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Tailgate or camp with the comforts of home

on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

It hardly seems possible, but it’s only a few weeks until my daughter leaves for college – and that means football and tailgating season isn’t far behind.  And of course, it’s still summer, so it’s still camping season.  Why should you have to rough it while participating in either outdoor activity when you can takeRead More…

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You’ll be able to rack ‘em and stack ‘em with this sofa

on Saturday, July 12th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

I am fascinated with looking at pictures of those tiny, under 200-sqft houses that some people live in.  While I was looking at information about one of them today, I saw a sofa that would work well for anyone living in a small home without a guest room, or for vacation homes, or maybe evenRead More…

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Eliminate your jellyfish posture

on Saturday, May 31st, 2014

By now we all know that sitting at a desk all day is disastrous for our health.  It’s no longer uncommon to see a stability ball tucked underneath a co-worker’s desk in place of a traditional chair.  Having attempted ball-as-chair at home, my biggest complaint was that the moment I got up, the ball rollsRead More…

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Folditure introduces the Maya folding chair

on Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Earlier this year, I told you about the uber cool and equally uber expensive folding tables and chairs from Folditure. This is furniture that can fold up for easy storage – even by hanging in a closet. Folditure’s first tables and chairs were made of metal and looked very futuristic, meaning that they might notRead More…

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This armored trunk puts other footlockers to shame

on Monday, May 5th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

My daughter will be going to college in the fall, and we’ve already started thinking about the things she’ll need to take with her.  She wants a footlocker, and I agree it will be great for transferring stuff from home and for storing things in her dorm room.  I had a footlocker when I wasRead More…

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Fold your own stand-up desk

on Friday, March 14th, 2014

I constantly see articles about the health benefits of using a standing desk, but most home or work offices don’t have stand-up desks.  Replacing or modifying your current desk is expensive – and what do you do if you find that a standing desk just isn’t for you?  If you back this Kickstarter project forRead More…

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Folditure – origami folding tables and chairs

on Sunday, February 9th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you are short on space but flush with cash, check out these tables and chairs from Folditure. Made in the USA of aluminum and stainless steel, these items bring the old school folding chair and card table into the future with unique super slim space-saving designs that fold flat for easy storage. You canRead More…

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Not man enough to sit on the Iron Throne?

on Friday, January 17th, 2014

How about the rocking chair of 3 irons?  UncommonGoods offers some wooden rocking chairs by Michael Bellino that use things like golf clubs, baseball bats, hockey sticks, and other sports equipment as the back of the chair.  This Golf Club Rocker is made from unfinished Canadian white cedar and uses “reclaimed golf clubs” for theRead More…

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Sit at the bar with Darth Vader

on Friday, October 25th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you’re looking to spiff up your breakfast bar or turn the rumpus room into your own version of the Mos Eisley Cantina, ThinkGeek can help you outfit your room.   These Star Wars Bar Stools have chrome-plated, base-metal legs and cushioned vinyl-covered seats.  The seats do not spin like some bar stools do, butRead More…

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The perfect gift for the special Captain in your life!

on Monday, September 30th, 2013

The holiday gift-giving season is coming quickly, and Roddenberry Entertainment has a perfect gift suggestion for the Captain in your life (especially if it’s you).  Captain Kirk’s own chair was built by surrounding a Danish chair with a plywood enclosure and equipping it with incandescent lights for the buttons.  These Star Trek TOS Captain’s ChairRead More…

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Yogibo Yogi Max Bean Bag Chair review

on Monday, July 8th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

How do you like to relax? In a chair? Bed? Hammock? On the floor? How about in a bean bag chair? No I’m not talking about the bean bag chairs of our youth, or even a modern one like the Sumo bean bag chairs that we have covered here on The Gadgeteer. I have foundRead More…

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Sumo Emperor beanbag chair review

on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

The Sumo Emperor beanbag chair is certainly aptly named. This is a big beanbag chair from SumoLounge. How big? Really big. Like, massive. It’s just a beanbag chair, so this isn’t going to be the longest review ever. Did I mention it was big? Oh, and it comes in Red, or red. Yep, it’s aRead More…

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iRock is not your Grandpa’s rocking chair

on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The iRock is a Swiss designed wooden rocking chair. It looks like a class rocking chair until you take a closer look and start noticing some very un-traditional features. There are speakers built into the headrest area and an iPad / iPhone holder attached to one of the arm rests. But the really cool featureRead More…

