Aquavista 500 Wall Mounted Aquarium

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Aquavista 500 Wall Mounted Aquarium

Watching fish do whatever it is fish do apparently relaxes people which explains why dentists have aquariums in their lobbies. Bring Zen peacefulness to your man cave with a modern aquarium from Aquavista. The Aquavista 500 hangs on a wall like fine artwork and is entirely self-contained. Add water (6.6 gallons) and your fish; that’s it! The Aquavista 500 includes an advanced filtration system requiring only a few minutes of maintenance per month. It’s control panel manages tank temperature and lighting effects. Small fish and large rocks seem to go together in an odd yang-yang kind of way.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 4G

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 4G is an upgrade worth getting even if you’re an iPad fan. Kindle Fire HD 4G displays movies, television, eBooks or games on an impressive 8.9 inch, 1920×1200, 1080p high definition screen. The Amazon Kindle Fire displays sharp images at any viewing angle using a polarizing filter applied to the LCD panel. Two stereo speakers provide rich sound using Dolby Digital Plus technology but there is a headphone jack for traveling. The Kindle Fire HD also downloads content faster than Google Tablet or iPad 3 through dual-band and dual-antenna Wi-Fi. This little device can download at speeds up to 31MBPS! If you want more than Wi-Fi there is a 4G LTE package offered through AT&T. Amazon’s Kindle lineup has moved beyond e-readers and these features make the Kindle Fire HD 4G a slam dunk upgrade.

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X Rocker Gaming Chair

| September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

X Rocker Pro Series Video Game Chair

Serious gamers will appreciate hearing and feeling the sounds offered by this X Rocker gaming chair. X Rocker’s Pro Series Video Gaming Chair surrounds you with sound and makes you feel the action of your favorite video game while relaxing in stylish comfort. The sound is provided via wireless 2.1 speakers and a powerful subwoofer. There are two speakers in the headrest with the subwoofer buried in an ergonomic back support. The X Rocker Pro Series works with xBox, Playstation, Gameboy and any home theater system. You can also link multiple chairs together to add an extra dimension to multi-player games. This chair is mounted on a tilt and swivel base making it great for man caves but probably not-so-hot for desks. When you need to keep a quiet profile there are headphone jacks built into the X Rocker gaming chair’s side control panel.

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The Original Bean Bag by Fatboy

| September 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Fatboy The Original Bean Bag Chair

Diving into a beanbag shouldn’t be a childhood memory! Add youthful style to your man cave with a Fatboy Original Bean Bag Chair. Crafted by Finnish award-winning designer Jukka Setala, The Original Bean Bag is perfect for watching television, movies or relaxing with moonshine. Its size is comparable to a lounger rather than an old-school bean bag. The Original Bean Bag is available in 15 colors matching any man cave décor.

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Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System

| September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home Theater System

The Energy 5.1 Take Classic home theater system won CNET’s Editors Choice Award in 2009 and still is a great choice for under $400! Energy has done audio research and development since 1973 and knows how to build a high quality audio system. The Energy 5.1 Take Classic Home theater system includes five high quality 2-way satellite speakers and a 200 watt subwoofer. Each speaker is stylishly encased in a high gloss black finished cabinet with silver hardware. Energy’s “Ripped Elliptical Surround” technology delivers crisp dialogue and appropriately room shaking explosions. The Energy 5.1 Take Classic home theater system has been around a while but is still a great system for budget conscious man cavers.

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Yamaha PDX-11 Portable Speaker

| September 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Yamaha PDX-11Play your favorite music anywhere with a portable speaker system that doesn’t suck. The Yamaha PDX-11 offers style and toughness in its sleek octagon design. Its metal handle, speaker grill and screws ooze coolness; this speaker looks like it belongs on stage with the band! You can run the Yamaha PDX-11 on AC or battery power and control it remotely. The PDX-11 contains a two-way speaker system including 1-3/8” tweeters and a 4” woofer. Yamaha’s PDX-11 packs a surprisingly loud punch and impressive range. iDevices dock on top of the PDX-11 making it easy to carry it while still playing music. An AUX port makes it compatible with just about anything, just in case one of your friends has one of those “other” devices. It also comes in four colors in case you need to match it with the drapes!

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Logitech K310 Washable Keyboard

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Logitech K310 Washable Keyboard

Logitech has released a washable keyboard, neat freaks rejoice! The K310 washable keyboard gives germ fearing man cave dweller a durable full-sized keyboard they can sanitize. You can run this keyboard under a faucet and wash it with dish washing liquid soap. The K310 even includes a keyboard brush for scrubbing out ground in cookie bits from your keys. The full-sized keyboard works with any Windows PC and offers 12 shortcut hot keys for email, web browsing and music playing. You can’t throw it in the dishwasher and don’t submerge the USB cable OK?

