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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…

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Zagg rugged folio for the Apple iPad mini review

on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

I enjoy my iPad mini, but I worry about dropping it or otherwise damaging the unit when I travel.  Also, it serves most of my needs, but there are still occasions where I need to set up a laptop to write a review or extended emails.  Now, with the rugged folio from Zagg, I have convertedRead More…

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Never trip over your tent’s guy lines at night again

on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

These tent stakes are made of 6000 series aluminum, so they are built to last.  The UCO StakeLights also have an LED light that marks the perimeter of your tent with light and makes the location of the guy lines clearly visible.  The LED is encased in a highly water-resistant TPE housing (IPX 6), and it usesRead More…

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ChiqueFabrique makes beautiful leather cases for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and other smart phones

on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

I’m in love with the embossed red leather iPhone pouch and cross-body phone pouch from ChiqueFabrique.  This Etsy shop, which ships worldwide from Gilbert, Arizona, makes beautiful, simple phone cases and bags.  The cross-body phone pouch (top and bottom left) measures 8″ X 5″, so it should fit even the biggest phones, including the iPhone 6Read More…

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Gadget deals – Save on an iPad Air, ASUS Chromebook, HTC One M8 and more

on Monday, September 15th, 2014
Posted in: News

Today we’re going to help you save money on smartphones like the HTC One M8, tablets like the Apple iPad Air, laptop computers like the ASUS C200MA Chromebook, desktop computers like the Lenovo Z40 mini tower, IPS monitors like the 24″ Dell UP2414Q Ultrasharp and more. As always, these deals and coupon codes are onlyRead More…

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The Cardiff Skate Company S1 skate review

on Monday, September 15th, 2014

Skate technology has come a long way since the first patented version of roller skates from the 1760’s. Things like polyurethane wheels over steel wheels, strap on skates over lace up boot skates and four wheel inline over the quad version skate. So, where’s the next big improvement? The Cardiff Skate Company thinks they haveRead More…

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The Nokero bulb is the “world’s only solar light bulb”

on Monday, September 15th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

I don’t know if this is the world’s only solar light bulb, but the Nokero Solar Light Bulb certainly looks useful for off-grid situations.  It charges its AA-sized NiMH batteries with a high-efficiency solar panel, and it can provide 6+ hours of 13.5 lumens of light from its four LEDs.  The bulb has a shatter-resistant polycarbonate globe,Read More…

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You need a custom-made wood dock for your new iPhone 6 Plus

on Monday, September 15th, 2014

WedgeDock, an Etsy shop, is offering a custom-made wood dock for the new iPhone 6 Plus.  Each dock is individually handmade in their small workshop in the USA.  It’s cut from a solid block of mahogany, and it has a no-tip design.  It works with the bulkiest cases, and it tips the iPhone slightly forwardRead More…

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Polar Loop activity tracker review

on Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Polar, who is well known for their heart rate sensors and sports watches, have a new wrist worn activity tracker called the Loop. The gadget category of activity trackers is so crowded that competition is fierce. Let’s see how the Polar Loop measures up. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. Design TheRead More…

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Waterfield announces new cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

on Sunday, September 14th, 2014

The iPhone 6 is possibly too big for your pockets, and the iPhone 6 Plus is sure to be too big for any pockets not found on cargo pants.  Waterfield has new cases can solve the problem of how you’re going to carry your bigger iPhones with their new Spinn holster cases.  The cases areRead More…

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skydrop sprinkler controller checks the weather before watering your lawn

on Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Skydrop is a smart controller that connects directly to your lawn sprinkler system using WiFi. It can measure the soil conditions of your yard like humidity, temperature, wind, solar radiation and slope along with hyper-local weather data to help create a watering schedule that will conserve both water and money by preventing over watering. SkydropRead More…

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Reactions to Apple, nickels that point north, Martian watches and more – Weekly roundup

on Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Posted in: News

To help make sure that you didn’t miss any of our gadget related news, reviews or articles from this past week we’ve compiled a list for you. Click through to see the full list of news, reviews and articles from this past week. You can thank us later. Reviews Nock Co. Lookout, Sassafras and BrasstownRead More…

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Let Iron Man power your gadgets

on Saturday, September 13th, 2014

If you have a thing for Tony Stark aka Iron Man and also have a thing for gadgets, I have the perfect accessory to cover both. It’s the MARVEL Iron Man 3 Mark XLII (42) Armor Power Bank 5000mAh (Limited Edition) from Brando. Brando sent us an Iron Man inspired power bank that we reviewedRead More…

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Misfit Shine activity tracker app is now available for Windows Phone

on Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Of all the activity trackers that I’ve reviewed (there have been a lot!), the one that gets the award for the sleekest, most fashionable and most unique design is the Misfit Shine from Misfit Wearables. The Shine started out only working with iOS devices and then later became compatible with Android devices. Windows Phone usersRead More…

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Plantronics BackBeat FIT headphones review

on Saturday, September 13th, 2014

With so many headphones nowadays, I’m really surprised that wireless Bluetooth doesn’t come standard in every pair of headphones. When I moved away from the typical corded headphones I never looked back. If I had it my way, it would be wireless or nothing.  When I got the opportunity to review the BackBeat FIT headphones fromRead More…

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Gear bags and accessories for the college student

on Saturday, September 13th, 2014

This post is brought to you by eBay. All opinions are 100% mine. My daughter started college this year, and we’ve discovered the type of backpack she used in high school isn’t working for her new environment.  In high school, she needed a giant bag to carry a ton of books.  She also had aRead More…

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Shomer-Tec Covert Escape Compass review

on Friday, September 12th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

Which of these objects does not belong? Would you be surprised if I told you they are all compasses, even the nickel? It’s true. The nickel that you see in the image above is actually the Covert Escape Compass from Shomer-Tec. I was intrigued to learn how an ordinary nickel could be used as aRead More…

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Google Voice now officially supported on OBi VoIP devices

on Friday, September 12th, 2014
Posted in: News

Back in May of this year, Google had announced the end of support for XMPP based calling with Google voice.  With a Google voice account and an OBi device you can make and receive VoIP calls on a regular telephone, call internationally at low rates, and use premium features included free such as voicemail, call waiting,Read More…

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TYLT ENERGI 5K+ 5200 mAh Battery Pack review

on Friday, September 12th, 2014

Backup batteries are a necessity for me and my husband. There have been times when both of our phones were on their last leg while sight seeing on vacation and we only had one portable battery. It would charge one device at a time and would do so very, VERY slowly. Nothing screams “Get aRead More…

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It’s easy to keep up with your glasses when you have a Lens Friend

on Friday, September 12th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

The Lens Friend is a strip of silicone with magnets embedded in each end; when it’s folded in the middle, the ends grip together.  You can fold them over your shirt pocket, a collar, or your bag.  It has three 0.5″ loops on one end for you to slip one of the temples of yourRead More…

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The Seven Year Flashlight will be ready whenever you need it

on Friday, September 12th, 2014

The Seven Year Flashlight from Hammacher Schlemmer is a rechargeable flashlight that can hold a charge for seven years.  It has “specially-designed nickel metal hydride batteries that minimize power loss, ensuring reliable, full-power light for seven years on a single charge.”   It produces 200 lumens of light for 6 hours on a full charge,Read More…

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KontrolFreek wants you to play video games like a boss

on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

KontrolFreek is a company that makes video game accessories that snap directly onto the control sticks for Xbox and PlayStation handheld gaming controllers. These add-ons are compatible with both the new PS4 and Xbox One controllers as well as older console controllers like the Xbox 360 and PS3. They are designed to improve gaming performance, accuracyRead More…