2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Your Home
Make your pad look cooler and live more like a human being with this collection of cool stuff for your home.
By Jon Luman
Dyson Hot ($350)
Conventional fans and electric heaters tend to be noisy and/or … deadly. Okay, maybe not all that deadly, but the Dyson Hot has no visible heating elements or moving parts. It draws in five gallons of air per second, can spit out up to 16 times that, and has the ability to rotate 360 degrees. There’s even a remote control that lets you adjust its temp so you won’t have to tear yourself away from watching Black Death on Netflix.
Samsung Stainless Steel Refrigerator with LCD Touch Screen and Apps ($2,300)
French doors, tempered glass spill-proof shelves, water filtration, a twin-cooling system, 28 cubic feet of space, and a two-minute door alarm that sounds when some jerk who cares little about wasting energy leaves the door ajar: That’s all cool, but it’s not what makes this stainless-steel fridge unique. It’s the world’s first refrigerator with a Wi-Fi-enabled LCD touchscreen installed on the door panel. You can access apps like Pandora, Epicurious, Google Calendar, AP News, Twitter, and Weatherbug, and you can create photo galleries and leave memos to let other people in the house know that the Nutter Butters are yours, dammit.