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Metal Mayhem Custom Guitar Grip

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Metal Mayhem Custom Guitar Grip

Guitar stands lack style. Tube aluminum and cheap foam padding is not worthy of displaying a prized instrument. Your guitar deserves style while it’s on display and waiting to be played. Grip Studios offers a wall mounted guitar holder that will get some looks. The Metal Mayhem custom guitar grip secures your guitar with some attitude. Its life-like hand resembles the rough and tough fingers of a guitar aficionado. The hand is steel reinforced for strength and protects your instrument’s neck and head with a cushioned insert. Grip Studios makes mounts suitable for left or right handed guitars and special designs including the “grip reaper” and a carved tree design.

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Sonos PLAY:5 Wireless HiFi Music Player

| September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sonos PLAY:5 Wireless HiFi Music Player

Forget weak speakers on a cheap iDock, you’re playlist deserves better! The Sonos PLAY:5 wireless HiFi music player houses five high quality speakers powered by five digital amps enclosed in a sleek gray and white design. The Sonos PLAY:5 requires a wireless internet connection and offers access to Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify and over 100,000+ Internet radio stations. Your iTunes playlist can be played and the unit controlled via free apps for our iDevice. You can also expand the system with additional units and play different songs in different rooms!  Don’t just take our word for it; check out all the rave reviews on Amazon.com! Lounge on your man couch and enjoy your music library wirelessly like never before with the Sonos PLAY:5.

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Maverick ET732 Wireless BBQ Thermometer

| September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maverick ET732 Wireless BBQ Thermometer

Summer grilling season isn’t over yet! Grill meats to perfection with precise temperature control using the Maverick ET732. This brilliant barbeque thermometer is wireless allowing a grill master to mingle without burning their biscuits! Temperature alerts allow you to set what temperature you’re interested in reaching and forget about the grill until it’s reached. It will also alert you if the temperature is too low by programming a temperature range to monitor. When the alert goes off pull the meat off and be back before the game returns from commercial! The Maverick ET732 can handle temperatures up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit with a wireless range up to 300 feet away. If your grilling at night the Maverick ET732 BBQ meat thermometer is back lit for easy reading on a dark patio.

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Audio Technica Turntable: AT-PL60

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Audio Technica Turntable AT-PL60

Audiophiles will tell you nothing provides a sound quite as authentic as vinyl but to unlock that sound you’ll need a good turntable. Audio Technica’s AT-PL60 is a compact and fully automatic belt-drive turntable you can connect to your existing man cave stereo or surround sound system. This Audio Technica turntable will play 33 1/3 and 45 RPM records with a pre-amp “PHONO” output of 2.5 mV at 1 kHz. If you need 78 RPM theAT-PL60 isn’t the right turntable for you. The stylus can be upgraded for even better sound quality but for under $100 this little turntable delivers. When the lid is closed its sleek sliver design could easily be confused for something Apple designers created. You’ll get confused looks from the iPod generation when dusting off old 45’s, but even they won’t be able to deny the sound quality of an old LP!

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Yamaha YHT-S401: Front Surround Sound in a Sleek Package

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Yamaha YHT-S401

The Yamaha YHT-S401 front surround home theater system delivers a high quality sound for its price. It’s optimized for digital (read Blu-Ray) sound using an oval center speaker which provides a natural sound without vibration. The sub woofer is built into the receiver providing a compact unit that can be stored horizontally or vertically. The sub woofer is wired which we prefer at Man Cave Gadgets for the low range outputs. The sound bar is sleek, wireless and darn sexy. It provides clear voice sounds through a three speaker design. Yamaha balanced the sound well making voices easier to hear and explosions enjoyable rather than deafening. Your iPod or iPhone connects via a USB port if you prefer to fill a room with your favorite tunes. One of our favorite yet simple features is UniVolume which keeps programs and commercials at the same volume level; nothing worse than a pitchmen screaming at you when the game goes to commercial. Yamaha’s YHT-S401 is a decent option to add surround sound in your man cave without mounting speakers or spending a fortune.

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Five Man Cave Worthy Movie Posters

| September 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Plenty of gun fights, explosions, battles, intense chases and sex; there are some movies that are just made for guys! These are movies we can talk about for hours while spending some quality time in the man cave with friends. Movies chicks just don’t “get” and deserve to be honored in the hallowed halls of our man cave theaters. Here are five of our favorites, what are yours?

1. “Scarface”

Scarface Movie Poster
This gangster movie written by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino is hardly a surprise on this list. Pacino was magnificent in a role that all guys dream about to some extent. Treating the world as your oyster and doing whatever it takes to get what you want is a fantasy many of us can relate to. The character of Tony Montana is an oft-quoted, mainstay of American Cinema. The poster is also a classic, set in half black and half white with a silhouetted Pacino. It is easily one of the most recognized movie posters of today, and a must have for any respectable man cave.

