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Luggage lock that uses words instead of a key

The Wordlock enables the use of letters and words as combinations that can be set and re-set. Word and letter combinations are easier to remember and offer an advantage over numerical combinations that can be forgotten or keys that can be lost. Wordlock uses patented algorithms to create the best mix of vowels and consonants, …

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Here’s a man wall for your man cave

The “world’s first” Man Wall includes four flat-screen HDTV (all operated by one remote). There’s a 42″ Vizio and three 26″ Vizios. You also get a 1000 watt 5.1 home theater system, a DVD player with a 5-disc changer, wireless surround sound speakers, an iPod dock, a live 7-foot sports ticker (with a year of …

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Organize your cables with Dotz

Do you ever find yourself behind your computer desk or home theater cabinet, trying to figure out which cable that’s plugged into your power strip, goes with a specific component? You end up spending a few seconds or even minutes tracing the cable from the power strip back up to the device. What a pain… …

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Keep your toothbrush clean ninja style – VIOlight HI-YA Zapi

Violight, the creators of the rockin’ toothbrush sanitizer, Zapi, are back at it again this year and have added a few new kooky personalities to their devices. All of the Violight sanitizers use UV B technology to zap away 99.999% of germs and bacteria—even H1N1! And now, without further ado, enter the ninja…

Get your own 15 minutes of fame with the Balloon Boy Halloween Costume

I have a surprise for all of you party goers still trying to come up with the perfect costume idea for next week’s festivities. Our friends at Plantraco (the same company that brought us the Micro Butterfly RC plane) have created a funny as heck Halloween costume kit to commemorate (or make fun of) the …

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Pen + Bookmarker = Bookmarker Pen

Hello office supply geeks, I have a pen for you. It’s the Bookmarker from Everyday Innovations. This product combines a ballpoint pen, a bookmarker for your favorite book and a small stack of sticky flags. The Bookmarker pen is thin enough to be used as an actual book marker. It even has an elastic strap …

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A new e-Book Player – The Nook from Barnes & Noble

(Note from Julie – I know this is the 2nd Nook posting. My team is excited, what can I say 🙂 ) Barnes & Noble finally released details of their new e-book reader, the Nook. You can see all the details on their web site. Be sure to look at the video. The reader incorporates …

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The “Kindle Killer” is here – Barnes & Noble’s Nook

Today Barnes & Noble finally unveiled their foray into the eReader world that Sony and Amazon have thus far been dominating with the Nook.  At first glance, it looks suspiciously similar to a Kindle and does have many of the same features–instant ebook downloads, $9.99 best sellers,  E ink display, in text dictionary, and wireless …

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Get your NPR fix with the Livio NPR Radio

From the company that brought us the Livio Pandora Radio, comes the Livio NPR Radio. It’s the first internet radio with an exclusive menu dedicated to NPR stations and programs. NPR stands for National Public Radio. It’s a a privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization that produces noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. Now, with one …

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ViewSonic takes on small-format computing with VOT132 PC mini

ViewSonic has expanded into the small-format PC market with the VOT132 PC mini. Weighing in at just over a pound, this tiny computer offers real performance in a miniature package with Win 7 OS, Intel(r) Atom(tm) 330 processor, latest NVIDIA(r) ION GPU, built-in Wi-Fi and 2GB internal memory and an optional attachable CD/DVD drive. The …

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First came books, then came eBooks and now Vooks?

We’re swiftly coming into the golden age of eBooks. For those of us that have been reading them on our PDAs and smartphones for years, it seems like it’s taken quite awhile to get to this point. All of a sudden, eReaders are popping up all over the place, with the Kindle 2, Sony’s eReader …

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$35 alternative to a speedlight camera flash?

Professor Kobre’s Lightscoop is a clever and inexpensive ($35) device that clips on to the hot shoe of your DSLR or SLR camera. It then transforms the light from the pop-up flash into pro-quality light by reflecting the flash’s light to the ceiling, to bounce it back down on your subject. It is compatible with …

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Tame the paper monster – NeatDesk Receipt Scanner

I have a drawer in my office that is dedicated to receipts. When I get a new receipt, I just open it and shove it in. I don’t organize them at all. Then when tax time rolls around, I kick myself for being so lazy. I think I found a cool solution to my problem …

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