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Cyclops AP280 USB Mini Ionizer / Air Purifier Review

Product Requirements: USB port on computer or laptop The day that the first computer appeared with a USB port must have been the time that many an inventor started thinking, “Hmmm – what would I like to power with my desktop?” Some of the applications made sense – in fact they have become almost the …

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Solar Powered Mosquito Guard Review

  Summertime in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is mosquito city. I have an ornamental pond in the backyard which is an attraction to mosquitoes to lay eggs. After dark, the yard is practically a Bela Lugosi film festival, there are so many creatures after my blood! For those of you who are not up on mosquito 411, …

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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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WindChaser Portable Ice Maker Review

Product Requirements: Adequate countertop space, a 120v outlet and water Update added 03/10/05: Please read the comments section linked to this review. Many consumers are reporting that this item works well for the first couple of months, and then will die after approx. 90 days. Frontgate is one of the catalogs that I enjoy perusing. …

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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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