The concept has occurred to you before. What if your eyes… were movie cameras… and your entire life… was being recorded. How cool would that be? To be able to get instant replay of your own vision?
Or record conversations when hitting on women so you can go back and analyze your game and better yourself. Or even to covertly capture something or someone doing something stupid. Like when you’re walking down the street and some idiot in front of you does a total face-plant on the concrete, which is hilarious to actually see but not so much in the re-telling. You wish you could somehow show everybody exactly how you saw it. Okay, so you’re going to have to be okay with the nerdy scientist from the 1950’s look, but if you’re a practicing hipster that might just be a great alternative to your 18th Century Whaler look. They’ll record your POV in for up to five hours at a time and easily charges a built-in lithium battery. Upload your videos via USB cable and share with the world. The You-Vision Video Glasses are currently going for $149.00 and can be found here.
Over recent years we’ve been witnessing the evolution, and growing popularity, of mini HD cameras. If only human evolution had started off at this pace, we’d be lighting fires with our minds by now.
We’ve gone down the line of different pixel resolutions, widescreen has become the standard, as well as increasing degrees of high definition. But all paths have led to this: a mini HD camcorder that records in full 1080p, the Mag Pix 1080p HD Mini Camcorder even has a lense that tilts so you can aim and capture what you want and still face the 2.4” high-res LCD display screen head-on. That’s like the opposable thumb in evolution terms. Of course, perhaps the greatest feature is still that this entire package fits in your pocket. The Mag Pix 1080p can also capture still photos for the minimalist in you. There’s even an LED flash for still pictures that will stay on while you’re capturing video as well; cinematography = covered. The camera can support a 32GB card, allowing you to capture up to 160 minutes of video. And with an HDMI port and USB connector, getting your footage to your computer or TV has never been easier. The next step in this camera’s evolution is 3D, which will be convenient if you have an Avatar in the family. The camera is on sale for $139.99 and can be found here.
So you love wine, but the craving for it doesn‘t always strike you when there‘s conveniently a plate of cheese and a nice glass in front of you. No, you need to be sipping when you want to be sipping, like a true wine lover.
Because “wine aficionado,“ or anything followed by the word aficionado, really, makes you sound pretentious, perhaps you‘d prefer the term “wino“. However, wino isn’t the most flattering of terms itself, being associated with dirty men in dirty streets sipping dirt-cheap wine from dirt-brown paper bags. But what if you could class it up a bit? Not with a flask or a bottle, but with this Bota Wine Bag that you can actually personalize. This is some rustic-looking, days-of-yore stuff here that will make it look like you filled the bag directly off the vineyard in Italy, then rode off on your horse, swigging from this. Made in Spain, the suede leather is incredibly soft, and the rope-style cord makes it easy to carry–just strap the thing around your neck or on your belt. Drop your initials on the side of it in block letters to make it officiall. They also make great gifts. The Bota Wine Bag is currently on sale for $19.99 and can be found here.
A dog that can go to the fridge, open it, and get you a beer has been a much-sought-after level of companionship since the canine was first domesticated. But they never could open the beer, until now.
The story behind the Bark4Beer dog collar bottle openers is almost as cool as the idea itself. Here’s what inventor John Hornbeak says about it: "I went to Stanford, my business partner went to Berkeley (we’re 50/50 partners on this venture). We both graduated with business related degrees and went to work in the world of high finance and real estate development after graduation. 4 years later, when we were both at a pool party in San Diego, there was a cooler filled with Coronas and no bottle opener to be found. My buddy had a couple of his dogs running around and we thought, why couldn’t we have a bottle opener on one of the dogs? We initially thought the idea was ridiculous, a stupid idea thought up while drinking beers at a party, but then we thought of the Reef sandals that have the bottle opener on the bottom of them and were selling well at the time. If Reef can do it, why can’t we?" Buy yours here.
Quick! You just got out of a first-date movie with a particularly attractive lady-friend in an area of town you’re not familiar with, and you both want a drink or two. Preferably an icy chalice of Belgian beer Stella Artois.
But how are you possibly going to know where to find where the perfect place is for you, and more importantly, for her is? Citizen, be not alarmed. The Stella Artois – Le Bar Guide application for the iPhone 3GS, 3G, and iTouch is officially released in the Apple Application store–and FREE. The application locates exactly where you are in the world, and directs you to the closest bars. They also offer user-generated reviews of each place, from the atmosphere, to the music, to the food, to the service. And then when you’ve had your drinks, it conveniently lists the numbers for the local taxi services so you and your date can end the night at your place and not through the living room wall of somebody else’s. Search for Le Bar Guide in the App Store or head to www.stellaartois.com for more info.
