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Travel PillowKuhi Comfort travel pillows are designed to provide a more comfortable place to rest your head while on the go.
Unlike traditional U-shaped pillows that push the neck forward and provide little padding for the head, the Kuhi Comfort pillow cradles your head between a pair of soft, stabilizing cushions. The pillow can be flipped and twisted to achieve a comfortable fit, is machine-washable, and comes with a water-resistant carry case.
The Kuhi Comfort travel pillow is available in five styles with suggested retail prices of $39.99 and $44.99.
Kuhi Comfort Inc.
80 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Outdoor GameRingStix Lite is an outdoor ring toss toy that can be played alone, with two people, or in groups. The award-winning game brings generations together who enjoy participating in this shoot-and-catch contest.
The game includes four Stix (two for each player) and a red ring. To “shoot” the ring, a player puts the ring over both sticks and then pulls the sticks apart, launching the ring to the other player, who attempts to catch the ring with one of his or her Stix. The game can be played on land or in the water, since the ring and Stix float. The ring can be tossed up to 30 yards and is recommended for ages 6 to 96 years old.
A RingStix Lite set has a suggested retail price of $14.99.
System Enterprises LLC
319 Windward Island
Clearwater, FL 33767
Protective LotionHand-E-Glove protective lotion from CAIG Laboratories Inc. helps to protect hands while you work.
When applied, the lotion creates an invisible glove to shield your skin from grease, dirt, chemicals, and harsh contaminants while performing any type of work. The lotion also moisturizes and conditions the skin, is non-greasy, and will not impair one’s grip.
Hand-E-Glove is available in 2-ounce and 16-ounce bottles, with suggested retail prices of $8.95 and $19.95, respectively. It also is available in single-use wipes in quantities of 12 ($6.95) and 50 ($24.95).
CAIG Laboratories Inc.
2200 Thatcher Court
Poway, CA 92064-6876
Grilling AccessoryThe GrillGrate is a specially designed, ribbed, anodized-aluminum panel that can be placed on any grill surface to provide a better grilling experience.
According to product literature, the GrillGrate is better than the grill’s original grate. It amplifies the heat source; blocks flare-ups to prevent charred and burned food; helps to even out temperatures across the grill; retains the food’s own juices in the GrillGrate’s valleys for additional moisture and flavor; and creates bold sear marks via the raised-rail design. Sets are available for both rectangular and round grills.
A standard GrillGrate set (two 13.75-inch-by-5.25-inch panels and a GrateTool for flipping food and cleaning the valleys) has a suggested retail price of $39.99. Additional panels and sizes are available.
P.O. Box 1674
Cartersville, GA 30120
Microwave Oven TrayThe Zakwave Microwave Tray from Zak Designs offers the convenience of cooking in the microwave oven with the ability to grill your favorite foods indoors.
The Microwave Tray is made from a material that has the durability of melamine and is microwave-safe and oven-safe up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The product’s elevated grilling ridges keep food up and out of grease and juices. Its easy-pour spout allows the tray to be used to defrost frozen foods and to steam vegetables without creating a watery mess inside the microwave oven. The dish is BPA-free and dishwasher safe.
The Zakwave Microwave Tray is available in palm green or sky blue colors and has a suggested retail price of $12.99.
P.O. Box 19188
Spokane, WA 99219-9188
Ice ChestThe Canyon Coolers Outfitter 35 is said to be the one cooler that will satisfy a majority of your needs.
According to product literature, the cooler holds 35 quarts and is tall enough to accommodate wine or 2-liter soft drink bottles upright. It features a polyethylene shell filled with high-density foam that reportedly maintains ice retention for nine to 20 days. It also includes an aluminum hinge pin that runs the length of the lid; a silicone seal; thick rope handles; recessed closing latches; tie-down areas to keep it in place when traveling; and nonskid rubberized feet.
The Oufitter 35 is available in white and sandstone colors and has a suggested retail price of $210.
555 S. Blackbird Roost #10
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-6296
Solar Power KitsGo Power! Solar Flex Kits from Carmanah Technologies Corporation feature aerodynamic, durable, flexible solar panels that conform to nearly any surface.
The panels use high-efficiency monocrystalline cells that are said to produce more power than any other flexible panel on the market. The entire module is coated with an impermeable laminate, which allows it to contour and flex against curved areas and eliminates the need for custom mounts. The 1/8-inch-thick panels can be affixed using adhesive or screw-mounting options. The panels are available in 30-watt and 100-watt models. The system can be expanded with additional panels.
Go Power! Solar Flex Kits have suggested retail prices of $399 (30-watt) and $799 (100-watt).
Carmanah Technologies Corporation
250 Bay St.
Victoria, BC V9A 3K5
Portable Bluetooth SpeakerThe Modre portable Bluetooth speaker from Lepow Inc. is said to deliver excellent sound quality in a miniature package.
The speaker measures 3.5 inches tall and 2.3 inches in diameter and weighs less than 7 ounces. It will play music from any Bluetooth-enabled device or via the included 3.5-millimeter auxiliary audio cable. It features a built-in microphone for speakerphone calls and a flat micro USB-to-USB cord that’s used to charge the device’s lithium polymer battery. The Modre is said to offer 360-degree surround sound with more than seven hours of playback on a fully charged battery.
The Modre speaker is available in Electric Blue, Funky Orange, and Rockin’ Green colors and has a suggested retail price of $34.99.
675 Brea Canyon Road
Walnut, CA 91789
Touch-Up PaintFix dings and scratches on your towed vehicle’s finish with AutomotiveTouchup aerosol spray paint from Microfinish LLC.
AutomotiveTouchup colors are custom-formulated per order for an exact original-equipment-manufacturer color match for each vehicle. According to product literature, the company develops each color by using only the highest-quality auto paint from the most credible names in the business. To find the right paint color on AutomotiveTouchup’s Web site, users select the year, make, and model along with the vehicle’s color code. The company formulates and packages the paint and delivers it to the address you provide.
A 12-ounce can of AutomotiveTouchup aerosol spray paint has a suggested retail price of $19.95. Touch-up paint in 1/2-ounce and 2-ounce bottles and paint pens also are available.
208 Plauche Court
New Orleans, LA 70123