How many times have you pulled over to hit up Starbucks for a caffeine injection only to walk in and see a line of losers snaking out the front door? Save yourself this bitter experience while cruising along at freeway speeds. The Handpresso Auto is a high quality portable espresso maker that plugs into your car lighter. It uses ESE coffee pods, and with 16 bar pressure, it pumps out black gold without ever slowing you down.
Thirty-five years ago a corny sci-fi flick called Star Wars was released. And since then the kids (who are now middle-aged) have been fiending for the next sequel, toy, offshoot, or set of licensed collectibles to emerge. The wait is never long. Here’s Legos’ latest from the Ultimate Collector Series: a 12-inch tall R2-D2 with a retractable third leg and a head that actually rotates. Available May 2012.
Here’s a fun little “project” to keep you busy out in the garage or down in the basement when you just need a little time to yourself. The Canchucks kit helps you convert a pair of your favorite beer cans into nunchucks. Yes, of course it’s unlikely you’ll ever defend yourself by swinging these at somebody’s grill but they’ll keep you busy for awhile in the workshop and entertained when they’re finished.
Surprisingly there are alternatives to carrying a Man Purse, a fanny pack or wearing a belt clip for your phone. Skinth Storage does a pretty good job of combining these types of questionable accessories into something you might actually strap on. They makes little cases for your Leatherman, pocket knife, and micro gadgetry that look like Smurf-sized Swat Team accessories and carry the stuff you’d rather not keep in your pockets.
If you think like us, breaking your sledgehammer on the job should earn you a bottle of whiskey and the rest of the day off. But it doesn’t. All it does is send you out for a new handle or a whole new hammer. This line of guaranteed indestructible sledge hammers from BASH will keep you swinging ’til there’s nothing left to smash.
Sled Handmade Goods builds made-to-order cases for the iPhone 4 & 4S. Using premium materials like wood and leather, they can make your generic, mass-produced iPhone look surprisingly unique and personalized.
If you’ve ever camped in steep, mountainous terrain, you know how hard it is to find a tent site. The Tentsile tent solves this problem by combining the hammock and a traditional tent into an enclosed, off-the-ground shelter. They make 3 sizes, the biggest with a capacity of 5-8 people. Trees not included.
It was fine for young boys of your generation to play with little plastic Army Men shooting machine guns and bazookas and lobbing grenades, but today’s kids? They deserve better. Instead of promoting the kind of violence found on TV news and video games, try hooking them up with a box of Toy Boarders. Skateboarding may be a crime in some towns but at least it’s not deadly.
Before the Dyson guy came along nobody cared about the vacuum cleaner. But now that this brand has made them look cooler and elevated the performance of this ho-hum chore with the introduction of cyclonic suction, we need one. The DC39 is a compact little unit with all manner of advanced engineering plus it can suck peanut butter through a garden hose or some other equally amazing equivalent.
When prying open beers with the corner edge of your iPhone you risk cracking the glass. But not any more. The Intoxicase is a polycarbonate case for your iPhone 4/4s with a built-in onboard bottle opener. The upgraded Intoxicase Plus offers a slick fold-out opener and both come with a dedicated App that tracks your beer data, like the number of bottles opened, quantity consumed, hell, it’ll even call you a cab.