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This showerhead is crazy, crazy like a squid

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 18th, 2009

showerhead No, that’s not a showerhead made especially for Medusa. It’s a Vado shower head that allows for tons of adjustment and fine tuning so you can get it just how you want it. But just how much adjustment does one need in the shower?

Just do your thing and get out already. Ever since you bought that crazy shower head, other people have been waiting in line to use it. You are having way too much fun in there squidboy. And you look like a prune,

Brinno Digital Peep Hole Viewer

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 4th, 2009

Brinno Digital Peep Hole ViewerForget looking through peepholes and having to squint to see who’s at the door. That’s the old way of doing things. With this Digital Peephole Viewer you’ll be able to see the smarmy look on that salesman’s face crystal clear. And if a serial killer comes to your door, you’ll know. Because they all have that look. You may not notice through a regular peephole, but with this you’ll know. Let him go hack up someone else.

You can easily replace your existing peep hole with this viewer in just five minutes. And it’s easy to use of course. Just press the button to view, and then press it again to zoom in.

WiFi bathroom scale arrives in the U.S.

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on October 1st, 2009

WiFi bathroom scale arrives in the U.S.Withings just announced that the world’s first WiFi-enabled bathroom scale is making its way to the States after a few months in leaner countries. It’s ready to be jumped on and broken in two, but it will try it’s best to stand up to your fast food loving girth.

When you stand on it, the scale automatically records your body weight, lean and fat mass and calculates your body mass index (BMI) to a secure webpage. If you prefer to use your iPhone, it will do the same with a Withings iPhone app. Will this be the trick to that long elusive svelte physique you’ve been wanting?

Space Invaders shower curtain

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2009

Space Invaders shower curtainLike Pac-Man, you just can’t have enough Space Invaders in your life. That includes the shower too. Now you can get clean and go pew pew pew as you battle the alien menace.

Of course it won’t actually move like in the arcade. You’ll have to use your imagination. Unless you’re the type to pee in the shower, in which case, fire away. Hope you can hit the UFO on top.

Domsai Terrariums make plants look like astronauts

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on September 24th, 2009

Domsai Terrariums make plants look like astronautsImagine that you land on the moon and that you are just minding your own business, collecting rock samples and playing a round of golf, occasionally driving your rover. And you see plant people coming at you wearing spacesuits. Can you imagine the horror?

I can, thanks to these Domsai Terrariums, which make ordinary plants look like astronauts. Each of these Domsai Terrariums are unique since they are hand-cast and the glass bulbs are mouth-blown. That’s also why they are expensive. They’ll cost you $140. If you want the gold one, it will be an additional $360.

Haunted toilet paper roll

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on September 15th, 2009

Haunted toilet paper roll plays the sounds of the undeadWe’ve all been in a bathroom where it smells like the undead, but have you ever heard the sounds of the undead coming from your toilet paper roll? This is a toilet paper roll holder that plays such sounds when you pull at the TP.

I suppose it’s a Halloween novelty item and is not intended to help you drop a deuce. Because frankly Zombie sounds don’t help me. Perhaps Zombies are constipated and that’s why they make their sounds. If that’s the case, maybe this is supposed to encourage more roughage.

Kwikset and Schlage locks notify you by email when door is opened

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on September 13th, 2009

Kwikset and Schlage locks notify you by email when door is openedHere are some useful electronic combination locks from Kiwkset. Great for added peace of mind when you are on vacation or if you just want to keep track of your kid’s comings and goings when you are at work. These locks will send an email to your cellphone when someone unlocks your door.

Locks from both companies are designed to be integrated with a wireless whole house automation system; Kwikset is partnered with Control4 and Schlage has its own system called LiNK. You can do things like program the lock so that when you enter your code you initiate other activities such as lights turning on, music or TV switches on, etc.

Motion Detecting Telephone

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on September 1st, 2009

Motion Detecting TelephoneYou are going away on vacation and you want to make sure that your home is secure while you are away. What do you do? I’ll tell you what, you just buy a old-fashioned phone and let it do all of the work. The motion detecting telephone can detect anyone walking in the room and can be set to dial a pre-set number when motion is detected. It also has a built in microphone that records sound in the room and sends it to your mobile phone.

