It’s kind of scary how little we know about the foods we put in our bodies; especially with prepared meals. We just have to trust that there’s no rat urine even though the FCC uses the term “acceptable amount of rat excrement”. Seems like it should be more of a pass fail kind of thing, but that’s why this is a genius invention. Tellspec beams light on your food then measure the reflected light to determine the chemical make-up of what you’re about to ingest. In three seconds, the device will then send the results to your phone or computer. The app not only tells you what chemicals are in the food, it also gives in depth descriptions of each chemical and can track your diet and by inputting how you feel, can identify food sensitivities. Price is still TBD, but based on TellSpec’s Indiegogo campaign, the scanner will sell at around $300. tellspec.com
While it’s still tough to say what determines sentience, we’re pretty sure J.A.E.S.A. from AInova Robotics is as close as anyone’s gotten so far. After all, can you really prove that you’re sentient and not just a meat computer? J.A.E.S.A. can hold a conversation on seemingly any topic, but more importantly it (she?) can think independently with emotions and memories that will allow it to actually come up with solutions to abstract problems. She can turn any e-book into an audio book and will also do characters in different voices, which is a nice touch. Compatible with iOS, Android and PC, J.A.E.S.A. can manage apps through voice commands and control everything in your home with the addition of Ainova’s “Smart House”. The AI is still in the beta stages with a December release planned, and if we read the FAQ right; J.A.E.S.A. will only cost $2. ainovajaesa.com
If there’s one good thing that came from Soviet Russia, it’s this little gadget (and a competition between nations that spurred man to land on the moon). This nifty piece of espionage gear was first used by the KGB to hide microfilm and top secret messages during the cold war. Having enlarged the size to a ¾ inch bolt you can now stash your cash, a micro SD card or of course drugs and none will be the wiser. The threads are reversed so if you tried to use it as a normal bolt, the top would just come off, so it’s more of a, “hide it among all your normal bolts and screws” kind of thing. The seal is airtight and weather proof, but not water proof. It’ll keep dust and moisture from destroying your stash; just don’t drop it in the pool. $24. spyville.com
Well, you have your grill picked out, but it just isn’t a summer cookout without tunes playing in the background. No not you, guy who brought his acoustic guitar; we need a good sound system to play our Willenium CD. I don’t care if you can play every song on the album. When picking out speakers for the outdoors it’s important to keep in mind that sound travels differently in open spaces than it does indoors. You’ll want to up the bass and coordinate your speaker location carefully. Depending on how you want to set up your speakers, you may want something wireless and easily moveable or fixed speakers that you’ll need to lay wire for the best possible sound quality. There’s a great article by our friends at CANADA HiFi that we definitely recommend taking a look at before making a purchase. Especially, if you aren’t sure how to go about installing them. Below however, you will find Guydster’s recommendations on a few different outdoor speakers that we think should be on your short list, if you’re looking for good quality sound.
Do you find making it rain on them hoes to be a tedious and time consuming endeavor? Do you dream of a day where you can efficiently dole out dollar bills like a baller, while also keeping a hand free for your drink or dat ass (provided the strip club allows contact). The Cash Cannon fires stacks of dollar bills at the pull of the trigger. It may be the perfect bachelor party present, just make sure you don’t become the guy that’s always whipping your cannon out in the strip club. There are some other uses listed on the website, such as: shooting playing cards, shooting flyers or any other money like object. Don’t know if it can shoot rocks, but maybe fine gravel if anything. $60. thecashcannon.com
The Aëdle VK-1 Valkyrie may just be the sexiest pair of headphones out there, offering elegance and style like no other. Sculpted out of a virgin aluminum ingot using CNC machinery handsewn with genuine lambskin leather, the VK-1 is engineered and handmade in France. But its gorgeous looks are only a part of the appeal. The VK-1 offers state of the art audio engineering with custom developed Aëdle titanium-neodymium high-performance transducers at its core. The VK-1 will play your music with enviable liquidity and realism, while their luxuriously soft earcups will pamper your ears. We invite you to read a full review of the VK-1 over at the CANADA HiFi magazine. $499. www.aedle.net
Are you a guy that likes to golf on vacation, but hates having to lug your clunky golf bag through a crowded airport and then having to trust airport employees not to “lose” your s#!t? The DV8 Golf Set is an ingenious solution to all of the transportation issues that arise from those big clunky golf bags. By having just one shaft and interchanging the club heads, DV8 manages to fit a full set of clubs into a bag the size of a backpack. The club heads can be swapped out in three seconds but don’t worry, they won’t be flying off into the water hazard. The bag also has an iPad holder allowing you to watch tutorials on the course, or take a closer look at your own swing. The Kickstarter campaign has several different packages available, but we recommend getting the DV8 Bag with six clubs for $440. Included is a driver, a hybrid 5, 7 iron, 9 iron, sand wedge and putter. Or you can get the “Full Monty Package” that comes with fourteen clubs for $1,070. kickstarter.com
