• Review: 3M MP160 Pico Projector

    Short version: 3M’s MPro series puts on a little weight! It’s still smaller than a regular projector, but it’s chunkier than every pico projector out there. But it’s also bright and well-built. If you’re not bothered by its girth, this is a great option, though the whole class of devices is still pretty expensive. Read More

  • Get Equipped With Mega Man E-Tank Mug

    I always wondered what was in those things. Mega Man must have been wired 24/7. No wonder he could jump so high! $9 at ThinkGeek. Samus has these, too. But why can’t she just get an espresso machine attachment for her suit? [via TinyCartridge and Go Nintendo] Read More

  • 10 Tasteful Gifts For The Aspiring Chef

    While there are some of us for whom even boiling water correctly is a challenge, there are also future Top Chefs just waiting to be given the chance. You probably have one among your family or friends. And while great cooks don’t necessarily need great tools (it’s-a all in the spirit, eh?), it can’t hurt to have a few high-quality items around the kitchen. A beautiful new… Read More

  • Gift Guide: The Ultimate Multi-tool Round Up

    Whether you just need a knife and screwdriver or a whole suite of doodads, there’s a multi-tool out there for you. But there are a lot to choose from, so we contacted some of the top manufacturers and had them send us their best gear. Gerber, Buck, SOG, Leatherman, and CRKT all sent us their top-of-the-line tools so we could give them a fair and honest comparison. Read More

  • Now Go Home And Get Your Cole Haan Shinebox

    Looking for a good way to put down the high roller in your life? Get him a shinebox, so whenever he gets out of line, you can pull a Billy Batts, though hopefully without all the stabbing. Seriously though, this is a nice-looking accessory for anyone who cares about their leather. Read More

  • Now Go Home And Get Your Cole Haan Shinebox

    Looking for a good way to put down the high roller in your life? Get him a shinebox, so whenever he gets out of line, you can pull a Billy Batts, though hopefully without all the stabbing. Seriously though, this is a nice-looking accessory for anyone who cares about their leather. Read More

  • The Great Holiday iPad Case Round-Up
    iPads are shaping up to be a popular gift this year (despite the certainty of a sequel just around the corner), but what do you get the spouse or kid that already has one of these machines? I’m glad you asked! Because I just happen to have 10 very eligible iPad cases just waiting for your… Read More

  • Our Favorite Things: The Ultrapod II Travel Tripod

    There are a lot of toys out there for the traveling photographer (for whom a gift guide is forthcoming), but a simple, durable tripod is just plain essential. There are quite a few options in this area, and if you wanted to pay $90, you could get a nice Gorillapod with a ball head. But I prefer to keep it simple, and will be buying myself a new Ultrapod II for Christmas. Read More

  • The Large Pocket Shirt, For The Tablet Enthusiast

    So the Galaxy Tab and a few other devices are just small enough to fit into a back pocket (some back pockets, anyway) but what about an iPad or similar device? Where are you supposed to put that, if you’re just going out to the store and don’t want to carry a bag, yet somehow still want to have your iPad with you? My friend, allow me to introduce the Large Pocket Shirt. Read More

  • The ONA Union Street Messenger Bag Looks Waxily Amazing

    I’ve been on the lookout for a nice waxed canvas messenger bag over the last few weeks, and this one from ONA looks like it might really hit the spot. Waxwear finish, removable laptop compartment, brass fittings… it’s like they pulled it fully formed from my mind. Read More

  • The Epic Cheap Stocking Stuffers Gift List For Freaks, Geeks and Everyone Else

    Stocking stuffers are a must. These little, often trivial items, can make or break a Christmas morning. Whether you’re shopping for a fledgling nerd-in-training or one with a bit more XP, these stocking stuffers will certainly bring them a bit of joy and happiness. All items are under $13, giving the frugal gift giver a bit of breathing room in your holiday budget. Even if you… Read More

  • Multi-Card SD And MicroSD Readers From Elecom

    These little gadgets are… very practical. I’m surprised this kind of thing isn’t more common. Basically you’ve just got one doodad with room for multiple cards of the same type. So if you need to duplicate or transfer files from one to the other, no middle step, you just plug ’em both in to the USB thing and boom, you’re copying. Read More

  • Surplus Swiss Army Axes? Yes Please

    Oh man. I don’t know what it is about a finely crafted axe that I like so much. I should probably just stop there. But I can’t. I just love axes, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Read More

  • Video Hands-On: Hexbug Spiders

    Hexbugs are all about fun. You’ve probably seen these things in stores for years. Radio Shack is the exclusive seller of the Spider model this holiday season and I must say, these things are fantastic. They should provide you with enough cubicle entertainment to more than justify the $24.99 price tag. Be warned though, there are only two discrete IR channels, which somewhat limits… Read More

  • Koostik Wood iPod "Dock" Amplifies Sound The Old Fashioned Way

    This probably isn’t up your alley if you’re into listening to really awesome, fairly loud music all the time, but if you rely on your iPod or iPhone and don’t need a lot of volume, the Koostik might be your style. It’s based on similar principles as acoustic guitars and other wood instruments: sound is channeled from where it is emitted from the phone to those big… Read More

  • TSA-Proof Fig Briefs Protect Your Undercarriage From Radiation, Pawing Agents

    Stocking stuffer alert! I never thought I’d be recommending underwear to combat an overreaching government, but this is just one of life’s little surprises. These briefs (and boxers and such) have a fig leaf in the front that supposedly blocks the radiation from those horrible machines… which means it’s probably just woven with some kind of wire-infused thread, or has… Read More

  • Microvision Updates Its Laser-Powered ShowWX Pico Projector

    One of my favorites gadgets from CES this year was Microvision’s ShowWX pico projector, which they’d grafted onto a motion-sensing gun controller and plugged into an FPS. The laser-based image source means no focus is necessary, and there’s no display lag. Well, they’re updating the line with a new one that looks sleeker and certainly is brighter. Read More

  • Just In Time For Breakfast: The Egg Cuber

    Say, for example, you’re the kind of person who abhors curves. You’re very linear, very Borg-like. Well, this is the egg cuber for you. For $5.99 you can hard boil your favorite ovoid objects into a squat little cube, forcing the cantilevered majesty of the your hen-fruit into the straight-edge box of conformity. Read More

  • Review: Dyson AM02 Tower Fan

    Short Version
    It’s been a long, hot summer here on the homestead. John-John gets the whoopus when the dust kicks up and the house, such as it is, is about as hot as an oven most days. Most of August, when one of the neighbors rides into to town to check the bank thermometer and we find out that it’s well into the nineties, we usually just headed out to the old horse trough and… Read More