Janet Cloninger

Organize your gadgets and accessories in the Tech Folio from Waterfield

NEWS – Have you noticed how some organizer bags are filled with fiddly little straps that require you to carefully wrap your charging cables before you can fit them in?  Or how some pockets are sized exactly to fit one particular brand, but you don’t have that brand and your gadget doesn’t fit?  With the …

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Protect the lives of your most precious cargo with Athena by Eve

NEWS – It’s summer, and it’s hot, and I’ve already seen stories of several children who died in hot cars.  Infants, children, and pets (or K9 police officers) die because someone forgot they were in the car and went in to work or to the mall.  With the Athena by Eve, no other baby, child, …

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You’ll Bike Pretty with this straw hat bicycle helmet

NEWS – Bike helmets are an important part of your bicycling gear.  What’s more important than protecting your brain, right?  Bike helmets don’t always look like you’d like, though.  The folks at Bike Pretty make bike helmets for folks like them.  They describe themselves as: We love matching our nail polish to our favorite vintage …

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The elevated Booster Bath makes washing your dog less backbreaking

NEWS – Our dog, Teddy, is only about 14″ tall at the shoulders.  Washing him in our walk-in shower is murder on the back.  If we had the elevated Booster Bath, he’d be about 30″ off the floor, so we wouldn’t need to crouch in the floor to wash him. The Booster Bath is an …

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Airstream Classic travel trailers are your smart home on wheels

NEWS – Earlier this month, Airstream announced that all of their new Classic travel trailers can be outfitted with Airstream Smart Control Technology.  With a smartphone app, you’ll be able to monitor and control many of the functions of your Classic trailer.  Smart Control adds the following features: Stay connected – to your Classic, to …

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Enhance your whiskey with this Oak-Honey Whiskey Tumbler

NEWS – This handmade tumbler was designed to enhance and complement the taste of whiskey.   The NiSNAS Oak-Honey Whiskey Tumbler is made from a solid piece of oak; the interior is hand-shaped, “giving it a distinctive shape to accentuate a taste and aroma that is complex and subtly sweet.”  Each tumbler has a stainless …

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Protect your student’s laptop with the iPearl cover from mCover

NEWS – Starting in junior year of high school, Rachel was encouraged to bring a laptop to school.  We’re an Apple family, and I didn’t want her (at the time) 11″ MacBook Air getting scratched up when thrown into her backpack with books, pencils, and who know what else.  I found a great snap-on hard …

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Glide through window cleaning by washing both sides at once

NEWS – The Glider magnetic window cleaner allows you to clean the outside of your windows from inside your home.  Or you can actually clean both sides simultaneously by spraying cleanser on the inside of the glass while cleaning the outside.  The Glider consists of two plastic pieces with embedded magnets to attract them together …

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Thanks to Adorama, now’s the time to add to or update your camera equipment

NEWS – Summer seems to be a popular time for taking photos.  People are taking vacations, attending sporting events, picnics, and these are all great photo opportunities.  They are also opportunities to discover the gaps in your set of lenses and the shortcomings of the gear you already have.  Adorama is offering great summer specials, trade-in …

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Photojojo Shutter Remote works with Apple and Android devices

NEWS – Photojojo’s Shutter Remote works with most every mobile device’s camera – Android or Apple.  Pair the remote to your mobile device via Bluetooth, and you’re ready to take candid photos or group shots from up to 30 feet away from the phone or tablet.  You can also use it to start/stop video recording. …

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Forget smart lighting. Add Star Trek phaser-controlled lighting to your home!

NEWS – Remember in The Enemy Within episode from Star Trek TOS when Mr. Sulu and the landing party were stuck on Alfa 177, where the temperatures were dropping to -120°?  They survived by heating stones to glowing, hot heat generators with their phasers as they huddled nearby under their survival blankets.  Well, the Star Trek TOS …

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BOSS Katana-Air claims to be the first truly wireless portable guitar amp

NEWS – I don’t know if it’s truly the first, but the BOSS Katana-Air 30W Stereo Combo Amplifier comes with a proprietary wireless transmitter to connect to your guitar to the amp.  The Katana-Air is a true stereo amplifier with two custom-tuned speakers.  You’re ready to play anywhere with this BOSS.  It provides 30W of …

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Protect your AirPods with Twelve South’s AirSnap case

NEWS – Most of the protective covers I’ve seen for AirPods are silicone pouches, but Twelve South adds luxury to the AirPods with their full-grain leather AirSnap case.  AirSnap is designed to protect your expensive earbuds and their charging case while they are floating around in your bag or desk drawer.  The case has a …

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A cat tree that doesn’t look like a cat tree

NEWS – Instead of a big carpet-covered column with carpet-covered shelves and boxes like most cat trees, this Natural Sphere Cat Tower from Sauder looks almost like a floor lamp.  The tower stands 43.75″ tall and is 19.8″ wide at the front and 21.6″ deep.  It’s topped with a wicker sphere with two access holes …

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