Monthly Archives: August 2011

Gadgets August 18, 2011 posted by

Digital Golf Scorecard lets you ditch the pencil and paper

On the few occasions where I have gone golfing, I didn’t bother to keep track of my score. I’m terrible at the game, and I felt that keeping track of my terrible score would take away some of the enjoyment. However, if you’re someone who likes to play competitively, you’ll want to write down those scores. Of course, a pencil and paper isn’t always the most convenient way to do so. Instead, you can use this Digital Golf Scorecard. I’m…

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Digital Golf Scorecard lets you ditch the pencil and paper
Bizarre August 18, 2011 posted by

Parking Auction lets you bid on a good place to park

How often have you been in a hurry to get somewhere, only to arrive and find that there are no good parking spaces? How much would you pay to know that one was going to free up just down the block? I don’t think I would pay very much, but depending on the location, some people may be willing to fork out a good bit of money. That is why Parking Auction was created. This web app is still in…

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Parking Auction lets you bid on a good place to park
Gadgets August 18, 2011 posted by

Pocket Chainsaw transforms you into a lumberjack at a moment’s notice

There comes a time in everyone’s life that you need a chainsaw. Maybe it’s for that bothersome limb that hits your car everyday as you come down the driveway, or maybe it’s just a plastic pipe for some crazy new invention you have. Whatever your need, the fact is that you need it. The only problem is that motorized chainsaws can be a little too high-powered for everyday uses. That’s why the Pocket Chainsaw is the perfect way to hack…

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Pocket Chainsaw transforms you into a lumberjack at a moment’s notice
general August 18, 2011 posted by

Variable Width Eraser

There are still a few people out there that use the archaic tools called the pencil and paper. Certain projects require these ancient writing implements, but what is often needed for creative projects is an eraser. Precision is very important, even with lines caused by the eraser. That’s why the Variable Width Eraser is best used for such projects. Architecture designs, artwork, or even writing in a ruled notebook requires the use of a pencil, paper, and an eraser. More…

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Variable Width Eraser
diy August 18, 2011 posted by

DIY Tip – Use cooking spray to prevent grass clogs in your mower

When I was a kid, I spent many a summer day mowing my neighbor’s lawn. It was the best way to earn money at that age, but the work was long and tiring. It wasn’t your average suburban lawn, but one that spanned a few acres. One of the most annoying things was when the blades would get gummed up with grass, which forced me to stop and turn the mower over to clean it out. If you’re looking for…

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DIY Tip – Use cooking spray to prevent grass clogs in your mower
heh heh! August 18, 2011 posted by

Secret Agent Phone Holder

Are you one of those people that will go a long way just for a laugh? You’ll spend weeks concocting the perfect prank to pull on someone, for no reason other than your own amusement. If this sounds like you, then you’re probably in the target demographic for this Secret Agent Phone Holder. Designed to look like an FBI-style gun holster, it instead is used to hold your phone. This might seem like something useful if you want to prevent…

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Secret Agent Phone Holder
Gadgets August 17, 2011 posted by

Philips Sonicare DimondClean Toothbrush

There are times when it’s hard not to get annoyed at really expensive items. Yes, there are a ton of things out there that are diamond-studded and gold-plated just because they can be, but when you charge $410 for a toothbrush, that’s just a little bit ridiculous. The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Toothbrush is USB rechargeable in its travel case, and and has a wireless charging base station that looks like a regular drinking glass. Even with a charging station that…

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Philips Sonicare DimondClean Toothbrush
diy August 17, 2011 posted by

Make your own hot glue sticks in any color

Hot glue guns are one of the most useful tools to have around if you do any sort of DIY craft projects. In a pinch, a dab of hot glue can make a world of difference. However, it’s not always easy to find the sticks in the right color. Usually you’re just stuck with the boring clear stuff, which can stick out like a sore thumb if you’re not careful. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make your own…

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Make your own hot glue sticks in any color
heh heh! August 17, 2011 posted by

Shredsors let you manually shred documents

There are some days where a shredder just isn’t good enough. Sure, we could easily flick a switch and watch a full sheet of paper go into the shredder and come out little bits into a bin, but why not cause the destruction yourself? The Shredsor scissors will give you that catharsis you need after a long day of work, and make sure that important documents, junk mail, and photos of your ex are disposed of properly. There is always…

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Shredsors let you manually shred documents
Gadgets August 17, 2011 posted by

Personal Towel Warmer makes you feel like you’re at the spa

If you’ve ever stepped out of the shower and had a hot towel waiting for you, you’ll understand just how nice it is. Unfortunately most of us don’t live the sort of lifestyle that provides such services. Thankfully we can obtain gadgets that will gladly prep our towels to piping hot temperatures for us. This Personal Towel Warmer is a great way to get that spa feeling at home. In as little as eight minutes you can get a pair…

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Personal Towel Warmer makes you feel like you’re at the spa
Awesome August 17, 2011 posted by

FastCustomer app waits on hold so you don’t have to

I’m not a fan of talking on the phone, but what I hate even more is being on the phone without talking. Sitting on hold is a terrible waste of time because you’re not getting anything accomplished on the call, and you can’t really do anything else, because you never know when they are going to pick up on the other end. Well now there’s an app for your smartphone that will help eliminate the annoyance of being put on…

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FastCustomer app waits on hold so you don’t have to
but is it art? August 17, 2011 posted by

Color Blind Clock will annoy one or two of your friends

Being colorblind is rather strange. When anyone finds out about it, their first reaction is generally to immediately point to an object and ask what color it is. How do I know? Because it happens to me a lot. I’m not bothered by it, though I do get amused when people ask for my opinion on a color, only to realize that I’m probably not the best one to answer. I’m also probably not the best person to ask for…

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Color Blind Clock will annoy one or two of your friends
hmm..interesting August 16, 2011 posted by

Moto-Grip keeps motorcycle passengers in place

Riding on the back of a motorcycle can be a little awkward and scary at times. Grabbing onto the torso of the driver is the best option to stay on, but if you aren’t necessarily chummy with them, the back grab bar and hope you don’t fall off. New York product designer and motorcyclist Andrew Lewis decided that there needed to be an in between option, so he created the Moto-Grip. This harness was created to give a little more…

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Moto-Grip keeps motorcycle passengers in place
Free Software August 16, 2011 posted by

ToneCheck lets you know when your email sounds too negative

It’s amazing how many different ways a person can interpret a block of text. Without the benefit of inflection, it is possible for the recipient of an email to get an entirely different meaning than what you were hoping. If you’ve ever encountered a situation where this happened and someone took offense, then you might want to check out ToneCheck. This piece of freeware (there are paid versions available with more features) analyzes your emails and lets you know when…

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ToneCheck lets you know when your email sounds too negative
hmm..interesting August 16, 2011 posted by

Specialist Solo tent weighs just over a pound

If you’re going camping, you might want to pack a nice big tent and tons of supplies to make your life easier in the wild. That’s pretty easy to do if you’re just driving to the campsite and unloading. However, if you’re planning on hiking to your destination, you’ll want to pack as light as possible. With this Specialist Shelter from Sea To Summit, you can be sure that you’re carrying the lightest tent possible. Weighing in as just 22…

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Specialist Solo tent weighs just over a pound