Archive for March, 2011

Kiwi Bluetooth Android Phone Car Diagnostic Kit

car diagnostic bluetooth

Check Engine? WTF does that mean?

  • Connect your Android phone to your car wirelessly
  • Run diagnostics, check fuel economy, tons more
  • Works on any car model 1996 or newer

If you’re not a car geek, the light that says “CHECK ENGINE” might as well say “PC LOAD LETTER.” Sure, we can open the hood and verify that indeed, the engine is still present, but beyond that, we’re a little lost. Best we can do is drive it to the garage and hope that we don’t get totally bamboozled by the mechanic again. We already bought the anti-unicorn disinfectant treatment once! It’s supposed to protect the air filter from glitter for life, right?

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Canine Shower Stall

pet shower

This dog shower has 16 water-jet nozzles and a showerhead that wash and rinse your canine in an enclosed space. The jet nozzles produce vigorous streams of water that penetrate even the thickest coats to clean pet hair and remove dead skin cells. A handheld, adjustable-flow showerhead has a 38″ hose that allows you to easily wash and rinse the paws, underbody, and other hard-to-reach areas. Two integrated leashes gently restrain pets and dual locking doors keep dogs confined. The shower’s 31″-high walls and a partial, clear plastic roof help keep water inside the shower (and off of you) yet allow access to the dog. The spa connects to a spigot or faucet using the included adapters and a garden hose or a 1/2″ braided metal hose. A 2′-long flexible drainpipe channels used water out of the shower. The shower has two locking casters, the 9 1/2′ cu. interior accommodates dogs up to 200 lbs., and a removable shelf elevates small canines.

Source:  Hammacher

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Hoseless Evaporative Cooling Fan

fan hoseless evaporative

This misting outdoor fan makes a patio or deck as comfortable as an air-conditioned room without being tethered to a garden hose. Encountered in luxury resorts and outdoor cafes, the fan reduces the air temperature by as much as 30º F. by gently misting the surrounding area. Its six patented nozzles create micro-fine droplets that feel dry to the touch and evaporate almost instantly, providing refreshing cooling without the soaking spray common with lesser misting fans. An eight-gallon reservoir holds enough water for up to eight hours of continuous misting; the density of mist adjusts with a simple turn of a dial. The 30″ fan’s high-velocity three-speed motor is waterproof and can oscillate 50º, cooling up to a 1000′ sq. area. Because flying insects typically avoid wind and moisture, the fan also helps reduce these outdoor nuisances. The fan features weather-resistant powder-coated metal and plastic construction, with two wheels on the base that provide easy mobility. Plugs into AC. Height adjusts from 47″ to 60″. 30″ Diam. base

Source:  Hammacher

Popularity: 54% [?]

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Illuminating Reading Glasses

lighted reading glass

These are the reading glasses that clearly illuminate subjects immediately in front of you while keeping the surrounding area in darkness. With built-in LEDs in the upper corners of the lens frame, they are ideal for reading in bed without disturbing a sleeping partner, repairing a fuse during a power outage, or examining a map in the car without inconveniencing the driver. Each of the glasses’s two LEDs provide 16 lumens and are angled inward, creating two efficient, overlapping cones of light, providing 4X the light of lesser models. Four CR1632 batteries that fit into the frame provide up to 50 hours of illumination. The optical quality frames are made of plastic; high-quality refractive lenses are available in three different strengths (+1.5, +2.0, +2.5). Not available for shipment to New York. Includes protective patent leather case with felt lining: 6 1/2″ L x 2″ W. (4 oz.)

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Instant Computer HDTV Receiver

hdtv receiver

This is the USB digital TV tuner that instantly receives and records local high-definition television broadcasts. It plugs into a USB port on a computer and connects to an included antenna with a 4′ 11″ cord. It uses the same ATSC tuner found in full-sized HDTVs and supports up to 1920 x 1080 resolution. Includes software that allows you to schedule and record content as MPEG4 files. Works with Windows Vista, and XP SP2 (not compatible with 64-bit systems). With digital broadcasts, a weak signal will result in no picture. Includes remote. 3 1/2″ L x 1″ D. (3 oz.)

