There's nothing quite as annoying — or gross — as a clogged drain, which is why we're considering the PermaFlow Never-Clog Drain ($20) in the Uncrate HQ mens room. Made from clear ABS plastic and synthetic rubber, the Perma-Flow attaches easily to standard kitchen and bath drains, and features a unique, integrated drain-clearing wiper that helps you move clogs on down the line, and stops lost items from venturing past the point of no return. Plus, by removing the need for excess amounts of Liquid-Plumr, you're also doing the environment a favor at the same time.
One of the problems with speakers is the fact that their size often forces you to leave them at home. Not so with the Kerchoonz K-Box Speaker ($75). At just 4.5" x 2.2" x 0.8", this diminutive speaker can be hooked up to practically any audio source, and uses patented gel-audio technology to turn any flat surface — like a table, wall, or box — into a full-on speaker with surprisingly good bass response. Sure, it's not going to replace a portable Hi-Fi, but for places that you don't want to take your normal portable system, it's better than nothing.
Cut down on your electronics' energy usage with the iGo Green Power Smart Tower ($80). This smart surge bar offers eight outlets, four of which stay on in a fixed position, and four that feature iGo Green technology and also rotate 360 degrees to accomodate a number of differently-shaped plugs. The iGo Green technology automatically powers down outlets that aren't currently in use and powers them back up when devices need power, reducing standby power usage by up to 85%. Other features include a tower-style design with integrated cable management, dual front-mounted USB ports for charging portable devices, and a 6-foot power cable with a right-angle rotating plug.