If you're a little sore from the pickup game on Sunday like us, you'll know why these guys are essential. The Dr. Cool & Dr. Hot Bags ($16 each) are IV bags filled with techno-chemicals that, when frozen or heated, help ease your pain. Just remember to place the bags on your sore spot, and not hook these up to a real IV setup. Yeah, yeah, we already know you have "ice water pumping through your veins" on the court. Ass.
We're always suspicious of stuff like this, but there are an awful lot of 5-star user reviews for this to be a total hoax. Based on the Bach Flower Remedies — 38 plant and flower-based natural remedies created in the 1930's by an English doctor — Bach Rescue Remedy ($10) combines five flower essences and a good bit of brandy to help you deal with any stressful situation. Mix in some drops to a glass of water or tea, or drop a couple directly onto your tongue. The stuff is apparently also great for calming down pets and crazy kids.
Sign up for the 23andMe Personal Genome Service ($400) and find out more about yourself (besides that you like when this happens). The service sends you a kit, you send back a saliva sample, and they use a special genotyping process to read nearly 600,000 data points on your genome. The result? A better understanding of your personal chemistry, including ancestry, family inheritance, and possible medical genetic dispositions. It's like having a super-accurate palm reader for your DNA.
Garmin has finally made a GPS watch that doesn't make it look like you've got a clock radio strapped to your arm. The very wearable Forerunner 405 ($300) is a fitness watch that runners can use to track speed, distance, calories, heart rate and location. When you're back from your jog, the 405 will wirelessly send the data to your computer. There's even a Virtual Partner feature that lets you "compete" when running alone.