E105: What Is This Thing?

$9.99 Amazon »

Welcome to Edition 105 of What Is This Thing?, my recurring visual riddle series consisting of one simple photo - see above - and one simple question: what is this thing?...

SPOTMYUV Stickers - Detect When to Reapply Sunscreen

$14.99 - $34.99 Amazon »

As if it's not bad enough my mama still nags me to wear sunscreen, now she's gonna slap a SPOTMYUV sticker detector on me everytime I go to her house so she can nag me to reapply it. SPOTMYUV is a color-changing UV detection...

Razer Sneki Snek Slippers

$49.99 Razer »

Fans of Razer's Sneki Snek will ssssscream for the tech brand's new Sneki Snek Slippers. So too might non-gamers who just really like snakes, or even evil ducks, since that's what the slippers iteration of Sneki Snek...

microMend Emergency Wound Closures

$21.99 - $36.99 Amazon »

microMend Emergency Wound Closures give new meaning to the term "pinch one off." Marketed as a quick, safe, and way less expensive alternative to heading to the ER for stitches, microMend closures can seal lacerations...

Ohmie Lamp - Lamp Made from Orange Peels

$86 - $99 Krill Design »

I put my orange peels in the compost bin, Ohmie puts theirs in a desk lamp. To-may-to, to-mah-to, we both support sustainable living. Ohmie's method is just a lot more innovative and artistic than mine...

Penis Body Pillow

$162 Etsy »

This Penis Body Pillow from Crochet Moore Co. is essentially a boyfriend pillow for people who don't necessarily bemoan not having the strong arm and cozy chest of a boyfriend, but do regret the absence of a boyfriend's...

Gobe Glass Cleaning Kit

$28 Amazon »

They say the Gobe Glass Cleaning Kit is ideal for "premium coating optical glass," such as that used for camera lenses, smartphone / laptop / tablet / computer screens, and eyeglasses, but if you'd rather use it for your...

Firefighter Gear & Bulletproof Vest Garbage Sweater

$495 Vollebak »

Vollebak's latest inspiration: landfills. The Garbage Sweater is woven from old, discarded firefighter suits and bulletproof vests - items that, having outlived their useful life, were headed to die in the dump. So in...

Breaking Physics Cauliflower

$1.50 Etsy »

Nothing like looking at a nice alien head of cauliflower to jump start my morning! I almost didn't need coffee to wake up when I saw this little green man cruciferous vegetable. I feel like I could use it as the subject...

Hold-Tight Mini Stair Handrail

$129 - $139 Etsy »

I'm thinking a Hold-Tight Mini Handrail for the 3-riser set of stairs my mama has going from her garage into her house. Because sometimes when I'm carrying a bunch of crap to do a home project for her, or just in a hurry...

Popdarts Suction Cup Throwing Game

$28.99 Amazon »

While the concept and look of the Popdarts suction cup throwing game looks fun 'n' festive, the #1 question I have after reviewing Popdarts photos and literature is: why is that one dude in the lifestyle shot of friends...

SPIRITUS Aroma Diffuser & Alarm Clock

Waking up in the morning is hell, and hey, check out the SPIRITUS. An alarm clock that will look like the Devil threw it into your bedroom straight from his bony gates. Oh, and the clock is also an aroma diffuser of essential...

SIPSIP Wine Glass - The Wine Glass with a Straw

$24.99 Amazon »

Just a little SIPSIP through the built-in straw on this glass of Pinot. And maybe a little NIPNIP of this fatty French brie my wife bought. And then, back to work. ... ... OK, how about just hand me the bottle and the...

IncrediBulb Flexible, Shatterproof Light Bulb

$9.99 - $11.99 IncrediBulb »

Never thought my next stress toy would be a light bulb, but these flexible, shatterproof light bulbs from IncrediBulb are squeezable and squishable enough to earn a spot right next to my Pick 'N' Peel Stone and Kinetic...

Zootility Super Thin Pocket Knife

$49.94 Amazon »

If you think super thin is super fly, check out Zootility's ST-2, the brand's Super Thin folding pocket knife with a thickness of just 0.125". Oh, and also, keep your opinions to yourself, because I am sick of skinny...

Geometric Shark Chandelier

$3,500 Etsy »

Who wants to swing from this chandelier? Brody? Hooper? Ian Ziering? Though the geometric shark chandelier from Martin Taylor of Chromaforms isn't so much a shark chandelier as it as an LED-lit shark sculpture, but where...

Dead Startup Toys - Iconic Failed Startups as Toys

Dead Startup Toys from internet collective MSCHF are here to give a few shits 'n' giggles to the entrepreneurial in-crowd. Serve as "Remember that trainwreck?" desk toys and gifts for the geeks and techies in your life...

Stubble Buddy Beard & Manscaping Vacuum

$29.99 Stubble Buddy »

Um, is that McDreamy hawking the Stubble Buddy beard and manscaping vacuum? If so, sorry this is what life dealt you after the Grey's Anatomy kill-off...

Cast Iron Dragon Wood Stove Steamer

$97.47 Amazon »

When I saw this cast iron dragon wood stove steamer all I thought about was the stews and slow-cooked roasts and whole Yukon Gold and red potatoes that just happen to look like dragon eggs I was going to ask my mama to...

Hot Wheels Car Drawer Knobs

$7.03 Etsy »

No racing, or even rolling, these Hot Wheels, but if you're a GAM* looking to preserve your love of your favorite childhood toy, screw a few of DaRosa's drawer and cabinet knobs onto your dresser, desk, or kitchen cabinets...

LED Booze Bra

$85 Etsy »

This LED Booze Bra from Liuyan Guo of Night Walker Art has many benefits. First, it will allow you to suck on random boobies without getting slapped and kneed in the groin. Well. Presuming you ask first and have permission...

DeskView Suction Cup Standing Desk

$265 Amazon »

I don't know, DeskView suction cup standing desk. I've had enough bad run-ins with suction cup soap holders and shower caddies to be pretty skeptical of your holding power. That is, your ability to resist crashing down...

E104: What Is This Thing?

$149.99 Amazon »

Welcome to Edition 104 of What Is This Thing?, my recurring visual riddle series consisting of one simple photo - see above - and one simple question: what is this thing?...

LensHD Automatic Glasses Lens Cleaner

$79 - $89 Kickstarter »

Forget the wax on, Grasshopper, the LensHD automatic glasses lens cleaner is all about the wax off. And maybe not so much the wax off as the fingerprints, dust, dirt, oil, and sunscreen and taco sauce smudges off...