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A Spadle Is A Spoon And Ladle In One

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The spoon sure likes to get around. First it mates with the fork, giving the world the atrocious invention known as the spork. And now we have the Spadle. This device easily converts between a versatile cooking spoon with a silicone tip, to be used with shallow pans, into a ladle that can scoop out hearty 1/2 cup portions of whatever stew or soup you’re working on. The handle features a hinge that lets you go between modes easily, and the head also has measurement lines at 100ml, 1/4 cup, tablespoon, and teaspoon. It’s all of $20.

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Zubits Fastener Lets You Say Goodbye To Tying Your Shoelaces Forever

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You know you live in the first world when it actually seems like a good idea to buy a product whose only purpose is to make it possible for you never to tie your shoelaces again. This first world solution is called Zubits, and is a set of magnets with holes through which you’re meant to thread your laces. Once this is done, getting in and out of your shoes is as simple a matter as unsnapping the fastener, sliding your foot in, and snapping them back together. Getting out involves holding your heel down with your other foot and pulling out; the pressure should be enough to separate the magnets again and free you. It’s a cool idea, although here’s hoping they don’t come loose while just walking or running. They cost between $20 and $22, depending on size.

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The Can Cannon Will Launch Your Suds Across A Football Field

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You own an AR-15 or M16 rifle, but you’re getting tired of shooting real bullets at stuff? Yeah, a company called X Products hears you and in response, they’ve developed the Can Cannon. It’s a system designed to launch full, unopened aluminum beverage cans to an average distance of up to 105 yards. It uses blanks as propellant, and apparently will accommodate other similarly sized objects, like tennis balls. The company is even developing more products that will fit the Can Cannon, like a grappling hook or a net launcher. It’s a fun, non-lethal add-on to your rifle, and it’ll set you back $400.

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Don’t Miss One Second Of TV With This Specially Shaped Mug

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What a time to be alive! The TV Beer Mug is a plastic mug with the top part shaved off at an angle. Why? Well, so you can still see the TV when you bring it up to your mouth to drink, of course! It’s not a problem I noticed I had, because I think my brain shuts off momentarily while I sip my beer, much like I don’t notice myself blinking; it’s just something that happens, and happens often. But not that I’ve seen this product, it makes me wonder how I lived.

Sadly it seems to be made for right-handed drinkers only, but for the sake of not missing a single millisecond of whatever it is you’re watching, you could always just suck it up and drink with the “wrong” hand. It’s $11.

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Step Up Your Production Values With the Edelkrone Wing

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There are a few simple techniques that make footage look more professional, the cinematic slide being one of the more effective ones. However, getting a nice slide going usually requires some rails to be set up, and these can be bulky to transport. A cool alternative is the Edelkrone Wing. It’s a folding double-arm system that makes it super easy to get up to 16 inches of slide, yet folds down to about 4 inches for easy transport. It’s a manual system, and the friction levels are adjustable so you can get the exact resistance and speed desired for your slide. It’s an essential tool to have for anyone who takes their photography seriously, although at $250, it’s a little too expensive for the casual user.

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The NodPod Lets You Sleep More Naturally, Brings You Stares

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Do you value not looking stupid? Then please ignore anything about the NodPod. If you’ve got thicker skin than an elephant though, you stand a chance at being able to sleep comfortably just about anywhere. The NodPod is like a hammock for your face, attaching to a headrest and providing your chin with a soft resting place. It keeps your head upright, preventing it from dropping forward as you nod off. It’s a more natural angle for your neck, and might even work better than a lot of the popular travel pillows you can pick up at the airport’s overpriced shops. Plus, the cord is designed so it doesn’t cover the screen of the person behind you, should you care about such things. Other features include a velcro pocket within which to keep the cords, and a water repellant PU coated fabric to make it easy to clean for the droolers among you. There’s even a safety breakaway feature that detaches the cord if there’s a sudden pressure or impact, preventing you from getting strangled in case of an accident.

It’s a brilliant little travel companion, and at $32 is priced just right.

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The Simple Shower

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Need to take a shower, but there’s none around you? The Simple Shower is a plastic device that attaches to almost any standard 2L bottle and turns it into a shower. The air tube lets air in so that water will flow out freely; just fill the bottle up, attach the Simple Shower, and turn the bottle upside down. It’s $10 and a great item to carry with you on your outdoors adventures.

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Pokemon Pokeball Weed Grinder

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So this looks like the sort of item you better buy now, because we can hear the lawyers writing their Cease & Desist letters already. It’s a Pokeball, but you won’t catch any pocket monster with it. Instead, you’ll use it to grind up your fine botanicals and put yourself in the mood to spend all day playing that game. It’s not as if you’re not already doing that, of course, but you know… you might as well take it to an extreme and Pokemon errthing.

It’s $22.

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Carry-On Bag Hitch Lets You Roam Airport Terminals Hands-Free

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It’s not enough to have to endure the indignities of modern air travel: once you’ve passed all the security measures, you’re then forced to travel on foot through vast terminals with only one usable hand, since the other will usually be pulling a carry-on bag. But with the MyHitch, you’ve just doubled your productivity. Invented by an airline pilot, the hitch ties to your belt or tight waistband and makes it possible to pull your bag with your butt. Gone are the days where you have to choose between holding a coffee or carrying a loud phone conversation, with the My Hitch you can multi-task. It’s $18 and available now.

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