We live pretty far off the beaten path and get our water from a well. For some of you this may seem perfectly normal but in the greater Seattle area it's definitely not the standard. Our water is pretty hard and even with a home treatment system, we drink bottled water that we refill as needed. Our [...]

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Wouldn't it be nice if all our consumables were always automatically replenished? That our furnaces would order and replace their own filters, that our printers would order and replace their own ink/laser cartridges and paper, that our refrigerators would order our staple food items, etc. Well, maybe we are one step closer to such a world [...]

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I tend to be a little too eager to drink my hot tea on a cold day which always results in a burned tongue. If you're like me, then you might be interested in the Glantop LED Temperature Display Electric Stainless Steel Intelligent Smart Coffee Cup. It uses LED indicator lights to display the temperature (122°F-203°F [...]

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For your next party, you can set up your own soda dispenser using this easy to use Creative Dispenser adapter. Just remove the cap from your favorite 2-liter carbonated beverage, screw the Creative Dispenser adapter in its place, flip the bottle over and place on a flat surface. Now all you need is a glass [...]

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Have you ever been out for a night on the town, or even just in your own living room, had a drink or several and wondered just how many sheet to the wind you actually are? Breathalyzers have been around for many years, but have mainly been used by law enforcement and related professions more [...]

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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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