This battery-powered mower is perfect for treehuggers with a small yard. The Black & Decker Cordless Electric Mulching Mower ($370) features a rechargeable 24-volt battery (5 hp gas equivalent at peak torque) that cuts up to a 1/3 acre lot between charges. The battery recharges to 60-70% in 4 hours and 100% in 16-24 hours. It's got one-touch start up and height adjustment and comes with the mulch plate and bag.
Be the hippest billy on the hill. The BoomCooler ($900) essentially packs a car stereo into an ice chest, rendering ineffective for storing beer, but extra effective for rocking out. And rock out you will — this monstrosity features a CDX-GT320 AM/FM radio and CD Player, two 6” x 9” 240 Watt Max 4-Way Speakers, one 1100 Watt Max 10” Subwoofer and a 4-Channel 600-Watt Amplifier, all from the Sony Xplod line. Perfect for Nascar, pig roasts or gatherings involving camouflage. [Thanks, Mike]
The Mugmate Coffee/Tea Filter ($17) by Mountain Safety Research compacts the principles of a percolating coffee machine into one travel mug. Just throw some of your favorite drink in the filter, stick it in your favorite mug and add hot water. Soon you'll be drinking just like you were in the comforts of your own home, which brings us to a word of caution — using this contraption anywhere other than camping will make you to look like a bit of a fool.
Long recognized by men as the greatest utensil ever, the spork has fallen on some hard times. Years of neglect (read: non-interest) have relegated this mighty tool to plastic-wrapped-disposable-fast-food-hell. Now, nearly 100 years after the spork first graced a hand, the Light My Fire Spork ($3-$10) is prepared to face the rigorous world of eating utensils. Featuring a spoon and a fork at opposing ends, Light My Fire has also included a small serrated edge that will impress your friends, possibly cut through a fish and, in all likelihood, embarrass your girlfriend.
Always have a sip on hand with this construction worker chic Stanley Classic Flask. It features a pocket-friendly slim profile, stainless steel lining, attached cap, and wide mouth for funnel-less filling. Available in black or the iconic hammertone green.