Keep your feet warm and your drinks cold with the help of some rechargeable insoles and a hyper-insulated water bottle and round up some friends for a welt-free BB-gun fight with the new Xploderz Retaliator 2000. Or relax in your home theater with a new split-screen projector from Epson. No need to worry about refilling the bird feeder—the new one from Wingscapes can take care of itself.
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Master Lock dialSpeed
Typical padlocks have 64,000 possible combinations; the electronic dialSpeed has 22 million, the most of any portable lock. Four directional buttons correspond to numbers or letters. A combo of up to 12 presses signals a motor to release the catch.
Master Lock dialSpeed $25
Milwaukee Tool M12 600 MCM Cable Cutter
The M12 Cable Cutter is the strongest clipper of its size. At seven pounds and 10 inches, the tool can cut copper wire of up to an inch thick. A battery-powered
ratchet in the head spins to apply 5,000 pounds of force. Milwaukee Tool M12 600 MCM Cable Cutter $429
ThermaCELL Heated Insoles
Battery-powered ThermaCELL insoles keep feet warm as outside temperatures drop. The foam inserts have two heat settings, which a wearer chooses via wireless remote. They last up to five hours per charge.
ThermaCELL Heated Insoles $130
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e
The PowerLite Home Cinema is the only wireless projector that has a split-screen mode. It can simultaneously connect to two HDMI devices, so viewers can watch TV and surf the Internet at the same time on the same screen.
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e $1,899
HydraPak Wooly Mammoth
The Wooly Mammoth keeps drinks hot or cold longer than other insulated bottles. Instead of lining the 20-ounce plastic container with the standard Styrofoam or Mylar, designers placed Prima-Loft—a synthetic polyester-like insulation also used in extreme hiking boots—between the bottle’s double walls.** HydraPak Wooly Mammoth **
Maya Group Xploderz X2 Retaliator 2000
With a range of 100 feet, the Retaliator 2000 shoots ammo farther than all other toy guns. The marble-size
bullets, made from a gel-like polymer, whiz through the air like BBs. Getting shot won’t hurt: They disintegrate upon contact. Maya Group Xploderz X2 Retaliator 2000 $45
Zippo Windproof Stove
The Zippo stove cooks food more efficiently than other windproof options. Instead of windscreens that rest on the grill, two stainless steel chimneys built into the aluminum frame protect the flames from gusts while funneling heat directly to pots.** Zippo Windproof Stove **
$250 (available spring 2013)
Philips ShoqBox Portable Speaker SB7300
Cooks with messy hands can control the ShoqBox speaker without touching it. A motion sensor at the top of the device registers seven gestural commands, so a user can skip to the next song with a hand wave.
Philips ShoqBox Portable Speaker SB7300 $200
Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven
The FlashXpress is the fastest-cooking toaster oven. In place of coils, infrared bulbs emit heat of varying wavelengths; shorter waves cook food from the inside out, longer waves from the outside in. Since the bulbs don’t need to warm up, there’s no need to preheat.** Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven **
Bosch GSL 2 Surface Laser
The GSL 2 is the first laser level that points out bumps in floors automatically. After a user sets a reference, two lasers scan a 60-foot circle—one on top of the other, appearing as one beam. Where the ground is uneven, they diverge, appearing as two.
Bosch GSL 2 Surface Laser $549
The AutoFeeder is the first programmable bird feeder. Birders can set the 21-inch device to dispense seeds four times a day in seconds-long intervals. That way they won’t miss seeing winged visitors, and the feeder won’t empty as quickly as a gravity-dependent design would.** Wingscapes AutoFeeder**
Genius Lychas HS-G550 Foldable Gaming Headset
The Lychas headset features volume knobs on both ears, so wearers can adjust each side independently. By turning down the audio in one ear, gamers can strategize with teammates in the room and still stay tuned in to the game.** Genius Lychas HS-G550 Foldable Gaming Headset **