High Gear Media's 2010 Holiday Gift List Page 3

December 8, 2010


Personal Breathalyzer Alcohol Tester Keychain With Parking Meter Countdown Timer & LED Flashlight

Personal Breathalyzer Alcohol Tester Keychain With Parking Meter Countdown Timer & LED Flashlight

Breathalyzer Keychain With Parking Meter Timer
Maybe you know someone who likes to drink a little. (Apart from us, we mean.) Or maybe you know someone who's constantly forgetting how much time he or she has left on the parking meter. Now you can give that forgetful boozer what he or she really needs: a keychain that knows when to say "when" and also counts down the minutes on the parking meter. Added bonus: this keychain might be a really strong hint that someone needs to check himself into Betty Ford lickety-split.

Then again, maybe you're not that mean -- in which case, you could always opt for one of several Dr. Who keychains, which are just as awesome in our book. Sonic screwdriver, please! [Hat-tip to John]


Pump Gloves
Even the greasiest of greasemonkeys likes to escape the smell of gasoline now and then. There's nothing worse than being all dressed up and ready for love, then having your date night turn south when you stop to top off the tank. Wouldn't it be awesome if someone invented a device that could keep that from happening? A piece of clothing, perhaps -- something that could go right over your hand and keep the regular unleaded from coating your freshly scrubbed fingernails. Something like a glove, but fancier? If you've got a frivolous driver on your list, there are worse things you could get her (or him) than a set of Pump Gloves. Even Kathy Lee seems to like 'em. Doesn't that say it all?

Car Lashes
Okay, we're going to come right out and say it: Car Lashes are freakin' creepy. Transformers was one thing, but this -- this is quite another. It's as if those cars from the Chevron commercials have come to life, and they're out for blood .

But then, we understand that we're not everyone. There are bound to be at least a few people out there who aren't weirded out by seeing eyelashes on headlights. We don't think we know anyone like that, but maybe you do. Brooke Shields, perhaps? (We haven't heard whether these things change the pigmentation of your car's headlights, but proceed with caution.)


Digital photo mug

Okay, yes, the idea of a coffee mug that features a rotating display of photos may seem completely off the wall -- not to mention a perfect example of what the Japanese call chindogu. But think about it: where does that coffee mug sit all day long? On your desk, staring at you. Wouldn't you rather look at pics of your college frat parties than a bland hunk of plastic? Of course you would. And so would the people on your gift list. True, you could opt for something practical, like a rechargeable flashlight, or you could wimp out and take the easy road with a remote-controlled car (which is what Radio Shack is probably hoping, since it's about the only thing keeping them in business). But it's the holidays: live a little. Your friends will thank you for it.

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