If you've got a rodent problem, skip the inhumane traditional mousetrap and give the Mouse in a Pint (£10, roughly $15) a try. This simple, non-lethal mousetrap — designed by Thorsten Van Elten — uses a breadstick attached to a spring to prop up a pint glass. When the mouse enters and begins nibbling, the stick breaks, trapping the little guy (or gal) in the glass. What you do with it after that is up to you.
Need to keep tabs on your kids, business partners, or, as Uncrater Mike puts it, your "cheating whore of a wife"? Then check out the Livewire FastTrac GPS Tracker ($400). This svelte tracker uses a built-in GSM/GPRS connection to constantly stream location data provided by the built-in GPS. Its real-time tracking updates as often as once every second, and info can be accessed via an online interface accessible from nearly any internet-capable device. Excellent. [Thanks, Mike]
Originally launched as a modification shop for Rolex hunting watches — hence the name — Pro Hunter now offers a full range of specialized, sought-after sport watches from the Geneva-based firm. Each timepiece from Pro Hunter starts life as a brand new Rolex with box and papers; no refurbs or restorations here. It is then carefully customized with DLC coatings and other modifications, with inspiration taken from noteworthy vintage Rolex models, but applied towards a goal of superior style, functionality, and exclusivity. Specifically, we're offering Stealth black-hued versions of the GMT-Master II, Daytona, Submariner Date, and Submariner Military. All Pro Hunter Rolex watches are accompanied by a 5 year warranty and exceptional service directly from Pro Hunter.
Perhaps the most iconic piece of clothing worn by James Bond in Skyfall, the traditional peacoat from then under-the-radar Alabama-based Billy Reid developed a story and cult status of its own. After learning Daniel Craig had purchased the same coat for himself prior to filming Skyfall, a small, in-house team at Billy Reid began an effort to have the coat placed organically in the upcoming Bond film. Successful in that mission, the peacoat went viral in the 007 community, selling out countless times, backordered for over 2 years, before finally being placed in the brand's core collection. Now available again in the same heavy 80% wool / 20% nylon blend as used in the film, it's not quite bulletproof, but you might feel that way slipping it on. Ideal for clandestine missions and polar vortexes alike.
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Measurements are taken from a size Medium, lying flat: Body length 31.5" / Across shoulder 17.25" / Chest 21.75" / Sleeve length from center back point 35" / Waist 19.75" / Bottom opening 23"
Want to get more diagnostic info than your car's built-in computer provides? Check out the Car Chip Pro ($120). This deceivingly-simple gadget plugs directly into your auto's OBDII port, recording all sorts of data about your car's performance, your driving styles, and more. When you're ready to review, simply unplug the dongle and connect it to your PC via USB to extract the data. No greasy car repairman required.
Finally, an easy way to do red scale shooting on an analog camera. Lomography's new RedScale Film ($15/3-pack) takes the guesswork out of this old photographic technique — where shooters would load their film backwards to shoot through the semi-transparent protective layer on the back of 35mm color negative film — by spooling the film in reverse. The result? Pictures with a smooth, funky, and gorgeous red-orange cast, which can be processed at the local drug store. Film camera, you've got some life left in you yet. [via]
Founded in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Fulton & Roark produces some of the best solid cologne around. As their first line of products, their everyday solid colognes led to a full line of products that include shaving, soaps, shampoos, and innovative aftershave cloths that utilize quality ingredients and are made for guys on the go. The solid colognes and aftershave cloths in particular are ideal for air travel when space is a premium and liquids are cumbersome.
The Blundstone 500 Series was originally created over 50 years ago, but its classic styling and sturdy construction have ensured that its legacy is alive and well today. The timeless Chelsea boot design is constructed with breathable, waterproof-oiled leather and a hefty, slip-resistant outsole that works rain or shine. Although, what truly makes these boots stand out from the pack is their comfort. The combination of a cushioned midsole, a shock-absorbing footbed, while being lightweight, allows for all-day wear.
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Why let the black ops division have all the fun? Now you can have your own pair of cyborg-looking glasses with EyeClops Night Vision Goggles ($90). The specs use IR technology for monocular night vision, feature both green and b/w modes, and offer two sensitivity levels, one for close proximity work, and the other for full-power mode, letting you see up to 50 feet away. Silence of the Lambs re-enactment night just got a lot more interesting.
If you've been thinking about cutting back on your electric usage to help save money (and the environment), then you'll want to check out Wattson (£100; ~$180). This wireless gadget uses a sensor chip and transmitter attached to your main electric cables to monitor your usage, with the main unit glowing blue when your use is below normal, purple when usage is normal, and red when you're using more than usual — which is normally too much. Plus, the main display shows in watts or in currency how much electricity you're using, giving you immediate feedback, and even more motivation to conserve.