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Updated: Nessie Ladle Now Available In Multiple Colors

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You guys might remember the Nessie Ladle we wrote about in January. It was an awesome soup ladle that, when submerged in a pot of soup, would look like what we all imagine the Loch Ness Monster looks like. Well now you can purchase them in new colors, green and purple, in addition to the original turquoise. They’re made out of toughened Nylon, designed by OTOTO, and cost all of $16. Purchase link is below.

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Ice Cap Chills And Aerates Your Wine In Seconds

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Good wine can be fussy. It needs to be served chilled, and preferably let to breathe for a bit. But with the Ice Cap, you can expedite the process somewhat. It’s a refrigerated funnel of sorts that cools and aerates your wine as you’re pouring it into your glass. Simply place the Ice Cap in the freezer for a few hours, then place it on top of your glass and pour your room-temperature wine. The wine will run through the chilled coils, aerating and cooling down at the same time, dropping any beverage’s temperature by up to 10 °C in seconds. We’re not sure how many glasses it’s able to handle before it need to be cooled down again, but we can’t imagine it not being able to handle at least a couple of them. For $35, it’s a handy gadget to keep in the kitchen.

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Make Mini-Landscapes On Your Fingers With These Wooden Rings

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So here’s a novel idea. Etsy seller ‘CliveRoddy’ makes some cool laser-cut high quality birch plywood rings that come in one of three shapes: tree, mountain, or house. You can then combine and stack any of the three to make cool little landscapes on your fingers. Each one of these rings comes in three versions, so in the end you’re left with quite a few possible combinations. It’s quirky and fun… and that’s really all there is to it. It would be better if these rings weren’t made from wood, and feature more things than the three available, but the idea is really neat. It’s $24 for a set of 3 rings, but that’s only of one kind. If you want to combine all three shapes, you’ll have to spend $72.

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Brew Whale Tea Infuser

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You guys seem to be into tea, and tea infusers. Good for you, really. Good for you. We like them too! So how about this cute Brew Whale Tea Infuser? It’s made from silicone, will plunge to the depths of your tea cup and stay submerged for as long as you want. When your tea is steeped enough, pull on the handle and help the little whale breach the surface. It’s $14.

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Steamship Silicone Pot Lid

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Adding to the ever growing trend of quirky kitchen utensils, the Fred and Friends STEAM SHIP Silicone Steaming Lid is a great way to add a bit of whimsy to your mealmaking. It’ll cover a pot of boiling water up to 10″ in diameter, and features three… chimneys on its decorative steamship, to let excess steam out and prevent your lid from tap dancing on the pot. It’s not the most high-tech of kitchen toys, but it sure is cute and at $13.50, it also won’t break the bank.

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Slow Your Day Down A Little With This Sloth Tea Infuser

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Run here, don’t be late for that appointment, meet that deadline you idiot, crap how did you manage to miss your train, oh god is it really time to wake up already?! That’s life for a lot of us. But if your self-preservation instinct kicks in once in a while, you may want to consider taking a tiny breather now and then. What better way to do so than with a hot cup of tea? And what better way to have that if not with this Sloth Tea Infuser? It’s just a cute reminder that this 15 minutes you’re going to take for yourself, you’re going to take with slow deliberate pleasure. And you won’t even stress out about the fact you spent money on something technically unnecessary, since the darn thing is just $10.

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Power Bar Integrates Battery Pack

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The Pickup Power is a three-outlet power bar and surge protector. It’ll give you 1080 joules of surge protection, which we’re hoping is a lot… but could be very little since we know nothing about electrical engineering. We can tell you that aside from being a power bar, it houses a portable battery, which you can take with you to charge any of your devices. There is a 4,000 mAh and a 6,000 mAh version, which cost $80 and $100 respectively.

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Pixel Waffle Maker Lets You Create Custom Pixel Waffles

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This is a cool waffle maker featuring a 9 X 9 silicone tray where you can push individual “pixels” in and out, lock them in place, and create a custom design. Yes, the number of things you can draw with 81 pixels is limited, but just think of it as a challenge not so unlike the one facing early 8-bit game designers.

The appliance is currently being considered by Quirky for production, which means there’s no price set yet.

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3D Printed James Harden Flash Drive: Pull Beard to Access Data

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If you’re a fan of the Houston Rockets, then you probably know who that USB–er, guy–up there is supposed to be. He’s James Harden and he’s an NBA player known for his foundational type of play. He’s also known for his ever-present bear. He probably won’t be shaving it off soon, but you can remove his beard anytime with this fun and cleverly designed Harden flash drive.

At first glance, it looks like a mere miniature model of Harden. But pull the beard and you’ll see that it’s actually a USB drive. Clever, clever.

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