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Every Beer Pong Tournament Needs A Ball Washer

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If you’ve been to college and haven’t participated in any beer pong related shenanigans, you haven’t been to college. Like it or not, it’s a staple drinking game, but it is also one in dire need for a product like the The Clean Cup. Yes, many beer pong sessions involve a “wash cup” to remove the dirt, dust and crap that sticks to your wet ball every time it falls to the floor, but how effective is a simple dunk in the water? The Clean Cup goes a few steps further.

“Using a combination of a high pressure stream of water and bursts of air to ensure full cleaning coverage, the ball is then returned to the user, “floating” on a stream of air as if it was sitting in the regular wash cup. The entire cycle lasts only five seconds, perfect to get a good rinse in before your next turn.”

There’s a filter that removes the hairs, crumbs and other particles that normally remain floating in the wash cup, so that every rinse returns a fully clean ball. Granted, when you’re drunk you may not really care. But if you’re organizing an evening where you know people will play this, maybe getting a Clean Cup isn’t such a bad idea. You’ll have to pledge $60 to get your hands on one, which is a tall order given its marginal utility. Still, if you take the game seriously, it might be worth it.

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Gum-Sized Device Can Tell If Your Drink Has Been Spiked

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Date rape is a real problem. Anything you can do to put the odds back on your side is a good thing, so we’re excited to report on the pd.id, the Personal Drink ID. It’s a small device, roughly the size of a stick of gum, that once dunked into your drink will alert you to the potential presence of drugs. To determine the contents of the drink, the device appears to analyze its spectroscopic signature, its reaction to an electric current, and its temperature. These three tests are combined and analyzed against the company’s database to determine if you’re in the clear. This technology is based on what the DEA has been using for years, only considerably shrunk down. And if it works properly, should become a must-carry accessory for anyone at risk.

The company is raising funds on Indiegogo, and a $100 pledge should get you one of your own, with an estimated delivery date of April 2015.

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Facebook Like Shot Glasses

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The idea is pretty clear: it’s all thumbs up and good times when the glass is full, and the other way around when it’s not. At $9 for a pair, they’ll make a great purchase for any Facebook junkies. That being said, do these people even exist? We’ve heard Facebook wasn’t cool amongst teens anymore… Well, teens shouldn’t be drinking anyway, so it’s all good. And it is an officially licensed product.

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Wall Mounted Liquor Dispenser Will Fit Right Into Any Dorm Room

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Dorm rooms are not known to be the classiest of places, but they have been host to a party or two from time to time. So why not try to impress your easily impressed college friends by dispensing your libations from this Wall Mounted Liquor Dispenser? It holds four bottles and a spring loaded mechanism releases 1.5-ounce shots at the press of a button. It’ll cost you all of $50 with free shipping.

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Hangover Prevention Patch: Can You Drink To Your Liver’s Discontent?

hangover-prevention-patch-300x250 There are those who will believe the above patch works wonders, and those who’ll throw the science at you. Honestly, we tend to stand on the side of science, so be warned that the ByTox hangover prevention patch may not do anything at all. But if you’ve got several drinking sessions ahead of you, it’s going to cost you all of $4 to add an extra layer of “protection”. ByTox is a patch worn on the skin that purports to replenish vitamins and “acids your body loses” while you drink, and reduces the effects of the next day’s hangover. Honestly, you’d be much better off drinking liquids with electrolytes (like Gatorade) alongside the alcohol you imbibe, but that’s sometimes hard to do in some settings. There might be a placebo effect at work here, so it might be worth a try.

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BluFit Connected Water Bottle: A Solution For A Problem That Doesn’t Exist?

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You’re thirsty, you drink. It’s simple, right? Well, that’s how we see it anyway. But it turns out that staying properly hydrated can be a little more complex. For one, once you’re thirsty, it’s a sign you’ve probably already waited a bit too long and your body has fallen to suboptimal hydration levels. The BluFit bottle aims to help you stay full of water at all times, even if you’re too distracted to notice you’ve turned into human jerky. A sensor in the cap keeps track of how much water is dispensed, and an app informs you of your drinking habits. If the time comes for you to have a swig (based on your previously entered age, gender and other details), lights on the outside of the bottle will go off, as well as send notifications to your phone.

There are lots of other things the bottle does, like provide you with metrics of your drinking habits. We’re not entirely convinced this is a necessary product, but we suppose that some people could be a little lackadaisical in their hydration routines. If you want your own BluFit, you’re going to have to pledge $49 towards its Indiegogo campaign.

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Jägermeister Shot Machine Does All The Work For You

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Some people are really into Jägermeister. Last week at the bar, it was shot after shot after shot of the stuff, not for this editor, but for the barely-conscious college kids trying to be cool nearby. Given its popularity, stands to reason maybe some of you want to have the same kind of fun at home. The Jägermeister Shotmeister accepts a 750ml or 1L bottle, chills the liquid to sub-zero temperatures, and dispenses it from a tap. You can make your place feel like your favourite bar, at least when it comes to pouring this spicy elixir. It’s $200 for the privilege.

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Freezing Metal Swizzle Sticks Are Yet Another Way To Chill A Drink

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The arsenal to cool down a premium drink without diluting it keeps getting bigger. There are whisky rocks, and frozen icicle tubes and now… frozen swizzle sticks. They’re called Stricicles, and are 6 inch long stainless steel shells containing gel. Put them in the freezer for 4 hours and they’ll be ready to lower your libation’s temperature as you stir it, while undoubtedly also freezing your fingers. We imagine that’s the price you pay for a cool, undiluted drink. That and $25 for a set of 4 of these.

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Drinkware Can Detect Date Rape Drug

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It’s sad that we live in a world where technology need to be developed in order to avoid being drugged and raped. But there you have it, with chemicals like Rohypnol being colorless and odorless, it’s dismayingly easy to squirt some into someone’s drink. On the other side of the coin, you have Drinksavvy, which aims to put the odds back on your side with their lines of litmus-test drinkware. Whether it’s glasses, straws, or swizzle sticks, the Drinksavvy products will change color if they detect the presence of drugs. News of this has been around for a bit, but what’s different now is that the company recently raised over $50,000 on IndieGogo in order to develop a prototype, as well as to put some actual glasses in backers’ hands. These should be delivered by September of this year, while the company expects a wider availability by mid 2014. Clearly, the success of this product will depend on bars’ adoption of it. You don’t exactly bring your glass on a night out, so it’ll still be an uphill battle for the good folk at Drinksavvy to get their product out there. But if it works as advertised, a smart nightculb owner can easily gain some clientele by touting its safer environment.

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