Appliance

Dyson-humidifier-1

Living in Wisconsin (we lived there years ago) meant aeon long winters, heart stopping heating bills, and desert dry air. We used humidifiers to try to add invaluable moisture to the air to help decrease respiratory illnesses or alleviate the symptoms, but also to keep from shocking each other to a fine char. While cleaning [...]

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dyson-am08-fan-2

If you were interested in the Dyson AM06 Cool Desk Fan that Julie reviewed recently, you need to also check out the big, floor-standing model.  The Dyson AM08 Air Multiplier Bladeless Oscillating Pedestal Fan is 17.75" in diameter; it adjusts from 43-1/2" to 55-1/2" in height.  It has a 20-ft air projection and 70-degree oscillation range. [...]

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dyson-fan-8

On the Gadgeteer scale of 1 to 10, a traditional electric fan probably wouldn't rate much higher than a 1. But the Dyson Cool Desk Fan (model AM06) earns a significantly higher score because of one obvious fact - it doesn't have any blades. At least none that you can see. Note: Images can be clicked to view [...]

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gtech-airram2

Move over Dyson, there's a new sweeper in town. The AirRam from UK based Gtech is a cordless vacuum that features a light weight bagless design that compresses dirt into two square bales for easy clean up. The AirRam can be used on wood, tile and carpeted floors and can run for up to 40 [...]

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mypressi-twist

The mypressi TWIST espresso machine puts the hand-held gadgetry in coffee making.  This little 10.5 X 3.5 X 3.5 inch device looks a little like one of those mesh tea infusers on steroids.  It makes a single or double espresso shot, with crema, in about 20-30 seconds.  You don’t need electricity, so you can use [...]

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krups-nescafe-dolce-gusto-0

The NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto is a beverage brewing system brought to you by Nescafe and Krups. That's sure a mouth full, isn't it? After unboxing the thing and setting it on the kitchen counter, my spouse took one look at it and named it "The Coffee Duck", but for the review I'll stick with calling [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Home, Kitchen

This has to be the niftiest home appliance that I've seen in a long time. It's the Dyson AM01 Desk Fan. Who cares about desk fans you scoff? Well this one doesn't have any blades! It uses Air Multiplier™ technology to generate smooth, uninterrupted airflow with no unpleasant buffeting. Ummm... whatever... it doesn't have any [...]

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kurv_fig_1

I picked up two of these Dirt Devil Kurv designer hand vacuums on sale for $19.99 (regular list price $49.99).  I had seen them advertised and was enthralled with the concept –a stylish contemporary capsule disguising a vacuum cleaner.  But I thought $50 was kind of pricey even though it was a really good idea.  [...]

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