Janet Cloninger


The Hobbit Limited Edition Clothbound Notebook from Moleskine is the perfect gift for any Middle Earth aficionado.  This is a large-sized Moleskine, measuring 5" X 8.25".  It's covered in a nutmeg fabric, and the front is decorated with a graphic that looks like a page from Bilbo's own diary.  Inside are 336 ruled pages, seven reproductions of [...]

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You'll make short work of dinner preparations when you use the set of knives in the Star Wars X-Wing Knife Block.  The block is made of of silver plastic and has individual knife sheaths built in.  It's weighted to prevent tipping.  The set includes five, one-piece knives with high-quality blades.  You'll receive a chef's, bread, carving, [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fu_rm-ERBFo&t=11&authuser=0 With the PetziConnect, you can see, talk to, and dispense treats to your cat or dog while you're out of the house.  Install the PetziConnect, connect it to your WiFi connection, install the free, secure app to your smart phone, and you and your fur babies will be in contact any time you like. [...]

Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

The i-FlashDrive is an easy way to transfer data between your computer to your iPhone or iPad, and it also increases the storage available to your iOS device.  Simply insert your own microSD (HC) card into the i-FlashDrive, copy over files from your computer, and then use the Lightning connector to connect the i-FlashDrive to [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

Apple iPad Air 2 review


I always get excited when Apple announces new products, but I'll admit the latest iPad announcements left me a bit disappointed.  As you know if you've read any of my reviews, I love my iPad mini with Retina display.  I planned to update to the newest mini - until I watched Apple's keynote.  I was [...]

Posted in: Featured Items, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

Tokyoflash Japan has introduced their new Kisai Satellite-X watch with two case/strap options.  Both watches display time on the same set of circles, and both are available with blue or red LEDs behind a dark mineral crystal lens.  The Satellite-X watches both feature an animation mode, and they are USB-rechargeable.  The Kisai Satellite-X (left image) stainless steel [...]

Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

When you have a lot of gear to carry around, you want to make sure you don't carry anything you don't really need.  If you're like me, you weigh the merits carefully before deciding you're willing to lug that particular piece of equipment around every day.  What if you could combine two necessary items into [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

With a Heated Steering Wheel Cover, you'll be able to drive to work on wintry days and arrive with hands that aren't stiff and blue from the cold.  The cover wraps completely around the steering wheel, and it will provide heat for 35 minutes - more than enough time for the heater to get the car [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News

A few weeks ago, I told you about a portable, wireless TV speaker from Hammacher Schlemmer that lets you bring the sound closer to you without moving the TV.  I did a little more research, and I found that the speaker is made by Serene Innovations, which makes a lot of products for people with [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews, Wireless

You won't have to put up with a dull knife because you don't want to dig out the knife sharpener if you have the Joseph Joseph Slice and Sharpen Cutting Board.  The plastic cutting board has a knife sharpener built in to the handle.  When you need to sharpen your knife, just stand the board [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Microsoft is offering some pretty cool looking Universal Mobile Keyboards that work with Apple, Android, and Windows smartphones and tablets.  The  cover protects the keyboard when not in use, and opening the cover wakes the keyboard - and closing it sleeps the keyboard, of course.  The cover detaches and has a built-in stand to support [...]

Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Windows Phone

When she was younger, my daughter was the monster all the mother headphones used to scare their little headphones into being good.  Rachel could kill a pair of headphones or earbuds in no time, and then she'd come asking to borrow mine!  If the MarBlue HeadFoams had been around then, I might have gotten to [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Kid Gadgets, News

Now you don't even have to bother entering your passcode on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 to control your Phillips Hue connected lights.  When you update to the latest version of the Phillips Hue app, you'll have access to the Hue widget for the Notification Center.  To add it, just swipe down to [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

You'll always be on time with this Star Trek Original Series NCC-1701 Watch.  The face of the watch is etched to look like the saucer of the U.S.S. Enterprise in the original Star Trek TV series.  The stainless steel case and back are complemented with a white faux leather watchband with a red stripe and [...]

Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Years ago, just after graduating college, my first big purchase was a receiver, turntable, and speakers.  I eventually added a better turntable, a cassette deck, and finally a CD player.  Over the years, I replaced all my vinyl albums with CDs and pared my components down to just a CD player, my receiver, and speakers.  Finally, [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews

Twelve South has created luxurious jackets made of premium quality, buttery soft Napa leather for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  The SurfacePad jackets have microfiber interiors and reinforced stitching around the perimeter for long-term durability.  They add protection and beautiful style to your phone without a lot of bulk and without completely obscuring the beauty [...]

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

One of the things taught in women's self-defense classes is to put your keys between your fingers and use them as a stabbing tool if you are ever attacked.  If you fix your keys between your fingers before you ever open that door, you'll be ready, but it's not always so quickly done if you [...]

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

The Panda Compact Washing Machine is only 14" wide and 19.3" tall, but it can wash 5.5 pounds of laundry.  You just plug it in, load in your clothes, and add water and detergent, and it will handle the washing.  It's good for doing small loads and can handle delicates to towels.  It's great for [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Travel Gear
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I've shown you the elfa desk system I built for my home office, but I haven't shown you all the other elfa systems in my house.  We have a huge bookshelf that stores books and serves as the support table for the giant, 88-key electronic keyboard, my daughter's desk system, and the closet drawer systems. [...]

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Home, Kitchen, News
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Amazon just announced a new perk for their Prime members - unlimited free storage of photos in the Amazon Cloud Drive.  You'll be able to copy up all the photos from your computer and your mobile devices to one secure location and view them from all your devices.  Amazon's world-class security and protection systems will keep [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News