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Knock ‘em dead with iPunch

By: Kathleen Chapman in Bluetooth Gear, Crowdfunded, Health, Fitness, Sports, News posted on July 21, 2014 10:00 am

“We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better… stronger… faster” (cue the 6 Million Dollar Man theme). Responsive Sports has developed this exciting new sports training tool to help you improve your punching skills with the 4 ounce MMA style iPunch smart combat gloves. They have sensors incorporatedRead More…

BookBub helps you build your ebook library with free or low-cost books

By: Janet Cloninger in eBook Readers, News posted on July 21, 2014 8:00 am

Regardless of which eBook device or app you use or which store you purchase from, BookBub can help you obtain books at discount prices or even free.  BookBub doesn’t sell books themselves.  They just “simply alert you by email to fantastic limited-time offers that become available on retailers like Amazon’s Kindle store, Barnes & Noble’sRead More…

MakerBot available in some Home Depot stores

By: Smythe Richbourg in Computer Gear, Gear, News posted on July 20, 2014 12:00 pm

If you visit certain Home Depot stores in California, Illinois, or New York in the next few months, you may notice something new on sale that could prevent you from having to go back there for little widgets and such: they will be stocking three models of MakerBot 3D printers in those states soon! For Gadgeteers,Read More…

Turn your sun visor tactical with the MOLLE Visor Panel from Zulu Nylon Gear

By: Andy Jacobs in Car Gear, News posted on July 20, 2014 10:00 am

Not enough spaces to organize and store the essentials in your urban (or rural) assault vehicle? Maybe you’d like to keep a glass breaker, seat belt cutter, small flashlight, pen or other tools within easy reach. Check out Zulu Nylon Gear’s MOLLE Visor Panel. Designed to wrap around and adjust to your car’s sun visor, itRead More…

Breathe clean, cool air in your personal space

By: Janet Cloninger in Health, Fitness, Sports, Home, Kitchen, News posted on July 20, 2014 9:00 am

Most air filters are designed to clean the air in an entire room, but the Satechi USB Portable Air Purifier and Fan cleans your personal space at home or in the office.  When collapsed (bottom, left image), the fan  “removes ultrafine particles to provide a clean personal environment. Unpleasant odors are removed, as well as smallRead More…

Docks for Macbooks, rings that make music and more – Weekly roundup

By: Julie Strietelmeier in News posted on July 19, 2014 11:24 pm

It’s Saturday, so you know what that means, we give you a nice easy to use list of everything that we’ve posted in the last seven days. Click through to see the full list of news, reviews and articles from this past week. Reviews Henge Docks Vertical Docking Station for MacBook Pro review IK MultimediaRead More…

The new Gabby doll from Chatsters™ will be your daughter’s new best friend

By: Janet Cloninger in Kid Gadgets, News posted on July 19, 2014 4:05 pm

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Years ago when my nephew was a toddler, Teddy Ruxpin was the ultimate in animated toys.  Old Teddy groaned and ground his way through a few eye movements as his lower jaw moved a bit while a cassette played.  There was no interaction with Teddy;Read More…

Amazon introduces Kindle Unlimited – a subscription service for book lovers

By: Janet Cloninger in eBook Readers, News posted on July 19, 2014 9:00 am

One of the perks of being a Kindle owner and an Amazon Prime member was the one free book you were allowed to “borrow” each month.  With only one free book, it could take you a long time to try out new authors you’re interested in without having to risk some of your book budgetRead More…

You won’t need to ride the rails with the HOBOROLL

By: Larry Geisz in Bags, Backpacks, Crowdfunded, News, Travel Gear posted on July 18, 2014 12:00 pm

Being in the travel business, I seem to find myself on the road more and more. Packing for long trips is fairly easy: I pull out the large suitcase, pack it up, and go. Packing for a short day trips or even short tours on my longer travels can be a real hassle. I tendRead More…

QVC has a LePan Mini Android tablet for $100, for today only

By: Janet Cloninger in Android related, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables posted on July 18, 2014 10:00 am

The Today’s Special Value from QVC today is an 8” LePan Mini Android tablet for $99.96.  Features: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 1.2GHz MTK M8125 Cortex A7 quad-core processor 8” (dia) capacitive multi-touch screen, 1024X768 resolution, IPS display 1GB RAM 8GB internal memory, expandable with microSD card Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS module, 3D G-sensor, E-compass Cameras: 5MPRead More…

Signal your intentions with the Biking Glowes

By: Janet Cloninger in Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News posted on July 18, 2014 9:00 am

Bicycles don’t usually come with lights on them, and the add-on kits are usually either reflectors or lights that just alert drivers that someone is cycling in front of them.  During the day, you can use the hand signals you learned in driver’s ed classes to indicate when you will be making a turn, butRead More…

Modern Industry Link backpack is simple & streamlined

By: Andy Jacobs in Bags, Backpacks, News posted on July 18, 2014 8:00 am

To me the best backpack designs are simple and streamlined, like the Link backpack from Modern Industry.  Its slim, rectangular shape allows vertical stacking of contents to keep the load close to the wearer’s body, while its lay-flat zipper design opens wide for easy loading and unloading of its 21 L capacity. (In fact, theseRead More…

Creative comes out roaring with a new speaker

By: Bill Henderson in Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Speakers, News posted on July 17, 2014 10:00 am

