Well, once again thanks to Kickstarter, my hypothetical dreams are becoming realities…hopefully. But it needs your funding. Enter the Peeple: caller ID for your door!
It’s no secret that the quality of our sleep has a direct impact on our daily lives. Our very busy lives – it’s almost like a vicious cycle. Days that are overpacked and/or demanding require more and better rest in order to do the same the next. But we tend to sacrifice sleeping hours in order to find the time to finish what needs to be done.
Browsing projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo is, in a way, similar to checking out garage sales. You know that most of the stuff there is going to be junk and/or overpriced and/or irrelevant to your needs. But that’s not why we look – it’s the shining gems and special finds that make it exciting and fun. more »
When I came across the Planty crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, I felt like my needs had been answered. It’s a smart planter that notifies you when your plants need water, AND you can then water your plants via a connected smartphone app. It’s so easy a caveman could do it!
Flashlights are super convenient, and the ThruNite T10S is part of my EDC (every day carry). But sometimes you need a light that can handle bigger jobs, especially when you need to work with both hands. Be it tinkering around in the garage or pitching camp in the middle of the night, a steady, reliable work lamp is going to be your best friend.
I’m a firm believer of the ‘less is more’ concept. You can call it simplicity or minimalism, so long as it’s understood that my habits also maximize on utility. It’s having what you may need with the least amount of baggage – having your cake and eating it too. So when I was presented with the opportunity to review the Keyport Slide 2.0, I jumped at it.
Whether it’s the ultimate accessory for the known narcissist in your life, a means to stake claim on bread at an aggressive breakfast table, or because you own pictures that are oh-so-cute-that-you-can’t-stand-it-and-must-consume-it, you can now eat your selfies. Yup, the Selfie Toaster exists, and it comes straight from the unique crazy geniuses at Hammacher Schlemmer. more »
If these cold temperatures have got you considering springing for an electric blanket, it might be better to invest that money into a $179 Luna smart mattress cover. Not only can it adjust to become hotter or colder for a more comfortable sleep, but it detects breathing and heart rate, tracks sleep patterns, and even your snoring.
Why is Samsung so adamant to make the Linux-based Tizen operating system work, despite the critical opinion of most wireless carriers worldwide? Apparently, the platform is “lighter” than other OSes (cough, Android, cough), and eats up less processing power and memory, “thereby ensuring faster device speeds while consuming less energy.”
Without a doubt, this is going to be a year of the drones. CES 2015 had an area dedicated to drones, and the enthusiasm was neither lacking nor diluted.
I happen to have fallen into possession of a Canon PIXMA MG7520, a pretty bitchin’ photo printer if I do say so, which is one of the newest models to replace the MG5000 and MG6000 lines. The first thing I did when I got it hooked up was to narcissistically print photos of my own digital more »
Casio’s CTK-2400 ups the ante on all counts. Its 61 keys give an (admittedly) hobbyist/amateur keyboardist like myself more than enough room to cover the musical spectrum. And beyond the sampling capability, it comes with the full compliment of Casio functions that make the company’s line of inexpensive ($169.99 MSRP, but you can easily find one for under $100), all-in-one (speakers and amplification included for true portability) keyboards so appealing and such a great value.