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Mr. Wilson is hungry for your towel

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 26th, 2008

Mr. Wilson is hungry for your towelAre you looking for a clever way to keep your towel off the bathroom floor? Sure, we all are. Mr. Wilson will help. He needs a gig desperately. He was never the same since losing the Pac-Man auditions to that other dude in the 80′s. Who needs a boring towel rack when you’ve got Mr. Wilson? He’s basically a tennis ball with a mouth, mounted to your wall with a suction cup. He’s kinda creepy, but if you like that sort of thing, he’ll cost you around $14.

Road Kill Rugs bring the outdoors inside

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 16th, 2008

Road Kill Rugs bring the outdoors insideNothing says class like a rug with a dead animal plastered on it. If you already own this, chances are your walls are covered in shag carpeting and you’re mate is searching for nits in your mullet right about now. It’s the road kill carpet from OOOMS and it’s exactly what it looks like, a flattened, bloody fox on a rug as if it had been run over by a car. Despite it’s disgusting nature, it has a softer side as it’s 100% wool handmade carpet is apparently very soft and nap-friendly. Not that you’d want to sleep near road kill. (Though I think we’ve all at one time or another been so drunk that we’ve woken up next to roadkill. Am I right guys?)

Ecobee Smart Thermostat is an energy saver

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 15th, 2008

Ecobee Smart Thermostat is an energy saverEcobee’s new Smart Thermostat not only has a nice futuristic look compared to your current thermostat, but helps you save some money on your power bill. It becomes part of your home network operating via WiFi and comes with optional ZigBee expansion slots if you want to integrate it more completely.

At $385, it may take a bit of time for it to pay for itself. Ecobee says 12 to 18 months. It gets better as you get to know your energy usage patterns and make adjustments. The Ecobee Smart Thermostat ships early next year. Which is good because in this economy, it may take you some time to save up the $385.

Dual Flush toilet does double doody

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 15th, 2008

Dual Flush toilet does double doodyWhen you think about it having the toilet and the sink in separate components doesn’t make much sense. Combining the two would save space and hopefully encourage those non-hand washers to wash up after doing their business because it’s right there. You know who you are. It saves water too.

The Dual Flush toilet puts this into practice by letting you brush your teeth while you pee and wash your hands and whatever else you want to do before you THEN flush, using the same water for all of it. Is it weird? Hell yeah, but you are saving a ton of water.

Brick LEGO radiator keeps nerds warm

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 15th, 2008

Brick LEGO radiator keeps nerds warmIt will be cold soon as winter comes. What better way to warm our geek hearts and our homes then with this LEGO radiator? It beats the hell out of the typical ugly radiator and let’s face it, it goes with your decor since you have all those LEGO pieces laying around. Appropriately, it’s called the Brick and it’s a real radiator designed by architect Marco Baxadonne for radiator maker Scirocco.

Interestingly the LEGO pieces are pretty efficient at spreading the heat with their surface area. Inside you’ll find that the plumbing inside allows you to snap them together just like LEGO. Pretty neat.

Machine turns Jolly Ranchers into cotton candy, Dentists win

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 13th, 2008

Machine turns Jolly Ranchers into cotton candy, Dentists winLeave it to the clever Japanese to invent a machine that turns Jolly Ranchers into cotton candy. It’s all sugar in the end and I can just hear the ca-ching of cash register bells going off in the heads of dentists everywhere. Extra cavities means an upgrade to their yacht or a new sports car, or a new coat for a trophy wife. This device certainly helps a dentist retire happily.

It’s called the Ame de Wataame, and it comes direct from Japan. So it isn’t cheap. Importing it will cost $159 plus another $60 for shipping. But come on, dental visits aside, how often do you get the chance to convert a hard suckable sugar into a melt in your mouth sugar? 9 out of 10 dentists are hoping it sells big here in the U.S.

The disappearing Pool Table

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 9th, 2008

The disappearing Pool TableLet’s say you wanna buy yourself a round Pool Table. Problem is you don’t have the room to keep a a pool table in your game room. Or do you? Here’s a unique way to have the table you desire and then make it conveniently disappear when you’re done, without being David Copperfield. That’s because the disappearing pool table rises from a side-sliding trap door in the floor thanks to a motorized hydraulic lift.

It’s the perfect solution for those with more toys then space. Plus it makes you look all James Bond-like. Another bonus is that when the cops come to shake you down because you’ve been betting and winning everyone’s money, the evidence is gone. Check out the video below.

AK-47 bullet ice cubes penetrate drinks

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 7th, 2008

AK-47 bullet ice cubes penetrate drinksNow, if you can create a gun that will shoot these AK-47 bullet ice cubes into drinks, you’ll be the talk of the town for your killer drinks. On the other hand, if you’re the violent sort, you may well create a gun that will shoot these into a person, since they will melt and leave no evidence. I guess that’s my dark side working overtime.

The AK Ice Tray resembles an AK-47 magazine. Just place the other half on top and it will create perfect ice bullets that look amazingly realistic. And if you’re a spy-type, why not impress an enemy agent with these. When they choke on the unusual shape, your job is done. Again, no evidence.

