From the department of How Did No One Think of This Before, we bring you the Rinser Brush ($22). This ingenious toothbrush sports a built-in scoop that funnels water to a small hole on the top, creating an instant fountain for rinsing out your mouth — hence the name. Features include a button to control the fountain, a no-nonsense design, and GreenerStep Snap replacement heads to ensure that the brush stays useful way after its first bristles are shot.
Using a Fitbit to get in shape? Then odds are you're also watching your weight — so why not combine the two with the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale ($130)? This high-tech bathroom floor-dweller tracks your weight, BMI, and body fat percentage, automatically uploads your stats to Fitbit.com, where they'll enhance the data from your Tracker, and automatically recognizes up to eight users so it won't be getting you confused with other members of your household.
Tame your wild beard while coating it in manly fragrance with Tobacco Beard Oil ($70). This all-natural oil is made from jojoba, hempseed, and marula oil, while giving off tobacco and floral scents — perfect for making you smell like a pipe-smoking gardening enthusiast.
We have no way to verify whether or not Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb ($75-$95) really is "an explosive cocktail of virility that transforms you into a powerful, intense and daring man", but we can tell you that cologne that arrives in a grenade-like bottle is destined to be manly, and may or may not get you into trouble the next time you pass through airport security. [via]
Give yourself an extra boost out of bed and help take care of your face at the same time with Chiefs Energizing Face Wash & Alarm App ($17). The face wash is specially formulated to help wake you up with an ingredient list that includes ginseng, menthol, peppermint, eucalyptus, and rosemary. It works in conjunction with the Alarm Clock App for Android, which wakes you up with one of a variety of sounds — or one of your own choosing — and can only be turned off by scanning the bar code on the back of the face wash, giving you extra motivation to leave the warm, fluffy fortress of your bed and step into the cold hard reality of morning.
If you've had trouble finding a power razor that suits your needs, perhaps you should give the Schick Hydro 5 Power Select Razor ($4) a try. Thanks to its comfort control system, it offers three different vibration settings so you can find one that suits your skin, a digital interface with LED screen, a solid, sleek design, and a single button that makes controlling it as easy as can be.
Searching for a more advanced scale than the simple digital model you picked up at the local drugstore? The Medisana TargetScale ($210) should work. This high-tech platform features the ability to determine weight, body mass index, body fat and water percentages, and muscle and bone mass for up to four users, as well as an active matrix screen, glowing rings that let you easily see where you are in relation to your ideal weight, and Bluetooth technology for pairing up with the free VitaDock app. [Scouted by Arrick]
Take the phrase "you smell like beer" to a whole new level with Duffy's Brew Beer Shampoo ($16). Made with Elysian Brewing Co.'s Dragonstooth stout, this 100% vegan shampoo leverages the hops, barley, and malt found in the beer to coat your hair with vitamin B, proteins, and minerals, while botanical extracts of acai berry, jojoba, aloe leaf, and sunflower seed help heal your hair. Sadly unavailable in a six-pack.
Keeping track of your health is hard. The Basis Health Monitor ($200) makes it easy. It's a watch, so you don't look weird wearing it around, and it packs a galvanic skin response sensor to track your sweatiness — and an optical sensor to track bloodflow — to paint an accurate picture of your health. Which means less doctor visits. Which means fewer hours spent looking at the tongue depressor jar.
You paid plenty to get your ink done in a reputable shop, so why aren't you spending a minimal amount to make sure it stays in tip-top shape? Ink Butter ($18) is specially formulated to heal your tattoo and nourish your skin, with essential minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Unless, of course, you were going for the aging sailor look.
Leave it to Nike to try and create its own unit of measurement. The Nike+ FuelBand ($150) is a wearable bracelet that uses a built-in three-axis accelerometer to track the time, your daily steps, calories expended, and NikeFuel — a normalized score based on oxygen kinetics that awards points equally regardless of physical makeup. You can track your activity using the Nike+ website by syncing over USB, or hook up with your smartphone over Bluetooth and suck data into an app. Integrated LEDs in the wristband keep you informed of your current status and give you an easy red-to-green goal indicator. Basically, it's everything the Jawbone Up was supposed to be, but wasn't.
Despite its elitist reputation, rowing is one of the most effective workouts around. Now you can get a real rowing experience in the comfort of your own home with the WaterRower Rowing Machine ($900-$2,500). The secret is the machine's WaterFlywheel, which is designed to emulate the exact dynamics of a boat moving through water, and thus offers the peacefulness of moving water, a proper rhythm of motion, and smooth motion not found in typical resistance rowing machines. It'll not only get you into shape, but also prepare you for the day when you win the lottery and suddenly need to find some common ground with your Ivy League neighbors.