Author: Grant Stimmel

Vessi Waterproof Shoes (100% Better Than Rain Boots)

RAIN BOOTS. ARE. BACK. That’s what my niece says, anyway. The grade-school fashion staple is apparently back in vogue. But for the guys, and ladies, who aren’t quite cutting edge enough to pull off such a vintage look, Vessi Footwear offers a 100% waterproof alternative. What is Vessi Footwear? Vessi combines the lightweight comfort of a traditional knit shoe like Allbirds with 100% waterproof technology. So you get the relaxed fit of standard tennis shoes with the protection of a rain boot. They’re kind of like Crocs, except these actually look cool. How much do Vessi shoes cost? Vessi currently offers...

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CarWink: Communicate With Other Drivers (No Fingers Necessary)

64% of Americans judge themselves to be, “Excellent” or “Very good” drivers. And if you consider eating chicken nuggets with your earphones in while driving with your knees, “very good,” then that’s an accurate assessment. If not, and your commute is shared with dozens of distracted morons, you should probably check out CarWink. How does CarWink work? We all know and love the classic middle finger salute, but CarWink offers a more subtle way to communicate with drivers around you. Let’s say you roll up to a crosswalk and a pedestrian’s about to cross. You tell them to go ahead,...

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Your Water Bottle is Filthy, QUARTZ Bottle is Clean

We’ve all read the headlines. Lemon wedges at restaurants, ice machines at hotels, shopping carts at grocery stores – they are all, apparently, filthy. And just in case you needed another reason to worry about your health, QUARTZ Bottle says it’s time to add another item to that list. Your water bottle. Features According to tests, your reusable water bottle has more bacteria than a dog’s toy. Now I’m no doctor, but that doesn’t sound good. QUARTZ Bottle automatically cleans itself six times a day using UV light to kill bacteria. In just 60 seconds, that light eliminates 99.9999%...

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Soulitude is a Sleep Mask on Steroids

Your eyes widen. Your pulse quickens. You’re not in any danger. But you’re scared out of your wits. You’re on an airplane. And there’s something terrifying in the seat behind you. It is, gulp, a baby. Let’s not beat around the bush. No one likes having a crying baby onboard – least of all the kid’s poor parents. But instead of bashing your head against the tray table in front of you once the little guy starts crying, try Soulitude instead. Features Soulitude is a convenient hybrid that’s perfect for traveling. It’s part light-blocking sleep mask and part noise-reducing...

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Filippo Loreti Watches Are Kind of A Big Deal

Ok, they’re a really big deal. With over a week left in their campaign, Filippo Loreti has already raised nearly $3 million. It’s poised to be the 3rd most funded Kickstarter watch campaign of all time, and has more press than a Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez dinner date. There are literally dozens of watch campaigns on Kickstarter at any given time, so the question is… What makes these watches so special? The main reason? It’s part of a whole new breed of watch. A smart/luxury watch hybrid that offers you the best of both worlds – modern features like fitness tracking...

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