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Tokyoflash Japan's latest watch, the Kisai Vortex, has a stainless steel case and band and a concave touchscreen crystal.  Spiraling rings to display the time are "always on", and you can turn on a backlight by touching the crystal.  The outer two rings display the time for one time zone, and the inner two rings [...]

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You won't have to hunt for a vacant AC wall socket when you want to charge your USB-chargeable devices with these high-powered USB charging hubs from VisionTek.  The VisionTek High Power USB Four Port Charging Hub (center) has three 5V/1A ports and one 5V/2.1A port, so you can charge a tablet and three other devices [...]

posted in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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The Momax 0.3mm Membrane Case for iPhone 6 will protect your new iPhone from scratches and dust without adding bulk to the svelte device.  It's only 0.3 mm thick, so you'll hardly notice it's there.  Precise fit means all the controls and ports on the iPhone 6 are easily available.  The Momax 0.3mm Membrane Case [...]

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When I lived in a standalone house, I could crank the TV volume loud enough to hear what was being said over the music and background noises.  Now that I live in a condo building, I have to worry about keeping my noise levels down, so I constantly find myself asking "what did he say?" [...]

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This time, you won't be relying on your key fob for the personality, because your keys will be rockin'!  The key blanks you'll find at the Rockin' Keys website look like acoustic or electric guitars in different styles and colors, banjos, or violins.  You won't be limited to selecting just musical instruments, though, because they [...]

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When you travel with your mobile devices, you may carry along your charging cable and AC adapter so you can charge up your device.  Have you ever taken a few minutes to charge up your device between connections or before checking out of your hotel, and finding out later that you grabbed your phone but [...]

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This post is brought to you by eBay. All opinions are 100% mine. September is Emergency Preparedness month, and it's time to think about what you and your family will do if disaster strikes.  Not all emergencies are of the end-0f-the-world or zombie-apocalypse scale.  They can be on a smaller scale, but just as potentially [...]

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QVC's Today's Special Value is Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX bundled with a Belkin case and an Amazon multi-tip Kindle stylus.  The 7" Kindle Fire HDX has a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, Adreno 330 graphics processor, 7" anti-glare HD color display with 1920 X 1200 resolution and an advanced polarizing filter, unlimited Cloud storage for [...]

posted in Android related, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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My husband discovered the joys of shaving with vintage double-edged razors and warm shaving cream a few years ago.  He uses an old Gillette "Fat Boy" razor older than he is with Gillette 7 O'clock double-edge blades, and his skin has never been better.  His beard, which used to literally shred the collars of his shirts [...]

posted in Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Travel Gear
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The Triple C Power Purse has a built-in battery and plenty of room to hold a phone or phablet.  The bag has two built-in cables, one USB to charge the hidden, high-capacity internal battery and one USB female plug to attach your device's own cable to.  There's plenty of room inside the 4.5" X 8.75" [...]

posted in Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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With the Camco "Big Red Campfire" Propane Camp Fire, you can have a fire without having to gather firewood first.  It uses standard LP gas and has a built-in gas regulator with a 10-ft hose.  Camco says the "realistic log pieces and full ring burner help create the natural look and ambiance of wood log [...]

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This mini-tool seems to be made for women, because I don't know many men who wear this type of hair clip.  It looks like a plain hair clip, but the Clippa Mini Tools Clip packs several tools into its small form.  It has screw drivers, wrench, trolley coin, ruler, and a cutting edge.  And it will [...]

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Roommates, cleaning staff, house guests - it doesn't matter who, but you may find you need a way to prevent someone from drinking your expensive wines and liquors.  If you don't have a locking cabinet, or if you don't mind people helping themselves to some but not all of your bar stock, you can use [...]

posted in Home, Kitchen, News
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Have you seen the video of an iPhone 6 Plus being bent?  After hearing reports that the phone was getting bent in people's pockets, Lew at Unbox Therapy made of video of him bending his iPhone 6 Plus.  It's pretty gruesome, and it made me start looking for more protective cases.  Otterbox, known for their [...]

posted in Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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This isn't some tablet-like toy that will disappoint your kids.  The Fire HD Kids Edition tablet is the latest-generation Fire HD tablet, wrapped in a kid-proof case.  Amazon is so sure of the protective abilities of this case that they'll replace the tablet for free if the kid manages to break it.  The Fire HD [...]

posted in Android related, Kid Gadgets, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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I have a soft spot for all the lab glassware-styled barware that ThinkGeek has offered in the past.  (My beakers and flasks shot glasses are decorating my desk right now.)  Their new Chemist's Spice Rack is calling my name.  It would look great in my kitchen with its dark wood cabinets and black countertop that [...]

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Apple allows you to add new software keyboards to your device with iOS 8, but Brando allows you to add a physical keyboard to your iPhone 6.  The iPhone 6 Ultra-thin Slide-out Bluetooth Backlight Keyboard case snaps onto the back of your iPhone 6; it leaves all connectors and controls uncovered.  In addition to the [...]

posted in Bluetooth Gear, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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We have 1" wood venetian blinds in all our windows.  Most of our windows are floor-to-ceiling length, and they have long tilt adjustment wands that I can reach.  The windows in our sunroom are placed at ceiling height, but they stop about 3 feet above the floor, and their tilt wands are too short for [...]

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Orbitkey is yet another way to corral your keys to make them more compact in your pocket and to keep them quiet.  The Orbitkey consists of either a leather strap ($39.95) or an active elastomer strap ($29.95) and a locking post that your keys will fit over.  Most any flat key with a hole bigger [...]

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The official iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release date was September 19, 2014 - at least for the lucky ones.  Some of us stayed up until 3:00am ET on pre-order day to place our order, and we still have to wait until October 14 to get our new iPhone 6 Plus.  While I contemplate [...]

posted in Bluetooth Gear, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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