Stuffed burgers can certainly be delicious — but if you've ever tried making them, you probably know they can be a little difficult to build. The Stuff-A-Burger Press ($12) makes it easy. This plastic burger press comes with plates that help you create half-pound or three-quarter-pound stuffed burgers with ease. Of course, you still need a way to keep them together once they hit the grill — so if you don't already have a grilling basket, you might want to order the complete set ($24) that includes both the press and the basket, giving you everything you need to become the neighborhood's burger champ.
If you looked at the title and thought "Chillsner? Sounds kinda like pilsner." then you're on the right track. The Chillsner ($30) is a new beer-chilling gadget that promises to keep your drink cold from the first beer to the last. To use it, you simply throw it in the freezer, and once it's good and cold, crack open your beer and put it down inside. Thanks to openings in the top, you can drink straight through it, or use it to chill your beer as you pour it into your favorite mug. Either way, it sure beats watering down your suds with ice.
You might not be able to buy your way onto a F1 racing team, but thanks to this Formula 1 Full Size Racing Simulator (£90,000; roughly $140,000), you can come close. This full-size replica houses a custom racing simulator, complete with three 23-inch screens, a 5.1 surround sound system, and a custom computer powered by an Intel Core i7 processor. The details continue with a full set of pedals, an F1-type quick-release steering wheel with force feedback, your choice of a silver, red, or black paint job, magnesium alloy wheels, and Pirelli F1 show tires. Of course, it's going to be a challenge getting this thing to fit in any normal home, so luckily the price includes having an engineer fly out to your house to make sure it gets installed properly. Or you could just buy a used Ferrari and some track time — totally up to you. [Scouted by Ed]
Office warfare has never tasted so good. The Marshmallow Mazooka ($33) is your new long-range weapon for cubicle-based conflict, capable of launching large marshmallows distances of up to 40 feet with the touch of a trigger. Thanks to a battery-powered air pump, you won't have to manually build up the pressure needed to fire — just pull the barrel forward, load the marshmallow, slide the barrel back, aim, and shoot.
Think your tiny apartment balcony precludes you from getting your grill on this summer? Think again. The Balcony Grill (€60; roughly $80) is designed to hang on common flowerpot supports, clearing way for chairs, tables, or just more people. It's crafted from stainless steel, and features a sleek black paint job and a cooking area of roughly 161 square inches.
We've seen add-ons for locks to try and make them smarter, but it's about time the locks themselves gained some intelligence. Kevo ($TBA) is the first we've seen. This smart deadbolt uses Bluetooth 4.0, your iPhone, and a companion app to let you open your door using nothing but your finger. A ring around the lock lights up blue when it senses your presense, and turns to green once you've unlocked your door. The set also includes a wireless keyfob that offers the same functionality, and should you need to resort to old-school ways, it'll still open with a standard key, as well. Coming this summer.
It's a question we've often asked ourselves: "Why not give our iPads something to do while they spend their sad days in docks next to our Macs?" Well, the guys a Panic must have been thinking the same thing, because they've created exactly what we've been looking for. Status Board ($10) gives you an at-a-glance overview of the time, weather, your calendar, email, Twitter timeline, and RSS feeds, plus three Pro options to turn your JSON or CSV data into graphs or tables. You can even design your own panels using HTML. Have a TV hanging on the wall, doing nothing all day? Hook your iPad up via HDMI or via AirPlay to an Apple TV and Status Board will use it to display your info instead — which is way more useful than just watching reruns of SportsCenter all day.
We've seen plenty of titanium rings, and even a few made out of wood — but none that have mixed the two as artfully as these Wedgewood Rings ($200-$400). Made by hand in Milwaukee, these rings use a wide range of natural woods that have been carefully selected specifically for making rings. Every piece is either recycled or purchased from an eco-conscious seller, and is paired with hand-polished titanium, then given multiple coats of clear finish to ensure the ring looks great for years to come.
You've got the movies, you've got the authentic Stormtrooper helmet, and now the only thing standing between you and becoming a
complete nerd true Star Wars hero is your own Custom D-Tech Me Stormtrooper Action Figure ($100). For that, you'll need to head to Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida. Each weekend — May 17 - 19, May 24 - 26, May 31 - June 2, and June 7 - 9 — you'll be able to line up for a 10 minute experience that sees your face scanned with the world's highest-resolution, single-shot 3D face scanner, data from which will be used to make your custom figurine. The figure itself should arrive after the longest 7-8 week wait of your lonely life. Oh, and if the Dark Side isn't your thing, just get yourself cast in Carbonite instead. [via]
Shocks can only get you so far — if you're looking for ultimate comfort on your bike, you need to add suspension to the wheels themselves. That's exactly what Loopwheels (£500; roughly $775) do. These 20" bicycle wheels use conventional hubs with hub brakes and hub wheels, but with a spring system replacing the spokes, providing an unparalleled riding experience by cushioning you from bumps and potholes. Shipping in August.
Well, at least it's not trying to hide its possible side effects (we're looking at you, Chipotle hot sauce). Colon Cleaner Hot Sauce ($14) is a devastating blend of mustard, scotch bonnet peppers, salt, onions, water, vinegar, sugar, and some other goods that's ready to add a healthy blast of heat to pretty much anything you put it on. Just use it wisely — and by wisely, we mean don't load up on it at breakfast before heading out to a festival where your only chance of relief lies in the line for the porta potty.
For as long as we can remember, watches have been built in the same way, with crystal sitting on top of hands, sitting on top of a dial. The Ressence Type 3 Watch ($TBA) doesn't totally reinvent this paradigm, but it comes close. With no hands and no crown, it features a series of constantly rotating discs that indicate hours, minutes, seconds, and days, and the space between them and the crystal is filled with a naphtha-type liquid that makes them appear to be projected directly onto the crystal. The back serves to replicate the functions of a crown, letting you set the time, date, and wind the watch. It's not a smartwatch, just a smarter watch.