Monthly Archives: September 2012

Audio Visual Alerting Pillbox

The Audio Visual Alerting Pillbox provides audible and visual alerts to help ensure proper medications are taken at the prescribed dosage and time. When it’s time to take a medication, the alerting pillbox beeps every two seconds, a green LED on the front of the box illuminates, and the compartment that holds the correct medication lights up.

Audio Visual Alerting PillboxThe pillbox connects to a computer for an initial setup, and the included software allows you to input prescription drug information and instructions.

You can see information about a new software release for The Audio Visual Alerting Pillbox from Yahoo News by clicking here.

The alerting pillbox’s internal memory stores the name of each medication, the dosage, how often it’s taken, and drug indications. The software also allows you to print a medication reference sheet that attaches underneath the lid and aligns with 16 compartments that hold samples of your prescriptions, enabling easy identification. The Audio Visual Alerting Pillbox has compartments labeled morning, noon, evening, and bedtime for each day of the week and pills are stored in removable baskets inside each compartment.

Take the uncertainty out of daily medications, and be sure dosages are taken safely.

The Audio Visual Alerting Pillbox

Somersaulting Truck Race Track

This unique-action Somersaulting Truck Race Track is available only from Hammacher Schlemmer. These all-terrain daredevils aren’t content to merely circle the course; they leave it and come back for more!

Somersaulting Truck Race TrackThis is the truck race track with three vehicles performing somersaulting maneuvers when they bounce off the circuit’s built-in trampoline. The track’s pieces snap seamlessly together to form a winding off-road course textured with potholes, fallen limbs, and rocks for the set’s autonomously operating 3 1/2″-long van, wrecker, and SUV, which roll with impunity on knobby 1″ diameter rubber wheels. The course changes to an ascending corkscrew, depositing vehicles down a ramp onto the trampoline’s 6″ x 8″ rebounding surface—each vehicle is weighted to bounce once, flip, and land wheels-down onto an opposite ramp that completes the truck race track’s loop. Each vehicle has a low or high-speed setting, and when turned off, the wheels rotate freely for unimpeded off-track play.

Children will be fascinated watching these bounding little machines, both on their race course and off!

The Somersaulting Truck Race Track

Pet Space Circumventing Roomba

The Pet Space Circumventing Roomba, exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer, is the robotic vacuum smart enough to know where to clean, and what to avoid. Made by iRobot, developers of tactical reconnaissance robots for the U.S. military, Roomba analyzes the dimensions of a room, determines the optimal cleaning path, and navigates autonomously to clean a floor in a thorough, back-and-forth pattern. The dual counter-rotating brushes spread carpet fibers and enable the powerful vacuum to remove deeply imbedded pet hair.

Pet Space Circumventing RoombaThe Pet Space Roomba comes with virtual barrier technology that forms a 20-inch radius around your pets’ food and water dishes. Because Roomba knows, it’s only creating more work for itself if it bumps into your dog’s water and spills it to the floor. Not that Roomba is afraid of a little hard work: Sensors built into the robot tell it when dirt is the heaviest, prompting it to concentrate on those particular areas for thorough cleaning. Two HEPA filters capture dirt particles as fine as 0.3 microns, while the Circumventing Roomba adjusts automatically between carpeted and bare floors.

Schedule Roomba’s cleaning times, and let your robotic vacuum clean your pet area floors, without creating more mess. Get The Pet Space Circumventing Roomba.

The Pet Space Circumventing Roomba

Authentic At Home Jeopardy

We’ll take “Fun for the Whole Family” for 200, Alex! With The Authentic At Home Jeopardy game from Hammacher Schlemmer, all the fun of this award-winning game show is yours to enjoy. Right from the comfort of your own living room.

Authentic At Home JeopardyContestants on The Authentic At Home Jeopardy use the three included buzzers when they’re ready to answer. Or, pick teams when you have more than three players for unlimited fun! Your designated “host” reads questions aloud, after players choose categories from the familiar 26-square Jeopardy! game board on your television. Contestants compete in Jeopardy! and Double Jeopardy! rounds, risk earnings for Daily Doubles, and write down their Final Jeopardy! responses and wagers on dry erase paddles. The included remote control allows the host to navigate the game board, check answers, and award points. The provided scoreboard has a backlit LCD panel that automatically tallies and displays each player’s earnings.

And the fun doesn’t end with what’s in the box. Go to the manufacturer’s web site to download hundreds of additional games, free! Users can also create customized categories, clues, and responses, and add video, audio, and images to clues. Family night, community socials, and sleep-overs have never been this much fun!

The Authentic At Home Jeopardy

Handheld Talking Spelling Bee

Give a child an experience much like the National Spelling Bee with The Handheld Talking Spelling Bee game from Hammacher Schlemmer. Only the size of a cell phone, this go-anywhere electronic spelling bee is the great way to hone a child’s spelling skills while they have fun.

Handheld Talking Spelling BeeThe Handheld Talking Spelling Bee builds their vocabulary with an interactive spelling bee. The 2 1/2″ color touchscreen displays a contestant and judges, the device speaks a word, and players spell their response using the touchscreen keyboard. Players can request to have a word used in a sentence, defined, repeated, or its origin explained and a judge responds in a clear, human voice. Over 12,000 words, definitions, and sentences are drawn from the Merriam-Webster and New Oxford dictionaries and users can choose three levels of difficulty, from the rudimentary (stipulation and donation) to the abstruse (amalgamate and miasma).

This portable device stores easily in a pocket and supports up to six players. Not limited to spelling bees, other game modes include a game show, hangman, and word jumble, giving players a wide variety of educational fun.

Sharpen your child’s spelling abilities, with the interactive electronic game that makes learning enjoyable.

