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Gadget deals – 62% off an HTC One M7 and a $2.99 iPhone 6 case

By: Julie Strietelmeier in News posted on September 1, 2014 3:13 pm

Today’s gadget deals will save you money on an HTC One M7 Android smartphone, two popular Xbox games, and accessories for the Nintendo 3DS, Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 6 (yes, you read that right, the iPhone 6). HTC One M7 Unlocked HTC One. 62% OFF @eBay. Only $249!! Hurry while stocks last (700Read More…

The Balancing Tree will help your child develop fine motor skills

By: Janet Cloninger in Kid Gadgets, News posted on September 1, 2014 9:00 am

I thought of Jenga when I saw the Balancing Tree toy, but the Balancing Tree looks much less difficult and frustrating for children.  PlanToys developed the Balancing Tree using its principals of sustainability.  They are  a”leading company that has created a new material and process as part of our zero waste goals. Continuing our commitmentRead More…

The S-View Flip Cover cases for Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Janet Cloninger in Android related, Cases, Covers, News posted on September 1, 2014 8:00 am

While sitting in Starbucks over the weekend, I noticed the gorgeous white phone and case belonging to the lady sitting at the next table.  It was so beautiful that I wanted to ask her what phone she had.  The case and phone were incredibly thin, and the cover had a window that showed the topRead More…

Rockabye baby automatically with the Nuna LEAF

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Home, Kitchen, Kid Gadgets, News posted on August 31, 2014 11:00 am

Parents who are looking for a battery, electricity and noise free way of gently getting their little ones to sleep should look into the Nuna LEAF. It’s a leaf shaped chair attached to a sturdy frame that can be locked into a stationary position or unlocked to swivel side to side with a slight push.Read More…

You can get your Keyport 2.0 blades pre-cut and mailed to you or get lost keys easily replaced with the KeyMe app

By: Janet Cloninger in Car Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Pocket Gear posted on August 31, 2014 9:00 am

When you get a new Keyport Slide 2.0, blades, and accessories, you aren’t quite ready to assemble the Slide and stick it in your pocket.  You have to take your uncut blades to the nearest locksmith or key maker and have your standard keys copied using the Keyport blades.  It perhaps doesn’t take long toRead More…

Ice cream scoops, monkey lights, sumo chairs and more – Weekly roundup

By: Julie Strietelmeier in News posted on August 30, 2014 4:12 pm

For our US readers it’s a long holiday weekend and that means you have plenty of extra time to relax, kick back and catch up on the news and reviews that we posted this past week. For everyone else not located in the US, don’t be left out, click through to see the full listRead More…

Be ready for zombies or the hunger games with this folding bow

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear posted on August 30, 2014 3:31 pm

Whether you’re preparing for the apocalypse, want to become the next Katniss Everdeen, rob from the rich like Robin Hood or just enjoy shooting arrows with a bow, the Compact Folding Survival Bow is a bow that takes up very little space when it’s not in use. Folded down it’s only 23″ long x 1.5Read More…

Get in the Spirit with Focal

By: Bill Henderson in Audio, Video, TV Gear, News posted on August 30, 2014 10:00 am

A few months ago, I reviewed the very good Focal Spirit Classic and even better Spirit Pro headphones. Focal he now released a newer – and less expensive – version of the original portable Spirit One headphone, the Spirit One S. The Spirit One S – which will replace the Spirit One –  is moreRead More…

Does your pet have an emergency preparedness kit?

By: Janet Cloninger in Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Pet Gadgets posted on August 30, 2014 9:00 am

If you live in areas prone to natural disasters, you probably have made some preparations for emergencies.  Do you have an survival kit for your pet?  Quake Kare sells survival kits for dogs and cats, filled with products you’ll need to keep your pet healthy and fed until things start to return to normal.  The kits comeRead More…

Gadget deals – Savings for gamers

By: Julie Strietelmeier in News posted on August 29, 2014 12:00 pm

It doesn’t matter if you’re a console gamer, an iPhone gamer or if you care less about games and more about music, we have some gadget deals for you today. JLab High-Performance Earbuds High-performance earbuds, slim, soft with the very latest ultra-compact titanium drivers. 86% OFF @Woot. $12.99 ($89.95) Turtle Beach II Ear Force Kilo LimitedRead More…

blink(1) is a USB LED status light that can alert you to almost anything

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Computer Gear, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News posted on August 29, 2014 11:00 am

The blink(1) is a small USB LED status light that plugs into your PC, Mac, Linux or even Raspberry Pi device and can be set up to flash a certain color and pattern when something happens that you need to know about. That “something” is entirely up to you. For example: Do you want to knowRead More…

Come up to the lab and see what’s on the … err, what’s cooking

By: Janet Cloninger in Home, Kitchen, News posted on August 29, 2014 9:00 am

I’ve heard the expression that baking is science and cooking is an art (meaning that baking requires more precise measurements, temperatures, and times, while cooking is a bit more forgiving), but as any chemist knows, it’s all just chemistry.  This cute salt and pepper set lends an air of the chemistry lab to your kitchen.Read More…

