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looq-@7pm-ir-remote-for-mobile-devices

If you're tired of dealing with a stack of remotes to control your home theater system, and you don't want to break the bank buying a universal remote, turn your smart phone or tablet into your one-remote-to-rule-them-all device.  The @7PM Intelligent Universal Remote plugs into the audio jack on your mobile device.  The app has an [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Audio, Video, TV Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
basily-water-infuser-water-bottle

If, like me, you're trying to drink more water, but you get tired of plain water all the time, adding some flavoring can make the water more palatable.  Of course, they sell little bottles of water enhancers now that can add fruit flavoring, but they seem to be all artificial color, flavors, and sweeteners.  The Basily Infuser [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home, Kitchen, News
star-trek-enterprise-bottle-opener-2

This model of the Star Trek Enterprise is more than just a collectible - it's a working bottle opener.  It's also more than just a utilitarian beverage opener - it also has fun sound effects (red alert, warp drive engines, and the bridge door opening sound).  It's 6" long X 5" wide.  It will look [...]

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neato-botvac-2

Flashback to several weeks ago... It's 3:30pm and I race home from my day job so I can work on Gadgeteer reviews for 90 minutes until Jeanne gets home from work. I sit down in front of my MacBook Pro for some quality writing time when the phone rings. I answer the call. It's Jeanne. "Can [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
cibocal

Home cooks with hand dexterity issues can now chop vegetables with ease using the Cibocal cutting board. These 15 ½” x 11” x 1/2” cutting boards feature a special spring loaded bar that you can wedge the tip of your cook or chef's knife under to provide a pivot. Your knife then becomes a lever [...]

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zabada-kitchen-cleaning-mitt

All you'll need to clean your kitchen, even your greasy stove, is some tap water and the Zabada Kitchen Glove.  The Glove is made of two microfibers: one side is for cleaning up grease, and the other for general cleaning.  The grease side is for cleaning stovetops, ovens, range hoods, and appliances; the grime side [...]

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orbit-clock-2

This clock is designed to look like three planets orbiting a sun in a tiny solar system; it reminds me of the Emerald Observatory app for iPad that I wrote about years ago.  The clock face is rubberized, so it won't scuff as the planets move around to show the time.  The planets look like [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Watches, Clocks
maindrain-urinal

If you've been missing having a urinal in your home, then you need to make a pledge to support the MainDrain Kickstarter project.  The MainDrain is a urinal that you can add to your existing toilet without any costly plumbing.  It's designed to attach to the toilet bowl without causing any damage to the toilet; [...]

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Science-cutting-boards-1

I love all the personal details that we have in our house, it really makes our home unique and purely ours. My husband and I have science backgrounds and love just about all things science. When I saw these cutting boards, I knew this was a unique item that I would enjoy having in my [...]

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leeo-smart-alert-night-light-2

There are a lot of smart, connected home automation and security devices on the market today, but what if you don't want to replace all your detectors but still would like to be able to monitor them from anywhere you are?  After all, your smoke alarm is only effective when you can hear it.  Plug a [...]

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cree-2

Every few months my power company Duke Energy sends me a letter that shows how my home's energy usage compares to other houses in my area. It's like getting a report card from the electric company and let's just say that my grade point average hasn't been too good for awhile now.  So in an [...]

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slatepro-special-edition-2

About a year after introducing the SlatePro desk, iSkelter is introducing the SlatePro Special Edition - Personal TechDesk.  This desk can be customized to make it your perfect workstation.  You can choose to have ventilation holes drilled in the desktop to help your laptop stay cool.  It has an optional flush-mounted mouse pad and docks [...]

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ecool-beer-cooler

If you always want to have up to 24 cold beers on hand, dig a hole in your yard and plant a eCool beer cooler.  The eCool was invented by four guys from Mors, a small island in northern Denmark, and each cooler is hand-assembled there, too.  The eCool is about 44.5" long and 8.7"-13" in [...]

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solar-lid-light

Replace the lid of a normal Mason canning jar with a Solar Lid Light, and you'll have an emergency lantern you can use indoors or outdoors.  The lid has a water-resistant solar panel and rechargeable (and replaceable) batteries to power the bright LED lights.  They are available in either silver or rustic brown.  The Solar [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear
dropcam-pro-1

I almost freaked out when I found an email from Dropcam in my inbox yesterday afternoon telling me that as an owner of an original Dropcam or Dropcam Echo, that my camera was no longer going to be supported and will stop working on April 15th. That was the bad news, but the good news is that Dropcam is [...]

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moodies-lightbulb-color-changer-2

I have several Philips Hue bulbs in my house that started with a Christmas gift last year and has grown over the year since then.  I love the ability to change the mood of my room by varying the intensity and the color of the lights, but it is an expensive setup.  The starter hub [...]

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ikea-bekant-convertible-desk

Have you thought about using a standing desk for all those health benefits you've read about, but you don't want to completely give up the option of sitting?  What if you could have one desk that functions as both a sitting and a standing desk?  And what if it's priced low enough that it won't destroy [...]

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quirky-plug-hub-2

Are you almost afraid to put your feet under your desk because it looks like a snake's den of cables under there?  With the Plug Hub from Quirky, you'll be able to tame that cable mess.  The Plug Hub is a 10.5" L x 3.5" W x 9.5" H black plastic box with a tray [...]

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shuttereaze-shutter-controller

We told you about Tilt My Blinds, a device that attaches to and automates your existing horizontal blinds.  But what if you have plantation shutters instead of blinds?  Well, there's a way to automate them, too.  A Kickstarter campaign has been successfully funded, and ShutterEaze is currently production phase.  ShutterEaze requires you to mount the AA [...]

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hammacher-schlemmer-tv-mimic

A couple of years ago, I reviewed the FakeTV FTV-11 Extra Bright Burglar Deterrent.  It was a small device filled with LEDs that mimicked the flicker, glow, fading, and swelling of a TV screen as seen through a curtained window.  I used it and liked it, but I found that its own timer system didn't [...]

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