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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Silicone Power Glove For All Your Baking Needs

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Remember the Power Glove from Nintendo? No? Then you’ll have no use for this. For anyone else with a bit of nostalgia, the above Indiegogo project should help you bake cakes while reliving potentially embarrassing moments of your childhood. A $39 pledge will put you in line for one, but considering how far from their goal they are right now, this might all be a pipe dream in the end.

Pipe dream… get it? Because Mario? Nintendo?… No?

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MacGuyver Tool Is More Puzzle Than Useful

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That’s sort of the point of a MacGuyver Toolkit though, isn’t it? Of course this one isn’t called “MacGuyver Toolkit” for trademark reasons, but calling a little tin box containing seemingly unrelated and potentially useless things an ‘Action Hero Toolkit’ isn’t fooling anyone. You’ll probably spend more time trying to figure out how to use the items than doing anything useful with them, but that’s half the fun in this. So what does $10 buy you?

Bobby Pin – Pick locks or keep your mullet funky fresh with this heroic hair product.

Strike-Anywhere Match – Seven second campfire.

Rubber Band – Bazinga!

Bubble Gum – Not just for chewing.

Birthday Candle – Suitable for a “Happy Birthday MacGyver” cupcake. Or slow burning fuse.

Paper Clip – TPS reports should be stapled. Bombs should be defused with a paper clip.

Shoelace – Makeshift handcuffs. Makeshift shoe binder.

1¢ Stamp – Cover your laptop webcam to protect yourself from the NSA. Or send a postcard in 1873.

Duct Tape – Exactly as strong as MacGyver’s jawline.

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Fellowes’ AutoMax Paper Shredder Is A Truly Hands-Free Experience

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fellowes, Inc. . All opinions are 100% mine.

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Fellowes invented the personal paper shredder back in 1990, and have been innovating with new models and new features ever since.  We even reviewed one of their devices two years ago. Now the company has announced their latest innovation: the Fellowes AutoMax series of shredders, like the 500C and the 300C.  These are truly hands-free, auto-feed shredders that pretty much do all the work for you.  You simply have to drop your pile of papers, DVDs, CDs, paper clips, and other shreddables into the drawer and walk away.  A patented system of rotating paddles (SureFeed Technology) ensures that everything gets fed into the cross-cutting mechanism and gets turned into unrecognizable bits. No more standing around the machine, wasting company time and money.

The 500C has a 20 gallon bin, while the 300C can handle up to 16 gallons, which is large enough to ensure you don't have to keep coming back to refill it every two seconds. Also, a feature called JamGuard System prevents paper jams, which is an essential ability for a device that claims to be completely hands-free; after all what's the point of being able to walk away, if you keep having to come back?

There's even a feature called SmartLock that prevents anyone else from opening the drawer until that batch is completely shredded. This is to stop someone else from accessing your private documents after you've inserted them in (and walked away). Couple all these features with other innovations like SafeSense, which immediately halts shredding if your hand or fingers touch the paper opening, and you've got yourself some groundbreaking machines in the personal shredding space.  To find out more about these devices, follow the link below.

Fellowes AutoMax

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The Best Patty Ever: Cat Burger Pillow

Cat Burger Pillow

A comfortable cat is a happy cat, and nothing is more comfortable than the Cat Burger Pillow. As the name implies, it’s a pillow for cats in the shape of really fat and really plushy burger buns. Just open it up and sandwich your cat in between when it’s nap time. She might resist it at first, but she’ll love it for you in the end.

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Look Closer: This Parrot is Actually a Woman

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Not everything is at it seems. The title of this post isn’t meant to fool you, but unless you’ve got a really sharp eye, then you probably think you’ve been had because the picture is clearly that of a bird, not a woman–or is it?

It honestly took me a few minutes and several double-takes before I saw her. It’s so seamless that it’s easy to un-see even when you’ve already seen her. This work of impressive body painting art was done by artist Johannes Stoette, who’s eye for detail is truly something else. If you still haven’t spotted her, here’s a hint: check out the parrot’s tail first.

VIA [ Geekologie ]

Must Have or Pass? LG Smart Light Bulb

LG Smart Light Bulb

There seems to be no shortage of “smart” gadgets and accessories, with the latest one being LG’s smart light bulb. Called the Smart Lamp, the 10W-LED bulb gives regular bulbs a run for their money. It connects via Bluetooth and WiFi to both Android and iOS devices so the user can tweak illumination without having to fiddle with the switch. It also comes with a light-based alarm clock and a security mode which lights it up to make it seem like someone’s home.

The Smart Lamp can also be programmed to flash whenever you get a phone call or set to pulse with the beat of the songs you’re listening to, if you’re on Android. The smart bulb is available in Korea 35,000 won ($32). No word yet on its release in the US.

VIA [ Engadget ]

Rungu Fat Trike is Perfect For Loose Terrain

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Not all trikes are created equal. If you’re looking for a trike where you can get to places with least difficulty–at least, when you’re on loose terrain like sand–then the Rungu fat trikes might be what you’re looking for. Rungu was developed by a father-and-son team who experienced first-hand how difficult it can be to traverse on sandy paths on typical trikes, especially if you’re carrying something large or heavy, like a surfboard.

Two designs are available: the Juggernaut, which comes built with three fat 26 x 4.7-inch tires, and the Kilimanjarom which has the fat tire at the back and skinnier 29 x 2.5-inch tires in the front.Continue Reading

Carbon Solar Watch Can Charge Your Battery On the Go

Energy Bionics Watch

Power banks come in handy when you need to recharge your device and are nowhere near a power outlet. Phone cases with built-in battery packs are another option, but they’re limited in availability to certain models only. An alternative to these is the Carbon solar watch by Energy Bionics.

Aside from being a classic-looking timepiece, it also functions as a backup power source for your smartphone or mobile devices that charge via a microUSB port.Continue Reading

Functional Fashion: Flask Bracelet

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It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the day. If you can’t be bothered to tote a water bottle in your bag at all times, then what about wearing one around your wrist? The Flask Bracelet was designed with women in mind, but brave dudes can sport one if they don’t mind the inevitable teasing that’ll come from colleagues who’ll wonder why in the world they’re sporting this huge bangle on their wrists.

Designed by Cynthia Rowley, the Flask Bracelet is exactly what it’s name says it is: it’s a bracelet that doubles as a flask and vice versa. It can hold up to 3oz of your beverage of choice, be it water, juice, or beer. Granted, it’ll probably give you sore wrists at the end of the day if you fill it up to full capacity. Is the added convenience worth the pain? You decide.

The Flask Bracelet is available online for $225.

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