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Grabber Offers Air Conditioning For Athletes

Magic Cool is an innovative, new material designed to keep you cool during the dog days of summer. Wrap it around your head and enjoy protection from the sun and a boost of cooling.

Baseball's Big Unit Is Now A Paparazzi

One of the most dominant pitchers ever, and a shoe-in Hall of Famer, Randy Johnson, who retired this past winter, is already on to his next gig. Unlike many ex-players who choose to stay in front of the camera in broadcasting roles, Johnson is stepping behind the camera.

From Argon Clothes To Skeleton Sleeping Pads, Klymit Delivers More Innovation

Klymit, a Utah-based company known for its funky, gas-filled clothing line, recently made a splash at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, offering what it's calling the lightest camping mat in the industry. It may look scary, but it is sure to save your back, shoulders and legs.

MIT Students Win U.S. Dyson Award For Hybrid Bike Wheel

...Though created with the topography of the city of Copenhagen, Denmark in mind, The Copenhagen (Smart) Wheel has the 'wheels' to become a very hot bike item, no matter where in the world you live.  I mean doesn't every biker need a boost now and then to get up those 45 degree hills?

Mobile Phone 'Dryer Box' Revives Soaked Phones, Saves Precious Data

Dropping your mobile phone in the pool, the bathtub, a puddle, even the toilet used to be a recipe for data disaster. Not any more, thanks to the 'Dryer Box' - a cool cube that revives your phone and restores your data.

Back to School: Solar Backpacks Fit School Supplies and Charge Electronics

Make a green pact this school year to ditch (donate or recycle) all you're portable electronics. No way! Okay, if that's out of the question, how about carrying all your school supplies in a bag that can recharge your portable electronics with the power of the sun. Take a look below at the solar charge backpacks I found on Amazon.

The Steak Station Thermometer Makes You King Of The Grill

There is no doubt that summer barbeques can be a lot of fun, but if you are the one in charge of cooking the steaks they can quickly lose their charm.  Inevitably, each guest will request his/her steak done a different way.  To make these grilling get-togethers more enjoyable again you may want to pick up a Steak Station thermometer.  

Hamster Bags Stop Stroller Tip-Over

Umbrella strollers are so convenient.  They are light, easily packed or even carried along and quickly unfold for use.  The only major problem is that when you hang your diaper bag, purse or shopping bags on the handles the extra weight causes the buggy to topple backwards anytime the child is removed from the front.  Enter the Hamster Bag.

Sporty and Green: The Bamboo Water Bottle

Bamboo probably wouldn't be your first choice for lugging water, unless you happened to be siphoning rain water in the jungle, but the Bamboo Bottle actually makes a pretty interesting case for the material.

Sun Guard Turns Regular Clothes Into Sun Protection Pieces

We often assume that if our skin is covered by clothing that it is shielded from the damaging rays.  The truth is that different pieces of clothing offer different levels of protection, some being very low.  To enhance this protection factor you can add Sun Guard to your laundry washing routine. 

Easton's New Ultralight, Two-Lb. Tent

It's a good thing for campers and outdoor sports enthusiasts that Easton didn't remain content just churning out aluminum. Easton's latest piece of outdoor gear proves its dedication to light, innovative products. A rather revolutionary, ultralight tent, the Kilo should prove to be a quick favorite of backpackers.

3-Seat Bicycles Offer Wheel Deals For Japanese Mothers

"But you'll look sweet, upon the seat of a bicycle built for... three?" Yes indeed, 3-seat bicycles are not only the real deal, purchasers in Tokyo are GETTING a deal thanks to generous tax incentives.

Carousel Goes Round and Round With Solar Power

A 36 foot solar powered carousel, designed by CRStudios Architects, recently opened up for rides at Hudson River Park's Chelsea Cove on Pier 62.

Whiskey Stones Keep Drinks Cool and Potent

Ice cold drinks are perfect for hot summer days and get togethers with friends certainly call for a few special beverages.  The challenge comes in keeping your drinks cool when the temperatures start to rise.  If you are facing this problem then you may want to look into Whiskey Stones. 

Giant Lawn Chair Grown To Discourage TV Watching And Encourage More Nature Watching

I love to sit and relax in the front yard chatting with my neighbors, while my kids run around on the grass with their friends. Last year my HOA fined me for leaving my lawn chairs outside. Apparently, I have the wrong kind. The right kind isn't in my budget. So, this year, I have nowhere comfortable to sit, but what if I grew my own lawn chairs, like the ones in England?