How many times of you accidentally knocked over a drink at home, or work? It’s not only a pain to clean up the mess, but it’s kind of embarrassing too. The obvious solution is to be more careful, but we all know that accidents happen and just paying more attention won’t always prevent the next… Read More

No, Gadgeteers, I am not kidding. Apparently, travel mugs in the shape of a horn are the next big thing. Or that’s what the fine coffee loving folks at Goat Story hope will be true with their GOAT MUG. What the heck is a GOAT MUG Julie? Well, my friends, it’s a 12 or 16-ounce… Read More

Summer is so close that I can almost taste it. What does summer taste like? Grilled hamburgers and a cold beer. That’s why a bottle cap opener is the most important tool of summer, so here’s an iPhone case that makes sure you’ll always have one on hand. Wait, what? Toddy Gear has just launched… Read More

An unexpected visit from an old friend and an unopened bottle of Caymus. If you’re amongst the fortunate few to have old friends and a bottle of Caymus you surely know how tragic this event is. But wait! Don’t despair! There’s a gadget to the rescue!  The newly available Velv Wine Oxygenator will develop that bottle’s best bouquet in… Read More

The Launch BOx bottle opener will alert your friends the next time you pop the top off a cold one. The one-handed AAA battery-powered wood and steel bottle opener is “smart” because it pairs with an app on your smartphone to send a “cheers” to a group of your friends when you open a bottle… Read More

Are you a beverage drinker? Gotta have your java in the morning (like yours truly)? The travel container in which I carry my daily coffee works fine, but it does take up a lot of space in my EDC. That’s one reason why stojo caught my eye. It’s a 12-ounce (355 mL) beverage cup that collapses… Read More

I’ve got a water bottle I’ve carried for about 5 years. I don’t think I’ve biked anywhere without it since I bought my current bike. It’s steel, has one of those pull-up spouts, and sweats worse than I do in our Southern humidity. So when the opportunity to test the AVEX thermal water bottle with… Read More

I like my hot coffee. OK, I have to HAVE TO have it in the morning. However, recently my buddy Brian suggested I try cold drip coffee. He’d rigged up some brewing method with some type of brewer designed for camping, but he swore it worked well for creating cold-drip brews. So when Julie provided… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More