This gadget came to mind because of the upcoming holidays. There are always too many devices looking for a charge when folks visit for the holidays and not enough charge cable. This 6-Device Charging Station (with cables) should solve the problem and is also a great gift for others. You get 6 USB ports, 4 lighting cables, 1 microUSB cable, 1 USB type C cable, and even a removable Apple Watch holder for charging. Pretty slick. All this for
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What is this bit of beer magic? It is the Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser ($125). This beer gadget turns your existing
mediocre beer into a nitro-like draft beer with ‘Micro-Foam’ technology. It runs off of USB power or two AA batteries. Imagine being able to take a Budweiser beer and add some nitro-style micro-foam. Pretty cool.
The holiday season is almost upon us, time for mulled cider, pumpkin pie, turkey dinners, and gingerbread cookies. Also, time to step up our gingerbread cookie game with this ninja gingerbread kit. The Ninjabread Gingerbread Cookie Kit ($14.99) comes with everything you need to get busy making ninja gingerbread people (gingerbread mix, icing, candy beads, 4-ninja cookie cutters, and piping bags). ...
If you live in an area where drivers think your driveway is public access, or you just want to send a clear message that your driveway is off-limits – check out these fake driveway spikes. They are made of heavy recycled rubber, have bright/reflective yellow tops, and weigh 3-pounds. The spikes are 3-inches tall and will have the bravest of drivers...
Imagine that, an electric carving knife that looks like a mini-chainsaw. Why didn’t I think of that? This bad boy, the Mighty Carver, is great for carving the Christmas/Thanksgiving turkey and is sure to be a conversation starter. Not only does it look awesome, but it also has an ergonomic handle and removable stainless steel blades. You know you want one. Get it
Too far away from April Fools to be a joke and way to elaborate. This yard robot autonomously patrols the yard looking for dog poop piles to scoop up. About time!
This cool robot is from Beetl Robotics and looks like a little green and white tractor. The Beetl Poop Robot uses computer vision and sensors to locate poop in your yard, hovers over the top and deploys its jaws and shears to scoop the poop. Pretty cool stuff. Video of the poop-bot after the break. (more…)
I am a big fan of making the home a smarter place. I have smart locks (the Nest X Yale Lock and the Yale Assure Lock SL), smart switches, smart plugs, smart sensors, etc… I prefer the Apple HomeKit enabled ecosystem as Apple is one of the rare tech companies that still cares about customers privacy. The only downsides of these Yale smart locks is that they are bit bulky...
I like this one. A bit of recycling stuff that otherwise would have made it directly to the landfill. In this case, old roadside billboard advertisements get a second life as high-quality tarps. They are already UV treated and typically are thicker and stronger than the tarps found at the local hardware store. For a quick price comparison, I tried to find the closest size and thickness. Here goes – Amazon Tarp Recycled Billboard Tarp
There are quite a few cool features with LG’s new InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerator, but the coolest is the 2-inch round ice balls it makes. The LG InstaView refrigerator doesn’t require a tray or mold and can crank out, and store, up to 25 ice spheres. Way to go LG. The rest of you refrigerator companies take note.
Video of this awesome refrigerator after the break. (more…)
This video is Westinghouse’s view of the future from the 1950’s – The Total Electric Home.