The Coffee Gear Worth Your Money

Good coffee tastes amazing, can be a great comfort, and is fun and easy to make well with the right tools. Coffee is also good for you, having been shown to make you smarter, help you lose weight, keep you alive longer and kickstart your exercise routine. Today we're going to knock down coffee's barrier to entry by… » 11/02/13 11:14am 11/02/13 11:14am

How to Choose, Buy, and Safely Use a Good Surge Protector

Most of us have more devices than we have plugs in the wall, which is why you'll likely find a surge protector behind most people's televisions and under our desks. However, not all surge protectors are alike, and some even put your gadgets at risk. We talked to an electrician to sort out how to tell the good ones from … » 9/27/13 8:12am 9/27/13 8:12am

What's the Best Air Freshener?

I went camping last weekend, but now that I'm back in the Great Indoors, the occasional whiff of campfire smoke is getting a bit less fun. Sooner or later, clothes will be washed and time will fix the rest of the problem spots (I'm looking at you, pillow), but until then I need a short-term solution; what's the best… » 8/12/13 2:51pm 8/12/13 2:51pm

These Stacking Bins Make Separating Papers and Plastics a Cinch

Separating the recyclable trash from the rest of your garbage is made slightly easier, and more pleasing to the eye, with these stackable Qualy bins featuring a strategically placed indent for easy access. They can be stacked all the way to the ceiling without their footprint increasing, and each bin features a lid and … » 4/03/13 1:20pm 4/03/13 1:20pm

Cover Your Walls With an Adorable Reminder That One Day Robots Will Be …

At one time the notion of a world filled with robots was just science-fiction fodder. But our kids are probably staring down a future where automatons and other artificial intelligences will play a big part in their lives. And with a nursery covered in this whimsical robot wallpaper, that's a life they'll be well… » 3/14/13 2:00pm 3/14/13 2:00pm

Battle the Cold and Smudges With a Screen-Cleaning Blanket

For most people, 'whatever's in reach' usually ends up being the best way to clean their phone or tablet's screen. But to avoid scratches, or just trading fingerprints for a layer of lint, you really should be reaching for a microfiber cloth. And that's made extra easy if you're keeping cozy under this throw. » 3/06/13 1:40pm 3/06/13 1:40pm

Stay Cool But Lost With This Spherical Mapless Globe Fan

Idea International's new Aero Sphere isn't quite poised to shake up the fan industry like Dyson's bladeless offering did. But it still manages to stand out in a boring and crowded market with a spherical teardrop honeycomb design that's as functional as it is eye candy. » 2/21/13 6:40pm 2/21/13 6:40pm

Moebius Hanger Bends Time and Space To De-Wrinkle Your Shirts

Don't even try to wrap your head around this twisted plywood hanger. It's clearly only designed to support the shirts, belts, scarves, and other accessories of the world's greatest mathematicians and physicists. No one else has any chance of understanding the mysteries of the universe that let this hanger exist. » 11/29/12 2:40pm 11/29/12 2:40pm

An Upside Down Helicopter Makes For One Bad-Ass Ceiling Fan

Wow. We've seen aviation-inspired ceiling fans before, but they're usually just the propeller from an old WWII-era fighter plane. Not a full blown 1:6 scale Hughes/MD 500 helicopter perched upside down on an inverted helipad on your ceiling. » 6/02/12 12:00pm 6/02/12 12:00pm