Take a common item like a lawn sprinkler. Most of the lawn and garden portable sprinklers out there are pretty mundane, and actually leave lots of room for improvement. There’s definitely an opportunity for some company to come along and deliver a better lawn sprinkler solution.
When companies step up to the plate with better products, these are exactly the kind of gadgets we like to uncover at Mint Gadgets. Here’s a new lawn and garden sprinkler that clearly stands out from the rest. Introducing the Gardena Oscillating Lawn Sprinkler, easily the very best lawn and garden sprinkler you can find.
Tested by the well respected Hammacher Schlemmer Institute, the Gardena Oscillating Lawn Sprinkler achieved the “Best Rating” over and above the other lawn sprinklers tested. This lawn and garden sprinkler earned the best in class because it offers convenient features that make it easier to use and more important, it covers a larger watering area than the other models.
The Gardena Lawn and Garden Sprinkler covers up to a full 2,728 square feet which is more than 628 square feet of watering coverage over the other sprinkler models. You can adjust the watering spray length from 10 feet up to 62 feet. That’s 12 feet longer than inferior lawn and garden sprinklers.
And the sprinkler spray width is easily adjustable as well. Two convenient slide switches on the side allow you to quickly adjust the watering spray width from a minimum of 13 feet all the way up to a width of 56 feet. This helps you avoid watering driveways, patios or other areas adjacent to your lawn or garden.
What’s one of the most inconvenient aspects with portable oscillating lawn sprinklers? If you’re like most of us, you will probably answer “the attaching and detaching of the sprinkler from the hose”. That’s usually a big hassle, don’t your agree? The Gardena Lawn Sprinkler solves this problem with a smartly designed adapter that you leave attached to your hose. Then you simply hook up the hose with adapter to the sprinkler with quick easy snap and un-snap. No more tedious twisting and untwisting and forever untangling your garden hose.
The Gardena Oscillating Lawn Sprinkler is also equipped with a mechanical timer that automatically turns off the water after five minutes all the way up to a full two hours of watering time. The sprinkler is 23 inches long, 6 inches wide, 4 3/4 inches high and weighs 2 1/4 pounds. And carries the famous Hammacher Lifetime Guarantee!
This sturdy and rugged precision German design is hands down the best Lawn and Garden Sprinkler you can find anywhere.
If you want to try the latest mode of transportation these wireless electric skates may be just for you. This motorized electric roller skates can propel the user at speeds up to 8 miles per hour. You simply strap on the wireless skates over your shoes. The skates are held securely in place with a dual-fastener strap design similar to the fasteners on a pair of ski boots.
Each wireless motorized skate is equipped with an 80 watt motor. The sturdy fiber-reinforced nylon frame is extra compact and durable with a streamlined profile. Smooth rolling 6 inch diameter wheels provide a comfortable ride.
Wireless Electric Skates Demonstration
Operating the wireless electric skates is a breeze with the wireless remote control that you hold in your hand. The wireless remote allows you to control the throttle for both skates simultaneously. You achieve a gentle stop by simply pulling back on the switch which will engage the skates’ electronic brakes. You can also stop by dragging the heel stopper.
The motorized skates are powered by a removable lithium-ion battery. Each skate is equipped with its own separate motor and battery. A full charge of the batteries provides continuous power for up to 40 minutes, about a 5 to 6 mile range. The wireless electric skates are ideal for convenient short-range transportation across a school campus, to local shops and stores in your local neighborhood, and work equally well indoors and outdoors. And of course, the skates are loads of fun just for recreational use.
The wireless electric skates fit men’s shoe sizes 6 to 14, women’s shoe sizes 7 to 15 1/2. Ideal for ages 16 years and up. The skates include an AC adapter for recharging the batteries. The batteries recharge in about 5 hours.
The Coleman LED Quad Lantern is considered by many outdoor enthusiasts as one of the best and most versatile lanterns for camping and outdoor use. One of the most unique and clever features of this LED lantern is how it combines an area light with four portable LED panels. You can remove any of the four LED panels and use them separately. For example, when you need a portable light for the bathroom, tent or other area around the campsite.
Each of the four LED panels is a fully functioning light equipped with six, very bright white LED lamps. Each panel has its own rechargeable NiMH battery and an independent on and off switch. The NiMH battery recharges when the removeable panel is stored (re-attached) on the lantern base, and provides up to 1 1/2 hours of light on its own until needing a recharge.
The lantern base requires eight D-cell batteries (not included), which provide an approximate run time of 75 hours for the overall quad lantern. Other features include a main on/off switch located on top of the quad lantern, a wide illumination range of 26 feet, and a limited five-year warranty.
