The Battery Organizer can store up to 93 batteries of varying sizes, all for $17.87, today only, originally $19.99. It features a transparent, hinged lid that makes it easier to identify and access the batteries you need, complete with an included battery tester for checking their charge in seconds, so you know if it’s they’re good enough to use or need to be thrown away. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Here’s another look at Russian designer Yuriy Dmitriev’s Bio-Robot Refrigerator, which is a zero-energy device, thanks to a special gel-like substance that suspends and cools food placed in it. This wall-mounted appliance can be set up horizontally, vertically or even on the ceiling, and does not have a motor, but instead a gel that does all the work, making 90% of the appliance actual usable space. To use, simply place food into its bio-polymer gel, which is odorless nor sticky, and it’s suspended and cooled until you need it. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
These skull fire pit gas logs may look creepy, but they’re fully-functional and work quite well to say the least. The two-piece log is made from reinforced steel and produced with lave granules as well as significant heat ceramic refractory. “It is NOT burning. Soot accumulation is part of the chemical reaction when gas/wood burns. ANYTHING that goes into an open fire turns black, gas logs / fire skulls included. Our findings are that with soot accumulation, their appearance becomes more genuine and realistic,” said its creator. More information. Read more for a collection of interesting images from around the web.
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Rooftop pools are nothing new, but rarely do you see one actually double as the roof, that is unless…you’re talking about Antireality’s Summer House concept. This triangular 914-square-foot living space is located on a rocky coastline and balanced on a massive boulder, complete with floor-to-ceiling glazing, along with three timber cylinders that create individual rooms. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Homeowner Stephen Mckears, 72, was puzzled as to who was tidying up his tools in the garden shed late at night and discovered something bizarre to say the least. He asked his neighbor Rodney Holbrook, 70, to help him solve the mystery. The retired electrician first began noticing plastic clips appearing in an old ice cream tub filled with peanuts which he keeps to feed the birds before more objects began to accumulate. To make sure he wasn’t going crazy, Stephen emptied the tub each night, only to discover the mess had been cleaned by the morning. After weeks of this going on, the duo set up a trail camera to uncover the mystery guest. Read more to see what they discovered.
Hamilton Beach’s Dual Breakfast Sandwich Maker is perfect for those who want a tasty breakfast, but only have a few minutes each morning to get ready, and it’s being offered for just $27.49 shipped, today only, originally $39.99. Simply choose your bread and layer on the ingredients: egg, cheese, precooked meat, etc. Cook up two breakfast sandwiches to perfection and the built-in digital timer will let you know when it’s ready in five minutes or less. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
Lord of the Rings may have a large following, but rarely do you see fans actually recreating something from the series, that is unless…you’re Jim Costigan. His day job is a New York construction supervisor, but his free time for the past 6-years was spent building an energy-efficient Hobbit House, complete with a lush green roof that Bilbo Baggins would most certainly approve of. “I thought that was the coolest house I’d ever seen. Architecturally, I thought that that house in the movie was just really well-done, that it was really original. The curvatures, everything about it was unique,” said Costigan about the home of Bilbo Baggins, Bag End. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Australia-based Modscape Concept specializes in prefabricated architecture, and they designed a strange five story home that hangs off a cliff’s edge a while back, but now, we get a first look inside. It features a modular design and was inspired by the shape of barnacles clinging to a hull of a ship, and that’s why it extends off the side of a cliff, rather than sit directly on it. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Amazon’s Echo Input adds Alexa to just about any external speaker via 3.5 mm audio cable or Bluetooth, and it’s being offered for just $19.99, today only, originally $34.99. It can hear you from across the room, even when music is playing, enabling you to stream Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, SiriusXM, and more on your favorite speaker. Simply ask Alexa to play a song, read the news, or check the weather and traffic. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.
IKEA and Sonos have officially unveiled the SYMFONISK line of WiFi speakers. One model is table lamp, while the other has a bookshelf model that can also be wall mounted, priced at $179 and $99 respectively. Both speakers can be controlled with the Sonos app, and easily integrate directly into the Sonos ecosystem should you have any existing speakers. Or, set them up using Sonos’s TruePlay custom tuning function as bonded stereo pairs or individual mono speakers. Apple’s AirPlay 2 integration enables iOS and MacOS users to stream any audio content directly to the speakers without using the app. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.