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

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
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
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

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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
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

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 [...]

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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

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

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
The Fuel Doctor slips into the cigarette lighter of the vehicle

The FuelDoctor FD-47 is a device that can help increase fuel economy by conditioning electrical signals (e.g., aberrant noise, harmonics, spikes).  It consists of a set of electronics filters encapsulated in a shell that is inserted into the cigarette lighter of the car.  The concept is sound:  filter out transient spikes and help the electronic [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
TCPW at work -- again, didn't notice it, no problems, not heavy, did not worsen car pool tunnel syndrome, etc.

The Thrifty Cell Phone watch ($80 and the price keeps dropping) is one of the first viable (i.e. affordable, portable) cell phone watches I'd seen in a while.  While not for everyone, the concept offers an easy way to carry a phone without really carrying it.  It's a nifty idea but is not something for [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Watches and Clocks

The new release of the Amazon Kindle firmware, 2.5, was downloaded to my Kindle DX the other day.   (It has been steadily downloaded to Kindles over the past several weeks.  If you own a Kindle, just turn on the wireless mode and then choose the Sync & Download New Items  option.)  Among other things, [...]

Posted in: eBook Readers, News

If you have a need to monitor the activities of your nanny, house sitter, house cleaner, or other part-time guests and need a no-brainer contraption to do so, the motion-activated SD-V03 Color Spy Camera from Spy Gadgets can do the duty.  While I don't have a need to monitor my kids' nanny, I do have [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews, Watches and Clocks

Is it me or do I keep hearing the same stuff on satellite radio, no matter what channel I land on?  As Steve Earle would ask " . . . is there any body out there one-two-three on the satellite radio . . ."  Some great tunes out there, no doubt, but, considering that there [...]

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