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Archive for September 2016

The Throttle Opener: A One-handed Bottle Opener

The Throttle Opener: A One-handed Bottle Opener
The Throttle Opener may sound like a part that belongs on a carburetor, but in this case, it is actually a cool new magnetic, one-handed bottle opener. At last we can open bottles with one hand! It grabs onto your bottle cap and gives you just enough leverage to pop it out with your thumb.

Apple Parody: The New iPhone 7 Is… Just Worse

Apple Parody: The New iPhone 7 Is… Just Worse
On September 7th, Apple announced its latest generation of iPhones during a special live event in San Francisco. Ever since, fans and detractors have not been very that happy about one of the “improvements” to the device ever since. 
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Star Trek TNG Bluetooth ComBadge: Beam Me Up, Siri.

Star Trek TNG Bluetooth ComBadge: Beam Me Up, Siri.
We continue to get cool new toys to celebrate Star Trek’s 50th birthday. This Star Trek TNG ComBadge is what we have needed for years so we can communicate with our shipmates. It has a built-in microphone for hands-free calling.

Official Iron Man Kettlebells Will Help You Look Marvel-ous

Official Iron Man Kettlebells Will Help You Look Marvel-ous
You want to be an Iron Man? You don’t need any armor. You just need some iron weights. Like these official Iron Man kettlebells. This is Onnit’s upcoming 40lb Iron Man Kettlebell, which will be part of their official Marvel lineup along with those cool Captain America barbell plates and more. Get your superhero workout going with these kettlebells and you will feel the burn like you are going full throttle in the Iron Man armor, afterburners going full blast.

GetTen One-Step Corn Kerneler Gives Corn Cobs a Close Shave

GetTen One-Step Corn Kerneler Gives Corn Cobs a Close Shave
I am definitely a big fan of corn on the cob. It tastes way better than corn from a can, especially when you slather the corn on the cob with lots of butter and Cajun seasoning then grill it.

Plush Zombie Spews Scarf Entrails

Plush Zombie Spews Scarf Entrails
Few things in my wife’s 9/10ths of our bedroom closet enrage me more than scarves. I’m not sure you can even call something a scarf if it is woven with massive holes in it like a doily or something and only serves to catch on every single hanger in the closet.

Bugaboo Boxer Modular Suitcases Makes Travel Easier

Bugaboo Boxer Modular Suitcases Makes Travel Easier
Most of the luggage we use is pretty basic. You just put your stuff in it, zip it up and head to the airport. Today, there are smart bags with tags on them to track them in the event they’re lost, but really, it’s all pretty much the same other than the tracking.

Cat Sets World Record for Most Tricks in One Minute

Cat Sets World Record for Most Tricks in One Minute
The 2017 Guinness Book of World Records will have a brand new entry for the cat who can do the most tricks in one minute. My cat should hold the record for the cat who can do the least.

Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 4K Action Cam Takes Aim at GoPro

Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 4K Action Cam Takes Aim at GoPro
4K is pretty much the most desired recording standard at the moment. That’s what the new Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 offers and a whole lot more. This little action camera allows users to record in 4K at 30 fps, putting it on par with the GoPro Hero  4 Black.

Lexon In-Out Clock: Double-Double Alarm Clock

Lexon In-Out Clock: Double-Double Alarm Clock
Some of us still don’t use smartphones as alarm clocks, and for those people, Lexon’s In-Out clock is seems like a clever way to make sure your alarm is set before you go to sleep. You’ll never forget to set it again. Setting the time is easy thanks to a pair of giant plus and minus buttons on the back.

Life-Size R2-D2 Collectible is Every ’80s Kid’s Dream

Life-Size R2-D2 Collectible is Every ’80s Kid’s Dream
Growing up, I loved Star Wars and the only thing I wanted more than my own lightsaber was a life size R2-D2. Granted I wanted R2 to move around and do stuff, not just sit on a platform looking very cool.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet Gets Alexa, More Storage, and Longer Battery Life

Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet Gets Alexa, More Storage, and Longer Battery Life
Amazon has announced that it has updated its Fire HD 8 tablet. The tablet has an 8-inch display and runs on a quad-core processor. The new model offers 12 hours of battery life and 50 percent more RAM for better performance.

Starship Technologies Wants to Replace Delivery Drivers with Fancy Robovan Tech

Starship Technologies Wants to Replace Delivery Drivers with Fancy Robovan Tech
Starship Technologies first came to our attention when it unveiled its sweet cooler on wheels autonomous robots meant to deliver food and other items to your door. The company is back with a new reveal, and this time out it has a semi-autonomous system that is the result of a tie up with Mercedes-Benz.

Facebook Launches Star Trek Reaction Buttons: Like Long and Prosper

Facebook Launches Star Trek Reaction Buttons: Like Long and Prosper
Facebook is helping to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek by changing up their reaction buttons. You can also change up your profile picture with a custom Trek frame. Trekkies are going to love these new buttons. The buttons are comprised of Spock’s Vulcan salute (Love), Kirk (Haha), Spock (Wow), Geordi (Sad), and a Klingon (Angry).

Mario Is Finally Coming to iOS

Mario Is Finally Coming to iOS
Mario fans who are iOS users should be happy about this news. Nintendo has finally announced an official Mario game for iOS. We thought it would never happen, but Super Mario Run was revealed by Tim Cook and Shigeru Miyamoto during the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 announcement yesterday in San Francisco. It’s similar to other classic 2D platform games starring the famous plumber.

Ka-Bar Tactical Spork Has a Knife Hidden Inside: Sporknife

Ka-Bar Tactical Spork Has a Knife Hidden Inside: Sporknife
You know how it is, you’re sitting down and enjoying your dinner, spork in hand, when someone tries to steal your food. Well, they won’t be doing that if you are using Ka-Bar’s tactical spork, which sports a hidden blade.
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