Photo keepsake

I've heard of people who make little photo books for their young children that contain pictures of their family members who live far away.  The child may not see Grammy very often, but she'll be familiar with Grammy's face from looking at the photo album and talking with her parents about the pictures as they… Read More

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News

We've told you about a variety of products that you personalize with your own photos - books, stretched canvas, 3-d figures - but I've never seen this product before.  GiftSkins lets you make custom gift wrapping paper using your own images.  You can even add a personalized message, so your paper will be absolutely perfect… Read More

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Aluminyze Photo Printing review

"If a picture speaks a thousand words... Aluminyze leaves you speechless!" announced the Aluminyze website.  It is precisely what you think:  your photos are printed on a sheet of aluminum.  Huh?  Why?  Aluminyze says that their aluminum prints are durable, beautiful, and make great gifts.  I had a corner of my office that needed some… Read More

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A lot of families like to give photos of their children to the grandparents as holiday gifts, and Aluminyze  has a unique photo product that is the perfect gift.  Instead of paper, Aluminyze infuses your images on a thin, solid sheet of aluminum.  Vibrant colors make your photo come alive, and the aluminum means your… Read More

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A Mixbook collects your photos and lets you share them with others.

Mixtapes (or mixCDs, if you're of the younger generation that didn't have to use tape), those custom-designed soundtracks of your life from high school and before, were ubiquitous. If you liked someone, or wanted to celebrate a special memory or event, you'd make a mixtape to play in the background. We still do similar things… Read More

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews

RocketLife online printing service allows you to create photobooks, mugs, calendars, mousepads, cards, and a variety of other prints and keepsake photo gifts.  I was happy to give their service a try when they offered The Gadgeteer the opportunity to customize one of their photo mugs.  Read on to learn how my mug turned out and… Read More

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Gear, Reviews

Shapeways is a company that allows you to "print" a 3-d design you have created using their design applications or your own design software or a design others have created and made available for purchase.  You can choose a variety of materials - metals, sandstone, or plastics - to render your creation.  Recently Shapeways has… Read More

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