The Food Pod probably sounds like some wildly futuristic method of cooking food that they would probably use on Lost In Space. Well, we would just like to tell you that that is exactly correct.
This thing makes all hassle accompanied with boiling/blanching/steaming food a thing of the past. Vegetables, seafood, pasta; you name it, it’ll fit in the Food Pod and allow you to cook it exactly to your liking. This is like one of those things you’d see Billy Mays infomercial-ing the hell out of, and every time you see it you have to stop and watch it for a half-hour, but then never end up buying it–but this time, you’ll buy it! (NOTE: We are no Billy Mays). Made of silicone, a beautiful substance for many reasons, the pod will fit into any size pot, big or small. Then, when your food is cooked just how you like it, just pull the pod out by it’s silicone strand, which hooks to the pan edge for easy removal. No more dumping boiling water into a colander and accidentally scalding parts of your body. Now isn’t that worth one easy payment of $14.99? Call now, er… Just head here.
If you had a projector like the theatres, you probably wouldn’t know how to use it, and the next thing you know you’d be in the final scene of "Inglorious Basterds." It’s just a recipe for trouble.
Fortunately, there is now a projector millions of tech-unsavvy have been waiting for their entire lives. The Mobile Cinema DVD Projector let’s you just pop in a DVD, point the projector at a screen or white wall, and sit back. The projector has built-in stereo speakers, and even a plug for a microphone, in case you wanted to fulfill your girlfriend’s worst nightmare and actually recite every single line from "The Boondock Saints" as they say them into something that projects your own voice. There’s an easy lever to focus the picture, and a simple control panel a squirrel could figure out. You just need some sticky floors and some idiot’s cell phone to go off sporadically throughout, and it’s as if you’re really there. The MCDVDP (seriously) goes for around $259 and can be found here.
Looking for some new artwork to spruce up those barren walls? Try PicturesOnWalls.com. If only decorating your place was that easy in every aspect. Type in what you need “dot com” and you’re there.
But odds are they still wouldn’t offer as unique and cool products as POW (their abbreviation is even bad ass). They display artwork by some of the foremost underground artists in the world, from Australia, to Mexico, to the States, to London; most notably UK street artist Banksy. There’s so many styles of art to choose from, there is something for everybody. Also, most of the prints you buy will actually be personally signed by the artist you’ve chosen. You could be buying something that will make your great-grandchildren millionaires. Most likely it’ll just be something nice to put on your wall for a while… But you never know. POW also offers compilations of some artist’s original artwork in book and calendar form, and you can even check out when certain artists will have open displays in a city near you. It can all be found on picturesonwalls.com.
Who wants a speaker that actually looks like a speaker these days? That’s been done to death. Sure, speakers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but in the end they’re all basically the same at their core.
Little boxes (or columns or prisms or “champagne glasses“, some shade of grey, designed to look sleek and subtle. We’re over it. It’s about time somebody switch it up and take the world of speakers in the exact opposite direction: shiny, clunky, and not blending in with the rest of your technology at all. A speaker that looks like a…wait for it…aluminum can! The Audio Can looks like the audio system some cartoon bum would set up in his cardboard box palace… And we think that’s awesome. The can will hook up to any mp3 player, cell-phone, or laptop. Just don’t let your little cousin take it in to donate to the holiday canned food drive. Some hungry person might end up very disappointed. The Audio Can comes with a 9V battery and an audio cable and can be bought here.
What religion do you identify with? Perhaps the newly emerging one: Gamer. Plenty of other major religions get their holiday this December, and with it will be their decorations, their traditions, their songs.
Where does the Gamer fit in here? You know, besides buying every and all the new releases for their favorite system just in time for the holiday season. Have no fear, Gamer. Rush Coil has your back with his brilliantly produced album “8-Bit Christmas.” It’s chock full of classic Christmas tunes… only made to sound like they are coming from your favorite 8-bit video game system from the 80‘s. This will for sure take you back to your early days of gaming, and if Christmas isn’t about reminiscing, then we don’t know what is. The album has twelve tracks that will make you want to bust out your old Nintendo and play along. Best of all, the entire thing is streaming for free at www.8bitchristmas.com. So head over and start celebrating.