Janet Cloninger

mosquito-thwarting-hammock

Nothing disturbs a relaxing nap in the hammock under the shade tree like a swarm of mosquitos or other biting insects.  The Mosquito Thwarting Hammock keeps the pests at bay because it's covered by a 4-sided canopy made of super-fine nylon netting; it unzips on two sides for easy entry.  The roof of 180g polyester [...]

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keurig-gives-up-on-drm-1

Many of the commenters on my Keurig 2.0 Model K550 Coffee Brewing System review, and those at Amazon and other online retailers, said they were through with Keurig machines if they were restricted to using only official Keurig coffee pods.  Reasons varied from the higher prices charged for the Keurig-branded pods, to  concern for the amount [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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dagne-dover-tote-2

This bag proves that gear bags big enough to hold all your gear can be fashionable.  The Tote from Dagne Dover is made of coated canvas with 100% genuine leather trim and 14k gold-plated zinc-alloy hardware.  It measures 16” wide X 7” deep X 12” tall and weighs 3.4 pounds.  The 8.5" strap drop allows the bag [...]

Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News
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apple-watch-apps-8

After several days of using my Apple Watch Sport, I still haven't tried out everything it offers.  For example, I still haven't tried using it for music, because I don't typically carry music on my iPhone and use an iPod nano instead.  I have tried out a lot of things, and I have discovered that [...]

Posted in: Featured Items, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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zoku-pop-molds-2

We've told you about several Zoku frozen treat makers in the past, like the Quick Pop Maker, the Slush and Shake Maker, and the Iced Coffee Maker.  It seems that Zoku expands their line each year, and they are now offering some new Pop Molds in sizes for adults and small children.  Both sizes convert [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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ifetch-too

Last fall, we told you about the iFetch, an interactive toy that pitches a ball for your small to medium-sized dog, or cat, to fetch.  You can even train your pet to return the small balls to the iFetch to reload it for longer play times.  The problem was that this version uses 1.5" balls, which [...]

Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets
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disinfecting-sponge-holder

Over the years, The Gadgeteer has told you about a variety of devices that use UV light to sanitize your gadgets and gear or even your carpets.  (Check the links at the end of this post to read about some of these products.)  There's one potentially very germy item in your home that hasn't been [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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spigen-apple-watch-charging-stand-2

The Spigen Apple Watching Charging Stand is made of aluminum and is shaped much like the stand on the iMac or Apple Thunderbolt displays.  The actual dock is made of TPU to prevent scratching the Watch, and it cradles the magnetic charging disk that comes with the Watch.  Spigen says the dock is compatible with [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Watches, Clocks
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h2pro-waterproof-mophie-juice-pack-iphone-6

The mophie juice pack H2PRO for iPhone 6 is a external battery case, just as you expect from mophie.  It has 2750mAh, which more than doubles the battery life of the iPhone 6.  Just like other mophie cases, it can protect your phone from bumps and drops.  Unlike other mophie cases, the juice pack H2PRO meets [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Outdoor Gear
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ionic-hairbrush

I know some people have a lot of trouble with frizzy, static-y hair.  Despite my limp, fine hair, even I have trouble with static in the winter.  Hammacher Schlemmer has a hairbrush they say will reduce frizzy and flyaway hair.  The Anti-Static Ionic Hairbrush "emits negative ions that counteract the causes of static and frizz [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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kelly-moore-kate-bag-2

The Kate bag from Kelly Moore is a canvas bag with leather trim that is suitable for women or men.  Inside is a removable set of padded, adjustable Velcro dividers that create four compartments that can hold up to a 10" lens, camera body, flash, phone, batteries, and other accessories.  The sides and bottom of the bag are [...]

Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, News
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soto-pocket-torch

With the Soto PT-14SB Pocket Torch, you can transform a standard disposable lighter into a strong, wind-resistant burner with electronic ignition.  With the Soto enclosure, a lighter can produce a flame that reaches temperatures up to 2300oF (about 1300°C).  You'll be able to light stoves and lamps, solder metal, and melt snow with the torch.  Soto [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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star-wars-cases-and-skins

Today is Star Wars Day - May the fourth - but you don't have to wait for this one day per year to show your love for Star Wars.  Skinit has a line of officially-licensed Star Wars images that you can have put on a case or skin to fit your device.  Choose from 25 [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, News
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Dyson-AM07-Air-Multiplier-Bladeless-Oscillating-Fan-2

Last spring, Julie reviewed the Dyson Cool Desk Fan AM06.  She liked the cool, bladeless design of the fan, and her only "con" was the price.  For the same $299.99 that the desk fan cost, you can now get a large, floor-standing Dyson AM07 Multipler Bladeless Oscillating Fan.  This fan stands 40" tall and has Air [...]

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bruno-smartcan-trashcan

A while back, I told you about the Eye Vac that lets you throw away your dust pan because it could suck up all the sweepings using a vacuum port in its base.  The Bruno Smartcan includes a vacuum at the bottom to suck up all your sweepings, and it also serves as your 13-gallon [...]

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smart-unit-luggage-tracker-2

Smart Unit says that 90,000 pieces of luggage are mishandled and from that 3,000 pieces are definitely lost each day.  They have created a smart luggage tracker that can help you locate your luggage anywhere in the world where a cell phone GSM/GPRS network is available, even when the airline has no idea where it is. [...]

Posted in: News, Travel Gear
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cocoon-mothers-day-sale

Your mother doesn't have to be a gadget lover to appreciate an organized bag.  Cocoon Innovations sells Grid-It panels that can fit handbags, messenger bags, and backpacks.  The Grid-It panels have an overlapping matrix of elastic bands that let her fit everything from flash drives and phones to lipsticks and chewing gum into an organized [...]

Posted in: Bags, News
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naturespa-uv-fountain-for-small-dogs-2

My dog, Teddy, seems to shed year round.  That means those darn dog hairs get everywhere, even in his water bowl.  He won't drink water with hair in it, and it's a pain trying to make sure his water meets his standards so he'll drink enough during the day.  And that's with me here with [...]

Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets
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mophie-juice-pack-for-lg-g4

mophie has introduced a new juice pack protective battery case for the LG G4 smartphone.  The hardshell case is made of polycarbonate, and it has a raised bezel around the front edge to protect your screen from scratches.  Its 3450mAh battery has enough power for an 80% battery recharge for the LG G4.  Like other mophie battery [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, News
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tru-virtu-wallet-2

The TRU VIRTU Wallet Oyster Series is made of aluminum, so it can block RFID scanners from reading your cards.  It's a clamshell-style wallet that measures about 3.8" X 2.7" X 1", but it has room for cards and receipts in one compartment and cash and coins in a second.  Each compartment has its own button [...]

Posted in: News, Wallets
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