You know what sucks about kegs? They only hold beer. Now you can bring the enjoyment of using a tap to a whole new level with the UberTap Ultimate Cocktail Bottle ($220). Designed to hold whatever you feel like drinking, the bottle has a unique pressurized design with a foot pedal that allows you to easily pour your own cocktail in, tap it, and dispense through one of the three hoses coming from the UberTap. Your favorite punch just got a lot cooler. [Thanks, Alton!]
Dyson's vacuums have earned nearly unanimous praise for their floor-cleaning prowess, but we were surprised to find that they make a model with a specific group in mind: Pet owners. The Dyson DC14 Animal Vacuum ($550) features the Root Cyclone constant suction system, automatic carpet height adjustment, a wand attachment that releases and expands up to 17 feet, and the unique advanced turbine head that cleans pet hair from confined spaces with all the fury that it uses to handle your floors. You can officially say goodbye to that cat hair-covered couch.
Ever looked at an old picture and wondered where in the heck it was taken? With the Sony GPS-CS1 GPS device ($150; Sept.), you'll never have to wonder again. It records latitude, longitude and time readings that can be downloaded to your computer and synchronized with photo files from your digital camera, letting you to know exactly where they were taken. The 12-channel GPS unit is 3.5-inches long, weighs two ounces, and has a handy carabineer clip.
This rechargeable ear dryer keeps the moisture out of your ear canal so you won't wake up after a day at the pool with the nasty Otitis Externa ear infection (Swimmers Ear). Designed by renowned ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Hamilton P. Collins II, the DryEar ($100) is ideal for regular swimmers, and comes with four color-coded earpieces for use by multiple family members.
It's not every day that we get to write a story about an electronic monster, and even less so that the monster is useful. The Thingamagoop ($100) is a physical synth made into a monster who's sole purpose is to make bleeps, bloops, and flash its lights. It features all the trappings of a normal analog synth, although the main oscillator is controlled by a photocell. Also, the Thingamagoop has a 1/4inch ouput jack to hook it up to any other equipment you might have. [via]