This beautiful stool with built-in guitar stand is handmade in the US by fillingham, an Etsy store.  The Guitar Stool/Guitar Stand is made to order from "wood, walnut, ash, felt, cork, and yacht braid."  fillingham says:  "Hardwood surfaces (walnut and ash) are finished with a custom, hand rubbed finish that improves with age and use. [...]

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I wish I had a SitGo to test tomorrow when I'll be going to my local Verizon store around 6am to wait in line to (hopefully) buy an iPhone 7. Julie, what's a SitGo you ask? It's what inventor Jon Webb calls a portable resting solution, but I like to call it a one-legged tripod [...]

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The next time you need extra seating for guests, you can pull a book off your bookcase and voila, instant stool. No, I'm not delusional. It's called Bookniture, which is a clever name for these "books" that are made of kraft paper that opens up to create a weight-bearing stool that you can sit on. [...]

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Sumo Air review


Sumo, who are well known for their modern day bean bag furniture, has a new product that uses air instead of beans as a filler. The Sumo Air is a lounge chair that can easily go from the living room to the beach and even to the pool. Let's take a closer look. The Sumo Air [...]

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Hey, all you superhero fans! Add a little superhero flare to your "batcave" with this decorative Batman bookshelf. This is a handcrafted item made of wood, measures 47 inches wide x 20 inches tall x 8 inches deep, and appears to come in two separate pieces. The Dark Knight Batman Bookshelf is available in three [...]

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Self parking chairs?


Nissan has developed chairs that return to their parking spot. Clap once and all the chairs around the boardroom table move themselves back into perfect alignment, ready for the next meeting. In an open office, clap again and all the desk chairs are neater than the desks. The bases of the chairs have batteries, motors, [...]

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Umbra Shift Hanging chair

Although I do not watch as much commercial television as I once did, my new favorite type of shows lately are the ones where people are moving into smaller houses or living spaces. Watching how people downsize and try to get the most out of every inch of space can become a puzzle, and I [...]

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You may be wondering what a bean bag chair has to do with gadgets, but if you look back on the years, we've reviewed a few here. The first thing I think of when I think of a bean bag chair is something that belongs in a game room, is small, and has lots of [...]

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If you're reading this post, you probably share a common problem that all gadget packrats share. We have lots of devices but no good way to store them while they are not being used. I keep my older MacBook Air on the end table next to my side of our double Lazy Boy couch, Jeanne [...]

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You've no doubt heard the term "I slept like a rock" haven't you? Well the Living Stone Pillows bring that saying to life. They are a collection of pillows that have fabric that has been printed to make them look just like pebbles, stones and rocks from nature. The zippered pillow covers are made of [...]

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Have you ever built your own furniture?  I'm not talking about creating a beautifully handcrafted piece of heirloom-quality furniture like a Chippendale chair.  I'm talking about using pallets or screwing some legs onto a board - either because you like the bohemian style or because buying a piece of furniture isn't in the budget?  SNAP, [...]

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I don't normally think of Bluetooth speakers as being big enough to use as a footstool, but this one is.  The Bluetooth Speaker Ottoman has a quilted faux leather exterior, so it blends in with your decor.  It's available in black only, and it measures 18" tall X 17.5" wide X 18" deep.  It has [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Home and Kitchen, News

Nothing disturbs a relaxing nap in the hammock under the shade tree like a swarm of mosquitos or other biting insects.  The Mosquito Thwarting Hammock keeps the pests at bay because it's covered by a 4-sided canopy made of super-fine nylon netting; it unzips on two sides for easy entry.  The roof of 180g polyester [...]

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We recently told you that Ikea has announced a line of furniture and lamps with built-in Qi chargers.  What about people who don't use Qi charging?  We want nice things, too!  Well, Hammacher Schlemmer has a Device Charging End Table that has a built-in charging station for those of us who still need to cable [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Home and Kitchen, News

IKEA just announced they will be introducing a new line of bedside tables, lamps, and desks with Qi chargers built-in.  The wireless charging furnishings will be available in Europe and North America beginning this April, with global availability soon after.  You can read the entire press release at PRNewswire.  Check the IKEA website for availability information [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Home and Kitchen, News, Wireless