Janet Cloninger

This bag makes traveling with your small dog easier

NEWS – This gear bag makes traveling with your small dog much easier by organizing his gear for a day trip or for a week away from home.  It includes two food carrier bags, a placemat, and two bowls.  There’s room inside to hold the toys, treats, and other items he’ll need when you’re traveling.  The …

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Go to sleep and wake up more naturally with the Philips Somneo clock

NEWS – I have a lot of trouble going to sleep at night, so I’m very intrigued with this clock from Philips.  Using light and sounds, the Somneo is supposed to help you fall asleep and wake more naturally.  At night, the RelaxBreathe function uses lights to help you relax and unwind to guide you …

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In-desk universal wireless charger from Brando

NEWS – Do you have one of those wire-routing holes drilled into the top of your desk?  Insert the Brando In-Desk Universal Wireless Charger into that 2.4″ hole and turn it into a wireless Qi charger with a bonus.  The wireless 5W charger can be used with a huge list of Qi-compatible phones (see the …

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Use your fidget spinner to get some work done!

NEWS – Fidget spinners may be fun, but they are simply time wasters with no other purpose.  Not this Portable Fidget Spinner Tool from UncommonGoods, though.  This fidget spinner packs in six screwdriver bits, making it fun and useful.  The spinner has a 3.25″ Dia and is about 0.4″ thick.  It’s made of zinc alloy, magnets, …

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This book is a planetarium, a decoder ring, a speaker, a perpetual calendar …

NEWS – This book is a pop-up book like I’ve never seen before.  Instead of pop-up pictures to illustrate a story, these pop-ups are tools.  The title, This Book is a Planetarium: And Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions, gives you a clue to one of the tools. There’s a page that pops up into a dome …

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Add a USB-C hub to your 2018 iPad Pro and other Type-C tablets and phones

NEWS – Yes, the title does say you can add a hub to an iPad Pro!  Satechi has a new USB-C hub that works with the new 2018 iPad Pro models and with most Type-C smartphones and tablets.  With the hub, you’ll be able to attach peripherals easily.  The connectors include: 4K HDMI: allows for …

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This is the ceiling fan for people who don’t like ceiling fans

NEWS – If you have a room that could use some air movement to improve comfort but you don’t want a traditional ceiling fan, check out the Terna Collection from Kichler.  These light fixtures have vanes along the sides that replace the normal blades you see on a ceiling fan.  The fans have 3-speed Cooltouch cooling. …

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Get ready for Christmas 2019 with this sale

NEWS – Before Christmas, we told you about the Modern Christmas Tree that’s perfect for your Mid-Century Modern or your Space-Age Christmas celebration.  I bought both a 7.5′ large tree and a small Jubilee tree.  Those are my trees you can see in the image.  They are absolutely gorgeous, and they are available at end-of-season …

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Parents have Keurig machines – infants have Baby Brezza!

NEWS – Making a bottle of formula for your baby in the middle of the night when you’re dead tired just got easier with the Baby Brezza Formula Pro One Step Bottle Maker.  You just place water in the air-tight reservoir and powdered formula in the top (also air-tight) compartment.  The Baby Brezza works with …

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Enjoy a delicious lunch from home while saving the environment

NEWS – Unless you use a bento box or other reusable container, your lunch from home probably has a bit of paper and plastic waste.  You can still enjoy a wrapped sandwich from home, but you can cut the waste by using these reusable beeswax wraps from Z Wraps. The wraps are made of 100% cotton, …

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Earl Grey. Hot. For two. Make it so!

NEWS – Every tea-drinking Star Trek: TNG-loving person you know wants one of these tea sets for Christmas!  I know I want one!  This teapot has the United Federation of Planets logo, while the cups, creamer, and sugar bowl all feature the Starfleet Command logo, and the saucers are marked “U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D”.  The shape of the …

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Track the water you drink with Zak Designs HydraTrak tumblers and bottles

NEWS – The New Year is coming soon, and you may be thinking about your resolutions.  If drinking more water is one of your goals, you need to consider one of the water-tracking bottles or tumblers from Zak Designs.  The bottles and tumblers have silicone rings around them that help you keep track of your …

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Roborock adds a little holiday spirit to their S5 robotic vacuum

NEWS – Roborock has announced an update to their S5 robotic vacuum cleaner software that they feel adds some joy to their customers’ holiday celebrations.  Instead of an update for controlling the vacuum in a new way, the new function is simply a “holiday egg”. Roborock says you can unlock the Christmas song with the …

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Enjoy a starry night at any time!

NEWS – Don’t worry about clouds at night, light pollution, or sunshiny days.  You can enjoy a beautiful starry sky any time you like in your home with the Constellation Lamp.  The fabric shade is lined with clear vinyl and punctured with small holes to form constellations and asterisms.  When the light is on, these …

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