It was only a matter of time before a sound card company would take their expertise and apply it to a portable speaker. Creative, maker of the famous Sound Blaster card, has come out roaring with the Sound Blaster Roar SR20 speaker. This speaker is appropriately named Roar, not just because it can be loud,Read More…

Fly6 is a bicycle tail light that reminds others to safely share the road

By: Janet Cloninger in Camera Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News posted on July 17, 2014 9:00 am

Some time ago, Kingsley Fiegert was out riding his bicycle when someone in a passing car leaned out and shot him with a slingshot.  Kingsley was understandably in shock and in a great deal of pain, and he didn’t have the presence of mind to note the car’s license plate.  Kingsley and his business partner, Andrew Hagen,Read More…

Dry your hair as you brush it with this Goody hairbrush

By: Janet Cloninger in Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News posted on July 17, 2014 8:00 am

Drying and styling your hair will be quicker with these new QuikStyle Brushes from Goody.  Instead of natural or plastic bristles, these brushes incorporate microfiber “bristles” with some stiffer, detangler bristles.  The microfiber bristles are antimicrobial to keep the brush fresh and free of mold and musty smells.  The brush is lightweight and the handle isRead More…

Quick, easy, fruit-enfused water on the go with Define Bottle

By: Andy Jacobs in Health, Fitness, Sports, News posted on July 16, 2014 10:00 am

Want a healthier alternative to those sugary fruit drinks and caffeine-loaded soft drinks that we’ve become hooked on?  The Define Bottle may be a better way. Created by 15-year-old Carter Kostler to help combat childhood obesity, the Define Bottle is an attractive, eco-friendly water bottle that lets you infuse water with fruit and take itRead More…

VTech announces Kidizoom Smartwatch for kids

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Kid Gadgets, News, Watches, Clocks posted on July 16, 2014 9:00 am

The Kidizoom is a kid-durable smartwatch that has been designed to withstand drops and bumps as well as being splash proof and sweat proof. It is powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 2 weeks. In addition to normal watch functions (alarm, timer and stopwatch), the Kidizoom also features 50+ clock displays, a 1.4 inchRead More…

Set phasers to stun… er, volume control!

By: Janet Cloninger in Audio, Video, TV Gear, News posted on July 16, 2014 8:00 am

This is the universal remote control for the dedicated Star Trek fan.  This Star Trek Original Phaser Universal Remote Control is an exacting replica of a Star Trek phaser.  It was 3D scanned from the last remaining prop phaser in existence, and it has a detachable MK I phaser unit (seen on the top).  TheRead More…

Protect your new LG G3 smartphone with a case from Incipio

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Android related, Cases, Covers, News posted on July 15, 2014 11:05 am

Last week I pre-ordered an LG G3 from Verizon to take advantage of their fantastic $99.99 sale price. I’m very excited to be upgrading to this killer Android smartphone from my Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I loved the Note 2, but it’s time to move on. See ya Samsung! I don’t normally use a caseRead More…

KERO charging cables cover the long and the short of it

By: Janet Cloninger in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News posted on July 15, 2014 9:00 am

Have you noticed how short the charging cables included with devices always are?  It’s really difficult to find an outlet that lets you comfortably use your device as you charge it with those little 3-foot long cables.  The Lasso Lightning cable ($29.99) from KERO is 10 feet long, so you’ll never be faced with havingRead More…

When they call this cooler The Coolest, they aren’t kidding around!

By: Janet Cloninger in News, Outdoor Gear posted on July 15, 2014 8:00 am

Picnic coolers are just simple insulated boxes that hold ice to keep your drinks and food cold, right?  Wrong!  This Kickstarter project for what has to be the most functional cooler ever just started on July 8, but already they have far exceeded their original goal of $50,000 by raising more than $4.5 million dollarsRead More…

New pen insert available for Keyport

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Car Gear, News posted on July 14, 2014 11:00 am

Yippee! Keyport, my favorite key organizer, just announced the availability of a new ink pen insert. That’s a tool I’ve been waiting for. Available in black or blue ink, the Pensert as they are calling it fits in an open Keyport slot and provides you with a handy writing instrument that’s available when you needRead More…

Starbucks summer giveaway!

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Contests, News posted on July 14, 2014 10:00 am

The folks at Starbucks want to help you enjoy the warm summer weather with some coffee treats. For one lucky winner we have a ceramic tumbler and a box of Pike Place Roast K-cups. What are you waiting for, hurry up and get your entry in! Prizes: One person will win a Starbucks To-Go tumblerRead More…

A picnic is in the bag with BuiltNY

By: Janet Cloninger in News, Outdoor Gear posted on July 14, 2014 9:00 am

You’ve got the Matador blanket that fits in your pocket, so you’re ready for a picnic anytime.  All you need is the food, and you’ll be able to tote everything you need in this Convertible Insulated Picnic Basket Bag from BuiltNY.  The bag measures 16.5″ X 13.6″ X  10″, and it unzips to serve as your eatingRead More…

This Planet Waves string winder incorporates a string stretcher

By: Janet Cloninger in Music Gear, News posted on July 14, 2014 8:00 am

A couple of months ago, we told you about the Stretcha, a tool that would stretch out new strings and prevent tuning problems.  I ordered a couple of those for my husband and daughter, and they do help you stretch out new strings.    Stretchas are pretty big, though, and they don’t always fit inRead More…