E143: What Is This Thing?

$18.59 Amazon »

Welcome to Edition 143 of What Is This Thing?, my recurring visual riddle series consisting of one simple photo - see above - and one simple question: what is this thing?...

Proto M Holographic Communication & Media Device

$2k Proto »

Proto's forthcoming M is a tabletop holographic communication / media device and, in my opinion, the newest best way to have dinner with your in-laws. Look at how happy that mom and baby look talking to Hologramma on...

Balance Pipe

$65 Tetra »

We all need a little balance in our lives. Some of us find that balance in the contents of a pipe. And for those dudes and ladies, what better pipe to represent that which you seek but the Balance Pipe from Tetra?...

Mercedes Benz Kids' Luggage

$89.99 Amazon »

Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz? Or in this case, Oh Mama, Dad, or Santa Claus, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz...suitcase. I don't know if Mercedes Benz Kids' Luggage is a healthy gift for a kid or not, but...

Vyper Shop Chairs

$379.99 - $629.99 Vyper »

Sink your fangs into a Vyper Shop Chair. Made for mechanics, detailers, welders, DIYers, and garage enthusiasts, the chairs prides themselves on being burly, yet comfy, versatile and customizable, and always ready to...

TempTooth Temporary Tooth Replacement Kit

$32.75 Amazon »

Just one question about the TempTooth Temporary Tooth Replacement Kit: does it come in gold?...

Barbie Swimsuit

$14.99 - $19.99 Etsy »

You know what I thought when I saw this Barbie Swimsuit? The same thing you dudes and ladies probably thought: Come on, Barbie, let's go party / Come on, Barbie, let's go party. Followed immediately by a daydream of Margot...

Fruit Fly & Fungus Gnat Trap for Plants

$4.99 - $13.99 Amazon »

Nothing says Happy Mother's Day like a bouquet of sticky flowers caked with dead fruit flies and fungus gnats! ... And I'm only sorta kidding about that, especially if you need a gift for a mom who's also an avid gardener...

Juego de Domino - Concrete Dominoes

Wonder what kind of damage concrete dominoes do when you knock them over. This Juego de Domino set is made by MDC, a concrete design studio based out of Mexico City. And, perhaps for the first time in contemporary history...

Deadpool Toilet Paper Holder

$58.93 - $63.84 Etsy »

The Deadpool Toilet Paper Holder is just one more lure into the bathroom, and reason to spend more time on the porcelain throne when we get there. This minifig-inspired 3D print from Sandoz 3D Prints should team up with...

May the other 4th be with you. You know, the angry, greedy, aggressive, jealous, megalomanic Dark Side kind. OK, maybe not with you as in inside you, all you kooky Boga Siths out there who can just simmer down before the fit hits the galactic shan, but with you as in, like, on your shelves as collector's...

LEGO Star Wars Death Star Trench Run Diorama

$59.90 Amazon »

Vader's words, "The Force is strong with this one," run along a plaque on the front of the LEGO Star Wars Death Star Trench Run Diorama, completing the 665-brick project, and the sentiment this iconic scene from Star...

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil Stormtroopers

$30.41 Amazon »

My favorite thing about these See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil Stormtrooper figurines - aside from the fact that we're talking about them on Star Wars Day - is the See No Evil Trooper who looks more like he's...

Bricknic BBQ Planet

$190 Bricknic »

Welcome to BBQ Planet. Brought to you by Bricknic, and in a very literal...no, that's the wrong word...a very tangible sense. Bricknic debuted last year with a line of very cool modular campfire and BBQ cooking bricks...

Smeg Retro Electric Kettle

$149.95 Amazon »

You know what an electric kettle is, right? Well this retro electric kettle from Smeg flips the idea of an electric kettle on its head by being an electric kettle designed to look like it's from the 50s, before electric...

Area 51 5-Foot Glow-in-the-Dark Alien Statue

$1,644.50 Amazon »

This Alien Statue from Area 51 is pretty much life-size (I mean, aliens seem pretty short, right) at 5 feet tall, and glows outer-space-radioactive green in the dark, so it's obviously a choice pick for anyone getting...

Wine Enthusiast 6-Bottle Mini Wine Fridge

$179 Amazon »

Chill out. With a wine chiller, and all 6 bottles of wine contained within it, courtesy of this mini wine fridge from Wine Enthusiast. The oeno-fan brand's 6-Bottle Countertop Wine Cooler does exactly what its name say...

NoCry Home & Gardening Knee Pads

$12.99 - $13.99 Amazon »

No woman, NoCry. No dude, no dad, and no mama NoCry either, if you give them a pair of these home and gardening knee pads. The maintenance, construction, and yard work companions pad and protect your ache-prone knee joints...

April is, of course, home to the great April holidays of Easter, April Fool's Day, and 4/20. But with the exception of that last one, for which I crafted a special Smokin' Hot Gifts for Weed Enthusiasts round-up, none made much of a dent in Dude's must see products for April 2022. Oh well. I'd rather...

MattressJack Mattress Elevator for Easy Bed Making

$179.99 - $199.99 Amazon »

The MattressJack is sold as an inflatable mattress lifter - or elevator, if you prefer that branding - that makes making the bed easier for the elderly and people with chronic pain. But what about me? And you? We dudes...

Lamp+ Interactive Content Projection Lamp

$7,950 - $8,150 ABUSIZZ »

The Lamp+ from Swiss tech firm is an office gadget that projects content from its overhead pendant light onto the desk, conference table, or other work surface below. Projected content is controlled by ABUSIZZ Haptic...

Spinning Cat Scratcher Ball

$44.99 - $69.99 Amazon »

Watch your cat have a ball with this spinning catch scratcher toy. Available in 2 sizes, the natural sisal ball adds another dimension of interest and satisfaction for your kitty and its claws mounted to a triangular...

Disco Ball Helmet

$196.36 Etsy »

This party is DOT-approved. The Disco Ball Helmet is a dazzling piece of headwear, made by Disco 2 Disco (who else?) to help you shine at your next festival, photoshoot, cosplay convention, or walk to the grocery store...

Nike ISPA Link Modular Sneakers

Coming June 2022 to a Swoosh store near you: Nike ISPA Links. Fly modular sneakers with 3 interlocking pieces that connect without glue. And when I say "fly," I don't mean fly-ass. I mean fly-eye. As in, what the soles...