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Motherboard Mirror / nerd reflector

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2009

Motherboard Mirror nerd reflectorCheck out this mirror inspired by circuit boards. It looks pretty cool and retro in an 80s kind of way. Sadly this mirror will only ever know nerd faces on it’s shining surface. Non nerds show up distorted like some carnival funhouse mirror.

But the coolest aspect of this mirror is what they won’t tell you when you order. If you are the one true nerd, you will have no reflection at all. Like a vampire. That is how you will know that you are the chosen one. All that will be left to do is step through into another world…

Steampunk light switch plates

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on April 22nd, 2009

Steampunk light switch platesHere’s a new and interesting way to geek up your home. Make it look just a little more steampunk with these Steampunk light switch plates. You might as well. They go with your bowler hat and handlebar mustache. We have just one request. Stop asking people to address you as Mr. Jules Verne. It’s kinda creepy.

Sadly you can’t buy these ready-made. But if you want them, there are instructions on how to create one of these for yourself. There are a variety of types you can create in various degrees of building difficulty. Hey why not?

SmartFaucet recognizes faces to adjust temperature and flow

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

SmartFaucet recognizes faces to adjust temperature and flow iHouse has released the SmartFaucet that comes equipped with face recognition technology that can recognize the person’s face and then automatically turn on the water to the preferred temperature and flow f that person. It features a touchscreen display located on top of the faucet that can even be used to check your email, the calendar, etc.

It will give you something to do while shaving. Like read all that erectile dysfunction stuff in your inbox. The integrated LEDs illuminate to show the temperature, with transition from blue to red for higher temperatures.

CalSpas FRP4300 Fireplace boasts iPod dock, speakers

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

CalSpas FRP4300 Fireplace boasts iPod dock, speakersIs your current fireplace not doing it for you? All it puts out is heat, but you want something that puts out heat and sound. Well, the CalSpas FRP4300 has you covered. It features an integrated iPod dock complete with speakers. Because what else is your fireplace doing after winter?

Pump out the heat and the tunes in winter while keeping cozy and downing some hot chocolate. I don’t think the CalSpas FRP4300 Fireplace will come cheap, but it’s worth it because your friends fireplace doesn’t do all that.

Human Washing Machines for lazy, filthy humans

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on April 14th, 2009

Human Washing Machines for lazy humansIf it’s just too much work to drag your dirty behind into the shower and wash yourself, then you’ll love this. Forget showering upright. That;s so last century. Forget all that scrubbing and washing by hand. The Avant Santelubain 999 from Japan will treat you like a car in the car wash.

It’s called the “Human Washing Machine,”. Just climb in and close the top. You’ll be pampered like the lazy and filthy human you are. Have a Body Shampoo and Shower, an Infrared Heat and Steam, Sound Therapy, Aromatherapy, and more.

Smokin Tex adds smoke flavor to anything

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2009

Smokin Tex adds smoke flavor to anythingSometimes, when you’re grilling a piece of meat, you want to add some smoke flavor. Perfectly understandable. Though you may not realize it, other foods taste good with a healthy does of smoke too, if this magic refrigerator box thing is any indication. Add some smoke flavor to anything. Mac and cheese, steak, chicken, peanut butter and jelly, eggs…

The Smokin’ Tex Hot-or-Cold Smoker lets you add that smoky taste to any and every food you want. Just add some wood chips in the smoker box, select the temperature and close the door. It’s completely insulated so you won’t smoke up the house and capable of smoking up to 38 pounds of meat, or whatever.

Cubic Switchplates give your outlets some extra dimension

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on April 9th, 2009

Cubic Switchplates give your outlets some extra dimensionWe all know how boring outlets and switches can be. It’s high time they got a facelift. You can do just that with these Cubic Switchplates. They make your outlets look cool and immediately level up any room.

The switch plates replace your regular boring ones. The only difference is that they have a little bit of extra material on the outside which creates the optical illusion of your outlets being in 3D. That’s the third dimension to you and me. No glasses required. No fancy hologram trickery.

Ctrl-Alt-Del pillows for a style reboot

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on April 8th, 2009

Ctrl-Alt-Del pillows for a style rebootThe Mac fanboys have their Mac-O-Lantern pillows. Your laptop has the Log pillow. These pillows can be just for you.

