Some people like to whistle while they work. Others? Well, some of them like to sing in the shower. Nowadays, this urge is assisted by the technology of various waterproof Bluetooth speakers on the market — such as the Ivation Acoustix IPX7 Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker.
Here, I review this fine piece of technology (generously provided by the kind folks at Ivation) and give you my thoughts — with demonstration!
Many among us may wonder: is there a difference between smelling amazing and not smelling bad? In this CPU, I examine the nuances of natural body scent vs. the enhancement of cologne that’s been designed to appeal to geeks… and, one would assume, those who said geeks are trying to attract!
Here’s a list of everything featured in this video:
Like most vampires, we love the ritual of hygiene and all that it entails. A sanguine shower is stupendous, but if you can find the time for it, a blood bath is blissful. That’s why this Blood Bath Shower Gel is such a delight in our household. Resembling a genuine blood transfusion pack, it dispenses a cherry-scented version of our most favorite fluid — 400ml of the stuff!
Clean up and sparkle on, you dirty vampire! I’m not even going to make a Twilight joke. Too easy.
But officer! I’m not guilty! I was merely holding this 100% cotton, 16″ x 29-1/2″ Blood Bath Hand Towel for my friend for Towel Week! We were on our way to the Towel Day parade when he slipped on some pocket fluff and banged his head! This… this isn’t what it looks like! This towel came like this! You gotta believe me!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s your tiny human jumping off the couch in this Superman Hooded Bath Towel! Their graceful arc makes you forget to chide them for their acrobatic antics.
This 100% cotton towel is more than just a mere way to dry your newly cleaned and sparking children. A Superman Hooded Bath Towel is a tool of imagination and wonder worth more than just its utilitarian function. It turns the everyday into a time of daring deeds and the everyplace into a landscape fit for heroism. While this alone will probably not convert the most stubborn bathtime hater into an enthusiast, it will weaken his or her resolve. Like kryptonite to the Man of Steel, something as cool as this towel is hard to pass up even when bathing is involved.
Sorry, the Superman Hooded Bath Towel Does Not Come in Adult Sizes
The poncho style of this towel is also a lifesaver when it comes to dealing with a child’s love of nakedness. Before we learn to be ashamed of our form, we revel in the freedom that nakedness provides. This can be a little awkward though when non-family members are present in the house. The Superman Hooded Bath Towel is a great way to diffuse any situations before they arise. It covers and dries the front and back of your little Kal El at the same time. Half the drying time means more time to run around the house pretending to fly faster than a speeding bullet. It also means more time to perfect the iconic coifs of both Superman and Clark Kent. The Superman Hooded Bath Towel lets kids be what we have always known they are: just a little bit more special than the rest of us.
It’s not a well-known fact, but Daleks (disfigured, metal-shelled mutants from the planet Skaro who spend most of their time invading the planets of “inferior” beings) love the beach. Apparently, their creator, the mad scientist Davros, picked up Frankie and Annette movie transmissions via Skaro’s equivalent of SETI and he became hooked. He passed along this bizarre proclivity to his progeny, and now this Doctor Who Dalek Towel lets you have your own beach blanket bingo party… Dalek style.
The life of a Super Mario brother can seem like a nonstop grind, but this officially licensed, 100% cotton, 28″ x 58″ Super Mario Beach Towel should help you appreciate some spare time by the poolside, oceanside, lakeside, or even bathside. Relax! You’ll save the day later.
The students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are like students anywhere else (with the exception of Hermione, maybe); they need to take a break from the books every now and again and go enjoy the great outdoors. And if they can catch a rare sunny day, that might even mean a trip to the beach! This Harry Potter Beach Towel displays the crest of Hogwarts, so it doesn’t matter to which house you’ve pledged your loyalty; you’re all in it together. Just don’t mention the “V” word. Happy Towel Week!
Perhaps taking a cue from Douglas Adams, South Park’s Towelie is constantly reminding us: “Don’t forget to bring a towel!” What’s nice about this South Park Towelie Hand Towel is that he’s the towel and the reminder, all in one neat, tidy package. Not that Towelie isn’t without his own bad habits, but let’s focus on the positives. Happy Towel Week!
Before leaving us in 2001 at the tragically ripe young age of 49, writer Douglas Adams bestowed the much beloved Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series upon us (a trilogy in five parts). And though it was the story of a confused Earthling named Arthur Dent and his unintentional adventures among space aliens, starships, impossible situations, cosmically awful poetry, and high-tech gadgetry, Adams wrote that even the low-tech towel had a very important place in the hierarchy of things that should always be carried upon one’s person at all times.
“A towel, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.” — Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
In honor of Douglas Adams’ contributions to the world (not just with his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, but with projects from writing for Doctor Who to collaborating with Monty Python to wildlife conservation to naming a Pink Floyd album and beyond), we celebrate Towel Day every May 25th. But while we’re at it, why don’t we have a Towel Week? Seems perfectly reasonable. Happy Towel Week, everyone!
Here’s an interesting conversation between Douglas Adams and a dark-haired Michio Kaku in 1990 about the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.
