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TV be gone – turn off any TV with this remote

tv be gone

Safe. Fun. Effective.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are about 250 million television sets in the U.S. and we can guess that the majority of them are turned on a lot of the time. All in all, this is not bad (heck, we enjoy a good movie as much as anyone else) but there are some occasions when you just need to do everyone a favor and turn the TV off. A certain portion of television content is just plain questionable and about as healthy as second-hand smoke.

Enter the TV-B-Gone, a small television remote that hangs on your keychain and turns off virtually any television with the press of button. “Now, what would be the purpose of such a device?” you may be asking yourself. Well, without revealing too much of our devious nature we can think of a few things. Imagine sports bars or annoying talking head shows that appear on monitors at the airport. Add to that your own creativity and we’re pretty sure you’ll come up with some ideas. All you need to do is press the button and keep pointing it at the TV until it turns off (which may take up to 69 seconds). The next 69 seconds will be spent quietly, or not so quietly, enjoying the perplexed expressions of the TV automatons.

The TV-B-Gone also has these great features.

  • Turns off (and on) virtually any television
  • Perfect for carrying on your keyring
  • May take up to 69 seconds for the television to turn off (90% of televisions should turn off within 17 seconds)
  • Range: 20 to 50 feet (7 to 17 m), depending on the make and model of the TV
  • Contains 209 turn-off codes
  • Regular Version works on TVs in US, Canada, Mexico, many Asian countries (European version also available!)
  • Lithium batteries included (last about 3 months to one year depending on usage)
  • Dimensions: 1.92″ x 2.27″ x .675″

Source:  Things You Never Knew Existed

Popularity: 9% [?]

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Wireless Microphone Set

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Two people can talk and sing at the same time. This state-of-the-art set features two high-quality, professional-grade wireless microphones on two different frequencies. Just plug the wireless receiver into the microphone jack of your stereo, amplifier or karaoke machine. Then speak from any corner of the room up to 150 feet away using one or two separate microphones. Perfect for presentations, performances, parties, and, of course, singing. Specially designed microphones are filtered for low interference, low voltage for long battery life, and protected against damage from sudden loud noises.

Source:  Things You Never Knew Existed

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Pen RF Detector – Protect yourself from hidden cameras with high-tech countersurveillance

rf pen

Peace of mind comes in a small, ordinary-looking object…..a pen! Protect yourself from hidden cameras with high-tech countersurveillance.

Detect and expose phone taps and peeping cameras in dressing rooms, public bathrooms, dormitories, or offices with this discreet and effective Pen RF Detector. Designed to look like a stylish pen … it really writes!

You simply press the button to quickly sweep the area. If RF signals from hidden cameras or wire taps are present, the tip’s red light flashes. The closer to the source, the faster the flash. Detects frequencies from 500MHz to 3GHz from up to 10 feet.

Source:  Things You Never Knew Existed

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Beer Scented Candle

beer candle

Candles aren’t just for gals you know!

Guys will love the fresh brewery fragrance that smells just like a cold one! Full scent concentration used throughout, so the candle smells just as good each time you burn it.

Buy 2 or more, $15.50 each.

Source:  Things You Never Knew Existed

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Electronic Watchdog

electronic watchdog

Now you can have all the advantages of a 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week watch dog without the hassles of caring and feeding. Just like man’s best friend, our electronic version emits fiercely realistic barks whenever anyone approaches.

When an intruder is 15 ft. away, it barks intermittently and then barks louder and more frequently if the intruder draws closer. But unlike a real dog, it “sees” through doors and walls up to 25 ft. away with its remarkable radar.

You can adjust the distance and volume to your exact needs. And it has four versatile modes. For security, set it on barking or a combination of barking and 20 sec. siren. For other times, set it on the pleasant rainforest sound continuously or set it on the rainforest chime to announce invited guests.

Source:  Things You Never Knew Existed

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Snow Windshield Screen

snow windshield screen

No more scraping or sweeping your car’s windshield with this Snow Windshield Screen.

Save time and hassle with a snow-free windshield. When weather’s coming, simply place this durable PVC cover over the windshield, tuck ends in doors, and suction it to the window. Later, pull cover off and go!

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The Heated Gloves

heated gloves

These heated gloves have flat, removable battery packs on the back that are slim enough to tuck under elastic cuffs on parkas or coats, and are lightweight so as not to impede manual dexterity. Fully lined with Thinsulate for breathable warmth, each glove requires four AA batteries to power its integral heating element. Convenient low/high/off power switch. The low-heat setting will heat gloves for up to eight hours and the high setting for up to six hours. The gloves have non-slip palms and finger pads, and include an elastic cinch cord to keep out snow and ice

Source:  Hammacher

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RF Keyless Entry Wireless Remote Control

rf remote key

This remote control has a high speed recording. It is a low cost remote control with high quality. This product covers application ranging from simple domestic remote control to autonomous control. Extremely easy to set up and use. Convenient and high quality, this 2 keys wireless remote control can be the ideal choice for you!

Source:  DinoDirect

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The Camera Lens Mug

camera mug

Just a week ago, we walked into our local cafe, and our barista handed us our latte in a mug that looked just like a lens! She even topped it off with camera-shaped latte art and creamer in a film canister!

We just about died, but then we woke up instead.

Desperate for our dream to come true, we wished on shooting stars, wishbones, found pennies, fallen eyelashes…and sure enough, it worked!

Behold, the Camera Lens Mug, a mug that looks JUST LIKE a Canon 24-105mm lens!

It’s equipped with a lens-cap lid (omg), rubber-grip focus and zoom rings (o…m…g), and an auto-focus switch that actually switches (OMG)! It’s so realistic, you might have to use post-its just to remind yourself which is your mug and which is your lens!

Source:  Photojojo

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Solar-powered bug zapper

solar bug zapper

Solar-powered bug zapper Like a moth to a candleÕs flame, mosquitoes, flies and other insects are lured toward the light and away from you. Designed for use in garden or lawn, zapper draws power from the sun to stay illuminated at night to provide a fatal fast zap to insects. Saves energy. No wiring. Just stake in ground. Requires one AA battery, included.

Source:  Taylor Gifts

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