Dude's Must See Products for August 2023
What is this faucet starter kit? This paw-pular basecamp headache relief? These meow-ty fine solar roller booster fans with a spry pipe and bushcraft security bar? Why, they are all Dude's must see products for August 2023.
Note: All must see products for August 2023 are priced as they were at printing on September 2, 2023. Pricing, and availability, are subject to change.
E198: What Is This Thing?
Hints: 1) I guess it's for people who take theirs stirred, not shaken; 2) It works on the grounds of improving the grounds; 3) It might help convince you the best part of waking up isn't Folgers, but a double cappuccino, or triple iced oat milk latte in your cup.
Delta Faucet HydroRain 2-in-1 Shower Head
The HydroRain brings some simple luxury to your bathroom with a pair of complementary shower heads. One is positioned static at a traditional 45-degree angle, while the other drops drops from straight overhead. Actually, the latter can spray water from a multitude of angles, thanks to a pivoting "rain can" you can move manually up to 40 degrees.
You can use HydroRain Shower Heads individually or together, plus up the spa experience toggling through spray settings on the fixed shower head, including full body spray, massaging spray, full body spray with massage, shampoo rinsing spray, and waterflow pause.
Junk Drawer Starter Kit
At first I thought the Junk Drawer Starter Kit was some sort of gag gift, a box full of tangled paper clips and rubber bands, cables for long gone electronics, and at least 3 items that make you go, "What Is This Thing?" But in fact, the Junk Drawer Starter Kit is - or at least attempts to be - a collection of useful items to help you build a less junky junk drawer.
16 of the Most Paw-Pular Dog Gifts for 2023
These are 16 of the most paw-pular dog gifts for 2023 according to me. A dude who doesn't own a dog. But having been called a dog myself in the past, along with other canine-related terms, such as "butt sniffer," "drool machine," "lucky dog," and even "good boy," I think I'm more than qualified to create this dog gift roundup.
Cache Basecamp System Tailgate Pad
Cache's Basecamp System Tailgate Pad can certainly perform your standard tailgate pad duties - use it to store up to 5 bikes for transport, and protect your truck from dings and scratches on the drive. But if you're into more than just cycling or mountain biking, or not into riding two-wheelers at all, the Basecamp System also has something to offer surfers, hunters, campers, and tailgaters.
Latched onto the tailgate pad itself are a pair of low-back lounge chairs and a Jeffrey backpack-style cooler. These accessories are both removable for using remote from your truck, and configured for setup on the truck with the tailgate down. Chairs have aluminum frames and exterior mesh storage pockets. The cooler is sized to hold up to 18 x 12-ounce cans, and keep the cold for up to 24 hours.
gammaCore Sapphire Non-Invasive Headache Relief Device
Headaches are often the result of one of two things: 1) that vampire girl Dakota Fanning played in Twilight looking at you and hissing, "Pain!"; or 2) the vagus nerve, the longest cranial nerve in your body, sending pain signals up its chain into your brain. gammaCore's Sapphire can't do much about Fanning's special vampiric powers, but the non-invasive headache relief device can stimulate your vagus nerve, and tell it to chill the F out.
The gammaCore Sapphire is designed and FDA-cleared both to block pain signals traveling along the vagus nerve during active headaches, and to prevent them from firing in the first place to prevent headaches from coming on. It is geared towards people who experience frequent headaches, and specifically migraines, cluster headaches, hemicrania continua (HC), and paroxysmal hemicrania (PH).
RollWalk Electric Roller Skates
RollWalk eRW3 Electric Roller Skates are ready to roll, baby, roll. At up to 20MPH, and 15-1/2 miles on a single charge, thanks to a pair of rear-drive motors with 400W of peak power, and a 14,3000mAh Samsung 18650 lithium battery pack.
Made as a commuter alternative to e-bikes, e-scooters, and other personal transporters, RollWalk eRW3 Electric Roller Skates are similar to Moonwalkers, but faster and more powerful, with a longer range. They're also less than half the cost, and sport half the number of wheels per skate. RollWalk says donning a pair of eRW3 will get you to a destination 8 to 10 times faster than walking, provided you're not traversing steep hills. The eRW3s are rated for a 20-degree slope.
