Janet Cloninger


I used to be the cold one, but now my daughter is the family member who feels like she lives in an ice box.  She always wants the heat turned up or the air conditioner turned off in the car, while her dad and I are sweltering.  I need to get her the Trillium Worldwide Car [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News
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Beginning March 20, AT&T will exclusively offer the Modio LTE Case for all three versions of the iPad mini that will add access to AT&T's 4G LTE network to WiFi-only minis.  In addition to giving you a secure LTE connection, the folio case also "comes with expandable memory (up to 32GB) so that you can bring [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Wireless

The Olde Book Messenger Bag may look like an old leather-bound book, but it's actually a messenger bag that can hold up to a 15" MacBook.  It has a 100% polyurethane outer, 100% polyester lining, bronze-colored findings, and gold details.  The bag has a grab handle on top and a removable shoulder strap that adjusts from [...]

Posted in: Bags, News

This Blue Rely-A-Light Lamp looks too pretty to be emergency lighting, but it is.  It functions as a normal reading lamp, but it has the added bonus of a USB charging port built into the base.  When you lose power, the lamp has bright LED emergency lights that switch on automatically and can stay on for up [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The KeyBiner is an active Kickstarter project that has exceeded its funding goal by more than 6000%, and it still has 17 days to go in the funding period.  It seems everybody wants one of these carabiners with a tool kit (1/8"- 3/16" - 1/4" - 5/16" - 3/8" 10mm  wrenches; screw bit driver; and [...]

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

If it's ever not winter again, you'll probably plan some picnics or pool parties to take advantage of the sun and warm weather.  With the Spruce Silicone Wine Glasses, you won't have to worry about breaking the glasses should you drop one.  They are made of BPA-free, hypoallergenic food-grade silicone that is flexible, virtually unbreakable, reusable, [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

IKEA just announced they will be introducing a new line of bedside tables, lamps, and desks with Qi chargers built-in.  The wireless charging furnishings will be available in Europe and North America beginning this April, with global availability soon after.  You can read the entire press release at PRNewswire.  Check the IKEA website for availability information [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Home, Kitchen, News, Wireless

This leather sleeve from Levenger is a great way to carry and protect a tablet, phone, cables, cards and currency, and the other small things you need throughout your day.  The All Together Now sleeve has a large compartment that can hold most tablets.  There's a slip-in pocket on the back that accommodates an iPhone 6 [...]

Posted in: Bags, Cases, Covers, News

Whether you're cleaning out broken branches from the recent winter storms or planning to clean up and shape some trees this spring, the Sun Joe Electric Multi-Angle Telescopic Pole Chain Saw might help you with your work.  This Sun Joe saw has a 6.5A motor that can power through up to 7.5" diameter branches (depending on type of [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Upwrite stylus does more than just allow you to write and swipe on a capacitive touchscreen.  You can also twist the stylus point to open up the end of the stylus.  Hook the opening over the side of your phone, and the Upwrite becomes a kickstand.  While you have the end of the stylus open, [...]

Posted in: Gear, News, Styluses

Never again will you have to wait months until you can sink your teeth into a Thin Mints cookie!  This fall, Wicked Cool Toys will introduce a Girl Scouts Cookie Oven and refill packs so you can bake your own Girl Scouts Cookies anytime you want.  The oven is reminiscent of an Easy Bake Oven. [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Kid Gadgets, News

The Carry Out Wallet from Bellroy is a slim leather wallet that can hold most everything you need for a day doing errands or a travel day.  The Carry Out is 8.2" X 4.3", and it has room for 6-16+ cards inside.  There's room for currency and coins, special pockets for a SIM card and [...]

Posted in: News, Wallets

It seems that everybody I know has a single-cup coffeemaker these days.  Some have espresso machines, some have coffee machines, but everybody seems to have gone the single cup route.  That's great when you only drink a cup or two a day, but it's not so great when you have guests over.  You'll be standing [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

My family is actually an all-Apple household, but we have mophie juice pack cases for our iPhones, so we need both Lightning and microUSB cables for charging our various devices.  These F-Color cables would work great in my gear bag and even for my nightstand charger, because it combines both formats into one cable.  The [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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Marking your travels by sticking a pushpin into a flat paper map is so passe!  Now you can mark your past and future travels directly on this 10” cork globe illustrated with simplified but clearly drawn continents and countries.  The globe is supported on a stainless steel base, and it even comes with some pins to [...]

Posted in: Gear, Geek Toys, Home, Kitchen, News

If you'd like to have a convertible sit-to-stand desk for your home but don't have a lot of room to dedicate to a work station, Levenger's Sit-to-Stand Rolling Workstation should be considered.  Like many of the laptop work desks I've seen at Levenger, this desk has a generous desktop (28" wide X 18.75" deep) that [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Laptops and Gear, News

When we introduced you to the STM Flip for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, we mentioned that it was like a Smart Case for your iPhone.  Of course, it can't sleep/wake your iPhone, because they don't have those functions, but it will provide extra protection for your phone's screen while it's in your pocket [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

I used to love to fill the bathtub with hot water and soak and read a book until the water got cold and my skin got pruney.  There were a few times when I would get so sleepy and relaxed that I dropped my book in the water.  That would result in a ruined book, [...]

Posted in: eBook Readers, News

You carry a tablet, phone, cables, chargers, backup battery, and EDC things like a wallet and keys.  You don't want to use a huge gear bag to carry your things, and you want a stylish handbag instead of something more utilitarian.  If these things describe you, The Elektronista Digital Clutch Bag might be what you're [...]

Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

The USB Touchlight is a small pendant light that is powered by any USB power source, even a battery pack.  Turn the light on/off and toggle it through three lighting levels by pressing on the patent-pending lens.  You can hang it anywhere and use it indoors or outdoors.  The light is 114-132 lumens at 350 mA, [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear