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Solar Powered Golf Cart

solar golf cart

This is the electric golf cart that has an array of 72 photovoltaic cells built into the roof that collect solar energy, providing up to 33% more range between recharges than non-solar electric golf carts. The cart’s 160-watt array produces up to three amps per hour for its 48-volt rechargeable battery system, providing a range of up to 49 miles–approximately 10 rounds of golf–before requiring a full recharge (overnight via its 6′ long AC adapter; 15 hours via its solar array). The array also extends the life of the battery system by 60% more than other electric golf carts. Its 5 1/2-hp electric motor and 19-spline rear axle provides a maximum speed of 24 MPH and is powerful enough to enable the cart to climb a 28° incline when fully loaded with two passengers and golf bags, supporting up to 755 lbs. The cart uses rack and pinion steering, leaf springs, and heavy shock suspension to provide a smooth, even ride on its rugged 8″ pneumatic tires. A built-in speed controller allows you to limit the maximum speed, and its self-adjusting drum brakes provide reliable stopping. Includes a two-person seat with vinyl upholstery, four cup holders, and straps for securing two golf bags.

Source:  Hammacher

Popularity: 26% [?]

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Canine Shower Stall

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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

Popularity: 30% [?]

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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: 31% [?]

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Instant Computer HDTV Receiver

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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.)

Source:  Hammacher

Popularity: 26% [?]

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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: 21% [?]

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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;

Source:  Hammacher

Popularity: 9% [?]

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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.

Source:  Think Geek

Popularity: 12% [?]

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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: 7% [?]

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    Mattress RX Lumpy, saggy mattress?

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    mattress RX

    Why Buy A New Mattress?

    Lumpy, saggy mattress? Don’t waste money buying a new one. Mattress RX fits between your mattress and box springs, then easily inflates to just the right level to immediately eliminate sag and restore its original comfort.

    Fully adjustable — corrects sag up to 5.5″. With correct support, your spine rests in a natural position — less tossing and turning! Proper support helps eliminate back and neck ache and distributes body weight evenly for a better night’s sleep.

    Simply insert and inflate Mattress RX with the included hand pump.

    Source:  Things You Never Knew Existed

    Popularity: 16% [?]

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    amPlug VOX Mini Guitar Am

    guitar amplug

    Rock in Your Pocket

    • Pocket size guitar amp with real tube-amp sound
    • Plugs directly into your guitar or bass
    • AUX in jack lets you jam along to your mp3 player

    Practicing those hot guitar licks can be a bit of an inconvenience when you need to lug around a big heavy guitar amp. But Korg has got you covered with the amPlug VOX Mini Guitar Amp. These tiny amps plug directly into your guitar to give you truly amazing sound… and that is no exaggeration. The Amplug amps sound just the full size VOX amps they are based on, but instead of waking up the neighborhood you plug in headphones for personal listening.

    Even with its ultra-compact size, the amPlug perfectly reproduces the complex and warm distortion that is distinctive of a vacuum tube, as well as the powerful high gain produced by a large amp stack.

    Source:  ThinkGeek

    Popularity: 7% [?]

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