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For Your Convenience: Trudeau Bottle Cap Opener and Catcher

Trudeau Bottle Cap Opener-Catcher

 

These days, numerous contraptions and accessories exist to help you do even the most mundan things. Take, for example, this little thing Trudeau came up with that’s both a bottle opener and cap catcher at the same time.

It’s aptly called the Bottle Cap Catcher because that’s exactly what it does. With this around, there’s no more need to bend over and gather all the caps that fell while you were opening the bottles. It works simply enough, and it does save you from a potentially sore back, especially if you’re having a particularly large group of friends over. You can get one online for $12.

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Switch Decals: So You’ll Know What You’re Turning On When You Flip That Switch

Switch Decals

 

Every time you switch something on and then switch it back off, you waste time and electricity. Of course, you’ve probably already memorized most of the switches in your home, but you’re bound to make a few mistakes once in a while. It’s usually guests who turn switches on and off to find the one that they’re looking for via trial and error.

You could label the switches, but then they might look unsightly. Or you could just stick these Switch Decals on to let people know which is which.

Each pack of 55 Switch Decals is priced at $18.

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SlideRider Turns Stairs Into a Slide

SlideRider

Running down the stairs two steps at a time, sliding down the banister when the adults aren’t looking–they’re fun to do (but not as fun when you’re in a hurry), although it’s not really the safe way to go when you’re heading down a flight of stairs. It could be fun again for everyone in the household, though, with the installation of the SlideRider.

It’s a set of mats that fold out and connect to transform stairs into slides. All you have to do is take it out, connect the different components to form the slide, and lay it on top of the stairs. And voila–instant slide!
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Gimme a High Five: Hello Hallway Ceiling Sticker

Hello Hallway Ceiling Sticker

 

When people roll their eyes at you, just greet them instead. Not verbally but visually by sticking this Hello Hallway sticker on your ceiling. It’s fun, it’s pleasant, and it’s something that might just perk you up when you find yourself looking up at the heavens after a particularly tough day.

Now this is greeting people in style.

The Hello Hallway ceiling sticker is available from the Fancy for $105.

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Surreal Lighting: Gummy Bear Chandelier

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The Jello Candelier aka the Gummy Bear chandelier is every child’s dream, save for the fact that it’s made from acrylic gummy bears and is, hence, inedible. That aside, it’s an impressive display and will add a splash of color and a bit of whimsy to whatever room it’s installed in. With the flick of a switch, the chandelier will emit a colorful yet subtle glow.

If you think about it, you actually get the best of both worlds with the chandelier: you get a gorgeous assortment of gummy bears–minus the ants!Continue Reading

The Hulk Fist Nightlight is Incredible

Hulk Night Light

 

Isn’t this the awesomest night light ever? Hulk smash your fears of the dark and the boogie man and everything in between with the Hulk nightlight. It’s in the shape of Hulk’s fist, which, as you can expect, is quite massive, measuring 5 by 5 by 6.5 inches. It comes with a sticker that gives the illusion of a cracked wall, which you’re supposed to stick on the surface before mounting the it.

The Hulk fist nightlight is battery-powered and emits a soft, almost eerie green glow so you can avoid bumping into stuff and falling over when you’re heading to the bathroom or down the stairs for a midnight snack or whatever. It’s available online for $49.

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Peres Food Sniffer Lets You Know When Something’s Rotten

Peres Food Sniffer

If you’ve got a habit of sticking leftovers into the fridge and forgetting about them, then you might want to look into the Peres Food Sniffer. It’s basically what it’s name implies it is: a portable gadget that “sniffs” food to determine whether or not they’re spoiled or still safe to eat. Aside from forgetful people and their doggie bags, the Food Sniffer can be used to check whether something is still fit for consumption, whether it’s expiry date is three days away or many days past.

The Peres Food Sniffer works by “sniffing” and in effect, measuring the amount of volatile organic compounds and ammonia from the food, which are released when it’s about to spoil or is spoiled.

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Screw It…With a Wink and a Smile

Screw Smile

Sometimes, even the smallest of details make all the difference. Take these screws that are aptly called the Screw:), for example. They look just like your average screw except for the head, which has a smiley face imprinted right on it. That means conventional screwdrivers won’t work with it either, because you can’t exactly jam it into the smiley face’s eye to screw it in. Instead, you’ll need a custom screwdriver with a protruding smiley face to be able to screw the Screw:) in tightly.

The Screw:) was designed by Studio Yumakano in collaboration with Japan-based screw factory Komuro Manufacturing.Continue Reading

They Don’t Stand a Chance: Pow! Splat! Fly Swatters

Pow Splat Fly Swatter

 

You can go for one of those electric fly swatters to zap those pesky flies and mosquitoes out of your face and into kingdom come–or you can go for these comic-inspired Pow! and Splat! fly swatters. Granted, it’s easier to get that insect, specially the fast flyers, with the tennis racket-shaped electric swatters. But if you’re out of juice and really need to get that thing out of the air, then this will have to do.

The expressions featured on the bubbles are pretty apt for their purpose too: Pow! to hit that bug in order to make it go Splat! Yowza!

The fly swatters are available online for $10.

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