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Tag Archives: Household

This Borg Cube Fridge Is All The Refrigeration A Trekkie Needs

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“The first officially publicized Federation contact with a Borg cube took place in 2365, when the USS Enterprise-D encountered a single cube in System J-25.” This much we know thanks to Google and the first wiki we came across, but we’ll confess to not being familiar with Borg cubes. Seeing as it does look rather cool though, we decided to tell the Trekkies in our audience that they can get a tiny one that doubles as not only a fridge, but also a food warmer. Measuring only 11.5″ on each side, this cube won’t hold a ton of food, and we don’t even really know how it keeps food warm… but we suppose a cramped dorm room might be appropriate for something like this. It does glow green behind the Borg coating, as well as inside. The door does lock to prevent spillage, while the rubber feet prevent it from sliding around. It’s… as good as things are going to get for a mini Borg cube fridge we suppose, and we’re glad Thinkgeek is only asking $150 for it.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ TheAwesomer ]

Swash Clothing Care System Refreshes Dry-Clean Only Clothes

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The thing about clothes that require dry cleaning is that you have to make the trek to the cleaners. That’s a pain, which means they’ll often go for longer periods without getting the attention they need. If you still want to wear them and don’t feel like scaring your companions off, the SWASH™ Express Clothing Care System is able to refresh them between washes.

Simply place clothing inside, insert a SWASH PODS™ cup and press start—your items will be restored and ready to wear in just ten minutes. Removes light wrinkles and neutralizes doors, restores fit that’s lost after wear without pilling or fading, and is safe for most fabrics, including denim, wool, polyester, lycra, cotton,cashmere, sequins, beading and lace; not recommended for silk, leather, velvet, suede or fur.

This kind of convenience clearly comes at a price, and the Swash system is no exception with its $500 price tag.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Werd ]

Let the Books be Hanged!

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Looking for a creative and appealing way to free up some space in your house? The all-new hanging book rack will allow you to do just that, or at least to get rid of your current bookshelves and racks, and give a unique appeal to your drawing room. You can hang up to twelve books along the wall, giving you a fresh perspective on space management. The strings that hang from the rack are wax-cottoned, and can act as bookmarks, too. You can either hang and display the books like in a normal book shelf, or swivel them a bit to display their titles; and if you adjust the position of the wooden plates, books can be uniformly hung in a straight line. With tons of varieties and wood types to choose from, the hanging book racks are sure to add some flair to your home. Available at Etsy in two variants – the MINI for $110 and the Standard for $210.

[ Etsy ] VIA [ TheGreenHead ]

Sound Sleep, Guaranteed

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We all long for peaceful sleep, but how many of us actually get it? The all new iMusic pillow is designed to give you peaceful and sound sleep. The Bluetooth-powered pillow, when connected to a Bluetooth-ready device, will play your preferred songs and audio tracks to soothe you into slumber. No wire, no hassles and no stress; the iMusic pillow has a speaker fitted deep inside it, allowing you to doze off peacefully to your favorite sounds. The speaker is designed in such a way that the volume does not disturb others in the room. Currently on sale on Amazon at $37.95.

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[ Amazon ] VIA [ Firebox ]

Shower Gel Dispenser that Will Make You Go “Eeew!”

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Creativity seems to have no boundaries or limits when it comes to making new devices that are not just practical but visually appealing as well. One such creatively designed device is the shower gel dispenser that is shaped like a human nose. A gadget that can be hung over a wall, the dispenser will make you go “eeew!” when the time comes for you to get some shower gel. To get your dose of gel, all you have to do is squeeze the nose until it oozes out from the nostrils! The nose shaped dispenser has three suction cups that make it easy to attach to the wall or shower stall door. Besides it can be easily refilled as well – you just need to unscrew the cap at the back of the dispenser and refill the shower gel. Definitely a creative addition to your bathroom, and only $8.

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Do You Hate Bacteria Enough To Make Your Toilet Touchless?

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We don’t believe toilets are as germ-rich as people like to think. But no amount of reasoning will be enough to convince those of us with more robust phobias. Well, Kohler’s got you covered, folks: they’re selling a $100 retrofit kit that makes it possible never to touch your toilet with your hands; if you want to never touch it at all however, you will have to learn to hover over the seat. A motion-activated sensor triggers the inner mechanism (a simple rotating arm), which simply pulls the chain that you normally pull with the flush. The flush handle itself can be removed and replaced with a hole cover for a sleeker look, while a sticker can be applied to inform your guests that your toilet is in fact absolutely functional and not strange at all.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Digital Trends ]

Anova Sous-Vide Circulator Is Smartphone-Controlled

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We are big fans of sous-vide cooking at OhGizmo!. We have a full review of the Nomiku immersion circulator right here. In case you don’t know, sous-vide is a technique that involves putting your food in a sealed plastic bag and dunking it in water of a precise temperature for a long period of time. The result is tender, perfectly cooked meats and other things. It’s being used by many high-end restaurants and now increasingly by the average consumer.

The problem is that most people don’t know which temperatures to cook things at, and that’s where the Anova Precision Cooker comes in. It’s an immersion circulator that attaches to the side of your water pot, heats the water to a specific temp, and keeps it there. But the temperatures and cooking times are determined through the application, and relayed to the device via Bluetooth.

The available SDK means several applications can be developed for it, expanding the device’s utility and convenience. And then there’s the cost. A $139 pledge will get you one now, while the full retail price is still a very reasonable $170. That’s much less than most professional grade circulators, and is reaching the point where every household should seriously consider getting one.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]

Your Everyday Shed The Tetra Shed Is Not

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You think assembling IKEA furniture is challenging? Try the Tetra Shed on for size, then. The modular, multi-use cabin comes flat packed and can be assembled in a number of different configurations, depending on your needs. You’ll get a whopping 28 sq. ft. of storage, where we hope you’ll park something just as luxurious and valuable than this shed. Considering you’ll have to spend $25,000 to get your own, there’s a chance all the stuff you own is also worth a pretty penny.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Werd ]

Would You Pay $1,000 For A Glass Toaster?

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Because that’s apparently how much the Noun, from Bugatti (not the car makers) will cost. It’s a toaster consisting of two panes of glass with a layer of semiconductor heating elements. You can toast bread of course, but also meat if they’re in a heat-resitant bag. The appliance also connects to your smartphone, with which you can select temperatures and cooking times among other things. And it actually looks like this might make it onto the market, since the company is currently seeking regulatory approval. If granted, you could get yourself a fancy see-through toaster to impress all your friends with sometime in 2015.

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[ Reviewed ] VIA [ Psfk ]