignore the carbon footprint that it takes to create something like the above leaf-shaped silicone Pocket Cup and pat yourself on the back for doing something for the planet. And if carrying around a cup in your pocket has you worried about germs, just run it under some boiling water to sterilize it now and then.

$12.

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Lasso Slippers Pack Flat, Assemble In Seconds

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A little bit of ingenuity goes a long way to making us want to part from our money. In this case we have the above slippers, called Lasso, which are made from one piece of wool felt with a leather sole and can be packed completely flat. But run the laces through the holes and as you do so, the slippers take shape. It’s fun, quirky, and if we ever wore slippers around the office, we’d be all over these. But no, it’s barefoot at the OhGizmo! headquarters.

A £27 (about $40) pre-order on the fully funded Kickstarter campaign will buy you a pair, and yes that’s a lot for slippers, but at least you get to pick the color of your laces. Also, cool slippers, bro.

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Sometimes You Just Need To Print A Good Sign

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The following article is sponsored by Signazon.

When it comes to printing stuff, most of us are happy enough to let ourselves be gouged by the desktop printer ink racket. These printers do a decent enough job most of the time, but they don’t cut the mustard if you need a professional looking sign. You then have a choice: go to the local print shop, or get online signs. Signazon is a company based in Dallas, TX and Boston, MA but who delivers nationwide. Unlike a lot of other similar outfits, they offer custom size signs, as opposed to letting you choose from a bunch of presets. That’s cool if you’re looking to accommodate a specific need, and can save you a lot of headaches down the line. They have a full interface online with which you can design your signs, and they specialize in 1440 DPI, full-color digital printing.

Don’t Go To The Mirror, Let The Mirror Come To You

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You gotta love first world problems. Oh, you’re annoyed you have to lean over the sink to get close enough to the mirror and pop that pimple? Cool story, bro. Here, have a solution you absolutely don’t need for the problem you just invented, you lazy bastard, you! But hey, if there’s money to be made, someone somewhere will try to sell it. The Miior is a bathroom mirror that’s mounted on a extending scissor arm, much like the smaller side mirrors some restroom mirrors have, only this time the whole thing moves forward. Pull on it, and it’s pressed up against your face, right where you want it so you can examine the pores on your forehead with greater efficiency.

We’re not fond of it, to be honest, because really, what’s wrong with bending forward? But you never know, maybe we’re just too unrefined or something. We don’t know how much it costs, but we can tell you it comes in three shapes and they’ve got built-in diffused LED lighting.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

It’s Never Too Early To Start Your Progeny On Star Wars Indoctrination

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Every geek worth his salt has a healthy dose of appreciation for the Star Wars franchise. Maybe not for all the movies (Phantom Menace? Really?), but rare is the geek over a certain age who hasn’t wanted to pilot an X-Wing Starfighter or wondered what it would be like to cut someone’s arm off with a lightsaber. But notice how we said “over a certain age”? Like it or not, there’s an increasing chance that a child born in the last 10 years or so will be more into finding out what Justin Bieber is up to than wondering if he would make a good Jedi. Don’t let that happen! The above baby mobile is hand made by Etsy artist Sheep Creek Needlecraft and features a “Naboo Starfighter, Tie Fighter, X-Wing, Millenium Falcon, Star Destroyer, Republic Attack Gunship, 8 orange and white planets and 1 Death Star.” If you want more/less of anything, specify it in the order and prepare to wait 4 to 6 weeks to receive it. But that’s fine, because you’re going to order this just as soon as you find out the missus is prego, and then eagerly wait for it to arrive. That’s of course if you can stomach the $380 price tag…

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Dogsbutter: Because Dogs Want Peanut Butter, Too

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Dogs can eat regular human peanut butter, although in moderation. But if you want to give your canine best friend a treat without fear of causing allergies or making it sick, then give it peanut butter that’s especially formulated for dogs. Aptly called Dogsbutter, this creamy, peanut butter-flavored spread can be enjoyed slathered on your dog’s favorite biscuits or on your fingers.

Each jar is notably pricier than regular human peanut butter at $10, but if you love your dog as much as you love yourself, then price wouldn’t even be an issue.

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Attaching A Scooter To A Carry-On Bag? If That’s Not Genius, What Is?

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It’s been out for a bit, so bear with us. But having seen the Micro Luggage Scootcase for the first time only recently, we were duly impressed and decided to write about it anyway. It’s a hard-shell, cabin-sized luggage with a built-in kickboard scooter! Running late to catch your next flight? Deploy the scooter, roll past everyone and arrive at your gate on time without even breaking a sweat. It’s genius.

It was developed by Micro, a Dutch scooter company, in conjunction with Samsonite over a period of 3 years (no word on why it would take 3 years to develop something like this), so you know you’re not getting some cheap piece of garbage. The scooter is non-detachable so if some overzealous TSA agent takes a power-trippy objection to it, you may have some problem. But we don’t think there’s any regulation against scooters in airports, is there? Better be sure, because as cool as this is, it’s not cheap: €299, or about $390.

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