It’s a USB key shaped like a key! Get it? Get it?? But really, I can’t count the number of times I wished I had some USB storage on me but didn’t think to bring it. If I left this on my keychain I’d be prepared all the time!
8gb for $30 from LaCie
Every winter I tell myself I’m gonna get in shape for the summer so I can strut around in my boardshorts and tank top and get an awesome tan. And every winter it just seems like way too much effort. Well, these cards almost have me convinced to get off my ass and exercise. And that’s saying something. Basically, there are a bunch of different decks (bodyweight, yoga, junior, etc) that show you various isometric stretches and exercises that you can vary your workout with. The only thing I would not recommend trying is playing drinking games with these.
$14.95 per deck from FitDeck
What could be better than sitting out on your porch this spring and sipping on a nice cool drink with fossil bones in it? Well, ice-flavored dino bones. Be a paleontologist in your own freezer with these fossil ice trays.
$7.50 from Heliotrope
It may be a bit late in the snow season, but there’s still time to hit the slopes with these HEATED snowboard pants. That’s right, folks. Flip a switch on the rechargeable battery pack and your pants are warmed up. Supposedly they’re also well ventilated, but I know I get overheated as it is cruising (ass over heels) down the slopes. Not to say that I don’t totally want a pair.
$121.48 from Dogfunk
$30 from pdxSoftgoods’s Etsy shop
Do you have a credit card or a gas card or some other sort of financial data with an RFID chip in your wallet? Well, unfortunately, RFID is horribly unsafe. It can be hacked at a hundred paces with a cell phone by a monkey. Ok, a well-trained monkey. Anyway, this wallet has RF blocking to keep your info safe until you need it. They also have passport cases because the US government has decided to encode all of your important information on an RFID chip in your new passport.
$19.99 from DIFRwear
$10 from Uncommon Goods
Nuclear disaster? Zombie attack? Hear all the latest apocalypse news with this crank- or battery-powered radio. It also has LED lights and a cell phone charger. Actually, I’m tempted to buy it just to crank it up and charge my phone. It’s also only 1.5 lb with its built-in battery, so it would be good for camping too.
$60 from The NPR Shop
$55 from Eagle’s Nest Outfitters
$5 from UncommonGoods