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Grilled cheese sandwiches and buttered toast are two of my favorites. But buttering the bread when the butter has been taken straight from the refrigerator can be challenging because cold butter doesn't spread very easily. Taking the butter out ahead of time to soften is the easiest way to solve the problem, but for those times when you don't [...]

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bluetooth-speaker-ottoman

I don't normally think of Bluetooth speakers as being big enough to use as a footstool, but this one is.  The Bluetooth Speaker Ottoman has a quilted faux leather exterior, so it blends in with your decor.  It's available in black only, and it measures 18" tall X 17.5" wide X 18" deep.  It has [...]

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keurig-kold

Keurig has announced the Kold beverage maker that will be available for pre-order this summer.  The Kold will make sodas - Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, and Dr. Pepper - plus teas, craft sodas, and drink mixes in 8-ounce servings.  You won't need ice, because Kold dispenses the drinks already chilled.  You'll be able to make carbonated [...]

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corkcicle-decapitator-2

Using the Decapitator, you can open beer bottle caps without scratching up your hands and with minimal effort.  You just slide the Decapitator over the bottle cap, push down, and the bottle is opened.  A magnet inside the Decapitator holds onto the cap until you're ready to trash it.  Watch the video at Corkcicle, and [...]

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mosquito-repelling-flameless-torch

It's that time of the year that everyone dreads here in the South - mosquito season.  The joke is that the mosquito is the state bird, but it's no joke when you can't even enjoy your outdoor spaces because it seems you and everyone with you are the main course at the mosquitoes' banquet.  Set [...]

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corkcicle-wedge

Corkcicle says the Whiskey Wedge is the artful way to a perfectly chilled, but not watered down, drink.  The Whiskey Wedge includes a glass and a silicone wedge.  To prepare the glass for use, you insert the silicone form into the glass, then fill the glass with water through the opening in the top of [...]

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black-terra-cotta-beer-tumblers-2

If you like to serve your beer (or soft drinks) in chilled glasses but have limited space in your fridge to store the glasses until you need them, you need to check out the Black Terra Cotta Beer Tumblers that can be chilled and ready in 90 seconds.  To prepare the mugs, you just soak [...]

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berry_breeze_main

It appears as though the endless East-coast Winter may have finally given way to Spring. With the warmer weather, refrigerators will soon be packed with fresh fruit from local farmer's markets, co-ops, and grocery stores.  However, even in the refrigerator, these fruits are prone to begin to spoil in just a few days.  In the [...]

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gaswatch

The weather is getting warmer and summer is just around the corner. Across the country BBQ enthusiasts are dusting off their grills and wondering the same thing, "Is there any propane left in the tank?" Wonder no more with The Smart GasWatch. The Smart GasWatch is a propane tank scale that uses Bluetooth to communicate [...]

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mosquito-thwarting-hammock

Nothing disturbs a relaxing nap in the hammock under the shade tree like a swarm of mosquitos or other biting insects.  The Mosquito Thwarting Hammock keeps the pests at bay because it's covered by a 4-sided canopy made of super-fine nylon netting; it unzips on two sides for easy entry.  The roof of 180g polyester [...]

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keurig-gives-up-on-drm-1

Many of the commenters on my Keurig 2.0 Model K550 Coffee Brewing System review, and those at Amazon and other online retailers, said they were through with Keurig machines if they were restricted to using only official Keurig coffee pods.  Reasons varied from the higher prices charged for the Keurig-branded pods, to  concern for the amount [...]

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dropcam-alarmclock

WiFi cameras like the Dropcam, Spotcam and others are great gadgets that let you keep an eye on your property when you're not able to be there. But what if you want to keep an eye on things without people knowing that you're keeping an eye on things? One way is to turn your Dropcam Pro into [...]

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danalock_bluetooth_smartlock

No need to give a friend the key to your home so they can let your precious pets out anymore. The Danalock Bluetooth Smartlock can be programed to lock and unlock at any specified time to allow entry at your digression, AND it logs any entries and exits so you know when someone is coming [...]

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zoku-pop-molds-2

We've told you about several Zoku frozen treat makers in the past, like the Quick Pop Maker, the Slush and Shake Maker, and the Iced Coffee Maker.  It seems that Zoku expands their line each year, and they are now offering some new Pop Molds in sizes for adults and small children.  Both sizes convert [...]

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best AC adaptor hidden camera 01

I've had my eye on something like this for a long time:  A self-contained camera hidden in plain sight that doesn't require any fancy installation.  The Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR is disguised as an ordinary "wall wart" power adapter.  Just plug it in and go!  Let's see how well it works. I'll get [...]

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disinfecting-sponge-holder

Over the years, The Gadgeteer has told you about a variety of devices that use UV light to sanitize your gadgets and gear or even your carpets.  (Check the links at the end of this post to read about some of these products.)  There's one potentially very germy item in your home that hasn't been [...]

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beebo

Moms and dads know that holding and feeding their baby is a two handed task... or at least it has been till now. The Beebo hands free bottle holder is an easy to use gadget that is like gaining a third hand. The Beebo is made from ‘baby safe’ materials that are free of BPA, [...]

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Runtastic-Libra-1

I've been using a Tanita BC554 Ironman InnerScan Body Composition scale for over a decade and love it. It has been my accountability partner in trying to stay healthy. The only thing I have longed for is either a WiFi or Bluetooth feature that would automatically sync all the data to an app to keep [...]

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Dyson-AM07-Air-Multiplier-Bladeless-Oscillating-Fan-2

Last spring, Julie reviewed the Dyson Cool Desk Fan AM06.  She liked the cool, bladeless design of the fan, and her only "con" was the price.  For the same $299.99 that the desk fan cost, you can now get a large, floor-standing Dyson AM07 Multipler Bladeless Oscillating Fan.  This fan stands 40" tall and has Air [...]

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bruno-smartcan-trashcan

A while back, I told you about the Eye Vac that lets you throw away your dust pan because it could suck up all the sweepings using a vacuum port in its base.  The Bruno Smartcan includes a vacuum at the bottom to suck up all your sweepings, and it also serves as your 13-gallon [...]

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