Digital Peep Hole Viewer

The peep hole in your door lets you have a look at visitors before opening up, but the view isn’t very good, and looking through alerts any undesirables (solicitors, bad guys, your crazy ex) to your presence.

This Digital Peep Hole Viewer gives you more control over the situation by essentially replacing your standard peep hole with a digital video camera and LCD screen. It compensates for low-light scenarios, and presents you with a clear picture of whatever’s outside (no more fisheye distortion either). It runs on two AA batteries, which should last for about 1,700 views.

$130 at Solutions

The Ashley Book of Knots

When this book was written, for some, knowing the right knot meant the difference between life and death. These days, that knowledge is still mighty useful. The Ashley Book of Knots is 640 pages long, featuring more than 3,900 knots explained through 7,000 illustrations. That’s likely more information than you’ll ever need on the subject.

$54 at Amazon
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Belkin Clamp-On Surge Protector

Belkin makes some lovely power strips, and this one is no exception. The Belkin Clamp-On Surge Protector lets you put your power where it belongs – close to what you’re powering. It’ll latch onto the edge of your desk, work table, sawhorse, or whatever else you can think of that measures 1-1/2 inches thick or less.

$41 at Belkin

ReadySteady Pocket Camera Stabilizer

If you have a pocket video camera, one drawback you’re probably familiar with is the constant shakiness that plagues your footage. It’s hard to keep something so small steady in your hands while holding it upright. Enter the ReadySteady Pocket Camera Stabilizer. Simple enough, just attach it to your camera’s tripod mount and extend it downward. Pushing down on the lower end keeps things stable.

Via CrunchGear

$30 at ReadySteady

Tapi Tap Squeeze Drink Fountain

Around here, we feature something if it’s useful, no matter how cartoonish the name might be. The Tapi Tap Squeeze Drink Fountain is a simple rubber piece of ingenuity that attaches to almost any sink tap. When you squeeze the lower opening closed, the water springs upward like a drinking fountain. It’s a little goofy, but once you consider how often you brush your teeth, suddenly this makes perfect sense.

Via Coolest Gadgets

$5 at Dreamfarm

Timex Military Classic

One of the reasons we tend to gravitate toward equipment made with the military in mind is that it’s usually purpose-built, with few frills. You’ll find one example in the Timex Military Classic. A stainless steel case and cordura nylon strap keep things comfortable and durable, and it’s water-resistant to 100M. The face provides 12-Hour and 24-Hour time, also features an INDIGLO Night-Light.

$100 at Timex

Mo-Tool Black Axe

We’re big fans of unconventional multi-tools, and the Mo-Tool Black Axe is a great example. In addition to the axe blade, you’ll find a hammer, screwdrivers, blades, knives, a can opener, wire cutter, pliers, a file, and a wrench. If nothing else, all those extra tools make for the perfect excuse to buy an axe.

Via Werd