Kathleen Chapman

Om One

One thing I used to daydream about as a child is having the power of levitation/telekinesis. To this day, that would be my super power if I could have one. And guess what? Now there's a LEVITATING Bluetooth speaker in the works! The OM/ONE is a small orb speaker that measures 3.6 inches in diameter [...]

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TaoTronics LED lamp 1

Who doesn't need a desk lamp? How about an energy efficient LED desk lamp? Often when I think of LED lighting, I think of the sometimes harsh blue tinted lights, but the TaoTronics Elune Dimmable LED Desk Lamp has several light settings so it is time to set my presuppositions aside and give it a [...]

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Iogear wireless matrix 1

We love our family room/den. It's the place to be in our house probably because it's a really comfortable room and most of our devices are in there: the Wii, the Chromecast, the Xbox, and our computer. One thing in particular that I have been wanting for a while is to be able to play our [...]

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Spree 1

Exercise has been an important part of my life for the past 17 years. My biggest challenge is staying motivated. I don't like gyms or running and since I exercise at home using DVD programs (Insanity, Insanity The Asylum, and Tae Bo Get Ripped Advanced), I don't have anyone to motivate me or hold me [...]

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iPunch

"We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better... stronger... faster" (cue the 6 Million Dollar Man theme). Responsive Sports has developed this exciting new sports training tool to help you improve your punching skills with the 4 ounce MMA style iPunch smart combat gloves. They have sensors incorporated [...]

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Zetta Z16 1

We live in a gated community and just a few years ago, things were stolen out of our car while it was parked in our driveway in broad daylight (we had forgotten to lock it that day). We never found out who had perpetrated the crime, but I remember wishing I had some kind of [...]

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Expert Shield 1

I have a Fujifilm X-M1 camera that I purchased not too long ago. I thoroughly enjoy using this camera and intend to take good care of it. I had been thinking about purchasing a screen protector for the LCD screen to protect it from scratches, especially when I wear the camera around my neck and [...]

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Dualit 4 Slot Lite Toaster 1

It's early in the morning. You have mouths to feed. The first round of toast comes out perfectly, but the second round? Burned! Grrr! Dualit has solved this problem. The Dualit 2 Slot and 4 Slot Lite Toasters are made with Dualit’s patented Climate Sensing Toasting Cycle technology. This technology detects the temperature of the [...]

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Revolve+ 1

Houses, even new ones, just don't come with enough outlets. Our house was built only five years ago and we constantly need power strips to provide enough outlets to power all our various gadgets and appliances. I recently bought a surge protector that I thought had rotating outlets to accommodate the various sizes of AC adapters [...]

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Logitech x300 3

Pink, pink, PINK!! This is a very pink speaker, indeed. Was that your first impression as it was mine? Anyway, to the point. I've been in the market for an ultra-portable speaker for a while now, but have not been impressed with some of the options out there for the price (it's not a pressing [...]

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Sensoria Fitness Socks 1

Do your feet hurt after exercising? It could be the way you land on your feet. How would you know how to correct that? Well, obviously you need smarter socks. The Sensoria Fitness Socks may be what your aching feet need. The material of the socks incorporates sensors that connect via Bluetooth to an anklet [...]

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RCA antenna 1b

It's been about 12 years now since we've dropped cable TV. At the time, we were living paycheck to paycheck and decided that cable (among other things) was one of those expenses that was not necessary. We bought an antenna (rabbit ears style - they were cheap) to receive over-the-air (OTA) channels and dealt with [...]

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Vessyl-1

Most of our appliances communicate with us now, so it was only a matter of time before our dinnerware did too. The Vessyl, created by a company called Mark One, is a 13 ounce cup that contains sensors which can determine the type of drink (including sodas, alcohol, smoothies, tea, coffee, etc.) as well as [...]

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MiCoach Smart Ball

Adidas has created the miCoach Smart Ball for young and adult soccer players who are serious about improving various dead ball shot skills (i.e. penalty kicks, goal kicks, corner kicks, etc.). The sensors inside the ball monitor statistics like speed, power, spin, impact points, and trajectory, which are then sent via Bluetooth 4.0 to the [...]

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Bem Boom Box 1

It's raining Bluetooth speakers! They're everywhere, aren't they? Ultra-portable Bluetooth speakers are handy to take anywhere, but they often sacrifice audio quality for size. If you don't mind porting around a larger Bluetooth speaker, you can then become a little more discerning when it comes to the sound quality. The Bem Wireless Boom Box is [...]

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PlantLink review

PlantLink 1A

I wonder if there is a Plant Killers Anonymous organization out there. If so, I would definitely be a member. "Hello, My name is Kathleen, I'm a biologist and I kill plants." As a college student I studied mostly animal biology and didn't focus on plant studies. At the time I thought, "Seriously, what does [...]

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Nymi 1

Most of us have so many logins and accounts with passwords that it has become necessary to use password managers just to keep them all straight. The obvious intention for all of these passwords is to make sure you are who you say you are before you are granted access. Nymi, a new biometric authentication [...]

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CableBox 1

Who doesn't have an absolute mess of cables around their entertainment center and desk? But the CableBox from Bluelounge has a "Why didn't I think of that?" design for organizing (or hiding) your tangled mess of cables. The box and easily removable lid are made of fire retardant plastic and is 15.6" long x 6" [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
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Soniclean 10

A sonic vacuum cleaner?! No way! Yes way! When the opportunity came to test a sonic vacuum cleaner, the Soniclean VTplus Upright, I was intrigued and so I jumped at the chance to review it. And let's just face it - most people don't like to clean, but since it is a necessary task, we [...]

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IDAPT Universal Charger

At one time or another throughout a day, desk space can easily become cluttered with gadgets galore sitting and charging (has anyone seen the mouse?). Rediscover the surface of your desk with the IDAPT Wireless Charger i4w Qi. When using this charger, you will use only a small amount of space to charge up to [...]

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