Home and Kitchen

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USB Cup Warmer Review

Product Requirements: Device: PC or MAC with a USB 1.1 or 2.0 port I’m a tea drinker and have been since I came out of the womb. My mom would fix us hot tea every morning for breakfast (good old Lipton) and we would then have iced tea for supper. It’s no wonder that now, …

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Franklin Executive Desk Companion Review

Product Requirements: Three AA batteries It can be so easy to fall into the trap of assuming* that the rest of the world uses their computers, PDAs, and smartphones in the same manner or frequency in which I use mine. It’s almost a form of snobbery to think that everybody else is just as proficient …

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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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NextBase Tablet DVD Player (SDV17-A) Review

The importance of the VCR can never be overstated when we take a look at the evolution of home and personal entertainment, however it appears that it is now time for the reigning king to step aside. Let’s take a walk through the not so distant past… Most of us have had access to television …

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Color Wireless Spy Cam with Audio Review

Product Requirements: Device: TV or Monitor with RCA audio / video inputs I’ve made it a personal goal to “tech out” my home as much as possible in the next few months. Even though I’m the Gadgeteer, I do not have the latest and greatest smart home products. Heck, even my TV is an old …

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PRISMIQ MediaPlayer Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows 98 and higher Repeat after me: convergence, convergence, convergence. That’s the name of the game these days when it comes to new home entertainment and PC interaction devices. No longer are we content to just sit in our home offices to listen and watch the media stored on our PCs. Instead, …

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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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Norelco Spectra 8894XL James Bond Edition Electric Razor Review

Okay – this is the-gadgeteer site, and the Norelco Spectra is certainly a gadget.  So why did I feel compelled to write a review about, of all things, my razor?  Find out dear reader… I remember shaving my peach fuzz as a kid, and my mother warned me not to grow up too fast – …

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NextBase 2 DVD Player Review

My first DVD player review was the NextBase unit from Merconnet.com. That was last summer, and I’ve been using it ever since. A very small and portable player, it worked great and didn’t take up much room at all on my entertainment center. I was surprised when Merconnet contacted me a few week ago to …

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GMX 6 LCD TV Monitor Review

If you’ve been looking for a very small monitor or TV for a room or vehicle, you’ll want to learn more about the GMX 6″ TFT / LCD Monitor with TV Tuner from Merconnet. The items included in the package are: the 6″ LCD, small IR remote control, AC adapter, 12V car adapter, plastic stand …

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Oralgiene Dental Hygiene Gear Review

The KidGenics 60 Second Time Machine Power Toothbrush We all know that good oral hygiene is important, but as a parent it can be one of the most tedious things that we have to teach to our children. When we aren’t asking them when the last time they brushed their teeth was (usually because their …

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Digi-Frame DF-560 Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows 95/98/NT or Macintosh Free RS-232, RS-422  9pin Serial connector PC/MAC I love photography but don’t consider myself an expert on the subject by any means. I do know that I enjoy taking pictures and viewing them later. But, gone are the days of sitting on the living room couch thumbing thru …

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