Gear

Cat Ring Self Defense Tool

$8.59 - $8.99 from Amazon »

Some kittehs can haz cheezburger. Other kittehs can mak yur face cheezburger. Like this kitteh, smithed into a sweet ring with conflict-ready stainless steel cat ears. I'd say it would make a great gift for your girlfriend...

Gamo Whisper Fusion Pro Air Rifle

$237 from Amazon »

One of my mama's favorite pastimes is going into the backyard and shooting the pigeons off her roof so they stop "crapping all over everything and making that awful cooing noise." Usually she just uses a BB gun to do...

Riedel Crystal Snake Wine Decanters

$445.95 - $474.70 from Amazon »

The snake wouldn't have had to ask my girlfriend twice if he'd looked like this....

Watermelon Slicer

$8.33 from Amazon »

My girlfriend brought home a bottle of watermelon juice (this stuff) the other day and first I was like, "Why would you want to eliminate the best part of consuming watermelon, which is munching on its spongy-crunchy...

The Dash - Wireless Smart Earphones

$299 - $349.99 from Amazon »

The Dash is a set of wireless in-ear headphones. It's also a self-contained MP3 player. And a Bluetooth headset. A microphone. A USB stick. A heart rate monitor, fitness tracker, sports watch. It has the capabilities...

9mm Bullet Casing Push Pins

$12.99 from Amazon »

They pulled the trigger so you can push the pin. This set of 8 Bullet Casing Push Pins come to you and your cork board from real, once-fired, American-made 9mm bullets. Seller Lucky Shot promises the conversion of the...

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Audubon Bat Shelter

$33.99 from Amazon »

No Bruce Waynes allowed! (Vampires considered on a case-by-case basis.) This Audubon Bat Shelter is large enough to accommodate up to 20 members of your bat colony. And for those who haven't yet founded their bat colony...

TigerLady Self-Defense Claw

$29 from TigerLady »

Remember that old Secret deodorant commercial? Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman? I'd put TigerLady in that same category. Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman...to slash, gouge, and rip apart any...

Sonic Assault Electronic Disruption Device

$149.99 from Amazon »

File it under "Prank." "Leg Up." "TCB." Or "Revenge." Shomer-Tec's Sonic Assault Electronic Disruption Device looks like no more than a nondescript gray box--a useless one, perhaps. You can even flip its switch and nothing...

Bat-Signal Smartphone Light

$5 from Etsy »

Holy contemporary America, Batman! Even the Bat-Signal has been shrunk, 3D-printed, and made available for Millennials' personal use as a distress call! Like when a company has the nerve to turn them away when they show...

Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottles

$165 - $200 from Fontus »

"Self-Generating Water Bottles" might be a better description of Fontus' incredible new designs. Presuming they work as stated (this is another crowdfunding campaign after all), Fontus Airo and Ryde bottles don't just...

Cinema on Your Finger Pico Projector

$299 from Amazon »

Now that we're all adequately equipped to take selfies everywhere we go, the iCODIS mobile projector would like to facilitate our ability to play them back at any moment as a slideshow. For friends at a house party. For...

Porron Down-the-Hatch Decanter

$22.95 from Amazon »

Despite how it sounds, a porron pitcher isn't so named because the first 2 to 27 times you fill it with wine (or beer or whiskey) and try to use it you're probably going to porr-on your face. "Porron" is a Catalan word...

TrapTap Wireless Speed Trap Indicator

$109 - $139 from TrapTap »

The TrapTap could be a lifesaver. For schoolchildren. For your driving record. And mostly, for your wallet. This simple little button sticks onto your vehicle's dash and flashes red, blue, or green to warn you of speed...

The Chambong

$30 from Amazon »

The Chambong is an elegant glass vessel used for the "rapid and enhanced" (and elegant!) consumption of sparkling wine. Just mind the bubbles, whose population density in champers is apparently, like, 4 times what it...

Mantis Vicious Circle Knife

$94.95 from Amazon »

Circles symbolize unity, wholeness, totality. And also hidden, razor-sharp blades. At least when they're Vicious Circles, and come forth from the loins of Mantis Knives....

