Category Archives for "Gear"

Quirky Beat Booster

The boombox from the ’80s is itching to come back and play, and Quirky won’t deny it with their Beat Booster designed Bluetooth speaker. Out of the box, it’s your standard Bluetooth speaker but slide the speakers apart to reveal an adjustable dock to load in your smartphone or tablet. Grab the flip-down handle and bring your music outside.

Sheffield Kevlar Shears


Quite possibly the last pair of scissors you’ll own. The steel scissors are extremely sharp and are able to cut through Kevlar. Which makes them perfect for the house since they’ll be able to cut through damn near anything. They’ll also cut through all kinds of tape without getting clogged up.

Laboratory Shot Glasses

The essential item for your next geek party. Well, okay, any party will do. Set of 4 shot glasses also includes four mini pipette styled stirrers. Get them for your favorite mixologist in your life.

Iain Sinclair CardSharp


Check out this awesome utility knife by Iain Sinclair. Called the CardSharp because it’s the size and approximate thickness of a standard credit card. If you’re looking to carry a small utility knife, but without the bulk then this is the perfect gift for yourself. This knife has a 3-inch stainless steel blade, a small serrated section and a built in sheath when folded. Pre-order today with shipments expected to be out in early 2011.


Makr Key Fob

Made up of three layers of leather, two screw stubs and a twist to make way for the keychain. Each one of these Makr Key Fobs is hand burnished and polished. The simple and clean design belongs on your keychain to give it some elegance.

Make this: Paracord Pouch for Survival Tin

If you don’t have a “candy tin” survival kit, you should get one – or even better, make one. You’ll be amazed at the amount of items you can fit in there that would be essential for survival. What was tough to fit in there before was paracord. Instructables users Paravival has a solution for that! Make your own Paracord Pouch for your survival tin.

It’s not something you can “buy”, but it is something you can make. Sometimes making things is more fun.
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Magnetic Key Shelf

We’ve all forgotten our wallet, phone and/or keys, but if you forget them more often than others perhaps you need this stylish walnut shelf with a magnet to hang your keys from. Each hand made shelf is designed to be the catch all for your essentials, place it by the door and place your stuff on it, or hang your keys from it, when you get in. Leaving without forgetting your stuff just got easier.


Take what you love about mountain biking, and combine it with what you love about a motorcycle, and you get a mountain bike with a motor. Available on Kickstarter right now, the Motoped uses all standard mountain bike components, so you can essentially build your own. Pedal with ease when you want, or start the quiet motor and save your legs on those tough hills.
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If you need to hoist things up, save your back and let myLIFTER do the heavy work. This Bluetooth connected motor can lift up to 50 pounds, and it’s directions (up, down, stop) are all controlled by your smart phone. Now you can hoist up your bike, storage, kayaks and more.
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