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simplehuman-sensor-mirror

Different lighting and mirrors can give you a false reflection of yourself. If that drives you crazy when getting ready in the morning, then the simplehuman 8" Sensor Mirror (distortion-free 5x magnification) may be something that interests you. It is equipped with sensors that will automatically turn on or off its ring of LED lights [...]

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inateck-db1001-4

I can be kind of lazy. Case in point, we didn't have a working doorbell for at least a year because I was too lazy to replace the battery in the outdoor push button. Instead of buying a battery, I just ordered an ultra cheap wireless doorbell from Amazon and used it for less than [...]

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it-bed

You've probably heard of Sleep Number beds before. They are the beds that allow personal customization of each side of the bed so that the occupants can have the most comfortable sleep possible for their individual soft for firmness level preferences. Sleep Number's latest bed is called the "it bed" and this bed not only [...]

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wiserair-7

Since moving into my house a year ago, I have been blessed with having a central air unit. From this spring on, I'd been itching to upgrade my thermostat from the original, basic model to a smart thermostat. Just before the last heat wave of the summer, I was able to test out the Wiser [...]

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Fizzics-FZ101-4

Not so long ago a group of friends and I were discussing how a vacation property we were staying at didn't have an wine aerator. One friend took a jab at another and jokingly said, "that wouldn't help the cheap hooch you drink anyway!" We all laughed and went on to talk of other things, but [...]

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swannsmartseries

Swann's new Smart-Series do-it-yourself security system combines wired video surveillance and wireless smart home technology into one integrated solution engineered to deter break-ins and detect intrusion within your home or business. The system includes four weather resistant, 1080p HD wired cameras with 80° viewing angle and night vision with set and forget recording onto the pre-installed 1TB hard drive. [...]

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bloomsky-6

Weather nerds can easily become part of a crowd-sourced community-based weather network with the BloomSky SKY1 solar powered weather camera kit. Set it up in your yard and you and others who follow you can instantly check the weather in your exact area, making it more accurate than what the weatherman on the TV, radio and [...]

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wasserstein-nestcam-mount-8

The Nest Cam is one of my all time favorite home security cameras. But the one thing I don't like about them is the long power cord and AC adapter that's required to use them. There has to be a better solution that makes installation easier and nicer looking right? Right! Check out the Wall [...]

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jetery--laser-1

I fancy myself a bit of a handyman and prefer to do the vast majority of home repairs myself. Many projects require the use of a tape measure. While I generally get my measurements right, occasionally I read the markings wrong, or the length is so great it's difficult to measure with one person. These [...]

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Robot vacuums are proliferating, and it’s wonderful. It’s a perfect match, a mindless machine for a mindless task. I hate vacuuming, but living in dusty farming country and having a big hairy dog, it is a necessity. We’ve had another vacuum robot doing the job for the last 2 years and I’ve been satisfied with [...]

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takeya thermo tumbler-05

Not too long ago I bought what I thought was a pricey insulated cup for my cold drinks.  When I spotted the Takeya ThermoTumbler 20 oz., I thought "this looks familiar", so I thought I'd see if there were any differences. • Double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your drink cold or hot for hours. • Clear [...]

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animicausa-books

Book lovers will enjoy these fun bookends and shelves from Animi Causa. The Runaway bookend gives an optical illusion of books that are about to fall on a running couple and the Levitation book stacker provides the illusion of a yogi magically levitating your favorite book stack. These bookends are a little pricey at $25.99 [...]

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logicircle

The Logi Circle is a home security camera that I reviewed late last year. I liked how easy it was to use, the time lapse view of detected events that make up a day and the fact that you weren't required to pay a monthly or yearly subscription fee to use it. Although you still [...]

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acurite-smarthub-2

I'm a weather nerd. It's not that I can name every type of cloud in the sky or that I know all about how weather systems work, but I like to keep an eye on the local weather and I even record it in my journal every day with hand drawn icons. Don't laugh, I [...]

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OneBlade-2

Shaving, love it or hate it men have to do it sometimes, I mean even if you just have to trim up a beard to keep it healthy. If you have seen any TV lately you would get the impression that shaving is big business with double blade razors, triple blade razors, German razor blades, [...]

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