Why, exactly, would one need a specially designed glass bottle cutter? Shush! Don’t ask so many questions, and just go with it. The C&C Bottle Cutter, now available on Kickstarter, is able to quickly, safely, and effectively cut through a glass bottle with very little effort. Best of all, you can do it from the comfort of home — no special shop or additional supplies needed. (Oh, okay, maybe some safety goggles.) Anyhow, if you are having trouble thinking of a use, the company offers these helpful suggestions: glasses, vases, candlesticks, lamp pendants, ashtrays, and aquariums. Seriously, this could come Read More
Eric Bauer, also known as the 20DollarBandit online for his $20 custom medical kits, is going a bit more expensive with this Kickstarter offering, but we don’t think an extra 10 bucks is much to ask for the attractive design and overachieving functionality of the MK-7, or Mini Kit VII Tactical Pouch. The pouch’s purpose is to hold a treasure chest of tools and supplies in a 5″ x 5″ space small enough to fit inside a cargo pocket. Bauer originally decided to “be lazy” and buy one. When he couldn’t find what he was looking for, he developed this Read More
The XBAR is one of those rare pieces of gym equipment that actually gives aging, slightly out-of-shape guys like myself a breath of hope. For starters, it was created by one of us in Damian Sanders of Irvine, California. Like most guys, he got busy with the complexities of life — business, marriage, children — and stopped exercising altogether. Then one day, he was testing an old bent shower rod and thought, “Wow, this works great.” From there, he developed a prototype that looked like your traditional curl bar but added cable connectivity for a resistance training program consisting of Read More
Oh, so a Mr. Big Time Rapper endorsed your headphones and you want to charge me $200+ for them? That’s nice. I think I’d rather just take form and functionality for a couple of $20 bills. In yet another blow to the cult of celebrity, Status Audio has taken the approach of simply building the best headphone possible and knocking out all the marketing gimmicks to pass along cost savings to the customer. Check it here: The HD One Headphones kick out sweet sound and kill the hype surrounding this far over-hyped market. Featuring a sweet foldable design, sturdy leather Read More
Like to go to concerts and sporting events, but can’t ever afford good enough seats to see what is going on? For a $200 investment, you can solve that problem once and for all with the Spectator’s Binocular Glasses. These specs give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with events and performances thanks to 2.1X magnification and individually focusable objective lenses (+/-3 diopters) that focus from “10 feet to infinity,” according to the Hammacher website. Made by Eschenbach, Germany-based precision eyewear makers going back to 1913, the glasses’ lenses have a bright, wide 20-degree field-of-vision and the frosted Read More
Screw you, gas station. Here’s an airhose that looks like a power drill, fits in your trunk, and will keep your tires inflated, and properly inflated at that. The cordless inflator is also a gauge and the wizard turns off when it reaches the right pressure. It could almost call itself a “smart inflator,” so we applaud the company’s restraint from jumping on today’s biggest bandwagon. The rechargeable battery chugs along for two hours between charging, and it does include a little travel bag. So that’s good. Available over at hammacher.com.
Clue’s always been engaging, but the cardboard playing surface and flimsy cards don’t create the opulent setting you’re supposed to imagine. Well 3D Clue offers a major upgrade to the classic game by making its atmosphere as luxurious as it’s supposed to be. A finely finished wooden cabinet gives it a stately third dimension, and nine highly detailed rooms sit beneath a layer of smooth, tempered glass. You play the game just as you would the original, only you set your pieces above the rooms. You’ll peer through the glass at exquisitely furnished Victorian rooms featuring gold-painted resin furniture. You’ll Read More
Fitness means commitment and it means working out wherever you are. It can’t be boxed in by time or space. Hammacher Schlemmer retails a fold-up portable gym that allows for a variety of exercises with the pulley model. Specifically, 40 polyurethane bands bring strength resistance for working the forearms, biceps, hamstrings–all muscle groups. They run 5 to 75 lbs. You can turn it into a rowing machine for a great cardio workout, right in your hotel room. It’s important to realize that the fold-up, portable gym also comes with exercise DVD’s and a nutrition guide. It’s nice to find some Read More