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Heated Finger Warming Gloves

heated gloves

Keep Your Fingers Warm All Day Long!

Comfortable gloves are fully lined with 3M Thinsulate™ and have a Velcro® wrap band and barrel cord adjustment on wrist for proper fit. Battery pack provides safe heating up to 8 hours with dual temperature settings.

Source:  Things You Never Knew Existed

Popularity: 37% [?]

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PC TV Tuner Stick

tv tuner pc

Watch Streaming Television From Your PC Or Laptop!

Once the easy-to-install software is on your computer, just attach the telescoping antenna and plug into your USB port. It will begin scanning for local digital channels for you to watch!

Enjoy the ability to schedule a recording of your favorite TV show and then burn it to a CD/DVD in MPEG 1, 2 or 4 format. You can also take still image snapshots. Supports worldwide TV (NTSC/PAL/SECAM).

Source:  Things You Never Knew Existed

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The Half Acre Natural Attractant Mosquito Trap

mosquito trap

Winner of the Ideas, Inventions, and Novelties Exhibition (IENA) award for invention, this is the superior insect trap that uses no pesticides, yet mimics the natural conditions of human habitation by emitting light, warmth, and carbon dioxide to attract, trap, and kill nuisance insects. Unlike propane gas systems that require refills, or electrocution systems that pose sanitation problems by releasing pathogens into the air when an insect is disintegrated, carbon dioxide attractant is generated when warm ultraviolet rays from two fluorescent bulbs irradiate the trap’s funnel which is coated with titanium dioxide; carbon dioxide is the same gas expelled by humans during respiration and is the primary source of attraction for mosquitoes. Once insects enter the funnel at the upper part of the trap, they are suctioned and immobilized into the trap’s retaining cage by a quiet fan where they remain until they die of dehydration. The trap has a range of a half acre, and it can be used indoors or outdoors;

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Flying Alarm Clock

flying alarm clock

My, how time flies…ugh. I can’t believe I just said that…

It’s not that we’ve gotten lazy as a species, far from it! We’re more productive now than we’ve ever been, but with more and more work to do, we have to create time by cutting down on late night raids on Molten Core, ordering fast-food, talking on the phone while driving… The only time we have left is spent sleeping. Now you have to stay up late and get up early in an effort to get more done.

Waking up after a pitiful five hours of sleep has its own challenges, though. At ThinkGeek, we’re always looking for new ways to haul your lazy butt out of bed. Normal alarm clocks wake you up with loud noises to jar you into wakefulness, however we’ve become accustomed to the snooze-bar… Now, it’s become muscular instinct to flail your hands roughly in the direction of the noise, and smack! Nine more minutes of blissful unconsciousness. No more.

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Geek messages written in glowing LED Name Badge

led name badge

Check-out this customizable name badge with scrolling LED message. It is completely programmable to say what you want. The message can be changed “on the fly” using the 3 onboard control buttons. Up to 6 different messages can be loaded into the badge. Each message can be set for scroll speed and brightness level. To change to a different message, simply use the buttons on the back of the badge. The Scrolling LED Badge is smaller than a credit card and weighs about 1 ounce. It attaches to your shirt using a small magnetic connection on the back of the badge. The LED message is very visible and easy to read and has 9 different speed settings. The battery life is about 18 hours.

  • Holds 6 messages at one time, each message 256 characters long
  • Onboard speed and brightness adjustment (9 speed and 9 brightness settings)
  • All functions can be programmed without a computer (using the onboard programming buttons)
  • Message text can be easily programmed using the onboard programming buttons
  • Badge dimensions: 3-1/4” by 1-3/4”
  • Comes with battery, badge and magnetic holder
  • Source:  Think Geek

    Popularity: 12% [?]

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