It’s been a long time since there was a product we were willing to buy 6 AA batteries for. Once you hit a certain age in life (post GI Joe/Transformers/TMNT) you don’t even really expect Christmas presents to need batteries. Yamaha is going old school with the boom box style PDX-11 Portable Speaker. Load up the stage-light-style PDX-11 with 6 AA batteries, throw your iPod/iPhone in the dock connector and get down. The acoustic experts at Yamaha understand the importance of bass, so they somehow managed to pack a 4″ woofer along with their unique two-way speaker system into the roughly 9″ x 9″ x 9″ package. There’s also a remote and four different colors available so you can customize your impromptu dance party to your liking.
The Throttle Bottle Opener is a pint-sized beer popper that’s more clever than you realize. While its compact size make it ideal for tossing on a keyring, its miniscule build is only one of the benefits here. Outfitted with a powerful rare earth magnet, each Throttle Bottle Opener easily finds its way to your bottle’s cap. Not only that, you can keep it on the fridge so it’s on hand whenever you pull out a cold one. Then, use it with one hand to open that bottle. Clever, tiny, and incredibly useful.