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If you have young children who have reached that "I can do it myself" age, you know what a time bomb a gallon jug of milk can be. Install a Magic Tap Automatic Drink Dispenser on the milk jug, and even young children can dispense milk or other beverage without even needing to lift the [...]

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About a year and a half ago I reviewed a set of Balls of Steel, a drink cooler with a snappy name and ties to testicular cancer research; fifteen percent of their net profits are donated towards the cause.  They recently reached out again to ask if I'd like to review their version 2.0--Balls of [...]

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Your barware might not include expensive ceramic or metal beer steins, but you can simulate the look with these Das Can-In-Stein beverage can holders.  Simply slip any standard 12 ounce can into the "scaffolding", and you'll have a stein, complete with handle and thumb-opened hinged lid.  Although it looks like pewter, Das Can-In-Stein is made [...]

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Always on the lookout for neat travel gear, I recently stumbled upon this product from Hydrapak, the Stash Bottle a collapsible TPU walled water bottle. What makes this so interesting to me is that when not in use, the hard molded top and bottom can be collapsed together for storage. This feature is a travelers [...]

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The Neolid Twizz is a plastic 12 ounce cup made in France of light weight, waterproof and insulating plastic. So far that sounds pretty boring right? The interesting feature of this cup is the specially designed twisting lid that opens and closes with a twist. The lid opens like an iris or camera shutter and [...]

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Julie reviewed the SodaStream a few years ago and determined it was an economical way to make your own sodas at home.  It gives you the option to make regular, diet, and caffeine-free sodas and flavored waters, but it did look a bit utilitarian.  Big deal, you might say, but there are some people out [...]

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Juice boxes are convenient for packing in a child's lunch or for taking along on trips, but what they contain probably isn't your first pick for feeding to your child.  Those juice boxes often contain beverages that are more sugar than anything else, so they aren't nutritious.  Those flimsy cardboard boxes that can seem like [...]

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Most of our appliances communicate with us now, so it was only a matter of time before our dinnerware did too. The Vessyl, created by a company called Mark One, is a 13 ounce cup that contains sensors which can determine the type of drink (including sodas, alcohol, smoothies, tea, coffee, etc.) as well as [...]

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These cups and coasters redefine cups with designs that change when hot beverages are added.  These borosilicate glass mugs have an interesting slanted shape and unusual stick handles, but they are otherwise plain when viewed from the side.  They have a fish-shaped metal piece on the bottom, and when you fill the mug with a hot [...]

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You're having a party, but you don't know a lot of recipes for mixed drinks.  Sure, you could run to the bookstore and buy a bartender's recipe book, but where's the gadgety fun in that?  Instead, purchase the Perfect Drink App-Controlled Smart Bartending Scale and you'll have recipes for hundreds of drinks at your fingertips, [...]

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The Dolores Chiller Messenger 2014 is the latest of Timbuk2's cooler bags.  Each year the bag's colors are inspired by a different beer; this year's yellow, black, and silver scheme is inspired by Japan's Sapporo beer.  The bag has a TPU lining for "easy cleaning and keeping the elements out".  It has the standard Napoleon [...]

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When you're hot and thirsty, the first thing you think of that will fix the situation is a cold drink. Maybe an ice cold soda or a beer... But what if the only beverages available are at room temperature. Sure, you can pour them over ice, but that usually results in a watered down flavorless drink [...]

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I don't have any little ones running around at my house, but I've seen enough kids to know that when cups and beverages are near them, a mess is bound to happen. When the sippy cup was invented, I bet parents all over the world cheered. Sippy cups definitely can help prevent messes, but they [...]

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Coca-Cola announced yesterday that it is purchasing approximately a 10% stake in the Green Mountain Coffee Roasting (GMCR) company.  Why does that impact SodaStream?  Part of the the partnership between the two beverage companies is their plan to "cooperate to bring the Keurig Cold™ beverage system to consumers around the world."  Right now, GMCR produces [...]

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These coasters  may have been inspired by the logo for Breaking Bad, or they may be been designed by someone with a scientific bent.  They certainly appeal to the chemistry geek in me!  The set of four Studio Vertu Element Chart Coasters look like cells from the periodic table of the elements, but these "cells" [...]

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I have a confession to make.  Before this review, I've never consumed wine from a cardboard box container.  It's not that I'm a wine snob, it's just that the limited number of wines I enjoy, only come in bottles.  So, the makers of the Boxxle provided me with their 3 liter bag-in-box dispenser so that I could [...]

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If you are like me, you are always looking for ways to be a good steward to Mother Earth. One way I do this is by using a water bottle instead of buying bottled water. The issue I have with most water bottles (and bottled waters for that matter) is that they don't keep my [...]

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If you've decided to stop buying bottled water in favor of refilling an existing water bottle, Dopper bottles could be your next purchase. Designed by a Dutch designer Rinke van Remortel, Dopper bottles are available in an original plastic version and a steel version. Both are BPA free, easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Water bottles aren't [...]

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We all know that to stay hydrated, we should be drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. The only thing is though, that water is... well... boring. My beverage of choice used to be Diet Coke, but I was able to wean myself off of it by switching over to ice tea. I [...]

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Remember the Pillow Tie that inflated to create your own little desktop nap oasis? Well, keep that tie in mind if you partake a little too much from the FlaskTie. Each FlaskTie™ comes equipped with a TieBladder™ holding approximately 6 fluid ounces for your drinking pleasure. Located at the end of the back slip is [...]

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