Last time you tried to shoot a photo with your iPhone, the camel you were riding burst into a sprint, causing you to miss the beautifully framed belly dancer shot. Don’t let an awkward camera app keep you from filling Instagram with your art. Add the iPhone Shutter Grip ($50.00) to your phone to make it feel more like a regular hand-held camera. The familiar photo and video buttons allow you to grip your phone like a camera and snap photos without dropping it. Book that big game jungle safari; you’ve got some footage to capture. Your Instagram followers will wait.
As you’ve gotten older, you’ve noticed a few OCD tendencies pop up. Like you’ll only handle cash in crisp, newly issued bills, won’t sleep with the same girl more than once, and can’t stand the thought of germs living in your keyboard, or fingerprints mucking up your iOS device. The Leap Motion Control Device ($70.00) can help with the last one by eliminating the need for a mouse, keyboard, or touchscreen. At just about the size of a flash drive, the Leap lets you control a computer by using your natural hand and finger movements. The revolutionary device can distinguish your individual fingers and track your movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter. Plug the LEAP into a USB port, load the Leap Motion software, do a quick wave to calibrate, and you’ll be able to interact with your desktop using only natural hand and finger movements. If you’re anything like us, you’re wondering if it can read an extended middle finger. Run a quick test using the heated demonstration from your last overnight guest.
While you may not be the tinkering around the garage with a workbench type (those who don’t “do,” hire out), you do know your way around the kitchen. A man that can cook can get laid, and here’s a tool to aid you in that endeavor. The Curtis Stone Workbench Cutting Board ($220) is one part cutting board and one part food storage unit, with a waste disposal drawer to boot. Made from an Australian grown Victorian ash wood (from an eco-sustainable plantation), the durable slab can handle anything your knife dishes out. Three stainless steel measuring cups come included with the board, along with an additional steel scoop and a handy waste disposal drawer. When that’s full, simply pull it out and dump the contents in the trash. It’s on the larger side (you can relate to that), so if you don’t have storage in your kitchen you’ll have to work around it when you find yourself engaging in a bout of spontaneous counter sex.