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Our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide is in full swing - we are adding our recommendations daily, aimed at men, women, teens, families, techies, and more. If you need help figuring out what to get the people in your life, head on over to our Guide for some ideas. We’ll even be giving away some of the items featured this year!
While we haven’t been at the pumpkin carving forefront over the past few years, we certainly welcome the opportunity to use a Dremel tool on something that, if ruined, we won’t cry about. That is what makes the Dremel Pumpkin Carving Kit such a draw. Complete with detailed instructions for carving elaborate designs into the squash, the Dremel tool sells for $30. Is there a happier way to get into Halloween? We think not.
This has to be one of the greatest kitchen inventions ever conceived. The Nuscüp is an ergonomically correct measuring spoon that can be dynamically resized by moving the slide up and down with your thumb. Despite the movable part, it can be used to measure both liquids and solids, and gives you millileter, ounces, and cup sized measurement increments. What’s more, there is an integrated magnet which allow it to be stored on the side of your fridge if it strikes your fancy.
It took me about 5 minutes to figure out how cool this clock is. For the uber-technocentric geeks out there it’s a must have - sadly, that might be us. The TIX LED Clock has lights that display the time in a very unique way. Unless told it was a clock, you would never even be the wiser. The blinking lights represent a number for each section, meaning that if there is 1 light in the first section and 2 in the following 3 sections (7 lights total), the time would be 12:22. Confused? So are we - and it’s going to cost us £39.95. Yeah, you know you want it, too.
Have you ever had the urge to drink a nice cold beer or soda immediately, only to find that your roommate didn’t take the time to throw the six-pack in the fridge? Soon enough, this problem may be a thing of the past. Through a partnership of Tempra Technology and Crown Holdings, the world’s first self chilling can, the I.C. Can, is here!
Proprietary engineering creates a temperature drop proven to reduce the I.C. Can’s™ contents by a minimum of 30° Fahrenheit (16.7° C) in just three minutes. When activated, the all natural desiccant contained within a vacuum draws the heat from the beverage through the evaporator into an insulated heat-sink container. It is this patented vacuum-power which lowers the temperature so dramatically and quickly, leaving the beverage inside cool and refreshing.
The can is non-toxic and 100% safe, using no compressed gases, and is also environmentaly friendly. The development of a system to mass produce I.C. Cans is in its final stage, so you can expect to see this new technology on store shelves soon.
Read More | TempraTech
This product doesn’t have the fanciest name but it is straight to the point. It functions as an emergency light - no surprise there. Alas, there are three other things you can do with this gadget. First, you can deter insects and mosquitoes with one light which is cool for camping tents and summer BBQs I suppose, you can deter mice with a different setting, and - most uniquely - you can charge the internal battery and use it to power things, like a laptop. That’s pretty neat.
The PowerSquid Outlet Multiplier can be viewed as both geeky and creepy. Its design looks like some perverted alien hand, yet the functionality is brilliant. We are all for making life easier in any way possible, and while this may not be the most beautiful design, it definitely gets the job done. For $14.99 you get 5 grounded extensions that combine into one plug. Why? Don’t you have power adapters bigger than life that reside in the same room?
Read More | ThinkGeek
Taking all the fun out of those summer barbeque’s (but hey, summer’s over any, right?), the Corn Cob Cutter is available from Miles Kimball. Simply put, it’s an easy way to get the corn kernels off of the cob. The vinyl unit features a circular blade that should perfectly shave the corn away. Heck, you can even adjust the diameter of the thing. Baby corn anyone? Grab it for $2.49.
Read More | Miles Kimball
For those of you too cheap to invest in ADT or Brinks, we have a solution for you. The Infra Red Home Defender is used to secure any area of you your house. The best place is right near the entrance to your home or apartment, where it uses a motion sensor to detect intruders, ex-boyfriends, and cats alike. Once it does, it sets off an alarm loud enough to annoy the neighborhood every time you accidentally trip it.
Doberman is proud to offer the PIR Sensor Alarm. This unit can be placed anywhere or mounted on the wall or ceiling. Using Passive Infrared (PIR) technology, this alarm unit can designate a protected zone up to 15 feet in a 90 degree sweep from the device. If an intruder trespasses into the invisible protected zone, PIR motion detection triggers the loud alarm.
Read More | Infra Red Home Defender
The battle between Gillette and Schick is starting to look more and more like the one between Microsoft and Apple. Gillette is scheduled to one-up the Schick Quattro, which features four blades, with the Gillette Fusion. The Fusion features a ridiculous five blades, plus a sixth “trimming” blade on the back of the razor head. The new Gillette Fusion will be available during the first quarter of 2006 in both non-powered ($9.99) and powered ($11.99) versions. Meanwhile, Schick is preparing to launch a powered Quattro.
Why use a triangluar, clunky block of wood to keep the door open when you can do it with much more style? James the Doorman is made of 100% rubber, and holds doors open by sticking his foot underneath it, then holding on for dear life. This little guy will cost you $20 USD, and is available in red or black - despite the green and purple ones shown in the image.
Read More | James the Doorman
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