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Spray bottle turns water into sanitizer

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2010

Spray cleaners that are antibiotic are expensive. That’s because of all the chemicals in there. But this new Ionator turns regular water into an ionized spray that kills 99.9% of common bacteria. It’s magic.

You just keep refilling it with water and you won’t have to buy those expensive cleaners any more. Thing is, the household version of this thing costs $169, so either way you are spending a lot of money. But if getting away from chemicals is important to you, this might be worth it.

Beer bottles blown into glasses are sweet

Posted in Home by Shane McGlaun on April 9th, 2010

The weekend is here, you might have one thing on your mind about now, kicking back, and grabbing yourself some Heine, you know Heineken beer. Make has posted up some cool glasses made out of old beer and soda bottles.

The glasses are made by glassblower Nick Paul in Chicago. I guess needing to make the glasses is a good reason for drinking lots of beer and soda. These glasses remind me a lot of drinking out of Mason jars for some reason.

The 40 Second Electric Toothbrush

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on April 4th, 2010

We’ve never seen a toothbrush like this one before. These Hammacher Schlemmer super toothbrushes promise to clean all of your teeth in just 40 seconds. This bizarre looking device looks like it was designed to brush Predator teeth. It has four heads that will clean the front, back, and chewing surface of your top and bottom teeth all at the same time.

The brushes do their thing 810 times per minute and are mounted on self-adjusting pivoting heads. Sounds like a powerful cleaning. It uses two AA batteries which will give you 60 uses after a full 12-hour charge. It comes with four soft bristle brush heads and a tongue cleaner.

Motherboard Coasters

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2010

Everyone needs to use coasters for their drink. It’s just the right thing to do. And these motherboard coasters are the perfect geek way to protect furniture from your Mountain Dew or Red Bull. Made from recycled electronic motherboards(obviously).

Get on board. A set of six will cost you just 12.99. No one likes messy furniture and every geek loves to look at motherboards.

Why not decorate cables when you can’t hide them?

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on February 25th, 2010

If you can’t hide them, you may as well decorate them. These decorative cable clips are a perfect way to do it. Once you have embraced the decoration of cables idea, the possibilities are endless.

You could have little Army men climbing them, you could give the cable a hundred legs like a centipede, etc. You are only limited by your imagination. It’s much better than just living with the mess they make.

Glow in the dark toilet paper

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on February 21st, 2010

Or as we like to call these glowing rolls: Light wipes. We told you about glow in the dark tp back in August, but since the blogosphere seems to think this is a new thing, and since you may not have seen this before, we thought we would revisit this amazing development in luminescent wiping technology.

It’s great if you are wiping your crack in the dark, sure. But during a power outage it can actually help you find your toilet. Surely it’s safe to wipe with something that glows like radiation.

Heat Changing Arcade Mugs

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on February 8th, 2010

You can never have too much Pac-Man in your life. Or Space Invaders. Excuse me, “Pac Boy” and “Space Intruders”. You could buy yourself a regular mug featuring arcade scenes, but these mugs from Thinkgeek react to the heat in your drink and actually do things.

For instance the Pac Boy mug starts off with an empty maze, but when you add heat and it gets filled with detail. Same with the Space Intruders mug.

‘Hershey’s Kisses’ CD holders

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on February 1st, 2010

These Hershey’s Kiss CD/DVD holders are not very practical, but they sure look delicious, even if they aren’t real. If you want CDs all over your desk, this is the way to go. Of course, before you know it, you will break down and buy some real Hersey’s Kisses. Then you can just use the real thing for the same purpose.

At that point you can mix them up and play Russian Roulette with your teeth. Choose wisely and you have a tasty treat, if you don’t you will be breaking some teeth. You should probably just by the real candy and prop up your CDs that way.

Water Droplet Shower Timer

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on January 28th, 2010

Want to help the environment? Sure, we all do. One thing you can do is minimize your waste to reduce the amount of water you use. But it isn’t easy keeping track of how long you’ve been in the shower, and that’s where the Water Drop Shower Timer can help.

It attaches to your shower wall, allowing you to monitor your time in the shower. It will even alert you when you’ve used up your fair share of water. It will cost you $12.99.

Ekomini bank turns real money into virtual credits to teach kids to save

Posted in Home by Shane McGlaun on January 14th, 2010

Lots of kids and more than a few adults are instant gratification sorts. It’s hard to get some people to save money and teaching kids to save can be a bigger challenge. A new bank from a company called Ekomini aims to make teaching kids to save a little easier.

The bank plugs into an internet connected computer via USB and lets the kids keep up with how much change they put into the bank. The bank connects to an online virtual world letting the kids play games that encourage investment and saving.

This Wooden Humidifier looks classy, requires no electricity

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2010

Is it cold and dry where you live? You may want to consider this humidifier. This model from Japan looks nothing like the usual humidifiers we see around here. It has an elegant charm to it for sure.

The Mast Humidifier is carved out of Japanese Cypress and absorbs water from the hull, diffusing it through the air with the natural lemony-scent of the wood. Its even rot resistant and requires no electricity. Be moist while making a stylish and artistic statement.

Commoto rolling fireplace

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on January 4th, 2010

Forget dragging yourself to the fireplace, let the fireplace come to you. Roll it back and forth. Surely that can’t be dangerous. For €2,490 (or $3567) you can have one of these fireplaces that combines the inventions of fire and the wheel in one unit.

It uses bio-ethanol as its combustion source. Roll it wherever you want. It will warm any part of the house that’s cold. Just don’t tip it over. That would be bad.

Every issue of National Geographic on a 160GB HDD

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2009

National Geographic, or Nat Geo to it’s friends, is now offering everything it has ever published on a portable 160GB HDD. That’s neat enough, but that’s not all. 100GB of that is free for you to use and add to the collection.

It’s a shame that this wasn’t available before Christmas, but at least you can get it now if you have a spare $199.95. That’s worth it for all those Volcano pictures and Native peoples showing breasts.

Looftlighter starts fires with hot air

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on December 21st, 2009

This may look like a curling iron, but if you wind your hair up in this thing it’s likely to disintegrate in a fiery poof. Basically the Looftlighter is a handy way to light fires without using fire or even lighter fluid. What it does is blast out hot air at temperatures above 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Now that’s a fire.

At $80, it seems expensive, but it should save you money in lighter fluid over time. Heck, it just makes things easier if you start a lot of fires in your fireplace. Just don’t mistake this for your hair dryer.

Picture table: Hide your kitchen table on the wall

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on December 20th, 2009

Kitchen tables take up so much room in our homes. And we only use them for eating, so they don’t get used nearly often enough to justify the space they consume. The Picture Table aims to cure that, letting you use the table and then get it out of the way.

The Picture Table is like any normal table, but when you are done using it and want some space back, just flip it up onto the wall and it becomes a large frame. Great idea, especially if you live in an apartment.