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Love Porsche’s and looking for that ultimate conversation starter for your office? Get your wallet ready. This 1:3 scale Porsche engine is of the 547 4-cylinder variety – a legendary racing engine of yesteryear. Once you have traded many hours and $300 you can have your very own working flat-4 horizontally opposed engine. Parts of this Porche...

Nest is down again

Let me start by saying that I have referred several people to the Nest products. When they are working, they are great. The last few months Nest has been down too many times for my taste. In other words – Nest has been shit lately.

I can’t access cameras, thermostats via the web or app. I pay a service fee every month and I don’t get a month’s worth of service lately. Not cool. I spend more time on this page checking to see if the unreliable Nest services are working or if it is something else. The only thing keeping me from jumping ship and heading to Wyze is that Wyze doesn’t offer 24/7 recording as of yet (or an outdoor camera). The closest thing is Wyze’s “Complete Motion Capture” which is better than the crappy 12-second clips but still not good enough for real-world security.

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Yep, it is finally here, the Godzilla Humidifier. Godzilla emits a steamy breath that is lit with LED’s in his mouth. When you turn on the power button the same music from the movie starts playing the tune when Godzilla appears on screen. There are other sound effects like a roar. Video of the Godzilla humidifier after the break. (more…)

Posted on Feb 28 2020 - 9:35am by Steve M

Not that hiding a tiny Micro SD card should be that difficult, but if you really want to take your hiding game to the next level – you need a Covert Coin ($25). The Covert Coin is precision machined from a real coin, in this case, a US quarter. Each coin is shipped with an opening device. The coin is almost impossible to open without said tool. ...

This product caught my eye because of the neat/silliness of it all and the amazingly bad English. Whether you drive for Uber/Lyft or just want to pimp the interior of your car this one is worth a look. You simply plug in this LED car projector, place it somewhere near the center of your car (they recommend the armrest), and let the party begin. Now on to the best part… the English marketing copy. Here are a few of my favorites; gorgeous...

For most, this post will not apply. For those with trucks and trailers – this is a game-changer. Gone are the days of having to hardwire a clunky brake controller inside of your tow vehicle. The Curt 51180 Echo plugs into your standard 7-way connector and communicates with your smartphone via an app. From the Curt Echo app, you can control brake sensitivity, braking power, and store several profiles. This setup becomes super powerful for...

Normally I prefer roasting or BBQing outdoors, but this is definitely an exception because s’mores smell so damn good. The Nostalgia SMM200 Indoor Electric Stainless Steel S’more Maker ($30) is perfect for some indoor s’more cooking. Also, with the cold weather of late this may be my only option if I want some of these tasty goodies.   ...

Posted on Dec 3 2019 - 8:43am by Lisa C.

Jomst heated socks

Cold weather is upon us in a big way this year and right in time for the holidays. Let this be the answer to the “what do I buy X this year” question. These heated socks use a fiber heating element to warm the toes and instep. Perfect for outdoor activities or lounging on the couch. The Jomst Heated Socks ($58) include a pair of 3.7V 2200mAh rechargeable batteries and they heat for 4-10 hours depending on the heat level.

This gadget came to mind because of the upcoming holidays. There are always too many devices looking for a charge when folks visit for the holidays and not enough charge cable. This 6-Device Charging Station (with cables) should solve the problem and is also a great gift for others. You get 6 USB ports, 4 lighting cables, 1 microUSB cable, 1 USB type C cable, and even a removable Apple Watch holder for charging. Pretty slick. All this for

Imagine being able to personalize almost anything with your own custom artwork via a laser engraver. Imagine no more, this technology has gotten much cheaper and easier to use. While the product name leaves a bit to be desired, LaserPecker, it seems to genuinely work well. This portable little laser etcher can be taken just about anywhere as it can run off of standard USB power. You can even power it off a battery power bank and take your etching...