The Star Wars Towels featured here are a distinct step up from most fandom-related merchandise. There are only so many novelty-shaped cookie jars you can put in your house before things start looking more like a pop culture museum and less like a house. Do not get me wrong; I love a good novelty cookie jar. There is also something to be said for the ability to rotate your display pieces. For both of these reasons, I am always in the mood to look at a good bit of novelty fandom. Sometimes, though, I want something a bit more subtle. That is where these Star Wars Towels come in.
Of all the “I love you; I know” themed merchandise I have come across, these are my favorite. The silhouette versions of Han and Leia on these Star Wars Towels are not only a nod to how outdated and outmoded display towels have become (never mind that I still love them), but they are also a reference to the social graces of the time. Han’s roguish and very conceited response to Leia’s declaration is a perfect match for the graphics. This exchange would not be out of place in a household with display towels. The household might even have a rotating stock of display towels (perhaps they’re the novelty cookie jars of a bygone era). Whether on purpose or not, I find this only adds to my enjoyment of the Star Wars Towels. They serve as a great launching pad for a discussion of gender politics in science fiction narratives.
If You Do Dry Your Hands on These Star Wars Towels, Please Do so with Class
The reverse side of the towels features the Rebel Alliance insignia as a border band. This is another subtle detail that reinforces how easily these towels can be incorporated into an otherwise fandom-neutral setting. Made of cotton and bamboo, the Star Wars towels will also be a lot less scratchy than the sandy surface of Tatooine. Their gray color is a reminder of the misty swamps of Dagobah. As a conversation piece, a subtle display of Rebel Alliance loyalty, or just a method of drying wet hands, these Star Wars Towels do all with aplomb!
Sure, you can use a regular mirror as long as you don’t mind having to constantly wipe it clear, but how long does it stay fog-free? A few seconds if you’re lucky, and then you’ve got to do it again. And again. And again. It can double the time you spend on your face-fixing duties, and if you live in a one-bathroom household, you’ve probably got an angry mob hovering just outside the door waiting for you to finish.
The Fogless Shower Mirror only wants to help you make peace with your family by saving you time. Is that so wrong?
The Fogless Shower Mirror Makes the Perfect Grooming Companion
To avoid steaming up like most mirrors, the Fogless Shower Mirror uses a system by which you can add water from your shower head to equalize the temperature of the mirror.
Its simple-to-fill water reserve keeps the mirror fogless.
It’s guaranteed to be fogless for life (admittedly, whether it means your life or its life has not been clarified).
The mirror uses silicon adhesive, two-sided tape to secure itself to your shower.
It includes a squeegee to keep pesky water droplets at bay.
And it includes a shelf to hold your razor, tweezers, or other personal items for facial grooming.
Those of you who follow a skin care regimen probably know that doing it in the shower is highly recommend by dermatologists. The Fogless Shower Mirror can be tilted to any angle, which makes it all the easier to view your entire face and neck areas. Unlike other mirrors that fit over the shower head nozzle or in some other inconvenient location, the Fogless Shower Mirror can be placed anywhere in the shower or bath area of your choosing. And unlike other mirrors that may use suction cups, the Fogless Shower Mirror uses heavy-duty silicon adhesive strips for permanent mounting.
Ready to come out of the fog for facial felicity? Get your own Fogless Shower Mirror today!
“I am and always will be the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes and the dreamer of improbable dreams.”
The renegade Time Lord known only as “The Doctor” said it best, but I like to think that I can relate to these words. My hopes may not extend across so grand a scale (I’m only human, after all), but I do hope for the impossible — impossible like an organized shower.
No matter how much I try, how many times I clean, however spotless everything looks when the curtain is closed, behind that sneaky barrier is a mess: shampoo bottles on the floor, razors hiding god-knows-where, and frumpy little poofs that I can never seem to keep out of the way.
Yes, by the way, I do have a shower caddy. But I’m a Doctor Who fan, and what I do not have is a TARDIS shower caddy. What I need is a TARDIS shower caddy.
Time Lord technology involves creating things that are so much more than they seem upon first inspection. This shower caddy, on its face, appears to be just another in a long line of theme-branded bathroom paraphernalia. Obviously built by the 10th Doctor, this caddy does not know when to quit.
Usually, caddies just offer one solid shelf level and a hook. This caddy offers two levels for bottles with drain holes. No more shampoo sitting in a pond of old shower water! And there are multiple hooks for attaching your rootless and wandering poofs. The TARDIS shower caddy is more utilitarian than it first appears. To be functional with fine form is very fitting for a piece of Time Lord technology.
I Have a TARDIS Shower Caddy Now. TARDIS Shower Caddies Are Cool.
The TARDIS Shower Caddy does sport some impressive good looks. The steel wires are powder-coated to resist rust throughout any and all seasons — on any number of planets and time periods where you may find yourself. The removable trays on the second level feature the St. John Ambulance badge and door sign.
There should be enough room in here for everything you need to have David Tennant-level good hair. Well, maybe not, but personally I will settle for not tripping over the shampoo (or giant scarf) anymore in the morning.
Just because you can take a shower anywhere in time and space doesn’t mean that you should delay in getting your own TARDIS Shower Caddy today!