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Spruce up for Spring

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 in Product Picks

Get ready for a spring spruce-up with tools that make the job a breeze. shark bait Many of us can’t live without our furry friends, but we could sure do without the fur they shed. The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Vacuum, with its mini motorhead brush, feeds on left-behind fur like jaws. $280. 800-462-3966;… Continue reading.

February 2018 Product Picks

Posted on Jan 26, 2018 in Product Picks

Major League Baseball’s spring training begins later this month (and not a moment too soon for those tired of this cold winter). It seems every season, players use new technology to enhance their skills. Same is true with major appliances. They get smarter each year to do more than ever before. Keep your cool Frozen… Continue reading.

New year, new you!

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Product Picks

Guilt-free fryer You swore you’d eat better in 2018. But, those wings and fries keep calling your name. Answer the call with the Power 3.4 Quart Air Fryer XL. Swirling hot air cooks your food with little or no oil. It also bakes, steams and sautés. $120. 800-462-3966; The race is on Can’t get… Continue reading.

Tech the Halls Part 2

Posted on Nov 30, 2017 in Product Picks

by Jayne Cannon Energize your indoor and outdoor holiday decor with fun and festive light-up decorations. SWEET DRAGON Most people opt for reindeer in their Christmas lawn displays. For a unique twist, how about an 11-foot Animated Inflatable Kaleidoscope Dragon? This good-natured creature flaps his wings, and his belly lights up. $139. 800-466-3337; LET… Continue reading.

Tech the Halls

Posted on Oct 30, 2017 in Product Picks

by Jayne Cannon ’Tis the season to be joule-y. Check out these electronic toys for youngsters and teens on your Christmas list. A REAL DOLL Luvabella isn’t just another talking doll. She giggles, learns new words and animal sounds, and even has a heartbeat. Feed her, comfort her and get her to talk to you…. Continue reading.

Staying Safe and Sound

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 in Product Picks

It can be a big mean world. You want to be careful out there. These tools will help you stay safe and secure. SMART ALARM When the smoke alarm goes off, Nest Protect smoke + CO alarm sends an alert to your phone telling you exactly where the problem is. You can silence the alarm… Continue reading.

Electrical college

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 in Product Picks

JUST BREW IT Start your day off right with the Keurig K15 Coffee Maker in your favorite color. Its compact size fits nicely in cramped quarters. Brews three sizes, with a 10-ounce option to power through sleepy mornings. $100. 866-901-2739; BIG MAC Though it weighs only 4 pounds and is just over half an… Continue reading.

In the swim

Posted on Jul 01, 2017 in Product Picks

By Jane Cannon Just in Case If you must have your mobile in or out of the pool, consider the Lifeproof Nuud + Alpha Glass Bundle. Waterproof cell casing protects front and back, and custom glass shields the screen. $140. 888-533-0735; Water Wheels You won’t win a race by pedaling the Aquatic Bike in… Continue reading.

Gifts for Father’s Day

Posted on May 30, 2017 in Product Picks

By Jayne Cannon Forget the tie and aftershave. Today’s dad deserves tools that make life easier and more fun. TECHNO POP POWER PLAY Dad will be all-powerful with this father of All Portable Chargers. The RAVPower 27,000-milliamp-hour Universal Power Bank weighs less than 2 pounds and can charge an iPhone 6s up to 11 times…. Continue reading.

Kitchen companions

Posted on May 01, 2017 in Product Picks

By Jayne Cannon Whether you love to cook, hate to cook or just have to cook, your life in the kitchen is easier when you find the right tools. RISE ’N’ SHINE HIGH-TECH TOAST Burning your bagel is not a good way to start the day. The Cuisinart Touch to Toast Leverless Toaster lets you… Continue reading.

On the road again

Posted on Apr 01, 2017 in Product Picks

By Diane Veto Parham Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to leave all the comforts of home. Take some with you to make the trip more pleasant. DRIVE TIME Captivating audiences How do you keep peace among the tykes in the backseat during long road trips in primitive vehicles lacking the modern necessity… Continue reading.

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