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Let this robot clean your gutters

on Sunday, March 9th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Tools

I recently bought an iRobot floor cleaner, and while digging around on their site, I found they also sell a little robot that can take over the chore of cleaning out your gutters for you.   The iRobot Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot is only about 2″ tall X 3″ wide by 15.6″ long, so it Read More…

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A place to hide a spare key that’s not a plastic rock

on Friday, March 7th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Having a spare key available in case you lose yours is a good idea, but not so good if you just “hide” the key under the door mat or in one of those plastic rocks that just scream “key inside!”.  The Sprinkler Head Hide-a-Key will blend in with the other sprinkler heads in your landscaping, Read More…

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The only thing you need to power this washing machine is a little elbow grease

on Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Laundry Pod Countertop Washtub doesn’t require electricity or water connections to run.  Add water to the tub with the clothes to be washed,  and you serve as the power to agitate your clothes clean.  There’s a hose to drain the water, so you don’t have to lift a heavy bucket of water to empty Read More…

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This outlet cover can light your way in the dark

on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

We have a long, dark hallway that has overhead lights, but those are too bright to leave on all night.  There are a couple of outlets along the hall, and I’ve thought about buying some LED night lights to light up the hall at night.  I’ve hesitated to do that, because the hall is narrow, Read More…

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Gtech AirRam cordless vacuum cleaner review

on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Most people would not consider a vacuum cleaner to be a gadget or even a tech site worthy topic. But what if the vacuum is full sized, cordless and can tell you how many calories you’ve burned while you’re using it? Designed in the United Kingdom, the Gtech AirRam cordless vacuum cleaner might be the Read More…

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This pillow can lull you to sleep

on Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you need white noise to help you fall asleep, there are lots of options.  You can simply run a fan or an air purifier in your bedroom, or you can use any of a variety of white-noise generating gadgets, but many of these make enough noise that they might become a source of irritation Read More…

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Why bother with delivery? Make your own pizza in this wood-burning oven

on Monday, February 24th, 2014

If cost is no object for a great-tasting pizza, you might try your hand at making your own in this wood-fired pizza oven.  You’ll need a safe outdoor area to set up this Italian-made oven.  According to the product information, the Rapid Heating Wood Burning Pizza Oven from Hammacher Schlemmer “has an electrogalvanized powder-coated steel roof Read More…

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This sleek, simple desk hides a lot of storage

on Monday, February 24th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

This sleek, modern desk will look at home in your home office or in your family room.  The Hollow-core ‘Connect-It’ White 48″ Tablet Desk‘s  simple design makes it look like a minimal work table for your laptop or tablet, but it opens up to reveal a lot of storage and functionality inside.  It has a Read More…

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This gives new meaning to a beer and a shot

on Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

These multipurpose Beer Shot Glasses from The Awesomer Shop combine a pint beer glass and a shot glass into one.  The glasses are made of laboratory-grade borosilicate glass.  One end holds a full 16 ounces, and the other holds a 2 ounce shot.  As well as being a novelty, these glasses can save room in Read More…

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This humidifier looks at home in any room

on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

There was some discussion on the site recently about using a humidifier to help reduce stuffy noses during dry winter months.  I always hesitate to use humidifiers because I think that they’ll leave a puddle on the furniture they sit upon because the warm, wet air they exhale will cool and condense too quickly.  This Read More…

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Yale Touchscreen Deadbolt review

on Monday, February 17th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

For more than a thousand years, humans have been securing their front door with key-based locks.  Until recently, there hasn’t been much innovation in the technology, but thankfully, several companies have tried to bring the door lock into the 21st century.  One of them, Yale, has provided us with their key-free Touchscreen Deadbolt.  I expected installation Read More…

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Come to the Dark Side. We have cold beverages.

on Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Actually, both sides can have cold beverages with this ice tray sets from Convenient Gadgets & Gifts.  For $17.95, you’ll get a set of two silicone Star Wars Ice Cube Trays.  Each tray makes different numbers and sizes of cubes, depending on the design.  There are six sets to choose from.  The first set has Read More…

