We’re glad that someone has almost caught on that fireplaces could be
hot outdoors, too. Dimplex’s Rockport Outdoor Electric Fireplace is a 26-inch electric fireplace with an LED flame effect. It has an audio MP3 input and concealed speakers. Debuting at the 2008 National Hardware Show, the fireplace is fully weatherproof, comes with a 20 foot cord, and the company claims that its annual cost is less than $10.00, based on 4 hours a day. Contact Dimplex for pricing.
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We talk with Mike Hullet of OmegaSatter, the company that makes the MonsterPod. The MonsterPod is a tripod without legs, great for situations where you don’t have a stable place for a tripod. It can be attached to just about any surface. It has a visco-elastic, putty-like polymet base, so you can mount it to things like trees, rocks, brick, or anything you can find. Then you connect your camera to it, and you can take your image in just about any situation. You can pick one up for $34.99 USD.
“The HydraCoach Thinks While You Drink.” Such is the claim of Sportline, the makers of the HydraCoach “interactive” water bottle. It tracks your fluid consumption and calculates your “personal hydration needs.” We didn’t even know we possessed such needs. We just assume that when we get thirsty, we drink water.
Other Product Capabilities:
- Paces an individual to ensure hydration goals are met.
- Monitors and motivates an individual to stay properly hydrated.
“With the launch of the world’s first ‘intelligent’ water bottle, we intend to revolutionize the water bottle and hydration industry,” said Brian Anderson, president of Sportline. “The benefits of proper hydration are sought after by athletes, fitness and outdoor enthusiasts, people trying to lose weight, the elderly, individuals on medication, and everyone who is generally health conscious.”
The HydraCoach goes on sale in December with a MSRP of $29.99. That’s big bucks for a bottle of water. We are thinking of substituting tequila to see how it calculates those personal hydration needs.
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