Janet Cloninger


Although I carry gear, I don't carry a typical gear bag.  I don't go to an office, so I don't need a bag big enough to hold a laptop and other job necessities.  I just need a bag big enough to carry what I'll need while I'm out.  I have some bags big enough to [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews

Most single-cup coffeemakers require you to use pre-made pods with coffee inside.  If you fill your own reusable pods, you can use your own freshly ground beans, but you have no idea how long ago the stuff in those pre-made pods was ground.  To insure you have the freshest, tastiest cup of coffee without having [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

When I reviewed the Keurig 2.0 K550 Coffee Brewing System last November, the only complaint I had was that you can't use your own coffee in a reusable capsule nor can you use store-brand pods.  Green Mountain Roasters, Keurig's parent company, had put some sort of "DRM" restrictions in their new 2.0 machines so they [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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We've already seen a couple of charging stands for the Apple Watch before it's even available to pre-order, but neither of those can touch the CalypsoTimeless charger for sheer elegance.  The TimelessMoment will be handcrafted in Europe of premium Italian leather.  It will incorporate the Watch's own charging disk, and the charging cable will fit seamlessly under [...]

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

We know that mophie makes protective phone cases with built-in backup batteries, and they also make battery packs that you can carry in your gear bag or on a keychain to charge all your mobile gear.  Did you know that mophie also makes AC wall chargers?  They have two models that you can use at home [...]

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

Even the cheapest Apple Watch isn't inexpensive, so you want to make sure you take care of it every moment.  Why risk it getting scratched while it's laying on your bedside table charging every night?  Twelve South's HiRise for Apple Watch will keep your Watch safely out of harm's way above the table top, and [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Watches, Clocks
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If you have teens who eat a lot of pizza, and you'd like a cheaper way to supply all this pizza other than delivery, consider the cute little Cuizen Pizza Box Oven.  It can cook up to a 12" pizza, and it works with either homemade or frozen pies.  You don't have to dirty up [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Typing on a touchscreen is more difficult that typing on normal keyboards because the smooth, flat screen offers you no physical clues to let you know if you've even touched a key as you type.  The Phorm case changes that by overlaying physical clues on the touchscreen when you need it.  Slide a switch on the [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

The Satechi GoMate Waterproof Case has a double waterproof seal to keep your smartphone safe in wet environments.  The GoMate case is IPX-8 waterproof standard level-certified, which means it can withstand submersions in up to 20 feet of water, so you know it will keep your phone protected from "water, dirt, snow, and mud while swimming, [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, News
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This toy from ThinkGeek puts a new spin on Frisbee and other flying disk toys.  It has a 10" disk, and the secondary hull is 14" x 4.75" x 4.5".  When you toss the disk, it drags the rest of the starship along as it spins and flies through the air.  It's made of space-age plastic and [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News

Winter's not quite over yet, and you can count on the Audio Trapper Hat to keep your ears warm.  You can also count on the hat to keep the tunes flowing, because it has built-in speakers in the ear flaps.  It has a retractable audio cable that will work with any device with a 3.5mm [...]

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

When you have a place for everything, it's easier to see when everything is in its place.  And you'll be less likely to reach to destination and find that you've forgotten something very important - like your pants for the week.   Rise Gear bags incorporate a patent-pending collapsible shelving system that makes packing a [...]

Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
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If you're using those multi-blade cartridges to shave, you know how expensive they can be.  Wouldn't it be nice to be able to get more smooth, comfortable shaves from each cartridge?  The Blade Buddy promises that it will keep your blades sharp for months, greatly extending the number of shaves you get from each cartridge [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News

Imagine your dog sporting a collar and leash in Star Trek Command gold, Sciences blue, or Engineering red!  The Star Trek Uniform Collars also have a hang-tag with the matching Starfleet insignia and a Star Trek Original Series logo on the buckle.  The collars are all $9.95 each, and they are available in small to [...]

Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

I had a mophie juice pack air (I hate when products and companies use lower-case names, but that's how they spell it) for my iPhone 5.  I loved having it on my phone, because I didn't have to worry about running out of power unexpectedly.  My daughter and husband had cases for their iPhones, too. [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

The Instant Photo Printing Camera brings back the days of the old Polaroid cameras that shot out a piece of photo paper so you could watch your photo develop right before your eyes.  I don't think you'll watch these develop, but using "a self-developing high-speed film, the camera produces a vibrant, scrapbook-worthy 2.5" H x [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News

The ChargeHub 7-Port USB Universal Charging Station can charge up to seven of your devices simultaneously using only one power supply.  It's only 3.5" in diameter and 1.5" thick, but it can provide 2.4A per port up to a total of 44W.  Its SmartSpeed™ Technology provides optimal charge for virtually any USB device (based on type [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

I used to be the cold one, but now my daughter is the family member who feels like she lives in an ice box.  She always wants the heat turned up or the air conditioner turned off in the car, while her dad and I are sweltering.  I need to get her the Trillium Worldwide Car [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News
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Beginning March 20, AT&T will exclusively offer the Modio LTE Case for all three versions of the iPad mini that will add access to AT&T's 4G LTE network to WiFi-only minis.  In addition to giving you a secure LTE connection, the folio case also "comes with expandable memory (up to 32GB) so that you can bring [...]

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

The Olde Book Messenger Bag may look like an old leather-bound book, but it's actually a messenger bag that can hold up to a 15" MacBook.  It has a 100% polyurethane outer, 100% polyester lining, bronze-colored findings, and gold details.  The bag has a grab handle on top and a removable shoulder strap that adjusts from [...]

Posted in: Bags, News