Dude's Must See Products for May 2021
Dude's must see products for May 2021, not surprisingly, have a wondrous and wonderful theme running through them: summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime, baby! Oh the month of May, the month leading up to the official start of summer, it's almost better than June 20th itself. Because you know as soon as that day hits, all people start talking about is fall and back to school and, ugh, Christmas. So enjoy this roundup of Dude's must see products for May 2021 - before you know it, they will be but a memory of summer past.
The 12 Best Squirt Guns & Water Fight Gear
Squirt guns and Super Soakers, water cannons and water balloons, even a pair of dunk tanks get their day on my list of the 12 best squirt guns & water fight gear for the summer.
E97: What Is This Thing?
Hints: 1) It looks like a periscope. And in fact, once you know what it is you might agree that one could call it a peri-scope; 2) One day, it could save your ass; 3) Just add water.
May The 4th Be With You: 13 Star Wars Gifts for 2021
Star Wars Day came again in May, and along with saying May the 4th be with you in 2021, I can also offer you this collection of 13 of the best Star Wars gifts the galaxy has afforded us in recent times. Hint: It's a lot of Grogu, aka The Child, aka the beloved Baby Yoda. Darth Vader and Chewbacca make brief appearances, as do stormtroopers and Star Wars universe fighting machines. Enjoy my picks for the best Star Wars gifts of 2021.
Yardroid Smart Landscaping Tank
Designing the Yardroid to look like a mini tank is pretty much all they needed to do to make me want this smart landscaping robot. But Yardroid takes the whole robotic lawn mower concept, like, 8 steps further with both a bitchin' design, and a set of fully autonomous functions that span from cutting your grass to saving your ass.
KEGO Mobile Kegerator
Roll it. Set it. Burp it. Share it. Beer lovers, the KEGO mobile kegerator hopes to make throwing back a cold one as easy as...throwing back a cold one.
KEGO is built to go anywhere from your backyard to your campsite to your tailgate. Sitting atop rubber wheels to make it "portable as hell," the KEGO sports an oak barrel design that's actually a double-wall-insulated rotomolded housing engineered to keep your beer fresh for days without the addition of more ice.
Skidger Xtreme Weeder
Make pulling weeds a skidge easier with the Skidger Xtreme Weeder. The long-armed scuffle hoe features a 6" V-blade with an open design Skidger says enables it to slice through weeds no matter where they're growing. Neither soil, nor gravel, nor bark, nor rock garden, nor sidewalk crack can provide safe haven or protection from the Xtreme Weeder's pointed tip and reach-around curvature.
These features also make the weeder easier to use when you need to access tight spots between plants, around hose and drip systems, and under fencing.
Re-SOHKO TRANSFORM BOX Portable Office
The good news is the plans to build a Re-SOHKO TRANSFORM BOX are free to download from SOHKO Open Design. The bad news is the tools and materials you'll need to build a Re-SOHKO TRANSFORM BOX are all contained inside the Re-SOHKO TRANSFORM BOX. Ah, the Catch-22s of life strike again.
Just kidding. Gather up your DIYin' gear, and pop a squat in the garage or backyard to create your own version of designer NOSIGNER's portable manufacturing offices. The modular desk and workshop caters specifically to makers, fabricators, and tinkerers, but even if you're a tech dude or an accountant or even a teacher doing the WFH thing, the TRANSFORM BOX is a pretty swell workstation creation.
TerraLiving Preserved Moss Terrariums
Do you like plants? Do you kill plants? If you answered yes to both, TerraLiving's Preserved Moss Terrariums are for you! Creative in conception, stunning in design, and absent of still-aliveness, these moss displays will bring the lushness of a rainforest - or the regrowth of a post-apocalyptic world, or the cultivation of another planet - to the desktops of thumbs green and black alike.
SpyraTwo Water Bullet Water Gun
The SpyraTwo water gun, a follow-up to the successful SpyraOne, is a water battler that replaces the streaming shots of other water guns with a powerful 30mL "water bullet." Why pelt your friends with horizontal raindrops instead of the tried-and-true Supersoaker surge? SpyraTwo puts the force of German engineering and a rechargeable li-on battery behind its shots, creating an H2prOjectile firing power capable of hitting targets 30' feet away with the blaster's standard shot, and 46' away using the new Power Shot feature.
Crochet Penis Blanket
Cozy up next to the fire pit with a warm, cuddly...cock & balls?! This Crochet Penis Blanket from Naughty Mature Gifts will make you snug as a bug in a...er...opposite of rug on cool summer evenings and Netflix & chill nights on the couch.
E95: What Is This Thing?
Hints: 1) It's not sexual, but you will make many lewd jokes about it. ... OK fine, maybe just I will; 2) There's a famous line in Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" song that describes it perfectly; 3) It should be a fun gadget for all your little monkeys.
Clearview Window Bird Feeder
This Clearview Window Bird Feeder is pretty neat, especially if you've just entered middle age (indicated by your spontaneous need to identify and monitor all birds, squirrels, rabbits, and other fauna that inhabit your yard.) But is it really going to work, installing a wild bird feeder that protrudes into your house between the ledge and glass of your single- or double-hung window?
My guess is what would happen if you installed a Clearview Window Bird Feeder is what happens when you install any bird feeder: it would become a Clearview Window Squirrel Feeder.
HYPERBELL - Turn Your Dumbbells Into a Full Home Gym
HYPERBELL knows the home gym I've spent the last year-and-a-half building isn't going anywhere, regardless of when and whether I can go back to group fitness facilities. But, at least according to my wife, we need to reclaim some of the space currently occupied by my "impulse fitness buys." HYPERBELL, in its claim to turn your dumbbells into a full gym, endeavors to do just that.
Or if you haven't gone QVC bananas buying random gear and equipment like I have, perhaps it's for reasons other than you don't want all the essential equipment for a complete home gym at your disposal. The cost. The space. The ability to show restraint. HYPERBELL can lift - and bench, and curl, and squat, and swing - that weight off your shoulders too.
Essential Summer Gear for the Minimalist
My collection of essential summer gear for the minimalist sees low-profile, low-maintenance, and low-tech products come together to help create perfect, and perfectly simple, summer days. Designs are equal parts beautiful and unobtrusive, and those created for camping, picnics, and other outdoor pursuits are made specifically to lighten your load as you endeavor to take a load off.
Minimalists and minimalist wannabes, this essential summer gear is for you.
Bailey Discovery Camper Trailers
Bailey of Bristol, the British company that makes the Bailey Discovery line of camper trailers, sounds like a name too proper, too sophisticated to design something so...hitch 'er up and rough it road trip-style. Bailey of Bristol themselves even call their Discovery D4-2, D4-3, and D4-4 models, "touring caravans" rather than "trailers" or "RVs."
That said, the Discovery camper trailers aren't some ultra-luxe, pimped-out, cost-prohibitive glamper trailers. They're nice, and have a few unique features, for sure, but by camper standard, they are affordable and, more importantly, they're actually built for the casual, no-frills endeavors they were created for. Camping. Cross-country treks. Living on the side of the road in a quiet residential neighborhood until the cops kick you out because your city has no affordable housing.
Grovemade Task Knife
The Grovemade Task Knife is a chunky little blade, but hey, if anyone's a believer that big is beautiful, it's this dude. And don't get me wrong, Grovemade's light-duty blade is no obnoxious HALO V 3X 32" switchblade, it's just a bit...thick. And impractical for EDC, which is why Grovemade machined the Task Knife for desktop display.