Bottoms Up! 6 Helpful Apps for Beer Enthusiasts

Bottoms Up!

There’s nothing quite like a cold pint. Beer enthusiasts are a special breed – and we’ve got more than a few of them around the Clear-Coat office. There’s a growing movement of a more mature appreciation for beers and the brewing processes behind them, akin to the cultures that have grown to surround wine and coffee. For the beer enthusiast, it’s all about the hunt; the shared experience of discovery and the chance to find [Continue reading...]

Spotlight On: thingCHARGER!

Wireless thingCHARGER

There’s a clever invention that’s completely stolen the attention of the Clear-Coat office. It’s beautifully designed, incredibly useful, and raised nearly $650,000 in Indiegogo funding from excited people who can’t wait to get their hands on it. That obliterated the inventor’s original goal of $25,000 by twenty-six times. And it’s a device charger. Yes, really. But that’s a little like calling your laptop a great big calculator. Introducing: thingCHARGER, the invention poised to completely revolutionize [Continue reading...]

Stuff We Liked This Month: February 2014

Stuff we like this month

At Clear-Coat, we’re pretty wild about well-designed products. It’s a bit of an obsession, actually. As such, we’re always on the hunt for the latest and greatest toys to test out, tech to try and eyebrow-raising products to get our hands on. And then we thought, why not share this obsession with our readers? After all, you guys can surely appreciate a hands-free umbrella or an “anti-loneliness” bowl, too! Without further ado, here are eight [Continue reading...]

Ideas Worth Backing: The Smart Lid

Ideas worth backing: Front-of-Sink Cutting Board

Hey, readers! We’re incredibly excited to announce “Ideas Worth Backing”, a brand new monthly feature for our blog. Every month, we’ll be hunting down and helping to fund an awesome idea or clever invention on crowd funding sites that we think is worth your attention (and maybe a contribution, too!) We want to celebrate and encourage innovation, and we think this is just one small way to do that. Found a project you think we [Continue reading...]

Pay What You Want Pricing: The New Standard

Penny

I recently spent some time at a local car dealership looking to replace a very old, ailing, and nearly dead vehicle. Car shopping isn’t so bad – test driving cars is fun, and the smell of a new car is somehow always amazing, but there’s always the dreaded price negotiations! After thinking about my car shopping experience, I think there’s an interesting phenomenon developing – we’re all entering the age of “Pay What You Want” [Continue reading...]