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November 16, 2016 • Gift Guides, Reviews

Brooklinen Makes Amazing Gifts: Check Out Their New Blankets and Scented Candles

Not every gift needs to fall into the techy category; there are people who would much prefer something for the home — something to snuggle in, something comforting. Brooklinen‘s new blankets and candles definitely fit the bill.

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November 16, 2016 • News

Tablo Makes It Easier to Get Live TV by Using Your Gaming System

If you read my review a few months ago about the Tablo DVR system and were off put about needing to buy extra accessories like antennas, you are in luck as Tablo announced today their  Over-The-Air HDTV DVR system is now available for the Xbox One.

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November 15, 2016 • Reviews

Pyle Compact ACTION! Cam Review: 4K for $60, but Is It Any Good?

I’ve been shooting more video for personal enjoyment and for my church. It’s for this reason I bought a GoPro Hero 4 Black a few months ago; it has since become my favorite camera. When given the opportunity to take a look at Pyle’s new Compact ACTION! Cam, I thought: Cold this possibly be as good …

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November 14, 2016 • Reviews

SmartBuyGlasses Is a Great Source for Less Expensive Name Brand Prescription Eyeglasses

It seems like it was ages ago when I first wrote about saving money by purchasing prescription eyeglasses online, and since then I have taken advantage of the savings many times. I wanted to bring one site to your attention, as you might not have yet tried them: SmartBuyGlasses. 

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November 14, 2016 • Reviews

Logitech’s Logi Cam Keeps My Smart Home More Secure

If you’ve been looking for a great home security camera that not only allows you to monitor what’s going on when you are not there but that doesn’t need to be attached to a wall outlet like most on the market, you really need to check out Logitech’s Logi Circle Cam.

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November 14, 2016 • News

The OPCOM GrowBox and GrowWall: Self-Contained and Soil Free Indoor Gardening

We’ve looked at other indoor gardening solutions in the past, but this is the first soil-free version. Check out the OPCOM Farm GrowBox and GrowWall. They both use “automated systems featuring proprietary LED light spectrum technology with lighting and water cycles and nutrition finely tuned for optimal plant growth at a rate 25 percent faster than …

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November 13, 2016 • Reviews

Incipio’s CommandKit Smart Outlet Helps Monitor Your Home through Apple’s HomeKit

Attempting to set up a smart home through Apple’s HomeKit should be fairly simple, right? You have specific appliances and gadget that only work with this feature, but what if they don’t really… work?

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November 13, 2016 • Reviews

Never Forget to Turn off an Appliance with Elgato’s Eve Energy

If you are a fan of Apple’s HomeKit and looking to take your smart home to the next level, one item you certainly should check out is the Elgato Eve Energy.

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November 13, 2016 • Reviews

Elgato’s Avea Flare Can Set the Mood in Your Room

Just like my Elgato Eve Energy review, I also had the opportunity to review Elgato’s Avea Flare mood lamp, and like most of Elgato’s products, not only does it work as it should, it’s pretty awesome.

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November 12, 2016 • News

Elgato’s New HomeKit Accessory Senses Motion in Your Home

If you are a fan of Apple’s HomeKit, you might have heard a thing or two about a company by the name of Elgato. Well, now the popular smart home product maker announces their Eve Motion wireless motion sensor, and it’s worth checking out.

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November 12, 2016 • Reviews

The Parrot Zik 3 Headphones Are an Incredible Sounding Pair of Headphones

The Parrot Zik 3 are a pair of Bluetooth headphones that were heavily talked about during CES 2016 due to their great sound and even better build quality, so when the company sent me over a pair to review I was not surprised at how marvelous the headphones themselves would be.

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November 11, 2016 • Gift Guides

HP for the Holidays: Pocket Printers, Laptops, All-in-Ones, and a Fab Backpack

HP has some new items out — just in time for the holidays — so you can send your favorite college student back to school with the gear they need to stay productive and at the top of their class!

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November 8, 2016 • Gift Guides

Logitech for the Holidays: Mechanical Keyboards, Universal Remotes, and Smart iPad Pro Stands

Logitech has a selection of items that would make great gifts for the techies in your life; whether they are a gamer, a home theater buff, or simply someone who is looking for a way to work more efficiently. Let’s take a quick look at three fab items …

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November 3, 2016 • News

TCL Xess Tablet: The 17″ Amazon Alexa Connected Home Hub

We’ve got two TCL 4K Roku-enabled televisions in our house, and I feel like TCL is one of those brands that isn’t yet well-known, but they should be. TCL products are extremely well made, they work exactly as promised, and they are generally well priced.

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November 2, 2016 • News

Get a More Functional Coffee Table with NextDesk’s Latest Innovation

Face it, a lot of us sit at our desks way too much throughout the day, and according to many experts out there it’s bad for us. If you’ve ever looked at standing desks, you might be familiar with a company by the name of NextDesk, who came on the scene attempting to change the way …

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November 1, 2016 • Reviews

Brooklinen Luxury Bedding: Sleep Like a Baby on the Softest 480 Thread Count Sateen Sheets

Most of us spend an average of 8 hours in bed every day; that equals basically 1/3 of our lives, and that’s why it’s so important that the bed we sleep on and the sheets we sleep in are comfortable and conducive to a good night’s sleep. For the last week, I’ve been enjoying the Brooklinen Luxe …

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November 1, 2016 • Reviews

Runner’s Review of the Apple Watch Series 2

I stopped wearing a watch around the time cell phones became small enough to always carry, probably around 2000 or so, with a Nokia chicklet phone or a Motorola Flip phone. Only when I started running long distances and trying to track my times and paces did I start to think it might be time …

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November 1, 2016 • Crowdfunding, News

InstruMMents’ 01: The World’s First Dimensioning Instrument

I’m terrible at estimating distances and dimensions, which is why I have to keep a measuring tape nearby when doing any reviews. InstruMMents, a company founded by the creators of Misfit Shine, is introducing 01 this morning; it is the world’s first dimensioning instrument. 01 captures, logs, and shares dimensions when it is rolled over …

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November 1, 2016 • News

Personalize Your Living Space with the Nanoleaf Aurora Lighting System

If you love design, and you want a unique way to light your living space, then you should look at the nanoleaf Aurora. As they say, “it’s not light, it’s living paint.” The panel pieces snap together like LEGOs, so you can create a design you like and light your room beautifully.

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October 31, 2016 • Reviews, Yum Log

Maverick Industries PT-100 Pro-Temp Thermometer Is a Great Tool for Home Chefs

Chefs and home cooks alike need their tools to be both quick and accurate. Maverick Industries checks both of those boxes with their PT-100 Pro-Temp Commercial Thermometer. This digital thermometer with a foldout probe, half-inch white LED digits, accuracy to within 2 degrees Fahrenheit and 1 degree Celsius and a response time of 3-4 seconds, carries …

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October 30, 2016 • Reviews

WITTI’s Alarm Clock Will Do Everything Before You Get out of Bed

Previously we reviewed WITTI’s Notti and Dotti, so it was actually a pleasant surprise to be able to review their newest innovation, the WITTI Beddi.

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