For behind the scenes pictures, stories and special contests, follow us on Facebook!
Subscribe:

BioLite CookStove Turbocharges Your Outdoors Cooking, Uses Almost Anything As Fuel

BioLite-CookStove

There are many ways you can get heat when camping, whether it’s by starting a campfire, using propane canisters, or in a more modern touch, by packing the BioLite CookStove. It uses a battery and a fan to essentially turbocharge the combustion process, allowing you to throw in almost any combustible element you find in your surroundings: twigs, leaves, pinecones, dry grass, etc. The fan provides four speeds, which adjust the flame’s intensity and make it dead simple to cook your meals, boil your water, and bring a little bit of civilization with you while away from the city bustle. It’s not a completely off-grid solution since the battery will eventually run out, but you do get a good 30 hours of cooking time, which should get you through a few days outdoors. At $100, it’s a must-have for outdoors enthusiasts.

CookStove_4_large

[ Product Page ]

Wear The Planets On Your Fingers

planetary-rings-1

There seems to be a tiny market for planet-themed items. We’ve written about Planetary Christmas tree ornaments and Planetary Glasses, and they’ve all been well received. Now we come across these Solar System Rings by Etsy seller JewelryThreeSnails. They feature each of our solar system’s planets, though we’re not sure about Pluto’s status anymore. It’s not really a planet, right? In any case, they’re not expensive, made from silver with an enamel, and will set you back $14 a piece or $129 for the set of 9.

planetary-rings-2

Continue Reading

The Dog Mop That Looks Like A Mop Dog

All-Three

The Komondor dogs are those little canines with the long hair that look like mops on four legs. They’re cute and they make you wonder if they could ever come in handy at home, picking up dust and little items so you don’t have to. But who are we kidding, they don’t do squat. You can however now fulfill that bizarre fantasy with these novelty mops that look just like the dogs. They are detachable mop heads that basically just spruce up your regular mop, cost 2,700 Yen (about $23) and come in three different colors.

Mop

Continue Reading

Deal Of The Day: 28% Off On EOS Titanium 2.0 Wallet (Flame Treated)

EOS-wallet-1

Look, you’re going to need a new wallet at some point. You might even need one now, and the EOS Titanium 2.0 Wallet (Flame Treated) stands out from the rest for its flame treated Titanium appearance, as well as a host of other features.

Get the simplicity of a dual-plate wallet, the functionality of a money clip, and the style of Grade5 titanium with this best-selling wallet. CNC machined and designed with six O-rings to prevent any bill or card from slipping through, the Titanium 2.0 Wallet covers all its bases. Easily fan open the contents to select what you need, and use the thumb slot as a bottle opener when what you really need is a cold one.

– Stores up to 25 cards, 20 cards & 20 bills, or 60 bills
– Flame treated for a unique, natural appearance
– Includes a thumb slot/bottle opener
– Provides easy access to contents
– CNC machined from titanium
– Constructed in the O-ring style (2 plates & 6 O-rings)
– Includes a Fulcrum titanium money clip
– Keeps contents secure

Normally $105, it’s $74.99 after today’s rebate.

EOS-wallet-2

[ Get The EOS Titanium 2.0 Wallet (Flame Treated) ]

Egg Ninjas Make Handling Hard Boiled Eggs Easier

1-312

Look, it’s not like this is a serious problem in the kitchen, but handling recently boiled eggs does require a little bit of finesse. That’s why the Egg Ninjas were created. Stick an egg in the silicone suction cup, leave the ring tag outside the boiling water pot and when it’s ready, just pull it out. You can then set it down on a table as shown in the picture, to let it cool. As it does so, your quests will giggle a little at your egg ninjas, then they’ll get bored of the novelty and just eat the darn thing. But at $13, it’s an inexpensive way to add a little bit of whimsy to your breakfast.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ thatsNerdALicious ]

Behold the Lazareth LM 847, A 470 hp Quad-Wheel Motorcycle With A Maserati Engine

lazareth-lm847-tilting-quad-motorcycle-12

Don’t go looking for this bike in your local motorcycle showroom; the Lazareth LM 847 is a one-off creation from Ludovic Lazareth, and if it ever sees a production line, we’ll be impressed. The fact that it mostly can’t be bought doesn’t stop us from being both shocked and awed at what he’s done. This beast features four single-sided swingarms, rim-mounted brakes, dual hub-centre steering and most importantly, a 4.7-liter Maserati V8 engine cranking out a ridiculous 470 horses. The tail end comes from a Ducati Panigale, and the transversely mounted rear shock is TFX, a shock absorber that looks like it’ll absorb bumps on the road just as efficiently as it’ll prevent both wheels from moving relative to one another, a potentially questionable design choice. But hey, when you’re Frankensteining a beast of this caliber, you’re clearly going for the kitchen sink approach rather than crafting a finely engineered riding machine.

