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Reviews about interesting gadgets, gear, mobile technology and lifestyle products.

Fresh² Odor Eliminating Light Bulbs Review

Product Requirements: An uncovered light socket or light fixture I am not going to kid you for a moment – when I heard that there was a light bulb claiming it could eliminate odors, I thought it was the biggest bunch of flimflammery ever. But you know me, I am willing to give anything a try… Technical …

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FlexUSB Adapter Review Updated

Product Requirements: Device: Any computer with a standard sized USB port I have a real weakness for widgets, doodads, thingamabobs and whatzits. I have drawers full of them. That’s the problem. I buy these little doo-hickeys thinking they will make my life easier somehow, when all they do is clutter up my drawers. When I saw the FlexUSB …

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Bright Night Illuminated Umbrella Review

Product Requirements: Four AA batteries Living in dry West Texas, spring rains are definitely one of the things that I hope for every year. Unfortunately since about 1996, the spring rains have not been consistent and we have “enjoyed” hotter than usual weather and drier than usual conditions. This year, things seem to be looking …

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Radio Shack TRS-80 Portable Computer Review

Product Requirements: Device: Win98, Win2000, WinXP, or Linux Desktop PC for transfer of files Serial/Null modem cable purchased from Club 100 Or just use as a standalone computer!   For many years now I have been following “The Gadgeteer” site. Gadgets these days seemingly encompass a range of different devices, be it a PDA, MP3 …

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PDA Panache Stylus Upgrade for the Tapwave Zodiac Review

Product Requirements: Tapwave Zodiac1 or Zodiac2 Ever since the Tapwave Zodiac appeared on the PDA scene, users have had issues with the placement of its stylus and the fact that here is no silo to keep the stylus secure. Instead, there are two pairs of rubber grips set into a deep groove on the Zodiac’s back. Depending on …

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Franklin Official SCRABBLE Player\’s Dictionary Review

Product Requirements: Four AAA Batteries SCRABBLE is one of my favorite all-time games; but it wasn’t until I began to write this review that I bothered to learn anything about its history. SCRABBLE’s roots go back to the Great Depression when Alfred Mosher Butts, an out of work architect, came up with the idea to …

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