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Johnson Furniture may not be the first to create expanding tables, but they most certainly refined the idea. George was inspired by the work of Robert Jupe, who made the first expanding circular dining tables some time during the 1830’s. He’s created a table where the expansion leaves are stored within the body of the table, and rise up automatically as it rotates. Read more for a video of one of them in-action.
Let’s face it, most adventure / expedition vehicles just aren’t practical for long-term living when things hit the fan, but the 2020 Living Vehicle trailer aims to change that. Featuring plenty of off-grid living technologies, including a solar-powered electrical system, a solid aluminum chassis, and off-road tires, paired with rugged wheels. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
AUKEY’s Power Strip Surge Protector has 8 outlets and 2 USB charging ports, all for $23.56 with coupon code: 4JKEH4A8, this week only, originally $37.99. Its integrated surge protection keeps connected equipment safe from damaging electrical surges and spikes by both absorbing excess energy and safely redirecting excess energy to the electrical ground of your wiring system. Product page – be sure to enter coupon code: 4JKEH4A8 during final checkout for the additional 38% discount.
Anker’s PowerHouse 200 portable rechargeable generator is perfect for emergencies, and it’s being offered for just $240 shipped with coupon code: LABOR172, today only, originally $349.99. You’ll be able to charge a MacBook Pro over 5 times, a smartphone over 12, or even run small appliances like mini-fridges for over 4 hours. Recharge it via a USB-C Power Delivery car or wall charger, an AC power adapter or a 5-22V DC output solar charger. Product page – be sure to enter coupon code: LABOR172 during final checkout for the additional discount. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
LG’s new InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerator is unlike any other because it’s designed to make slow-melting round ice (2-inches in diameter) without having to manually fill and freeze ice molds. It can store up to 25 ice spheres in the freezer drawer bin at once and auto-replenishes itself. This makes it perfect for home mixologists and cocktail connoisseurs, while also keeping soda pop, lemonade, iced coffee and other beverages, colder longer. Read more for a video and additional information.
Sugru Moldable Glue can be used to fix cables, shoes, and more, all for $15.99 (8-pack), today only, originally $19.99. It’s the world’s first moldable glue that sets strong by turning into silicone rubber overnight, which bonds permanently to almost anything. The glue is waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant and electrically insulating (up to 24 volts). Product page. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Ever hear of the tiny-house movement? If not, it’s essentially an architectural and social movement that promotes minimalist living in small homes. Technically speaking, a residential structure under 400-square-feet is normally considered a tiny home, and the Baobab is one of the latest additions to this movement. Measuring 38-feet long, it can be towed just about anywhere, while still offering all the amenities you’d expect from a modern home. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
For $9,990, you can now buy a DIY tiny house kit online that can be assembled in just a few days. It’s called the Allwood Arlanda XL, and once built, you’ll have a total floor area of 227-square-feet and an inside floor area of 193-square-feet. This may not sound like much, but for those living a minimalist lifestyle, this should be more than enough, or you can just use it as a backyard office. Product page. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Many of us have a habit of laying in bed while using our smartphone or tablet, but what if there was something better? Meet the HiBed. Think of it as a smart bed that not only monitors your sleep patterns with the companion mobile app, but also analyzes sleep quality, biometric parameters, body weight, temperature, air quality and even the noise level. Read more for additional pictures and information.
TP-Link’s Kasa Smart WiFi Plug lets you turn your electronics on or off from anywhere in the world using just your smartphone with the Kasa app, get a 2-pack for $24.99, this weekend only, originally $40.49. It’s also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana devices for a hands-free experience using only your voice. You can schedule the Smart Plug to automatically switch on / off when away or set a Scene for controlling multiple devices with a single button. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.