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Tag Archives: convenience

Illumibowl Lights Up Your Toilet Bowl

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It’t the middle of the night and you have to pee. You get to the restroom, then are faced with a choice. Pee in the dark and risk missing your target, or turn the lights on and blind yourself for a couple of minutes. If only there were other options. There are, my friend, there are, and the Illumibowl is the latest. It’s a combination motion detector and bright LED that turns on as soon as you walk into the restroom. It simply clips to the side of the commode, so requires no installation or fussing about. It’ll cycle through some colors while you’re there, and then turn itself off after a minute if it senses no motion. Best of all, it’s super cheap, costing only a $15 pledge to get yours by January, and that’s including shipping.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Yeti Hopper Cooler Keeps Your Drinks Cold For Days

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It seems the time is ripe for coolers to receive an update. After the furore caused by last week’s announcement of the Coolest Cooler, it’s only fitting to see news about yet another kind of innovative drink-chiling container. The Yeti Hopper Cooler is a waterproof bag with a 1 inch insulation throughout. It holds a massive 5.2 gallons of anything, which in theory is supposed to be a healthy mixture of loose ice and beverages. The zipper is watertight, which means you can toss it around and not worry about contents spilling out. And the claims are that the insulation is efficient enough to keep things cold for days. Whether that’s true or a marketing stretch on the word “days”, we don’t know. We can tell you that it’ll be available in October for $300, which is a hefty price to pay for something like this. Still, we haven’t come across many shoulder-mounted 5.2 gallon cooler bags, so you might be limited in your options if this is something you really want.

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NerdWax Stops Your Glasses From Sliding Off

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Find yourself constantly pushing your glasses back up your nose? NerdWax would like to help you out. It’s made from beeswax, and rubbing a little bit of it on the inside of the bridge or on the nosepads will prevent them from sliding. A $10 pledge gets you one tube, which seems like a lot until you find out that it’s supposed to last 6 to 8 months.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Chip Dispensing Shoehorn Slap Bracelet Thing Is Awesome

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Tilt Pringles can, access chips, eat. It’s simple, so why would you need a gadget to help you stuff your face with those delicious slivers of fried potato starch pulp? Well, because you can, is why. Say you’re not the can-tilting type. Or you simply prefer the presentation of a neat stack of chips outside their container. Whatever the reason for using the EntreX Chip Dispenser, we’re just sort of amused it exists. It’s a silicone device that wraps around the can of Pringles much like a slap-bracelet when not needed, but when unfolded can be used to scoop up the goods and pull them out in one go.

Now, we say it exists, but we’re not actually sure it does. We can’t find a way to buy it, let alone to figure out how much it costs. We’ll give you the link at the bottom, and maybe you guys can harass the company until they send you one.

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Curly Dog Roasters

By David Ponce

At the risk of belabouring the point, we really do live in a pampered society when we see products on the market that solve problems that don’t really exist. Either that or we’re just used to roughing it. What ever happened to just stabbing your sausage with some twig you found and roasting it over the campfire? So what if you drop it in there, or if your twig catches on fire? It’s all part of the charm. If you don’t see it that way though, there’s always the above Curly Dog Roasters. They measure approximately 34 inches in length, including an 11 inch oak handle and a full-grain leather carrying strap and are all hand-made. You’ll be able to securely roast that wiener, keep your hands unburned and your food unspoiled. It’s $22 for a set of two.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gear Hungry ]

Get That Air Right Under The Blankets With The Bed Fan

By David Ponce

We’re going through a heat wave up here in the Great Not-So-White North. A/Cs are blasting and kids with pools are very, very popular. Sleeping, even with the A/C on can be difficult, but we think that something like the Bed Fan could help. Granted, if you’re really hot, just don’t put the blankets on, right? But there are those that grow attached to being under them, so being able to tuck the mouth of the fan right under the sheets and dissipate your body heat is a valuable feature. The Bed Fan sucks the air from under your bed (which is often cooler than just a couple feet higher) and blows it right where you need it most. There’s also a remote control so if you decide you need a different amount of cooling halfway through the night, you don’t even have to get up.

It’s $100.

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