22 May, 2012

Latest Posts on Coolest Gadgets

Latest Posts on Coolest Gadgets

Ben & Jerry’s Euphori-Lock – Saving your Ice Cream one Pint at a Time

Posted: 22 May 2012 09:17 AM PDT

I have some fantastic childhood memories. I don’t know why, but one of my fondest memories is of my father and I hiding candy from each other . Both of us had a sweet tooth and if you just put your stash in the regular cabinet, lets just say, your goodies didn’t last very long. So we hid candy and cookies everywhere, in tins, behind books in oatmeal containers, but when it came to ice cream… that was fair game, I mean it had to go in the freezer right?… what else could you do?

Well heres a nifty gadget that can protect your favorite frozen delicacy from your Dad, pesky brother, freezer raiding co-worker or roommate or last but not least, your kid. Ben & Jerry’s Euphori-Lock is an ingenious little device that can actually secure your favorite pint of ice cream with a three digit combination lock.

Sure, the more hardcore criminals will simply saw the side of the carton or drill through the bottom, but for the rest of us, a locked up pint of ice cream certainly says NO! much better than a threatening sign.So while not its not foolproof, it is fairly easy, simply attach the device to your favorite pint and let guilt do its job. (no one want to get caught hysterically sawing through an ice cream container)

Now that I am an adult, I would personally like to see a device that might taser or otherwise electrocute a freezer thief, but I can see some relatively unpleasant legal ramifications of such strong deterrent measures, so for now I’ll just go with the Euphori-lock, only $6.64 at Ben&jerrys.com and maybe just tell my kid it will electrocute her if she gets the combination wrong… that could work.


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Tread Desk – Walk your way to Success

Posted: 22 May 2012 07:21 AM PDT

There is no doubt that I spend way too much time in front of my computer screen and not enough time exercising. Truth be told, if its not the computer its the TV. Couple that with paying bills and taking a few calls and its no wonder I almost always have to skip dessert. Well I for one, am sick of it. I like cake, darn it.

Check out the Tread Desk, designed with the busy executive in mind, the Tread Desk allows you to integrate exercise right into your workday, without having to waste time, you can actually walk, while you work. No more giving up your lunch hour to log a few miles, you can easily return a few calls and go over your spreadsheets while doing your body some real  good.

The “Tread” portion of the unit comes with a proprietary control panel which would best sit atop an adjustable height desk and is attached to the Tread via a six foot long cord. This  control panel will keep track of your distance, time, speed, calories burned and it also comes with an emergency shut off cord which manufacturers suggest should always be worn when using the Tread Desk.

It turns out that if you stopped sitting around in front of your computer and walked at only 1 mile an hour you would increase your calorie burn by 100 calories per hour, heck 1 mile an hour is certainly slow enough to be able to hold a conversation or type something… and a few hours of that, buys you a couple of cookies and a smaller butt!

I have to work, and I also know I have to exercise, I think it stands to reason that if I can get both things out of the way at the same time, that would be a good thing. The treadmill portion of the system sells for around 840 bucks, and a package with an adjustable desk starts at around 2500.00, visit treaddesk.com for more info.

[ Tread Desk – Walk your way to Success copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

PowerSkin for the HTC One S

Posted: 22 May 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Modern day smartphones work nice and fine, but if they ever had one Achilles’ Heel to pick from, then my favorite choice would be the battery life – or rather, the lack of it.How many of you have a fully charged up smartphone in the day, only to find out that the power levels have dropped to near zero by the time you get home at night, and this also when you use it normally like your featurephones, with push email being turned off as well? It makes sense then, to carry around additional peripherals to juice your phone on the go, such as a cigarette lighter charger for your car, as well as keeping a spare charger at the office.

Well, another thing about modern day smartphones – most of them have seen heavy investments made to their aesthetics and design, and if you are looking for a surefire method to turn a smartphone ugly, slap on a PowerSkin case, and the job is done for you. The HTC One S is the recipient of such a case today, despite the fact that it is not the flagship model from HTC at the moment.

The PowerSkin for HTC One S will have a $10 discount on purchases made between now and June 5th, 2012, when you pick it up here (power-skin.com/battery-cases/ap1523vilt/htc-one-s-tmobile.html) while making use of the promotional code: PSHTC123. According to Christian Haze, Product Manager for XPAL Power/PowerSkin, “With the One S being one of HTC's fastest phones launched to date, it requires an incredible pull from the battery. The speed is impressive for any user, so we wanted to make sure we provided a solution to keep people charged and connected while on the go. PowerSkin's slim-fitting silicone case is soft to the touch, yet ruggedly durable, also packing a powerful punch – extending talk time nearly 4 hours."