lazareth-lm847-tilting-quad-motorcycle-5

Continue Reading

The Biem Butter Sprayer Turns A Hard Stick Of Butter Into Sprayable Delicious

biem-butter-2

Look, if there’s butter on it, it’s better. This is a fact of life. But it’s also a fact that butter will clog your arteries, and fatten your waistline if eaten in excess. With the Biem Butter Sprayer you can add the flavour without pouring on the calories. It takes a hard stick of butter, and lets you spray it on your foods. Sensors detect when you’ve picked the device up, which fires up the heating element to 95F, instantly melting the dairy goodness. A gentle air pump then sprays out the liquid onto whatever it is you want to enhance. You can use any butter you normally use, and the thing doesn’t melt the entire stick, just the part you need to get some spraying action on. What comes out is cool to the touch, and there are no chemical propellants used at all. It’s a $99 pledge to get your own, with delivery in September if the Kickstarter fully funds.

biem-butter-1

[ Project Page ]

That’s What We’ve Always Wanted: Sleeping Outdoors In a Giant Clear Bubble

inflatable-bubble-tents-1

Screw privacy, we want to be outdoors with a clear view of the sky, but with none of those pesky insects and, you know, pests that lurk outdoors. We want to feel just as comfortable as we do inside, minus the heating, minus the privacy, minus the plumbing, and safety. But behold the night sky! The HolleywebTM Inflatable Bubble Tent House Dome Outdoor Clear Show Room with 1 Tunnel for Camping for Photo (that’s the product name, folks) is an inflatable bubble tent made from PVC with double and quadruple stitching to make sure the thing hods together. Of course if you want it to stay inflated, you’ll have to keep a positive air pressure inside at all times, so there’s the noise of the blower to keep you company as you attempt to sleep.

And for this piece of must-have outdoors lodging, you’ll be expected to pay around $1,600.

inflatable-bubble-tents-2

Continue Reading

OhGizmo! Review: The ZUS Car Charger & Car Locator

Screen Shot 2016-03-01 at 4.40.21 PM

You would think car chargers are a dime a dozen, but it turns out some of them stand out from the rest of the crop due to their design and features. We’ve been playing around with the ZUS Car Charger & Car Locator for the last couple of weeks, and we’d like to spend a minute talking about why we like it so much.

Winner of the 2016 IF Design awards, the ZUS Car Charger by Nando does look pretty slick, as far as car chargers go. Integrated LED lighting (which the company calls ElegantShineTM) makes it easy to find in the dark and gives it a bit of a touch of class. It’s a slick, solid piece of kit, and nothing about it feels flimsy (especially the USB connector).

More importantly, it features two angled USB ports, so you can power up two devices simultaneously. Integrated circuitry detects which device is plugged in and automatically adjusts power output to the maximum. In this way, charging time is minimized while reducing the risk of damaging the electronics. And in our testing we did find that our iPhone 6 Plus does get juiced up considerably quicker than when we were using a competitor’s charger.

The “Car Locator” part of its name refers to its ability to direct you back to your car after you’ve parked. It does this by pairing to your smartphone through bluetooth, and keeping track of your car’s whereabouts through the companion app. When it senses the phone disconnect (by your walking away), the system knows you’ve parked and remembers the location the car was in. When it’s time to find your way back, just start the app up and follow directions. In our testing we found this feature worked relatively well, but the compass directions were mostly hit and miss; it was better to just find the car on a map. Also, it has its limitations, such as when you’re parked in an indoor car park,for which you’re prompted to “take a picture of your car’s location”. Of course, this is not the fault of the ZUS, but just how GPS signals work.

Overall we’re extremely satisfied with the ZUS Car Charger & Car Locator. You’re purchasing a solid, titanium-coated charger with a construction rated to “US Military MIL-STD-810G High Temperature Standard. Temperature as high as 100ºC”. The best part is you get all this for $35, and until March 31st, OhGizmo! readers can use promo code SMM-AKZUSSUMMER16 to get 10% off, when buying on Nonda’s website below.

Nonda - IF DESIGN AWARD

[ Product Page ]