Monthly Archives: November 2012

R2D2 Cufflinks

Everybody’s crazy about a sharp dressed Jedi Knight. And these are The R2D2 Cufflinks they’re all wearing this season.

R2D2 CufflinksNot just your ordinary accessory, the R2D2 Cufflinks each pull apart to reveal 2GB of USB storage, perfect for hiding secret plans to destroy death stars, or for keeping holographic images of intergalactic queens safely. The quality silver-plated enamel cufflinks are officially licensed by LucasFilm. Whale-back closures keep them secure, and they’ll be presented to your rebel leader in black gift boxes.

Stand out from the wanna-be Jedi Masters at your next black-tie affair, with The R2D2 Cufflinks from Hammacher Schlemmer.

The R2D2 Cufflinks

Temperature Regulating Sheets

These are The Temperature Regulating Sheets, the bedroom sheet sets that deploy material developed by NASA to provide astronauts with a comfortable sleep experience even in extreme temperature fluctuations.

Temperature Regulating SheetsMillions of invisible microcapsules embedded in the sheets provide the technology behind The Temperature Regulating Sheets. They absorb excess heat when you’re hot, then release the heat when you are cold, maintaining comfortable bed temperature and humidity. And since the microcapsules adjust independently to an individual’s climate, two people sharing a bed aren’t relegated to the same settings the way they would be under an electric blanket.

Available in King, Queen, Full, and Twin sizes and 4 different colors, the sheet sets’ 350-thread count blended cotton fabric is impeccably soft and machine washable. When the change of seasons bring changing sleeping temperatures, be ready for whatever Mother Nature has in store, with The Temperature Regulating Sheets from Hammacher Schlemmer.

The Temperature Regulating Sheets

Cooling Pillow

This is The Cooling Pillow that provides a comfortably cool sleeping surface, thanks to a patented fabric developed for NASA to help keep astronauts cool in space.

Cooling PillowFortunately, you don’t have to worry about your Cooling Pillow flying away in zero gravity. All you need do is enjoy the millions of microcapsules that absorbs heat to move warmth away from your head and neck as you sleep, giving you a cool slumbering surface throughout the night. Both sides of the pillow are covered by the microcapsule material, and their effectiveness is unaffected by any pillowcase you choose to use as a cover. The Cooling Pillow is filled with a spiral-crimped polyester that has a loose, thread-like texture for long-lasting loft, and is encased in a removable, washable cover that is hypoallergenic.

Lay your head down in comfort, with space-age technology, on The Cooling Pillow, from Hammacher Schlemmer.

The Cooling Pillow

Cordless Digital Picture Converter

Protect your favorite photo memories by digitally converting them, with  The Cordless Digital Picture Converter from Hammacher Schlemmer.

Cordless Digital Picture ConverterThose old slides in the shoe box won’t last forever. Never mind that old projector in the closet, the one with the burned-out light bulb you’ve tried in vain to replace. With this picture converter, you get the highest resolution – 9 megapixels – of any model of its type. And it doesn’t need to be connected to a computer. In fact, you don’t even need to plug it into an electrical outlet.

Place your slides (35mm) and negatives (110 and 135)  into a tray that aligns each properly when inserted into the cordless didital picture converter. Just one touch captures the image in 3-5 seconds as a JPEG file that can be immediately previewed on the built-in 2 1/2″ TFT color display.

Viewing options are plenty. There is a built-in slot for an SD memory card on which to store your photos. Or, use the included USB cable to transfer pictures to a running PC. Plus, you can connect the Slide converter to a television and view your photos as you save them.

Its 9 MP CMOS sensor provides 3328 x 2216 resolution, automatic exposure control, and color balance, resulting in clear digital images without loss of quality. Its rechargeable battery provides up to 400 conversions from either USB (six hours) or AC (three hours) for untethered operation. Includes photo editing software that allows optional manipulation of converted digital photos.

Preserve your slides and negatives so they can be cherished forever, with The Cordless Digital Picture Converter from Hammacher Schlemmer.

The Cordless Digital Picture Converter

Best Electric Blender

This is The Best Electric Blender, having earned The Best rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it crushed ice and blended fruit and vegetables to the smoothest consistency.

