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Start Swashing Between Washing

Laundry is one of our least favorite chores. You’ve got to separate the clothes, load them into the washer, unload and then reload into the dryer, unload them again, fold them, and then put everything away. We’re exhausted just thinking about it. What’s worse, is that sometimes you have a perfectly good shirt, jacket, or pair of jeans that aren’t necessarily dirty enough for a full washing, but definitely not clean enough for another wear.

Well it’s your lucky day laundry-haters, because Proctor and Gamble has introduced Swash, a new household appliance that will wash, dry, steam, iron, and dry clean your clothing in just ten-minutes. Here’s how it works: slide open the door, hang your clothing inside, pull the clothing item flat and clip the bottom in place, insert Swash’s pod cup, close the door, and select the cycle. Swash will freshen your clothes (in terms of smell and wrinkles), and also apply heat so they’ll fit just like they came out of the dryer.

Now, you’re still going to have to pick up the laundry basket now and then, but you’ll definitely be saving yourself some time and money (like frequent dry cleaning bills). Swash will delay your laundering and dry cleaning a bit longer, and since you won’t need to fully wash your clothes every time, you’ll be extending their lifetime, too.

Swash is currently available in black and white for $499 MSRP, and a pack of 12 swash pods will only set you back $7. Visit their website to see where you can buy one.

BRAVEN 705 Speaker Boasts Bold Sound & Vibrant Style

There are plenty of Bluetooth speaker options, but BRAVEN’s new 705 is one of our favorites. This small speaker is portable enough to take on adventures, but you shouldn’t let its size fool you. The 705 produces booming, clear sound that can fill a room or an ample outdoor space.  Bring it along for a walk, lounging poolside, or simply from room to room. The 705 is weatherproof and water resistant, so it will hold up through bumps, splashes, and drops.

What really sets this speaker apart, though, is its TrueWireless™ technology, which allows you to pair two speakers at the same time. Set one up on both sides of the room to ensure a party stays lively, or keep one on both ends of a conference room table to manage group calls with ease; the 705 features an integrated noise-cancelling microphone to make and take calls.

Available in vibrant colors like bright cyan, magenta, teal, purple, and yellow, the 705 will let you flaunt your team colors in your dorm room at a tailgate party, or add a burst of color to a home or office. For those who prefer a more muted palette, BRAVEN also offers the 705 in white, black, and gray.

The BRAVEN 705 is currently available at www.braven.com for $99.99.

 

Be Sure to Snag the Coolest Cooler Before Summer Comes to an End

Your outdoor adventures just got a lot smarter.  We all know how much of a pain coolers can be, they break, they’re heavy and we’ve all had the experience of having a soggy sandwich. The Coolest cooler solves that problem, and so much more.

Created by serial inventor Ryan Grepper, the Coolest Cooler doesn't just keep your drinks cold, but brings the party to you. Get your drinks started with a 18V rechargeable blender, cooler divider (to separate drinks and food), cutting board and integrated plates. There’s nothing sadder than a drained battery at the end of the day. Coolest boasts a USB port to charge all of your electronics. If tunes are important Coolest has a waterproof Bluetooth speaker that can be controlled by any phone from up to 20 feet away.

If that’s not enough for you, Coolest makes packing out a breeze with extra wide wheels (no getting stuck in the grass), and bungee cords tie-down your gear on top. While the Coolest is not on the market yet, there’s just a few days left in the Kickstarter campaign with funding reaching over 9 Million making this one of the most heavily funded Kickstarters ever.  

You can pre-order your Coolest with a pledge of $165 now via Grepper’s Kickstarter page, with delivery arriving in February 2015.