The Coleman LED Quad Lantern base can produce a brilliant 190 lumens of bright light when all four panels are attached. The lantern base requires eight D-cell batteries which will provide up to 75 hours of continuous lighting for the overall quad lantern. The on/off switch at the top of the quad lantern will turn all four panels on and off simultaneously. All combined, the full lantern provides an impressive wide-area lighting range of 26 feet.
The Quad Lantern makes the perfect light for group camping trips or any situation where members of your party might need to head off into smaller groups or by themselves during the night.
Coleman LED Quad Lantern Features
- Area lantern with 4 detachable LED panels that function as independent lights
- The Quad lantern has a convenient top handle for easy carrying
- Each LED panel is equipped with six bright white LEDs
- Each separate LED panel (four total) has a rechargeable NiMH battery that will run for up to 1 1/2 hours per charge
- LED panels recharge when attached to the quad lantern base
- Full quad lantern shines with 190 lumens of light when all four panels are illuminated
- The quad lantern base requires 8 D-cell batteries (not included) with a continuous runtime of up to 75 hours
- The area lantern provides an impressive 26-foot light range
- 5-year manufacturers limited warranty
- Dimensions and weight: 7.7 inches by 7.8 inches by 12.9 inches, 2.2 pounds
If you’re planning an upcoming camping trip for the family this summer, consider the Coleman LED Quad Lantern for the perfect campsite lighting solution.
For active outdoors people, the Nathan VITAband is an innovative device that allows you to leave your wallet, credit cards and cash behind when you head outdoors for that run, jog or bike ride. Finally solve the hassle and inconvenience of having to carry your wallet, cash, credit cards, and ID with you when you head outdoors for some exercise.
The Nathan VITAband is an electronic bracelet that you wear around your wrist. VITAband leverages advanced technology to provide personal identification, emergency contact and medical information, as well as a prepaid debit chip for easy electronic payments.
With the easy to use Visa® payWave contactless payment technology, users simply wave their VITAband bracelet at a point of sale device to make fast, electronic purchases at millions of retailers who already accept Visa debit cards.
Each VITAband bracelet is supplied with a unique identification number that links to a personal online emergency profile. This acts just like an electronic version of a medical ID bracelet and provides emergency responders and medical professionals with your relevant medical history and emergency contacts in the event you wind up in an emergency situation.
See How The VITABand Works
The Nathan VITAband is attractive and light-weight, the latest hi-tech convenience for your acctive life style. The VITAband is available in five attractive colors; white, blue, gray, pink and black.
If you’re an outdoors fan, and you’re looking for a better way to get around over water and land, you have to check out the Flying Hovercraft by Universal. Most hovercraft elevate just a few inches above the water and barely skim over the surface. The flying hovercraft is different.
Leveraging the aeronautic principal known as the “ground effect”, the flying hovercraft glides over water and land at a cruising altitude of 2 to 6 feet and can fly at speeds of 75 mph and more. The good news is that operating a flying vehicle in “ground-effect” does not require a pilots license. But you will need to register the flying hovercraft as a boat.
The flying hovercraft presents interesting possibilities for many commercial applications and is a great idea for the tourism industry if you want to offer outdoor enthusiasts a new and different experience.
The integrated wings enable the hovercraft to literally fly over water and land. Powered by a 130 horsepower twin-cylinder, turbocharged and fuel-injected, liquid-cooled gasoline engine. Propelled by a 60 inch wood and carbon composite propeller and an 1,100 RPM 34 inch lift fan inflates the durable vinyl-coated nylon skirt to hover above the ground.
The flying hovercraft can operate in fresh and saltwater environments and can maneuver over sand, grass, mud, swamp, desert, ice and snow at up to 30 percent inclines. The wings and horizontal elevator allow the pilot to literally hop over land or water based obstacles with the ability for brief 20 foot high jumps. These types of obstacles are usually insurmountable for normal or typical hovercraft,
You pilot the flying hovercraft with a joystick that controls three vertical rudders and the elevator. A twist friction-lock throttle controls forward speed. And a variable drive system controls the lift fan for hovering. You break or slow the hovercraft by lowering the lift fan RPMs which will cause the vehicle to come to rest on the Kevlar composite landing skids.
The flying hovercraft, with a low center of gravity and lighter weight composite fiberglass/PVC hull, can operate in winds as high as 25 mph and can navigate waves as high as 6 feet when in flight.
The two nine-gallon gasoline tanks hold enough fuel to enable a 160 mile range, and the flying hovercraft can support pilot and passenger payloads of up to 600 pounds. Dimensions are 19 feet in length, by 7 feet 8 inches wide, by 6 feet 6 inches high, and weighs 1,100 pounds.
At $190,000, the flying hovercraft may be out of reach for most people, but if you have the budget, this fun outdoor gadget will undoubtedly draw lots of attention and place you in a class of your own.