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Gadget deals – Big savings to cure your Monday blahs

on Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Posted in: News

There’s no better way to cure the Monday blahs than a little bit of retail therapy, otherwise known as online shopping, when you should be working. Don’t worry, I won’t tell your boss. Today’s deals include time limited coupon codes for savings on a 29 inch LED monitor from Dell, laptops from HP, Lenovo andRead More…

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The Inkless 4.EVER Pininfarina Cambiano – the Ferrari of pens has arrived

on Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 theRead More…

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Add a physical keyboard to your new iPhone 6

on Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Apple allows you to add new software keyboards to your device with iOS 8, but Brando allows you to add a physical keyboard to your iPhone 6.  The iPhone 6 Ultra-thin Slide-out Bluetooth Backlight Keyboard case snaps onto the back of your iPhone 6; it leaves all connectors and controls uncovered.  In addition to theRead More…

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Turn your existing blinds into motorized blinds with this Kickstarter project

on Monday, September 22nd, 2014

We have 1″ wood venetian blinds in all our windows.  Most of our windows are floor-to-ceiling length, and they have long tilt adjustment wands that I can reach.  The windows in our sunroom are placed at ceiling height, but they stop about 3 feet above the floor, and their tilt wands are too short forRead More…

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Wrap your new iPhone 6 in luxurious Italian leather

on Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Each time Apple releases a new iPhone the case makers go into a feeding frenzy to get their new iPhone cases recognized and ordered by millions of new phone owners. The same thing has been happening the last two weeks for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. My inbox has been filling withRead More…

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Keep your keys organized and quiet with the Orbitkey

on Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

Orbitkey is yet another way to corral your keys to make them more compact in your pocket and to keep them quiet.  The Orbitkey consists of either a leather strap ($39.95) or an active elastomer strap ($29.95) and a locking post that your keys will fit over.  Most any flat key with a hole biggerRead More…

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Loops, skates, mooses, bumpies and more – Weekly roundup

on Saturday, September 20th, 2014
Posted in: News

We hope you’re all having a great weekend. To make it even better, click through to see the full list of news, reviews and articles from this past week.

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iSketchnote digitizes your drawings and notes in real time

on Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Digitizing notes and drawings can be done a few different ways. You can snap a picture with your phone and upload the picture to Evernote, you can scan pages with a flatbed scanner, and you can also use special pen/paper combos like those from Livescribe. All of these methods work, but each have their ownRead More…

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How will you be outfitting your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?

on Saturday, September 20th, 2014

The official iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus release date was September 19, 2014 – at least for the lucky ones.  Some of us stayed up until 3:00am ET on pre-order day to place our order, and we still have to wait until October 14 to get our new iPhone 6 Plus.  While I contemplateRead More…

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Gadget deals – Save money on desktops, laptops, tablets and more

on Friday, September 19th, 2014
Posted in: News

It’s Friday which means you probably just got paid. If you have some money burning a hole in your pocket and would like to do your civic duty to boost the economy, we have a list of gadget deals for you that run the gamut of computers and tablets to portable hard drives and batteries.Read More…

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Are those chopsticks in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

on Friday, September 19th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Collapsible Compact Chopsticks from Integral Design will make sure you always have a set of eating utensils when you need them. No need to use those paper wrapped wooden chopsticks at your favorite noodle shop when you have this set. They measure 4″ when collapsed and 8″ when assembled and are available in sixRead More…

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You’ll need to solemnly swear you are up to no good if you use this Marauder’s Map case

on Friday, September 19th, 2014

Fans of Harry Potter are sure to find the Marauder’s Map case of interest.  The BeanBeanCase shop at Etsy offers this case in sizes to fit: iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4/4S, Moto X, Samsung  Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and S5, and even the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  The caseRead More…

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Here’s the perfect tool for eating ramen!

on Friday, September 19th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Unlike a spork with just the suggestion of fork tines on the front of the spoon’s bowl, the Ramen Spoon/Fork has a spoon bowl with actual tines sticking off the front.  MOMA says this fork is designed for eating ramen noodles.  It was designed for MOMA by Masami Takahashi and originally “created for use at theRead More…

