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Home security cameras, IP cameras, cloud cameras, Wi-Fi cameras, no matter what you call them, they are handy gadgets that can help you keep an eye on your property, pets and loved ones when you can't be there with them. Now more than ever, there are so many choices when it comes to these types [...]

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arlo

If you haven't jumped on the home security camera bandwagon yet, this deal from Amazon might help you make up your mind. Until tomorrow, you can save 29% off a 5-camera Netgear Arlo smart home security system on Amazon. The Netgear Arlo cameras are completely wireless with magnetic mounts that let you place the cameras [...]

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There are new innovations being made in technology all the time. Some are outlandish, but some become a vital part of our lives. I believe that the laser measuring tool is one of those devices that will become (if it hasn't already) a vital part of our lives, especially for those who are involved in [...]

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grabit-1

I think that everyone who has ever screwed in a screw has stripped a screw head (or two) at one time or another. When it happens, you can either just leave it alone, muttering to yourself, "Good enough!" Or you can bore out the screw with a drill bit and replace it. There is an [...]

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When fellow Gadgeteer, Dave Rees, came to me and asked me to review a garage door controller, I was unsure, since I had no experience messing with garage door openers. Since it came with free installation, I agreed. A garage door controller and monitor is quite a bit outside of the box for me, but [...]

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chromatic-clock

Do you need to add a pop of color to your home or office? The Chromatic: LED Color Spectrum Clock might just do the trick. This clock has 60 LEDs and allows you to select from one of six different animation modes: Pulse - Red hour, minute (which pulses seconds), and second hands RGB - [...]

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I one day hope to live in a world where I can leave the house with only my smartphone in my pocket. I want to unlock my doors, start my car, make payments, etc., all from my smartphone. Devices like the Quicklock are helping us to rapidly approach that future. The Quicklock is a Bluetooth [...]

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livinstudio-hive-1

Remember the Gadgeteer news post about Farm 432? You know, the device you can use to raise your own black soldier fly larvae as a source of alternative protein to feed your family? Well, the same company that came up with that device (which is not available to the public), LivinStudio, now has a device called the [...]

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I know Thanksgiving hasn't even happened yet, but with the new movie coming out and all of the holiday sales happening, it would be a shame to miss out on these Star Wars Christmas tree ornaments. These four sets of officially licensed ornaments are designed around the first three movies, New Hope, Return of the [...]

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When I was a kid, every Thanksgiving and Christmas my Father would bake these peanut butter cookies that were delicious; every year I looked forward to helping him bake these cookies. Now that I'm a father, I try to find similar activities to enjoy with my children. Sadly, I'm nowhere near the baker my father [...]

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Even though I love reviewing audio gear more than anything else, it’s always fun to test something that makes no sound—well, almost no sound. This time, I’m trying out the UPLIFT height adjustable standing desk. To be honest, when I was given the opportunity to try out this desk, I had some reservations because I [...]

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Maverick PT-100-01

Since I know so little about cooking, I approach it like I would any engineering problem:  I follow directions when possible.  One essential cooking tool I need is a reliable thermometer.  Let's see how the Maverick PT-100 thermometer works out. • Commercial Grade Thermometer with NSF approval • Type K Thermocouple with integral stainless precision micro [...]

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I've reviewed so many wireless IP cameras over the years that I'm rarely impressed when a new one is offered to me for review. I wasn't all that excited when Foscam offered their R2 Wireless 1080P IP Camera to me, but once I received it and set it up, it quickly became one of my [...]

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I love the idea of a video doorbell. Being able to see and speak to your visitors even when you are not home could really be handy. So fortunately when the Gadgeteer was offered the DoorBird Video Doorbell for review, I was given the opportunity to test it. When doing so, I found that the [...]

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cork-light

This is a fun alternative to candles when you want romantic mood lighting without the fear of fire indoors or the flame blowing out from breezes outdoors. The USB Rechargeable Bottle Light from Suck UK shaped like a cork with a super bright LED that recharges via USB. One hour of charging will provide a [...]

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The Foot Hammock review

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The older I get, the more my kids must question my sanity.  Whether it's the organic diet that they just don't see the point of,  or the obsession I have with home automation, they are constantly wondering what I'm doing. Yes I eat leaves and when I speak my lights turn on...so?  My daughter recently [...]

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We're rapidly approaching peak Stars Wars; everything and anything that can be branded, will be. We've seen the Star Wars mini fridge, the Star Wars wedding band, the Star Wars car charger, and of course, the Star Wars sushi set. I now present... the Star Wars showerheads. The showerheads each have three settings with patented [...]

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Lighting in and around your home is very important.  It's needed for ambient lighting, for task lighting, and sometimes just as an interesting accent to add a little light and color.  LOFTEK makes a series of lights that can be used as accent lighting indoors or outdoors.  The lights are available in a variety of [...]

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The competition for cloud-based WiFi home security cameras has really heated up in the past year or so. Finding a camera that has all the features you want for a low price can be tough to find. This is especially true when you factor in the price for accessing video through the cloud. The latest [...]

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WiFi home security cameras are one of latest gadgets to explode in popularity in the last year or two. It seemed like this category really took off after Dropcam came on the scene. Before Dropcams and other cameras like them, home security cameras were not plug and play. Far from it. They required hard wiring [...]

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ezviz

Weighing in at less than 4 ounces, at 3.5”, for under $70, EZVIZ Mini is the affordable way to keep an eye on your home, kids, pets and property. At a third of the cost of competitive products, the EZVIZ Mini Indoor Wi-Fi camera delivers 720P image quality at 15fps in a simple and easy [...]

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Since becoming part of the Gadgeteer team, I've had the opportunity to review a few wireless security cameras. As I've said before, I love the peace of mind they bring my family. I've attempted to use these cameras to create a patchwork home security system - with varying levels of success. What I truly need [...]

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modgen-compass-light

The Compass series chandelier by Modgen caught my eye and is sure to do the same with any of your guests. It's a simple, elegant LED pendant light that would fit wonderfully with modern style furniture and decor. The light has an outer aluminum casing with an inner plastic ring and is 375mm x 45.7mm and [...]

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foscam-c1-1

I am always on the lookout for the perfect surveillance system for monitoring my home and cats while on vacation. The first thing I tried was a webcam connected to a computer that I would view from an app on my phone. Next, I tried an IP camera that could be remotely controlled by my [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
ferrolic-clock

The clock called Ferrolic by Dutch designer Zelf Koelman is like a lava lamp clock that does not emit light. The magnetic fluid (a black fluid with magnetic particles suspended in it) within an aluminum casing is attracted to the clock's electromagnets to form the numbers. The best part is that it comes with software that is [...]

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