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on Monday, April 14th, 2014

Since we updated the website layout at the end of last year, I’ve tried a couple different search plugins  that didn’t end up working very well, so I finally decided to go back to using Google’s search because it’s faster and works better than all the others I’ve tried. Here’s a quick tutorial that I Read More…


Magnetic Holders Eye Loop eyeglass holders review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

I have worn eyeglasses since I was in second grade.  My first pair was short-lived, I had not gotten used to wearing them yet and I took them off every day at lunch in the cafeteria.  For some reason, I had the habit of putting them in the brown paper bag that my mom packed Read More…


Bacon makes everything better

on Monday, March 17th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Do you love bacon? Is there anyone besides a vegetarian who can honestly answer no to that question? Bacon aficionados will appreciate today’s partnered post with, a gadget and cool-stuff discovery site for men. Their team has shortlisted some really interesting products with a bacon theme! Some of the items on the list are products Read More…


Have you noticed what small fonts are in use today?

on Friday, March 14th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

Does it seem like everything is printed with the tiniest fonts possible these days?  Or maybe as my Dad used to say, perhaps your arms are getting too short to hold things far enough away for you to see details?  If you are finding it hard to see details, regardless of your reason, you may Read More…


It’s official, Amazon Prime membership fees are going up

on Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I just received this email from Amazon: Dear Julie Strietelmeier, We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing. The annual rate will be $99 when your membership renews on December 21, 2014. Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased, the price of Prime has Read More…


Engrain Tactile Keys add a little nature to your Apple Wireless Keyboards

on Friday, March 7th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Engrain Tactile Keys are handcrafted wooden key cover stickers for your Apple wireless keyboard (both the compact and standard sized version with the numeric keypad). They are made of Sassafras wood with a 3M adhesive that is strong enough to hold up to years of use while still allowing for easy removal without damage to Read More…


Sorta adaptive notebinder review

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Does this sound familiar? You’re happily writing in your brand new hardbound journal when you suddenly make a mistake. Maybe you misspelled a word, your penmanship was sloppy or you just weren’t happy with an entry. Now you feel like you ruined your journal. If you’ve ever wished that you could remove pages, add pages Read More…


To be or to bespoke…

By: Alester Lazar
on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

On a daily basis I utilize a number of “Everyday Carry” items and each day I continue my quest for additions to my EDC collection. Enter Bespoke Post. They have hit the ground running in the newish phenomenon of subscription boxes. We used to be able to just get meats and cheeses on a monthly basis. Read More…


Trade your old phones and tablets to Staples for eCash cards

on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Recycling old gadgets is not a new idea for Staples, they have been offering free electronics recycling service for the past seven years. Since 2007, they have recycled 64 million pounds of e-waste in the United States and plan to take their recycling global by setting a goal to recycle 40 million pounds of e-waste Read More…


Combine a dinosaur and a meteorite a what do you get?

on Friday, January 17th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

No, not a dinosaur extinction event!  If you’re jewelrybyjohan, you’ll get a one-of-a-kind ring.  The Dinosaur Bone/Gibeon Meteorite ring featured in this Etsy shop is made of titanium, 14K gold, dinosaur bone from the Morrison Formation in Utah, and fragments of the Gibeon meteorite that has been etched with acid to reveal the crystal structure.  jewlerybyjohan says the Read More…


Wipebook – Dry erase notebooks

on Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Dry erase boards are modern day chalkboards. Write something on them and when you’re finished, just wipe them off and then you can start all over. If you’ve ever wanted a portable version of a dry erase board, the Wipebook is it. This notebook features 25 smooth pages that work with dry erase and correctable Read More…


Coin – Is this the one credit card to rule them all?

on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

How many credit cards, debit cards, membership cards and gift cards are crammed into your wallet? If your answer is more than 2, the Coin card could reduce your total number of cards down to just one. Coin looks like a regular credit card and can be swiped used and swiped just like a regular card. Read More…

Verizon now offering pre-paid $5/day data plan for tablet users

on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

If you have a Verizon LTE enabled tablet but find that you use WiFi more than the LTE option, you can save yourself some money and use Verizon’s new pre-paid $5/day plan. Five dollars provides 24 hours of LTE data access with 300 megabytes of data. If you run out of data before the 24hrs Read More…


