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scrabble_magnet

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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ipod_bike_mount

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

cool_collar

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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shojiscreen

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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crustcutter

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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gloveradar

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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Agora Internet TV Portal from Kogan

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

sportmp3

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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pirled_back

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

In relation to creepy hand.  (Creepy hand not included)

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

hey_thats_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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iphone_sim

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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amazing_rake2

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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smartcrutch

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

macegun

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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awpillow

I found this on the Hammacher Schlemmer site -- "The Always Cool Pillow", $90.  I've tried a cool pillow that was on sale at a certain drug store a while ago that but was disappointed in it-- you had to fill it with water and listen to sloggying noises (not to mention getting your head [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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tapi_3

The Tapi from DreamFarm adds a water fountain capability to your regular tap.   Just squeeze-n-snort. It doesn't impede the normal flow and comes in a range of colors. $5 [Via OhGizmo!]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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Place a bone in the cup to help get the Bach used to it.  (The Bach moves fast.)

I wanted my dog to actually write the review for the Shapoopie trial period we experienced, but he kept misspelling all the words and it was hard to read.  Example paragraph he typed: So I let him draw some of the illustrations instead. In short, the  Shapoopie ($24.95) is a collapsible poo catcher.  You carry [...]

Posted in: Pet Gadgets, Reviews
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Wow check out the most expensive flight -- also the longest layover.

Hey I found this on Lifehacker, Hipmunk gives you a gantt-chart view of flights at a glance. Thanks to Lifehacker

Posted in: News
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What is That?

Shot of the cup from the bottom -- looks like a mask from "Silence of the Lambs"

What is that? Do you have a guess?

Posted in: Miscellaneous
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Scan from a magazine.  The size of the page was a little large for the scanner and it was difficult to scan vertically due to the binding of the magazine.

I have an e-book reader I'm finding that I want to put everything that I have that is on paper into the device: books, magazine articles, users/owners manuals, cheat-sheets, blah, blah and blah.  But after spending several hours scanning an out-of-print book that was falling apart using my standard Epson desktop scanner a few weeks [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, eBook Readers, Reviews
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sew

So, now that you've spent a few months now with your iPads.  So let's hear what you have to say about them! So? So is the battery life ok for you? So is it heavy or awkward to hold on to when you are in full couch-potato slouch? So does it get hot in your [...]

Posted in: iOS
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Shapoopie!

Looks like a golf club, but the Shapoopie works with the other kinds of divots.

What's more fun than scooping up poo on your dog walk?  Doing it with a new gadget.  The Shapoopie ($25) is a telescoping rod with a fetch pocket (ahem) at the very end.  Position the device under the uh, hot spot (ahem) and voila -- no bending, scraping, squatting (er uhm well you know what [...]

Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets
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rf_ltd_action

Hate laptop desks because most of them force you to use the useless touchpad or run your mouse over a fluffy arm rest?  Hate laptop desks because most of them are just a big blob of wood or plastic that just takes up space?  Looking for a laptop desk that isn't too bad?  Interested in [...]

Posted in: Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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What is this?

Sloppie photo-shop art not included

Hint: I found this at a real brick-n-mortar store and have never seen it again.  Too bad, cause it works pretty well. What do you think it is?

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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