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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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This is a cool mod to try out if you have an old hard drive laying around that doesn’t work anymore. Turn it into a fancy piece of wall art! Here are all the directions you need to recycle your dead drive into something slightly more useful - more useful, that is, than a dead hard drive, not more useful than having a drive that functions. Give it a try, this one looks awesome.
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I love Logitech Harmony remote controls. I have yet to use a remote that is more intuitive, easy to set up, and recognized as many devices at the Harmony line. That being the case, I am looking forward to getting my hands on the 520 to see what kind of product they are putting out there at the $99 USD price range. It is a great option for those with just a few devices that they need to control, although the oddly-shaped housing does leave a bit to be desired. Hey, for $99 you still get the signature Harmony internet setup wizard via USB, which makes this thing cake. Look for it to hit stores by the end of the month. Jump down for the full press release.
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The Braun Tassimo Hot Beverage System is like a coffee maker, but for any hot beverage you are in the mood for. Think coffee, tea, cappucino, latte, hot chocolate, etc. Our friends at Single Serve Coffee got their hands on one, and it looks like they were fairly impressed.
The Tassimo is a great machine and hot beverage system. Since the machine is not solely focused on coffee, but spans the entire hot beverage making arena, we have to give it high marks for making an excellent cup of coffee crema, decent espresso, and yummy hot chocolate.
I have never been into coffee makers, as I am more of an iced coffee kind of guy, but this thing does look pretty neat. Can’t go wrong with hot chocolate.
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Our friends over at Single Serve Coffee got their hands on the uber-expensive Nespresso Romeo Coffe Maker, and put it through the paces. Now, despite that fact that it’s fully automated, and even uses really cool coffee “capsules” which make it even more attractive , I am not one to drop $800 large on a coffee maker. That being said, if you happen to love coffee - or capsules - that much, then check it out. It certainly is a beautiful piece of machinery.
We really like the Nespresso Romeo and the Nespresso coffee. We’ve seen Nespresso around for awhile now, but had no idea how fabulous the coffee would be. It’s also nice to see a well designed, well thought out machine to go with such great coffee. TheNespresso Romeo is easy to use and pleasant to the eye.
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