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Ever since my granddaughter visited Disney World, she's been asking when I was going to put "Fairy Lights"  in the trees around the house.  I've been able to deflect, usually with the promise of ice cream, but now I can answer her request using the Night Stars light.  Although my initial thoughts were "who needs [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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I don't know how the weather is in your part of the world right now, but here in southern Indiana, we're already having some sub 30 degree mornings.  That means glove weather for me. Regular gloves and smartphones with capacitive displays don't get along well together. I've reviewed a couple different capacitive friendly gloves in [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Outdoor Gear
power-pot

The PowerPot is a Kickstarter project that has already earned funding with 8 days to spare. What is it? It's a portable thermo electric generator. Take it camping, fill it with some water or food, place it on your  campfire and you've got instant power.  There are two versions: the PowerPot V and the PowerPot [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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Fish Finders, to those who don't know, are these electronic mechanisms that either assist greatly in not having to stop by the fish shop on the way home or are a blasphemy on the sacrosanct sport of fishing. Depends on who you talk to. Electronic gardening equipment quite possibly could be seen in the same [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
dogbrella

If you have a dog, you have stood in the rain with him while he does his business. No big deal for you, if you have an umbrella, but what about Fido? If you want to avoid wet dog smell, get your pooch his own umbrella - the Dogbrella. It's a 29" diameter canopy (think [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Pet Gadgets
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LEDs aren't just for flashlights in your pocket or lightbulbs in your home. They can also be an easy way to add some flare to your garden without having to run wires or even use electricity to power them. Today we are going to take a look at 3 different solar powered LED garden lights [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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The HomeRight Iconic Clean Washing System is a large blue canister that takes your tap water and turns it into de-ionized (DI) water. The canister has a 20 foot hose with a soft bristle brush attached, and a three way (Off - Bypass - DI) switch on the end. You're supposed to be able to [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Miscellaneous, Reviews
magic-wheel

If skateboards, inline skates and bicycles no longer excite you, combine all their elements and check out the Magic One Wheel from Brando. I'd probably break my neck trying it out, but it looks like it would be a lot of fun. The price is a little spendy though at $222.00.

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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AltusLumen has just launched their latest LED product: the LightGear Gre. It's an 18-in-1 LED light with built-in survival tools that make it handy for campers, hikers, travelers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The flashlight has 4 LEDs that output 80 lux. The tools include an aluminum whistle, a storage compartment for storing items like needles [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News

The Exotac MATCHCAP is a waterproof aluminum match holder can carry all sizes of matches from standard kitchen matches to NATO lifeboat matches and even the extended length matches sold by REI. It has a dual-striker design so that you can use safety matches, strike-anywhere matches, or a combination of two. An O-ring keeps both [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News

Sanyo Eneloop Kairo Review

Not too long ago Julie posted a news spotlight on Sanyo’s Eneloop Kairo hand warmer.  I love the beauty of winter but hate the cold.  I always enjoy going outside with my big coat with many pockets to keep my gadgets in, but my hands are always cold even with gloves!  So I went out [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Orbitwheel skates

Orbitwheels are an interesting cross between inline skates and a skateboard. Just flip out the foot platform, step in and away you go. They look a bit awkward to use since you can only roll sideways, but what do I know, I can't even skate using regular roller blades ;) Orbitwheels are available for $99.95.

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How about a rolling beverage cooler that you can control with a handheld remote control? Is this the product for obese tailgate party attendants or brilliant geeky party hosts? Either way, it's a fun product that has room for 12 cans or bottles with ice. It can roll up to 40 feet from the host [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News, Reviews
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Sanyo's eneloop Kairo (‘eneloop’ = ‘energy’ + ‘loop’ and ‘kairo’ = ‘pocket heat’ (translated from Japanese) may sound like a weird name for a product, but your hands won't care. They will love this small rechargeable hand warmer that is great for indoors or outdoors. It has high and low settings at 38˚C (102˚F) and [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
faucetlock

This morning I was taking a shower when I noticed a drop in the water pressure.  We have an old house, and this always happens when someone turns on the water somewhere else in the house - but no one else was using any water.  After a couple of minutes, the water pressure returned to [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News

Here's a nifty gadget for your gear bag. It's a replica of a hobo knife from the early 1900's. This one from W.R. Case has a bone handle with a knife, spoon and a fork with a can opener. It's pretty expensive at around $80 or so at various online retailers. However, I did find [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
h2only

The H2Only 25 oz. water bottle from US Canteen has a built in Ionic-Adsorption Micro-Filtration system that removes toxic chemicals, detergents, pesticides, and agricultural waste, as well as dissolved solids such as arsenic, aluminum, zinc, asbestos, copper, lead, mercury, and chromium 6. It also removes dirt, sediment, E-Coli Bacteria, DDT, MTBE, Benzene, and Chloroforms, which [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News
aquapod

Summer may be officially over, but that doesn't mean that you can't still play outside. Need some motivation? How about the Aquapod Water Bottle Launcher. It's the first professionally manufactured bottle launcher on the market that can launch a 2-liter plastic bottle up to 100 feet in the air. Get yours for $24.99. Full press [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets

The next time you want to go for a ride with your sweetie, skip the sweat producing manual bicycle and go with a PEDEGO tandem e-bike. It features a beach cruiser design with two wide, cushioned seats, relaxed handlebars and a rear motor. It operates much like a regular tandem bicycle but utilizes a parallel [...]

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Posted in: Travel Gear

The next time you're in the jungle being chased by Nazi soldiers, you can take off your Survival Straps bracelet, unravel the 16 feet of paracord and rappel off the side of a cliff to safety. Oh wait, I think that was from an Indiana Jones movie, not a MacGyver episode. Anyway, you get the [...]

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