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07. 4.2007

Egg LED lights

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I don't know why, but humans seem to be drawn to things that are shaped like eggs. These egg-shaped, egg-sized LED lights, called "Feeling Egg" are waterproof so you can take a bath with them, or decorate the kitchen with them. Available in egg carton packages of 4 (red, blue, green and orange) for $59.00 at the CScout Japan online store.

Via Kitchen Contraptions.

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The Eggulator: counting your chickens before they hatch
Message Egg
Egg Whiskey Timer
Quick Egg Boiler: Microwave
Grobag Egg Room Thermometer

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07. 3.2007

A nutcracker that really works

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I find nutcrackers to be among those utensils that more often than not suffer from a cool, yet not really successful design. Like some of those complicated corkscrews where you actually need to read the instructions to figure out how to operate them, after which you still can’t get the cork out of the bottle (at least in my experience).

This cool-looking nutcracker from nice2have, though, seems fairly easy and fun to use. The stainless steal bottom part is surrounded with non-slip rubber to avoid damaging your furniture, and the ribbed metal fitting placed on the inside of the top part ensures successful nut-cracking by lightly tapping on the rubber dome.

Available for € 29.00.
Via elmanco.

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07. 3.2007

NANOWIRE - Titanium sunglasses

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Oakley, known for it's quality sunglasses modeled by hunky Volleyball players, just launched a new high-end polarized sunglass line, NANOWIRE which in English means they weigh nothing and they adapt to fit. Using a ultra-lightweight titanium alloy -- a "memory metal"-- also means they can take a beating and still fit back into shape.

In the interests of science, I took a pair out for a test drive. The polarized lenses feature Oakley’s High Definition Optics (HDO ) which account for the great vision from all angles, with no distortion. Even when staring at the ocean, there was no glare and colors were true.

Plutonite lens material filters out 100% of all UV up to 400nm, and the co-called Unobtainium frame components increase grip with perspiration, plus the new permanent "Hydrophobic" lens coating resists smudges and repels water, oils and dust (I thought it meant they were afraid of water.)

Designated as NANOWIRE 1.0, NANOWIRE 2.0 and NANOWIRE 3.0, the new designs feature various lens shapes and frame/lens color combinations, but don't come cheap at $300 a pop.

But after wearing them for a day, it would be hard to go back to my old sunglasses.

Buy them online at Oakley.

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07. 3.2007

Crazy Cat Lady desktop accessory

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If your birthday is coming up and you find yourself unwrapping one of these Crazy Cat Lady figurines, we here at Popgadget apologize for being the catalyst of your feline-addict intervention.

Your friends and loved ones aren't suggesting that this disheveled woman with cats coming out of her pockets and hair is you. And none of the six free-standing cats included in the £9.95 set are supposed to be exact replicas of your precious Princess, Fluffy, Tiara, Whiskers, Princess II, or Snowball either.

But, um, maybe it's time to reconsider that cat theme you've got going in your apartment, at work, and in your closet.

Via Coolest Gadgets.

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07. 2.2007

Move your power plugs around with Eubiq

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Many devices may be going wireless or Bluetooth, but you almost always still need an electrical outlet to keep them powered up and chugging along. Not to mention the fact that you may have more electronic devices to plug in, than enough outlets to safely plug them all into.

So I can appreciate the simplicity of Eubiq, an electrical power outlet solution that provides an electricity-supplying track and separate power point plugs that can be jacked into the track wherever and whenever you need them. Once a room’s been fitted out with these power tracks, it’s just a matter of inserting the plugs anywhere along the track with a simple insert-and-twist motion.

Continue reading "Move your power plugs around with Eubiq"

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07. 2.2007

Cork Pops Cork Remover

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Ahh! This bottle opener is incredible! I had to be restrained from taking it to the supermarket and opening bottles of wine when the staff weren't looking. It's actually really fun to use. You can't really call it a corkscrew, as there's no actual screwing involved. Instead, Cork Pops uses a needle to pierce though the cork, where you then press a button to inject a short burst of gas/air/something which in turn uses a scientific thing called 'pressure' to push the cork out from below. Pop! What's more it comes with a built-in foil cutter so you don't have to bother with all that nonsense beforehand either. Pop pop! I'm off to the supermarket!

Oh, Cork Pops is available from Prezzybox and costs £18.95 ($30).

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07. 2.2007

Can-shaped memory card reader and USB hub

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And you thought you'd never be able to find the perfect gift for that special canned-food fanatic in your life!

Brando's 5-in-1 reader and USB hub combo puts an end to your search by encasing a three-port USB hub and memory card reader that supports memory sticks, xD, SD, miniSD, and microSD (without adapter) cards in what I believe is a Vienna sausage can.

Yours to give away and make someone's day for just $17.

Via Ubergizmo.

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