Ovetto Recycling Egg looks hungry

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 7th, 2008

Ovetto Recycling Egg looks hungryThe Ovetto Recycling Egg may not have landed with Mork From Ork, but it’s ready to help you recycle. It’s creator, Gianluca Soldi, has high hopes for the Ovetto as “an object that meets the needs of domestic waste separation in order to educate the population to correctly dispose of waste in order to be able to consequently recycle it.”

It not only fits easily in modern homes and offices, but it looks pretty damn awesome in a 2001: A Space Odyssey sort of way. It may be the neatest egg I’ve ever seen. And it’s good for the environment. The Ovetto is even made of recycled polypropylene. At £139.99 you really can’t go wrong with a futuristic egg. I’m just saying.

Round pool table, no more corner pockets

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 5th, 2008

Round pool table, no more corner pocketsI’m no pool shark, but the game of pool is all about angles, geometry and math. And taking the other’s guy money. So how does a game play on a round table? No more corner pockets for one thing. I guess you might have to call your shot using terms like “8 ball in the 12 o’clock pocket”.

I suppose it levels the playing field, making expert and novice alike learn the game for the first time. And where do you place the cue for the break? I have no answers, but the whole thing is customizable and you can even put a stripper pole in the middle for when you grow bored of pool. That way you can watch a stripper try to sink balls as she dances. You use a stick, she uses lucite heels. By then you’re so drunk you’re just glad to have something to bet on, because this round table hasn’t been winning you all the dough you thought..

Sweat Alarm alerts you to night time heat

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2008

Sweat Alarm alerts you to night time heatThis odd device in the form of a fugly watch is for those who sweat a lot during a deep sleep. It’s worn on your wrist or ankle, usually with comments from your other half like, “What the hell is that?” or “How much of OUR money did it cost you strap that ugliness to your ankle?”. Which is followed by something being thrown at you and you sleeping on the couch.

The idea is that it vibrates and wakes you up when it detects you sweating during sleep. I guess it doesn’t occur to some people to sleep without blankets. And doesn’t your body naturally wake you when you are too hot? I’m calling BS on this device and if you buy it your wife should knee you in the nuts.

Slim Trim Razor shaves accurately

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on September 28th, 2008

Slim Trim Razor shaves accuratelyThe Slim Trim razor is for those who are so obsessed about getting an accurate shave that they use all manner of tools like calipers, compasses, sextants, slide rules and write all sorts of facts and figures down in a shaving journal. “September 18th. Today I realized that the calculations on my beard were off by a fraction of an centimeter, thereby throwing my soul patch off it’s game. I believe I veered to far off course to the west, but unlike Columbus I did not discover America. I discovered that Chicks don’t seem to like my facial features either way, hair or no hair. Tonight I will course correct and account for shaving cream density, then I will update my calculations. Yours truly, Metrosexual.”

Seriously, first off you’re only gonna cut yourself twice as much with this thing. And being so concerned about an accurate shave that you need to buy this, is putting way too much time and effort into shaving. A true man knows how to rock a shave that will get the ladies without the aid of gadgets. This thing might be good for getting creative in punk rock sorts of ways, but that’s about it.

Skybar Wine Cabinet beats drinking from the bottle

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on September 19th, 2008

Skybar Wine Cabinet beats drinking from the bottleWine connoisseurs will tell you that you have to store wine at the correct temperature. You can’t just throw it in your fridge. Plus you probably shouldn’t drink it straight from the bottle or serve it in a cup that has a cartoon character. You should store it and serve it in style. That’s where Skybar comes in.

It’s a “Wine Preservation and Optimization System”, that houses three chilled chambers to serve three seperate wines. A small LCD displays the temperature and you can even choose from nine preset chilling options. The device also features vacuum technology that helps to preserve wine for 10 days without any change in taste. It will even pour it for you. It will cost you $1,000, so I imagine some of you will stop reading now and go drink from the bottle.

The Brick photo frame is like Lego for girls

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on September 19th, 2008

The Brick photo frame is like Lego for girlsThe ‘Brick does not endorse this girlly brick thing. It’s basically a Lego photo frame from Brando, for little girls or those with girlly cubicles. You don’t attach other bricks to it. Instead you attach little flowery accessories like a clock, hair brush, cell phone, and hair dryer for some reason. Looks like it comes in white and purple.

You’ll want to hide this in the same spot you hide your Hannah Montana stuff, so your co-workers don’t make fun and call you a sissy girlly man. But if you’re going to buy this for your little girl, it will cost you $16, even though the whole thing is pretty lame. I’m sure she has Legos already and can make this herself.

Home Swimmer: Unleash your inner Michael Phelps

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on September 18th, 2008

Home Swimmer: Unleash your inner Michael PhelpsSo you wanna swim like Michael Phelps, but your pool isn’t exactly Olympic size. That’s where the Home Swimmer comes in handy. It’s like a treadmill for the pool. It will keep you in place so you can feel like your pool has no boundaries, which will give you a great workout and let you practice for the gold at the same time.

Looks like it’s pretty simple to use. Just attach any flabby person to the tether, suspend a Big Mac two feet in front of him and the fun begins. It’s only $89.99. I suppose you could just, you know, swim around on your own, but I guess some people need to be tethered to get fit.