Archive for the ‘stuff’ Category

Closed-Hood Car Jump Starter

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012


ThinkGeek Closed Hood Car Starter

Things happen. They always have. That doesn’t mean that being prepared has to be bulky.

Thanks to the minimalists over at ThinkGeek, car batteries have met their match. Gone are the bulky cables rattling around your trunk until the day you’re holding them up by the side of the road in a silent plea for an Automotive Samaritan.

Our suggestion: The Closed-Hood Car Jump Starter. No hood to open, no fear of accidental electrocution, and like your favorite smart phone, this little wonder is a miniature version of the original that plugs into your cigarette lighter.

So go on. Streamline your just-in-case-kit, and keep the extra space for things that matter. Like beer.

Bodum Travel Coffee and Tea Press

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Bodum Travel Coffee and Tea Press

Who says you can’t take it with you? Bodum begs to differ.

Sporting a snazzy array of colors, the Bodum Travel Press allows you to bring your high-octaine fuel of choice along for the ride. So this year, save some change, skip the coffeehouse line coma and put some pep in your step right out of the gate. It’s all good – Bodum’s got your back.

Belkin Mini Surge Protector Dual USB Charger

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Belkin Mini Surge Protector Dual USB Charger
They say power corrupts, but that’s just because some people need more outlets.

Enter the Belkin Mini Surge Protector Dual USB Charger.

Small enough to travel, but awesome enough to turn one outlet into three triple-prong opportunities for energy revival. Weighing in at a mere 10.3 ounces, this wonder of the modern age also boasts two USB ports as a special bonus.

Pop one in for the ride, and instantly feel like superhero. After all – you’ve got the power.

Gaiam 2-in-1 yoga mat

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Gaiam 2-in-1 yoga mat

Tired of carrying the troublesome yoga twosome?
Consolidate your bag as you cleanse your karma with the 2 In 1 Yoga Mat from Gaiam.

One side is a standard yoga mat, the other is lined with a quick-absorbent towel, allowing you to stand with surety as you brave the heat of hot yoga. Boasting the convenience of being both machine-washable and eco-friendly, this lightweight bit of bliss will stick with you long after class ends.

Keep your music in tune.

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Rinse My Music

Over the years, we’ve all gotten one song here, one song there, and after a while, you just find yourself searching for “Track 12″. Well scroll no more – Rinse is here to help.

Free Download: RinseMyMusic.com

This nifty little software will go through your music library and smooth the bumps – delete duplicates, fix misspelled titles, grab album artwork, & work on putting your musical house to rights, leaving you awash in a database of musical order.

redmaloo laptop case: unfold something new

Friday, November 11th, 2011

maloo laptop case

Looking for a little extra? The redmaloo laptop case gives you exactly that. Its minimalist style folds out to create a laptop table complete with integrated mousepad. Available in a range of ecologically-sustainable felt colors, or upgrade to leather — either way, this scintillating scrap of German-engineered origami is guaranteed to garner envy at any coffee shop.

Power, Grace, and a good cause.

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Anybody can have hot girls on the wall. Why not go the extra mile for 2012 & put up hot chicks that are also Olympic gold medalists?

US Womens' Rowing fundraising calendar 2012

In the United States, there is no funding for Olympians’ expenses as they train for the gold. So while everyone else gets to sit back on their featherbeds covered in government-funded gold silk, American athletes have to pull themselves up by the proverbial bootstraps and generate their own revenue.

Thus, when faced with the sad Dickensian possibility of standing on a street clouded with coal dust as they tried to sell apples for a nickel to pay for their tickets Across the Pond in the summer of 2012, the women of United States Rowing decided to let New York photographer Jordan Matter take a picture so it’d last longer.

US Womens' rowing fundraising calendar

The result is the 2012 iteration of Power and Grace, filled with shots to inspire you to get up off the couch this winter or to stay home and feel awesome in the knowledge of having helped fund yet another opportunity to annoy the rest of the world by yelling, “U-S-A, U-S-A!”

Olympus Stylus Tough 8010

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

olympus stylus 8010

Forget mud, water and other elements found only in situations sponsored by the X-Games – how about a camera that can survive your life?

Meet the Olympus Stylus Tough 8010.

The first digital camera to claim to be crushproof (up to 220lbs), this little wonder is up for anything from that great adventure you keep meaning to take or just hitting the floor when you toss your bag onto the passenger side of your car.

Specs:

  • Waterproof to 33 feet
  • Shockproof to 6.6 feet
  • Freezeproof to 14ยบ F
  • Crushproof up to 220 pounds
  • 5x Wide Angle Zoom
  • 2.7 inch LCD

 

Extend your iPhone

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Eye Scope for iPhone

The only thing better than the stuff Steve Jobs’ geeks come up with is the stuff that other geeks create to add on to it.

Case in point: Eye Scope for iPhone.
Taking the capacity of the already-awesome iPhone 4 camera even further, this kit includes a handy stand and specially sized 8x zoom lens to clip onto your iPhone to stretch your field view to 246m, opening a whole new dimension to your facebook photo uploads.