Gizmo of the Day

Review: Spy Tec Inventio-HD 720P Video Sunglasses

New York City-based spy shop, Spy Tec, decided to enter the field of ‘spy glasses’ and build their own, the Inventio-HD video sunglasses. Here’s our detailed review. Overview The Inventio-HD glasses appear to be mid-ranged plastic-framed sunglasses in the style that you might see a mountain biker or perhaps a golfer or skier wearing, but […]

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Review: Doxie One portable scanner

I love the Doxie One. Paperless nirvana, here I come. I’ve dreamed of a paperless and more importantly, an electronic document repository, for a long time, but that has been mostly a dream as I’ve dreaded having to haul my papers over to my clunky all-in-one printer-scanner, then scan papers 1 or a few at […]

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Review: Veho Muvi X-Lapse

British electronics & accessories maker, Veho, has a neat gadget called the Muvi X-Lapse that allows you to take panoramic time-lapse photos. I had a chance to test one out courtesy of accessories seller, MobileFun. The X-Lapse itself is a fairly small, circular gadget that you can hold easily in one hand. By holding, the […]

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Review: r.pod Portable Solar Battery Pack and USB Charger with High Flux LED Flashlight

Here’s another entrant to the portable backup battery market, this one from Korean company Misemet. There are a couple of quirks to this one that makes it stand out: it comes with a solar panel to charge the battery pod, and the pod itself contains an LED flashlight. Yup, the flashlight part is definitely quirky. […]

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Review: Philips Sonicare Essence Electric Toothbrush

Philips Sonicare Essence electric toothbrush

I’ve been using a Philips Sonicare Essence electric toothbrush for a few months now; here are my thoughts on it. My beloved Oral-B Triumph 9400 died after a long 6 years. I think it was because the hermetic seal broke and some moisture got in. But I have no regrets, it was well worth the […]

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The High Tech Home: A Look at the Present and Future

Image courtesy of Wisfer Everyone has their own personal style when it comes to decorating and organizing their home. Some like the eclectic look, while others prefer a more traditional look and feel. However, some people really care about more the high tech gadgetry inside and integrated into the house. Here are 3 cutting edge […]

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All-in-One VHS to DVD converter/recorder/players: Two (2) more options

Magnavox ZV427MG9 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

One of our most popular subjects continues to be converting VHS tapes to DVD or other digital formats, and one particularly popular product is the all-in-one Panasonic DMR-EZ47V DVD & VHS recorder. Sadly, that Panasonic product, though still wildly popular is showing its age, and now that it’s hard to come by, indie vendors are […]

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10 Cool Gadgets for Smart Homes

NEST smart thermostat

While there are not any flying cars and no one is living in apartments on the moon, the modern smart home is an impressive technological creation. Whether you are looking for ways to automate your home for energy savings or simply for convenience, these 10 tech gadgets will add smart functionality to any home. 1. […]

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DirecTV’s Mobile App

DirecTV, the satellite television giant, anticipated people like us when they developed the “DIRECTV Everywhere” app for iPad and Android smartphones. Watch your favorite movies and programs wherever you are, at your convenience. DIRECTV Everywhere If you’re a subscriber of DirecTV, you can get the free DIRECTV Everywhere app, opening a new world of mobile […]

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Review: Smarthome Wireless Security IP Camera

I recently tested out Smarthome’s Wireless Security IP Camera. This compact video camera can be set on a table or shelf or even mounted to a wall and controlled from your web browser or an INSTEON smartphone app. Installation didn’t take more than 30 minutes, but could have been quicker if it did a better […]

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