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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…)

Posted on Feb 28 2018 - 8:42am by gchoe
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SWING Table Shelf

This crafty table, the SWING table/shelf, can transform into a shelf. Useful?  Not sure. Cool? For sure.

The SWING table/shelf ($740) is available from German Smart Living  and comes in five different finishes was well as an outdoor version.

Cold weather doesn’t have to end your backyard hangout sessions. You just need to be creative. Try popping a Breeo smokeless fire pit to your backyard hangout area. There are four Breeo models to choose from (Ablaze, Zentro, Double Flame, and Luxeve). The Breeo fire pits keep smoke at a minimum by using a double-wall, secondary combustion chamber. This means that the smoke is mixed with heated oxygen causing it to reburn. No more playing musical chairs to dodge the smokey areas. The Breeo fire pits are made in Lancaster, PA and...

Watch out DJI, there is a new kid on the block. The new kid is Skydio and their autonomous flying camera is the R1 ($2,500). The Skydio R1 flies all by itself with no remote control. It is powered by an Nvidia Jetson AI chip, has 12 navigation cameras for obstacle avoidance, and a main 4k camera for tracking a target. the body is made of carbon fiber and aluminum. One of the best parts is that it is built in California. More pictures and video of the Skydio R1 after the break. ...

Ever come home from a long days work and just two things come to mind? A  warm shower and a cold beer. This is where the Sudski ($15) comes in. The Sudski is a drink can holder (in most cases for beer) that securely grips to your shower wall surfaces. It even has drainage so it doesn’t become moldy or water filled.    ...

Hasbro has been masterful at turning an old game into a cash cow – Monopoly. Monopoly has been released in so many different versions it is difficult to keep track. The latest rendition of the Monopoly board game is dubbed Monopoly Cheaters Edition. This Cheaters Edition of Monopoly comes with a new set of rules which tend to help cheaters. Assuming you don’t get caught. There are now 15 Cheat Cards each with it’s own set of risky tasks. If you get caught you are handcuffed to the board game. Don’t get caught. Monopoly...