Morgan Bornstein

rollie_egg_cooker_kalorik

In a carnival world where just about everything from chicken to butter can be eaten "on a stick", it was only a matter of time before the fad made its way to your kitchen.  Now I'm not particularly talented at making eggs either, although rarely have I faced the issues plaguing these poor people.  However, who [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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balls_of_steel_02

About a year and a half ago I reviewed a set of Balls of Steel, a drink cooler with a snappy name and ties to testicular cancer research; fifteen percent of their net profits are donated towards the cause.  They recently reached out again to ask if I'd like to review their version 2.0--Balls of [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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idapt_i4_charger_03

Chances are pretty good that you have at least one universal charger already.  One was probably even given to you as a gift over the holidays from a relative who thought it sounded "techie." I may be just a little bitter because I find one in my stocking every year from my mother, and they [...]

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

I'm actually happy Harry Potter hasn't officially been made into a Monopoly game, as it deserves quite a few more bells and whistles than the standard 'opoly treatment.  Lack of an official product has given fans an opportunity to fill that void with extremely creative iterations.  I've seen impressive printable files on Pinterest over the years, [...]

Posted in: Gaming Gear, Geek Toys, News
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sony_playstation_TV

E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) kicked off this week and with it will come the "big" announcements from each of the three (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo) major video game players.  From the Sony press conference was the announcement of the Sony Playstation TV, which had been released in Japan last year, coming to North America this fall. [...]

Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
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LUNA Mini Foreo

Perhaps one of the most important beauty/maintenance regimens you can do is taking care of the skin on your face.  Everyone is prone to the occasional breakout due to clogged pores or bacteria buildup.  The Luna Mini is a skincare device that utilizes "sonic pulsations" to break up the bacteria, oil, and makeup that cause breakouts, [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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ThinkGeek Jellyfish Bouncy Chair

By now we all know that sitting at a desk all day is disastrous for our health.  It's no longer uncommon to see a stability ball tucked underneath a co-worker's desk in place of a traditional chair.  Having attempted ball-as-chair at home, my biggest complaint was that the moment I got up, the ball rolls [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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grovemade_dock_03

If your computer looks anything like mine, there are about 3-4 random charging cables dangling out of the back of it, corresponding to phones, tablets, e-readers, etc.  At the end of the day it's the same annoyance of swatting through each cable to try to find the one I need.  My desk at the moment [...]

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

What better way to encourage brushing in kids (and some adults) than by gamifying the twice a day chore?  A team of inventors is seeking crowd funding to make the Grush (Gaming-toothbRUSH) into a reality.  The toothbrush itself doubles as a motion sensing controller which pairs with a smartphone running one of the brushing games.  Games are geared [...]

Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News
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keyway_design_safari_hybrid

I became an iPhone owner just a few weeks ago, after years of disgruntled Android usage.  I'm almost embarrassed to admit that one of the key deciding factors in the switch over was the bevy of peripheral "toys" that can be added to an iPhone, including impressive case options.  I have always had my heart [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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Time for pew pew pew

arcade_wristwatch_thinkgeek

ThinkGeek is currently taking preorders for their Asteroids-inspired Classic Arcade Wristwatch.  Despite looking just like an old school arcade cabinet, complete with mini joystick, a majority of the watch is purely decorative.  Sad trombone.  The face features space rocks of different sizes for the hour and minutes hands and a space ship seconds hand.  The [...]

Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks
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canadiano_coffee

If you're a fan of the pour-over method of brewing your morning Joe, no doubt you have a trusty plastic cone and a supply of paper filters.  Each morning it's the same experience, the same tasting coffee.  What if there was a way to keep the ease of a drip coffee and at the same [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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tactical_stocking_thinkgeek

As any kid knows, the Christmas stocking is integral to the gift-receiving process, and the larger the stocking means the more presents that could be stuffed inside.  But as an adult, you're probably in need of something a little bigger, maybe more expandable, and definitely more impressive.  And how about… tactical? The MOLLE Elite Tactical [...]

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Minisuit_Bluboard_01

Several months ago, a friend of mine gave me a challenge.  It was to write a page a day, any format I wanted, as long as I was writing roughly 700 words daily.  While by no means did I ever consistently meet that goal, it did kickstart the writing bug in me again. I primarily [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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A very roar-y Christmas

improvements_dinosaur_christmas

As far as holiday decorations go, I have always been firmly in the anti giant tacky blow-up lawn ornaments camp.  Then I saw this guy and my bah humbug, Grinch-like heart grew three sizes.  This isn't just 5-foot long pre-lit stegosaurus covered in tinsel. No, it's an animated stegosaurus, and he's wearing a santa hat, scarf, [...]

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auggiedog_vacuum_01

If you have a dog, chances are you also have a few good dog doo war stories about the time the bag you were using to scoop the poop had a hole in it or the time you stepped in something right before work because the kids didn't want to pick up Spot's droppings from [...]

Posted in: Pet Gadgets, Reviews
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ostrich_pillow_junior

What started off as a "concept piece" apparently found a niche somewhere, as the oddly shaped and worn Ostrich pillow has now produced an offspring: Ostrich Pillow Junior.  This pillow is exactly the same as its big daddy, just sized smaller and in two "kid friendly" interior lining colors - red with white polka dots and [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Kid Gadgets, News
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iprop_flotsam_06

Don't be fooled by the "i" in the name, the iProp Universal Tablet Stand  (not to be confused with the other iProp iPad floor stand reviewed by Julie) is a universal tablet/smartphone stand, which my Kindle Fire has been nestled in for a few weeks now.  It is advertised to be a self-adjusting stand that reduces neck [...]

Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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Aquaponics_aquafarm_01

What if the "chores" of maintaining a fishtank and herb garden suddenly took care of themselves, allowing you more time to, well, do just about anything else?  The AquaFarm from Back to the Roots is a closed loop eco-system that does just that!  Your fish does his little fish thing on the bottom and the filter [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Pet Gadgets
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poppy_kickstarter_iphone01

This new project, recently launched on Kickstarter, should look a little familiar to any kid of the 80s.  Taking inspriration from the design of a ViewMaster and the technology behind sterographic images, Poppy is a lightweight, low cost peripheral for the iPhone that will let you produce and view 3D stills and video. Poppy works with [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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