There can be little doubt that when it comes to food, fresher is better. The same can be said about fish water. Yes, fish water. The living, breathing creature that lives in the fish bowl on the counter occasionally needs its water cleaned to survive. Problem is, in the closed environment of a fish bowl, waste has nowhere to go until a human intervenes. Or one could just let the garden take care of that.
Are you always losing your stuff? You know, your keys, your wallet, your purse, maybe even your phone?
What you need is some kind of wireless transmitter for all those items, one that beeps when you push a button on a master remote.
For a limited time, ShopTronics has the Magnasonic Wireless Key Finder for $24.99 shipped when you apply coupon code keycnet at checkout. It's normally $29.99 plus shipping. (Is it just me or does "Magnasonic" sound like a made-up company name, like "Panaphonics" or "Sorny"?)
Though on the low-tech … Read more
Not to be outdone by T-Mobile's big cellular pricing shake-up, Sprint just made its rumored Unlimited phone plans official. Essentially customers can now purchase all-you-can eat voice and text for one phone line starting at $50 per month. Prices decrease though as you add additional lines, but of course there's a catch. … Read more
It's hard to find fault with salad. You put a bunch of stuff of your own choosing into a bowl and mix it up. It may be difficult to find issue with that, but then there are the details to consider; little things that matter like how the veggies are cut. Pieces of one ingredient that are too big may drown out the others before a drop of dressing drizzles into the bowl.
However one decides to design one's salad, first there must be prep work. With multiple "cutting cones" capable of producing multiple cuts, the … Read more
Some kitchen gear doesn't do much but sit around. That doesn't necessarily mean a piece of gear is only collecting dust, but rather it is doing what it is designed to do: just sit there and perform a function passively. Take knife blocks, for example. They certainly don't do much but sit on the kitchen counter. They do a good job of keeping cutlery tucked away and safe, but as far as action, knife blocks may be the dullest kitchen gadget on, well, the block. But there's an easy way to up the excitement.
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With its robust 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, a massive 5-inch HD AMOLED screen (1,920x1,080 pixels), and a boatload of software features, no doubt many MetroPCS customers have been craving the hot little handset. Indeed the gadget has already landed on all four of the major U.S. cellular carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon) as well as regional providers such as U.S. Cellular.
Be advised, though: MetroPCS will … Read more
True story. Recently my wife was working in the kitchen, listening to music on her iPhone. Every so often I'd hear, oh, let's call it an "excited utterance." When I asked what was wrong, she cried that her "stupid headphones" kept getting snagged on things.
"Aha!" I said. "I have just the thing." Then I ran to get her the O!Snap Headphone Holder I was evaluating for this very post. Presto: problem solved, wife happy, life good.
This handy little gizmo normally sells for $14.99, but as part … Read more
Store shelves can only hold so much. With such a wide variety of tastes out there, it is no wonder that options to fill the larder continue to grow. But a well-stocked pantry only goes so far. Even in a world where Amazon is expanding its grocery delivery service, fluid fanatics may still have a hard time obtaining the flavor of their fantasy. Luckily, for those who crave soda, there are plenty of options to create their own fizzy flavors at home.
Stainless steel just belongs in the kitchen. It resonates in a certain way beyond its mere culinary capabilities. Bang it around enough and you can almost hear echoes of meals past. Or when in use, meals to be. It's tough, durable, and reliable, but most importantly it tells a story. Best of all however, is when you get to be part of the story.
Once upon a time, all scales had flat weighing platforms. Then, nothing happened for a very long time. Eventually the measuring-cup scale found its way into existence. These have been around for a few years … Read more
Most of the time I focus on practical products, but can't we have a little fun once in a while? Yes, yes we can; today's deal is all about fun.
Today only, and while supplies last, Amazon has the Sphero app-controlled robot ball for $84.99 shipped. That's the lowest price I've ever seen for this way-cool gadget, which normally sells for $129.99.
Note: If Amazon does sell out, don't be surprised to suddenly see a higher price. What usually happens is that the product page flips over to a third-party seller, even though … Read more