Home and Kitchen

pantelligent

Cooking is fun if you know what you're doing. But if you are a cooking novice, it can be an anxiety and smoke filled nightmare. Can a special frying pan help you learn to cook? Only if it comes with Gordon Ramsay attached to it you might think. The Pantelligent Smart Frying Pan doesn't come [...]

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samsung-smartcam-4

Samsung isn't a name that normally comes to my mind when I think about security cameras brands, so I was surprised when I was offered the chance to review their SmartCam HD Plus. Since this camera is made by Samsung, it has to be good right? Let's find out if Samsung is the next big thing in wireless security cameras. [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
moso-natural-air-purifying-bag

Get rid of strange smells in your clothes, gym bag, closets, car, or bathroom using the Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag. This bag contains non-toxic natural Moso bamboo charcoal which covers an area of 90 square feet and absorbs odors, pollutants, allergens and excess moisture from the air. It needs to be recharged once per [...]

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Clockall

Have you ever wondered what the babysitter is doing while you're gone, or maybe you have a loved one in a nursing home and you think the care might be lacking?  If so, then this little spy camera may be just the thing for you.  Disguised as a mini alarm clock, this  2.2" tall by [...]

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nessie

These ladles appear to be named after the Loch Ness Monster of the Scottish Highlands, but they remind me more of Dino the dinosaur from the Flintstones cartoons. Either way, they are cute as heck and will bring a smile to the face of anyone who uses one. Available through the Animi Causa Boutique, these [...]

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illumibowl

Many people use nightlights to avoid having to stumble around in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. However, nightlights remain on throughout the night using up unnecessary electricity and some are a little too bright and may disturb your sleep. And no one enjoys turning on the bathroom light in the middle [...]

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LEDs are working their way into everything - vehicle headlamps, flashlights, outdoor lighting, holiday decorations, kids toys, and our light sockets. With the advent of computers in offices over the past few decades, desktop task lighting has grown and expanded, so it's only natural that the cool, low-energy, relaxing light of these devices should invade [...]

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ezviz-minicube

Recently at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, EZVIZ the company who makes the Ezviz 720p Indoor Mini Wi-Fi Camera that I reviewed a few months ago, launched several more home WiFi security cameras to add to their product line up. The new EZVIZ Mini+ features 1080p HD resolution and 2-way audio which the Mini didn't [...]

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Nanoleaf Bloom LED bulb review

nanoleaf bloom-05

"Want to dim your lights but don’t have a dimmer switch installed? Too bad! Until now."  That's the tagline of the Nanoleaf Bloom, an odd-looking LED bulb that you can dim just by flicking a switch.  How does this work?  Let's find out. DON'T MISS: LOFTEK Outdoor/Indoor Rechargeable LED Light review Yes, it's shaped like a [...]

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high-protein-baking-cricket-flour

For those of you who enjoyed the news posts on the insect rearing gadgets that you can use in your home to raise your own insect food (Farm 432: Farming insects for food to feed the future and The Hive: Farming insects to feed the future part 2), but were not quite ready to make the [...]

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power-pet-door

Many people install pet doors so that their pets can take care of business without having to wait on their owners. However, many pet doors may not be energy efficient and are not secure. The Power Pet Door by High Tech Pet aims to eliminate the problems of other pet doors. This door slides up [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News, Pet Gadgets
foscam-fi9900p-1

Cloud based security cameras like the Nest Cam, Logitech's Logi Circle cam, the FLIR FX security camera and others are very popular because they are easy to setup, have a mobile app and don't require special wiring to use them. Then there are wireless IP cameras like those from Foscam that are also easy to [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Home and Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
darth-vader-humidifier

Our family is in the midst of battling a fearsome foe: the dreaded respiratory virus. It's bad enough having to deal with the fever, aches, chills, and chest congestion but then we have to breathe the bone dry air. After a fitful night's sleep, in the morning, it can make you feel like you've been [...]

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echo-simplecontrol

If you've dreamed of being able to control your home with just your voice, Simple Control and an Amazon Echo will give you that power. Imagine sitting on the couch and being able to turn on the TV just by saying "Alexa, tell Simple Control to turn on the TV" or being able to turn [...]

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gourmia-gta2500-2

I love fried foods, but I know they aren't healthy for me. Is there a way to have the same flavor, taste and texture of your favorite fried foods without all the unhealthy oil and grease that goes along with them? The Gourmia GTA2500 air fryer, roaster and cooker has that claim. They offered to [...]

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dlink_DCS-2630L-1

Years ago, the Dropcam security cameras in many ways brought easy to setup home monitoring to the mainstream consumer. But today we find ourselves with more choices than we know what to do with and sadly all too many of those come with a monthly subscription fee to store and/or view past footage of events. Though not so [...]

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selfie-toaster

What's better than a piece of hot bread browned to perfection and then slathered with butter, jelly or peanut butter? A piece of toast with your face burned into it of course! Say hello to the Selfie Toaster, the next big thing in bread branding gadgets. That's not a thing? Well, now it is. You're [...]

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cleverloop-1

Do you have a wireless security camera setup for your home so that you can keep an eye on your loved ones and property when you're not physically there? I've reviewed quite a few cameras over the years but have kept a Dropcam setup at my house for several years now. When Dropcam was bought [...]

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thinkboard

We used to have a bad habit of buying meat, sticking it in the refrigerator and forgetting about it until it was spoiled. I finally got tired of wasting money and bought a small dry erase board that I mounted on the kitchen wall next to the refrigerator. Now we make sure to write down [...]

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superhero-bookend

Book lovers who are also fans of comic books and superheros will appreciate this unique superhero bookend from Animi Causa. This bookend has been designed to provide a visual effect of books that almost ready to fall over, but the actual bookend is really an angled steel support. By placing a softbound book cover over [...]

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ML03

I hate keys!  I've replaced all of the entry locks at my house and summer cabin with either touchscreen or push button locks.  Up until now, I  didn't find a viable alternative to the padlocks I have to secure my property around the house or at work.  The Master Lock Bluetooth Smart Padlock has made [...]

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Umbra Shift Hanging chair

Although I do not watch as much commercial television as I once did, my new favorite type of shows lately are the ones where people are moving into smaller houses or living spaces. Watching how people downsize and try to get the most out of every inch of space can become a puzzle, and I [...]

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KJB-security-bluetooth-speaker-1

Keeping your family safe is a pretty high priority.  Luckily, you have lots of ways to do that, from home security systems, to video cameras, to smartphone apps that help you keep track of where everyone is, and many more cool technology tools.  Add to that list the Zone Shield WiFi Security Bluetooth speaker (herein [...]

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kidde remote lync 08

First it was portable USB chargers, then Bluetooth speakers.  Lately I'm seeing a lot of "web" cameras designed as security or monitoring devices.  Today I've got the Kidde RemoteLync Smart Home Camera to try out. Wait, Kidde?  Yes, the people that make safety devices such as fire extinguishers and smoke detectors.  But a home security camera? [...]

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brother-printer-1

Being part of the Gadgeteer team has been absolutely awesome. Having the opportunity to test cool, new gadgets has been the experience of a lifetime. However, as great as it is being part of the team, it does come with one big problem....clutter. I was never a terribly organized person before, but now it looks [...]

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