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Doorbell Boa makes installing a doorbell camera without drilling holes simple

NEWS – Doorbell cameras are fantastic gadgets that let you see who is at your door BEFORE you open the door. I love my Vivint doorbell camera because it even notifies me when there’s a package at my door. My doorbell camera is hard wired, but for those of you that have a non-wired doorbell …

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The Nitecore Tini 2 flashlight puts 500 lumens on your keychain

NEWS – What is a must-have piece of gear that every EDC collector owns? A flashlight, duh! And this little baby from Nitecore will light the way without weighing you down. The Tini 2 is a USB-C rechargeable flashlight that features 500 lumens and an OLED display that tells you how much juice is left. …

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A LEGO set that lets you create flowers that never wilt

NEWS – Building LEGO kits are fun for kids and adults, but what do you do with the model after it’s done? A 7500+ piece model of the Millennium Falcon doesn’t exactly fit into most people’s home decor. But, a model of cut flowers most definitely will! The Flower Bouquet set from LEGO features 756 …

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Protect yourself from COVID-19 with this portable bubble – Ridiculous or useful?

NEWS – Contracting COVID-19 is scary and potentially deadly. That’s why I work from home, frequently use grocery pickup, haven’t eaten in a restaurant since last March, and I wear a mask whenever I leave the house and go into stores. I feel relatively safe with these new habits, but I definitely miss traveling. With …

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Your Apple Watch needs a camera. Here’s how to add one.

NEWS – I strap my series 6 Apple Watch on my wrist every morning. Even I’m surprised by how quickly it has become my all-time favorite watch. Could it be better? Sure! And one way it could be better is if it had a built-in camera for quick Facetime calls or for live streaming. Until …

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Use this projector to create washi tape art on your walls

NEWS – If you’re a stationary, bullet journal, or planner nerd, you will know what washi tape is. If you don’t, washi tapes are rolls of decorative low tack tapes that easily stick and restick to paper and now walls. The GrafiTape from Animi Causa is a small wooden projector that will project you or …

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Spy-Fy puts your iPhone’s privacy in your hands

NEWS – iPhone 11 and 12 owners who are concerned about privacy will want to check out these specially designed cases from Spy-Fy. In addition to protecting your phone from everyday wear and drops, these cases have built-in camera covers for the front and back iPhone cameras. When you need privacy, slide the cover closed, …

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Bird Buddy is a bird feeder with incredible super powers

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – When my sister and I were kids, we would keep detailed notes on the birds that we would see from our bedroom windows. As an adult, I still enjoy watching and identify birds and this bird feeder is an awesome and fun tool for bird watchers. What is it? Bird Buddy is …

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Rocketbook adds Cloud Cards to their line of reusable note taking products

NEWS – From the same company that makes the popular Rocketbook eco-friendly reusable notebooks comes the new Cloud Cards, index cards that you can use over and over again. Each card has lines on the front side and a dot grid pattern on the back. Use the cards for studying, note-taking, and more, and then …

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mophie’s Juice Pack Connect is a modular charger and more

NEWS – Backup batteries typically aren’t very interesting or newsworthy, but mophie has broken the boredom molded with the Juice Pack Connect. What’s so interesting about this backup battery for your smartphone? First of all, it’s universal for smartphones that have built-in wireless charging. It’s not a big bulky case that charges your phone’s battery …

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Relive the golden age of personal computers with this cool C64 case

NEWS – I have many fond memories of the Commodore 64. It wasn’t my first personal computer (that was the TI-99/4A) but it was definitely my favorite. I remember typing in assembly code from magazines, modding a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk drive to pirate games (shhh), and upgrading from a 300 baud modem to …

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Organize your gadgets with gear from Goodwerks

NEWS – Look, we get it.  You have a handful or maybe several essential items that you carry with you every day and you’d like to keep them organized and protected.  Goodwerks has you covered with a handful of pouches and other gear to help do just that, like the Flat Zip pictured above. Goodwerks …

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Greenbelly Meal 2go review – Meals for hikers made by hikers

REVIEW – If you’re a regular here, you know that I have a thing for meal-replacement bars and drinks. The folks at Greenbelly saw one of my past reviews and emailed me to ask if I wanted to review their Meal 2go bars. Never turn down some free food, I said sure! Let’s check them …

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