They’ll give you a style reboot just by being there. But be careful. Leaning on all three at once will warp time and space, changing the reality around you. Might be a good idea to have a task manager blanket handy.

The Timelapse Garden video camera

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

The Timelapse Garden video cameraHere’s a cool video camera from Hammacher Schlemmer, specifically designed to create a timelapse video of your garden so that you can keep track of your garden’s progress. Pretty neat. You could make your own Discovery Channel type movie.

It features two different capture modes: as close as 20-inches or a 54-inch wide field of view with the capability to take a picture at one of six preset intervals. Anything from every 5 seconds to every 24 hours and it combines them into a single 1280 x 1024 resolution AVI movie file. Nice.

Recording Can fridge guard/alarm

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

Recording Can fridge guard/alarmThis little gadget is supposed to look like a standard canned drink, so it can blend into the surroundings in your fridge. Even though no one would ever mistake it for a real drink called “Fridge Recorder”. It’s light activated, so whenever someone opens the fridge door, the recorded message of your choice will play.

Stuff Like, “Step away fatty!” or “Haven’t you had enough junk today? Look at that fat ass.” or even “Obey the fake drink can. The fake drink can is now your master.” If you have roommates, this might help to stop them from stealing your stuff. It’s likely to be entertaining for a full 5 minutes.

The Beer Blaster holster

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2009

The Beer Blaster holsterHere’s the perfect weapon for those crazy parties. The Beer Blaster Holster will cost you $10. Guns take clips or magazines. The Beer Blaster uses canned beer as a cartridge so you can shoot all of your friends, who will then become enemies.

The weapon clips onto your belt or waistband, for easy blasting access and it looks pretty sturdy. You can also get the Beer Blaster Beer bandoleer and belt. Just shake up that beer and insert it into the gun. Video below.

Fly-Goodbye pistol keeps your magazines clean

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on March 17th, 2009

Fly-Goodbye pistol keeps your magazines cleanIf today’s beautiful weather was any indication, spring is finally here. Sadly, the bugs have arrived with it. The fly-goodbye will keep their population down and keep your magazines insect-gut free. Just insert the front tube that has some glue at the bottom, give it some pump action and fire.

If you are skilled enough that buzzing sound will cease and the fly will be trapped in the tube with glue. Brilliant. It’s like an insect carbonite freeze. It works more like a vacuum that sucks the fly in when the trigger is pushed, and you have to be about 1 to 3cm away from the pest, but still. Pretty nifty way of killing some insect game.

Panasonic RISAIKURA MS-N53 Recycler

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on March 12th, 2009

Panasonic RISAIKURA MS-N53 RecyclerPanasonic gets all green with its RISAIKURA MS-N53 recycler device. The device relies on a special platinum-palladium catalyst to break down up to 2kg of organic garbage into compost with the help of some heat. It’s great for those with gardens as you’ll be able to use the compost in your garden.

Panasonic is making some big claims as to the quality of their compost. According to them, the created compost is superior to store-bought fertilizer. The Panasonic RISAIKURA MS-N53 recycler has a few settings to choose from, depending on how dried out your garbage is, ranging from three to six hours. The shorter option will give the compost more protein, while the longer option is more suitable for long-term fertilization of trees.

Nuclear Doorbell could get annoying

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on March 6th, 2009

Nuclear Doorbell could get annoyingMost of us are happy with the typical doorbell. But there are others who are looking for something a bit more dramatic. The Nuclear Doorbell should do the trick. No old school ding-dong ring here. Instead, at the push of its wireless button it will produce sounds that could wake up the dead, as it blinks its lights while loudly announcing visitors.

Experience such sounds as a droning klaxon and a voice acted script to let you know that somebody’s at the door. Check out the video below before you decide on your purchase. We have a feeling you might change your mind.

Roll n’ Pour is a Rocking Chair for gallon beverages

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on February 25th, 2009

Roll n’ Pour is a Rocking Chair for gallon beveragesThis is the type of gadget that you buy in 2009 and by 2010 your arms have atrophied into little girl Mr. Burns type arms. It’s for the laziest of the lazy. What we have here is basically a rocking chair for gallon jugs.

Ben Kenobi once said that the force works great on the weak minded. Well, this thing sells great to the weak-limbed. Seriously, if you buy this, it means that you would lose an arm wrestling match to a squirrel. Please just pick up the jug. Practice with half gallons first if you must.