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zapplight

I'm not sure about where you live, but here in Southern Indiana, it's that time of year when gnats, flies and mosquitoes start making a nuisance of their pesky selves. If you're not a fan of bug spray and fly strips, the ZappLight might be an alternative worth checking out. It's a 9W 920 lumen bulb that [...]

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Schlage Sense_6

Is it possible to get any lazier? I found a way.  And it's good. With the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt I no longer have to find my house key and wiggle it into the lock when my hands are full or I leave the car running.  I don’t even have to remember a combination code. Now [...]

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flatev-5

Single-serve coffee systems such as Keurig and Nespresso have become so popular nowadays that it was perhaps only a matter of time until a similar pod-based concept was applied to other foods. Flatev brings that same one-touch convenience to making tortillas. Simply place a pod containing the dough of your choice into the drawer and [...]

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newair_watercooler-1

We live pretty far off the beaten path and get our water from a well. For some of you this may seem perfectly normal but in the greater Seattle area it's definitely not the standard. Our water is pretty hard and even with a home treatment system, we drink bottled water that we refill as needed. Our [...]

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seenote-epaper-sticky-1

For many, myself included, our phone has become our de facto memo pad to keep reminders, to do lists, and other hastily scribbled notes. One issue is that these become hidden behind a series of swipes and taps, and so, counter-intuitively, you now have to remember to check your reminders. I have long sought for [...]

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dlink-amazonecho

Controlling your D-Link Wi-Fi smart plugs just got even easier because now they can be controlled with your voice by using your Amazon Echo device. D-Link announced that its Connected Home Wi-Fi Smart Plugs are directly compatible with Amazon Echo1, providing users the hands-free convenience of controlling their smart home via voice commands. Amazon Echo’s [...]

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logicircle-may

To bring awareness for National Pet Month, Logitech is gifting on-site cat or dog adopters at San Francisco SPCA and Massachusetts’ MSPCA-Angell with a FREE Logi Circle Home Security Camera (valued at $199.99) throughout the month of May. Then, between June and October, Logitech will provide on-site cat or dog adopters at San Francisco SPCA [...]

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triby

The Alexa voice service has been set free from the confines of the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Tap devices and is now available in the Invoxia Triby. On its own, the Triby looks like a portable radio or Bluetooth speaker. It's actually both! It has a built in carrying handle, control buttons and an [...]

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LifestanceSolarLight - 9

I'm a big fan of LED technology. I have replaced many of the bulbs in my home with them, as well as all my flashlights. One place I've not upgraded to the brighter, more energy-efficient tech has been in the outdoor lights around my home. When we were offered the chance to test the Lifestance [...]

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neato-botvac-connected-2

I'm not new to robot vacuums or more specifically, I'm not new to Neato Botvacs. I've been using the Neato Botvac 80 for over a year now and love it. No longer having to manually vacuum my 2-level home several times a week not only saves me time, but makes the house feel and look [...]

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koalasafe

I don't have children, but I can only guess how much "fun" parents have when it's time to tell their kids to turn off their tablets and laptops at the end of the day. I am imagining the tantrums and meltdowns that happen when the internet can't be accessed and that's just what happens to [...]

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ihome-icvbt7

As you're preparing for your day or getting ready for a night on the town, a mirror is an important tool. But this mirror from iHome not only lets you check your face, it also lets you listen to your favorite tunes and charge your phone. The iHome iCVBT7 is a 9-inch diameter double sided [...]

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tribella_wine_aerator-1

The TRIbella Wine Aerator is designed to pour and aerate your red wine with both "joy and elegance". This multi-stream wine aeration device strives to make pouring your wine simple, elegant, and drip free. That's all fine but let's see how well it does during a couple evenings with my wife's Friday night wine club on whether [...]

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You don't have to be the brightest lightsaber in the galaxy to realize that this Death Star Waffle Maker is probably the greatest way for a Star Wars fan to start their day.  This Thinkgeek exclusive makes a 7" diameter waffle in two parts and has a non-stick surface that will make cleanup an easy [...]

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arina

I really appreciate gadgets that perform their intended function well, but also offer additional features that can simplify and consolidate several gadgets into one to save space, power outlets and more. The Muemma ARiNA Bluetooth speaker does just that. It's a modern looking circular Bluetooth 4.0 speaker that provides 360 degree sound for your favorite [...]

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