Misc Gear

Winegard Elite 7550 Gets the Locals

As a cord cutter, finding streaming sources of television has become important. One thing many streaming services ignore is over the air locals. Most local channels have 3 or 4 channels packaged together, and the HD quality is much better than what is found on a satellite. The Winegard Elite 7550  is an excellent streaming option for those local channels. 


Frywall Is Shark Tank Promoted and Raina Approved

When we saw the Frywall on Shark Tank, Raina said, “That’s genius! I want one of those.” I neglected to order one, and the next time she cooked the kitchen was covered with oil. So I ordered one from Amazon. At $21.95 for the 10″ and $28.95 for the 12″, it is pricey, but it does exactly what it promises.


You Can Rinse & Repeat All of Your Notes with the Rocketbook

I have to admit, I have a habit of not using my phone’s “Notes” app nearly as much as I should, which results in countless amounts of scrap sheet of paper and post-it notes left everywhere with my thoughts. At least that was how things were until I received the Rocketbook Wave Erasable notepad. Now I’ve used everything from erasable…


Monster Power & Charging Station with Phone and Tablet Stand Review

Can you ever have enough plugs or places to top off your gadgets? The answer to that question is no, always no. One of the places I usually come up short is in the kitchen; the Monster Power & Charging Station has tidied up my former snarl of chargers, cables, and remedied a chronic shortage of outlets.



Never Miss the Perfect Shot with the Just Mobile ShutterGrip

One thing I absolutely dread about taking photos with the iPhone X, is actually holding it for that once in a lifetime photo, snapping, and ending up with a portion of my finger being in the way. Up until a few weeks ago, this was a huge problem that hasn’t happened since, courtesy of the Just Mobile ShutterGrip. Created by JustMobile,…




Please Take a Seat… in the Pursuit Ergonomic Chair by UPLIFT Desk

I was so impressed with the Human Solutions UPLIFT standing desks and accessories I reviewed last fall that I purchased a larger version of the UPLIFT desk for my office at the synagogue. The company also sent a Pursuit Ergonomic Chair for review. It too impressed me, so I also purchased one for my office. Here’s why I’m a fan.



Automate Your Indoor Growing with the Cloudponics GroBox

As it becomes legal in increasingly more states to grow your own medicine, the people who would most benefit from doing so may be the least able to take advantage. The Cloudponics GroBox removes the guesswork from growing your medicine while keeping it inside your house and in a manageable space. The GroBox makes hydroponic farming accessible to everyone.


Simplehuman Lets You Talk to Your Trash Can, and It’s Amazing

It turns out that hands-free garbage cans are kind of life-changing. To that effect, I’ve been using simplehuman’s first gen sensor can for nearly 7 years. Let’s just say that once you get used to having an automated garbage can, you can’t go back. Of everything in my kitchen, it’s also what impresses people the most.


The Solo New York Altitude Backpack Is Ready for the Streets

We’re back with another Solo New York backpack review! This time we’re taking a look at the Altitude backpack; a bag made of lightweight parachute nylon, featuring protective pockets for all of your electronics. With aviator-inspired hardware and military-grade Velcro for attaching the included “New York” patch, the Altitude backpack is built for the streets. The Altitude retails at $79.99.


Reliefband 2.0: Kill Your Nausea Before It Kills You

I wish I’d had the Reliefband 2.0 all the times I’ve had to deal with motion sickness. Examples? I get queasy when I ride in the backseat of a car and cool air isn’t blowing directly on me. I once lost my breakfast and had to quit early while on an all-day deep-sea fishing trip in Aruba; ugh, choppy water.


The Kolibree Ara Toothbrush Is a Fun Way of Keeping the Dentist Away

Smart toothbrushes have been around for a few years, and all, for the most part, have the same premise: Making sure you’re teeth are clean, while giving you a better glance at how well (or not) you are doing so. Then there’s the Kollibree Ara Toothbrush, which uses artificial intelligence endgames to encourage longer brushing.


For a Gift with a Punch Try the Collar Stay Punch

When I first began in the rabbinate, I wore a suit every day. That meant six and sometimes seven days a week were spent in a dress shirt, tie and suit. Those days are long gone, but I still wear a suit a few days a week. That’s where the Collar Stay Punch Raina got me for Hannukah comes in.




This Smart Sensor Protects Your Home from Water Damage

Your home is probably one of the biggest investments you ever make. But even if you take precautions in making it a safe place to live — such as installing reliable door locks and carrying out routine maintenance — there’s a hazard that’s typically harder to anticipate: water damage.


Amplifi Teleport Connects Your Home Network From Anywhere

With our homes and entertainment becoming more connected to our WiFi networks, so is the need to be able to connect to that network even when away. The Amplifi Teleport ($229 for the kit) allows travelers to use any Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection to access their home network, essentially extending your network to anywhere in the world. 


OLFINITY Intelligent Air System Makes Your Home a Safe Air Space

When you think of aromatherapy, you probably conjure up a mental idea of essential oils that smell good, that can soothe and relax or energize you. But OLFINITY wants us to know that air pollution is the real problem, and that adding essential oils from candles or diffuser reeds to polluted air is not a solution.