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If you have ever opened a glass bottle of soda, water, or beer and needed to reseal it, you need a Monopol Hermetus. This gadget was given to me as a gift and I and have grown to rely on it for opening and resealing bottles. The Monopol Hermetus is made of steel, has a rubber surface for an air-tight seal, and is made in Germany. Pretty slick, get a couple here for just $9.99.   ...

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I have spent quite a bit of money making my homes lighting situation a bit smarter. I am an Apple guy, mainly because I value my privacy, so naturally, I went with solutions that were Apple HomeKit enabled. My house is a bit older and doesn’t have neutral wires run, which means most of my light switches are the Lutron Caseta PD-6WCL. They work great (I have given up on the sh*tty Leviton switches).

I was always intrigued by the Philips Hue bulbs but never pulled the trigger because they have a huge flaw. If anyone turns off the light switch, which people do all the time, the bulb is no longer accessible on the network and goes from “smart” to totally “dumb”. Because of this, I opted to replace my dumb lightswitches with the Lutron Caseta switches. This route takes a bit more work, but ultimately it works very well and I don’t have to worry about the “Philips Hue problem”. Read on for details. (more…)

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Folding laundry seems like a neverending task, one that I am quite good at, but it takes quite a bit of time. I love the idea of a laundry folding robot, like the Foldimate, however, I am a bit of a skeptic. I mean, heck, my work copier only has to deal with perfectly flat paper and it jams on the daily.

Time will tell if this $1,000 Foldimate laundry folding machine will work as good as the demo video. I sure hope so. Check out the video after the break. (more…)

If you are one of the many folks struggling with weak or inconsistent Wifi in your house or business you should check out Google Wifi. It just works. Start off with a 3-pack kit and add more if needed. The only thing keeping my Google Wifi system from being perfect is the long cable and lack of cable management. Enter this cool outlet/wall mount bracket that contains the cable...

Move over George Foreman Grill, The Maconee MW Grill can grill up a sandwich in just 3-5 minutes – complete with browned grill marks. Perfect for the bachelor who only “cooks” via the microwave oven. This $23 magical kitchen gadget can cook sandwiches, burgers, steak, vegetables, fish, chicken,...

This desktop gadget by Nomodo not only wirelessly charges your Qi enabled devices it keeps drinks cool or warm. One cable for two gadgets, sounds good to me. The Nomodo Trio lets you switch between heating or cooling your mug/glass/can. Heck, they even throw in a coffee cup for you. Not bad for $79. ...

First off, this is too far away from April 1st to be a joke. It is in fact a real product. I’m not Shitten you, Shittens are for sale on Amazon. These moist wipes are in the form of mittens and are marketed for use on babies, pets, and adults. I guess I understand 2 of the 3 uses. Their tag line is “Cause...

Posted on Jan 30 2019 - 9:22am by gchoe
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Better act quick if you want to get the Anker PowerPort Cube for just $19 shipped (regularly $25.99). Use coupon code ANKERP27 at checkout today only.

What is the Anker PowerPort Cube? It is basically a 3-outlet power strip with 3 USB ports with smart charging. It is about the size of a tennis ball and has rounded corners.

Video after the break if you want to learn more. (more…)

Nostalgic buyers have been creating a market for for vinyl record players. Think of these throwback turntables as conversation pieces for the living room. The main downfall of most of these turntables is the fact that your accompanying amplifier doesn’t typically have a dedicated phono input. McIntosh has a fix with their MT1100 Turntable ($6,500) which has a phone pre-amp and hi-fi amplifier built-in. They even added Bluetooth and...

Posted on Dec 17 2018 - 7:57pm by Pete M
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Tenacious Tape Repair

How can you argue with a product named Tenacious Tape? I bought some of this “tenacious tape” months ago and recently had an opportunity to try it out in real life. Read on for the story of how I saved my jacket from the trashcan. (more…)