Now you can have a dry-erase whiteboard anywhere if you have a paint roller

on Monday, November 18th, 2013

I’ve seen chalkboard paint, but I’ve never seen dry-erase whiteboard paint before.  With IdeaPaint, you can add a dry erase board to walls, tabletops, or other suitable surfaces using just a paint roller.  (Professional installation is available, too, for the non-DIYers.)  It’s available in the standard white, but it’s also available in black or in Read More…


Add a touch of Rebellion to casual Fridays

on Friday, November 15th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

These Star Wars Polo Shirts from ThinkGeek lets you show your undying fandom without violating dress codes.  After all, what’s the big difference between wearing somebody’s reptile logo or Boba Fett’s Mandalorian symbol on your chest, other than the coolness factor?  The Imperial insignia is available in black on heather gray shirts, the Rebel Alliance Read More…


Word Standard Memorandum notebook – everything old is new again

on Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

If you’ve been wanting to start a journal, but need a little inspiration to get started, check out this new vintage style Standard Memorandum notebook from Word. Styled after the pocket journals from 100 years ago, The Standard Memorandum provides dated pages for 1 year. Each page offers 3 lines per day, with 7 days Read More…


Perk up your pix with a universal Clip-Slide lens

on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous

You’ve probably seen the oodles of clip on lenses for the iPhone that add macro, wide angle and other capabilities to the built in camera. Those of you without an iPhone may have felt left out, but now you don’t have to. The Clip-Slide lenses from are universal clips that should fit just about Read More…


Jackpen turns your smartphone into a ballpoint pen

on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

We’ve all experienced an “oh crap” moment when we need a pen and there isn’t one to be found. I have a handy solution for you – if you carry a smartphone. It’s the Jackpen. A tiny ballpoint ink pen that stores in the earphone jack of your phone. When you need a pen, you Read More…


Two Guys Bowties – the bow tie you don’t have to tie

on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Tulsa, Oklahoma based Two Guys Bowties is bringing something new to sharp dressed men everywhere. Their wooden bow ties are made from a selection of rare and exotic woods such as African Zebrawood, Peruvian Walnut, South American Bocote, Canary and interesting accent fabrics and leathers. The ties are can also feature laser etched patterns, inlays Read More…


Awesome last minute Halloween costume idea. You’re welcome.

on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Become a mythical creature with this realistic unicorn mask. The Magic Unicorn Mask from is a rubber mask that features a flowing mane and of course, a unicorn horn. The crazy look in its eyes kind of creeps me out, but you have to admit that this mask would make you stand out at Read More…


Lucrin Smooth Lamb Leather Bag Holder review

on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, Reviews

The floor is a dirty place to set your bag down.  It doesn’t matter if you have an inexpensive fabric bag or a designer leather bag, you don’t want the bottom getting dirty nor do you want it to pick up the germs and other yucky stuff – that some people call bagteria – on Read More…


Gear that reminds you that “you rock!”

on Thursday, October 17th, 2013

I’ve never seen a Kickstarter project like this one before.  Instead of seeking funding for a single product, Rocket seems to be seeking funding for their entire line of doo-dads.  Everything in the Design Amplified Collection has a rock music theme, from the cord keeper that looks like a guitar to the glass markers that Read More…


Awesome October gadget giveaway!

on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Hello gadget fans, it’s time for another fun gadget giveaway. This time around I have 4 prizes that will help you protect, power, sense and sprout. Yes, I said sprout. You need these prizes, so enter the contest. Come on, it’s quick and easy and you might win! Full details after the jump.


Oberon Extra Large Sketchbook review

on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, Reviews

No matter how tech-savvy or bleeding-edge you are, there are times when going “old school” should at least be considered. There is no doubt that the Gadgeteer Kid and I do enjoy our tech-gear, but he is also an aspiring artist who loves to draw. A digital tablet or loose sheet of paper just does Read More…


Poo~Pourri, an awkward subject and rather, well, smelly

By: Leah Hallett
on Friday, October 4th, 2013

We all know poo happens, but did you know it doesn’t have to stink?  Yep, you heard me right, you can have stink-less #2 too by pre-treating your loo with a product called Poo~Pourri.  One of our most advanced senses, our sense of smell, isn’t fooled by covering up poo odor with fragrance.   Poo~Pourri doesn’t just Read More…