A trip to the beach used to also mean a trip home in a sandy car – but the Surf Grass Mat is here to change that. The Surf Grass Mat is 20 x 25 inches of high quality synthetic turf, and the mat’s supportive and soft bristles of turf work to dust off any dirt, sand, or particles that may have accumulated on your feet. Perfect on surfing and camping trips, it makes for an excellent changing mat that’ll also protect the cleanliness of your vehicle and/or home. Plus, it’s easily rolled up and secured with the integrated velcro strap.
$40 from SURFGRASSMATS.COM
The Samsung Gear VR allows you to turn your Galaxy 4 smartphone into a virtual reality headset. The Samsung Gear VR sensors track your head movements and combined with the touchpad on the side of the headset, you can immerse yourself into 3D worlds, panoramic views and games. All applications are currently free from the Oculus VR App Store and some are even compatible with Android game controllers for an even more engaged experience. I recently took one of these futuristic goggles for a test drive and played some games. Unfortunately, I had to put it down after playing the VR version of Temple Run as I started to get quite sea-sick. That being said, I’m also a person who is very prone to motion sickness and the owner of the headset plays games on it for hours without turning even a slight shade of green. While the fast moving 3D games might be too much for me to handle without dramamine, I have to admit the device was extremely cool and it’s a major step forward in consumer accessible VR. Even though it’s cutting edge for today, I’d have to imagine that in a few years the technology will be able to fit in your sunglasses making it even more mainstream, and my 15 minute gaming experience and virtual store browsing definitely felt like like the future.
GET IT: $199
The Jockery Portable USB charger is 71% OFF today during Amazon’s Green Monday sales. Recharge your smartphone or tablet with this portable device that is less than 4 inches long and weighs less than 3 ounces.
GET IT: $20 (71% OFF)
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Designed by two brothers, the HOKU LED Desk Lamp project is currently live on Kickstarter. With its sleek Italian design, the eco-friendly HOKU only uses 5W of energy consumption while providing natural light in your workspace. HOKU is Hawaiian for “star” and this “bright” project is already fully funded, with 12 days left for you to participate.
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If you’re planning to buy Dad a tool this holiday, don’t overspend. Amazon is currently offering $25 OFF select DeWalt Power Tools when you spend $100 or more. There’s a ton of stuff to choose from – and a lot of drills, saws, sanders and more are at great Cyber Monday Prices.
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Hey shoppers, we’re sharing another good holiday deal – this Panasonic Electric Shaver is currently 47% OFF on Amazon. This shaver has racked up a ton of great user reviews so if you were planning to upgrade your shaver, now might be the time to do it.
GET IT: $79 (47% OFF)
We got a tip for yet another cool Kickstarter project – The Snake Bite Bottle Opener. This bottle opener stands apart with its forked design that also allows you to “bite” a can of beer, creating vents for smoother pouring and drinking. With all materials domestically sourced and assembled in St. Louis, Missouri, the product is also 100% USA Made. I guess we’re not the only ones that thought it was cool – the project was 100% funded in just 30 hours, and there’s still time for you to participate.
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Just sharing a solid Early Black Friday Deal with our readers – Select headphones are currently 50% OFF and higher on Amazon. Brands include premium headphones such as Shure, Monster, and Harman Kardon.
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Chromecast and ROKU now have another competitor in the Streaming Stick market. The Amazon Fire TV Stick retails for an attractive $39 and is ready to plug into your HDMI slot and stream 1080p video with Dolby Digital Plus sound. Streaming comes from a slew of services, apps, and channels (YouTube, Netflix, Showtime Anytime, Hulu to name a few) and renting movies from Amazon Instant Video has never been easier. The Fire TV Stick also enables causal gaming for titles such as Flappy Bird Family. Releasing November 19th, this new device seems to be selling like hotcakes – orders placed today won’t arrive until January 15th – so order yours soon!
GET IT: $39