Kathleen Chapman

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I buy a lot of merchandise from Amazon, especially electronics, gadgets and gadget accessories. There are a few tips that I've learned about saving while shopping on Amazon that I would like to share.  Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. One of those tips is to use the Camelizer extension for [...]

Posted in: News
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Many of you Star Wars fans have already enjoyed your trips to the store to pick up your new Star Wars memorabilia. Others of you may not know much about Force Friday. What is it? Force Friday is the day that retailers like the Disney Store, WalMart, Target, Amazon and Toys-R-Us have started selling new [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
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There are a lot of key racks out there to help you keep track of your keys while you're at home. Many of them are fairly commonplace, so why not get something unique; something that says something about you. This Vintage Jack Rack key rack looks like an amplifier with four audio inputs and comes [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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The ICON A5 is a brilliantly engineered new airplane for those who would love to learn to fly and own their own plane but thought that it was beyond reach. This is an amphibious Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) that can land on water as well as a normal runway. The design features of this marvel [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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I love to collect and analyze data, especially my health data. I like seeing the changes that take place as I make alterations to my exercise program or eating habits. The BodiMetrics Performance Monitor (this is how it is marketed in the United States; it is also known as the CheckMe Monitor according to Gizmodo) sounds [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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Raise your hand if you have power strip outlets that are covered up by obtrusively large or awkwardly shaped AC adapters? Yeah, me too. The Etekcity 10 pack of one-foot extension cables are what we need. These will add enough length to get those adapters out of the way to free up outlets or even [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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It's WALL•E! I just love this little guy. He goes about his business working industriously, diligently, and faithfully alone but with such a purity of heart and a cheerful attitude - and he's cute to boot! The design for this LEGO WALL•E was formulated by Angus McClane, a LEGO Ideas member and a director/animator at [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
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Texas is blazing hot in the summertime and thus many homes are sealed up tight with their air conditioners constantly running recirculating indoor air.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission on indoor air quality, In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home and Kitchen, News
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The Easybreath full-faced snorkeling mask by Tribord allows you to breathe normally through your nose while exploring the fascinating world just beneath the surface of the ocean (or the not-so-fascinating world of your pool). This is a surface snorkeling mask that uses a dry top system to prevent water from entering the snorkel due to [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
lacie-cristofle-sphere

The LaCie Sphere - designed, handcrafted, and silver plated by Cristofle's workshop in France - is a 1TB USB 3.0 hard drive that is stunning as well as practical. It comes with a software suite that will allow you to set up automatic backups for your computer (PC and Mac) and ensure that your files [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
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Wireless charging is a popular feature on many of the mobile devices available today, but the future may be over-the-air charging. Companies like Energous are working on such technology now. They have developed a product called the WattUp wire-free charging system which involves using a transmitter and receiver. A WattUp transmitter, or Power Router, sends [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Wireless
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I love the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology on my Nexus 6 phone. It significantly decreases the amount of time I spend charging my phone which is something that I have grown accustomed to. I recently purchased the Aukey CC-T1 2-Port 30W USB Car Charger with Quick Charge 2.0 to be able to use this fast [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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When you are concerned with mosquito-borne illnesses like the West Nile virus present here in Texas, finding effective ways to repel mosquitoes in addition to the standard repellent sprays (containing DEET) is of great importance. The Thermacell Mosquito Repellent appliance is an outdoor device used to repel mosquitos within a 15' x 15' area. I found [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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I consider myself an average person with an average budget for headphones (around $60 or less) and I've been fairly happy with my purchases. I've shied away from trying out more expensive ones in the stores because I haven't been prepared to spend premium dollars on them and I didn't want to spoil my blissful [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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Have you ever wondered why your cell phone is charging so slowly? Could it be an ill-suited wall charger, a bad mico-USB/lightning cable, or does your phone's battery need replacing? Maybe you've wondered if there are truly any differences between different brands of micro-USB cables or how efficient your 10,000 mAh external battery charger is [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News
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When watching movies or TV shows, I will sometimes see a character flip a big power switch and think to myself how fun it would be to do the same. Well, now it is possible. Nicksprints85 uses 3D printing to make such things as this Frankenstein Light Switch Plate, hence the switch plate is made [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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  One of my biggest organizational battles around our home is with all of our cables. To organize them I usually end up using twist ties or velcro cable wraps that make the task take longer than it should. Cable ties are good for one use, so what if I just need to let out [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Home and Kitchen, News
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In the past, the Google Translate app would allow you to snap a picture of a sign and translate it in 36 languages. But since January 2015, Translate (iOS and Android) now allows you to tap on the camera icon within the app, point your phone at any sign, menu, instruction manual, etc. and instantly [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, News, Travel Gear
aukey-qualcomm-quickcharge2-car-charger

Not all of us have the inexhaustible power of the Star Trek communicators, which is invaluable when you venture out on a five-year mission. Instead, we have to rely on chargers for our phones for the foreseeable future. We constantly demand more power and faster charging speeds, so engineers have provided us with the Aukey CC-T1 2-Port [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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Have I said how much I despise cables? They're everywhere! So any type of device that reduces the number of wires in my life is something that draws my attention, like the Vinsic Qi Wireless Charger & 10400mAh External Battery Power Bank. This is a Qi wireless charger that is also a 10400 mAh battery so [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News