Even those of us with the best dishwashers in the world have at least a few dishes and kitchen tools that we wash by hand. Grandma's china, the big cast iron skillet--there are plenty of things in our kitchens that just aren't dishwasher-friendly. If you do any amount of hand-washing, though, you know the importance of a solid dish rack. Sure, you can get a small plastic dish rack from Wal-Mart, but there are some better options out there.
Sometimes it's the simplest ideas that offer the best solutions. The idea of having oven racks always at the ready is as simple as it is perfect. Pile up the food and cook it all at once. Some forethought will certainly have to go into what you cook and when to check it, just by the simple fact alone that the oven loses so much heat every time you open the door.
But just look at that photo right there; doesn't that look delicious? Well, those veggies could be a little better seasoned. However, it's the thought … Read more
The thing about ovens is that they get hot--really hot. In general, this is a good thing, considering it's very hard to cook anything in a cold oven. But, if you're anything like me, you've brushed a hand or arm across some part of your very hot oven during your cooking career. Personally, I hate that, and I'm more than willing to do whatever it takes to limit that experience.
Before you plunk down for an external drive, check out the clever yet poorly named SATA HDD Stage Rack. It's like an iPod dock, but for spare SATA hard drives you may have lying around. GeekSTuff4U.com is selling the SATA HDD Stage Rack for the odd but reasonable price of $46.79. The dock accepts 3.5-inch desktop drives and--with an insert--2.5-inch laptop drives, and it works with both PCs and Macs. It's unclear if the dock can be powered solely by USB, or whether it's necessary to make use of the dock's DC-in … Read more
Creative has announced the new MuVo T100, a screen-less device with an attached USB connector. The design of this MP3 player looks like a Zen Stone which has undergone rack torture. It shares the same set of buttons laid out in a circular format but is longer and doesn't require a separate mini-USB cable.
This basic player comes in 2GB and 4GB versions and will cost S$89 and S$149, respectively. The colors available are black, pink, white and blue. Expect to see it in stores at the end of October worldwide.
(Source: Crave Asia)
If you really love Tetris, you're bound to have a lot of books about Tetris. You've also probably got a DVD archive of your greatest Tetris performances. It just goes with the territory.
Odds are, if you've got that many books and DVDs about Tetris, you might as well go all-out and display them on a Tetris-themed bookshelf/DVD organizer.
This isn't some half-hearted production, either. All five of the … Read more
When Evesham came out with its Sound Stage TV stand with its built-in speakers, we thought it might be a good sign that furniture makers would come up with some innovative ways to display the new generation of flat TVs. So far, that's proven to be overly optimistic.
Newlaunches says Yamaha, for example, has come out with its own TV rack that includes a full Dolby system of speakers, sub-woofer and amplifier, with an optional DVD player, for the Japanese market. It's more expensive than Evesham's stand system ($780 vs. $600), but our quibble has more to … Read more