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Toys, cosmetics, tools – they’re all in the bag!

on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear

Lay-n-Go manufactures “innovative organizational solutions for life, play, and travel.”  These bags have drawstrings that pull the bag closed into a ball shape, so they can be carried along with your or used as a storage bag.  They come in various sizes that are small enough to hold your cosmetics or grooming supplies to keepRead More…


Walhub is an easy way to add storage to your light switch

on Friday, August 30th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

When you live in a small house or apartment, storage space is a valuable commodity that has to be managed well, or your house might end up looking like an episode of Hoarders. That’s why I love the concept of the Walhub. It is a replacement faceplate for single and double gang wall switches thatRead More…


Cuppow BNTO – turn a canning jar into a Bento Box

on Saturday, August 10th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you’re looking to join the upcycle movement and make sure your cookies and milk don’t turn into soggy cookie soup before you can enjoy them, you need to check out the Cuppow BNTO canning jar lunchbox adapter. It’s a 6 oz BPA, BPS and phthalate free food-grade recycled plastic cup that fits into aRead More…


Boxwood Storage Tubes – Store your smalls in wooden tubes

on Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

I have a storage fetish. I like little metal tins, boxes, pouches, etc. When I saw these Boxwood Storage Tubes in a Lee Valley catalog that came in the mail the other day, I knew I’d be placing a order. These screw top wooden tubes are made in France by a family known for their woodRead More…


The Ball Claw Review

on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

I am in a never ending battle to keep my hectic life less cluttered. This fact spans all aspects of my world…from my office space, to my desk at home, to our garage, and everything in between.  Kurt Kay & John Kurcheski of K Concepts have designed an interesting device for mounting some of yourRead More…


Timbuk2 Dimebag, Shagg Bag and On the Go Shed Pouch Review

on Saturday, October 15th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

I love Timbuk2 messenger bags for their good looks and versatility. I continue to use their custom laptop messenger bag that I reviewed as my every day gear bag. It’s over 1 year old and still looks brand new. When you think of Timbuk2, you think of larger shoulder bags, but you might be interested inRead More…


iFlashDrive – 2 way storage for iOS and PC/Mac devices

on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

From the same company that created the HyperDrive, comes the iFlashDrive. This is a 2-way USB flashdrive that can has a 30 pin connector that can plug into iOS devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. On the other end is a standard male USB connector that allows you to plug it into aRead More…


Coalesse PowerPod Review

on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Do you have a dusty old power strip under your desk? Isn’t it fun to stand on your head to plug and unplug your various gadget chargers when ever you need some juice? The Coalesse PowerPod is a power strip that you can display on top of your desk, instead of hiding it under yourRead More…

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13 Things to Consider Before Buying a Digital Media Storage System

By: Brett Cooper
on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

In today’s connected home we take pictures digitally, listen to digital audio on our MP3 players, and download and watch digital movies on our HD TV’s.  All of these digital media files take up a copious amount of space and the growth of these files is outpacing our ability to store and protect them.  Thankfully,Read More…


Video Game Storage – LevelUp Ottomans

on Saturday, October 30th, 2010

I wouldn’t say that I’m a neat freak, but I like an uncluttered house. That’s not saying that my house isn’t cluttered, because it is… except for my basement. It’s been newly remodeled and is the role model for the rest of the house. If you need a kick start to cleaning up some theRead More…


Store your Stuff in LEGO Brick Storage Boxes

on Sunday, October 17th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Ok, this is too cool… Giant LEGO bricks that double as storage boxes. Officially licensed by LEGO, these bricks come in three different sizes (they also sell a LEGO head storage container) and several colors. You can even stack them just like the real bricks. I would love a set of these, but unfortunately, theyRead More…


Pogoplug Pro Available

on Monday, October 11th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

Pogoplug has added a new version of the Pogoplug, available today. We have covered the Pogoplug updates in the past as they added printer support and a wireless adaptor, and added the Pogoplug Biz. This appears to update and replace the Pogoplug, with the following features: Built-in wireless capabilities All-Black Same $99 retail place asRead More…


LevelUp Storage Towers for all of your Gaming Gear

on Thursday, September 9th, 2010
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

LevelUp storage towers keep your PlayStation, XBOX and Wii systems and accessories organized and accessible. The towers snap together easily and have built in ventilation to allow your console to run reliably. Some features include a molded controller dock and soft-coated guitar hooks for gaming guitar controllers used in Guitar Hero or Rock Band, asRead More…


Pogoplug enhanced with a Biz Version

on Thursday, August 26th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous

Pogoplug is taking pre-order for the Pogoplug Biz. This is a newer, more expensive version of the Pogoplug Janet posted about earlier. They announced the new product on their Blog back at the end of July. The basic Pogoplug is $99, the Pogoplug Biz will be $299. There are no fees for using the service,Read More…


OWC Express USB 2.0 Hard Drive Enclosure Review

on Saturday, July 24th, 2010

The OWC Express USB 2.0 hard drive enclosure is an exercise in minimalism. In the picture you see the two elements of the case; a mini-USB port and an activity LED. I received a silver model to review. The enclosures come in your choice of silver, white, or black.


OWC Mercury On-The-Go Drive Enclosure Review

on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

I finally got around to upgrading my MacBook Pro’s 200 GB hard drive. I could go on and on about how annoying it was to have to go to an authorized service center to get the upgrade since my generation of MBP does not have a user-upgradeable hard drive, but since Julie does not provideRead More…


Data Robotics Announces Drobo FS

on Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
Posted in: News

My backup strategy is quite a mish-mash of USB hard drives and an Apple Time Capsule. I have been intrigued by Drobo’s various offerings in the past, but leaned more to a NAS (Network-Attached Storage) solution. The only Drobo option was to purchase a network add-on to an existing box. Today, they announced the Drobo FS. This new box isRead More…


Rx Locker Review

By: Andrew Morrow
on Friday, March 5th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

We’re living in the future.  While cancer has yet to be eradicated, many medical conditions which would have meant either a lifetime of pain or even death to people not so long ago are treated by medications developed over the last hundred years.   Me? After an incident when I was 16, I was left withRead More…


Eye-Fi Pro X2 adds 802.11n, 8GB capacity, Endless Memory

By: Andy Simmons
on Tuesday, January 5th, 2010
Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Wireless

If you like to share your photographs and you don’t have an Eye-Fi card, you are missing out.  I just bought my first one about a month ago, and I love it. Fortunately for us mobile shutterbugs, Eye-Fi just announced their latest model, the Pro X2.  At 8GB, it doubles the max capacity of theirRead More…


AirStash promises portable wireless storage

By: Andy Simmons
on Monday, January 4th, 2010

Wearable Inc. has put up a barebones website for their new AirStash device, which is billed as a “wireless media server” for mobile devices (the iPhone is mentioned specifically).  Not much information is given, other than the fact that the AirStash will be officially unveiled at CES 2010 — no price, no availability date, noRead More…

Turn an external USB hard drive into a NAS device

on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
Posted in: Computer Gear, Wireless

The SimpleNET from SimpleTech is a super simple (sorry, couldn’t resist) way to turn a USB hard drive into a NAS device (network attached storage). Just plug this small module into your wireless router and then plug one or two USB hard drives into the USB ports in the module and you’re done. It’s compatibleRead More…


Optical discs to offer 500Gb capacity!

on Monday, May 4th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

General Electric Research have recently unveiled that they have created Optical Discs with 500Gb’s of total storage capacity, the equivalent to approximately 100 DVDs!