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Category Archives: Household

Nothing Can Be More Festive Than This Ellen Ripley Ornament From Aliens

Sci-fi fans will love this Christmas ornament based on the phenomenal sequel to the original alien horror movie, Aliens. The ornament shows our lead protagonist from the movie (and certified badass) Ellen Ripley, as she suits up in the P-5000 Power Loader and prepares to take on the Queen Alien (a.k.a. “You Bitch”).

It comes from the Hallmark line of Christmas decorations, which previously gave us some other great looking ornaments based on pop-culture franchises such as, Star Wars, Disney and, most notably, A Christmas Story. Yea, we have some of those in my house.

The ornaments look great, and are known for the quality reproduction, and this one looks no different. The Ellen Ripley Power Loader ornament can be yours this Christmas and will run you a cool $20.

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Pre-Black Friday Sale: Dash Buttons, Status Audio Headphones, and Rollibot Vacuum Cleaner

Status Audio Closed Back Studio Monitor 

Audio professionals, you only deserve the best headphones to tackle your jobs. Here’s the Status Audio Closed Back Studio Monitor. It’s equipped with 50 mm drivers that deliver its premium sound quality. Ear pads are ergonomic so you can comfortably wear them all throughout long studio rehearsals. Plus, they’re foldable so you can keep it in your bag and not eat up much space. Get it for only $55 today.

Rollibot Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

This Rollibot Robotic Vacuum Cleaner not only sweeps, mops, and vacuums. It also sterilizes with UV and removes pet hair and allergens with its HEPA Filter. It’s the ultimate robot cleaner that will clean your home and protect the health of your family. It’s up for sale for only $144 today.

Dash Button

Fond of Dash buttons? They make your life easier and today’s a good day to get more for other products. A lot of Dash buttons are on sale today for only $2.49 a piece. Those on sale are Dash buttons for Tide, Charmin, Pampers, Keurig, Kleenex, Ziploc, and more.

This Lego Shaped Mug and Storage Container is More Form Than Function And That’s Okay

If you’re tired of boring round mugs, and let’s be honest who isn’t, than maybe it’s time to step up your coffee game with some mugs that are cube shaped and designed to fit in a Lego shaped storage container.

The blocks are interlockable, like regular Legos, and can be stacked into all sorts of crazy arrangements. Heck, I bet if you buy enough, you can build a spaceship, or a boat, or even a building, just think about all the caffeinated possibilities.

They come in a variety of different colors, and don’t worry they are dishwasher and microwave safe, though they’re probably not hammer safe, so use caution if you’re juggling hammers or whatever you do in your free time.

Each mug and block will cost $17.15, so like regular Legos, you better have deep pockets if you want to build anything better than a odd-shaped box.

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This 2018 Bubble Wrap Calendar Will Make Next Year Really Pop!

So, the year is coming to an end soon. It sure has been a great one. Well, maybe not great, but hey at least it wasn’t boring. But of course, you’ll need a new calendar soon and what better way to relax in the coming year than with a bubble wrap calendar.

It works like any regular calendar, January goes first, and December is last; but this one let’s you pop your days away, which is way more fun than crossing them out with a marker.

Of course, the only issue would be resisting the urge to pop more than one day at a time. You could spend a minute popping blindly and accidentally end up erasing August. But then again, the year will fly by so fast anyway, and then before you know it, 2019 is ending, then 2020, then 2021, 2030, 2050, and then…death.

….$25 on Amazon.

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You Can Now Buy Star Wars IV’s Opening Crawl As A Floor Runner

IT IS A PERIOD OF CIVIL WAR…and so on.

If you’re the type of person whose man-cave is already decked out wall-to-wall in sci-fi movie posters, and shelves storing your valued collectibles, than maybe it’s time to work on that bare wood floor. Think about all that valuable space that’s just sitting there, not yet geekified.

Well, you can kiss your worries away with the Star Wars: Title Crawl Floor Runner. It’s like any other floor runner, but this one will let everyone know where you stand on the issue of “Who shot first?”.  Its comes in at 26″ wide x 77″ long, is made from Polyester Pile.

It’s available for $40 from ThinkGeek, and personally, I think it would look really cool in anyone’s collection of Star Wars memorabilia.

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The Grilled Cheese Toaster is Either Dumb or Brilliant

Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought grilled cheese was among the easiest things to cook.

The TCS2 Grilled Cheese Sandwich Toaster is (what else?) a toaster designed to make two perfect grilled cheeses at a time. Just slip in your sandwiches and let it cook. What do you want me to say? It’s a toaster, you know how toasters work.

While I’m sure this thing gets a consistent heat and good bread-to-cheese pressure, it’s missing one thing…butter. Isn’t it the smearing of butter on the bread before grilling it, what makes a grilled cheese great? Sure, you could toast two pieces of bread in your toaster oven with some cheese slices on top, but then it’ll be all dry and crunchy, and I really feel like that’s something only a psychopath would do.

See, that’s what you get with me, honesty. I’m not afraid to soil your grilled cheese dreams, because I love you.

It’s available for $25, so you’re not exactly taking a huge risk. But all I’m saying is people who enjoy butter-less grilled cheeses should be put on a list and watched.

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BoxLock is a Better Solution Than Amazon Key, But I Have An Even Better Idea

So Amazon Key sounds like fun, right? I mean, even lawyers are getting in on the fun times being had over at Amazon. But there’s a better solution than giving a delivery driver temporary access to your house.

It’s called the BoxLock and it’s a smart padlock that allows delivery drivers to safety store your packages without giving them freedom to scope out your valuables, depending on how much you value your garden gnomes. The padlock only opens when it’s used to scan the barcode of the arriving package, then it’ll open and give access to whatever storage box you want the delivery guy to use.

It’s on Kickstarter now for $129, and while it’s better than putting your faith in Amazon Key, I think I have an easier (and cheaper) solution.

Just leave an open padlock attached to the storage trunk and tell the delivery guy to lock it once he puts the packages in. Packages are safe, no one else has access. Genius, right? It’s almost like package delivery isn’t rocket science.

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B.E. is A Powered Brush That Uses No Electricity With One Major Flaw

Look, I know that powering your toothbrush is a problem that has never crossed your mind, but stick with me here and I’ll get us through this. I’ll crack some jokes, it’ll be great.

Imagine a toothbrush with a rotating head for a deeper clean, that never uses electricity. Sounds too amazing to be true? Well, don’t call me a liar, and check out the B.E. toothbrush. It’s a powered toothbrush that converts kinetic energy to its brushing head to become a powered brush.

You power it by rotating the base dial of the unit, which stores the wound-up energy and converts it into its rotating brush head. Just like a wind-up toy car! Simply rotate the dial before each use and the B.E. brush gives you 2 minutes of teeth-cleaning action. You can even switch off the mechanism and save that kinetic energy for its next use, like rollover minutes for your cellphone.

One thing to note is that the mechanism can only support up to 120g of force against it, which sounds rather light to be honest. They sort-of promote it as a feature to stop you from brushing too hard, but’s its more likely a limitation of the mechanism. So press just a bit too hard and the brush won’t move. Honestly, that’s kind of deal breaker when you’re talking about a $99 toothbrush.

Anyway, it’s available on Kickstarter starting at $49 for the early birds, and moving up to $89 and $99 for everyone else. Though this is one campaign that has limited availability on all tiers.

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