Ever leave the house on a morning commute in the winter, only to find your hot coffees were more luke warm than hot by the time you got to the office? This whole problem can now be alleviated with the Dual Cup Cooler and Heater ($40). It uses your car power outlet to run the system that keeps your hot drinks hot and your cool drinks cool — also good for chilling a couple of brews at the start of a long day of tailgating. [via OhGizmo!]
While we try to keep a pretty normal weekday schedule, we sure hate it when we accidentally reset our 8 AM alarm on Friday morning, only to have it interrupt slumber Saturday morning after a night of drinking. With a little help from this clock, we may never have that problem again. The Neverlate 7-Day Alarm Clock from ThinkGeek ($35) keeps a separate alarm for each day of the week, so you can make sure you aren’t bothered on the weekends. Oh, and it also features a nap timer, customizable snooze times, and an AM/FM radio. [via Engadget]
Have a mountain of VHS tapes, but no patience to edit through them on your computer? The DVDirect DVD Recorder from Sony ($280) can record your collection to DVD straight from your VCR — and it can do the same from your camcorder or your computer. Now that copy of “Debbie Does Dallas” you have stashed away can finally be put to use again.
Zippos are great and all, but for the truly discerning smoker you may want something a bit classier than a shiny chrome Playboy lighter. This is why Porsche Design makes the Electro-Quartz Lighter ($99). Incredibly small, the lighter is made of nearly indestructible Trogamid and features a quartz-controlled pietzo ignition and a small window showing the fuel level, and is available in five different colors. Just don't be using it to light Newports.
Back in the day, Batman — Adam West in those days — used a switch hidden in a Shakespeare bust to enter the Bat Cave. Well, now you can too with the Batman Shakespeare Bust Switch Replica ($300). Push back the bard’s head and you reveal a switch that can turn on and off anything plugged into the bust. Nice for those times when you want discreet access to your hidden hoard of SweeTarts.