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
If you spend a lot of time outdoors, particularly in hard-to-reach places where there is a lot of hunting and chewing tobacco going on, then you could find yourself in need of a flashlight that offers round-the-clock protection for 30 straight days without burning out. Meet the 30-Day Emergency Flashlight, making its arrival just in time for your next trip! The 30-Day torch provides continuous light for optimal emergency preparedness. Its highly efficient LED bulb uses a fraction of the energy of traditional bulbs to produce 720 consecutive hours of light on its lowest setting using only three D batteries Read More
If you were born in 1980 or later, it’s very likely that your idea of shared public space–a library, a coffee shop, a pathway in a park–is that it should probably contain some noise, preferably if that noise comes from you. For you, the runner’s speaker vest, which projects music from your shoulders out into the open air. To be fair, if you’re running on a typical road, you’re surrounded by engine noise and the possibility of the sounds of a car stereo coming from an open window, so may as well live it up. The item is thoughtful enough Read More
Everyone loves to have information and entertainment “at their fingertips.” Well the Fin-Smart puts it there, literally. This thumb-ring turns your hand gestures into actions for your Bluetooth devices, giving you easy and convenient access to and control over your digital world. Your fingertips each have a unique pattern, and Fin-Smart reads these as numbers to turn your hand into a keypad. When you move your thumb over your fingers, the ring reads the movement as a command that it sends to your device. Fin-Smart connects to your devices via low-energy Bluetooth. That means you can use it to control Read More
Spring training is just around the corner, and if you want to test your mettle against the fastball, then you’re going to need this baseball hitting trainer from Hammacher. This device allows batters to hit up to 450 balls in just 30 minutes. How do they do it? By tethering a regulation-sized baseball to bungee cords, which are in turn connected to home plate and a bar that hangs overhead. All you have to do is step up to the plate, hit the ball into the net, and wait for the recoil. The “pitches” come about every four seconds, requiring Read More