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Mistbox review

mistbox-4

It's July in southern Indiana which means it's hot and humid outside. But this year it's worse because there's a heat dome over us and while both we and the corn in the fields are sweating, air conditioning units are working overtime to keep our homes cool and comfortable. AC units use a lot of [...]

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IQAir_HealthPro_Plus_4

Pollen, pet dander and spores: These are the bane of the existence of anyone with asthma and allergies. But be prepared to breathe easier: The IQAir HealthPro Plus removes 99.97% of pollutants including VOCs, particulate matter and ultra-fine particles, which are the most insidious because they can be breathed into your lungs and go directly [...]

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eureka-shower-idea-board

Wait, don't laugh and don't hit the back button on your browser. I know the image of a whiteboard mounted in the shower looks goofy, but stop and think about the times that you've had a great idea while showering, only to forget the thought as soon as you finished washing your ears. Ideas can [...]

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grillight

BBQ masters with nocturnal grilling tendencies will no longer need to juggle a flashlight in one hand while flipping burgers with the other if they use the Grillight Grilling Spatula. Made of restaurant grade stainless steel, this two-in-one meat flipper is also a flashlight too. It features a bright high powered LED in the handle [...]

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nest-outdoor

After years of offering one of the most popular indoor security cameras, Nest has introduced the Nest Cam Outdoors. This weatherproof camera has been designed for outdoors installations which means you'll finally be able to see what's going on at night. That's the biggest complaint that I have with all the indoor security cameras that [...]

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mistbox

I don't know where you live, but here in Southern Indiana, electricity bills this time of year tend to soar due to heavy use of air conditioner units. Keeping your home cool is a must when humidity levels are high and temps are in the 90's. How can you optimize your AC unit to save [...]

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foobot-1

Do you ever wonder about the air quality in your home? I do because I happen to live right near a major highway. I wanted to know how healthy the air is inside my home so Foobot graciously allowed me to test their Foobot air quality monitor. In a nutshell, the device lumps air quality [...]

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venstar-colortouch-01

I have been using a Venstar ColorTouch thermostat since reviewing one almost 6 years ago. I still like using it, but when it comes to features, it has lagged behind the big guys in the thermostat market like Nest. I'm happy to announce that Venstar has added new capability to their line of ColorTouch programmable [...]

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tado

If you own an in-window, wall hanging or portable air conditioning unit, it is probably controlled with a handheld remote. Handy, yes. But Gadgeteer worthy, no. You can change that with the tado° Smart AC Control which gives your semi-dumb AC unit IoT (Internet of Things) super powers that are IFTTT and Amazon Echo compatible. [...]

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egloo

I know it's summer right now and some locations here in the US are over 100°F in the shade, but it will be winter before we can turn around. Winter brings colder temps and high fuel bills. Instead of using a space heater to combat the chill, you might want to consider an Egloo. Although [...]

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ring-doorbell-3

The home appliances that we use every day continue to evolve as technology is improved. We have washers and dryers that can automatically contact the vendor when there is a hardware issue, refrigerators that are connected to the internet and thermostats that we can program with our phones. But the doorbell hasn't evolved with the rest [...]

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evodesk

The popularity of standing desks continues to grow, but there's one thing about these computer accessories that can be annoying to most users... the method of adjusting them up and down. Customizing the height as you fiddle with knobs or hinged locking mechanisms can be awkward and dangerous if you're not paying attention to what [...]

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max-one

Do you have multiple smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home? If not, stop reading this and go buy some. Then come back and finish reading this article. If you've installed several throughout your home, then good job. Your family is now protected. Or are they? Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can mean [...]

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dlink-DCS-8200LH

Are you one of the millions of people who use a wireless camera to keep an eye on your home and property when you can't physically be there? How did you decide which camera to buy when there are so many on the market to choose from? I've lost count of all the security cameras [...]

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Bellini_25

The Bellini Kitchen Master is kind of like a really gorgeous guy you always imagined would be the perfect boyfriend till he became your boyfriend, and you realized he wasn’t so perfect, though you still felt you needed to believe it because of all the wonderful packaging. Besides, everybody says he’s wonderful, so it really [...]

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