Janet Cloninger

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Are you almost afraid to put your feet under your desk because it looks like a snake's den of cables under there?  With the Plug Hub from Quirky, you'll be able to tame that cable mess.  The Plug Hub is a 10.5" L x 3.5" W x 9.5" H black plastic box with a tray [...]

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neatnix-ready-2go-2

These Ready 2Go organizer bags from Neatnix will keep your cables, chargers, flash drives, and other small gadgets organized and easy to find in your bigger gear bag.  Both bags are made of black nylon fabric and both have removable boards inside with organizer straps and more organizer pockets in the bottom of the bag. [...]

Posted in: Bags, News
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shuttereaze-shutter-controller

We told you about Tilt My Blinds, a device that attaches to and automates your existing horizontal blinds.  But what if you have plantation shutters instead of blinds?  Well, there's a way to automate them, too.  A Kickstarter campaign has been successfully funded, and ShutterEaze is currently production phase.  ShutterEaze requires you to mount the AA [...]

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hammacher-schlemmer-tv-mimic

A couple of years ago, I reviewed the FakeTV FTV-11 Extra Bright Burglar Deterrent.  It was a small device filled with LEDs that mimicked the flicker, glow, fading, and swelling of a TV screen as seen through a curtained window.  I used it and liked it, but I found that its own timer system didn't [...]

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kisai-online-wood-watch

The latest watch from Tokyoflash Japan has an accelerometer that reveals the time when you turn your wrist toward yourself.  The Kisai Online Wood with Accelerometer has a natural wood case and band; it's available in dark sandalwood or in two-toned maple.  "The "always on" display is made up of vertical lines which look like [...]

Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks
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afille-butter-warmer-dish

The Alfille Temperature Controlled Butter Dish promises to keep butter at your perfect spreading temperature.  It plugs in to a wall socket and is intended to operate 24/7.  It comes with a pre-set spreading temperature, but you can adjust it if you prefer your butter a bit softer or firmer.  It's designed to keep butter [...]

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colter-know-your-knots-bandana

Most everybody has used a bandana.  They are useful for many things - tying back your hair, tied around your head to act as a sweat catcher when you're working or playing hard outdoors, wrapping up things in your bag...  Now they can even serve as a reference guide.  The Know Your Knots Bandana from [...]

Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
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waterfield-bolt-brief-bag

The Bolt Briefcase from Waterfield has a more traditional business case look, so it's not quite as casual looking as a messenger bag can be. It will look equally at home in casual weekend use and in more formal business environments.  It's available in two sizes:  small to fit up to a 13" MacBook and large to [...]

Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News
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knog-expose-smart-light-1

Although the iPhone has a built-in flash, it's often not bright enough to provide sufficient illumination in really low-light conditions.  Add a Knog [expose] smart light to your iPhone, and you'll have 9 LEDs shining an extra 130 lumens on your subject.  The [expose] has a built-in lithium-polymer battery, so it doesn't drain your iPhone's battery. [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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There seems to be an influx of battery cases for the new iPhone 6 models lately, but this Afterburner case seems to be less expensive than most - and they are on discount for a limited time.  There's a model for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.  Each model will contain a 3200mAh lithium-polymer [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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otterbox-resurgence-battery-case-iphone-6

The new Resurgence Power Case from Otterbox, just like any Otterbox case, is built to be protective, with its fiberglass-filled polycarbonate shell and internal foam core.  This new iPhone 6 case adds a 2600mAh lithium-ion backup battery, which can double the battery life of your phone.  The case protects your iPhone 6 two ways.  It is [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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kuna-wifi-security-light-2

Kuna isn't just a lighting fixture, of course.  This outdoor fixture also has a WiFi camera and intercom system built in.  You connect the Kuna fixture to an app on your Android or Apple phone, and Kuna can send you alerts whenever someone is at your door.  You can customize the app to notify you [...]

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bodyguardz-crown-iphone-6-6-plus

Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have beautifully smooth touchscreens with curved edges that make it impossible to find a screen protector that can protect the entire glass surface.  Traditional screen protectors either stop short of the curved edge (bottom, left) or they end up with gaps at their edges (bottom, right) because [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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vaporb-ultrasonic-humidifier

Winter is here with a vengeance, and you may be plagued with dry skin and static shocks as a result of the dry air the extreme cold brings.  The VapOrb USB Ultrasonic Humidifier can moisten your air and reduce your discomfort.  Best of all, it's only 2" in diameter, so you can take it with [...]

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popslate-iphone-6-case

No, not like the iPad front cover.  This case does more than just protect your iPhone 6.  The popSLATE actually has an second screen that can continually display information without draining the iPhone's battery.  The second screen is a 4" ePaper screen, so it can continually display a static image without draining the battery.  The [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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eyevac-stationary-vacuum

Getting all the dirt you've swept up into the dustpan is like a line approaching an asymptote - it never actually happens.  The Eye Vac Professional stationary vacuum gets rid of the dustpan and sucks up all the dirt when you just sweep everything in front of the vacuum.  I've seen similar vacuums built in [...]

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orvis-dog-crate-furniture

With the Polar Vortex in full blast, it's not fit for man nor beast outside.  You need to make sure you keep your four-footed friends indoors and safe, even when it's not cold enough to kill, and many people like to use crates when they aren't home with their animals or while they are sleeping. [...]

Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets
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This pair of Bluetooth speakers from SuperTooth provide 16W RMS audio power, with double speakers in front and a high-efficiency bass reflex system in back to produce true left/right stereo sound.  The Disco Twin speakers have NiMH batteries for portability.  A charge gives your 1500 hours of standby time, 3-4 hours on high volume, or 10 hours on [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News
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mini-travel-electric-shaver-and-cigarette-lighter

I told you about the travel kit I put together for my husband who wet-shaves with vintage double-edged razors in a previous post (see links at the end of this post).  His kit is loaded with all of the luxuries of home, but it's big and heavy and takes a lot of room in his [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Pocket Gear, Travel Gear
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incipio-home-automation-products

I use both Philips Hue and Belkin WeMo products to automate the lighting in my house.  I have to use two separate apps to control the products, so I was happy to hear about Apple's HomeKit, which promised to be a single, centralized solution to control all your home automation products.  Well, happy until I [...]

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