Beverage

Fizzics-FZ101-4

Not so long ago a group of friends and I were discussing how a vacation property we were staying at didn't have an wine aerator. One friend took a jab at another and jokingly said, "that wouldn't help the cheap hooch you drink anyway!" We all laughed and went on to talk of other things, but [...]

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takeya thermo tumbler-05

Not too long ago I bought what I thought was a pricey insulated cup for my cold drinks.  When I spotted the Takeya ThermoTumbler 20 oz., I thought "this looks familiar", so I thought I'd see if there were any differences. • Double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your drink cold or hot for hours. • Clear [...]

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star-wars-steins

Fans will love these officially licensed beverage steins in the shape of their favorite intergalactic Star Wars characters. Each 22-ounce stein stands 9 inches tall and is made of high-quality ceramic with a wide base and a hinged head that has a pewter thumb lift. Choose from Boba Fett, R2D2, Chewbacca or Darth Vadar and [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, News
juicepresso-platinum-10

A few years ago when I was over at my brother in law's home, he asked if we wanted some fresh apple juice. He then proceeded to juice up a batch of apples for us with a new juicer he had purchased. The juice tasted great, but then he spent the next several minutes cleaning [...]

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Barbarian - 1

I'm not much of a drink mixer. I like cocktails, but don't do much mixing myself. Part of the reason is that, other than a knife, a shot glass, and a corkscrew, I really don't have many of the tools needed to make those fun concoctions. But, as an intrepid gadgeteer, I knew we shouldn't [...]

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newair_watercooler-1

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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britta-infinity-smart-pitcher

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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temperature-mug

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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soda-fountain

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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Posted in: News
Alcomate-Revo_01

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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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
Kole1

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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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Travel Gear
drinkmate

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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Posted in: iOS, News
sipsnap

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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savino-wine-saver-carafe

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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double-shot-coffee-espresso-mugs

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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