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This emergency light is no bigger than a wine cork

on Saturday, February 15th, 2014

As a matter of fact, it looks a lot like a wine bottle cork.  Pop the cork end off of the Bottlelight to expose the USB plug that’s used to charge the internal battery.  When you need emergency lighting or even some ambient mood lighting without the risk of candle flames, you just twist the Read More…

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Surfing Faveable for gadgets on a Friday afternoon

on Friday, February 14th, 2014

It’s almost the weekend, so what better way to pass some time than browsing random gadgets! Continuing with our series of partnered posts from Faveable’s gadget discovery site, we have a selection of cool gadgets for you to check out. First up we have a 28″ 4K Monitor from Dell (coincidentally, they happen to be running a Read More…

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Fellowes AeraMax DX55 Air Purifier review

on Friday, February 14th, 2014

This post brought to you by Fellowes . All opinions are 100% mine. In the past few months, my family and I moved into a condo.  Our old house was the dustiest house in the world, but we didn’t have any pollutants from nearby houses.  In the condo, we are in a building that’s occupied Read More…

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Wizor – a pair of scissors you don’t have to search for

on Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Loose threads, labels and tags. Three things that require an ordinary every day tool to remove – a pair of scissors. But where is a pair when you need them? Probably at the bottom of a drawer, but which drawer? One way to solve this problem is with a Wizor. What the heck is a Read More…

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Top 7 ergonomic chairs perfect for your office and your back

on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

It’s mid-February, and most of your new year resolutions about staying fit may not be going as per plans. But there is one thing you could still do to avoid undue stress on your body – get an exceptional ergonomic desk chair to make lower back pains and cramped neck a thing of the past. Read More…

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Display your old vinyl albums as works of art

on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Some of the vinyl albums of my youth had beautiful covers that were works of art.  I was always tempted to display some of them on my walls, but there wasn’t a good way to do that and still be able to play the album.  With the Record Showcase frames for vinyl albums, you can Read More…

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Eight tools in one for small kitchens

on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you have a small kitchen without much storage space, you may find that you don’t have room for tools that you won’t use frequently.  With the All in One Kitchen Tool Set from the MoMA Store, you’ll be able to store eight tools in the space of a bottle of oil.  This plastic bottle Read More…

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Folditure – origami folding tables and chairs

on Sunday, February 9th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you are short on space but flush with cash, check out these tables and chairs from Folditure. Made in the USA of aluminum and stainless steel, these items bring the old school folding chair and card table into the future with unique super slim space-saving designs that fold flat for easy storage. You can Read More…

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Kohler lets you see your toilet in a whole new light

on Friday, February 7th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

I’ll admit that when I first saw this I snickered – potty humor, you know.  But I have to admit the Nightlight toilet seats from Kohler could provide an important function in households with kids or anyone who needs a little extra visual help in a dark bathroom.  I don’t like leaving a bathroom light Read More…

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Do you hear that? It’s the death knell for SodaStream and other at-home cold beverage systems…

on Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Coca-Cola announced yesterday that it is purchasing approximately a 10% stake in the Green Mountain Coffee Roasting (GMCR) company.  Why does that impact SodaStream?  Part of the the partnership between the two beverage companies is their plan to “cooperate to bring the Keurig Cold™ beverage system to consumers around the world.”  Right now, GMCR produces Read More…

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As seen on TV: Stone Wave Microwave Cooker review

on Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Do you eat out more than you cook at home? What if you could make an omelet in less than 5 minutes or an “apple pie” in 3 minutes? Would that make you consider staying home instead of going out? The Stone Wave Microwave Cooker from Telebrands (As Seen on TV) lets you cook foods quick Read More…

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Shark Rocket HV300 ultra-lightweight upright vacuum review

on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Vacuum cleaners or “sweepers” as we call them here in Southern Indiana, are not a product that I would normally think of as a gadget, but some of the latest brands of vacuums are starting to add features that put these home appliances in that category. In the last month, I have been offered three Read More…

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Mount your home office to your wall

on Friday, January 31st, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If space is at a premium in your house, it may be tough to carve out room for a desk for your home office.  With the PodPad from Ruphus, you can hang your workspace in only a few square feet of wall space.  Closed up, the PodPad looks almost like modern wall art made from Read More…