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I saw this on BookOfJoe and thought it could be fun to exercise some literary talent while waiting for my bagel to thaw out in the micro. This could be a fun thing for the office fridge too.  As we run to the magical mystical appliance this weekend looking for gobble left overs, why not [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Home and Kitchen, News
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Although you would be hard pressed to find it on their site, the Ozaki iPod bicycle mount could be a nice addition to help make your commute on Ride Your Bike to Work Day enjoyable.  It's a bit pricey ($50) but for those who live by the iPod it appears to be a solid holder [...]

Posted in: iOS, News
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Keep Fido Cool

You've probably seen those cloth neck coolers for bipeds and I bought one for my dog last year but of course it would not stay on: you have to tie it like a scarf and with one swoop of his paw my dog could strip if off faster than the Gentle Leader.  The people variety [...]

Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets
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I actually saw one of these in action at my company and thought I'd share with others who are trapped in a cube farm just like in a bad Dilbert strip. It reminded me of a Shoji screen presented on all the chic home-improvement shows, but a Modular Privacy Wall is meant for The Office.  [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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My parenting or kid-monitoring skills are simplistic: just shut 'em up if there is little or no work on my part.  These crust cutters (this one available from Amazon, $7) is the type of gadget that fulfills that philosophy. For anyone who just doesn't want to deal with crust (pie crust not included, of course), [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Kid Gadgets, News
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This looks kind of cool for us sedentary office nerds whose only social interaction is on a company-sponsored softball team that is run by the jocks of the company and only allow nerds to play catcher or left field or some other innocuous invisible position and . . .   oops, sorry TMI. Anyway, the GloveRadar [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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From the land down under (OK, now I'll be thinking of that song all day...) comes the Kogan Agora Internet TV Portal" which promotes the invention I dreamed up (OK wished for in an inebriated state) ten years ago:  Easy Internet connection to your television. "Yah, I can do that with my WII"; or "Yah [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News
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Wesent MP3 Headphones Review

I've been on the prowl for an inexpensive MP3 player headset and didn't realize how hard it actually is to find one.  One that I found and looked promising:  the Wesent-860 headphones offered by Brando.   These gadgets allow you to listen to your audio files without getting tangled in cords, which is great for walking [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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Got a dark cabinet or kitchen sink counter?  Me too.  Maybe trying to catch a mouse scrounging around at 3AM?   Me too. Wish that you had a light for your scary closet that would work like your refrigerator light and are too much of a total klutz to wire up a real light?  Me too. [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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Arctic K381 Keyboard Review

You're probably in the same boat, or cube anyway, when it comes to keyboards.  I've tried a variety and thought the Arctic K381 which claims to be "perfect for comfortable typing" and allows "continuous typing without fatigue" was worth a try. The keyboard comes from a company called  Arctic Cooling so at first I thought [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
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Hey That’s Neat

This is actually a hummingbird feeder.  I thought it was neat because it doesn't look like the standard plastic-y looking run-of-the-mill feeder.  It's a little late in the season where I am to expect many visitors, but I found it at WallyWorld for about $12, but I also see it on the HomeDepot site and [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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I'm just the messenger here.  I don't have an iPhone (GASP!) but  if I were in the market I would take a double take at this dual SIM card adapter (seen on SlipperyBrick), especially given the posts I've seen that describe adapting a SIM card for the iPhone via a pair of scissors.  Anyway, we [...]

Posted in: iOS, News
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Yeah, yeah, I hate raking leaves too.  Actually raking is not the hard part. Transferring them to trash bags is probably the worst aspect.  This rake from the ImprovementsCatalog ($40) looks interesting.  Just like a pooh-scooper (but without the grossness) this rake swoops and scoops. I've tried snow shovels, cardboard boxes, bear claws (which really [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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This is a product I hope to never have to review, but for anyone with mobility issues, it does look like a better way to help you get around.  Plus it comes in hot pink, how bad could it be? This is the SmartCrutch, an ergonomic crutch with a multitude of adjustable settings (perfect for [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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Mace Pepper Spray Gun

For the third time in a month, my dog has been attacked by other dogs (unleashed) while out on our walks.  I started carrying a pepper sprayer after the second incident but this last time I could not get it whipped out fast enough, determine where the nozzle was, and could not fumble for the [...]

Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets
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