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iSwimband Helps Prevent Kids From Drowning

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According to the CDC, “from 2005-2009, there were an average of 3,533 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day.” That’s much too large a number, and if the iSwimband pictured above can help bring it down even just a bit, we’re all for it. This device basically alerts you when it senses that one of your children could be in danger of drowning. There are two models: one is for swimmers and is worn around the head, the other is a wristband for younger kids and those who don’t swim yet. The swimmer’s headband lets kids go in the water, but will alert you on your phone if it senses its been under water for too long. The non-swimmer’s wristband however will immediately ping you if it gets wet. This way you can step away from the pool for a couple of minutes, or read that book, without having to worry that your kid will disobey you and actually get in the water like you told him not to. It’s $99 for a set including the app, and two sensors.

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The Case For Electronic Cigarettes

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The following article is brought to you by 21st Century Smoke. -Ed.

If you’re a longtime smoker, you’re probably already aware of all of the downsides to smoking. Aside from health concerns, smoking cigarettes is an expensive proposition, and the social downsides of being a smoker are many. Not only is there a severe lack of areas to legally smoke; smokers are stuck with smelly clothes, cars, and homes, and have less disposable income than a nonsmoker. Since the primary aim of smoking is delivering nicotine to your system, switching to a product like 21st Century Smoke e-cigs or liquid vaporizer pens can help solve these problems. Let’s break down the advantages to e-cigarettes versus traditional cigarettes.

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Selfie Toaster: Eat Your Face

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Fancy spreading some jam on your mug and eating your face every day? Sounds a bit crazy but that’s what you’ll be doing if you get one of these custom toasters from the Vermont Novelty Toaster Corp. The Selfie Toaster is essentially that: a toaster that lets you toast an imprint of your face onto every slice of bread you pop into it.

All you have to do is upload your selfie and fork over 75 bucks. Vermont will then use Photoshop and a CNC plasma cutter to “transfer” your face from the photo onto a metal plate, which is then fitted into the toaster.

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Deal Of The Day: 38% On iZZi Slim, The 4 Lens-In-One Ultimate Photo Kit

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The slow death of the point-and-shoot in favour of the convenience of the cellphone camera means that a vibrant ecosystem of accessories always seems welcoming to yet another entrant. You’ve seen the detachable iPhone lenses that allow you to take macro, fisheye, macro and wide-angle shots, but you’ve likely not often seen them done in the way that iZZi Slim does it. This iPhone 5/5S case features a rotating wheel with lenses attached, which means you can quickly switch from one lens to another. This is convenient, because you don’t have to fish around your accessory bag while the shot you want to take vanishes. The lenses are a Fisheye lens, a 2x Telephoto Lens, a Macro Lens, and a Wide-Angle Lens. Normally costing $155, it’s $95 today.

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Diablo Night Light Shines Bright to You a Fright

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Most people get a night light so they can see better in the dark without blinding themselves with sudden brightness in the middle of the night. They do not get one to scare the crap out of themselves. However, that’s what this Diablo night light will most likely do to them if they come face-to-face with it while they’re on their way to the toilet.

Even fans will get the occasional scare when they wake up and forget that they chose the uber-cool but scary night light, especially in their sleepy state.

Think you can take it? The Diablo night light is available online for about $20.

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1-Hour Photo App Makes You Wait For Your Selfies

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In this day and age, it’s all about instant gratification. From same-day delivery and courier service to instant messaging and email, you can now get what you want in as little time possible. Digital photography is another example. When people had to use film, pictures were shot few and far in between because film costs money, and it costs more money to get the roll developed. That’s in contrast to today, where people snap away whenever and wherever as their memory cards allow.

Changing the pace is the 1-Hour Photo app, which, as the name suggests, lets you view the photo that you’ve taken after one hour has passed. A black-and-white film emulation is applied to the photo, enhancing it and giving it that old-world feel. What the app aims to do, though, is keeping those moments special, without the distraction of reviewing photos as they’re being taken.

By the time people check out the shots, the moment will have been a memory, albeit one captured beautifully. You can download 1-Hour Photo on iTunes for free.

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French Keys: Magnetic Tongue Key Holder

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If you’re losing or misplacing your keys all the time, then you might consider getting the Magnetic Tongue Key Holder. It’s a unique key holder with a playful and eye-catching design, featuring none other than one of the most frequently used muscles of the human body: the tongue.

Just fasten it on the wall by the door or close to where you normally set down your things. The tongue has built-in magnets so you can just stick your key ring on it and go on your merry way. The tongue is molded from ABS plastic and can hold up to 15 keys. It retails for $12.90 online.

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You’ve Got Time On Your Hands: Ritot Projection Watch

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Why sport a plain, old, boring analog watch when you get can something like the Ritot? Instead of reading the time on its face or having it displayed on a digital display, the Ritot projects the current time on the back of your hand. It’s kind of like what those people from that movie called In Time had, only it displayed the amount of time they had left to live rather than the current time of day.

With the Ritot, you also don’t have to worry about people getting into your personal space anymore when they’re asking you for the time. Simply stretch your hand out and let them check it for itself. Aside from the time, Ritot also gives you access to your text messages, called ID, Facebook feed, Twitter updates, and many others.

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Happy Poo Happily Takes the Place of Your Plunger

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It happens every so often to each and every human being around the planet. After taking a particularly large (and satisfying) dump, the toilet decides that it’s way too big for it to handle and before you know it, the entire thing is clogged. If you’re not a huge fan of the plunger–I mean, who is?–then here’s an alternative for you: the Happy Poo.

It’s a disposable seat cover of sorts that attempts to let you “re-flush” the toilet when it’s clogged without having to use a plunger. Just peel it off from the protective backing, make sure it’s attached all around to the seat, flushed, and press down.

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