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the-butler-2

Hang The Butler on the wall in your foyer or mudroom, and he'll be at the ready to hold your gear when you get home.  The top is made to hold you wallet and keys.  Slide the walnut strip to the side, and a Samsung Galaxy or iPhone (up to 5.5" tall x 2.9" wide x [...]

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icecap-wine-cooler

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of wanting a glass of wine but the one you want isn't at the proper serving temperature, you don't have to resign yourself to an improperly served beverage.  You can chill and aerate a serving of wine as you pour it with the Icecap.  Keep the Icecap [...]

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2-drawer-toolbox-fridge-1

This little fridge looks like those iconic Craftsman tool boxes from Sears.  It would look great in your workshop or man or woman cave, or just anywhere you want it if you love red as much as I do.  The 2-Drawer Toolbox Fridge stands 17.25" wide x 20" deep x 30.75" tall and weighs 63 pounds.  It [...]

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cinnabird

You've probably seen pictures of coffees with the beautiful decorations on top made from the foamed milk, haven't you?  You don't get those at just any coffee shop, and if you're like me, you won't be able to make anything like that at home, either.  With the CinniBird Spice Pen, even I might be able [...]

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Even though we've lived in our new place for just over a year now, we still don't have enough artwork on the walls.  I'm trying to find some Mid-century prints and metal art for the walls, but I still like to leave room for pictures of loved ones.  When Picture It On Canvas offered The [...]

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maverick-chef-tunes-thermometer

If you have a tiny kitchen like mine, every item on the countertop has to have earned its place there.  The Maverick Chef Tunes Bluetooth Speaker and Roasting Thermometer does quadruple duty, so it would be worthy of the 12" x 2.5"  x 3.5" of counter it would require.  The Chef Tunes is a Bluetooth [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Home, Kitchen, News, Watches, Clocks
infantech

We have reviewed quite a few surveillance cameras for your home like the DropCam, but this is the first camera I've seen that has been designed especially for use inside your car. No, the InfantTech Always in View Baby Monitor is not a dashcam which points outside your windshield to record your driving adventures, this [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Car Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
OSRAM-ULTRA-01

Be careful what you wish for…! I volunteered to check out a new line of LED dimmable household bulbs from OSRAM SYLVANIA, wondering at the time where I would test them. Almost immediately, light bulbs that had lasted fifteen years began to burn out all over the house! I no longer had to worry about [...]

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gifts-for-coffee-tea-drinkers

Today is Black Friday, the official beginning of the holiday shopping season.  Coming up with gift ideas for everyone can be difficult, but here are a couple of ideas for the coffee and tea lovers. The Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker has everything that the coffee lover needs to make a perfect cup of [...]

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doxie

If you're anything like me, you probably have drawers full of receipts, bills, forms, and more. Every year around tax time I grumble about the fact that I haven't kept better track of my receipts. I end up spending most of a day sorting through them and entering everything in a spreadsheet. Afterwards I'm left [...]

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pepsi-homemade-sodastream

Well, you can make Pepsi at home if you are lucky enough to live in the test area.  Pepsi and SodaStream have announced a joint project called Pepsi Homemade.  You'll carbonate water using your SodaStream, and then you add one of the Pepsi or Sierra Mist Homemade 0.5L flavor caps create your own drink. Right [...]

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framewraps

Adding or changing the artwork on your walls can be an expensive project. Even if you use your own images, you still have to get the pictures matted and framed, which is not cheap. Then there's the problem with doing it all over again when you start growing tired of looking at the same images on [...]

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ikea-fixa-tool-kit

Julie's post about the clever but expensive Strelka tool kit yesterday reminded me of my favorite little tool kit.  Although my husband has a nice kit that has more expensive tools than this little kit from Ikea, the Fixa 17-piece tool kit has everything that we need to use for most of the things we do around [...]

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strelka-toolbook

I have a large Craftsman toolbox in my garage that contains all manner of screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers and more. But not everyone has a garage or room for such a collection of tools. The Strelka ToolBook is a toolbox that stores in your home on the book shelf. You might be thinking that you don't [...]

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candle-lantern

If you have a Caframo Limited JOI Candle Powered Lamp, the next time the power goes out you won't have to scurry around looking for batteries to feed your flashlights. The Caframo is a small lantern with 8 LEDs that doesn't require batteries, charging, solar power or dynamo power. All it needs is one small [...]

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keurig-2-point-0-27

Keurig coffee brewing systems have been around for a while now.  There have been a lot of models over the years, but they remained pretty much the same.  They still only brewed a single cup at a time.  They all used the little pre-filled K-Cups available in a wide variety of flavors and brands.  If [...]

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OxyLED-lamp-1a

I just love the concept of LEDs. They save so much on energy and energy costs, run at a much cooler temperature than other lighting options (cool!), work forever (well okay, so not forever, but a REALLY long time), and now they have a softer yellow light available in lamps - take my money! The [...]

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chillsner

Is there anything worse than drinking a beverage that's less than frosty and tasty?  I think not, and the creators of the Chillsner agree, too.  The Chillsner's stainless-steel frame is filled with a proprietary non-toxic thermal gel; you keep it in the freezer until you need it.  When you're ready for a beer, just insert [...]

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saffron-drift-light-bulb-3

Sleep is very important to health.  If you don't get sufficient sleep, you'll find yourself unable to deal easily with everyday life, because lack of sleep can negatively impact your emotional state and your mental acuity.  With long-term sleep disruption, you'll also increase your chances of developing life-threatening illness, like diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. [...]

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bottle-caps

Once you've opened those old-fashioned soda bottles or a beer bottle, there's not usually a good way to keep a cover on your drink while you're finishing it.  These Linden Sweden Bottle Caps will snap on the open bottle and keep the fizz in.  They're also a great way to keep insects out of the drink at [...]

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