Thursday, October 13, 2016

Online Window Shopping

Occasionally (especially as the holidays grow nearer), I cruise around the internet to see what new or unusual products are out there. Sometimes I find things I like and might actually purchase. Sometimes I don't. But I always, always find things I haven't seen before. Here are some of the things from my last online window shopping trip. Note: Some of these aren't new. They're just new-to-me.

A typewriter with a USB connection? They're basically very expensive (think $1,249) keyboards for your computers. Some of them are docking stations.
A foot hammock that has hooks to attach it to your desk.

I like this one. It's a dry erase board that folds up, so that you can carry it with you. As a writer, this is a great tool.

Is it a hammock or is it a tent? It's both. There are various types. This one, from Dick's Sporting Goods was more reasonable than some ($39.95).

I saw this on a friend's Facebook feed today. It probably wouldn't work for me, because my house is (mostly) carpeted, but if you had hardwood floors (and/or a pet that sheds a lot), it might be interesting. It's a vacuum of sorts. You sweep things in front of it, and it sucks them up (it has a sensor). Interesting. I was skeptical, but it has decent reviews on Amazon.

How about a Spongebob Squarepants Pineapple Villa? (Interior images if you click through). Just $3,800. 

Or magnetic spice tins and a base to hang them on? (Hmm, does this look like something a person could make)?

Oh well, I could go on, but I won't. So many fun and interesting things? I love internet window shopping. 

Have a great day!




Mary Preston said...

I love socks so the Superhero socks made me take notice. You have to wonder at the lateral thinking for all of these.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Yes, if you do a Google search, there are actually lots of different kinds of Superhero socks (one even has wings). I'm a bit of a sock person myself, and last Christmas I bought some called Throx. Their basis is the prevalence of the missing sock, so they send you three socks. They were kind of pricey and a bit short for my tastes, but it's an interesting concept. Even if you don't think you'll lose a sock, you can shift them around to reduce wear and tear.

Laney4 said...

My daughter's ball team wear socks similar to those above - for good luck, you know, LOL!

I've seen the magnetic spices on Rachael Ray's show (I think). Too tiny for my tastes, LOL.

With the vacuum sensor, I figure if you've already swept up everything to get it close enough to the sensor, you might as well just finish sweeping it into a dustpan and into the garbage can. On second thought, maybe you are supposed to move it around so no sweeping would be required. Much faster to just sweep it and be rid of it.

I can't imagine trying to get into that hammock, let alone staying in it - even when I was a teenager and skinny! I would stick with my old-fashioned fort made on the front porch with an army blanket for a roof, etc. Ahhh, those were the carefree days....

Myrna Mackenzie said...

LOL on the hammock. I'm not a hammock person (I think they would be bad for my back), but I've seen a number of people camping on the cold, hard ground, so I could see that a hammock tent would be better than that. As for the vacuum, I'm not sure how practical it would be, but there were a fair number of pet owners who seemed to like it in the reviews I made. I think it's very difficult to pick up all the hair with a broom and dustpan (mine is, anyway), so maybe the suction on this is good enough for that. Of course, a simple stick vac might be easier. I have one of those and that's what I use on the hard surfaces in my house.

Your fort sounds amazing and fun!

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