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The Bagel Smart Tape Measure Actually Seems Pretty Nifty


Digital innovations in the field of tape measures have been sort of rare, but Bagel Labs is taking care of that with their release of the Bagel Tape. It’s a bit of a misnomer since there’s no actual tape to speak of, but it is a measuring device that packs a few features never seen elsewhere. It works on three modes: String, Wheel, and Remote Mode. On the first, you simply pull the measuring string out and the digital display will tell you exactly how far out it’s been extended. On Wheel mode, you hold the Bagel Tape with one hand and roll it on a surface to get its length. And finally, on Remote More, an ultrasonic sensor will bounce off walls and tell you how far away they are. All measurements can be sent to your smartphone, and annotated with a voice memo. So that way you don’t have to write anything down, and you’ll easily remember which measurement is for what. It’s nifty, and it’s decently priced at $60.

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The MainDrain Is An Add-On Urinal That Clips Onto Your Bowl


As a man, peeing while sitting is probably the most sensible option. You avoid sprinkling droplets all over the floor (inevitable). And you avoid leaving the toilet seat up, only to have your significant other yell at you (also inevitable). But of course, you won’t pee sitting down, so what’s a guy to do? Well, there’s this funny looking contraption here called the MainDrain. It’s a plastic urinal that simply attaches to the side of a standard toilet bowl, and routes your urine safely where it needs to go. Yes, it’s ugly as sin, but think of the advantages: you can leave the toilet seat down at all times since it’s possible to sit without having to move the MainDrain, and you won’t have to clean the toilet seat or floor as often. It’s easy to clean, is installed and removed in seconds, is made from lightweight, high quality, hydrophobic materials, and the height can be adjusted. All in all, it’s a great product, but we imagine its appearance will deter many people from getting it. At $45 however, it’s priced just right for the right kind of people: we’re thinking college students in a dorm, roommates, etc. You know, somewhere where appearances don’t matter.

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One-man Construction Jobs Are Much Easier With The Measure-It Adhesive Tape


Ever tried to do some repairs at home all by yourself? Then you probably know how frustrating it can be to measure something, while having to hold the measuring tape in place as you mark the spot down on the wall. Then there’s usually the added fear that you screwed it up somehow, so you do it again a few times to be sure. It sucks. So we’re totally digging the Measure-It Adhesive Tape. It sticks directly to your surface and features ruler markings in Imperial units, as well as 16″ center markings indicating positioning of studs. Hang paintings, tiles, carpets, anything you can think of with ease. Then when you’re done, just pull it off and it leaves no residue. It’s $8 for a 32′ roll. Yet another great stocking stuffer.

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