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HidrateMe – My water bottle is smarter than your water bottle

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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Don’t settle for boring bookends

Get yourself some bookends you can build on!  The Build On Brick Bookends not only keep your books tidy on your shelves, they serve as a base for building base compatible with most bricks (LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, or K’NEX Bricks).  Like many bookends, these have metal plates that slide under your books, DVDs, CDs, …

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Anti-Static Hand Lotion protects delicate electronics as you work

I once worked with a man who would build up such a static charge that dot-matrix printers would actually start ejecting paper as he walked by.  I don’t know if anything could make him less lethal to delicate electronic equipment, but this Anti-Static Hand Lotion from Rainbow Technology might work to protect your devices.  Rainbow …

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Here’s a headphone stand that doesn’t add to the clutter on your desk

With The Anchor Under-Desk Headphone Mount, your headphones have a safe play to hang without adding another piece of equipment to your desk top.  The Anchor is mounted on the underside of the desk using “the same 3M adhesive GoPro trusts to mount their cameras to surfboards and helmets”, so you know it will hold.  The Anchor …

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Customize the look of your Apple Watch Sport with WatchDots

Have you noticed that, in addition to the white plastic charger instead of the metal charger, the Apple Watch Sport also is missing the colored dot on the top of the Digital Crown that’s found on both the Watch and the Watch Edition models?  It doesn’t change the function of the Digital Crown, but it …

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Tooletries – made tough. Built for travel.

If a soft-sided travel kit just can’t handle the job of protecting your toiletries for travel, you need to step up to the Tooletries travel kits.  These hard-sided cases have removable silicone netting inside to prevent your items from shifting during travel, and the waterproof neoprene lining adds protective cushioning and protects the contents of …

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With the Wind ‘n Go lantern, you’ll always have light

The Wind ‘n Go Vers-A-Light is a rechargeable LED lantern that can serve as a hand-held flashlight, camping light, reading light, or an emergency light.  You can carry it or hang it by its loop handle, or you can attach it to metal items with its built-in magnets.  It has 16 white LEDs that operate …

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The space-saving bike rack that also saves your back

We’ve shown you a couple of bike racks that let you store your bike on the wall to free up space on the floor, but those require you to lift your bike up to the hook.  If you have a ultra-light, high-tech bike, that’s maybe not so bad, but not everyone has the lightweight bikes. …

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The SLIDE minimalist wallet is comfortable for front or back pocket carry

The SLIDE wallet is a successful Kickstarter project that’s now available for purchase by all.  The SLIDE is a minimalist wallet that can hold up to eight cards.  Keep the most used cards at the front and back to easily grab; a notch on one bottom corner allows you to easily push up one of …

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Give Dad a gift subscription for Father’s Day

Earlier in the year, I told you about Mancrates.  These are gifts for the cigar smoker, gamer, poker player, wet shaver, and other types of men (and women) that come packed in wooden crates.  Part of the fun of the Mancrates gifts was getting to pry open the wooden crates.  There’s another company, Mantry, that …

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This Bluetooth handset is Mid-Century Modern and fabulous!

I love Mid-Century Modern architecture, furniture, and interior decor.  I used to have one of the coolest Mid-Century telephones ever created – the Ericsson Ericofon.  It looked unlike any other phone that came before it; it was sleek, modern, and colorful.  I used mine for a while as an extension phone because the ringer didn’t work, but …

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Say “I Do” with a set of matching Droid wedding bands

We recently told you about a Star Wars lightsaber engagement ring, now here’s a Star Wars Droid wedding ring that will work for men or women.  The ring is from PaulMichaelDesign on Etsy; he also made the Goodbye Old Friend LLAP necklace (tribute to Leonard Nimoy and Mr. Spock) and the Boldly Going Somewhere… Starship Enterprise ring. …

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Be a picture god with the Gekkopod flexible camera mount

So, you’re an on the go type of person who loves to take pictures. The problem is picture ops come up when you least expect them or when you’re not prepared with a tripod or selfie stick. The Gekkopod, a Kickstarter project by Gal and Boaz Zucker, may be the perfect portable solution to your …

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