Janet Cloninger

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Back in the summer of 2012, I reviewed the Next Issue magazine app for the iPad.  I had been waiting (not so) patiently for the iOS version since I wrote about the Android version of the app in the spring of that same year.  Next Issue gave you access to digital versions of dozens of [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews
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loftek-rechargable-led-light-cube-5

Lighting in and around your home is very important.  It's needed for ambient lighting, for task lighting, and sometimes just as an interesting accent to add a little light and color.  LOFTEK makes a series of lights that can be used as accent lighting indoors or outdoors.  The lights are available in a variety of [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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I found the Spigen Apple Watch Charging Stand while I was digging around on Amazon for Apple Watch accessories.  Before I found this charging stand, my Watch had just been laying on my nightstand to charge at night, and I had accidentally knocked it off a couple of times because I wasn't used to the [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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There are a lot of charging stands for the Apple Watch on the market in a variety of materials, including wood, plastic, and metal.  The TimeStand from Just Mobile is a cylinder of high-grade aluminum that will work with any model and any size of Apple Watch.  I was given the opportunity to put the [...]

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While it may look like a tiny plastic iceberg, the Notti Smart Light with Notifications serves many functions.  It is an LED lamp that can produce a million colors, and it can serve as an accent light for your room.  It can put on a light show for you, alert you to messages, and wake [...]

Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Reviews
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BiasFX, an iOS app from Positive Grid, promises to turn your iPad into a world-class guitar amp and effects processor. With dozens of high-quality amp simulations, stomp boxes, and rack-like processors, this software aims high.  Does it hit the mark?  This review is guest-written by my husband, Butch, who will help us answer this question. Evaluation Setup: I [...]

Posted in: iOS, Music Gear, Reviews
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Last December, I reviewed the i-FlashDrive external storage for iOS device from Brando.  It was basically a flash drive that plugged into an iOS device with a Lightning connector to serve as a backup and/or external storage device, and it could work with a computer as a flash drive.  It was a convenient way to [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews
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The Keyport Slide 2.0 already reduces the size of your keychain, but adding these Bolt locks will further reduce the number of keys you need to carry.  Each Bolt lock can be keyed to your car's key, so you can unlock all your Bolt locks with that single key.  You program the lock by inserting [...]

Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear
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tao-clean-toothbrush

You always hear that leaving your toothbrush out in the open in the bathroom exposes it to germy spray each time the toilet is flushed.  The charging stand of the TAO Clean toothbrush not only protects the brush from spray, it has a UV light to sanitize the toothbrush as it charges.  The ultrasonic toothbrush [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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Just Mobile has announced three new cables that can charge all your mobile devices.  These USB cables have a USB connector on one end and a microUSB connector on the other.  A Lightning connector is permanently tethered to the microUSB end, so you'll never again have to worry about losing those tiny, expensive adapters.  These charge-and-sync [...]

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Well before the actual release of the Apple Watch, CalypsoCrystal added a couple of Watch accessories to their product line.  Their Timeless accessories included a beautiful leather-wrapped arc of a charging stand, which I loved at first sight.  Once I got my Apple Watch, I decided I needed a charging stand, and I was lucky [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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pronto-smart-remote

With a home theater, you can find yourself swimming in what seems like dozens of remotes.  They are a pain to keep up with, especially when you know you can control everything with a single remote, but those universal remotes can cost a small fortune.  The Pronto Smart Remote can control all your equipment without [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, News
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CTA Digital has Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants inflatable cars designed for children.  (Although it's for kids, it's sturdy enough to support up to 230 pounds.)  The iPad fits into a cradle in the steering wheel, so your child can enjoy hours of pretend racing while playing iPad motion-controlled apps and games.   The car [...]

Posted in: iOS, Kid Gadgets, News
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I always want to get the newest gadgets, but I want my husband and daughter to have them, too.  That means sometimes I don't get the exact model I want, because I'm buying three devices instead of keeping the entire budget for myself.  So, I have the Apple Watch Sport with the Sport band instead [...]

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Want a wine fridge, but you just don't have room for one in your tiny kitchen?  Well, now you do have room with the Ultra Slim Wine Refrigerator.  Measuring only 37.5" tall x 9.8" wide x 20.25" deep, it can fit in places where standard wine fridges could never fit.  Despite its small size, it has two-zone [...]

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I recently reviewed the MOS Spring Lightning Cable from Sewell, which had metal springs at the junctions between the cable and the Lightning and USB plug ends for extra strength at the most vulnerable points.  I like that cable, and I'm continuing to use it with my iPad.  I just saw the Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable, [...]

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With the Savino Wine Saver Carafe, you decant a bottle of wine and then insert the float.  You can serve the wine directly from the carafe without removing the float.  If any wine is left, the float keeps oxygen away from the liquid's surface and keeps the wine fresh for up to a week.  The [...]

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We recently told you about the Stanley Mountain Vacuum Coffee System that lets you make fresh coffee while camping or hiking.  Today we have the Stanley Adventure Two Pot Prep and Cook Set that contains all the cookware you'll need at your campsite.  The Set contains a folding cutting board, two 20oz bowls with lids, one melt-resistant nylon [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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You don't need room to store a set of espresso cups and a set of coffee mugs in your kitchen.  The Double Shot Glass Mug serves both purposes.  Each "hand-blown" mug has a 1.5 ounce espresso cup in one end and a 5.5 ounce coffee cup in the other end.  The Double Shot Glass Mug is $13.99 at [...]

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You can forget about giving up your leg room to the tray table in your already cramped airplane seat when you use the Airhook drink and mobile device holder.  Hook the Airhook over the top of the tray and then lock the tray back into its upright position.  Your drink and your tablet or mobile [...]

Posted in: News, Tablets, Ultra Portables, Travel Gear
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As with any new product from Apple, a lot of third-party products have hit the market for the Apple Watch.  Because all versions of the Watch are rather expensive, many of these products have been protective equipment for Watch's screen or case.  The Bumper for Apple Watch from Actionproof is the "first bumper / shock [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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homtime-c1pro-alarm-clock

Looking for a compact alarm clock for your bedside table?  The small clock in the above image is what you're looking for and more.  In additon to being an alarm clock, the Homtime C1pro also acts as a charging hub for your mobile devices.  It has a 1A and a 2.1A port for charging phones [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Watches and Clocks
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If you're the sort who likes to chop through a pizza with a macho tool, or you're a Monty Python fan, you'll need the Axe Pizza Cutter.  It has a rolling blade like a standard pizza cutter, but it ups the macho factor with the wooden handle and the axe-blade surround for the stainless cutting [...]

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Within the first few months of her life, my daughter exhibited asthma and an array of allergies, including one to peanuts.  We had to give her treatments several times a day to protect her lungs and minimize asthma episodes, and we also had to protect her from exposure to foods and inhaled allergens that could potentially [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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bilderhoos

Forget building sets that let your kid build a house he can play with.  Bilderhoos lets your kid build a house he can play in!  The pieces are made of  1" thick marine-grade 9-ply plywood that has been triple-coated with exterior water-based polyurethane.  The edges of each board are rounded with a router and sanded to a [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
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