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Think Of This As a Garter-Belt For Your Shirt

Guys will understand the pain associated with the constant niggling of a dress shirt slowly tucking itself out of your pants, and your having to endlessly readjust. It’s not like it’s one of life’s great miseries or anything, but if a product like the NT T-Holder can make our lives even a little bit easier, I’m all for it. It’s sort of like a garter belt for guys, but instead of holding up a pair of lovely thigh highs, they hold down your shirt so it never pops back out of your pants. You’ll be able to squat, reach for items in high places, stretch, and do any of the things that would normally have been followed by a furious tucking session. It’s $35.

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The Couch Coaster Puts Cup Holders On Your Otherwise Useless Couch

Look, you gotta sacrifice in the name of love, we suppose. That’s why you agreed to let your significant other pick a sofa with fluffy armrests, instead of the two La-Z-Boys you wanted. Love, right? Well, love is also about compromise, and with the Couch Coaster you’ll now be able to enjoy the game while drinking beer on that fancy sofa you like so much. It turns any armrests into a cup holder.

Lounging on the sofa gets even more relaxed with this couch drink holder. It’s a coaster-meets-cup-holder that safely contains drinks on the arm of couches and chairs. Flexible silicone sides drape over surfaces and are weighted for extra stability. And an adapter lets cans, glasses, bottles, or mugs of almost any size fit without spilling. Now your beverages stay upright and secure—and within reach.

Convenience also doesn’t have to cost an arm, and at $20, the Couch Coster is a no-brainer.

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Kitchen Tool Turns Radishes Into Super Mario Mushrooms

It’s never easy to get a kid to eat radishes. I know I never touched the darn things and now as an adult I still have trouble. Maybe if my parents would have had access to this “Ravanello – Radish Shaper”, I might’ve been fooled into thinking if I ate enough of the disgusting roots I might gain some kind of super power, like my hero Mario. It makes it fairly easy to turn a boring radish into an exact replica of a Super Mario Mushroom. There’s a fair amount of work involved in creating the edible props, as you can see in the image after the break. But it’s a cool utensil nonetheless and at $19, it’s priced just right.

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Febo Is A Solar Wooden Engraver

Ever tried burning ants with a magnifying glass? No? I can’t say I have, but mostly because even as a kid I didn’t feel like screwing around with keeping the magnifying glass at just the right distance from the ground, nor did I feel like chasing the ants around. But with Febo, you can use the sun’s power for entirely different purposes than entomological terror. It’s a little device that makes it super simple to engrave wooden surfaces using nothing but the light emitted by the sun. It keeps the magnifying glass just the right distance away from the surface, making it so the focal point (and spot of greatest intensity) is just where you need it to be. Prices start at $44, and go up depending on the materials.

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Kissinger Lets You Send Real Kisses In Realtime

Being in a long distance relationship isn’t easy, but life just may have gotten a bit sweeter for those of you in one. A device called Kissinger is being billed as the “world’s first mobile kiss messenger.” It lets you send physical kisses to your loved one, who’ll presumably feel them just as if they were in your presence.

High precision force sensors are embedded under the silicon lip to measure the dynamic forces at different parts of your lips during a kiss. The device sends this data to your phone, which transmits it to your partner over the Internet in real time. Miniature linear actuators are used to reproduce these forces on your partner’s lips, creating a realistic kissing sensation. Kissenger provides a two-way interaction just like in a real kiss. You can also feel your partner’s kiss on your lips when they kiss you back.

Of course you might want to do all this is privacy, considering you’re actually going to be making out with your phone; we don’t need to tell you how bizarre you might look to anyone who doesn’t know what you’re doing.

There’s no word on price or availability, but apparently there is a working prototype.

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The Birdie Can Make Your GoPro Fly

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Think of the Birdie as a shuttlecock for your GoPro. What’s a shuttlecock? It’s that thing you hit when you play badminton. The idea here is that you stuff you GoPro inside the Birdie, and you then launch it up in the air as high as you can. The cone-shaped tail will straighten its flight path and slow its descent back down to earth. Meanwhile, a hole in the carrying receptacle allows your GoPro to shoot presumably more interesting footage than if you’d just held it at the end of a selfie stick. You’ll still have to make sure your GoPro is properly housed in a protective case, but the Birdie does float at least, and the whole thing disassembles after you’re done throwing it around. It’s $59.

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Class Act: Guzzle Buddy Attaches To The Bottle, So Drinking Straight From It Isn’t So Bad

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Everyone knows that if you chug wine straight from the bottle, there’s a decent chance you also might be short on manners and class. The $15 Guzzle Buddy is a wineglass-shaped attachment that plugs straight into the bottle and turns the entire thing into one giant glass. Sort of. I mean, of course it doesn’t. But you get the idea. It’s kind of like saying “Yeah, you think my drinking straight from the bottle is not classy? Well, here you go then. What now?” Yes, what now? Who’s going to say anything?

No really. Now you’re all class and manners, bud. We get it.

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The Frywall Is A Splatter Shield For Your Bacon Grease

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Looking like someone repurposed the dreaded cone of shame that you see on dogs after they visit the vet, the Frywall is actually a silicone apparatus designed to help prevent hot oil splatter from reaching your stove, and save you some time and cleaning effort. While it might seem that it could get in the way of your cooking efforts, know that it’s only semi-rigid and can be deformed somewhat if you need to get a spatula in there at an angle. The silicone construction means it can withstand heats up to 450F, which should be enough considering oil starts to smoke around 400F and deep frying is done at 350F. It also collapses down flat for easy storage. It’s $22 and $29, for the 10″ and 12″ versions, respectively.

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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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