There’s nothing like an ice cold beer on a hot summer day. Although you don’t really want it “ice cold” because then your beer would be frozen, until now. Kirin Ichiban’s Beer Slushie Maker is pretty self explanatory; you pour beer in and it comes out like a soft serve, frozen froth. The beer slush keeps your beer at the perfect temperature. We of course have surmised that this product can assist you in discretely drinking in public. As the frozen foam comes out white you can add food coloring or snow cone syrup and no one will be the wiser (except for my boss after he reads this blog post). The device runs on four C batteries, so it’s portable; you just have to buy a lot of C batteries. Not a bad price at $69 dollars, but shipping from Japan will be an additional $47. japantrendshop.com
We know there are practical uses for the Ding Dong Breaching Tool, but we can’t help picturing it used against a horde of zombies (and also that guy who cut me off this morning). The Breaching Tool from Gerber Gear is designed to break through doors and anything else. It is half sledge hammer, half pry bar…half pig battering ram. Just over two feet long, Ding Dong weighs just twelve pounds and comes with a mount plate which you can attach to MOLLE Gear. This thing is so awesome; you actually need credentials to purchase it. So you may want to consider enlisting (Yvan Eht Nioj). $TBA. gerbergear.com
There’s no better way to celebrate the World Cup than to actually get better at Football (Soccer). Yes practice makes perfect, but practice with a high tech ball that can tell you exactly where and how to kick, will help you reach perfect more quickly. The miCoach Smart Ball works with an iOS app that gauges how hard you kicked, how accurate you are, the ball’s trajectory and how far it travels. You can also watch tutorials on the app that will teach you advanced techniques like bending it in the style of Beckham or knuckle balls. A charging dock is included and while you may be worried all that fancy tech will weigh the ball down, this Adidas ball still weighs and feels the same as a regulation size five ball. Unfortunately for Android owners, this is an Apple exclusive. Maybe Nike can make a ball for the rest of us to play with. $299. store.apple.com
With the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) only a week away, we thought we’d share some love for an old childhood friend. Most of the gamers out there probably made the choice between Xbox ONE and PS4 last fall, while no one really paid much attention (or money) to the WiiU. Well, you may want to consider picking one up this month as, thanks to the Mario Kart 8 bundle, the price is right. First off Mario Kart 8 came out last week and it is as fun as its seven predecessors, which is extremely. This time around you can play as the Koopalings from Super Mario 3 and there are some anti-gravity/ hang-gliding mechanics thrown into the fold. As for the WiiU itself, Nintendo finally made the jump to 1080p; and it looks great. Maybe not be on par with the PS4, but considering the cartoonish nature of most Nintendo titles; it’s good enough. The WiiU’s controller gimmick is now a portable gamepad that you can use to play without the use of a TV. Plus all those old Wii remotes are still compatible. The bundle includes the 32Gb WiiU console, a gamepad controller, a Wiimote controller, Mario Kart and a steering wheel peripheral. And for the month of June if you purchase the game, you get a choice of four free downloadable games. Not bad Nintendo, not bad. $330. nintendo.com
With energy prices on a constant incline, it’s always good to find ways to cut back on your usage. For instance, that mini fridge in the garage you keep your beer in is just chugging juice. eCool is an electricity free cooler that uses the Earth to keep your beer cold. There is some labor involved as you will have to dig a four foot hole to install the thing, which also means don’t buy this if you live in an apartment. You may not get the Rocky Mountains appearing on your can, but you’d be surprised how cold the Earth can get. Think of a day at the beach and burying your feet in the sand. The deeper you burrow the cooler the sand feels; now imagine how cold it is four feet down. The device is compatible with regular cans and cycles them down and around via hand crank. The walls are insulated to trap the cold, but not let your beer freeze; so no need to move you stash inside for the winter. Plus, with it being good for the environment gives you free rein to condescend your friends for not being as environmentally conscious (after a couple brews of course). $349. ecool.dk