Best Electric BlenderThe biggest test for any blender is ice, and The Institute put 20 ice cubes in each model. While others needed almost a minute to fully crush the ice cubes, The Best model needed just 11 seconds to turn them into snow. Of course, the results may seem unfair, considering The Best Electric Blender has six blades, positioned at the bottom, middle, and top of the pitcher, a number none of the other blenders can match. Those same six blades helped The Best model turn bananas and strawberries into smoothies that weren’t lumpy, like drinks produced by lesser machines.

When the pitcher was filled with ice, The Best model blended it without incurring damage, while it withstood repeated cleanings in a dishwasher safely, leading to a perfect score from The Institute for durability. With its three speeds plus a pulse function, and the pour spouts built into the lid of the 72 ounce pitcher, The Best model scores again with its ease-of-use. Make your smoothies and frozen drinks faster with The Best Electric Blender from Hammacher Schlemmer.

The Best Electric Blender

Genuine Turkish Bathrobe

This is The Genuine Turkish Bathrobe, imported exclusively by Hammacher Schlemmer. It is made from 100% Turkish cotton in the Denizli region of Turkey.

Genuine Turkish BathrobeStep out of the shower and into 1/2-inch high looped pile; most towels have only 1/4-inch pile. The Genuine Turkish Robe has not only excellent absorbency thanks to its exceptionally high 69,000 loop pile count, but also helps to conserve body heat. At 22 ounces per square yard, this Turkish robe is also 60% heavier than other robes. The convenience of machine washing and tumble drying will add to the softness and absorbency each time you wash the robe.

Measuring 52 inches long, our Genuine Turkish Bathrobe has a shawl collar, raglan sleeves, and is belted. For a special personalized gift, the robe can be monogrammed as well. Whether for your own luxurious experience, or to present to a loved one, The Genuine Turkish Bathrobe swaddles in warmth and comfort.

The Genuine Turkish Robe

Exact Reproduction Wizard of Oz Library

The Wizard of Oz has become a beloved classic in households worldwide. Everyone knows the story of Dorothy and her friends, and their magical adventure to find the Emerald City. But did you know the literary history of author L. Frank Baum’s signature work?

Exact Reproduction Wizard of Oz LibraryThis is The Exact Reproduction Wizard of Oz Library, a 14-volume collection reissued by historic publisher Charles Winthrope & Sons. Painstakingly recreating the intricate details of the first editions written in the first two decades of the 1900’s, this set includes original typeface, endpapers, and even typographical errors that were corrected for later printings. The original artwork by William Wallace Denslow and John R. Neill is intricately reproduced, complete with the brilliant full color and metallic inks that were hallmarks of the initial printings.

Exact Reproduction Wizard of Oz LibraryA 15th book — Little Wizard Stories of Oz — a rare, rediscovered collection of short stories, has been added to the classic collection, all linen-case bound and ready to display with their 3-piece bookend set.  Dust jackets for each volume provide protection from airborne dirt while showing a panoramic scene of the Yellow Brick Road.

Reintroduce this classic adventure to your family today, in a way they’ve never experienced before. With The Exact Reproduction Wizard of Oz Library from Hammacher Schlemmer.

The Exact Reproduction Wizard of Oz Library

Wall Mounted Lighted Jewelry Armoire

This is The Lighted Jewelry Armoire that mounts to a wall for easy access to over 100 safely stored pieces of jewelry.

Wall Mounted Lighted Jewelry ArmoireAvailable exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer, the jewelry armoire has three LEDs that cast bright light inside the cabinet to help you quickly locate jewelry. The inside panel of the door contains wooden shelves that hols as many as 36 pairs of earrings. In the main cabinet, the padded rolls snugly squeeze up to 60 rings, 8 hooks let you hang necklaces and bracelets, and 4 bins allow storage for pendants and broaches. The microfiber lining throughout prevents tarnishing.

