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Miu Aroma Diffuser 9

About a year ago, I hopped on the essential oils bandwagon because several people I know use them for health and wellness purposes. However, I simply enjoyed the aroma and so did my kids. I've since purchased two ultrasonic diffusers, both of which have had drawbacks. One of these, the H2EO Ultrasonic Diffuser, leaves about [...]

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device-charging-end-table-2

We recently told you that Ikea has announced a line of furniture and lamps with built-in Qi chargers.  What about people who don't use Qi charging?  We want nice things, too!  Well, Hammacher Schlemmer has a Device Charging End Table that has a built-in charging station for those of us who still need to cable [...]

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pixeli5

Have you ever taken a picture and thought how wonderful it would be if you could recreate that picture as a piece of artwork? Unless you have an artist handy or are gifted with art skills yourself, the picture just stays a photograph. I've been happy to see services cropping up that will paint the [...]

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swash-express-clothing-cleaner-2

Washing clothes can make the fabric pill and the colors fade.  Dry cleaning your clothes is costly and inconvenient.  Of course, you need cleaned clothes, so what do you do?  You could use the SWASH Express Clothing Care System instead.  Hang one or two items in the SWASH, insert a SWASH Pod, and your clothes [...]

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Epiphany shower 1

Water is such a beautiful, life giving precious resource and a fascinating chemical enigma - definitely something to be conserved. One of the ways to save water is by using low-flow shower heads, however "Low flow shower heads are weak and frustrating. No wonder nobody wants them!" (just ask Kramer for you Seinfeld fans out [...]

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sesame-door-lock-2

There are a variety of ways you can open and lock your home's door without using a key.  I tried a WiFi-connected deadbolt that didn't work, no matter what type of interpretive dance I used to approach it.  I've been intrigued by other Kickstarter products that still haven't made it to market long after the [...]

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nyrius-smart-outlet

Nyrius has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new method of automating control of lamps and small appliances in your home.  The Nyrius Smart Outlet connects to an app on your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, so you don't even have to have an internet connection to use them.  So long as you are [...]

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etape16

We've just started planning for a small kitchen update.  We're replacing the countertop, replacing the flooring, and modifying a cabinet to replace the existing cooktop and wall oven with a slide-in range.  We've been taking lots of measurements, and it's a pain to take a measurement and stop to write each down so we don't forget. [...]

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uss-enterprise-sushi-set-2

All fans of both Star Trek and sushi are going to need the Star Trek USS Enterprise Sushi Set.  When you're ready to eat some sushi, remove the "warp trails" from the nacelles and you'll find they are actually BPA-free plastic chopsticks.  Lift the lid from from the ship's saucer and use it as a [...]

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dyson-cinetic-bigball-2

Dyson vacuum cleaners are extremely popular for their superior suction power and bagless design. Last year I reviewed the Dyson D65 Animal vacuum and was impressed by almost everything about it. Dyson's latest model is the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy vacuum which looks almost identical to the D65 but has a very important upgrade. It no [...]

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switchmate

If you've been thinking about swapping out all the light bulbs in your home with bulbs that can be controlled with your smartphone, I have an alternative product that you might want to consider. Switchmate, an Indiegogo crowdfunding project, is a switch that fits over your existing light switch plates by using magnets to snap onto the [...]

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grind-and-brew-coffee-maker

Most single-cup coffeemakers require you to use pre-made pods with coffee inside.  If you fill your own reusable pods, you can use your own freshly ground beans, but you have no idea how long ago the stuff in those pre-made pods was ground.  To insure you have the freshest, tastiest cup of coffee without having [...]

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eco-fill-and-eco-carafe-reusable-capsules-for-keurig-2-1

When I reviewed the Keurig 2.0 K550 Coffee Brewing System last November, the only complaint I had was that you can't use your own coffee in a reusable capsule nor can you use store-brand pods.  Green Mountain Roasters, Keurig's parent company, had put some sort of "DRM" restrictions in their new 2.0 machines so they [...]

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cuizen-pizza-oven-2

If you have teens who eat a lot of pizza, and you'd like a cheaper way to supply all this pizza other than delivery, consider the cute little Cuizen Pizza Box Oven.  It can cook up to a 12" pizza, and it works with either homemade or frozen pies.  You don't have to dirty up [...]

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efergy-ego-1

If you cringe every time a new electric bill comes in the mail and you wish there was an easy way to monitor how much power and money your appliances are using, you should check out the ego smart Wi-Fi socket from Efergy. This small module plugs in between a wall socket and the appliance [...]

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oakbottle

I don't know much (ok I don't know anything) about wine. But I do know that traditionally, the best wines have been stored in oak barrels as part of the aging process. The wooden barrels impart flavor, color and even texture to the fermenting beverage. That's for the good stuff though. If your budget is more [...]

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thelevel

A few days ago I posted a review of the Varidesk Pro Plus standing desk. I'm enjoying the versatility of this desk and the ability to easily go from standing to sitting in just a few seconds. But after a couple weeks of standing, I've started noticing some problems with my knees hurting from standing in [...]

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blue-rely-a-light-lamp

This Blue Rely-A-Light Lamp looks too pretty to be emergency lighting, but it is.  It functions as a normal reading lamp, but it has the added bonus of a USB charging port built into the base.  When you lose power, the lamp has bright LED emergency lights that switch on automatically and can stay on for up [...]

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miu-color-4

I love tea. Hot tea and iced teas are what I drink 99% of the time. When I'm home and at work, I drink from ceramic or glass mugs, neither of which are convenient to use when I need to be mobile like walking to and from meetings, etc. The MIU COLOR glass water bottle [...]

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spruce-silicone-wine-glasses

If it's ever not winter again, you'll probably plan some picnics or pool parties to take advantage of the sun and warm weather.  With the Spruce Silicone Wine Glasses, you won't have to worry about breaking the glasses should you drop one.  They are made of BPA-free, hypoallergenic food-grade silicone that is flexible, virtually unbreakable, reusable, [...]

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