This purse and wallet are doubly theft-proof

By: Janet Cloninger in Bags, News, Travel Gear posted on August 29, 2014 8:00 am

Travelon, as you can guess from the name, makes great bags for traveling – around town or around the world.  This particular wallet and bag combination is perfect for protecting your valuables and your personal data as you go about your daily travels.  The Travelon Anti-Theft Convertible Hobo with RFID Blocking Wallet are made of 100% polyester.Read More…

Did you know a donkey’s mouth is 20 times cleaner than most keyboards?*

By: Janet Cloninger in Gear, News posted on August 28, 2014 9:00 am

*That’s what the folks at AM Labs postulate, anyway.  There’s no data that actually quantifies and compares the cleanliness of the two, but you have a pretty good idea from just looking that your mobile devices and computer keyboards and screens have “schmutz” on them.  They have oil from your skin, dirt, dust, and grimeRead More…

Let your tablet take a seat in this beautiful wood Desktop Chair

By: Janet Cloninger in Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables posted on August 28, 2014 8:00 am

Although BiteMyApple populates their store with successfully-funded, commercially-available crowd-funding projects for Apple products, the Desktop Chair v2 will actually work with most any tablet.  The Chair is made of “premium wood sheets that are cross-grained (layered perpendicularly) and hydraulic-hot-pressed to achieve maximum dimensional durability and precision.”  It’s bent and folded, and each end has aRead More…

Gadget deals – Accessories for PS4, iPad, headphones and more

By: Julie Strietelmeier in News posted on August 27, 2014 5:28 pm

Sony PS4 Color Pack Pack of 4 Color Combo Protective Case’s For the Sony PS4 Game Controller for $5.67. 66% OFF SUPCASE Beetle Defense Series Full-body Hybrid Protective Case (with a Built-in Screen Protector). Dual Layer Design and Impact Resistant Bumper’s for $16.99. 66% OFF Audio-Technica These Audio-Technica Pro DJ Headphones are currently at 50%Read More…

New series of Moleskine notebooks are compatible with Livescribe smartpens

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Miscellaneous, News posted on August 27, 2014 4:28 pm

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 theRead More…

New LG G3 Offers a Simplified User Experience (Sponsored)

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Android related, News posted on August 27, 2014 11:00 am

New Smart Features Offer a Simplified User Experience This post is brought to you by LG G3. Boasting a revamped user interface and host of new features, the new LG G3 is the ultimate in smart technology. Unveiling the first 5.5­Inch Quad HD display announced in the U.S. market, Laser Auto Focus, Smart Notice andRead More…

Ladies, these boots are made for walking – and for holding your gear

By: Janet Cloninger in Gear, News posted on August 27, 2014 9:00 am

The PURSE N’ BOOTS – EUROPEAN knee-high boots from Elizabeth Anne shoes are made of luxurious cowhide, and although they are made in a riding boot style, you can wear them for most any activity.  They are available in brown or black, in sizes from 5-12, and in slim, regular, and wide calf widths.  What setsRead More…

Here’s the true secret to easily spreadable butter

By: Janet Cloninger in Home, Kitchen, News posted on August 27, 2014 8:00 am

It seems many people are looking for the perfect method for buttering up their toasts and bagels.  Julie was disappointed with the knife that promised to use the heat of her hand to make butter spreadable that she reviewed yesterday.  As Julie mentioned, butter can actually be left out on the counter without refrigeration, butRead More…

ScoopThat! and SpreadThat! self-warming ice cream scoop and butter knife review

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Home, Kitchen, News posted on August 26, 2014 10:00 am

I love ice cream and I love butter, but what I don’t love is having to wait for them to soften and melt so that I can scoop and spread them. Is there a solution other than just waiting? Maybe… The self-warming ScoopTHAT and SpreadTHAT ice scream scoop and butter knife claim to solve theseRead More…

Pyramid Distribution is now offering a Lightning cable that works as a sync/charge or charge-only cable

By: Janet Cloninger in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News posted on August 26, 2014 9:00 am

A couple of months ago, we told you about a microUSB cable for Android devices that could act as a normal sync/charge cable, or it could protect your device from unwanted data exchange while you are charging at a public charging station and charge your device faster, as well.  Now Pyramid Distribution has a LightningRead More…

Tempo wearable monitor for seniors helps you keep a discreet eye on your elderly relatives

By: Janet Cloninger in Health, Fitness, Sports, News posted on August 26, 2014 8:00 am

Do you have an aging parent or relative who wants to live on their own, but you are concerned about fading health?  They don’t want to live with you or in an assisted living facility, but you’d like a way to know what is happening with them on a daily basis?  There are various monitoring devicesRead More…

Venostech SideCar connects your phone or tablet to your laptop for multi-display productivity

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Laptops and Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables posted on August 25, 2014 11:00 am

Small laptops are great when you need something that is ultra portable, but the trade off is that they usually have smaller displays which ends up making you feel cramped and squinty. The Venostech SideCar is an interesting solution that doesn’t require any power and uses devices you already own to add additional screen spaceRead More…

This game not only improves your child’s memory, it helps him remember family members

By: Janet Cloninger in Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News posted on August 25, 2014 9:00 am

I’ve heard of people who make little photo books for their young children that contain pictures of their family members who live far away.  The child may not see Grammy very often, but she’ll be familiar with Grammy’s face from looking at the photo album and talking with her parents about the pictures as theyRead More…