Dude's Must See Products for October 2023
Everything changes in October. The leaves. The late summer temperatures. Even your kid's face from Mini You to Spider-Man! Or Barbie! Or the Cocaine Bear! (Either in honor of Spooky Season, or because that's how they identify now.)
Also changing were the fan-fall-tastic products you saw around these parts, and if you missed any of them, here are 10 of the best. Enjoy Dude's must see products for October 2023.
Note: All must see products for October 2023 are priced as they were at printing on November 1, 2023. Pricing, and availability, are subject to change.
Victoper 200,000-Lumen Spotlight
Here's a little something for your next interrogation. The Victoper 200,000-Lumen Spotlight doesn't just illuminate, it does the Lord's work. With advanced P70 light chips whose irradiation distance reaches 2,624', it proclaims, "Let there be Light!"
While God himself doesn't power Victoper's LED spotlight, the 12,000 mAh rechargeable battery that does is still pretty strong, and can run up to 14 hours in Weak Light mode. The torch has 6 modes in total: Strong Light, Weak, Light, and Strobe on its primary round beam; and Strong Light, Weak Light, and RED-BLUE Strobe on its pair of square sidelights. Victoper also includes 3 color lenses with each spotlight, so you can blaze your 200,000 lumens in blue, red, or yellow, in addition to its default white.
Cat Face Massager
I see this Cat Face Massager and have one thing to say to my own cat / arch nemesis about it: get ready for an enemies to lovers story, Zanzibar!
The cheap plastic wand with textured roller ends looks a lot like the human face massagers they try to convince women will remove eye puffiness and sculpt their jawline and give them the energy of all 5 of their children combined. But maybe the ladies have grown wise to this snake oil, and so now someone is stuck with a shipping container of face rollers, and is pivoting to the next most profitable demographic to get rid of them: cat owners.
Crichton Coin Rolling Measuring Tools
Life (i.e., your carpentry or sewing project) throw you a curveball? Roll with it. Crichton Coins are simple measuring tools that roll around curves and complex design details to provide the accurate measurements that standard rulers and tapes - even the fancy laser ones - cannot.
This pair of Crichton Coins, one with imperial and the other metric measurements, comes from Silver Fox Tools. They are made of solid brass with engraved markings that won't wear off over time. A bullet start mark designates where to place the coin to begin rolling and tallying your inches or centimeters. The imperial Crichton Coin covers 6" per rotation, and the metric 15cm.
Battles Map by Map
Anyone you know love maps and conflict with equal gusto? Well look no further than Battles Map by Map as the perfect gift for your favorite warmongering cartophile! (Military and history buffs will probably dig it too.)
Battles Map by Map is part of DK Publishing's "luxurious" Map by Map series. This entry uses geography and lots of cool visuals to give readers insight into the world's most famous ancient, medieval, and modern melees. Its maps show what the likes of Rameses II, Napoleon, and Alexander the Great studied to plan their attacks, and DK's addition of annotations and charts depict how they played out. Timelines and text boxes further explain the battles' chronologies, events, and contextual information on weapons and technology used, and leaders and armies involved.
Fake Charger Plug Diversion Safe
In case you were wondering about the authenticity and integrity of this Fake Charger Plug Diversion Safe, its makers will have you know, it is made of "fine quality plastic." Which might not be as strong and durable as, say, steel, but the point here of course isn't to prevent people from breaking into your safe, but to keep them from recognizing it as a safe in the first place. And as someone who's seen a ton of decoy safes over the years, I think a fake charger plus is one of the better ideas out there, since you can not only hide your cash, stash, and other small valuables inside, but also store the diversion safe in plain sight. As opposed to a safe masked as a can of soup, a bottle of shampoo, or a light bulb, which would look out of place sitting on your desk or nightstand.
Crocs Classic Cowboy Boot
The Crocs Classic Cowboy Boot. Sigh. Dudes. Ladies. Throughout these pages, over these years, I feel I have already shared every insult, every disparaging remark, every ounce of hatred I have for Crocs "footwear." And just when I thought it couldn't get any worse than KFC Crocs...and then any worse than 7-Eleven Crocs, Crocs has gone and stolen their own title in the Ugly AF Shoe Championship once again.
Crocs Classic Cowboy Boots are a pair of plastic-ass Crocs extended up high, textured down low, and gussied up all over to look like a pair of tacky-ass cowboy boots ready to hit the town in Branson, MO.
Amazon Jungle Survivor Break-Down Spear
Wondering what to pack for your upcoming trip to the Amazon jungle? You're in luck, because the Dude has your answers: those underwear you can wash in a sink (or river); bug spray; and an Amazon Jungle Survivor Break-Down Spear!
According to maker BUDK, the collapsible spear is a great tool to have if you hope to survive the Amazon jungle. And since I'd assume most of you who go into the Amazon jungle would also like to come back out, that's why it edged out sunscreen and shoes on my list. Fully assembled, the spear measures 45-1/2" long, and features a double-edged 10" blade made of cast 2Cr13 stainless steel that should give you a fighting chance if you find yourself up against Mapinguari.
Dark Inspiration: Grotesque Illustrations, Art & Design
Happy Halloween, dudes and ladies! My gift to you: Dark Inspiration: Grotesque Illustrations, Art & Design. A coffee table book to scare both the unwelcome trick-or-treaters and your mother-in-law away!
Dark Inspiration was previously released as a two-part series from design book publisher Victionary. In honor of their 20th Anniversary, the house has condensed all of the grotesque illustrations, art, and design that fed their dark inspiration into a single volume, and is reissuing it as a combination of macabre art highlights from the originals, plus some new works they hope will also ensnare and unsettle, and fascinate you with their darkness too.
Or maybe just frikkin' freak the frack out of you.
Toilet Sword Better-Than-a-Plunger Drain Snake
Toilet Sword, you have my attention. For your sword-y design, of course. For your self-description as "revolutionary." And most of all, for your claim that you are better than a plunger, because, as my post-Loaded Chili Totchos clogged toilet would indicate, better than a plunger is exactly what I need.
Relwen Moleskin Twill Insulated Shirtjacket
I'm not sure I'd pay over $250 for a jacket, and I definitely wouldn't pay over $250 for a shirt, but a Relwen Moleskin Twill Insulated Shirtjacket? A twofer?! ... I'll mull it over.
Relwen's Moleskin Shirtjacket is made of a hefty sueded cotton twill and quilted with 80-gram recycled insulation for wear in temperature ranges of 30 to 45 degrees F. In other words, the enhanced button-up is perfect for our newly arrived fall weather, and will protect you for as long as it can when the pleasant crispness begins devolving into bitter winter chills.