It’s hard to balance eating the things we want with moving our bodies enough to work off what we consume. In the summer we want to keep cool, and it is very easy to eat lots of the sugar-filled fat bomb known as ice cream. Instead of shoveling this delicious treat into our faces without trying to fend off consequences, we often wallow in our inability to head to the gym instead (maybe that’s just me).
If you’d prefer to earn this treat through participating in some physical activity, then why not play a little kickball while making it? In fact, why don’t you make the ball the method of making your dessert? The Kickball Ice Cream Maker is just like many ice cream makers we’ve seen in the past, but this one has a twist. Load your cream, sugar, vanilla, and any other flavor-inducing ingredients into the food-safe sealed compartment, put rock salt and ice into the second compartment, and kick it around for 20 minutes. After you’re tired of playing ball, there will be plenty of creamed ice for you to enjoy.
In reality, this would probably just get your adrenaline going to the point that you would actually want to keep playing. If you don’t think you feel like being that active and just want to have some ice cream without the use of electricity, you can just shake this or poke it around the house with your feet for 20 minutes. This is a $35 purchase that has the potential to be fun and rewarding, though it may up your intake of ice cream.
Available for purchase on HammacherSchlemmer
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There is nothing quite like being able to be at the pinnacle of your area of interest. Whether it is sports or music, having enough practice is always something that all of us should aspire to. However, one might lack the necessary motivation to get the right kind of practice in, and for baseball enthusiasts, you are nigh running out of excuses with the $59.95 Batter Controlled Pitching Machine.
The Batter Controlled Pitching Machine happens to be one pitching machine which you, as the batter, will be able to operate directly from the bat’s wireless transmitter in order to have a go (or more) when it comes to hitting a plastic ball. All it takes is a single press of the button on the 26″ plastic bat’s handgrip, and a signal will be sent directly to the machine (which must be within range, of course) so that said machine will throw a ball. In other words, young batters will be able to gain control over the timing of pitches. As for the young sluggers who prefer to swing their favorite bat, there is also an automatic mode that will throw a pitch every eight seconds, so suit up and be prepared! A red light on the machine lights up in order to inform the hitters that there is an incoming pitch. This machine is good for pitches of up to 25 feet, and it can be adjusted to throw at one of three gentle arcs. Just make sure you have a pitching helmet on for safety.
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Just about everyone works on a computer these days at the office, and if you were to take a look at any cafe out there in the streets, you would also notice that many people use a tablet or a notebook to get some stuff done, be it sending out an email or perhaps even working on a brand new proposal, or simply to chill out by viewing cat videos. One thing’s for sure – the keyboard is one particular peripheral that looks as though it is going to remain as a mainstay for many, many more years to come. Of course, when we talk about keyboards, notebooks already come with an attached keyboard for sure, so wireless keyboards more or less remain within the domain of desktops. Satechi intends to shake things up a bit in the wireless keyboard market with the Satechi BT Wireless Smart Keyboard.
Without the need for any kind of wires, the Satechi BT Wireless Smart Keyboard will be able to offer any Mac or PC user an organized, tangle-free workspace. It looks really sleek and is extremely thin (measuring just 0.7” in terms of thickness) where the keyboard itself will function over a Bluetooth connection – which means your desktop would have a free USB port for you to plug in any other devices. Unless you have a screen that is as large as that of a movie theater, you might want to think twice about testing out the 33 feet connection radius.
With so many models of wireless keyboards that are in the market right now, what makes the Satechi BT Wireless Smart Keyboard so different? First of all, it offers a comfortable typing experience and features whisper-quiet keys, which will help reduce distractions and create a more efficient workspace. Not only that, it is highly portable, which means you can tote it with you just about wherever you are. There are also multimedia keys that offer instant access to control video and audio content, where among them include play/pause, volume, forward/backtrack and more. An on/off switch and sleep function are also thrown into the mix to maximize battery life. The asking price? A relatively affordable $54.99.
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Samsung and Barnes & Noble have come together to work on a new tablet that has finally made its way over to the masses, where this new tablet is known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK. Before we get into the nitty gritty and all of the other details, what are some of the key features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK that might warrant more than just a passing interest for those who are in the market for a brand new tablet? For starters, this is the first full featured Android-powered tablet that has been specially optimized for readers, where it will bring together a complete tablet experience alongside an expansive collection of reading and entertainment content, all for just $179 a pop after an instant rebate, not to mention letting you get started right out of the box with over $200 worth of free popular NOOK content.
This 7” tablet will merge Samsung’s leading technology and NOOK’s extraordinary content and reading experience. Available in over 660 Barnes & Noble bookstores as well as through online channels if you prefer to get your shopping done without having to run into a single human soul. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK was designed for those who love to read in all forms, and yet would also want the added flexibility of using the very same device to perform other tablet-centric functions, including browse the Web, watch videos, and enjoy some apps during times of tension, among others.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK comes across as an easy-to-hold tablet, where it measures all of just 7” across horizontally, sporting an ultra-light premium tablet design. It will also carry similar hardware specifications as that of the regular Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 (as well as the Galaxy Tab 4 Education), and is far thinner and lighter compared to other color NOOK devices, tipping the scales at 9.74 ounces with a thickness of 0.35 inches. Sporting a crisp, brilliant and beautiful HD display, your eyes will definitely find it a joy to dance across the words and images that are shown off.
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It does look as though commercially available drones are set to be the next big thing, so do not be surprised if you were to find a particularly large box under the Christmas tree later this year, where upon unwrapping it, you would have discovered a drone that is simply waiting for you to fire it up and check out what exactly has the neighbor been up to all this while. Having said that, most of the drones or RC helicopters that we know of are rather fragile in nature, as in, they were not really cut out to be able to perform at a high level and continue working even after getting a few knocks and scratches about while doing their work. Swann Security has a very different idea, however, coming up with the Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone.
The Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone would arrive in the form of a RC helicopter which will have an onboard color video camera right out of the box, now how about that? This is the very first product from the new Xtreem collection, allowing you to fly to new levels as the QuadForce will rely on the latest 2.4GHz frequency in order to have it enjoy a strong signal indoors or outdoors. Those who are interested will be able to pick up the QuadForce from Fry’s stores nationwide for $89.99.
With the Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone, it was specially designed in order for it to fly in any direction, thanks to its 4-axis and lightweight and yet durable construction. The Drone’s 2.4GHz frequency would give you the freedom to have it fly up to 330ft/ 100m for a unique 360-degree flying experience, ensuring that the next level of evolution is achieved where RC helicopters are concerned, at the same time making all of the other models in the past look really old and outdated.
All recorded videos using the onboard color video camera will be stashed away on a microSD memory card, and you can record 720p HD color resolution videos or images with it. The remote control is powered by a quartet of AA batteries, where 50 minutes of USB charging of the Xtreem QuadForce Video Drone will result in 8 minutes of aerial flying time.
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