Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Remember Ring - Never Forget an Anniversary!

Gizmodo recently ran the story of the conceptual "Rememeber Ring," a marvelous piece of tech THAT BURNS YOUR FINGER to remind you of your anniversary. Uh. Strangely, it is only available in men's sizes. That hardly seems fair.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Now HERE'S a Camping Gadget I Really Need

Everyone loves coffee, especially when camping. Unfortunately, one must master the art of cowboy coffee if one wants a decent cup of joe. This can be a frustrating experience and is best done in a big, heavy coffee pot. Enter a slew of expensive and bulky modern-day alternatives. They may make a better cup of joe but who wants to spend that much money and carry ANOTHER gadget? Next!

The beloved French Press. Not only is it less expensive it's also a hell of a lot easier to use and use well. Sure, you can tote your glass IKEA french press along with you or even buy an indestructible Lexan plastic one from REI, but again, it's one more bulky thing to carry. Enter the Press-Bot. It's an ingenious $20 gadget that mounts directly to the Nalgene water bottles you'll be carrying whether you drink coffee or not on the trail. When not in use, it folds into a lightweight, compact shape and hides away in your pack. Go get one now at REI. Have some GOOD coffee on the trail...sans grounds in your teeth.

UPDATE! Even more coolness...unscrew the cap from the pushrod and you've got yourself a makeshift camping tripod!