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Kneed Support? Opedix Knee Support Running Tights

Opedix offers several interesting garments: the first is a set of tights that claim to provide knee support, targeted towards runners (there is also a set for skiers).  The second is a posture-improving-shirt.  I’m always on the lookout for knee support so I downloaded the Opedix running tights’ information sheet. It looks like they may …

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College logo gear to fuel your March Madness

Spring brought you a bit of the March Madness?  A fanatic of your favorite institution of higher learning?  Check out iPhone cases, laptops bags, USB flash drives and more from Tribeca Spirit.  Currently offering 57 NCAA teams, find your favorite and do some representin’ this spring, or any other time you want to show off …

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“Aunt Flo’s” Next Visit? There’s an App for That

Wouldn’t It Be Nice? To start with, I’m not a big cell phone fan.  In fact, I have a reproduction of a turn of the century candlestick phone…you  know.. the kind where you hold the earpiece to your ear but speak into a mouthpiece mounted on a slender structure? It works just fine for me.  …

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Pong Radiation-Reducing Case for iPhone

Pong Research is offering a silicone case for iPhone 3G/3GS that they say has  “been verified by industry leading laboratory Cetecom to reduce SAR for the iPhone 3GS in the WCDMA 1900 by over 60%.”  The case includes a gold PCB module that is placed near the iPhone’s antenna to attract energy radiating from the …

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Manta Ray helps reduce neck pain during squats

This may only be of interest to a small subset of you gadgetites out there, but I found it interesting nonetheless.  The Manta Ray from Advanced Fitness, Inc. is a patented device that can help alleviate neck pain when performing a squat exercise.  Made of molded polyurethane, it features a notch that grips the squat …

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“I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up” Goes GSM and GPS

Remember the “Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” TV commercials from the 80’s? The advertised product was a personal emergency response system (PERS) for seniors that included a base station and a pendant that interfaced with an analog phone to dial out for help when the pendant’s button was pressed. MobileHelp is a …

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Xtensor Hand Exerciser Review

Many people suffer with pain in their hands, wrist and arms due to such things as arthritis, or tendonitis such as tennis elbow, or repetitive motion injuries/ carpal tunnel syndrome. People in some professions,  such as mine, dentistry, experience these problems at a rate higher than most of the rest of society. While I have …

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Omron Full Body Sensor Scale Review

There are only 2 full days left before January 1st, 2010 and we all know what that means. It’s new year’s resolution time, the time of year when everyone makes promises to themselves to start working out, eating better and losing weight. For the past 5 years, I haven’t needed to make that resolution because …

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Battle of the bulge – Don’t fear the scale

Do you hate stepping on the scale each morning to check your weight? Anticipating your current poundage level can be a scary thing this time of year, with all the turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, homemade yeast rolls and pumpkin pie. Anyone would be terrified. To help alleviate that fear, we have the Quantum Scale which …

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Tanita BC-1000 monitors your booty remotely

The Tanita BC-1000 Radio Wireless Body Composition Monitor measures nine measurements such as body fat%, body water%, visceral fat rating, muscle mass, bone mass and more. It wirelessly transmits this data to your choice of display devices such as a personal computer, the Tanita remote display and select models of Garmin fitness watches.

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…