AC Infinity AIRTAP HVAC Register Booster Fan
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the AC Infinity AIRTAP HVAC Register Booster Fan. It's a quiet fan system with an LCD display, smart thermostat control, and customizable fan speeds that looks and fits in place like your standard wall or floor registers, but uses its built-in blowers to increase the warm or cool air emitting from your ducts. The AIRTAP system is especially useful for registers with weak airflow, and perpetually cold wives who insist on setting the thermostat at 76 in the winter because they "can't feel any heat coming out! Is it even on?!"
Each AIRTAP vent has an on-unit controller with active thermal monitoring that's responsive to your temperature settings for both cooling and heating boosts. The boosts come from 92mm stator blade PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fans AC Infinity says are able to deliver appreciable airflow at low RPM speeds that don't generate motor or electromagnetic noises.
Gosun Elcat Solar Electric Boat
Gosun shoots for the moon with their Elcat Solar Electric Boat. Created with a focus on clean energy products for the outdoors, Gosun started out small. Solar ovens. Portable solar panels. Electric coolers. But in the 8 or so years since I've been paying attention, both their ambitions and their products have grown quite a bit. In addition to being able to glide up to 6 adults across their favorite body of water, the 15' x 8' Gosun Elcat is "one of the world's most energy efficient boats."
The Elcat is powered by a 1.3 kW electric motor and 1.3kWH battery battery that recharges via grid or solar power. It also comes with solar panels able to provide an additional 200 watts of power, extending a range Gosun says can already last all day at trolling speeds. (Top speed is 6MPH.)
16 Meow-ty Fine Cat Gifts for 2023
Cue the jingle, because I've got a Meow Mix of delights here for you. Meow-meow-meow-meow / meow-meow-meow-meow / meow-meow-meow-meow-meow-meow-meow-meow. That's 16 meows of the cat food commercial classic to represent the 16 meow-ty fine cat gifts for 2023 I've got for you here.
Tekto A5 Spry Automatic Knife
Tekto's new A5 Spry shows its spryness in more ways than just the lickety split deployment of its automatic blade. The knife also comes in your choice of Dagger, Drop Point, or Tanto styles, all made with S35VN steel, and fitted into a textured Black or OD Green handle.
Regardless of which blade and colorway you choose, Tekto says the A5 Spry is their "most tactical knife." Complementing its ultra-fast automatic blade release is a contoured push button that's easy to settle into and activate, and a handle whose embossed line design is made to provide an iron grip. The A5 Spry is also compact and lightweight - 4.9" when closed 3.49 ounces - despite the raw power it endeavors to unleash in action.
Kibosh Emergency Pipe Repair Tool
Made by Rothenberger, the Kibosh Emergency Pipe Repair Tool is intended to serve as a temporary repair to minimize water damage until you can get a plumber out, or gather up your own materials, to do a permanent pipe repair. The tool is ideal for use when your pipes undergo frost damage, or experience accidental perforation, and no additional tools are required to install it. Just squeeze the cantilevered sides shut to create a seal that can withstand up to 87psi.
TENTSFORMER Bushcraft Poncho & Shelter
Bushcrafters do it snail-style with the TENTSFORMER. No, not slow. Nope, not slimy either. With this combination poncho and tent from OneTigris, bushcrafters - and plain ol' backpackers too - can carry their house on their backs.
OneTigris calls the TENTSFORMER "the ultimate survival raincoat," because in addition to covering you and all your belongings with a 1500mm waterproof sheath while on the go in a downpour, the poncho can also serve as a tarp-like shelter to keep you dry when it's time to stop. Just add an alpenstock to turn the wearable into a half-teepee hideaway.
Doorricade Door Security Bar
Dooricade: for your front door. For your back door. For your bedroom door. For your bathroom door. It's a door security bar for anywhere you are that you want those on the other side to know You! Shall! Not! Pass!
The Dooricade is a self-install alternative to the less effective chain locks and deadbolts often installed on doors for added security. While intruders can typically find ways to break through the latter, Dooricade claims its keep-out bar is impenetrable, thanks to a tamper-proof design (i.e., no access from the outside), sturdy solid aluminum construction, and heavy-duty swing away brackets.