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Think of it as a new style of microwave, that doesn’t use microwaves at all. The Panasonic NG-G110P Flash Express Toaster Oven ($107) uses two infrared cooking lights. The main difference between traditional mini-ovens is that hit sone is up to 40% faster. At first glance it looks like a piece of lab equipment or an oscilloscope. Temperature settings from 250F-500F with a digital timer for up to 25 minutes. Interior dimensions will fit a 9-inch diameter pizza or four slices of bread. Toast, bake, brown and reheat up to 40% faster...

From the makers of the original arcade basketball shooting game comes the home version. The Pop-A-Shot allows head-to-head shooting competition. There are 10 different games and 6 audio options. The Home Dual Shot arcade basketball game features more games to choose from—a total of 10, from the classic 1-on-1 :30 game to longer direct competitions and individual skill challenges (skeet shooting and beat the clock). There are also 6 different audio options, including an announcer who calls the game (“That’s a 3!”; “En fuego!”),...

Posted on May 30 2018 - 11:20am by gchoe
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Kirkland Signature Triple Blade Razor

If you are a user of the Gillette Mach3 Razor Blades ($25 for 15 blades) you might want to check out Costco’s private branded Kirkland 3-blade razors ($20 for 14 blades and a handle).

Worth a shot anyways. The Kirkland Signature Triple Blade Razors come with a lubricating strip, 3 precision German blades, a flexible swivel head, and a chrome polished handle with non-slip grip.

Posted on May 24 2018 - 7:10am by Craig
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The taste of a “true” free range chicken egg is much better than what we typically get at the grocery store. The yolk is a darker, deeper yellow and stands up in the pan. Once you have had a good egg it makes it tough to eat the sad, pale, inexpensive eggs that most folks purchase. Don’t take my word for it, buy four chickens, this chicken coop and let your hens roam the yard and eat feed and bugs. This chicken coop is easy to assemble, has ventilated mesh, and an easy cleanup tray. If this chicken coop doesn’t...

The SodaStream has dominated the DIY water carbonation market. They work pretty good, are priced fairly, and make loud embarrassing noises when in use. The perfect addition to any party I suppose. All fine and dandy for the masses, but what if you want something a bit fancier. A bit quieter. Check out the AARKE Premium Carbonator ($169). It is shiny stainless steel (or matte black), has 3 independent safety valves, and includes a nontoxic PET bottle. If nothing else, it looks cool and it is considerably quieter than the SodaStream.   ...

Posted on Apr 10 2018 - 8:54am by gchoe
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Imagine that, my two favorite things in one gadget – Star Wars and popcorn. This awesome Star Wars Death Star Popcorn Maker ($59) uses hot air for perfect popping. The Death Star top also works as a serving bowl. ...

Don’t feel like wiring up a new doorbell but need to add extra receivers? Or just have a tricky install that you would like to avoid. This wireless doorbell kit comes with 2 receivers and 1 transmitter. Pretty standard, but there is more. The receivers are paired and relay the wireless signal for longer ranges. For example; you could have one receiver in the house and one in the garage. Never miss the door again. Another cool feature is the doorbell button – it never needs batteries or wiring. The doorbell uses a micro-power...

Construction dudes like coffee, it’s a fact. Not really, but I think the two go hand-in-hand. Now you don’t have to pull your construction truck through the drive-through to get your coffee fix. The Makita CM501D is a coffee maker that is powered by the same rechargeable Li-ion batteries that the Makita power tools use. Genius! the Makita CM501D can make up to 5.3 cups of coffee per charge. ...

Posted on Mar 14 2018 - 1:49pm by drakaal
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The Darth Vader tea kettle looks good on the shelf or stovetop. The handle is modeled after a lightsaber. Made of food grade stainless steel with a matte enamel finish. Unfortunately it play the Star Wars theme song when it is ready, it just whistles. ...

TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp Wireless QI Charger TT-DL031 Charging Pad

Been difficult to find things worth writing about lately. Most of the gadgets are boring or ridiculous. This TT-DL031 TaoTronics LED Lamp ($49) comes with a built-in Qi wireless phone charging pad. Perfect double duty and less clutter and cordage running across your desk. The TT-DL031 happens to be good at both of its jobs, lighting and charging. On the lighting front, it lets users pick between 6 brightness levels and 5 color temperatures (from 2800 to 6500k). The illumination head can rotate 270-degrees and the arm can move 180-degrees. The base of the lamp has a nice spot for charging your Qi enabled phones and an additional USB port for your non-wireless devices. No motion of the wireless charging speed with this one. There is also a less expensive model, the TT-DL036, which charges at 10W. (more…)