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As air quality on the west coast has gone to complete $#!% with all of the fires, it has made daily life a bit more challenging, to say the least. As if this Covid-19 stuff wasn’t enough. For folks without air conditioning, they have been trapped inside with the windows closed. The unseasonably hot weather and pollution have made for quite uncomfortable and potentially unsafe conditions.

This has gotten me going down the path of researching air quality monitors. I have spent days researching and there are too many variables (VOC, PM2.5, PM10, temperature, humidity, CO2, portable, home units, etc…) to do a fair apples-to-apples comparison. With that said, here are my favorite units based on the following categories – portable, Homekit enabled, and feature set. Read on for the results.

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Why? Why not I suppose. This colorful toilet paper dispenser will add a bit of color and nostalgia to your bathroom. Not only will it dispense your favorite brand of toilet paper, but it also does double duty as a shelf for your phone. You really shouldn’t bring your phone to the bathroom though. I’m just sayin. Get your Rubik’s Cube Toilet Paper Dispenser here. ...

Another one for the Porsche lovers out there, especially those with $11,120 in their pocket. The Super Veloce RS Black Edition Espresso Machine pays homage to the Porsche 993 flat-six engine. It does this while making espresso – really, it makes espresso. Some features to take note of, there will only be 993 of these manufactured, they have surgical grade stainless steel, aluminum, titanium,...

Nostalgia Red 4 hot dog cooker

A complicated meal for lunch or dinner not in the cards? Pop 4 hot dogs and buns in the Nostalgia Hot Dog Toaster ($29) and you are ready to eat in just a few minutes. Where was this when I was a kid? (more…)

Whether you have a thing for the “Apple aesthetic” or just want a hose that hides better on the side of your white house, this may be the hose set for you. This white hose kit (aptly named White Snake) comes with a white rack, white hose, white nozzle, and white carrying handle. All this goodness can be yours for $169 here.

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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godzilla-humidifier

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…)

Peugeot Paris Prestige 1987 Iconic Black Pepper Mill

Time to step up your pepper-game! The Peugeot Paris Prestige 1987 Iconic Black 110 Cm Pepper Mill is huge. It weighs in at 16.53-pounds and is 43-inches long. Still not impressed? It can hold 1/3 of a pound of peppercorns. Nothing to sneeze at! I saved the best for last, it only costs $1,250. Bargain.

 

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.   ...

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