Do you use a Clarisonic or similar facial and skin-cleaning system?  Do you ever wonder what's growing on your brushes after a few uses?  Replacement brushes are expensive, so you can use them once and toss them, so you need a good way to disinfect them.  The Facial Cleansing Brush Germ Eliminator uses ultraviolet light to [...]

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For some reason, ThinkGeek calls this the Smartphone Kit of Perpetual Cleaning.  It's not just for cleaning smartphones, though.  You can clean any of your devices with delicate glass parts, such as your camera lenses, as well as binoculars, telescopes, microscopes, and even your glasses and sunglasses.  The kit includes 12 disposable lens cleaners, Dust [...]

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Washing clothes can make the fabric pill and the colors fade.  Dry cleaning your clothes is costly and inconvenient.  Of course, you need cleaned clothes, so what do you do?  You could use the SWASH Express Clothing Care System instead.  Hang one or two items in the SWASH, insert a SWASH Pod, and your clothes [...]

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Flashback to several weeks ago... It's 3:30pm and I race home from my day job so I can work on Gadgeteer reviews for 90 minutes until Jeanne gets home from work. I sit down in front of my MacBook Pro for some quality writing time when the phone rings. I answer the call. It's Jeanne. "Can [...]

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The Panda Compact Washing Machine is only 14" wide and 19.3" tall, but it can wash 5.5 pounds of laundry.  You just plug it in, load in your clothes, and add water and detergent, and it will handle the washing.  It's good for doing small loads and can handle delicates to towels.  It's great for [...]

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When my daughter recently moved into her dorm room, the first thing I did was put a mattress encasement on that mattress that had been used for years by people doing who knows what.  shudder!  I wish I had had this Verilux vacuum with me, too.  The CleanWave Sanitizing Portable Vacuum is a hand-held model that is [...]

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*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 grime [...]

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I recently bought an iRobot floor cleaner, and while digging around on their site, I found they also sell a little robot that can take over the chore of cleaning out your gutters for you.   The iRobot Looj Gutter Cleaning Robot is only about 2" tall X 3" wide by 15.6" long, so it [...]

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A floor cleaning robot is one gadget I've yet to try, but the ECOVACS Winbot window cleaning robot looks very interesting to me. I hate cleaning windows... a fact that would become immediately clear to you if you were at my house right now. Winbot attaches to the window with suction and cleans using special reusable pads. [...]

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The Scrubba Washbag Review

Any traveller will know the dilemma of balancing the right amount of clothes with the additional weight and space required to carry those clothes.  When bushwalking you're extremely limited with how much you can carry on your back, when motorcycle touring you're constrained by how much you can fit into a tail bag or pack.  [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

If you travel a lot, you'll know that one of the biggest dilemmas is traveling light but still having enough clothes. In some locations, finding a laundry can be hard and expensive -  or if you're further afield, impossible to find. Australian inventor Ashley Newland has come up with the Scrubba Washbag, a possible solution [...]

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Did you know that your cell phone can be a breeding ground for strep, e. coli and other nasty germs? Do you care? Yeah, me neither. I eat off my phone and I like it. But if the thoughts that microscopic critters are currently crawling all over your snazzy iPhone have you in dispair, I [...]

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Roomba isn't the only robotic cleaning device on the scene now. The new Mint automatic floor cleaner is designed specifically for hard surfaces like wood and linoleum and uses most popular disposable cleaning cloths (Swiffer) and re-usable microfiber cloths for dry sweeping and wet mopping floors. The square shape allows it to reach all the way into corners. [...]

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I had my Dad over for a Father's Day visit this past weekend and while he was here, he wanted me to show him how to look up stock information on the web. I loaded up Google's financial page on my Macbook Pro and showed him how to use it while we were sitting on [...]

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The Windshield Wonder is a small, portable wand with a microfiber cloth and pad that is meant for cleaning the inside of your windshield.  It looks like a no-brainer:  it is very small and can be broken down to fit into your glove box; its cleaning surface is very narrow (and small) and conforms to [...]

Posted in: Car Gear

iRobot Roomba Scheduler

I had never used a robotic vacuum before, so I was really excited when Julie told me that she had a Roomba Scheduler that needed to be tested out and reviewed. I gladly volunteered.

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Nellie’s Dryerballs

A new marketing trend is to promote organic, natural, or green-friendly products. I don't know if you have noticed, but these items can be pricey. I am not a slave to overpriced trends, but I do believe in making eco-friendly decisions that are within my budget. If there is a product that will prevent my kids' exposure to chemicals, then I am willing to use it. Nellie's Laundry Products are touted as providing natural solutions to consumers and saving time & money. When I saw these dog-looking-chew-toys being promoted, I wanted to see if they would work. Julie asked for a sample and Nellie's quickly sent two sets to The Gadgeteer Team.

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