The HTC One S PowerSkin is said to come with 1500 mAh of battery-boosting power wherever you are, in addition to other specifications such as an on/off button that enables users to choose when to activate a charge, LED lights indicating battery level remaining and charge status, not to mention the ability to synchronize the smartphone straight to computers thanks to the included cable.

Do you have $69.99 to spare? If so, then the HTC One S PowerSkin might just be the protective case for your HTC One S that you have been looking for.

Press Release

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Verbatim Store ‘n’ Go Micro USB Drive and Micro USB Drive Plus are now available

Posted: 22 May 2012 06:00 AM PDT

When it comes to storage devices, you will not go wrong with the name Verbatim. After all, they have been around for the longest time already, making sure that whatever your needs are, be it 5.25″ floppy disks (double sided or single sided?) to 3.5″ floppies that have a far more rigid chassis, not to mention newer portable hard drives and USB flash drives, Verbatim has got it down pat. I still remember how Verbatim floppies held a premium over regular floppies, as they had this Teflon coating which was said to be more resistant to scratches and fungal growth. Fat lot of good it did to my Prince of Persia disks though.

Today, we will look at the Verbatim Store 'n' Go Micro USB Drive and Micro USB Drive Plus, which have just been announced to deliver rugged portable solutions that boast a modern design which will help you keep up with the times, delivering go anywhere storage which ought to be steady and tough enough to be able to withstand rough handling.

According to Mark Rogers, Verbatim Product Manager, Flash Memory Products "The compact, ultra durable Micro USB Drive and Micro USB Drive Plus are the ideal USB flash drives for people on-the-go. They are meant to be clipped anywhere for always-ready flash storage, but can be easily removed to share videos, school projects, photos or more. They are also available in multiple color options allowing for easy organization and identification."

Both devices will play nice with the Mac and PC platform, and you will have a selection of several storage capacities to choose from, starting from the humble 4GB and going all the way to the massive 32GB, although I would have liked to see a 64GB version in the pipeline as well. The choice of colors are also aplenty, where you can choose from 7 trendy colors such as Black, Sunkissed Yellow, Hot Pink, Eucalyptus Green, Caribbean Blue, Violet and Volcanic Orange.

Press Release

[ Verbatim Store 'n' Go Micro USB Drive and Micro USB Drive Plus are now available copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Handcrafted Adjustable Putting Green

Posted: 22 May 2012 05:30 AM PDT

When it comes to the finer things in life, most of them are handcrafted. Yeah, that is right – handcrafted. The same applies to golfing equipment, as is the $699.95 Handcrafted Adjustable Putting Green. This unique handcrafted indoor putting green will allow you to adjust the break in order to help improve your short game, right in the comfort of your own home or office. Proudly made in the US by expert craftsmen from furniture-quality solid hardwood, the base is able to be angled with a twist of a knob so that you can get practice for your left- or right-handed breaks.

This practice green will have a slight inclination so that you can continue putting to perfect your stroke, where all successful putts will see the ball being returned to you automatically thanks to a chute, whereas those balls that have gone wayward after having a mind of their own are easily retrievable without the need to walk and stoop, all you need to do is lightly tip the base with your foot and you are good to go. The green has a 10′ long putting surface that comes covered in 2mm poly foam cushioning as well as championship-quality billiard fabric for a smooth, consistent ball roll.

[ Handcrafted Adjustable Putting Green copyright by Coolest Gadgets ]

Classic Super Famicom Controller For Wii

Posted: 22 May 2012 05:00 AM PDT

So you were one of the first few who picked up the Nintendo Wii when it was first released all those years ago, and still spend some time playing it each week just to keep yourself occupied? Surely you wished at times that the world of video games stopped back when the SNES was at its zenith, and thankfully, with the Nintendo Wii, you are able to play your favorite SNES titles thanks to the Wii Virtual Console. However, the Wii controller is not exactly the most comfortable controller to use, which is where the $19.99 Classic Super Famicom Controller For Wii comes in handy.

Get this even if you have stopped playing with your Wii, just for old times’ sake. After all, did you not grow up with Nintendo in your living room, not to mention the bitter rivalry with Sega? Well, at least you can set one thing right today – that is, to play SNES virtual console games with the Classic Super Famicom Controller For Wii.

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