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October 24, 2016 • Reviews

The Epson Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One Printer Review

At some point in the mid-2000s, except for rare situations, I stopped getting prints made from my digital pictures. I have thousands upon thousands of pictures I’ve taken stored on my phone as well as in the cloud, but with the Epson Expression Premium XP-640 Small-in-One Printer, they are now on my walls, too.

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October 23, 2016 • Reviews

Eero’s Whole-Home WiFi System Proves Its Worth with Its Coverage and Ease of Use

It would be easy to dismiss the eero whole-home WiFi system as an over-priced solution to a simple problem, but here’s the thing: it works flawlessly. Eero replaces your current WiFi router with a system of access points spread throughout your home to blanket your house in stable, speedy WiFi coverage. An eero Home WiFi …

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October 19, 2016 • Reviews

Spice up Your Bar with Lucky Shot USA

As the manager of a nice home bar, I always look for unique and fun items to add. One way to give your bar some flare and give great gifts are bottle openers and shot glasses. Lucky Shot USA offers hand crafted goods made from fired military munitions. They personalized two items for me to …

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October 18, 2016 • Crowdfunding

Jackery Power Pro Portable Energy Hub on Kickstarter: Ready for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

I’ve reviewed several Jackery devices in the past; they have been excellently made, and I am still using them. Jackery has a Kickstarter campaign going on now for their most ambitious device yet — the Jackery Power Pro, a 578Wh Solar Ready Outdoor Generator.

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October 18, 2016 • Health and Fitness, News, Reviews

Finally a Good Night’s Sleep with the Leesa Mattress!

Over the past thirty nights I’ve had the pleasure of laying down on the Leesa Mattress and honestly, it’s been a pleasure to have such luxury beneath me.

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October 14, 2016 • Reviews

MAINGEAR Strikes a Perfect Balance Between Budget and Performance with Their VYBE Tuned for VR Gaming PC

MAINGEAR hits the nail on the head with their new VYBE PC, a fantastic budget-friendly VR-capable gaming PC. Combining an Intel Core processor with NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX 1060 and 8GB of HyperX Fury RAM, the VYBE is capable of playing all of the latest graphics intensive games in virtual reality. MAINGEAR’s VYBE Tuned for …

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October 12, 2016 • Reviews

Never Get out of Bed to Turn off the Lights with Switchmate’s Smart Light Switch

In attempts to “smarten” up my home, I’ve installed cameras for added security — along with a host of new gadgets — but one thing that I was intrigued about was smart home lighting. And then I received the Switchmate Smart Light Switch, and I love it. You may have seen a few “smart lamps …

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October 11, 2016 • News

SVALT High-Performance Cooling Dock: Prevent Workstation Meltdowns

Do you use your laptop as your main computer, hooked to a monitor and keyboard when you’re working at your desk? Then you probably know it doesn’t take much before the fan starts whirring and your laptop starts to get hot. If that’s your experience, then you’ll want to take a look at the new …

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October 10, 2016 • Reviews

The Home8 Twist HD Camera Review: Night Mode and 180º Viewing

Monitoring your home when you are away is something that can end up being very costly. If you have small children or a pet, you may want to monitor them while you are gone and there is a home security camera called the Home8 Twist HD Camera that you should check out.

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October 5, 2016 • Reviews

SnapPower Guidelight Review

We’ve all had that moment in the middle of the night: the baby cries, you need a glass of water, you heard the unmistakable sounds of a dog about to puke on the carpet. So you rocket out of bed, only to start stumbling around because, well, it’s dark. And you don’t want to turn …

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October 2, 2016 • Reviews

Mistbox Brings Evaporative Cooling to the Home to Reduce Cooling Energy Costs

Mistbox was invented to help your air conditioner keep up with the heat while also saving you money on energy costs. Using evaporative cooling, Mistbox creates a fine mist around your AC unit to cool the surrounding air, therefore allowing your AC unit to work less. With a built-in solar panel, Mistbox recharges itself. Purchase …

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September 28, 2016 • News

Click and Grow Wall Farm and Wall Farm Mini: The Future of Farming?

I love my Click and Grow Herb Garden so much that I have two of them; one grows flowers and the other grows edibles. With the success that the company’s had with their table-top sized products, it’s no surprise to me that they have taken their calling to the next level by creating the Click and …

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September 23, 2016 • News

With the Robo C2 and R2 3D Printers, the Robolution Has Begun

I’m finishing a review of  an amazing Robo 3D printer, an impressive device and I’m having fun. The company just announced two new additions to their product line, the Robo C2 and Robo R2 smart 3D printers. With Wi-Fi and a new Robo app, they make 3D printing smarter, faster and more convenient.

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September 20, 2016 • News

SanDisk Defies Logic with Their 1TB Extreme Pro SDXC Card

If you shoot 4K video, then you know how quickly the gigabytes get used; here to make your life much easier is the new SanDisk Extreme Pro 1TB SDXC card. That’s one thousand gigabytes to you, sir!

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September 19, 2016 • Reviews, Sponsored

Vizio M50-D1 Home Theater Display Is So Smart, It Is Brilliant #ad

As Raina and I were setting up our new house, one of the things I knew was that I wanted were large televisions both in the living room and the bedroom. Fortunately, I was approached by VIZIO and offered the opportunity to review one of their new 2016 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home …

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September 13, 2016 • News

Dell Has Two Amazing New Monitors for You to Covet

I’ve got a pretty amazing curved 27″ Dell monitor, and I thought it was the bees-knees until I saw these two new Dell monitors! Check out the new Dell UltraSharp 34 Curved Monitor and the Dell UltraHsarp 30 Monitor with PremierColor. Le sigh …

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September 3, 2016 • Reviews

Assassin HTPC’s Micro Extender Is the Perfect Streaming Solution

Assassin HTPC, one of the top names in the Home Theater PC game, is back in the news with their new Assassin Micro Media Extender. It’s a pint-sized PC that runs on Android that comes preconfigured with Assassin HTPC customized software that’s ready to use straight out of the box. The Assassin Micro retails for …

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September 1, 2016 • News

SensePeanut: Smart, Inexpensive Life Automation, Starting with the ThermoPeanut is announcing their new ThermoPeanut today, the first in its series of smart sensors called SensePeanut. For those of us who are wondering what a SensePeanut might be, the short answer is that each $29 SensePeanut has its “own set function, task or habit it can monitor.” SensePeanuts are designed to bring people the …

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August 27, 2016 • Reviews

Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden: The Garden Anyone Can Grow Just About Anywhere

I like to joke about having a black thumb, but the truth of the matter is that ever since I got a Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden, I’ve been feeling a lot better about my gardening prowess.

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August 23, 2016 • News

Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link: Intelligent Purification, Heat, & Cooling

I use the Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower every day; I keep it running on automatic in my oldest stepdaughter’s room, where it not only keeps her cool, it also keeps her room smelling fresh. I’m in the process of building a new office outside, and so news of the new Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link definitely caught …

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August 21, 2016 • Outdoors, Reviews

BloomSky SKY1 Solar Powered Weather Camera Kit + Solar Panel Review

We’ve reviewed several weather stations in the past, but the BloomSky SKY1 is in a class of its own. Not only does it give you up to the minute weather info from your chosen location, it creates a time-lapse movie of the entire day, and it allows you to share your info and movies easily with …

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