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Category Archives: Household

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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Chain Chomp Lamp For The Super Mario Fan In Your Life

Remember World 1 on Super Mario 64? Bob-Omb Battlefield? Man, when I was a kid, I used to be so afraid of the Chain-Chomp that would jump at you and make that barking noise, those were the days.

Anyway, relive those memories with the Chain-Chomp desktop lamp. Its adjustable head will allow some degree of movement, though the chain itself doesn’t move as it’s welded steel. The lamp also has a 60 lumens LED, which’ll light up that last-minute homework with much more natural light than a traditional lamp. “Wow, I can really see my procrastination.”

The Chain Chomp Lamp is available for $50, and will begin shipping in mid-December.

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The Key Armory Has Keys Modeled After Famous Swords

If you’ve ever dreamed about owning your own house so that you could get a house key in the shape of the Legend of Zelda’s Master Sword or Kingdom Hearts’ Keyblade than…maybe you should aim higher. But, I suppose you’re in luck as now as that oddly-easily fulfilled dream can become an reality.

The Key Armory sells blank keys that look like you’re favorite video game swords. You have the ‘Hero’s Sword’ or the ‘Kingdom Key’ *wink wink*, as well as plenty of other great designs that will have you hiding your keys in embarrassment everytime you visit your family.

Some of the designs are great and they’re super cheap at only about $12 per blank key. Check them out.

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Tongue-in-Cheek Grammar Book is For The Grammar Nazi In Your Life

Tongue-in-cheek sounds like it’d leave a bad taste in your mouth.

We’ve all had those moments where we don’t know how to use proper grammar. Hell, I’d say every single semicolon I’ve ever used has been a complete shot-in-the-dark. But now there’s a book that’ll take your hand and guide you though the do’s and don’ts of grammar.

It’s called ‘Know Your S**t or Know You’re S**t’ and sure, you could get it for yourself to try and improve your grammar, but let’s be honest, this is the book that you get for that friend that won’t stop correcting you.

“Oh God Derek, I could care less about the new iPhone.”

“That means you do care, at least a little.”

The book is available on Amazon for $12, though you could always just find a new Derek.

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Get Up to 63% Off on Amazon Best Sellers: Anker Wireless Headphones, TaoTronics Soundbar, and VTech Kids Smartwatch

Anker Wireless Headphones

Work out with your favorite playlist with this Anker Wireless Headphones. It has a superior sound quality with a noise cancellation feature so you can focus on your routine. It’s water-resistant so there’s no worry about sweating with this one on. It lasts for 12.5 hours.

TaoTronics Soundbar

Chill while streaming your favorite movies or listening to your music at home with this TaoTronics Soundbar. This Amazon Best Seller features 4 full-range speakers and 2 passive radiators. It also facilitates wireless connection for an easy and clean set up.

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch

Equip your kids with this VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch and engage their imagination. The watch has fun games and activities for your kids and has a memory that can store your little one’s photos that he can capture using this very watch. It also has a calendar, calculator feature, and its display can be customized according to your liking.