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The Whisker Dam Protects Your ‘Stache From Dipping Into Your Suds

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It’s the little inventions that get us excited. Tiny doodads that can make a world of difference in some settings. Take the Whisker Dam for instance. It’s a metal object whose only purpose is to keep your moustache dry while you drink beer. This is a problem any self-respecting moustachioed man will know about: suds-infused hairs following a good sip of a properly poured beer. Well, the Whisker Dam attaches to almost any drinking vessel and creates a smaller opening through which your beer can flow, but which keeps your face adornments nice and dry.

The Whisker Dam is an easy to use solution for guarding your stache’ from the indulgent beverages one may consume. When it comes to moustache guards you will not find a more premium product. Made from 100% Copper, dressed with a timeless patina and coated with a non-toxic barrier, the Whisker Dam has been handcrafted to perfection.

Granted, you may also miss out on the head itself, which beer aficionados will tsk-tsk you for, but if all you want is to get some liquid cereal down your gullet without making a mess of your facial hair, we totally dig the $20 purchase.

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You’ll Actually Want To Explore The Snowy Outdoors In The Equinox Snowcoach

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Snowmobiles are a great way to explore the countryside in the middle of winter. There’s something magical about being in a forest, surrounded by a sea of whitened trees. But the glacial, tear-jerking winds that you’re subjected to atop these vehicles has kept many from even trying. Well, you might be able to convince them to join you on your next adventure if you get yourself the Equinox Snowcoach. It attaches to the back of your snowmobile, and offers protection from the wind for up to two people. A high performance gas shock suspension, and seat belts, ensure your loved ones are safe and comfortable riding behind you. There are even brake/running lights so that no one riding behind you crashes into you as you slow down. It’s $2,000 and worth every penny if you ask us.

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Zano Drone Follows You For A Fraction Of The Price

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A while ago we wrote about The Airdog, a somewhat heavy-duty drone whose distinguishing feature was that it could follow you around, filming you, while you did whatever stunts you wanted. It was, and is, a great idea, but the AirDog was expensive at $1,200 or so. Now we have news of the Zano drone, which purports to do much the same thing. Granted, this is a palm-sized device that may not offer the same kind of stability or robustness as the AirDog, but at $335 (£215) it’s hard to dismiss. The Zano tethers to your phone through WiFi and can fly itself. Press ‘hold’ and it stays in place, filming you in 720p from as far as 30 meters away. Press the Follow button, and it finds a way to keep the set distance between itself and you, while trying to keep you in the frame. IR sensors all around the drone make sure that it doesn’t run into any obstacles while it’s filming. When you’re done, a press of yet another button will cause it to return to base, for you to easily retrieve it.

There are several more features on this drone, such as a customizable 8X8 LED panel on the front, but we won’t list them all. Check out their fully funded Kickstarter for more details. A pledge will get you a drone by June of 2015.

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Childhood Dream Come True: Design Your Own Superhero Comic Book

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There’s no denying that super heroes are super cool. However, nothing beats having something– or someone — that’s truly your own, though. So if you’ve been longing for a super hero to call your own, then it’s time to design your own superhero by getting this kit. It contains everything you’ll need to create your own custom comic book, including: cardboard stencils, a blank comic book, an activity book, tracing sheets, and project activity sheets.

You’ll get tips on how to layout and story-board your comic, among other things. As for the characters and storyline– well, I leave that up to you. The Design Your Own Superhero Comic Book kit is available online for £9.99 (about $16.)

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These Shoes Have A Hidden Whisky Compartment

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We’re having trouble coming up with scenarios where you might be tempted to wear $500 leather shoes, while simultaneously smuggling a tiny bottle of Johnny Walker scotch. A funeral, maybe? An upper-crust tee-totaler’s box social? We don’t know, and yet there you have it: the Johnnie Tan Leather Brogue, an Italian made, custom-embroidered shoe with an almost-hidden booze compartment.

The limited edition Johnnie Walker Oliver Sweeney Brogue is a footwear first that brings together style, design and flair. The iconic Oxford Style Brogue features a reworked crank to accommodate a Johnnie Walker Red Label miniature in the heel, custom-embroidery, a striding man tattoo, red suede lining in the heel compartment and a transparent top piece to reveal the whisky from below. A sophisticated and progressive alternative to a classic, the Johnnie Walker Oliver Sweeney Brogue will make sure you boldly keep walking.

It’s actually $489 for the shoe, so not quite $500.

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The Hottest Cold One: Sriracha Hot Sauce Flavored Beer

Sriracha Hot Sauce Flavored Beer A beer that’s hot and cold at the same time? Well, that’s got to be Rogue Brewery’s Sriracha Stout. Hot on the heels of bacon, it seems like people are adding Sriracha to all sorts of stuff where it normally shouldn’t be– Sriracha cookies, Sriracha salt, and Sriracha chocolate, for instance. And now, there’s Sriracha beer.

ROGUE Sriracha Hot Stout Beer, made from Huy Fong original hot chili sauce and sun ripened Rogue Farms ingredients, is ready to drink with soups, sauces, pasta, pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, chow mein, or anything you’d like to wash down with a spicy kick.

You should probably go for something else if you want to sit back and relax while sipping your booze instead of running around the house, looking for some milk to neutralize the spiciness.

A bottle of Rogue Sriracha beer costs $13.

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Foldio 2 Lets You Take Studio-Quality Pics on the Go

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These days, the image quality that you can get with some smartphones can rival those of images taken with an actual camera. That said, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that people use smartphones to take pictures of stuff they’re featuring on their blog or selling online. The Orange Monkie team knows this, which prompted them to come up with the Foldio last year.

This time, they’re back with Foldio 2– an upgraded version of the mobile studio that’s twice the size of its predecessor. It comes with three backdrops and is lit by dual LED strips which provide more-than-adequate lighting for your shoot.

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This Useless Box is Utterly Useless

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What’s in a name? Well, in the case of the Useless Box, everything, because its name basically gives it away. This fancy-looking box with the regal feel is nothing more than junk, given the fact that it’s useless. It makes the perfect gift for your sworn enemy and for people you feel like pranking this season because despite appearances, the box exists to disappoint.

The moment you flick that switch to turn the box on, it automatically turns itself off, no matter how many times you try.

Captain Jules’s Useless Box is a very simple device. Inside the wooden box (with real metal accents) resides a bunch of gears and the latest in electricity-powered motors. Turn the switch on, and a bit of machinery will poke out and flip the switch off. That’s all the Captain Jules’s Useless Box does. But it’s enough of an oddity to make it right at home on your desk or bookshelf.

Would you shell out $40 for something so useless? ThinkGeek seems to think so.

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Have a Merry Phone-Charging Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Charger You probably won’t have much use for this when the holidays are over, but it’s awesome while the season lasts, anyway. The Merry Charger is a cable that doubles as a string of Christmas lights, making the mere act of charging your smartphone into something more festive than it actually is. Plug it into a charger, laptop, or power bank and watch the lights shine and twinkle while your device powers up.

You can still plug it in for the lights even when you don’t need to charge anything anymore. The Merry Charger is available online for $20.

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