Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

This is The Best Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner, rated such by The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it restored the original luster of jewelry better than any other model tested.

Ultrasonic Jewelry CleanerTo test all models, jewelry was coated with a mixture of hair gel, hand lotion, and dirt, then placed in a microwave oven to solidify. Using a scale accurate to .0001 grams, and independent laboratory weighed each item before and after one cycle in each cleaner. The Best Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner was found to have removed 99.8% of the baked-on mess, superior to all other models.

The Best Model uses 42,000 Hz of sound waves and water from it’s 18-ounce reservoir to reach deep into crevices of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and watchbands to effectively remove debris from even the most hard-to-reach parts of the jewelry. And that’s without adding soap, which can be used if desired. The crystal clear LED screen has a digital timer for ease of use, with a simple-to-follow instruction manual.

Jewelry is an expensive and precious commodity. Keep it looking brand new with The Best Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner from Hammacher Schlemmer.

The Best Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner

 

Best Commuter Cup

This is The Best Commuter Cup, so deemed by The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it is easy to drink from, and does not leak, even if turned upside down.

Best Commuter CupThe lid on The Best Commuter Cup stays tightly closed until you’re ready for your beverage; then with the touch of a button, it springs open and flips out of your way as you drink. Whether you transport The Cup in a bag or briefcase, or even if you lose track of it and it rolls around the floor of your car, the safety lock prevents spilling. Ideal for use by children when taking long trips.

Best Commuter Cup ClosedDual walls of stainless steel and vacuum insulation provide The Best Commuter Cup with superior temperature retention. In testing, ice cubes remained frozen for 36 hours, while other models allowed ice to melt in six hours. And hot liquids lost only 18 degrees after two hours in The Cup, while hot beverages in other cups tested lost up to 71 degrees.

Spill-proof when out of your hand, and easy to use when you’re thirsty. That’s The Best Commuter Cup from Hammacher Schlemmer.

The Best Commuter Cup

 

 

No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror

The No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror is used by police departments and professional race car drivers to increase their ability to see other vehicles around them.

No Blind Spot Rear View MirrorStandard automobile rear view mirrors provide a 52-degree view of what’s behind your vehicle. The No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror gives you a 180-degree field of visibility so you have a clear picture of every driver traveling around your car. Even when driving on a highway as wide as five lanes, you’re able to see all traffic behind you. You can remain aware of other drivers moving around your car, and passing your vehicle until they move beside you and enter your peripheral vision. The patented, seamless mirror is distortion-free, and at night it automatically reduces glare from trailing headlights by 50%. Simply clamp to your existing rear view mirror — no tools or adhesives are required — and it is ready to use.

Knowing who and what are around you at all times will help new and seasoned drivers alike be more prepared for whatever situation you encounter. Make your driving experience safer, with The No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror from Hammacher Schlemmer.

The No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror

 

 

Digital Storage vs Physical

The ways we store our media —  photos, music, books, and more — have changed drastically in the digital age. As computer hard drives continue to grow in size and affordability, there has been a push by consumers to convert tangible media vehicles into bits, bytes, and files. And while it isn’t difficult to see the benefits of digital storage, does anyone else miss the days of showing off our collections?

Space, of course, will always be the bi

ggest advantage our iPods and other MP3 devices offer for storing music. Gone are the needs to have most of our living room wall space dedicated to racks loaded with compact discs. But those CD libraries were fun, weren’t they? Carting around that Motown Compilation Box Set was never convenient, but where are the liner notes to tell you who played bass on Midnight Train to Georgia? Not on your Shuffle, that’s for sure.

And what about those dusty bookshelves loaded with classics from Moby Dick to Harry Potter? Of course, having 1,000 titles on your Kindle is much more convenient, especially on moving day, but those 6-foot bookcases were like a neon sign to visitors, warning them that we were exceptionally well-read. What’s that, you want to borrow War and Peace? Sure, I’ve read it six times already, practically have it memorized. Just make sure you remember where you got it. What are we left to do now, let the in-laws borrow our e-readers? Not likely!

If security is your main argument for digital storage, keep in mind that one false key stroke, or a single mistakenly-downloaded virus, can wipe out a computer’s memory in an instant. Leaving us to hit the neighborhood flea markets and yard sales, looking for all those albums, hardcovers, and cassette tapes we sold off when we stepped into the 21st Century. Of course, we could always head to the internet and plunk down 99 cents apiece for the opportunity to store our beloved tunes and stories on our computer. Again.

Carbon Fiber Money Clip

The Carbon Fiber Money Clip keeps your cash organized while preventing identity thieves from hacking your personal information from your credit cards.

Carbon Fiber Money ClipUsing low-cost, modified scanners, hackers attempt to obtain information from Radio Frequency Identity-Enabled cards (RFID) that include debit, credit, access control, and government issued IDs. The carbon fiber material used in The Carbon Fiber Money Clip blocks most radio signals, keeping cards and IDs safe from unauthorized access. Its flexible clip, which will never weaken or break, holds up to 20 cash bills, while the included wallet has six slots, capable of holding up to 10 cards and IDs. There is also a small pocket to neatly organize receipts. The money clip’s lack of bulk even make it ideal for placing in a front pocket, adding further security by keeping it out of reach of pickpockets.

It’s difficult to be too cautious in today’s increasingly insecure world. Keep your cards and safe, even from electronic identity thieves, with The Carbon Fiber Money Clip from Hammacher Schlemmer.

