Miscellaneous

steamytech

If you are a geek, you most likely already know what steampunk is, but if not, it's a sub-genre of science fiction that features steam-powered machinery and gadgets that have been inspired by the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne. The folks at Steamy Tech have created a wide variety of kits and [...]

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frixion-marker

You might remember the Pilot FriXion erasable ball point pen that I reviewed a couple years ago. Now Pilot is offering markers with the same ink erasing capability. The FriXion Color markers are available in over 20 different vibrant colors. The ink in these markers is thermo sensitive. To erase it, you have to heat [...]

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4.Ever Pininfarina Cambiano inkless pen 1

I have never spent a lot of money on a pen, although I do thoroughly appreciate a well designed, highly functional tool. The 4.Ever Pininfarina Cambiano inkless pen appears to be one of those tools. Pininfarina and Napkin collaborated to create this hand crafted (in Italy), beautifully sleek, classy pen that was inspired by the [...]

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moleskine-livescribe1

Livescribe smartpen fans who also happen to be fans of Moleskine notebooks will be happy to learn that these two companies have teamed up to offer a new series of Livescribe Notebooks by Moleskine. These notebooks have Moleskine's classic design features which includes ivory-colored acid-free paper, rounded corners, ribbon bookmark, elastic closure and an expanding inner pocket. Included in the [...]

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hook-it-sticky-notes-door-hanger

When I need to remind myself to do something that's not part of my normal routine, I leave a note on the front door.  I don't like taping things to the freshly painted door, and tiny little sticky notes can be overlooked or fall off during the night.  I usually write my reminder or to-do [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News
harbor-breeze-ceiling-fan-pull-chains

There's nothing world-changing about the Harbor Breeze Brushed Nickel and White Pull Chain set, but it will make it plainly obvious to everyone in your family and to visitors which chain turns on the light attached to the ceiling fan and which adjusts the fan speed.  The brushed nickel chain pulls look like a tiny light bulb [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Miscellaneous, News
harrypotter-older

I'm a big fan of the Harry Potter books. I'm not a crazy fan, I just really enjoyed the books and movies. So much so that I've yet to find another book series that I've liked better. I was bummed after watching the final movie because there would be no more books or movies to [...]

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Made_w_Code

In a recent blog post, Google has announced that they are launching Made with Code, an initiative to inspire girls to code.  The program will include coding projects such as programming and designing a 3D printed bracelet, collaborations with organizations such as Girl Scouts of America, and investing $50 million dollars over the next three years for [...]

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amazon-prime-music-streaming-service

Recently, Amazon announced that it would be raising the rates for their Prime membership.  It was the first increase in years, and I didn't think it was too much to bear, because I use Amazon - and free Prime shipping - frequently.  Amazon isn't just increasing the rates to compensate for rising shipping costs; they're [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, Music Gear, News
word-notebooks

Do you have a favorite brand of pocket notebook? I have stacks of Moleskine cahiers and Field Notes notebooks which I carry in my bag for on the spot note taking and also have them in my home made leather cover to keep track of Gadgeteer business tasks. But for to-do lists, my favorite pocket notebooks [...]

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sidekick-7

The Sidekick is a journal pen holder that is made in the USA eight at a time from starch based plastic using a homemade 3D printer. The Sidekick sticks on to most any hard covered notebook or journal from popular companies like Moleskine, Rhodia, Leuchturm and many more. It adds a convenient holder for your favorite writing instrument [...]

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nanotips1

NANOTIPS is a liquid polyamide solution that you can use on your favorite gloves to turn them into touchscreen compatible gloves. Simply brush the liquid on the finger tips, allow to dry and then use. Yes, I know winter is over for the majority of us in the US, but most people own multiple pairs of high [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News, Styluses
searchbox2

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 [...]

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boxed

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 [...]

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satechi-desktop-magnifier-2

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 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News
prime

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 [...]

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engrain1

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 [...]

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sorta-11

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 [...]

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To be or to bespoke…

bespoke

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. [...]

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staples-logo

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 [...]

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