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Quirky's Socially Developed Power Strip Has "Pivot Power"

Your power strip has six power outlets, but strangely, you cannot insert more than three or four power plugs at a time.  The outlets are all meant for the standard two or three pronged plug, but as we know there are any number of adapters that depend on electric power, and they take up a lot more room than a regular lamp plug. With 709 inventors contributing, Quirky's Pivot Power creates an elegant solution.

 


Boonghand Lighter Keeps Thieves From Getting Your Precious Fire

Lighters are one of the most often-purchased plastic commodities – cheaply purchased and easily forgotten or stolen by others of the cancer-stick or fire-loving persuasion. Now, the concept Boonghand lock lighter helps keeps sticky fingers off of your fire-maker.

The 2010 Gadget Giftening Part 6 – The Joystick Gets Classy

At a certain point, other adults and significant romantic partners tend to ask gamers to throw out or sell their old gaming equipment owing to the fact that it is “ugly”. In some cases, they’re correct, but not when it comes to the Singibigi Joystick, a retro take on the gaming controller.

Le Edge Offers A New Way Of Exfoliating That Dry Winter Skin

Le Edge is a new exfoliation method.  Unlike most other home exfoliation methods, Le Edge does not require that you apply any product.  It looks like a type of razor and is used in much the same way. 

Social Media Hackers, Heroes Or Villains?

Anyone who has seen the movie, The Social Network is familiar with how in the early years, Mark Zuckerberg pitted young students against each other in a heated competition as to who could "code" the fastest. The most savvy cognoscenti won a chance to join Facebook's start-up team back in 2004. On a recent installment of 60 Minutes, Lesley Stahl noted that "Hacker" posters papered the walls of FB's HDQ. Which begs the question - what determines whether hackers are heroes or villains?

Interactive Toilet Offers Potty Trainees A Hand...Literally

I for one know that potty training can be difficult.  I am all for getting tips in the positive reinforcement department.  I will pretty much take help from anywhere – well, almost anywhere.  The Interactive Toilet concept may be taking things a little too far for impressionable potty users in training.

10 + Tart Warmer Gifts For The Best Home Fragrances

Some years ago a friend sent me a 'tart warmer'' for Christmas.  Tarts in this context are like mini candles, but they don't have candle wicks.  They are not meant to be burned directly, but warmed by another heating element, like a tea light or light bulb. And boy, does a tart warmer emit fragrance!  Candle burning doesn't compare!

 


Giant Robotic Dust Ball Is Here To Destroy…Dirt?

We’re all for slick future technology, and designer Dave Hakkens is definitely trending that way with his Giant Robotic Dust Ball, along with a healthy dose of the “holy crap that’s weird” feeling. 

Silver Dollar Waffle Griddle Combines The Best Of Both Worlds

Pancakes or waffles?  Waffles or pancakes?  You may have to make the ultimate decision if you are out at your favorite breakfast spot, but if you are making a hot breakfast at home you can now combine the two.  The Nordic Ware Silver Dollar Waffle Griddle allows you to have the best of both breakfast worlds.

TV Advertising Still As Effective And Annoying As Ever, Study Finds

For years, there has been concern in the TV advertising industry that the use of PVRs and DVRs would ruin sales numbers and force a revolution. According to research conducted at the University of Chicago, Tilburg University and Duke University - not so much.