In just a few days Apple is expected to announce the iPad 2 (or whatever they end up calling it). Yes, Apple’s runaway success with its first entry into the tablet market is nearing its first anniversary. Along the way I’ve had the opportunity to look at a wide variety of different mounting solutions for the first-generation iPad. Some haveRead more
Given the long hours I spend editing and writing, there are a few things that I need to have available at all times: a good desktop or laptop computer, a decent camera for taking pictures, a comfortable chair, and an ever flowing source of caffeine. The refrigerator behind me takes care of my Diet Cokes, I have a canister of
There are a ton of different stands now available for the iPad. They come in different shapes, sizes and materials and all make using the tablet an even better experience. Some of the stands we have reviewed have been a bit pricy. For example, the Jadu Skadoosh stand has an MSRP of $69.99, and the ElementCase Joule has an MSRPRead more
Our world seems to become continually more mobile. With all of these mobile gadgets comes a need to charge and charge often. Unfortunately, devices have not adopted a standard for charger connectors so that leaves many of us with a ton of plugs throughout the house. We have a vase on the kitchen counter near a set of wall plugs
There’s simply no denying the many applications which the iPad can be used for. From the kitchen to the lab to the office and the bedroom. What’s often missing though is a good way to safely hold or secure the device while performing these tasks. In the kitchen, for example, I often use the Epicurious application for recipes. But evenRead more
As the iPad continues to find its way into more and more homes there are more and more uses being found for it. One of the more interesting iPad “accessories” I saw a few weeks back is a mounting kit that literally embeds an iPad in the wall so that it is flush with the sheet rock. It looked greatRead more
It’s time for another episode of “Gear Diary, Deal or Dud?” This month I take a look at the As Seen on TV EZ Cracker. This kitchen tool promises to make egg cracking effortless and mess free. It also comes with a special add-on attachment that helps separate the egg yolk from the egg white.
Here’s what the As Seen
Let’s get this out of the way right up front… at $129 ($139 for Black and Anodized Silver) the ElementCase Joule is an expensive stand for your iPad. It has a simple design, consists of just two pieces, and it serves one and only one purpose… it holds your iPad in either landscape or portrait.
So is it worth the
I’ve long been the cook in our family. My wife admittedly cannot cook and so she let’s me handle most of the cooking duties in the house. Being a Geek, I have always had a love for science as well as cooking. I always strive to find a better way not only to cook the things I love, but inRead more
The iPad is a runaway hit. We all know that. We use it at our desks. We use it in the kitchen. We use it in the living room. We use it everywhere. And it’s lack of a built-in stand is, at times, a pain. Let’s face it, you don’t want, or can’t, always hold the 1 1/2 pound device.Read more
There is a constant issue I am on a quest to resolve. With all of these wonderful mobile devices and streaming music etc, I have spent a lot of time listening to my media on what are, at best, sub-par speakers. My iPhone, iPad and even MacBook Pro are all amazing devices, but none provide audio of acceptable quality. I
I grew up in the 80′s. The 80′s was the decade of big hair, hair bands, break dancing and boom boxes. Never have I seen a dock for iPhone and iPod that brings back memories from the 80′s like the Altec Lansing MIX iMT800.
The MIX has big boom box looks like no other dock I have seen. In the
This has certainly got to be one of the most elegant iPad stands I’ve yet seen! Element Case has just released news and images on their new Joule iPad Stand, and it’s a stunner. Crafted from solid aluminum, the Joule “has an adjustable tilt angle with three settings and provides one of the most solid bases for an unsheathed iPad
We have all seen them and most use them daily. The old office cooler. The place where office rumors are spread and the big game or reality show is discussed. There is something about that cool clean water that makes the day seem to go by faster. What about having on in your home? Some people might, but the main
Being the gadget freak that I am, I like to have gadgets in the kitchen almost as much as I do in the office or on the go. I am a big fan of drinking tea (both hot and cold), but often I only want one mug of tea at a time, not a whole pot. I was looking around
The water cooler is common place in most offices. It serves it purpose, but rarely adds style. In fact, they are quite unsightly with the giant water bottle sticking out of the top. Not really an item most people want decorating their home Primo has redesigned the old version of the water cooler making it more attractive and usable forRead more
It started innocently enough. One morning last week Wayne sent an email asking if any of the writers liked Starbuck’s after he had accumulated a fairly large amount of points — $370 worth — on his own Starbuck’s rewards card. Then today Carly spotted a great deal on Woot! for a Breville 15-Bar Expresso & Cappuccino Maker for $179.99 (that’sRead more
Soon temperatures will finally start to cool off here in South Texas and it will finally be time for some serious coffee drinking. Yes, I know many of you cannot live without your daily dose, but I only drink it when it is cool outside and without caffeine. First of all, I don’t do caffeine at all, and if IRead more
There are close to a million choices when it comes to bowl feeders for your dog.
Most are of the plain jane variety, either stainless steel or hard plastic.
A few are ceramic and have painted designs on them.
But what about those people who leave their dog’s bowls out all day and are interested in maintaining the overall look
High Quality Audio
Full Bass response 40-20KHz
Compact and Portable
Up to 20 hours battery life
(recharge via USB)
It is available nowRead more
This weekend was spent attending Kevin’s family reunion. David, one of his cousins, smoked a couple of pork shoulders. Instead of using a knife and fork to pull the pork, he was using these claw things…
I’d never seen them before, but they looked like something that would be indispensable to anyone who grills.
I love to cook, and I love to use fresh herbs from my little garden, but I don’t particularly enjoy the monotony of chopping fresh herbs into uniform bits. That’s why I am especially enjoying the set of Herb Scissors that Useful Things sent me.
This 5 in 1 iPhone kitchen timer is a great idea for any of you that cook with more than just the microwave. Set a timer for each burner – plus the oven – and you can individually track the remaining minutes/hours left for that item to cook. One of the more frustrating things about cooking is trying to juggleRead more
If you hate thick, awkward, hard-to-open plastic packaging as much as I do — you need a pair of Open It!. I reviewed these package openers in December and although they look like big ugly pruning shears – you cannot beat them for slicing through the thick plastic packaging manufacturers love to use on their electronic gizmos. Because these areRead more