Stuff I Want
Gadgets, cameras, electronics, phones, books, and anything else I come across that I think I’d want
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 […]
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 […]
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. Bravo, Dan Snyder, for not caving to politically correct […]
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. Some numbers about the project, from The Penny Floor: 1873: the oldest penny used; coin features an indian head instead of Abraham […]
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, […]
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 $TBA, I have the feeling it won’t be one that I can afford. From Uncrate: With the Arsenal Firearms Double Barrel Pistol($TBA), you can fire two bullets with a […]
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: This all-purpose, all-in-one tool incorporates an axe, spanner, hammer, nail puller, tire chain hook, pry bar, and […]
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. From AutoMotto: 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 […]
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 […]
By marfdrat on February 4, 2011
I read some time ago about the best pencil ever made, the Blackwing 602 by Eberhard Faber. They don’t make them anymore, so existing supplies of them fetch outrageous prices, if you can find them. So sought after are they that a single 602 will cost you up to $40. If you’re not that rabid […]
By marfdrat on January 30, 2011
This stuff looks like it would taste great. A little pricey, but probably worth it, given that it has bacon in it. Peanut brittle with bits of artisan bacon, covered in chocolate. Yeah. Bacon. Get Some at Sir Francis Bacon. (via Cool Material) Did I mention it has bacon?
By marfdrat on January 20, 2011
What? Yeah, it’s a strange name for a gadget, but it looks like an awesome iPhone video accessory. Your iPhone fits inside of it using a special rubber cover to keep it from slipping. It comes with an attachable external microphone that you can point in the direction of what you’re filming, and includes a […]
By marfdrat on January 15, 2011
I like spicy food, and hot sauce. I’ve tried “Rooster Sauce”; it’s hot. Here’s a Book with 50 recipes using it.
By marfdrat on January 13, 2011
Features EarClick to stay securely in your ears, a mic and remote to use with your cell phone, and braided fabric cords to prevent tangling. Only $59. Buy them at Marshall’s website.
By marfdrat on December 29, 2010
Awesomely funny stuff. Sterling Archer is the best secret agent you never want working for your side. Archer: Season 1 is available at Amazon.
By marfdrat on December 16, 2010
This Conan O’Brien Team COCO Tour T-Shirt looks awesome.
By marfdrat on December 15, 2010
I like this little United States Mini Constitution. It’s only 2 3/4″ by 3 3/4″, and contains the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and all of the Amendments. It also includes The Declaration of Independence, The Virginia Bill of Rights, Massachusetts Bill of Rights, Articles of Confederation, Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, The Annapolis Convention, plans […]