Without high-tech gizmos, depressed utility belts would fill their pockets with cotton balls and passive-aggressively drop superheroes' trousers. Keep your crime-fighting pants fashionably fastened with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of technological novelties and gifts from The Sharper Image’s online store. Today’s Groupon can be applied toward shipping costs, which start at $9.95 for packages under 5 pounds delivered via FedEx.
The Sharper Image's catalog of high-tech gadgetry streamlines lifestyles with sleek designs and multiple functions combined in one device. The instant wine chiller ($39.99) breathes cool life into warm wines, fastening to the top of bottles and chilling the liquid with its icy interior tubes and stories of haunted casks. The voice-alert barbecue thermometer ($49.99) communicates wirelessly with a distant meat thermometer, conveniently announcing temperature and readiness like a proud stork on a delivery.
Awake to conveniently positioned digital digits with the ceiling-lighting projection clock ($39.99) or dismiss distracting desk clutter with the multipurpose space-saving Internet phone ($49.99), which displays time and temperature, interfaces with chat clients such as Skype, doubles as a computer speaker, and triples as a footrest.
Sharper Image is the mothership of cool gadgetry, stocking all manner of electronic and modern doodads under one physical and online roof. Almost no facet of daily life is untouched by the store's stock: from sleeping to eating, relaxing to working, indoors to outdoors, there's a product on its shelves to make any activity easier or more fun. White-noise alarm clocks wake owners in the morning, but not before lulling them to sleep with clear, oceanic sounds. Digital barbecue forks test the internal temperature of grilled meats, and motion-activated desk lights give workers an illuminated runway for their paper airplanes.