Appliance

Neurio turns your house into a smart home with just one sensor

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If the thoughts of turning your “dumb” home into a smart home sounds appealing but also too expensive and too daunting, consider Neurio. Instead of connecting individual sensors to all of your main appliances, Neurio is one sensor that installs into your home’s electrical panel (no cutting or disconnecting wires is required). This one sensor uses …

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Allure Energy knows when you’re heading home and starts warming the house

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When I upgraded my old fashioned “dumb” thermostat to a programmable / smartphone controllable thermostat a few years ago, it was a huge leap in convenience because I was able to program it to automatically turn the furnace down while I was at work during the day. It would then automatically turn the heat up …

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Portable, convenient ultrasonic humidifier

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Winter is here with a vengeance, and you may be plagued with dry skin and static shocks as a result of the dry air the extreme cold brings.  The VapOrb USB Ultrasonic Humidifier can moisten your air and reduce your discomfort.  Best of all, it’s only 2″ in diameter, so you can take it with …

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Here’s a mini fridge for Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor!

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This little fridge looks like those iconic Craftsman tool boxes from Sears.  It would look great in your workshop or man or woman cave, or just anywhere you want it if you love red as much as I do.  The 2-Drawer Toolbox Fridge stands 17.25″ wide x 20″ deep x 30.75″ tall and weighs 63 pounds.  It …

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Do your laundry anywhere with the Panda Compact Washing Machine

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The Panda Compact Washing Machine is only 14″ wide and 19.3″ tall, but it can wash 5.5 pounds of laundry.  You just plug it in, load in your clothes, and add water and detergent, and it will handle the washing.  It’s good for doing small loads and can handle delicates to towels.  It’s great for …

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Dyson’s new humidifier kills bacteria using ultraviolet light

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Living in Wisconsin (we lived there years ago) meant aeon long winters, heart stopping heating bills, and desert dry air. We used humidifiers to try to add invaluable moisture to the air to help decrease respiratory illnesses or alleviate the symptoms, but also to keep from shocking each other to a fine char. While cleaning …

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If you liked the Dyson desk fan, you’ll want to see the floor-standing Dyson for only $60 more

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If you were interested in the Dyson AM06 Cool Desk Fan that Julie reviewed recently, you need to also check out the big, floor-standing model.  The Dyson AM08 Air Multiplier Bladeless Oscillating Pedestal Fan is 17.75″ in diameter; it adjusts from 43-1/2″ to 55-1/2″ in height.  It has a 20-ft air projection and 70-degree oscillation range. …

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Gtech AirRam is a new vacuum that shows calories burned and energy used

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Move over Dyson, there’s a new sweeper in town. The AirRam from UK based Gtech is a cordless vacuum that features a light weight bagless design that compresses dirt into two square bales for easy clean up. The AirRam can be used on wood, tile and carpeted floors and can run for up to 40 …

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mypressi TWIST Espresso Machine

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The mypressi TWIST espresso machine puts the hand-held gadgetry in coffee making.  This little 10.5 X 3.5 X 3.5 inch device looks a little like one of those mesh tea infusers on steroids.  It makes a single or double espresso shot, with crema, in about 20-30 seconds.  You don’t need electricity, so you can use …

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A fan with no blades? Dyson of course.

This has to be the niftiest home appliance that I’ve seen in a long time. It’s the Dyson AM01 Desk Fan. Who cares about desk fans you scoff? Well this one doesn’t have any blades! It uses Air Multiplier™ technology to generate smooth, uninterrupted airflow with no unpleasant buffeting. Ummm… whatever… it doesn’t have any …

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No Wonder it was On Sale – Dirt Devil Kurv Vacuum Review

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I picked up two of these Dirt Devil Kurv designer hand vacuums on sale for $19.99 (regular list price $49.99).  I had seen them advertised and was enthralled with the concept –a stylish contemporary capsule disguising a vacuum cleaner.  But I thought $50 was kind of pricey even though it was a really good idea.  …

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