Bachelor Pad Design

WatchphoneWe’ve always thought watchphones were just a bit too dysfunctional or big to be practical, but LG seems to have actually made it work.  Runs on a 3G network, has 2 GB of internal memory, voice command and best of all Bluetooth 2.0 so you’re not Dick Tracy-ing it all day into your wrist.  But wait there’s more – it has a video camera for video calls.  Full video of features is here.  Water-resistant and we even like the normal look of the watch function.  The watch went on sale today in Great Britain, but you can already pre-order unlocked versions to slip your SIM card into.  $850 – $1400 BUY

August 27, 2009 at 9:10 am

champagnecellar1Marvel specializes in wine refrigeration, so when they debuted the Champagne cellar, many paid attention.  Wider and deeper racks for champagne sized bottles, along with recessed lighting, stainless steel, and an LED display make this the perfect place to keep some celebratory bubbly on hand.  We know of one gentleman who put this in his dressing room.  Why not?  Auto-defrost, UV-resistant glass, and five glide out racks with the option for continuous lighting truly make this the best.  Don’t go through life without celebrating.  America needs to drink more champagne.  Lead the charge.  $2,150 BUY

February 2, 2009 at 5:03 am

Looking for a personal assistant but don’t have the expendible income to employ one?  We’ve found your solution.  AskSunday is an online company that will outsource your needs, get it done and leave you with a completed checklist.  Some examples of things they will do? Go shopping for your mother’s birthday present, book your flight and have a private car take you to the airport, compile a spreadsheet of bars with private rooms within five miles of you and include costs to rent them out, or the best – have someone wait in line at the DMV for me and call me 10 minutes before it’s my turn.  Makes you wonder…did we write this post or did we have someone do it for us?  Plans start at $17.  BUY

January 22, 2009 at 5:09 am

CeloxA new development in medicine has been rushed to the battlefield of Iraq, and is now sold for home use as well.  Celox is a blood clotting agent, essentially a granulated version of a bandage.  A sterilized powder substance clots blood almost instantly, even in situations of hypothermia.  Patent pending, understandably.  Stop major bleeding quickly when needed.  A small addition to your emergency kit, but state-of-the-art. Be sensible – use as directed.  $35 BUY

December 31, 2008 at 5:01 am

Polaroid is looking to stay in business by adapting to the changing times.  Instead of that clunky Polaroid camera – you can now keep your iPhone or small digital camera and develop prints on the go.  Easy enough with the Pogo.  In fact, no wires needed – send photos on via Bluetooth (or USB if needed).   Borderless images come out dry to the touch.  Hit for the Holidays, especially with the older relatives. $100 BUY

December 15, 2008 at 5:13 am

If you can’t sport the in-house pub, then at least make your own beer with the NanoBrewMaster.  With an on board computer that regulates and monitors the introduction of hops, yeast, water and extract – you’ll have the BrewMaster title pretty quickly.  It can brew 15 gallons or two 7.5 gallon batches at once.  Best of all – it is self cleaning.  Starter kit for 5 different types of beer included with purchase.  $TBD BUY

December 8, 2008 at 5:40 am

The SawStop is ingenious to put it lightly.  It is the safest table saw in the world, bar none.  By recognizing electrical currents found in humans, the saw prevents removal of any fingers or body parts…which means a potentially bad day, is now a much better (and cleaner) day.  Once a finger, or body part is detected, touching the blade a lightning fast (literally) brake jumps in to stop the saw.  You’re left with barely a scratch.  Awards are stacking up, including Time Magazine’s Best Invention, Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, Reader’s Choice Award, Tools of the Trade Magazine etc. etc.   Click here to see it in action (no fingers, just hot dogs).  Calculate what a finger costs, then  decide if the price is worth it.  $3,500 BUY

December 5, 2008 at 5:37 am

3m 110 Pocket ProjectorThe reviews are in, and the 3M 110 Pocket Projector has beaten the Pico PK 101 to claim title to the best handheld projector.  What’s so cool about this?  A few things.  No fans means it is quiet, LEDs mean the bulbs last for 10,000 hours, and it projects images up to 50 inches.  That means you have a 50 inch TV in your palm.  You can put it in your home to project art onto a blank canvas, you can combine it with a PDA and laser keyboard to create the smallest laptop with the largest screen.  Possibilities are endless.  All this for only $302. BUY

December 3, 2008 at 5:41 am

Adobe LightroomWe tend to find most Adobe products overpriced, but Lightroom is one that is well worth the money. uses it almost daily (see photo’s for Maverick’s, The Palace, The Pub, and The Castle posts for examples).   Make photos shine, and images jump out.  If you’re a student or in education you can get it for only $99.  $300 for everyone else.  BUY

November 20, 2008 at 5:59 am

Best Toolbox

Looking for something just as sturdy as your tools where yo can put them? The Homak 3-Drawer Toolbox is the best you can get. Ball bearing glide drawers, non-slip mats inside, automatic drawer locking when the lid is closed…double wall construction. This one you’ll have to put in your will…it’s not breaking anytime soon. $50 BUY

November 5, 2008 at 1:36 pm

FitbitThe future is coming…in fact it will be here just in time for Christmas. The Fitbit is a remarkable device. It tracks your activities throughout the day – a multidirectional pedometer inside has 95-97% accuracy.  It not only measures the intensity and duration of your physical activities, but also calories burned, steps taken, and distance traveled.  But wait – here’s where it gets cool.  It will also track how long it took you to fall asleep, the number of times you woke up throughout the night and how long you were actually asleep vs just lying in bed.  This is done through smal tremors in your wrist based on different stages of sleep. You can then wirelessly sync all this info and track it online.  Wireless and rechargeable.  Diagnose your life.  $99.  BUY

October 20, 2008 at 12:50 pm

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August 12, 2008 at 12:25 am

For a company famous for its toasters, Dualit is going modern – while staying a bit retro in design. The Dualit Digital Radio has a rechargeable NiMH battery, timer, alarm with snooze and sleep options, cast aluminum casing, and an aux in for the iPod. Put it next to the bed, in the home office – take it on the road. We like it.  Enjoy. $225.00. BUY

July 15, 2008 at 5:30 am

What’s better than to have a humidifier you only have to check on every 4 months? Few things. The Cigar Oasis Humidifier keeps your cigars at 70% humidity (though adjustable if needed) and has a microprocessor to increase or decrease to keep at this constant level. Batteries last four months, and the reservoir for distilled water will get you past the four month mark as well. They thought of it all with this one. $80 BUY

May 14, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Herman Miller C2 Climate ControlHerman Miller came out with the C2 Climate Control and though we can’t seem to nail down how it works – we’re impressed with what it does. Using 90% less energy than a space heater, this machine can increase the temperature 18″ away by 32 degrees, and more importantly – can decrease it by 7 degrees. This means your workspace or bed will forever be exactly the temperature you want, regardless of anyone else’s preferences. For those who are picky about temperature – this is right up your alley. It even purifies the air – and requires no water, has no heating coils etc. We’re not sure what goes on inside – but we don’t need to know. A lifetime of comfort for $280. BUY

May 5, 2008 at 5:51 am

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