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MudFighter tools declare war on muddy shoes

on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The Mudfighter-series is a collection of tools that have been designed to help you remove mud and rocks from the soles / treads of your shoes. They are perfect for cross country runners, hikers, and even people that have dogs I could have used one of these tools several years ago when I had myRead More…

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Lynktec GripStand tablet stand review

on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

There’s a new-ish technology being used in many items, and I’m kinda digging it. It’s the microsuction tech being used by case and stand makers for securing items to smooth surfaces. The folks at Lynktec use it to hold their new GripStand to the back of an iPad or tablet – or even a flat, smoothRead More…

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Put the control in the palm of your hand with Cinch Gamings Custom Cinch 360 Xbox game controller

on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

So, you consider yourself a gamer. You own the Xbox 360, you have all the latest First Person Shooters (FPS), you’re wired for sound with the latest headsets, but what about your game controller? The controller included with the Xbox 360 is fine, but let’s be honest, if you want to get to kill level extremeRead More…

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Tape measure + pencil = PencilMan

on Monday, August 11th, 2014

Do it yourselfers, handy men and women and just about anyone who needs to measure and mark something will want to check out the PencilMan tape measure from Smith Works Tools. The PencilMan is a 25 foot metal ruler that features an easy to use thumb activated tape brake lever, a belt clip and bestRead More…

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Neolid Twizz is a travel cup with a twist

on Monday, August 11th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Neolid Twizz is a plastic 12 ounce cup made in France of light weight, waterproof and insulating plastic. So far that sounds pretty boring right? The interesting feature of this cup is the specially designed twisting lid that opens and closes with a twist. The lid opens like an iris or camera shutter andRead More…

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IOGEAR Wireless 5×2 HD Matrix review

on Monday, August 11th, 2014

We love our family room/den. It’s the place to be in our house probably because it’s a really comfortable room and most of our devices are in there: the Wii, the Chromecast, the Xbox, and our computer. One thing in particular that I have been wanting for a while is to be able to play ourRead More…

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Take your video games on the road with the GAEMS Vanguard

on Monday, August 11th, 2014

I like gaming, but I seem to be traveling more and more these days and that puts a crimp in my gaming time. The Vanguard, a portable gaming solution from GAEMS could be the answer to any gamers prayers. The Vanguard is a hard shell case with a 19″ LED display built into the topRead More…

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ClockONE is an insanely cool E-ink clock with an equally insane price tag

on Sunday, August 10th, 2014

The ClockONE from Twelve24 is simple and beautiful. It’s a wall mountable 39.37 x 13.78 inches (1000 x 350 mm) clock that features a digital display that uses E-ink. The clock runs for one year on one CR2450 button battery and mounts to the wall with a magnet. I love the look of it andRead More…

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Arctic Home Charger 4500 Four Port 4500mA Fast Charger review

on Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Owners of multiple mobile devices realize that their gear bag or their power strip at home can quickly become a jumble of power adapters.  Sometimes you can share a single charger between multiple devices, but then you’re limited to charging only one of your devices at a time.  With the ARCTIC Home Charger 4500 FourRead More…

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ReadyMax offers hand tools with built-in lights

on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Tools

When you’re using a pair of pliers in a dimly lit area, a flashlight can be real handy. But holding a flashlight in one hand while using the pliers in the other hand can be both inconvenient and awkward. An alternative could be a hands-free head lamp, but then you still have use two devices insteadRead More…

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SCOTTeVEST, LG G3, LEGO sets for girls and more – Weekly roundup

on Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Posted in: News

Each week we try to bring you news and reviews of gadgets and other unique products that you’ll find interesting. This week Andy Jacobs brought you an exhaustive review of the SCOTTeVEST SeV Q.U.E.S.T. Vest for Men, Dave Rees and I told you all about the LG G3 Android smartphone, Janet told us about fun LEGORead More…

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No more waiting, now you can spread butter right from the fridge

on Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Or at least that is what the SpreadTHAT! Heated Butter Knife claims to be able to do. The unique thing about this hi-tech kitchen gadget is that it doesn’t use any electricity to warm the knife. It uses a non-toxic titanium coating to conduct the heat from your hand down to the blade, allowing you toRead More…

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The Loop earbud anti-tangling device review

on Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Stop me if you have heard this one before. You reach into your pocket, bag, or purse to pull out your earbuds and you come out with a wad of tangled and knotted up cable. Sound familiar? That’s how the idea for The Loop (earbud anti-tangling device) came about. Note: Images can be clicked toRead More…

