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StashPad Holds Your Booze and Cigars Discretely

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If you’ve been caught sneaking drinks in one too many times, then you should do away with your old methods and try using the StashPad for a change. It looks like an iPad (okay, maybe a knockoff iPad seeing as it’s way thicker than Apple’s tablets), but it’s actually a flask and cigar case in disguise. It’s thick for a good reason too– all 12 ounces of it, because that’s the volume of drinks it can effectively stash for you.

Just make sure you don’t attempt to actually use the StashPad, whether as a tablet (in case you forget) or as a flask, in front of your boss or you’ll risk giving yourself away. The StashPad is currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where a minimum pledge of $15 will get you one of your very own.

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Make A Supervillain Entrance With The Terry Lifts, The At-Home Elevators

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Ok, so this is supposed to be for elderly people who have trouble going up and down stairs, and who don’t like the idea of getting a stairlift. Terry Lifts, from the UK, has a product for you: the Lifestyle Home Elevator. It’s able to carry up to 550lbs, stops at the slightest obstruction, and won’t move unless the door is closed properly. It can also provide the young-at-heart senior with the perfect prop with which to carry on his Supervillain act, allowing him or her to make a grandiose entrance whenever guests have arrived; all that would be missing is a hairy cat. There’s no word on price, though you can be sure it ain’t cheap.

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Time To Chill: Rough Day Wine Glass

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There’s nothing like unwinding with a glass of wine at the end of a long day. But how much wine is just right or just enough for whatever stress you’re trying to relieve? Although not accurate for everyone, the ‘Rough Day Wine Glass’ provides a good-enough estimate. Have half a glass for a day that was just like any other, pour more into your glass if you had a particularly rough day, or fill it up to the brim if you just want to forget it all.

The quirky wine glass is sold in pairs and is available online for $24.

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Five Minute Journal App Helps You Find Joy Every Day

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A little bit of positivity every day will go a long way. That’s the premise behind the Five Minute Journal app, which feeds you inspirational quotes and asks you to list down things you’re grateful for on a daily basis. You’ll also be asked to snap a photo depicting the highlight of your day, which can be a great pick-me-up when you’re down in the dumps or when you’re having an off day.

You’ll be surprised at how moods and perceptions can change in a matter of five minutes. The app is available on iTunes for $4.99.

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Deal Of The Day: 26% Off On KeySmart 2.0 Compact Key Organizer

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Primitive as they are, metal keys are still very much a part of our lives. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do your best to keep them neat and organized. The KeySmart 2.0 Compact Key Organizer seems to be able to do that job quite well.

Say goodbye to your annoying, bulky key ring—KeySmart organizes your keys in one convenient, compact, and lightweight place. The included expansion pack lets you easily attach up to 10 keys and is meticulously designed to allow for quick and easy key access.

– Frame crafted from quality aluminum for lightweight body
– Hardware milled from stainless steel for durability
– Design made to fit 2x the keys in half the space
– Size accommodates most sizes of key
– Made in the USA

Better yet, you won’t have to spend much money at all to get this, with a reduced price of $16.99, down from $23.

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uKeg Is A Pressurized Growler

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With the relatively recent growth of craft breweries and home brewing, growlers are also increasing in popularity. And while most regular glass growlers will get the job done, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement; they go flat once they’re opened, they let in air, which spoils your beer, and they don’t travel well. The uKeg pictured above solves all these issues. Think of it as a fusion between a keg and a growler, with a special pressure-regulating cap that fits 8-16g CO2 cartridges, so that your beer maintains carbonation at all times. Double-walled insulation also maintains your beer’s coldness when you take it out of the fridge, and a convenient carry handle makes transportation a breeze. The tap can be locked so it isn’t activated in transport, while a pressure gauge and visual sight dial inform you of how much beer is left and whether it’s pressurized to your liking. The uKeg comes in 64oz and 128oz sizes, and costs $99 and $129 respectively.

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Minimalistic Playing Cards

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Ever ask yourself why it’s necessary for playing cards to be covered in ornamental drawings? If you really think about it, a typical set of cards is pretty gaudy; we understand there’s a strong connection to royalty and the like, but how necessary is it? Joe Doucet designed the above set, and it’s called Minim. It came about by wondering just how many design elements could be taken away from a regular deck of cards, while still retaining full functionality. The result is the above, where each suit is represented by a simple geometric shape, and the back of the card is marked with a single diagonal line. It’s a clean and elegant design, and we’d be happy to play with them, if only they were available… The $10 set is apparently sold out, and we have no idea when they’ll get more.

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Must-Have Tech For Busy Mompreneurs

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The following article is written by Sophie Davidson in collaboration with T-mobile. -Ed.

As a mom and a business owner, you probably feel like one of those circus jugglers who can keep 20 plates spinning in the air at once. Of course, if the circus performer loses a plate, the only consequence is some broken ceramic, but if you let one of your “plates” fall, you might miss an important deadline, forget to take your child to a checkup or overlook an important email.

In order to stay as organized as possible, “mompreneurs” can use a variety of technology that will support you in both your business and mom-related endeavors. Here are following four ideas:

A Sturdy Phone
To stay on top of all that you need to do, you need more than a tiny, delicate mobile phone with limited features. What will really help you to get through your busy days is a durable and technologically advanced phone. T-Mobile’s new HTC One M9 comes with all of the bells and whistles that you’ve come to expect from a mobile phone — with a durable twist. The phone’s no-gap, all-metal body not only looks amazing, it helps protect the phone from accidental drops. And, if your kids get a hold of it for a few rounds of “Angry Birds” once you are done with your conference call, T-Mobile’s cleverly named “Uh Oh Warranty” lets you replace your phone if your child accidentally breaks it. As a bonus, this premium care plan comes at no extra charge.

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Elastic Shoelaces Are For The More… Efficient Among Us

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Ok, fine, just call us lazy. But given the opportunity to not tie our shoelaces on a daily basis, why say no? That’s not to say we should turn to Velcro. What are we, 5? But these Elastic Shoelaces seem like a good in-between. They’re made from “a memory-fit performance elastomer’, which is BS-speak for ‘elastic material’… but they do at least look decent and give you the option to customize your fit. Whether you like your footwear tight or loose, you can pick the size for you and never have to worry about tying anything ever again; just loop through, and snap together. Each pack contains 14 of them, and costs $15.

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