- Need a fridge magnet? There's an app for that — Chip Chick
- The bacon rocket (yes, bacon rocket) is go for launch — Urlesque
- Watch TiVo recordings from anywhere in your house — Dvice
- The $1,000 home recording studio — Unplggd
- Typing geeks face off at the Ultimate Typing Championship — PopCandy
- German couple creates Super Mario room (spoiler: it's awesome) — Switched
- Paper calendar tears off pages automatically — Gizmodo
The Magneat lets you wrap up extra cable while you've got your headphones on, and attaches to your shirt (or bag) like a pin. But get this — you won't have to damage your clothes with a pin prick since the Magneat attaches via a magnet. (Get it? Magneat?) There's plenty of designs to suit your tastes, but I happen to be partial to the Pixel Skulls here. So cute, yet so edgy.
This rad Gmail Magnet ($5) has been stitched into Gmail's unmistakable red envelope logo.
The logo always makes me happy because it means I've got mail — might as well bring that joy to my refrigerator!
So I'm obviously all about DIY, but this crafty item may be a little too much for me to handle. The Magnetic Pixel Kit ($31) lets you create a pixelated picture anywhere you can stick a magnet. Coming with 1,400 square magnets, you can stick Superman on your fridge or Iron Man on your file cabinet. It's all up to you.
Although it doesn't come with patterns, the kit does give you some tips on how to make these creations a little easier, like printing out a pixelated pic from your computer to go by. Overwhelming? Probably. Fun? Definitely.
Corkboards are helpful for displaying things that aren't "keepers," but using pushpins on your child's artwork or a memorable invitation can really ding it up. The obvious solution would be to use a magnet, but what if you don't have a magnetic refrigerator or other surface? If that's the case, then Good Grips MagTacks ($3.49, reduced from $6.99) are for you. These helpful objects are a pushpin and a magnet in one, which allow you to slip your precious photos or artwork between the top magnet and its pushpin base to avoid ruining them with holes. You can also store the tack head in the magnet base, if you are using a refrigerator or some type of steel message board. Pretty clever, eh?
You know how parents and grandparents plaster their fridge with pictures and various other forms of memorabilia? I think it's cute, but it can look totally cluttered and can give a minimalist an anxiety attack! Here's a simple solution. . . get a Fridge magnet digital frame. For $60 you can load up a 2.4-inch LCD frame, which comes with 32MB of memory (11 hours worth of pics), and also a built-in clock display. Get it all nice and fixed up for the grandparents and those pics of you taking a bath when you were three will be long gone off the fridge.
If you live in a city rental with security bars on your windows, I don't blame you for wanting to tear them off. But that wouldn't be safe, would it? You can kick the penitentiary look and perk up those windows by hanging photos and souvenirs on them with some cute, decorative magnets or super strong and tiny Mighties magnets. Don't try to fight them; embrace them! You'll never be happier behind bars.
During a recent trip, I was browsing through the Skymall catalog on the plane and I was amazed at the large number of magnetic relief products for sale (bracelets, shoes, etc.). Almost every product claimed that the amazing magnets will increase blood flow, as well as increase the delivery of oxygen, nutrients, hormones and painkilling endorphins to the affected area.
With this in mind, I did a little studying up on whether or not magnets really can heal pain and make you feel better altogether. If so, I wanted a magnetic bracelet.
New research out of the U.K. has found that there is no definitive scientific evidence that magnets help relieve chronic pain. Furthermore, they should not be recommended as an effective treatment. So next time you're feeling pain, before reaching for the magnet, try to use an over-the-counter painkiller such as acetaminophen. Not a fan of OTC drugs? Acupuncture has been known to be a great pain reliever as well.