Home and Kitchen

Agatha is a cute little silicone spoon holder shaped like a witch that rests on the edge of your soup pot to keep the drips inside the pot instead of on your stove top. She also doubles as a steam release by lifting the pot lid while the potion is boiling. If Agatha rides the [...]

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If you haven't replaced all the incandescent light bulbs in your home for LED bulbs yet, what are you waiting for? LED bulbs use less energy which means you'll see a lower electric bill, they last longer than traditional bulbs and they are better for the environment. If those aren't good enough reasons for you [...]

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LED technology keeps getting more and more common. As it does, the costs keep going down, and the cycle of innovation and placing them into more and more common items continues. Sansi, through their Loftek brand, has an LED bulb that doesn't need a hub to be "group-able" and controllable from an app on your [...]

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When I was a teenager, I had acne and was self-conscience about the way I looked. I remember trying different types of cleansers, lotions, buff puff cleaning pads that exfoliated my skin, drugs perscribed by the dermatologist, and other things. Nothing much helped me back then and I'm so glad I finally grew out of [...]

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I tried the whole standing desk thing for awhile but it didn't take too long for me to realize that I prefer parking my buns in a chair while I'm working. Since I do a LOT of working, I do a LOT of sitting, so I need a comfortable chair. When RapidX asked if I would [...]

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Is one of your new year's resolutions to become more organized and tidy? The Keep Track shelving system looks like a very cool way to get a jump start on that goal. The Keep Track is a wall mounted block of alder wood that has a slot for specially designed metal plates that can be [...]

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Only one month after announcing their new wireless outdoor camera, Blink is expanding further; this time into the home security products and services space. Later this week at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, the company will be showcasing their Blink Seecurity™ systems and monthly service plans which will be available this year in [...]

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After reviewing the D-link HD WiFi Camera DCS-935L, the Zetta Z16 HD Wide Angle Intelligent Security Camcorder, and the DoorBird Video Doorbell, the overly sensitive motion detectors on the cameras of each device drove me crazy. Many security cameras also have subscription fees to store your recordings which I also find frustrating. I still wanted [...]

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In the Star Wars stories, the faithful little astromech droid R2-D2 had many gadgets to help his friends out of numerous bad situations. Brought to you by our friends at ThinkGeek, here's an R2-D2 feature we never saw in the films: a Coffee Press. Yes, Star Wars fans, R2-D2 can help infuse you with your daily [...]

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Good lighting is very important if you do a lot of reading or other activities like crafting. Overhead lights can help, but a good desk lamp can make all the difference. BenQ recently sent me their WiT e-Reading LED desk lamp to review and I think it's the best desk lamp I've ever used. Let [...]

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Back in February, I reviewed the Samsung SmartCam HD Plus and found it to be a good alternative to other popular home security cameras that are currently on the market and charge a monthly or yearly fee to use their cloud service. Samsung doesn't charge extra to use their camera. They recently sent me their SmartCam [...]

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APC Back-UPS BE850M2 review

Despite the power-hungry gadget count in my home, I don't have an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).  I just never got around to it.  Power outages aren't very common where I live.  However, my son has been doing a lot of writing for homework on the computer, and it would be a shame to lose his [...]

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The Revogi Smart Color Lightstrip,  Smart Color Lightstrip (USB version), Delite 2 Smart LED Lightbulb,  Smart Candle Light and the Smart Meter Plug;  I received all 5 of these products for review at the same time. It was a gadget reviewer’s dream early Christmas!  I’ve been wanting to add some LED lightstrips to a couple of dark [...]

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In my almost 20 years of reviewing products, this has to be the most and the largest boxes that I've ever received for one review.  What is it you ask? It's the "it bed" by Sleep Number. But Julie, you review gadgets, how is a bed a gadget? The it bed is no ordinary bed, [...]

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FOODsniffer review

Have you ever done the "does this smell funny" dance when you're preparing to fix dinner? What's that you ask? It's when you take a package of raw meat from the fridge, open it and sniff it. But instead of smelling nothing which means it's fresh and ready to cook, you smell "something". At that [...]

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