StoveTec Wood & Charcoal Stove

$109 from Amazon »

Biomass, sticks, or charcoal bricks--burn your pick with StoveTec's Rocket Stove. The 2-door cooker is designed to ignite your choice of fuel within its metal-lined walls, and includes a ceramic fiber combustion chamber...

ManCan Personal Keg System

$195 - $265 from ManCan »

Now this is the kind of "water reservoir" I'm talking about. The ultimate in hiking hydration, or portable happy hour, the ManCan is a personal keg system complete with a stainless steel keg, 2-stage Regulator System...

The FlameStower Fire-Powered Device Charger

$99 from Amazon »

Add just 10 ounces of FlameStower weight to your pack and you'll add unlimited recharges to your small battery-powered outdoor gear. Cameras. GPS systems. Lights. Smartphones*. The FlameStower Fire Charger gathers heat...

i-Scream Vibrator

$79.09 from Firebox.com »

I scream, you scream, we all scream for i-Scream! But mostly you, ladies. I just like sex toy designer Shiri Zinn's new vibrator because it makes you happy. And also encourages me to go get a Vanilla Caramel Nestle Drumstick...

Polymagnets - Programmable Smart Magnets

I'm not a science geek--and by that I mean I'm not smart enough to be a science geek--but for those of you who are, give the magicians behind Polymagnets about 10 minutes, and they will blow your minds....

The Million Mile Light

$22.99 from Amazon »

Yes, the Million Mile Light will go for a million miles, but only if you can. The tiny, battery-free clip-on device is powered by motion, and intended as a safety light for runners, walkers, and breakdancers engaging...

Game of Thrones Drinking Horns

$9.99 - $64.99 from Amazon »

Game of Thrones-inspired AleHorns give you at least one of the tools you'll need to drink like the head of a House of Westeros. Grab one of their 100% ethically-sourced bovine horn tankards and raise a glass to the perfect...

magic Opener - Magnetic All-Thing Opener

$24.99 from Amazon »

Maybe "All-Thing" is a slight exaggeration. The magic Opener EXTREME won't open a corked wine bottle. Or a bag of chips. Or, ladies, his heart to you. But it will open a lot. Beer bottles, screw-top bottles, pull-tab...

The Champagne Gun

Bubbles not bullets. Whether you're a child of the flowers or a child of the second amendment, I think we can agree: the Champagne Gun speaks to all of us....

The Kitty Pass Interior Cat Door

$44.95 from Amazon »

"The Kitty Pass" sounds a little odd, but I guess they couldn't really call it "The Kitty Hole" without experiencing some PR backlash, now could they?...

CamelBak Chem Bio Reservoir

$11.99 from Amazon »

If you're not an active duty soldier there's no real reason to buy a Chem Bio Reservoir 4.0, a backpack water bladder CamelBak designed to resist penetration by potentially lethal chemical and biological infiltrators....

biem Instant Stick Butter Sprayer

$129 - $159 from Biem »

Whether you're looking to cut back on the butter or blanket your whole life in a dewy sheen of it, the forthcoming biem Butter Sprayer could be as revolutionary for your popcorn and toast as the Slotdog is for your wieners....

SubPac M2 - Immersive & Tactile Audio Vest

$349 from SubPac »

Some people are born with music in their heart, rhythm in their bones. I was born tone deaf and with the dance skills of Doug and Steve Butabi head-bobbin' at the Roxbury. Maybe it's because just hearing music isn't enough...

Snooperscope - Smartphone Night Vision

$139 from Snooperscope »

The Snooperscope is a nifty smartphone or tablet accessory for hunters and fishermen seeking night vision. Athletes seeking to capture their accomplishments in the dark. Ghost hunters seeking validation of their obsession....

3D Printed Cat Armor

Now that the dog is Kevlared, spiked, and pokey bristled to the hilt with a CoyoteVest, it's time to turn your attention to armoring the cat. True, you've had the leather Cat Battle Armor option for a couple of years...

CoyoteVest Pet Body Armor

$19.95 - $109.95 from Coyote Vest »

Sure, a CoyoteVest will make your lap dog look like a mohawked Mad Max BAMF, but that's just a happy side effect. The self-described "Pet Body Armor's" primary purpose is to protect your little buddy from an attack....

