Dude's Must See Products for June 2022
June! Summer! Longest day of the year! Best month ever! And now...it's over. As I shed a tear in my beer - albeit still outside in bright, toasty sun, and from a lounger on my balcony - for the month of June, please join me in a revue of Dude's must see products for June 2022.
Note: All products are priced as they were at printing on July 1, 2022. Pricing, and availability, are subject to change.
Rhino Cart All-Terrain Moving Dolly
The Rhino Cart All-Terrain Mover's favorite season is summer, just like mine. Because summer is the season of beaches and BBQs. Weddings and vacation. Warm, sunny days and long, pleasant evenings. And - and this is where the Rhino Cart dolly and I diverge on our reasons for loving summer - moving.
Sure, it can be exciting to get the keys to a new house or apartment, to move to a better place or a more exciting city. But the getting there? More specifically, the getting your shit there? Not cool. I don't care how much easier Rhino Cart says its All-Terrain Mover makes the process for your appliances and large items of furniture.
Still, if you gotta go, you gotta go. Or maybe you're just hauling a load of construction or landscaping materials, or a new fridge into your current home. The Rhino Cart is a burly, yet relatively compact and easily maneuvered tool that endeavors to make any awkward moving less laborious.
P.50 Car Kit - Build Your Own World's Smallest Car
Ha! It's A DIY clown car! Except the P.50 isn't clowning around. Builders of car kit, available in electric and gas models, will find themselves the proud owners of fully functional examples of the World's Smallest Car. Not to mention a detailed replica of one of the world's rarest.
M5 Titanium Nano EDC Blade
The M5 Titanium Nano EDC Blade is tiny, tactile, and ready to tackle tasks by the ton. Or at least, like, the handful, but that ruins my wordplay. A new issue from Gadget Master, the M5 is a fetching stainless utility blade housed in a titanium body. Its triangular shape and brass deployment knob give the piece a modern, attractive look, while 3 adjustable, lockable blade notches and an ergonomic design drive its functionality, and make the M5 more than just a pretty face.
Crua Culla Maxx Temperature-Regulating Inner Tent
It's what's on the inside that counts, right? The Crua Culla Maxx is a temperature-regulating inner tent that keeps you warm while camping on cold nights, or cool while camping on warm ones.
The Crua Culla Maxx provides 4-season insulation when pitched inside "any tent spacious enough to accommodate it." Despite its nesting doll design, Crue as the inner tent should take just 60 seconds to set up, thanks to a lightweight, modular design that uses pump-uppable Airframe Beams for its support structure.
Burt Brolos Bolo-Style Eyewear Retainers
Think of Brolos as eyewear retainers meet bolo ties. Or, more poetically, if you're Brolo creators Colin and Keenan Burt, lost glasses meet Uncle Carl. The brothers ("Bro") developed their glasses straps with pendant accents in part to solve the problem of perpetually losing their eye and sunglasses, and in part to honor their late uncle, who loved him some bolo ties ("los").
Burt Brolos eyewear retainers wear a lot like reverse bolos, with the accent stone or figure either pressed against your head to secure glasses in place, or dangling down your neck loose, or chilling on your upper back when you take your glasses off. The Brolos brothers point out you can also flip it around, and wear your glasses on the back of your neck, and the Brolo charm on the front, but knowing myself, that would most likely result in sweaty/greasy and/or crushed lenses and frames.
Oooh, lobster sandals to match my sunburn, and everyone's favorite thing to say when I get a sunburn: "Dude's red as a lobster."
Which leads to my favorite thing to say in response: Under the sea! Under the sea! / Darling it's better, down where it's wetter / Take it from me!
This pair of crustacean slides will help you skitter through summer, well, if not in peak comfort and glamor, at least in peak visibility and flamboyance. Lobster sandals are flexible and rubbery, with anti-skid bottoms, so they'll stand up to the pool and ocean, and presumably keep you standing, even if you step in a patch of water, as well.
HID SIPS Water Dispensing Lamp
I wouldn't go so far as to call HID SIPS' Water Dispensing Lamp genius, but I do think it rises above both the useless gadget and unnecessary invention categories. And while I usually keep my bedtime water in the bathroom, since I am an old man now and have to get up to pee at least once every night, I am sure tons of people keep their filled cups and bottles on the nightstand to quench 2 a.m. thirsts and moisten throats dry from mouth breathing.
Or they mean to, but forget, and end up waking to the conundrum of getting up to get a glass, or suffering through it because getting up is hard. It also creates the risk of not being able to fall back asleep, or waking the sleeping dragon that is their bedmate.
HID SIPS hopes to solve all nighttime hydration problems with their Water Dispensing Lamp, which is...a lamp...that dispenses...water. Bedside.
ShelterCube Extreme - Above-Ground Emergency Shelter
I sure hope I never need to use a ShelterCube Extreme, but after what I "anonymously" mailed my tight-ass boss, I feel like maybe a storm's a-comin'.
Created by Survive-a-Storm (what branding!) the ShelterCube Extreme is a 6' x 4' above-ground shelter designed specifically with tornadoes in mind, but useful in a variety of other emergency situations as well. Its quarter-inch welded steel construction probably isn't bomb-proof, but it will stand strong in storms up to an EF-5 tornado (winds of 200+ mph) plus has a NIJ-IIA ballistics rating, making the ShelterCube Extreme entry-level bulletproof.
Skull Glasses Stand
A skull glasses stand, now there's a clever accessory for your lensed accessories. Not to mention a sweet gift for your favorite bespectacled biology teacher, skull-loving goth, deathly cool rock star, or self-important influencer who wears their sunglasses at night.
Uh, they look pretty much like insoles to me, but OK, Flat Socks. They're flat socks if you say so. Some other things Flat Socks says about their "socks" worn by your shoe rather than your foot is that they're "No slip. No stink. No show."
Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Roll QR Code Sticker
I tried it. Works. Though the Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Roll QR Code Sticker doesn't just immediately start blasting Rick Astley's iconic earworm and ultimate prank song. It takes the QR code scanner to the video on YouTube. And depending on their subscription status with the streaming service, they'll might be forced to watch a 5- to 15-second ad before it starts, but will still see the video's title below it, thus completely ruining the joke.
So, yeah, nice idea, Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Roll QR Code Sticker. But thanks to corporate America, poor execution.
Motorized Inflatable T-Rex Ride-On Pool Float
When I first saw this Motorized Inflatable T-Rex Ride-On Pool Float I thought all my dreams had come true. T-Rex. Pool float. Able to tool around the water via joystick and zero effort on my part.
But then I read the description: "Requires 6 D-Cell Batteries (not included)." Six D batteries? Not included?! How much more are those gonna cost? And weigh? And waste when they invariably die after an hour of use? I know T-Rex is a dinosaur and all, but there's no need for the Motorized Inflatable T-Rex Ride-On Pool Float to live in the past. Let's get some solar panels on this guy's hide. Let the abundantly available sun, sitting right overhead whenever I'm in the water, power him.
Six D batteries. Yeesh. Almost makes me want to use my own two legs to move the float.
E147: What Is This Thing?
Hints: 1) Yes, it's lock is a key hint; 2) It helps protect your big outdoor adventures; 3) It's here to make sure your good times go off with a hitch.
Industrial Container Side Table
For all their heft, hardiness, and hardware, I'm sorry to say I don't think these Industrial Container Side Tables lock. So, apologies dudes and ladies, you're still going to have to find a better place to hide your weed stash and sex toys when your mamas and MILs visit.