Ever since we saw those Dragonball Z fighters toss aside their weighted training clothes and leaped into some high octane anime fight scenes, we knew we wanted to shoot energy blasts. But weighted clothing is a more practical endeavor and no one makes weighted clothing like Titin. Weight placement is of utmost importance and most weighted vests end up putting all of their downward force on the wearer’s shoulders. Titin uses hydro-gel inserts, with a similar density to muscle, to evenly distribute weights in a way that they mold to the natural muscle structure. This keeps the workout intense without destroying your joints. The inserts can be heated up or cooled and will hold that temperature for about half an hour. In terms of weight, you are only adding five pounds (thirteen if you also have the shirt), but it will add noticeable gains to your hops and speed. Get the shorts at a reduced price by pledging $99 at Kickstarter.com
Yes another book is being featured on Guydster, but instead of showing you exciting new ways to eat something you don’t like eating… Actually there’s surely a chapter on that in the pages of Sexual Fitness too. This book teaches you to take your sex up to a new level while also providing you with a great workout. On average we burn around 100 to 150 calories during sex, but some of the positions can bring those numbers up to 400 calories or more. Essentially your partner will act as the barbell for some weight training exercises, except you also get to penetrate the barbell (Warning: do not try techniques learned in the book on gym equipment). Available in hardcover and on Kindle for $12. amazon.com
Ever loaned a friend your USB key to share some of your legally obtained album or TV show? No doubt you bought a new flash drive shortly after…you gave up hope it would ever be returned (eight weeks later). Made from recycled paper pulp and plastic, Gigs 2 Go is a credit card sized four-pack of tear away USB drives. Available in packs of 1Gb, 8Gb and 16Gb; these drives are an inexpensive way to share large files. For artists and entrepreneurs, Gigs 2 Go could be the new business card. The 4X8Gb and 4X16Gb packs can be custom engraved or feature any graphic you supply and the creators can also preload files for you; a great way to hand out a sales presentation or your music/photography/whatever else portfolio. We should note that if you did hand out packs like business cards you might have to eat your shoes. Starting at $24.95. gigs2gousb.com
While you dream about the Aero-X Hover-Bike we just posted about, here’s something a little more down to earth. The Skylock is a clever device that hopes to change the future of bicycle protection, safety and accessibility. Its dual-locking mechanism can alert your smart phone if someone tries tamper with the lock to prevent theft, using Bluetooth or wifi. Sensors in the lock can detect if you get into an accident and alert the authorities automatically, providing an extra layer of protection. The Skylock also allows you to share your bike with others like never before, without ever handing over a physical key. That’s because it can be unlocked remotely from anywhere with your smart phone. As you’d expect from a cutting edge device, it charges its battery via solar power. You just may never get your bike stolen again. $159. www.skylock.cc
When we first saw the Aero-X, we actually thought it was a hoax. Then we saw the test footage and, while the hovercraft shown did not come close to the claimed ten feet of lift; it was enough to inspire a synchronized, “hover-bikes are real” dance in the office. It got weird. The Aero-X will seat two, with a weight capacity of 310lbs and control much like a motorcycle. It will travel at speeds up to forty-five miles per hour while hovering up to ten feet high. Fueled by automotive gasoline, this vehicle isn’t totally futuristic; but hopefully a solar power won’t seem so impossible once we’re flying a whole pork roast home for a barbecue. You can reserve your hover-bike for $5,000 with a projected shipment of 2017. Pre-orders are fully refundable and the final price will likely be over $85,000. While we have you, why don’t you click some ads so we can start saving up for hover-bikes too. aerofex.com
Today, the sheer volume of online news can be overwhelming. The GemWhere smart voice watch hopes to solve this problem by sifting through the current events and information and deliver only the most important and relevant news items to the user. The company calls these streamlined news items “gems”. The GemWhere watch of course also keeps you up to date with your social media feeds and texts. The device’s built-in speaker allows it to ‘read’ the news items to you in addition to displaying them neatly on the screen, and can be connected via Bluetooth to your car’s audio system. Thanks to an onboard camera, owners will also be able to take pictures and videos with the device. $199+. www.kickstarter.com
Thank you to everyone that participated in our Soft Goat Stubble Softener giveaway. The three lucky, randomly selected winners of the Soft Goat Stubble Softener include Denny Phan, Karina Holz and Kelly Remington. Congratulations to all! If you didn’t win this time, don’t worry, Guydster’s got more great giveaways coming up very soon.
About the Soft Goat Stubble Softener
Having to shave is a hassle. Equally annoying is the sharp stubble that comes back the next day, especially for your partner. The Soft Goat Stubble Softener is a simple but genius way to address this problem, on both your face and in your pants. Simply rub the Soft Goat hypoallergenic pad in a circular motion and it’ll gently round the ends of your scruff. A ladies version is called “Soften Her”. For more info check out thesoftgoat.com.