Janet Cloninger


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 [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

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

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

Earlier in the year, we told you that Ikea had announced a line of Qi wireless chargers, some of which would be incorporated into their lamps and furniture.  Those chargers are available for purchase now.  They have some stand-alone chargers, like the single Nordmarke (above, left, $28) and the triple Nordmarke (lower left, $65).  They [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

Why use a flashlight that only lights a small circular area in front of you (top right image) when you could light up a full 180o around you (bottom right image)?  The TripleLite 180o Flashlight uses "patented technology and a Smart Widescreen LED Arrangement" to light a bigger, brighter area than standard flashlights can.  It has three [...]

Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
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In recent years, there's been a lot of discussion about how the blue light from the screens of mobile devices could be negatively impacting sleep patterns.  Humans evolved having bright, bluish-white light from the sun during part of the day.  The only light they had at night was either from the stars and moon or [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home and Kitchen, News

We've all seen those paint-by-numbers kits, right?  Are the middle of the last century, the kits were hugely popular with adults.  I mostly see kits for kids these days, but there are a huge variety of detailed paint-by-number kits for adults on the internet.  You can certainly find an image to interest you should you [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Home and Kitchen, News

These slacks from Bluff Works can be worn at work or on your day off, and they offer special, secure pockets to protect your gear when you travel.  They have a couple of hidden zippered pockets - one in front to hold a passport and one in the back that can hold an oversized travel [...]

Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear

Do you have a burning desire to have the hottest man cave (or woman cave) in town and you have an extra $25,000 just burning a hole in your pocket?  Get yourself a Robotic Bartender!  This bartender is the same computerized mixologist found in hotels and country clubs.  You select a drink on the touchscreen menu from [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

If you camp or work outdoors, you may find yourself without a cup of coffee when you really want one.  With this compact kit, you'll be able to have coffee whenever you have a fire or a camp stove to heat some water.  The Stanley Mountain Vacuum Coffee System packs up to look like a [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

If you have a MacBook, you know the chargers have built-in cord winders.  The problem with that winder is that it can put a lot of stress on the thin cable where it attaches to the charger if you wind it incorrectly.  Last year, we told you about the Juiceboxx, a crowdfunding project that aimed [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

Of course Batman has a lot of cool gear and gadgets - he's rich and has them custom made.  You may not have Batman's resources, but you can have a knife that looks like Batman's Batarang, which could  add some serious coolness to your Halloween costume this year.  The Batman 11.5" Black Dual Blade Knife [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News, Pocket Gear
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If you love the look of rich marble, but you don't like the faux marble look, you're usually limited to using marble in your house.  Now you can also use real marble in these MIKOL cases for your MacBook, iPad, or iPhone 6/6 Plus.  The iPhone cases incorporate a piece of natural marble in the [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Laptops and Gear, News

A while ago, I told you about the Dopp kit full of wet shaving gear I put together for my husband so he didn't have to resort to horrible disposable razors and canned shaving cream when he traveled.  If that kit inspired you to want to give wet shaving a try but you don't even [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News

The JamSpot Tablet Stand holds your tablet or phone while you use it or while you watch videos.  Lots of stands do that, but not many add Bluetooth speakers so that you can actually hear the video you're watching.  The JamSpot folds up to fit in your gear bag for travel, and its multi-angle and [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, News
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Tokyoflash Japan usually has only one new watch at a time for us, but today we have four new ones to tell you about.  Each of the watches is part of Tokyoflash Japan's Kisai Link Bluetooth-enabled line; their first Kisai Link offering was a bracelet that paired with your phone to give you notifications via Bluetooth. [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News, Watches and Clocks

With the Stainless Steel Bacon Grilling Rack, you can cook some crispy bacon for your burgers right on the grill.  The rack is made of 430 stainless steel and measures 4.88" x 10.79" x 5.63".  It's big enough to hold 4-6 slices of bacon (you may need a couple if everyone wants bacon), and it cooks the [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear

When you're hiking or camping, you don't want to have to carry any extra gear, so it's nice when something can serve double duty.  The Sun King Pro can serve as a standing lamp, a hanging lamp, a hand-held light, and as an emergency battery for your phone.  The Pro can be charged using a [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Outdoor Gear

Get yourself some bookends you can build on!  The Build On Brick Bookends not only keep your books tidy on your shelves, they serve as a base for building base compatible with most bricks (LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, or K'NEX Bricks).  Like many bookends, these have metal plates that slide under your books, DVDs, CDs, [...]

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

If charging your Apple Watch just doesn't fit your plans, you can get 2.7 times the wearing life (30 extra hours) when you add the Reserve Strap to your Apple Watch.  The strap is made of thermoset elastomer silicone and has lithium power cells embedded along its length; it attaches to the Watch's 6-pin accessory [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Watches and Clocks