Stuff I Want
Gadgets, cameras, electronics, phones, books, and anything else I come across that I think I’d want
By marfdrat on February 19, 2014
This looks like a cool, and usable, gadget. Not sure whether the card capacity is high enough for my EDC, but it looks worth investigating. You can get the Gerber 31-002521 GDC Money Clip at Amazon. $30 seems like a decent price for this setup.
By marfdrat on December 6, 2013
I’m already a minimalist when it comes to wallet-carrying: I use a broccoli band to carry my cards and what little cash I ever have. The bands eventually degrade, and break at the most inconvenient time. This one has a silicon band that will probably take a long time to break. The mesh design of the card had a bottle opener and an iPhone stand, and protects your cards from RFID scanners. It’s available for pre-order on Kickstarter for 59 AUS ($53 US); the in-store price once they reach their Kickstarter goal will be 89 AUS ($81 US). (via Uncrate)
By marfdrat on July 18, 2013
If you’ve flown at all, you’ve had the problem this gadget is try to solve: you bought a coffee or soda right before you boarded, and when you’re in the taxi/takeoff stage of the flight there’s no where to put the thing (except in the seat-back pocket, or between your legs, which doesn’t work too well)! Elizabeth Lueschow and Hallare Design have come up with a solution:
By marfdrat on May 10, 2013
I don’t pay much attention to anything Daniel Snyder does or says, but this caught my attention. Some folks are pushing to have the Redskins change their name to something less “offensive,” like “Redtails.” As long as he’s owner, I don’t think it’s going to happen.
By marfdrat on January 23, 2013
This is so cool, I want to do it to one of the rooms in my house. Ryan Lange and Emily Belden glued pennies to their bedroom floor, and then grouted and clear-coated them.
By marfdrat on October 17, 2012
I like Moleskine notebooks already, but Hobbit-themed? Bonus. (from Design Taxi)
By marfdrat on June 7, 2012
It randomly cuts up to 1,800 square meters, within a boundary established by a wire. It automatically recognizes when the lithium ion battery is low, and returns to its charging station. It avoids predetermined areas like beds. I suppose it’s up to you, before you sit back with a beer to watch this little marvel, to remove the pets from the yard. Unfortunately, it’s currently only available in selected European countries. Oh well – maybe one day soon.
By marfdrat on March 13, 2012
I like the looks of this weapon, and it appears to have tremendous stopping power, by virtue of two simultaneously-fired 230 grain bullets. With a price of $TBA, I have the feeling it won’t be one that I can afford.
By marfdrat on March 7, 2012
This looks like an awesome tool. Whether it’s for your mundane highway or off-road emergency, or fighting off the hordes of undead, the Trucker’s Friend All Purpose Tool looks like an essential part of your toolkit. From Uncrate:
By marfdrat on November 24, 2011
This has got a fine array of tools for survival and fighting off zombies, if you should need that. It’s $349, and they’re accepting pre-orders at Gerber.com
By marfdrat on August 22, 2011
Yeah – that’s multi-purpose at its best. Polarized, 100% UV-protecting sunglasses, with anodized aircraft aluminum bottle openers built into the ends of the frames. $40. Buy them here
By marfdrat on August 5, 2011
This is the iPhone case I’ve been looking for. Looks good, protects my iPhone from fumble-fingered drops to the sidewalk, and it has a slide-out bottle opener. Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. You can get yours here.
By marfdrat on July 1, 2011
But, at $1.2 million, I won’t be getting one of these monsters. Check out the horsepower and torque, and the highway MPG. Amazing.
The Street Hawk is amazingly crafted vehicle with the ability to independently raise or lower each of its wheels up to 46 inches without camber or caster compromise and its ground clearance is adjustable from 0-44 inches even when in motion.
By marfdrat on June 23, 2011
Awesome. I wanna go buy some Woolite right now. (H/T to The Agitator)
By marfdrat on April 1, 2011
Here’s a neat product for you coffee lovers: Joulies. You add them to your coffee, and they, well – they do magic.
Coffee Joulies work with your coffee to achieve two goals. First, they absorb extra thermal energy in your coffee when it’s served too hot, cooling it down to a drinkable temperature three times faster than normal. Next, they release that stored energy back into your coffee keeping it in the right temperature range twice as long.