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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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ikea-qi-wireless-charging-line

IKEA just announced they will be introducing a new line of bedside tables, lamps, and desks with Qi chargers built-in.  The wireless charging furnishings will be available in Europe and North America beginning this April, with global availability soon after.  You can read the entire press release at PRNewswire.  Check the IKEA website for availability information [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Home, Kitchen, News, Wireless
neurio

If the thoughts of turning your "dumb" home into a smart home sounds appealing but also too expensive and too daunting, consider Neurio. Instead of connecting individual sensors to all of your main appliances, Neurio is one sensor that installs into your home's electrical panel (no cutting or disconnecting wires is required). This one sensor uses [...]

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sun-joe-multi-angle-pole-chainsaw

Whether you're cleaning out broken branches from the recent winter storms or planning to clean up and shape some trees this spring, the Sun Joe Electric Multi-Angle Telescopic Pole Chain Saw might help you with your work.  This Sun Joe saw has a 6.5A motor that can power through up to 7.5" diameter branches (depending on type of [...]

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Digit

According to a poll from Bankrate.com, over 30% of Americans are not saving for retirement. If you are among them, you may find Digit to be just what you need to get started. By linking the Digit service to your checking account, every few days it will analyze your income and spending history and then [...]

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wicked-cool-toys-girl-scout-cookie-oven

Never again will you have to wait months until you can sink your teeth into a Thin Mints cookie!  This fall, Wicked Cool Toys will introduce a Girl Scouts Cookie Oven and refill packs so you can bake your own Girl Scouts Cookies anytime you want.  The oven is reminiscent of an Easy Bake Oven. [...]

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allure-energy

When I upgraded my old fashioned "dumb" thermostat to a programmable / smartphone controllable thermostat a few years ago, it was a huge leap in convenience because I was able to program it to automatically turn the furnace down while I was at work during the day. It would then automatically turn the heat up [...]

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brazen-plus-coffeemaker-13

It seems that everybody I know has a single-cup coffeemaker these days.  Some have espresso machines, some have coffee machines, but everybody seems to have gone the single cup route.  That's great when you only drink a cup or two a day, but it's not so great when you have guests over.  You'll be standing [...]

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aluminyze2015-11

Roughly two years ago, I reviewed Aluminyze's photo printing product:  My own digital image printed on sturdy aluminum.  At the time, I chose a glossy finish.  I was given an opportunity to try something different. As before, there are only a few simple steps, but so many more options to choose from.  Now you can [...]

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cork-globe

Marking your travels by sticking a pushpin into a flat paper map is so passe!  Now you can mark your past and future travels directly on this 10” cork globe illustrated with simplified but clearly drawn continents and countries.  The globe is supported on a stainless steel base, and it even comes with some pins to [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Geek Toys, Home, Kitchen, News
levenger-sit-to-stand-rolling-workstation

If you'd like to have a convertible sit-to-stand desk for your home but don't have a lot of room to dedicate to a work station, Levenger's Sit-to-Stand Rolling Workstation should be considered.  Like many of the laptop work desks I've seen at Levenger, this desk has a generous desktop (28" wide X 18.75" deep) that [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Laptops and Gear, News
doorbird

The DoorBird is a smartphone connected doorbell that will allow you to see who is at your door with a 180° motion detecting camera. Receive alerts on up to eight iOS or Android devices when someone is at your door and then see and talk to them through the app even if you're not at [...]

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usb-touchlight

The USB Touchlight is a small pendant light that is powered by any USB power source, even a battery pack.  Turn the light on/off and toggle it through three lighting levels by pressing on the patent-pending lens.  You can hang it anywhere and use it indoors or outdoors.  The light is 114-132 lumens at 350 mA, [...]

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cree-connected-2

We live in a world where almost everything is connected and I love it. Whether it's my Dropcam cameras, my Withings WiFi Body Scale,  or even being able to check the temperature of the chicken I have baking in the oven with iDevices thermometer, connected devices are convenient and fun to use. Today I want to [...]

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avoseedo

I have never liked to eat avocados by themselves or prepared in guacamole. But I recently found a recipe that uses an avocado to make healthy chocolate pudding. I was skeptical at first, but after trying it I was surprised at how good it is! Every time I make the pudding, Jeanne asks me to save [...]

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pop-n-pour-beer-mug-with-opener

You'll always know that your bottle opener is attached to the bottom of your beer mug.  The Pop 'n Pour Beer Mug with Opener is a 24-ounce glass handled beer mug with a stainless steel bottle opener permanently attached to the bottom.  The opener is magnetic, so it will hold on to the bottle cap [...]

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great-stuff-roboreel-air-01

Julie asked if I would like to review the RoboReel Air from Great Stuff. Since Annette had been after me to install updated base trim and casing in our kitchen, this seemed like a great opportunity -- both for me and for Annette. I would get to try out a cool new gadget for my [...]

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brookstone-towel-warmer

What could be nicer than stepping out of the steamy shower into the chilly bathroom and wrapping yourself in a toasty warm towel or warm bathrobe?  It sounds pretty inviting to me tonight as the Arctic blast is dropping temperatures and causing the wind to howl outside my windows.  The Towel Warmer from Brookstone lets [...]

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