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Yeti Coolers Casket

After testing Yeti Coolers' Tundra 110, I can't think of a more respectful way to have my physical remains ushered into the ground than inside a Yeti Casket.

This roto-molded, double-walled, nearly indestructible coffin comes with a tasteful satin camo liner. And while the polyethylene casket is pricey, when I break the $4,114 down over the eternity I will rest inside it, the price feels, well, insignificant.

My decay would be seriously delayed thanks to the thermoregulating qualities of two inches of Permafrost insulation—twice the industry standard for coolers, according to Yeti. (Admittedly, I'm not sure about insulation standards in the coffin industry.)

Thankfully, it's grizzly-proof—and likely worm-proof. And, after seeing how well the Tundra 110 kept beers cold, I can well imagine how peaceful I'll be inside a Yeti when I'm just another cold one.

$4,114, yeticoolers.com

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SunBrite Outdoor TV

Yes, it sounds almost sacrilegious to watch TV outside (don’t we get enough couch-potato time as is?), but you have to admit it might be nice to watch the season premier of Game of Thrones outdoors. 

The folks at SunBrite were apparently thinking the same thing. The company's HD televisions are designed to be rain-, dust-, insect-, and humidity-proof. They will also work in temperatures from 122 to negative 24 degrees Fahrenheit.  

You can mount the TV onto your patio or somehow configure wires to the tent in the backyard. We're still waiting for the camouflage version. 

Starting at $1,495, sunbritetv.com

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EcoMow

We have vacuums that move without a push and calculators that do math for us, but where's the technology to lighten yard work chores? Wouldn’t it be nice to never mow your lawn again?   

EcoMow designers must have been asking the same question. The group, founded by a team of engineers and business students from George Mason University, have solved the problem of big yards and long grasses. The EcoMow is a self-run lawn mower that fuels itself with the grass it cuts.

You also don’t need to drive it—at all. The EcoMow uses Google Maps-driven software that’s compatible with Android devices to navigate your yard. All you have to do is input the layout of the lawn and then go make yourself a drink.

$TBD, ecomowtech.com

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Pedro's Master Tool Kit 3.0

You’ll never waste time scrambling for an allen wrench again with Pedro's Master Tool Kit 3.0

Co-developed by professional mechanics from the Garmin/Slipstream road bike team and the Luna Chix mountain bike team, this kit has everything you need and more to fix your bike.

The well-organized, indestructible, lockable, watertight, pressure-regulated case comes with 64 professional tools. The mix includes multiple configurations of tinkerers’ beloved hex, as well as many more exotic offerings. (Bonus points if you know what a vise whip is.)    

The tools are all for the mechanically inclined, except for maybe the beverage wrench—useful to those of us who have never even fixed a flat.   

$800, pedros.com

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