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Kill-A-Watt Electric Usage Monitor Review

Update 07/20/07: There’s a new and improved version of the Kill-A-Watt now. Read the review of the Kill-A-Watt EZ. Product Requirements: An electronic device that uses a regular US two or three (grounded) 125V pronged power cord I don’t know about you, but there are some months when I get my electric bill that make …

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Merconnet Portable Mini Car MP3/CD Adapter Review

Product Requirements: Will power most portable cassette players, radios, CD players, MiniDisc players, hand-held games, keyboards, calculators, and many other battery operated appliances One of the joys of having a teenager is that when we go on trips, she likes to keep herself entertained with her own collection of portable electronic devices. Whether Sarah is …

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Sportgear Neo Azen Storm Proof Lighter Review

Christmas is coming, and for those with a camper, hunter, outdoorsman or anyone else on the gift list that might need a lighter which can perform under adverse conditions, there is the latest offering from Sportgear‘s Azen Storm Proof Lighters line. Similar to their lighters that I reviewed last year, the new Neo (900 series)  …

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Egrips Review Updated

Product Requirements: Device: Reviewed for Palm Zire 71 and Innopocket Aluminum case for Zire 71 – available for just about anything! Also reviewed for Tungsten T|3 One of the few complaints about the Zire 71 that is almost universal among users is that its casing is very slippery to hold. Enter Egrips. Egrips are custom made for many …

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UPstrap – Non-Slip Replacement Shoulder Straps Review

One of my biggest peeves when hauling gear is the cheesy strap that so many manufacturers will include with an otherwise well made electronic product or bag. It is almost as if the shoulder- strap is an afterthought. Of course, if you are only carrying a single bag for a short distance, then you might …

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Sprint PCS Samsung SPH-i500 Palm OS Powered Phone Review

Product Requirements: Windows 95 and above, IBM Compatible 486 or higher computer, 8MB of RAM minimum – 16MB recommended, 20MB of disk space, VGA or better monitor, CD-ROM drive, Mouse, One available USB port Is it just me, or does it seem like some of the PDAs that are coming out look very similar to some of …

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Sony CLIÉ PEG-UX50/U Review

Product Requirements: Windows® 98 Second Edition, Windows® Millennium Edition, Windows® 2000 Professional, Windows® XP Home Edition, Windows® XP Professional,  CPU: Pentium® II 400 MHz or faster (Pentium® III 500 MHz or faster is recommended), Available Memory: 96 MB RAM minimum (128 MB or more is recommended. 256 MB or more is recommended with Windows® XP.), …

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PDair 3 in 1 Styli Review

Product Requirements: Device: Just about every current model PDA  If you are the type that is constantly losing your stock stylus, then you probably don’t worry yourself too much with the idea of getting a better replacement that will fit in the stock silo. If you are the type that carries a multi-pen in your …

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P-i-v-o-t 3in1 Stylus for the Palm Tungsten|T Review

Product Requirements: Device: Palm Tungsten|T PDA The Palm Tungsten|T is actually one of the few PDAs that comes with a fairly decent stylus right out of the box. In fact, about the only way an after-market styli manufacturer could improve upon the stock design would be by including a built-in ball-point pen – which is …

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Palm Zire 71 Review

Who would have guessed that last year’s Palm equivalent to the mini-van – the Zire, would morph into this year’s two door sport coupe? Everything pointed to the Zire remaining Palm’s bargain PDA. But wow, things sure have changed. Now, the Zire 71 (who comes up with these model numbers anyway?) is poised to become Palm’s multimedia …

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SkipDoctor CD & DVD Motorized Repair Device Review

Product Requirements: Device: Scratched up CDs, DVDs, and game discs I have been buying CDs since 1985 or so, and I still have many of my earliest purchases. Over these years, I have routinely committed several of the highest forms of audio blasphemy, including the following:   1. Instead of keeping each disc safe inside …

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