11 Things You May Not Know About Vintage Arcade Video Games

Pacman Full size arcade game

From the original Donkey Kong and Pac-Man arcade games to Buck Hunter and modern classics, the vintage arcade game console (with joystick or rollerball) draws out the youth in all of us. Today, adults who grew up in the 80s and 90s are living out their childhood dreams and installing their arcade favorites in their own homes and man caves. While you may be a fan of these classics yourself, here are 11 things you may know about vintage arcade video games. Continue reading →

Gifts for Him Gift Guide

Gifts for Him

Need a holiday gift for that “hard-to-shop-for” man in your life? Let Sharper Image help with hundreds of cool gifts for him. We have Sharper Image Gifts for Dad, Gifts for Grads, Gifts for Boyfriends, Gifts for Husbands, and uniquely Personalized Gifts for Him. From grooming to grilling, Sharper Image is the place to find the best Gifts for Him.

Electronic Return Putting Mat
Electronic Return Putting Mat

Anyone with a fancy club can send a ball flying, but how many guys can sink a putt every time? The Electronic Return Putting Mat has an 8-foot turf and an automatic ball return so he can practice without bending. Makes a great office stress buster too!

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Rechargeable USB Travel Razor
Rechargeable USB Travel Razor

The rechargeable USB Travel Razor is smaller than a smartphone but gives your guy a close, powerful shave just like a big, bulky model. It’s perfect at the gym or right before a big meeting, and a full charge gives him 30 minutes of shave time.

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Motorized Tie Rack
Motorized Tie Rack

Does your man keep all his ties on one messy hanger? Replace that old “system” with the cordless Motorized Tie Rack. It clamps on a standard closet rod, and holds 50 ties on a revolving carousel. There’s even a built-in light so he can choose a tie in the dark.

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Automatic BBQ Grill Cleaning Robot
Automatic BBQ Grill
Cleaning Robot

Guys love to grill, but it’s a known fact that they hate to clean the grill. Enter the Automatic Grill Cleaning BBQ Robot, with three powerful spinning brass wire brushes that safely remove charred food, then pop off for washing in the dishwasher.

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Portable Solar Handcrank Radio with Weather Alert
Portable Solar Handcrank Radio with Weather Alert

For the man who’s a weather junkie and a gadget geek, the Portable Solar Handcrank Radio with Weather Alert is just the ticket! It provides instant 24-hour forecasts, plus emergency weather alerts (tornado, blizzard, etc). It even charges his smartphone!

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Beats Studio® Over-Ear Headphone
Beats Studio® Over-Ear Headphone

The rechargeable Beats Studio® Over-Ear Headphone lets your favorite music man enjoy his tunes to the fullest…or block out the world altogether with incredible noise-canceling technology. It’s rechargeable and comes in three colors: red, white and black.

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AcuTouch Massage Chair
AcuTouch Massage Chair

The ultimate hardworking man deserves the ultimate massage chair. The AcuTouch Massage Chair combines amazing craftsmanship with the latest massage technology to relax him from head to toe. This premium leather beauty looks great in any room!

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Windproof Lighter
Windproof Lighter

Sure he enjoys a good cigar…when he can light it! The Windproof Lighter is perfect for golf, boating, beaches and other windy conditions. Just slide the thumb switch to release a powerful turbo flame reaching 2,000°F, even at high altitude.

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Spherical Ice Ball Maker
Spherical Ice Ball Maker

If your man knows his Scotch, then he knows not to water it down. The Spherical Ice Ball Maker chills drinks with elegant 2.6″ ice spheres. Because the spheres have less surface area than cubes, they melt more slowly and evenly for the ultimate chill.

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27" Grande Lava Lamp
27″ Grande Lava Lamp

Before there were Man Caves, there were basements with Lava Lamps. And this oversized version of the space-age sensation is sure to blow some minds! For the man who thinks size matters, this authentic 27″ model is the largest Lava Lamp made today!

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How to Stay Healthy

Tips to stay healthy

If you’ve read the news lately, you’ve probably seen the stories about the seasonal rise of common colds and flu bugs, not to mention the international appearance of the deadly ebola virus.

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10 “No, no, NO!” plays from the 2014 NFL Season So Far (that were less stressful when experienced in the comfort of a massage chair)

As we head in to Week 6 of the season, there have been many ups and downs. In the first five weeks, we’ve seen some great plays that made us stand up in excitement, while others have made us burrow our heads in shame for our team. This is a tribute to the latter – those plays that through our own team’s fault or the superb athleticism of our opponents would’ve been better experienced in the comfort of a massage chair. Because, when your team causes you to become tense, at least your massage chair can take it away. Continue reading →

Wake up early for the last lunar eclipse of 2014. And a chance to view a rare selenelion

lunar eclipseEarly tomorrow (Wednesday morning) look to the western sky to see the last lunar eclipse of 2014. Most areas of North America with clear skies should see at least part of the eclipse. The most brilliant stage of the eclipse – when the earth completely shadows the light from the sun, allowing the moon to appear reddish in color – will begin at 6:25 a.m. ET and end at 7:24 a.m. ET. Continue reading →