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Pocket Radar Faster than a speeding bullet

pocket radar

Faster than a speeding bullet? Now you’ll know!

  • K-Band Handheld Doppler Speed Radar
  • Measures from: 7 MPH to 375 MPH (11 KPH to 600 KPH)
  • Easy to Use One-Button “Point and Shoot” Interface

We’re pretty sure you won’t run into Superman anytime soon. At least not the real Superman. (Don’t tell us he’s just a character in a comic book. We don’t believe you. Santa’s real, too.) You may bump into some imitation Supermen at your local comic-con, but we can assure you that they do not break speeds of 3 MPH. In fact, they’re often much slower, especially if the convention is crowded and/or there’s a Slave Leia nearby. But if you did bump into the real Superman, you could whip out your Pocket Radar and verify that his speed was indeed faster than a speeding bullet.

Source:  ThinkGeek

Popularity: 7% [?]

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The Bladeless Fan – technology found in jet engines to generate a cooling air

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The Bladeless Fan.

Winner of Time magazine’s “Best Inventions” award, this is the fan that uses technology found in jet engines to generate a cooling air stream without any blades.  A turbine inside the base draws in air and propels it up to the loop amplifier. Air is expelled through a 1-mm slot along the circumference of the loop amplifier and across a 16º airfoil-shaped ramp. Using the aerodynamic principles of inducement and entrainment, the fan draws air from behind and along its sides into the air stream, generating optimal air velocity. The bladeless fan produces a smooth, uninterrupted stream of air, unlike typical fan blades that “chop” air into uneven, intermittent breezes. A dial allows smooth, continuous adjustment of air velocity. The fan’s 5 1/2″-diameter base sets up unobtrusively on a desktop or table, it oscillates 90º, and tilts 10º up or down.

Source:  Hammacher

Popularity: 24% [?]

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The 14 Day Lantern – 14 days of continuous light on four D batteries

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The 14 Day Lantern.

This is the lantern that provides 14 days of continuous light on four D batteries. The lantern’s LEDs use a fraction of the energy of traditional bulbs, allowing them to produce 160 lumens of bright light for 336 consecutive hours on the lowest setting (175 hours on high). Its cylindrical design provides 360º of unimpeded illumination, and the bulbs produce almost no heat, making the lantern safe for children and uninteresting to insects. The lantern has a durable waterproof case and it will remain buoyant and operational if dropped in water. An integrated handle ensures ease of portability and can also be used to hang the lantern for hands-free lighting. Requires four D batteries.

Source:  Hammacher

Popularity: 21% [?]

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The Solar Powered Golf Cart

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The Solar Powered 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. The cart has headlights, turn indicators, brake lights, and a horn. 7 3/4′ L x 3 3/4′ W x 5 3/4′ H (1,100 lbs.)

Source:  Hammacher

Popularity: 16% [?]

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Electronic Watchdog

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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

Popularity: 9% [?]

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Snow Windshield Screen

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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!

Source:  Things You Never Knew Existed

Popularity: 14% [?]

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RF Keyless Entry Wireless Remote Control

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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

Popularity: 11% [?]

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The Camera Lens Mug

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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

Popularity: 12% [?]

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Solar-powered bug zapper

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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

Popularity: 12% [?]

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Precise Portion Pet Feeder

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The Precise Portion Pet Feeder.

This programmable feeder automatically dispenses precise pet food portions so that your pets follow their recommended diets, even if you are not home during feeding time. The feeder holds ten pounds of dry food that can be dispensed one to three times a day in 1/4-cup increments. Dishwasher-safe food tray has an easy-to-read LCD display and requires three D batteries. 19″ H x 10″ W x 16″ L. (5 lbs.)

Source:  Hammacher

Popularity: 8% [?]

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