Wall Mounted Lighted Jewelry ArmoireThe Lighted Jewelry Armoire has a mirrored front panel, and is ready to mount with no assembly required. All mounting hardware is included, with instructions. This jewelry armoire stands 24 inches high; for larger collections, Hammacher Schlemmer also offers a 45-inch high armoire built to accommodate up to 160 pieces.

Eliminate wasted time spent rifling through dresser drawers for that second earring. Get The Lighted Jewelry Armoire and have all your jewelry conveniently, safely at the ready.

The Lighted Jewelry Armoire

A Christmas our Earth can celebrate too

Ever since Bing Crosby crooned the phrase into our hearts back in 1954, people having been dreaming of enjoying a White Christmas each year. And while fantasy is rarely able to trump reality for many climatic regions of our planet, geography can’t impact the decision process towards another holiday hue: ntalist to care about how consumer decisions affect the earth. Nor does it take excruciating inconvenience to change the impact we have on her this Christmas season. Simply by doing one or two things differently, we all have the ability to decrease the potential damage to the world around us, for our future, and for our childrens’ futures.

Real or Artificial? The Christmas tree itself might be the most controversial symbol in the fight for eco-friendly celebration. But regardless of which side of the tree aisle you stand, there are positive ecological benefits to both choices. If you choose to decorate an artificial tree, select one of quality, one that will last for years and years to come. Store it safely during the off-season. A damaged tree will lose its appeal,  leading to replacement purchases, sending the old trees to the dreaded landfill.

For those who’d never dream of anything but a live Christmas tree for their home, opt for a source you know is planting a new seedling for every tree it harvests. Or, consider renting your tree. That’s right, some Christmas tree farms are now offering tree rental, where they’ll remove a tree from the ground roots and all, pot it, and deliver it to your door. You simply decorate it, keep it watered, and at the end of the season, it is picked up and returned to the farm. Some even allow the option of adopting your tree, so you’ll enjoy watching the same tree grow year after year while giving it a warm, inviting home (or yard, for those decorating outside) throughout the holidays.

Light the way to a Greener Christmas. It is widely agreed that those who’ve yet to make the switch from traditional bulbs to LED light strings are well behind the curve. Not only are LEDs up to 90% more efficient than those old incandescent bulbs you have to test every December, but they also last from 15 to 25 times longer! That’s a significant savings on your electric bill, while spending far less over time on replacements lights.

Saving Paper. Some presents are made by the wrapping. But do we need to cover every gift we give in wrapping paper? When gift wrap is necessary, consider simplifying the process by using paper goods you may already have, rather than buying roll after roll of fancy paper. The Sunday comics from the newspaper are long-time favorites; even the news sections themselves can be a nice touch for the right gift or gift recipient. Save the cardboard boxes you’ve received with other items; presents can be just as dramatic when opening a box as they are when tearing off gift wrap. Many gifts have no need for being wrapped. Concert tickets, gift cards, anything small can be stashed in Christmas stockings, which we’ll bet have hung on your chimney for decades, making them perhaps the most efficiently recycled wrapping material ever!

When giving Christmas cards, choose those made from recycled paper. Better yet, nothing compares to the touch of a card you make yourself. Use images cut from those catalogs and magazines before they’re recycled. All these options can save the planet from tons of extra paper waste each season.

Our Earth continues to provide us with everything needed for sustaining our quality of life. Let’s have a joyous Christmas season, while doing more for her in return.


Live Christmas Trees. You choose, We ship.

A live Christmas tree is the best way to bring the freshness of the outdoors into your home. Hammacher Schlemmer makes that much simpler for you by shipping a fresh cut Fraser fir direct from a farm in North Carolina to your door.

Freshly Cut Christmas TreeIt’s quite simple. First, you select the appropriately sized Christmas tree for your home. Choose the height, ranging from five to nine feet, and specify if you’d prefer a Christmas tree that is full, or slim. Then, tell us what week you would have us deliver your tree, from the week beginning November 11, to the week of December 16. Then all you need to do is bring the Christmas tree decorations out of the storage room  in time for your beautiful live Christmas tree to arrive!

Save yourself a trip to the nursery this year, and let Hammacher Schlemmer ship a fresh cut live Christmas tree to your home for the holiday season.

Fresh Cut Live Christmas Tree