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Tag Archives: Household

Hands-Free Cleaning: Remote Control Mop

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Can’t afford a Roomba? Well, here’s an alternative: the Remote Control Mop. You won’t be able to leave it alone and do the cleaning for you, but you will be able to clean your floors without bending over or doing any manual labor. The mop head has a small handle attached to it, though, for easy pick-up and for when you might want to push it manually into hard-to-reach areas.

It comes with a controller that looks like the ones that come with video game consoles. If you’ve ever played games or drove R/C cars, then you probably won’t have any trouble controlling the mop and making it clean the spots that you want it to.

You can check out a video of the mop in action after the break.

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Know How Hot Your Bathwater Is Without Even Touching It

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When you’re filling that tub up for a nice hot bath, you’ll often find yourself fiddling with the spout to get the temperature just right. It’s always a sequence of stick your hand in boiling water, turn the faucet down to something colder, ok now it’s too cold, let’s make it hot again, is it hot enough, damn it I burned myself. It’s not the apocalypse in terms of problems people can have, but this inconvenience can be solved with the above tub spout cover that displays the water’s temperature digitally. Adjust it without ever so much as touching the water, at least until it’s ready.

$30.

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One-Of-A-Kind Web Of Plastic Caps Turns Bottles Into Fancy Vase

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As the technology matures, we’re starting to see an increase in 3D printed products hitting the market. It’s usually stuff you wouldn’t normally find in a store, but since these things don’t exist until you order the, they don’t take up valuable shelf or storage space. That’s how the Screw You Vase came into existence. It’s a matrix of 12 PET plastic bottle caps that accommodate standard bottles. The caps have a hole at the top, so once you’ve inserted your bottles, filled them with water and popped a flower in each, you’ve got yourself a unique vase that none of your friends is likely to have. Granted, you’re going to have to spend a pretty penny to get this, $150 to be exact, but we suppose that’s what happens with a time-consuming process like 3D printing.

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Someone Kickstart This: Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite Fridge

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No… no, you can’t buy this fridge. It doesn’t even exist. It seems to be a photoshop entry from “Hanasonic” for a photoshop contest on B3ta, where the one word theme was “fridges”. We’re not sure who/what the q4nobody watermark on the image is, but in the end we’re not very motivated to dig into it because well, it’s not that important to us. What matters is that this image has gone viral, and that we’re now really motivated to buy this exact fridge and are frustrated by the fact that we can’t. Maybe someone with more ambition, resources, and time than us can kickstart this? There’s a ready and willing market for it…

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Flexible Lunch Box Will Keep Your Sandwich In One Piece

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Ever prepare the perfect sandwich, only to find it bruised and battered once you take it out of the overly roomy lunch box you bring to work? The Compleat Foodskin has a highly flexible silicone skin that molds around whatever you put in it and holds it in place. Foodstuffs of all shapes will be held snugly in place until you decide it’s time to stuff your pie hole. For €24 (roughly $33), you can own the first innovation to the lunch box we’ve ever come across.

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Doorbell Lets You See Who’s At The Door, Even If You’re Not Home

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The iDoorCam wants to let you see who is seeking entry into your abode, even if you yourself aren’t on the premises. The rugged, waterproof doorbell features a camera, a mic, speakers and of course, a WiFi module. With that gear, it simply gets online and allows you to access the system via smartphone, wherever you are. When someone rings the bell, you get a notification on your phone and you can have a two-way conversation with the person, as well as enjoy the ability to see them.

It doesn’t look like it has the ability to actually unlock your door from a distance, so it wouldn’t work if, say, the kids forgot their keys and you want to let them in. That could be something cool to add in future versions, but for now, $165 will get you yours, with an October delivery. The company will start accepting pre-orders soon. Oh, and it looks like it’s iOS only.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Splash Red Chopping Board

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Blood? Tomato sauce? We’re not sure what exactly it’s supposed to look like, but there’s no denying the Splash Red Chopping Board will add some character to your kitchen. If you do decide it looks like blood, maybe you could buy the “Man getting stabbed” knife holder to go along with it. You’ll end up with a Dexter-esque cooking area, and it won’t cost you much at all, seeing as the chopping board is £17 or roughly $27. Pre-order now for a September delivery.

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Rice Press Makes Little Rice Cubes

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Presentation in food preparation is arguably as important as taste. And while no fancy pants shape will make crappy food taste good, assuming it’s decent to start with, having little rice cubes on your plate will definitely get your guests talking. The Rice Cube plastic food mold pictured above will take your rice and turn it into a 2.5in cube, which you can then wrap in nori to make sushi, or simply leave as is as a side.

It’s $20.

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Ultrasound Device Checks Your Propane Levels

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If you’re enjoying the summer, there is a chance you’re using the inferior BBQing method known as the propane grill. Aside from it being a well known fact that cooking with propane is inferior to charcoal, you also have to deal with fill levels on your tank. How do you know it’s empty? You can knock on it, shake it, or lift it… all in an effort to figure out how much is left. Or, you can spend $90 and get the Truma LevelCheck. It’s a dead simple device that uses ultrasounds to check for liquids. Press it against the side of the tank, and an LED will tell you what’s on the other side: green means liquid, red, no liquid.

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