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USB connectors are now reversible like Apple’s Lightning connectors

on Friday, September 19th, 2014

Say what you will about Apple’s choice to use proprietary cables with their devices instead of generic micro USB cables, but their Lightning connectors are one of their best innovations. Lightning connectors can be inserted in either orientation making them simple and quick to plug in. Now the other end of the cable has theRead More…

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The complete iOS8 and Swift course lets you learn by building 15 real world apps

on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Have you ever had a great idea for an app?  Something that you’d love to have on your iPhone or iPad, but you have no idea how to write it yourself nor how to approach a company with your idea?  Even if you did find a company to write it for you, you’d probably loseRead More…

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Gadget deals – Save $470 on a Dell XPS 11″ convertible ultrabook

on Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Posted in: News

I can’t believe I’m going to admit this to the gadget world, but my next computer for home might not be a Mac. I am seriously considering going back to a Windows laptop. Shocking? A little… But we recently received brand new computers at my day job (Cummins Inc.) and I am really liking theRead More…

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Make your mark on the PC gaming world with the Logitech G910 OrionSpark RGB keyboard

on Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

In the world of PC gaming a tenth of a second can literally be the difference between life and death. The folks at Logitech know this and have come up with their latest gaming keyboard: the Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB mechanical gaming keyboard. The G910 Orion Spark RGB has the following features: Romer-G mechanicalRead More…

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This surge protector has a built-in portable backup battery

on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The Pickup Power from Quirky does the job done by most other power strips – it protects your attached devices from power surges.  It has three AC outlets and 1080 joules of surge protection.  The protection sounds good, but three outlets seem a little lacking – until you realize that the extra room that would haveRead More…

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booq says their new Taipan shock backpack is shockingly good looking

on Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News

booq has a new backpack that they think is perfect for professionals.  The Taipan shock bag is made of 1680D tri-weave polyester exterior fabric with a water-repellent coating; the embossed red interior fabric makes it easier to find items stored inside.  The bag is loaded with pockets and storage compartments:  large main compartment with document storage; separate,Read More…

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Gadget deals – Save $$’s on iTunes gift cards, Sony PS4, Dell & HP desktops and more

on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Posted in: News

As always, these deals and coupon codes are only valid for a limited time. If you see something you’re interested in act quickly to avoid being disappointed.

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ConvertAHangers add a hook to annoying hookless hotel hangers

on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

Do the anti-theft style hangers that you find in hotel closets annoy you because they can’t be removed to hang your clothing on a door knob or shower rod due to the fact that they don’t have an actual hook on top? Here’s a solution for you, it’s the ConvertAHanger adapter. The CovertAHanger is anRead More…

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Carry a chainsaw in your pocket

on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

You’ll be ready to take down a tree at a moment’s notice with the Pocket Chainsaw in your gear kit.  The chain has 124 bi-directional teeth, and it’s made of high strength, heat-treated steel – specially coated for rust resistance.  It’s 28″ long, and it comes with hooks and handles; it all stores in a flat tinRead More…

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With the Magic Tap, even young children can pour themselves a drink without making a mess

on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you have young children who have reached that “I can do it myself” age, you know what a time bomb a gallon jug of milk can be. Install a Magic Tap Automatic Drink Dispenser on the milk jug, and even young children can dispense milk or other beverage without even needing to lift theRead More…

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Gadget deals – Save $370 on a Lenovo Y40 gaming laptop

on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Posted in: News

The old saying “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” isn’t a lie. Playing video games can be a great way to relieve tension and relax after a hard day working in the old office cube farm and other jobs. To help you get the most fun possible you might want to consideringRead More…

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Misfit announces new more affordable Misfit Flash activity tracker

on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Coming days after announcing compatibility with Windows Phone devices, Misfit has now released a new activity tracker called the Flash. The Flash sticks with the unique circular design of their popular Misfit Shine tracker, but this one comes in with a price that  is under $50. The Flash is constructed of a special soft-touch plasticRead More…