Movie Night never goes out of style, it just changes. Thanks to innovations in technology, movies have never been so incredible–both in theaters or at home. But it’s not just about bigger screens, better graphics and additional speakers–there’s a whole world of cool gadgets and gear that makes movie night more fun.
X-Rocker Recliner Chair
If you’ve got an impressive home theater system, then the only thing you’re really missing from the movie theater experience a built-in cup holder in your seat. Well, that and the jerk on his cell phone and the really tall guy who sits right in front of you. So if you take recreating the movie theater experience at home seriously, you need the X-Rocker Recliner Chair. Not only does it sport a movie theater-esque cup holder, it has speakers built right into the headrest and a subwoofer in the body. Thanks to an integrated vibration system you get that “wow this movie is so loud the theater is shaking” experience .
You know what makes for a really fun movie night? Not looking for the remote for 20 minutes before you watch the movie. That’s what makes the VooMote One so brilliant; it turns your iPhone–a device you always have glued to you anyway–into a universal remote. It works with TVs, media computers, Roku box, and even the lights. And if you manage lose something that has GPS capabilities and rings when you call it, then there’s no hope for you.
Maxi-Matic Old-Fashioned Kettle Popcorn Popper
Forget Orville Redenbacher, and forget the concession stand. Make your own delicious popcorn just like you get at the movies with a cool retro popcorn popper–without the lines or criminally high pricing. It might set you back $160 now, but what’s that–maybe a dozen trips to the movies?
Whether you plan to just enjoy a few brews or play some movie drinking games, you’re going to need a steady supply of frosty beverages. The Krups Beertender, designed to work with the Heineken DraughtKeg system, chills your beer at a perfect 37.4 degrees and keeps it fresh for up to 30 days.
XPAND Universal 3D Glasses
If you’re going to shell out a sizable chunk of change for 3D glasses, they should work with any 3D screen. Of course manufacturers don’t agree with this outlook and as a result, most of the 3D glasses they produce only work with their brand of TVs. Skip the proprietary (read: rip-off) versions and pick up XPAND Universal 3D Glasses. They work with a ton of 3D TVs, projectors and laptops–and they’re not half bad looking to boot.
Hank Green’s 2D Glasses
Do the kids want to watch a 3D movie, but they gives you a headache? (3D movies, not the kids) No problem, just put on a pair of 2D Glasses. You might think I’m being facetious, but it makes sense if you get how 3D glasses work. 3D screens produce two images and each lens of 3D glasses lets in a different one of those images. Normal glasses or you know–eyeballs–let both images in, which makes the picture appear blurry. But 2D glasses block the same image on each side, resulting in a 2D image. Hank Green’s 2D Glasses work at 3D movies or any place using RealD technology, as well as with any passive 3D TV.
Scent Sciences ScentScape
Yep, smell-o-vision is a thing. And it’s not just a gimmick found in select theaters, but something you could have in your own home. The ScentScape by Scent Sciences include 20 basic scents that give you 200 hours or more of various odors. It also includes software that allows you to program it to release different scents during different scenes of any movie or video, including home movies.