The Handheld Talking Spelling Bee

Learn To Play Baby Grand Piano

Give your aspiring young musician a head start with The Learn to Play Baby Grand Piano from Hammacher Schlemmer. With an adjustable metronome, animated keys, and demonstration songs, this 37-key Baby Grand Piano is the perfect size instrument for little hands.

Learn to Play Baby Grand PianoAs one of the 12 lesson songs plays through the baby grand piano’s speaker, the correct animated fingers and keys illuminate on the 3″ LCD panel above the keyboard to indicate which of the actual keys the child should play. Beginners can learn to play right-hand, left-hand, and two-handed technique while increasing song tempo to adjust to their growing abilities. They’ll even be able to record and play back their lessons, as well as  their own musical compositions. Before you know it, they’ll be putting on recitals and concerts like true pros.

This piano has all the tools to help the budding virtuoso become acquainted with the ivories. They’ll appreciate learning to play on their very own baby grand piano, as much as you’ll enjoy encouraging them.

The Learn to Play Baby Grand Piano

Buckminsterfullerene Building Set

Youngsters don’t need to know what Buckminsterfullerene means, they just need to see how much fun it is!

Buckminsterfullerene Building SetThe Buckminsterfullerene Building Set from Hammacher Schlemmer  uses 540 pentagonal pieces to build a 30″-diameter sphere reminiscent of a Buckminsterfullerene molecule. Each 3 1/2″-diameter plastic piece has five slots that interlock with other pieces, forming 60 12-sided dodecahedrons, the basic building block of the set. Five dodecahedrons connect to form a “wheel” for a total of 12 wheels. Six wheels form the sphere’s two hemispheres, which are connected as the final step of assembly, forming the vaguely familiar shape of the molecule named after renowned futurist Buckminster Fuller—similar in shape to a soccer ball.

Buckminsterfullerene Building Set


When a break from molecular chemistry is preferred, the pieces connect to create animals, robots, or other structures. The possibilities of The Buckminsterfullerene Building Set are as limitless as a child’s imagination.

The Buckminsterfullerene Building Set

Press Release: The Memory Card To DVD Photo Converter

New York, NY, September 25, 2012- Continuing its 164-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The Memory Card to DVD Photo Converter, a device that transfers images directly from a digital still or video camera to a blank DVD.

The Memory Card to DVD Photo Converter’s tray holds a blank DVD or CD and when a standard memory card is placed in the integrated port the device copies digital images from the memory card to the DVD in minutes with the touch of a button.

The Memory Card To DVD Photo Converter eliminates the hassle of connecting a camera or memory card to a computer just to transfer pictures to a DVD,” explained Hammacher Schlemmer’s General Manager Fred Berns.

The device has burn speeds up to 8X for DVDs and 24X for CDs and if the picture data size exceeds the available disc space, The Memory Card to DVD Photo Converter automatically divides the pictures among multiple discs.

The Memory Card to DVD Photo Converter’s LCD shows the capacity, burn speed, and details about the connected memory card and disc inside the tray. The converter also transfers files between discs and USB devices or between a master and a blank disc, allowing you to quickly make copies of cherished photos.

Weighing only half a pound and as small as a slice of bread, The Memory Card to DVD Photo Converter stores conveniently inside a duffel bag or purse, enabling ease of transport.

Zoltar has granted our wish

Zoltar has come through for Hammacher Schlemmer. We had a pocket full of quarters, yet all it took was one wish.

We had taken a nervous stroll down the boardwalk, trying to enjoy the cool evening breezes, but knowing this was not about the journey. This was about a purpose. Our Holiday catalog was coming soon, yet inspiration had eluded us. A coverless catalog? That would never do. A home page of solid white? Absolutely not!

And so we walked. Zoltar would help us, but we had to find him. Past the Arcade, where the children played and the teenagers gathered. Blocking out the pinball bells, and undeterred by the scent of boardwalk fries and funnel cakes, onward we walked.

ZoltarAnd suddenly, as if he had stepped from the shadows so as not to be missed, he was there. Richly detailed with a handlebar mustache and beard, a gold head wrap, gold shirt, paisley vest, and jewelry, he was unmistakable. Zoltar acknowledged our presence and invited us to approach him. Awestruck, we fumbled for a coin, inserted it, and stepped back in nervous anticipation. He nodded his head, his crystal ball illuminated, and he presented us with our fortune. We would have our new cover, and he would grace our website with his presence!

Weight lifted from our shoulders, we enjoyed the journey home much more than we had in getting there. As we took turns holding the fortune in our hands, reading it over and over, we wondered aloud when the changes would appear.

Friends, we invite you to find out with us. Zoltar has requested your presence.

World’s Largest Toe Tap Piano

If one could combine the burgeoning musical interest of youth, with the need for physical activity, it would equal The World’s Largest Toe Tap Piano, from Hammacher Schlemmer.

World's Largest Toe Tap PianoMeasuring 10′ long, this is the world’s largest dance-on piano. The 35′ sq. piano mat allows budding virtuosos to compose their own music as they dance, jump, or run on the keys. Fourteen white and 10 black keys—almost two full octaves—produce individual tones or melodic harmonies. The piano is large enough for duets, and musicians can record and instantly listen to their compositions through an integrated speaker, or tap along with prerecorded songs. The unit replicates sound from eight different instruments (piano, saxophone, violin, organ, trumpet, harp, vibraphone, guitar) and it connects to an iPod or another MP3 player to enable musicians to play along to their favorite songs. Requires four AA batteries. Suggested for ages 3 and up.

Put their energy to creative use, with The World’s Largest Toe Tap Piano.

World’s Largest Toe Tap Piano