2. “Hoosiers”


Lets face it, most of us have passed our glory days of sports. If anything we’re attending our own kids sporting events and cheering them on. We no longer get write ups in the local paper, no more last second shots or hail-mary plays to run. Even if you aren’t a sports aficionado, you can identify with the classic “Hoosiers”. Those who have also needed a second chance in life appreciate the story of redemption for Coach Norman Dale, played by Gene Hackman in one of his defining roles. Those who had to overcome personal demons or tragedy but still had the courage to step onto the field of battle are no different than star player Jimmy Chitwood, whose talent can make or break the team. Hoosiers is a feel good movie of the triumph of the small guy. A movie poster of this fan favorite would represent any man cave well!

3. “Ghostbusters”

Ghostbusters movie poster
I hardly need explain why this poster belongs in any man cave. What other movie can make us laugh as hard while still spooking us. I would defy anyone to watch the library scene and not be spooked. So many classic moments in this movie, so many good performances put in by mainstay actors including Bill Murray, Dan Akroid, and legendary actor/director Harold Ramis. The white ghost with a circle and slash through him makes this a classic poster, and is among my personal favorite posters of all time. Putting this up in your man cave lets everyone know they’re here to have a good time.

4. “Braveheart”

Bravehart Movie Poster featuring Mel Gibson
What man cave would be complete without the most basic of male nature. Grabbing your friends, a weapon, and charging full speed at at another group of warriors who have done the same thing! It is the very fiber of what man cave movie posters are made of. Massive battle scenes that shape the future of the world allow us to feel the rush of combat, all the while set to engaging storytelling and fantastic scenery. Mel Gibson’s painted war face makes this poster full of the very fury he brought to the role of William Wallace. This is an absolute no brainer selection for your man cave wall decor.

5. “Anchorman”

Anchorman Movie Poster Featuring Will Ferrell
Starring Will Ferrell at the height of his popularity, this poster screams that you “Stay Classy” above all else. It remains a classic after viewing it countless times. If you want to bring an element of pure joy and release of tension, and there is nothing like laughing for a solid hour and a half to do the trick.
Photo Credit: ktylerconk

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Logitech Harmony One: This Universal Remote Control’s Pros and Cons

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Logitech Harmony One Universal Remote Control

The Logitech Harmony One universal remote control is the best addition I’ve made to my man cave this year.  I bought the Logitech Harmony One to replace six standard remote controls laying around my cave. Remembering how to use each remove control and replacing their batteries every few months was getting old! I wanted a universal remote that would control all my cave’s devices and cost me one set of rechargeable batteries. I found what I was looking for in Logitech’s Harmony One universal remote control!

The Pros

Logitech’s sleek design and rich features could make it the iPhone of universal remote controls!  The Harmony One replaces up to 15 remotes and works with old and new technology such as HDTVs or old DVD players. It’s on board database allows you to control over 225,000 different devices and Logitech updates the database to ensure your universal remote control keeps up with technology.  Setup is done via the internet using a web based setup guide.  I had no problems with setup; just attached it to my PC and picked my devices.

During setup you’ll also configure what kind of activities you want your Harmony One to control such as watching television or listening to music. These enable the quick access buttons on the Harmony One’s color display.

The color touch screen display is 3.5” and very easy to read.  With one touch you will easily access activities configured during setup including your favorite moves, television programs or music. The Harmony One knows what device it should use for each activity so all you have to do is press “listen to music” for example, and relax.

Hate trying to find the right button on a remote in a dark room? The Verizon FIOS remote I had previously drove me insane when the lights were out. Useful buttons such as the channel numbers or jog/shuttle were not backlight while useless buttons were. I routinely selected the wrong button and would end up having to recover whatever I was watching from the mistake! Logitech’s Harmony One has backlighting on every button and shaped for easy identification.

Logitech’s Harmony One fits easily into any size hand and has a non-slip grip. The “dpad” or directional pad allows you to change volume or channels easily with one finger.

The package contains a USB connector to configure and keep the universal remote control up-to-date via your computer’s internet connection.

The Cons

Touch screen reliability appears to be the largest issue with Logitech’s Harmony One universal remote control. There are a handful of customers reporting their touch screens lost their “touch” after a few months of normal use. Interestingly they seem madder at Logitech’s support than the product. Many customers said they liked the product despite the touch screen problem and wanted another Harmony One, but dealing with support was difficult. The product has a one year “limited hardware” warrant but beware, if your touch screen fails it may be a bumpy ride to get it replaced.

Harmony One also RF compatibility which means you’ll need to leave the man cave to control a device somewhere else in the house.

Finally the buttons are notorious for becoming sticky and not working so keep it clean.

