There's a new Kickstarter campaign for something we've not seen a lot of on The Gadgeteer - a thermal flask. It's called the Kole, and is handmade from stainless steel and oak. It can hold 2.4 ounces, and hold hot espresso (4 shots!) or cool whiskey, unaffected by the atmosphere in your pocket, bike bag, [...]

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This post has been sponsored by DrinkMate. When socializing and partying involves drinking alcohol, it should go without saying that it is important to stay safe. A designated driver is an obvious must-have, but even for those people who aren't driving or people who drink alone, knowing their blood alcohol level can help prevent a [...]

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Whether you have small children, dexterity problems or you just like to be prepared for potential liquid spillage accidents, SipSnap lids have you covered (see what I did there?). SipSnaps are colorful lids made of high-quality, food-grade silicone that is BPA and phthalate-free. The one size fits all lids can stretch to fit almost any [...]

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With the Savino Wine Saver Carafe, you decant a bottle of wine and then insert the float.  You can serve the wine directly from the carafe without removing the float.  If any wine is left, the float keeps oxygen away from the liquid's surface and keeps the wine fresh for up to a week.  The [...]

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You don't need room to store a set of espresso cups and a set of coffee mugs in your kitchen.  The Double Shot Glass Mug serves both purposes.  Each "hand-blown" mug has a 1.5 ounce espresso cup in one end and a 5.5 ounce coffee cup in the other end.  The Double Shot Glass Mug is $13.99 at [...]

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If you like to enjoy a nice glass of wine in the great outdoors, but feel very unsophisticated using plastic cups or mugs, Parqer wine glasses have been designed especially for you. What are they? They are long-stemmed wine glasses made of glass - duh! But the reason why they are unique is that they [...]

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Do you have a burning desire to have the hottest man cave (or woman cave) in town and you have an extra $25,000 just burning a hole in your pocket?  Get yourself a Robotic Bartender!  This bartender is the same computerized mixologist found in hotels and country clubs.  You select a drink on the touchscreen menu from [...]

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Drinking plenty of water everyday is a pretty basic way to stay healthy and feel good.  I have known this for years, and I still can't manage to drink the recommended amount on a daily basis.  There is hope for me.  HidrateMe begins shipping in December of this year. It's a 24 oz. smart water bottle that, when [...]

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Have you ever thrown a party, but stressed over what ingredients you need for various alcoholic beverages? Perhaps you've always dreamed of being a bartender, but can't tell a martini from a margarita. Thanks to the Bartesian you'll have to worry about or memorize ingredients again. The Bartesian is an automatic drink mixer that uses [...]

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Of course, only a fool would put a caffeinated drink in a toddler's cup, but it would be fun to give the grandparent's a start when they see the grandkid coming to visit with their own cup of high-octane energy, wouldn't it?  This 8oz cup is made of BPA-free plastic and has a hard, snap-on sippy [...]

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Even if you don't have room for a keg, you can keep beer on tap in your home.  The uKeg is a pressurized growler system that will fit in your fridge to keep your beer cold.  It also has vacuum-insulated walls to keep your beer cold when you take the uKeg with you.  "With vacuum [...]

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Instead of having to wait for gravity to cause your water to slowly drip through a filter, you can get 8-cups of filtered water in 60 seconds with the Aquasana Powered Water Filtration System.  This filtering system pumps water through four filtering stages to remove 66 contaminants while retaining natural minerals: Activated Carbon: Reduces organic chemicals like [...]

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Keurig has announced the Kold beverage maker that will be available for pre-order this summer.  The Kold will make sodas - Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Dr. Pepper - plus teas, craft sodas, and drink mixes in 8-ounce servings.  You won't need ice, because Kold dispenses the drinks already chilled.  You'll be able to make carbonated [...]

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Using the Decapitator, you can open beer bottle caps without scratching up your hands and with minimal effort.  You just slide the Decapitator over the bottle cap, push down, and the bottle is opened.  A magnet inside the Decapitator holds onto the cap until you're ready to trash it.  Watch the video at Corkcicle, and [...]

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Corkcicle says the Whiskey Wedge is the artful way to a perfectly chilled, but not watered down, drink.  The Whiskey Wedge includes a glass and a silicone wedge.  To prepare the glass for use, you insert the silicone form into the glass, then fill the glass with water through the opening in the top of [...]

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If you like to serve your beer (or soft drinks) in chilled glasses but have limited space in your fridge to store the glasses until you need them, you need to check out the Black Terra Cotta Beer Tumblers that can be chilled and ready in 90 seconds.  To prepare the mugs, you just soak [...]

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Many of the commenters on my Keurig 2.0 Model K550 Coffee Brewing System review, and those at Amazon and other online retailers, said they were through with Keurig machines if they were restricted to using only official Keurig coffee pods.  Reasons varied from the higher prices charged for the Keurig-branded pods, to  concern for the amount [...]

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I love iced coffee drinks from Starbucks, but they do get expensive, especially when you have three coffee drinkers in the family.  You can make your own iced coffee drinks from coffee you brew at home with the Zoku Iced Coffee Maker and save tons of money.  You just pour fresh-brewed coffee into the pre-chilled [...]

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Most single-cup coffeemakers require you to use pre-made pods with coffee inside.  If you fill your own reusable pods, you can use your own freshly ground beans, but you have no idea how long ago the stuff in those pre-made pods was ground.  To insure you have the freshest, tastiest cup of coffee without having [...]

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When I reviewed the Keurig 2.0 K550 Coffee Brewing System last November, the only complaint I had was that you can't use your own coffee in a reusable capsule nor can you use store-brand pods.  Green Mountain Roasters, Keurig's parent company, had put some sort of "DRM" restrictions in their new 2.0 machines so they [...]

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