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Eastpak Sofa – When a Backpack Mates with a Sofa

on Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Always losing your remote controls?  Sat on the couch and remembered you left your tablet on the dining table?  Well with the Eastpak Sofa you’ll have a pocket for everything.  Made from polyurethane  foam and cordura, the couch has multiple pockets to store all your couch potato gear.  Measuring 27.2″ H X 55.9″ W X 36.6″ D withRead More…

Sumo Bean Bags Get Furry

on Sunday, September 30th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The folks at Sumo Lounge are now offering most of their line of adult sized bean bag chairs in new cozy fabric covers that include Microsuede, Corduroy and Ultimate Fur. Curling up in an Ultimate Fur Sumo Bean Bag will make you feel like you’ve snuggled up with a big bear. One that doesn’t want to eatRead More…

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Ivor Chak Retro Gaming Furniture

on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Posted in: Gaming Gear, Geek Toys, News

Sitting back to play some retro 8/16 bit video games?  To really get into the mood, look no further than LA-based industrial designer Igor Chak’s site. Shown above is his Space Invader couch and Donkey Kong wall.  And they’re not just concepts; Igor is currently taking orders for his handmade Retro Alien Couch for $5000.

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Coalesse Hosu – A LazyBoy for Geeks?

on Monday, August 13th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Designed by Patricia Urquiola, the Coalesse Hosu is a chair suited for home or a relaxed work environment. It features a fold out cushion that allows the Hosu to transform from a traditional chair posture into a more casual lounge where you can kick your feet up. Special tech details include rear and side storage pocketsRead More…

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Richards’ Trunk Desk Looks As If You Could Sail the World With It

on Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Timothy Oulton designed this beautiful desk in his workshop, inspired by a worn but obviously custom-made steamer trunk.  The owner had been Tom Richards, hence the name Richards’ Trunk Desk.  Oulton dismantled the original luggage to learn every detail of construction, and incorporated those details into this desk.  Wooden frames are wrapped in water-resistant beigeRead More…

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Tracktile Tables – This Train Don’t Carry No People

on Monday, July 9th, 2012

Ever wanted your own Sushi train at home? Tracktile Tables might make your dream come true (thought their selling point is chocolate delivery).  Made from Beech veneer, the tables include embedded Brio track pieces that allow you to design your own railroads (for use with Brio train sets) for delivering food from guest to guest. The tiles canRead More…

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Turnstone Bivi Modular Office Furniture

on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

When you live in a small house, you don’t have the luxury of a separate office.  You need functional furniture that will work well for your needs, but will be attractive enough to blend in with your living space.  The Bivi line of office furniture from Turnstone is designed for a decidedly modern feel, withRead More…

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This Gives Hiding Your Gaming Controller in the Coffee Table a Whole New Meaning

on Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

Instead of hiding your Nintendo gaming controller in your coffee table with your remotes, the Nintendo Controller Coffee Table from TheBohemianWorkbench Etsy shop is the controller.  This table is made of maple, mahogany and walnut with dovetail joinery and mid century modern legs, and it functions as a Nintendo NES controller.  A floating glass topRead More…

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Sumo Omni Bean Bag Chair Review

on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

When my sister and I were really young, we both had bean bag chairs. I had a Blue one and she had Red. We loved those chairs till one bleak day when the love affair ended for my sister. That was the day that she sat in the chair only to learn seconds later thatRead More…

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More Useful Than it Looks – Adjustable Reading Valet

By: cobinrox
on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

At first I thought “How friggin’ lazy do you have to be??” when I saw this.  But then I realized its potential.  The “Infinitely Reading Valet” from Hammacher Schlemmer could be used while exercising, while cooking, while following instructions on knitting…  The most interesting aspect is that it is adjustable to fit a given situation. Read More…

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Another vibrator app for the iPhone that isn’t kinky

on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

If you have an iPhone / iPod Touch and a pile of cash burning a hole in your pocket, you need to check out the AcuTouch 9500 massage chair which can be controlled with your iPhone via Bluetooth. A special application called HT-Connect gives you the ability to choose from 16 programs that “fit yourRead More…

Here’s a man wall for your man cave

on Friday, October 23rd, 2009

The “world’s first” Man Wall includes four flat-screen HDTV (all operated by one remote). There’s a 42″ Vizio and three 26″ Vizios. You also get a 1000 watt 5.1 home theater system, a DVD player with a 5-disc changer, wireless surround sound speakers, an iPod dock, a live 7-foot sports ticker (with a year ofRead More…