Morgan Bornstein

Arömo “Bounce” espresso bean review

So you have the espresso machine, portable hand pump, stovetop brewer, demitasse cups, thermometer, all forms of sweetener, and a refrigerator full of milk.  But something still appears to be missing: a worthy bean for all those new toys and accessories.  (By the way, check out the Related Links at the bottom of this post …

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Chobi Cam Pro 3 – A micro night-vision camera for a micro spy

Barbie probably has a larger camera than this.  The Chobi Cam Pro 3 measures in at just under 2″ wide and under 1″ tall.  The is the third iteration in a line of Japanese mini cameras, and it adds “night vision” capability to an already impressive 11MP camera with 1080p video-capture capabilities.  The night vision is …

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Krups XP1000 Solo Steam Espresso Machine review

If you’re a coffee person, chances are you’ve owned a Krups product over the years.  They run the gamut in small appliance product offerings from toasters and blenders to juicers, panini presses, and high end pump espresso machines.  It was a Krups drip coffee machine that got me through my college years, and although I …

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The Swiss Army Knife of rings

How many times have you wished you had a bottle opener or a pen knife literally at your fingertips?  An etsy artisan has taken this EDC wish and has crafted the Man Ring. Forgiving its name, which doesn’t quite thrill me, it’s a pretty swank looking titanium ring multi-tool.  It features a bottle opener,  straight …

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Your iPhone is about to get even more “Tidy”

Last year I reported on a project running through Kickstarter called TidyTilt–an earbud cord wrap, mountable frame, and kickstand for the iPhone 4.  It was successfully funded and then some, leading the creators to launch a second Kickstarter for their latest projects: TidyTilt+ and Just Mount. TidyTilt+ is a streamlined and enhanced version of the original …

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Be a big walking carpet

Chewbacca Bath Robe

Another day, another awesome Star Wars item.  Today’s offering is a hooded, 100% polyester robe that suspiciously resembles everyone’s favorite Wookie.  Although I’m fairly sure it’s not a licensed LucasFilms (Disney?) product, it looks pretty accurate, complete with Chewie’s bandolier stitched across the chest (front AND back) and large pocket to mimic Chewie’s pouch.  A …

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Words to Sleep By eBook review

Despite your best efforts it’s 2am and you’re still awake in bed, tossing and turning, too tired to get up but too awake to fall asleep.  You’ve counted the sheep, sipped warm milk, but nothing seems to help. Author and former Gadgeteer staff writer Cobin Rox might have some words to help you out – …

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USB Writhing Tentacle – Best worst office gift

This USB-powered tentacle is firmly ensconced in the novelty department.  When plugged in, it wiggles and squirms back and forth, (somewhat) realistically emulating an octopus.  However, it holds no other use than being creepy-cool.  The current version holds no data, and judging from the consumer feedback, that’s a bit of a sticking point.   It’s …

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