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Hoseless Evaporative Cooling Fan

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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

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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.)

Source:  Hammacher

Popularity: 41% [?]

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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: 47% [?]

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Flying Alarm Clock

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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: 20% [?]

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Geek messages written in glowing LED Name Badge

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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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    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: 10% [?]

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    SteadePod a patented camera steadying device

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    SteadePod

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    Introducting the SteadePod™, a patented camera steadying device. Use instead of a tripod for your camera or camcorder for great photos and video! Compact and lightweight, easy to use and quick to set up; take it with you anywhere for steady images in low light, long exposure or high zoom situations.

    Source:  Steadepod

    Popularity: 20% [?]

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    Sensor Plug – Turn on and off with motion sensor

    sensor plug

    Stop stumbling around in the dark trying to turn on a light by clapping your hands. The Sensor Plug simply plugs into a wall socket and when it detects motion, it turns on any electrical device that is plugged into it: lamp, radio or fan even your TV. It’s ideal for home, garage or office for safety and as a burglary deterrent.

  • Passive infrared sensor has 160 degree detection angle with 25′ range
  • Set for lights or non-light uses
  • Includes replaceable fuse and screws for permanent installation
  • UL listed
  • Source:  X-treme Geek

    Popularity: 10% [?]

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    Gesture Cube – No need to touch just give it a wave

    Gesture Cube – no need to touch, just give it a wave from Gesture Cube on Vimeo.

    Just wave your hand to access music, web, your family and friends.
    You don´t even need to touch the surface.  Gesture Cube uses 3D spatial movement tracking to help transform navigating a device into a magical intuitive experience. The underlying GestIC® technology detects your hand´s approach and movements – your favorite apps and media all at a wave of your hand.

    The Gesture Cube …
    …..is not just technology for tech’s sake. It is thoughtfully designed and deeply rooted in a genuine understanding of consumers’ expectations and needs. We have explored the possibilities of 3D technology to craft a product experience that is so intuitive it‘s almost magical. Using natural gestures to control our electronics helps to draw them closer to our natural behaviour, making things easier and more fun. The result is an intelligent product concept with unlimited possibilities for enhancing daily life with effortless interaction. The Gesture Cube´s design is simple yet so beautiful it doubles as a sculptural icon in your living space.

    Source:  Gesture Cube

    Popularity: 13% [?]

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    Add two USB ports to a standard outlet

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    A product that addresses the shortcomings inherent with getting rid of the standard plugs altogether: a wall plate with both standard and USB plugs. Problem solved – and it only costs $10.

    Michael Lowdermilk sent this in to our tips e-mail address with the line, “I wanted to get your feedback on this new product I’ve been working on. It’s a custom wall outlet with built in USB charge ports.”

    My feedback is as follows: move forward with this. It is a good idea. I will probably eventually buy one.

    The “TruePower UCS Power Outlet With Built in USB Ports” is available for pre-order at FastMac.com and is expected to ship early next year. Apparently it’s “currently waiting on final UL Approval,” which is a good thing for safety’s sake. Buy it here

    Source:  CrunchGear

    Popularity: 15% [?]

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