It connects to the telephone wall port just like any other phone and will cost you $59.95. It’s useless to those with animals though as their movement will just have them calling you at all hours while you are away.

BucketVac turns 5 gallon buckets into Wet/Dry Vacs

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2009

BucketVac turns 5 gallon buckets into Wet/Dry VacsHere’s a great way to clean up all of your wet and dry messes around the shop or garage, without having to have a dedicated wet/dry vac taking up unnecessary space. The BucketVac snaps on to just about any standard 5 gallon bucket and turns it into a receptacle for all of your messes.

The vacuum weighs about 7 pounds and has a “commercial grade serviceable motor.” If you have some spare buckets and have nothing to do with them, the BucketVac should hit store shelves sometime before the end of the 4Q of 2009.

Beer Pager helps you find your lost beer

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on August 26th, 2009

Beer Pager helps you find your lost beerLost beer is a serious problem. The longer it remains lost, the warmer it gets and the less drunk you are. Plus, the drunker you get, the easier it is to lose your beer. This here Beer Pager will let you know where your beer is at all times and will emit a belching sound from up to 60 feet away through walls.

The Beer Pager is available now for just under $20 and will stop beer loss in it’s tracks. Because as long as you have beer, everything is right with the world.

GoPet scooter debuts offering eco-friendly transportation

Posted in Home,transportation by Shane McGlaun on August 26th, 2009

gopetscooter-sbIf you are looking for a way to commute over short distances or get around campus without breaking a sweat or buying gas there are a few options for you. One of the options is the Segway, but the things are very expansive.

A new electric scooter has debuted that is perfect for around campus travel called the GoPet scooter. The device has a 48V, 350W direct drive front hub motor. The motor is capable of moving the scooter at up to 16mph and it has a range of 25 miles on a single charge.

Spend and save coin bank

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on August 24th, 2009

Spend and save coin bankThe Spend and save coin bank turns saving money into an exciting game. Either way, it’s a win/win, whether it goes into savings or spending money. Obviously the spending tray is much smaller. This bank “deflects, and randomly deposits coins” while simultaneously looking like tupperware.

Much like a casino, the real winner is the bank. Or the folks who make it, anyway, since you are going to shell out $19.99 for it, use it for a few days, then get bored. But hey, it’s a fun idea.

Glow In The Dark Toilet Paper

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on August 23rd, 2009

Glow In The Dark Toilet PaperSurely with this technological breakthrough, humanity has finally reached the pinnacle of a new and great scientific age. For years man has struggled with wiping his butt in darkness. But no more. Glow In The Dark Toilet Paper has arrived. Surely it is reverse engineered alien technology.

No longer will power outages stop you from doing your business. You’ll see that glowing roll of tp shining like a beacon. Other ways this will improve humanity: People with tp attached to their shoe get ten times funnier, and tp’ing someones house is now more spectacular at night.

The Beertender

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on August 10th, 2009

The BeertenderWhen you make the leap to installing a beer tap in your home, you better make it classy. Otherwise you are just a lush. When you class it up, you can get away with calling it “refined taste” or eccentric”. The Beertender is the way to go.

It will cost you $638 and for that price you can get a mini beer tap that’s all class in leather and wood. All you need to do is drink up. Even if you act like a total slob, this thing says that you simply like your beer in style. Who can argue with such elegance?

Zuvo Water Purifier

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on August 5th, 2009

Zuvo Water PurifierMost of us take clean water for granted and will never know what it’s like to live in an undeveloped country, where access to clean drinking water is not possible. And even in developed countries, the cleanliness of the water may not be so good.

The Zuvo Water Purator can help no matter where you live. It uses not one, not two, but five cleansing technologies to deliver safe and clean drinking water. With each purchase you aren’t just helping yourself, you’re helping others as well. Because the company will donate 5% of its profits to water purification programs in the developing world.