Portable Hookahs Vaporizer Pens

I can't tell you which vaporizer pen is the best. I can't even decide for myself. Pax, Atmos, Titan, Snoop Dogg Double G...so many to choose from! I feel like a girl trying to pick out nail polish! What I can tell you...

Smartphone Windblocker

$14.99 from Amazon »

I hate talking on the phone, so in addition to whipping breezes and disruptive gusts, the Windblocker also blocks one of my best excuses for not doing it. Yeah, sorry, Mama, it's just so windy on my walk to work today...

Metamorphic Rock Naturally Insulating Cup

$55 from Kickstarter »

The Stone Cup is kind of the cellar of drinking vessels. Thanks to its composition of metamorphic rock born deep beneath the earth's surface, the cup has mad, and all-natural, insulating skills. Both for cold drinks...

The Porthole Infuser

$107.95 from Amazon »

Portholes of ships and submarines, designer Martin Kastner's inspiration for his Porthole infusion vessels, don't always conjure images as beautiful as the one we see here. Sure, there's the dreamy romanticism of being...

The Cat Crib

$29 from Amazon »

Spoil your cat the same way you spoil your feet: with a nice, relaxing hammock under your desk or chair. Kitties get cozy and tucked away from the commotion of a human-infested home with the Cat Crib....

AquaFlask Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

$24.95 from Amazon »

It's bad enough when I myself sweat like a politician at heaven's gates on a hot day, I don't need my water bottle doing it too. The AquaFlask is a sturdy, economical double-wall-insulated stainless steel bottle, that...

WiFi Car Diagnostic Scan Tool

$32.99 from Amazon »

Maybe I'm in denial, but I would much rather have a device and accompanying app to tell me about my car's health than my own. Good thing I have almost as many choices of what kind of WiFi car diagnostics tool to buy these...

Beartooth Off-Grid Communication

$249 - $399 from Beartooth »

Middle of nowhere with no service? Or, how about this: center of the Earth--New Year's Eve in Times Square, Coachella, the Super Bowl--with service completely jammed by all the other yay-hoos trying to text and post to...

Mighty Player - Phone-Free Music Streaming

$79 from Kickstarter »

Mighty will pump your Spotify playlists on the run. Literally. Also on the bike. On the yoga mat. On the slopes. On the trail. On the bench press. Anywhere you want to stream your music without feeling the heft, pull...

Gigamunch - Home Cooked Cuisine to Order

$15 from Kickstarter »

Gigamunch is a lot Etsy, a little Uber, and zero singin' for your dinner. With both food prep and delivery apps, plus the decentralization of all goods on the rise, Gigamunch hopes to distinguish itself from the pack...

The TAC-SAC Rail Accessory

$39.99 from Tac Sac »

Last time me and my friend Cornelius played paintball he kept getting nailed and hiding and whining like a little goat until finally everyone was like, Dude, you need to grow a pair! And he was all, Dude! It's not me...

Vespa Scooter Chairs

What Piaggio did for the world of scooters, Bel & Bel does for the world of desk chairs...made out of scooters. Not to marginalize their coolness. The newest edition of Bel & Bel's Scooter Chairs swivel from unassuming...

City Map Wooden iPhone Cases

$30 - $35 from CutMaps »

CutMaps brings hometown pride, or dreams of greener pastures, to your cellphone. The Virginia-based design shop laser cuts city maps into pieces of cherry wood to form the backings for iPhone 5, 6, and 6 Plus cases....

USB Book & Disco Party Light

$9.99 from Amazon »

From nose buried in Organic Chemistry to ass shakin' to the Chemical Brothers. This USB LED light might be small, but its versatility and output are mighty....

"Shadow-Operated" Digital Sundial

$69 from Etsy »

This is some Houdini mathematics here. Mojoptix uses no batteries, no motor, and no electronics to build and operate his Digital Sundials. Instead he 3D prints the time tellers with an intricate, expertly-computed arrangement...

Giant Microbes Heart Burned Gift Box

$24.90 from Amazon »

Happy Red Tuesday all you dudes and ladies out there prepping to give your significant other the ax tonight. Yes, it's true. The Tuesday before Valentine's Day is the busiest break-up day of the year. It's the last possible...