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newlight-photo

Most of the artwork that I hang on my walls are photos that I've taken, had printed on a canvas and then framed. I think my artwork looks great, but these photos from NewLight are something brand new. NewLight uses patented cutting edge LED technology that lights photographs from within. The photos are only 5/16 [...]

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nest-thermostat-8

I love gadgets that can pretty much take care of themselves with little intervention from me. Some gadgets that come to mind that fit this criteria are smart locks like the Kwikset Kevo Smart Dead Bolt and the Nest Learning Thermostat. I've used a smart thermostat for several years, but just recently I got the opportunity [...]

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bookniture

The next time you need extra seating for guests, you can pull a book off your bookcase and voila, instant stool. No, I'm not delusional. It's called Bookniture, which is a clever name for these "books" that are made of kraft paper that opens up to create a weight-bearing stool that you can sit on. [...]

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zoupet

If you live in a home with a sliding door, you know how convenient they are for going to and from your patio. But they can also be frustrating to use when your hands are full. Eric Gagnon thought so too, so he invented the Zoupet. What is it? It's foot operated door slider. Check [...]

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kwikset-kevo-11

Picture this scenario. You've just been to the grocery store and spent eleventy billion dollars on Honey Bunches of Oats cereal and BBQ potato chips. You get home and are one of those people who can't make multiple trips to the house with your bags. You MUST carry in all the bags at once or [...]

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BoschLevel - 10

Hanging pictures, wallpaper, and leveling furniture is tough sometimes. For those who live in an older home, it's even worse, because sometimes, there's not really a level or plumb surface to reference and you have to furnish your own. For those jobs, a regular spirit level just doesn't cut it. You need to use a [...]

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Sumo Air review

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Sumo, who are well known for their modern day bean bag furniture, has a new product that uses air instead of beans as a filler. The Sumo Air is a lounge chair that can easily go from the living room to the beach and even to the pool. Let's take a closer look. The Sumo Air [...]

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The Sun King Pico Portable Solar Lantern is a pretty slick looking little light that can be used for a lot of different activities.  When my kids were younger they used to fall asleep reading and I always  worried about the lamp getting too hot, or it being left on all night. This is a [...]

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ilife-a4-1

With two adults, two kids and a dog, my house is always in need of a good vacuuming. There's always something being tracked into the house from outside, my kids manage to get crumbs everywhere other than their plates, and my dog sheds a ton. I've always wanted to purchase a robot vacuum, but could [...]

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spadle

If you live in a tiny house, embrace minimalism, appreciate tools with more than one purpose or just like kitchen gadgets, then you'll want to check out the Spadle. What is it? It's a long handled dishwasher safe nylon spoon that easily converts into a ladle with a simple twist of the handle. The Spadle [...]

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Mistbox review

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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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