My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, things to put in your work bag or science kits for kids. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome stuff that doesn't really fit into a list. So I made a list for those. The only thing they have in common is that I like them—and think you will too.
Below, five handmade, geeky, and tech-enabled highlights from this week.
Charge your phone with water and a candle. The Stower Candle provides 6.5 hours of emergency light and 2.5-watt USB charging capability for the moments you are outdoors or without power. The device is designed to be used with the candle they provide, but should also work with any open flame.
The Aura Clean Sonic Toothbrush System comes with a charging stand that gently dries and sanitizes the brush with UV-C rays after it is used. This toothbrush, which touts 40,000 strokes per minute, will also alert you when to switch to another area of the mouth.
A quick, no-mess way to whisk pancake mix and carefully draw detailed fluffy breakfast food? This Whiskware takes the bowl and whisk out of the equation with a BlenderBall that fits inside of the dishwasher safe container. It has a heat-resistant, controlled spout and the lid doubles as a stand for when you are pouring your ingredients into the large mouth of the bottle.
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