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This Contraption is “The iPhone of Garlic Peelers”?


Yeah… that’s a bold claim, but that’s what was in the email sent to us. Bold enough, in fact, to pique our interest and make us look at the thing. And while it’s a far cry from any Apple-type product, we suppose in the world of garlic peelers, this product does stand out. It’s a hollow tube with special grooves on the inside that peel a whole garlic bulb in 30 seconds. You simply break apart the head of garlic, toss the cloves in, close the lids and shake for 10 to 30 seconds. The grooves will impact the cloves in just the right way, removing the skin in the process. You’re left with a perfectly peeled pack of cloves in less time than it would take you to manually peel just one. The fact that both ends open up makes it easy to wash, and the design doesn’t hurt the eyes. The best part is that a $25 pledge will get you one.


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Transparent Practice Padlock For Budding Locksmiths


Lockpicking kits are pretty popular on the Internet; we even wrote about one… 9 years ago. But what’s the point in getting one if you have no idea how to use it? It makes more sense to acquire some skills first, and that’s best done through practice. The Ehdching Transparent Professional Cutaway Practice Padlock lets you do just that.

– Lock with open chambers on all the moving parts that allow you to see how it work
– You can see clearly that how the pins work when a key is inserted
– It will come out in perfect smooth working condition with no loose parts or pins
– You actually can see the pins moving up and down as the key slides into and out of the lock

The best part is that this product comes with its own set of lockpicking tools, and the whole thing can be had for a paltry $30.

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The United M48 Tactical War Hammer with Sheath


Whenever we come across something like the United M48 Tactical War Hammer, we often read about zombies in the description some journalists give it. It’s as if we have to conjure up some reason to own this, and zombies is a safe bet since no one will ever be sad we’re contemplating killing a fictional character. However, we think the United M48 Tactical War Hammer with Sheath is badass all on its own, zombie or not.

The M48 Tactical War Hammer from United Cutlery is the hammer/axe combination! The cast 2Cr13 stainless steel black oxide-coated head can pummel almost anything with ease. The handle features a defensive war hammerhead and a devestating piercing spike, which offers great applications as an effective breaching tool and defensive hammer. The 30% fiberglass handle is nearly indestructible, and the axe head is attached to it with metal bolts. Includes a TPR hammerhead cover and a nylon sheath with Velcro closure.

– 7 3/4″ cast 2Cr13 stainless steel head
– Powerful back spike
– 30% fiberglass & reinforced nylon handle
– Measures 15 1/2″ overall in length
– Includes TPR head cover and a nylon sheath with a Velcro closure

Better yet, it’s not going to break the bank at $50.


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What’s The Easiest Way To Shave Your Head?


With this cool HeadBlade ATX All Terrain Head Razor, of course. At least, we imagine that if you’re going to go for the completely bald look, you could do much worse than by using the above product. It’s a blade mounted on an ergonomic handle, which also features wheels. It looks like a mini ATV, and you’re meant to roll it around your noggin for a little bit, until you’ve no hairs left. The handle is rubberized, for comfort and convenience, and while it isn’t the first such product on the market, we haven’t seen one with wheels before. We imagine this contributes to a no-nick, no-cut shave. It’s $15 and comes with one blade.


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Magnetic Vest Holds Your Tools For You


This is either a great idea, or an accident waiting to happen: it all depends on just how strong the magnets are. The Mag-Vest is being marketed to garage tinkerers for its ability to hold on to your metal tools with strong C8 Grade ceramic magnets, which reportedly can hold up to 10 pounds. If you’re working on something, you might find it more convenient to place some things on your chest, rather than in a tool box nearby or on the side of the hood where they might fall into the engine bay. It’s not a bad idea, but being untested we would worry that the 10 pound claim is optimistic. However, if they’re strong enough to prevent your hammer from flattening your pinky toe, it might be worth the $60 pledge.


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ODii Grab-It Gadget Rescues Your Stuff From Your Car’s Black Holes


Ever lost something between your car seat and the center console? Yeah, that’s the black hole. Usually once it falls there, it’s a goner. But with the ODii, a telescoping four-pronged claw and magnet, you stand a chance of getting it back. Measuring a total of 12 inches to fit in your glove compartment, the claw part extends to 18 inches, while the magnet attachment goes all the way up to 24 inches. That magnet, by the way, is a super strong neodymium magnet and is able to lift up to 2 pounds. There’s even a detachable LED light to make it easier to see when you’re getting closer to retrieving those earrings, or whatever. And the ODii’s uses aren’t limited to the car. Dropped something behind your couch at home and don’t feel like moving the whole thing? Reach for this instead. It’s an ingenious and useful tool to keep around, and at $20 as an early-bird in the Kickstarter campaign, is priced just right.


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Spyderco Dog Tag Doubles As Utility Knife


The Spyderco Dog Tag looks just like a dog tag from afar, and is about the same size as one. But this particular pendant can be transformed into a knife, albeit one with a really small blade. When folded, the thing measures 2 inches in length, and the blade extends that to 3.23 inches overall when it’s unfolded. That means you get a very modest 1.23 inches of blade to play with, but if all you want to do is cut some rope, or open up some boxes, that’ll be plenty. The blade and handle are coated with a stealthy black titanium carbonitride, and the whole thing weighs about 1 ounce. It’s $92.

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Coolbox Is The World’s Most Advanced Toolbox


Last summer we told you about the Coolest Cooler, a smart cooler that integrated so many extra features that it went on to become the most successful crowd funded project of all time ($13.2M pledged!). Its existence seems to have inspired the Coolbox, a toolbox with a suite of features you might be interested in. They include: “a 12v rechargeable battery, two USB ports, 270-degree LED lighting, a 10-foot extension cord with three built-in plugs and an iPad stand. The box also has a Bluetooth speaker.” The lid is magnetic, there’s a powerbar, and even a whiteboard on the inside of the lid. And of course, there’s enough room to accommodate your power tools. The entire thing will set you back $179, with expected delivery in June 2015.

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Weatherman’s Multi-tool Bracelet Looks Awesome, Is Of Dubious Use


We like manly men accessories as much as the next guy. So we won’t lie and gladly admit we’re attracted by the Leatherman Tread, a bracelet that doubles as 25 different tools.

It’s an ingenious design. The bracelet is fully customizable and can be re-built with slotted fasteners. The user can rearrange links, add or remove tools, or just adjust the bracelet’s size for comfort down to one quarter of an inch. Even the clasp is functional, with a bottle opener and #2 square drive. Other tools include hex drives, screwdrivers, box wrenches, a carbide glass breaker, and a hook-style box cutter that doubles as a SIM card pick.

The issue we have, however, is that we can’t find too many realistic real-life use scenarios, especially with tools this small… A carbide glass cutter? That’s cool, but do you really see yourself effectively hitting a car window with a slightly protruding bit of metal?

Maybe… But to be honest, we’re just skeptical of its actual use, yet we’re willing to be wrong. Or maybe we just want to be wrong since this thing is such a looker. If paying between $150 to $200 for an accessory that appears to value form over function doesn’t bother you, know that the Leatherman Tread will be available this summer.


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