The Carbon Fiber Money Clip

All Day Gel Seat

The All Day Gel Seat was designed to relieve point-of-contact pressure for those who spend their days confined to an office chair or car seat.

All Day Gel SeatFilled with soft visco-elastic gel and memory foam, The All Day Gel Seat disperses the users weight evenly to alleviate pressure points. It includes a depression in the center of the seat that also relieves pressure on the tailbone. To encourage correct lumbar curvature, the surface of the gel seat has a subtle 5-degree slope that promotes proper pelvic posture. Perforations in the surface provide ventilation, and an integrated handle lets the user easily transport the seat from office to automobile.

Do you know a truck driver, car messenger, or office worker? The All Day Gel Seat from Hammacher Schlemmer is a great gift for anyone who sits for extended periods of time each day.

The All Day Gel Seat

Winter Fun

Sure it’s cold. And the days are short, the nights are long. But that shouldn’t stop you from having fun with winter. Snowball Slingshot

50 Foot Snowball LauncherThose neighborhood snowball battles seem to get more competitive every year. This time around, get the upper hand with The 50 Foot Snowball Launcher and his trusted sidekick, The Snowball Slingshot. Each is uniquely designed to help your troop of warriors protect your front yard snow fort and restore order on the block.

Bavarian Zipfel BobsledFind yourself a hill, then let gravity and momentum take care of the rest. The Bavarian Zipfel Bobsled combines the speed of Olympic luge racing with the effortless fun of coal shovel racing. There are even World Series competitions held in Europe annually, so you need to get to practicing! For more serious downhill fun, The Snow Cycle,  designed in Oberndorf, Austria, set the Guinness World Record for the longest vertical drop of 107,400′ in 11 hours. You might not have that much time, or a big enough hill, to achieve the 66mph top speed reached by the record holder though.

So go on, get out there and have some fun! Before you know it, we’ll have blinked and our windburn will be replaced by sunburn.

Infrared LED Pain Reliever

The Infrared LED Pain Reliever employs technology developed by NASA to safely relieve swollen joints, loosen tight muscles, and stimulate blood circulation.

Infrared LED Pain RelieverOriginally developed for use in healing astronauts’ injuries, The Infrared Pain Reliever uses 60 LED’s to penetrate deep in tissue for lasting pain relief. In a study at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, this LED technology reduced painful inflammation by up to 37% over heating pads, which are only capable of delivering warmth just below the skin’s surface. The lightweight, brush-shaped design is easy to move around the body and hold in place. The included travel bag means it’s easy for the pain reliever to go with you on those vacation hiking and biking excursions.

You can learn more about The Infrared LED Pain Reliever by watching this demonstration video.

Treat your aches and pains with the same system our Space Agency implemented to care for their most valued employees, with The Infrared LED Pain Reliever from Hammacher Schlemmer.

The Infrared LED Pain Reliever

Faceless Watch

This is The Faceless Watch, the watch that disguises itself as a bracelet until prompted by the touch of a button for time and date.

Faceless WatchAvailable in both Lady’s and Gentleman’s models, the Faceless Watch features LEDs hidden in the band that illuminate to show the hour on the top row, and the minute on the bottom row. Press again and the month and day appear in the 1/2″ lights.

Faceless Watch

 

 

Made of stainless steel, the band has a durable electroplated finish, and can be adjusted to size, by a professional, with the two included additional links. The Lady’s Faceless Watch features a 3/4-inch wide band, while the Gentleman’s model is 1 full inch wide. Both are available in two colors: Black, featuring red LEDs, and Brushed Nickel, with its blue LEDs.

A truly unique timepiece, The Faceless Watch from Hammacher Schlemmer adds style and functionality to any jewelry collection.

The Faceless Watch

Winter Storm Preparedness

As we head into the winter months, our thoughts turn from picnics and beach weekends to Christmas time and sled riding. But the change of seasons also means substantial climate change for most of us, and it is important to be adequately prepared. We’ve compiled a list of winter storm preparedness items and precautions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service that they suggest you have in case severe winter weather strikes.

When you’re home:

We don’t like to think about being stuck in our homes during and after a storm, but if bitter cold or blizzard conditions should cut us off for any extended period of time, be prepared by having these items easily accessible at home.

Extra food and water. Particularly, foods that don’t need to be refrigerated and cooked, should you experience loss of power. (Don’t forget that old hand-cranked can opener.)Zippered Vents Sleeping Bag

Additional Blankets and Sleeping Bags.

Gloves and hats. In addition, be sure to have layers of warm clothing to wear, layers that can easily be removed or added as your body warms and cools. Should you become overheated from shoveling snow or other activity, change into dry clothing immediately so as not to become chilled.

Extra medications and baby supplies. (Remember provisions for your pets too!)

Best Emergency RadioFlashlights and extra batteries.

A battery-operated NOAA radio to keep abreast of changing weather conditions.

Heating fuel. If you rely on a delivery truck for fuel, they not be able to reach you after heavy storms. Don’t run low!

If you have a fire place or wood-burning stove, you are ahead of the game. Make sure you have ample (dry) firewood for those days when it could be your only source of heat.

Do not try to venture outside unless absolutely necessary. If you are warm and dry, stay put. If you need assistance call for help.

We’ll be back soon with some winter storm preparedness advice for your vehicle.