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VIZIO introduces a sound bar for rooms without a lot of table space

on Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Today’s big screen TVs have great images, but they often have wimpy sound because their cabinets don’t leave much room for speakers.  You can add on a sound bar, but those usually require quite a bit of table space to stretch out on.  We have a VIZIO TV in our bedroom, and it could useRead More…

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5 stands that integrate an Apple wireless keyboard with a tablet

on Friday, August 8th, 2014

Tablet users who enjoy using a real honest to goodness physical keyboard with their devices have a large selection of different Bluetooth keyboards to choose from, but one of the best in my opinion, is Apple’s wireless keyboard. The only problem with this keyboard is that it wasn’t designed for use with a tablet and is lackingRead More…

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Samson C01U Pro USB Microphone review

on Friday, August 8th, 2014

So you want to record your next podcast, voiceover demo, or narrate a video?  Ready to step up from your laptop or tablet’s built in mic but don’t want to destroy your bank account?  Let’s see what the Samson CO1U Pro USB Microphone has to offer. (All photos can be clicked for a full sizeRead More…

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No more crawling under the desk to plug things in with the Wall Mounted Outlet Extender

on Friday, August 8th, 2014

I just put an Elfa shelving unit in my tiny kitchen with no counter space.  I now have a place to work while preparing food, but plugging in my little KitchenAid chopper requires me to crawl under the unit and reach behind the water cooler to plug it in.  I was thinking about getting aRead More…

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KitchenAid brings a whole new look to the SodaStream Sparkling Beverage Maker

on Friday, August 8th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Julie reviewed the SodaStream a few years ago and determined it was an economical way to make your own sodas at home.  It gives you the option to make regular, diet, and caffeine-free sodas and flavored waters, but it did look a bit utilitarian.  Big deal, you might say, but there are some people outRead More…

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Audioengine uses the words premium and Bluetooth in same sentence

on Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Will Bluetooth ever get any respect? It will if Audioengine has anything to say about it. Audioengine – known for dynamite speakers and DACs – have released their first Bluetooth product, the Audioengine B1 Premium Bluetooth Music Receiver. The B1 streams audio from any media player (iTunes, Amarra, Youtube, etc.) and connects to any musicRead More…

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Connect 2 Android devices together for file sharing and battery sharing

on Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Android users are lucky because we have the ability to use OTG accessories with our devices. If you don’t know what OTG is, it stands for On The Go. Here’s an eWiki definition: USB On-The-Go, often abbreviated to USB OTG or just OTG, is a specification first used in late 2001, that allows USB devicesRead More…

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Rapoo 3300P Wireless Optical Mouse review

on Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Personally, I can’t get enough peripherals for my desktop or laptop.  I needed a mouse that was small enough to throw into my bag whenever I went out, but nothing clunky.  Since I’ve reviewed other Rapoo products before, I grabbed the chance to  review the Rapoo 3300p Wireless Optical Mouse.  Let’s take a look! Note: Images canRead More…

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This new LEGO set puts girls in their places – working as scientists in the Research Institute

on Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News

LEGO worked with  Ellen Kooijman, a geoscientist, to create this new play kit that shows female minifigs as scientists working in the Research Institute.  Then LEGO Ideas members selected this kit that contains everything these three scientists need to “explore the world below, around and above us.”  The chemist figure has a lab with glassware andRead More…

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The SIMPLcase iPhone case holds up to three SIM cards for your travels around the world

on Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The SIMPLcase World Travelers iPhone Case is a slimline, snap-on back cover for the iPhone 5/5s.  Inside, between the case and the back of the iPhone is a storage column that stores up to three nano or micro-sized SIM cards – sized to fit the iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 4/4s, or iPad, so you can keep upRead More…

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Snag a copy of “The Windows 8 Guide, Volume 1″ (Free eBook expires 8/8)

on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Posted in: News

The Windows 8 Guide, Volume 1 is a 38 page ebook which normally costs $9.95, but is being offered FREE of charge until 8/8/14. This ebook cover topics for users that are brand new to the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. It starts off by explaining the differences between the different versions of Windows that are currently availableRead More…

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Two alternatives to Field Notes and Moleskine Cahier notebooks

on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Posted in: News

If you like carrying pocket sized notebooks (3.5 x 5 in) but are a little bored with the current crop of Field Notes and Moleskine Cahier notebooks that are on the market, here are two alternatives that might tickle your fancy. First up are the new Polygon Word. Notebooks. I’m a fan of these notebooksRead More…