Final Thoughts

The Harmony One is Logitech’s “mid market” universal remote control. There are more expensive universal remotes with more features but Harmony One will fit anyone with fewer than 15 devices to control. I personally love this remote because it allows me to control all of my electronic devices with one rechargeable device the wife and kids can easily use. I recently bought a new Blue-Ray DVD player and synched it easily with a new 65 inch HDTV with my Harmony One.

Man Cave Gadgets marked it down on reliability due to the screen issue but if the screen holds and you don’t have to deal with Logitech, the Harmony One universal remote control is a dandy man cave gadget!

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BANG! Desk Lamp

| June 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

BANG! Desk LampHow do you make a desk lamp cool? You could buy AK-47 lamp stands or you could just shoot it. BANG! is a desk lamp from bitplay which is turned on or off with a gun-shaped remote control. When the lamp is on you shoot it with the gun to turn it off. The lamp shade will slant over indicating it’s been hit. Shoot it again to turn the lamp back on and yes, the lamp shade rights itself for even lighting. Check out the video from bitplay below. It’s available online through authorized distributors such as dynamism for $299.00.

Photo Credit: bitplay

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Stine Custom Poker Table

| May 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Stine Custom Round Poker Table
Banish your worn out folding poker table and upgrade to a gaming table your man cave deserves! Stine Gaming Tables builds the finest round and hold’em style tables you can buy. Each table is fabricated using the finest hardwoods, metals and leathers. The playing surface is made from a plush velvet-like fabric not found in mass produced or “industrial” fabrics destined for the casino. You can add a custom logo to the playing surface giving your man cave the ultimate personalized “poker room” feel.  Stine offers a dining top for their round style tables adding function to its elegant table. Don’t take our word for it; check out Stine’s list of satisfied celebrity clients. LeAnn Rimes and Slash may be worlds apart musically, but both enjoy poker on their custom hold’em tables. You can design your own table on Stine’s website and expect to pay a base estimate of $2,500.

Photo Credit: Stine Gaming Tables – Custom Themed Table Gallery

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Washington Room Poker Chips

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Washington Room Poker Chips

Playing poker just isn’t the same without the sound and feel of high quality poker chips. We didn’t want to showcase a cliché poker chip set so we set out to find something that will set your poker room apart from the rest. Unique Poker Chips was founded by players looking for something unique to play in their own home games. They make compression or ceramic chips with very cool themes including our personal favorite, the Washington Room ceramic poker chip. These chips have the Washington silhouette baked into a marble-like finish and will impress anybody coming to your next poker game. They are offered in eight denominations from $0.25 to $5000 and range from $1.39 to $0.75 each. You can also order a sample set of any design for around $11 to get a feel for them before you buy a larger set.  They also over some amazing dealer buttons; check them out at www.uniquepokerchips.net.

Photo Credit: Unique Poker Chips

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AK-47 Lamp Stands

| May 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

AK-47 Lamp Stands

What do you get a gun enthusiast for their man cave? How about a pair of AK-47 lamps? Ryan Weigner from Los Angeles makes these stylish “automatic” lamps from slip-cast ceramic molds. They are had made and stand 33” to the top of the lamp shades. Each lamp stand is glazed with a semi-matte finish giving them a flat gun metal look and showing of the detail of each gun. The package is delivered with the stand, lamp shade, fixtures, code and plug. These are made to order to expect a 2-4 week delivery schedule. Pick up yours for $525 plus shipping.

Photo Credit: Ryan Weigner

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Nine Millimeter Headphones

| May 16, 2012 | 1 Comments

MUNITIO Nine Millimeter HeadPhones Man caves provide us a sanctuary to retreat to but sometimes we need to escape a little further. Strap on a pair of Munitio SITi S Nine Millimeter Earphones and enjoy your favorite music with sound “dark and rich like a 20 year old scotch”. MUNITO’s SITI (Standard Issue Titanium) nine millimeter earphones are fabricated from high quality materials including aircraft grade aluminum and fitted with a trademarked silicone “hollow point” earpiece. The result is a deep base, clear mid-ranges and enjoyable hi-ranges in one stylish looking earphone. The latest edition includes volume controls and Kevlar reinforced fabric cable with 24K gold plated 3.5mm stereo plugs. Get them from Amazon.com for $169.

Photo Credit: MUNITIO

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MK-84 Aqua Bomb

| May 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

MK-84 Aqua BombThe MK-84 general purpose bomb was used heavily during the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. It’s known as the “Hammer” for the massive punch it delivers. Today the crew at MotoArt has turned this proven weapon into a tranquil fish tank that will “blow your friends away”. The MK-84 Aqua Bomb is made using a genuine MK-84 tail fin assembly, a 10 gallon Plexiglas tank and an aluminum dome cap. The fish tank assembly includes a built-in pump, filter and lighting. The MK-84 Aqua Bomb stands an incredible 80 inches tall and would accent any man cave with some peace and tranquility. Fish not included, contact MotoArt for pricing!

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