Jul 10

Best Single Cup Coffee Maker

The AeroPress makes what may be the best cup of coffee you’ve ever tasted!

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Is there anyone who hasn’t seen or tried the latest single serve coffee makers? They’re all the rage lately. These amazing machines consistently make great coffee from tiny pods that are both easy to use, and easy to throw away. The Keurig is one of the biggest sellers these days and works great for those without much time in the morning (our review of Keurig can be found here). Looking for alternatives on the web I stumbled upon a little contraption called the Aerobie AeroPress. Let me tell you about this device…. with a little bit of hands-on effort it literally makes the best cup of coffee you may ever taste. Read More »

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Apr 28

AV Receiver Guide – Home Theater

Check out some of the latest models with 4K Ultra HD compatibility now included in this AV Receiver Guide for Home Theater

 

The A/V Receiver… Some have referred to this device as “The “Heart of the Home Theater”. And for good reason; this one device is the central component of your entire system, controlling how each one is seen and heard by you and/or your audience based upon your input. This gives us good reason to put much thought in selecting one. As with my previous guides to choosing products that are “right for you”, I’ve gone through the paces of owning various brands and types of receivers, along with online and in-store research, summed up is what follows. Receivers range in price from a few hundred to many thousands of dollars. In the low price range, the differences are largely based upon their features. When it comes down to it, most higher-end receivers are packed with features most people would never need or use, or hear the difference. If you happen to be one of those who can distinguish the difference and know what you’re looking for, I’ve also included many technical specs. Read More »

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Mar 28

Soundbar Guide

Klipsch SoundbarSoundbars – The Basics and How to Choose

Over the last 5 years and especially most recently, the soundbar marketplace has been booming, making them nearly as present as TVs in our homes. Its a good thing, too, because as TVs get thinner and thinner,  there is less room than ever before for built-in speakers. Consumers don’t need to see big, bulky speakers devastating their TV’s appearance, let alone their viewing rooms. Manufacturers have taken to placing the speakers on the rear or minimal front portion of the TV. As you can guess, small speakers and especially when located on the back typically don’t sound very good. Read More »

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Feb 11

Where To Get ADA Training

Are you looking for where to get the required ADA training in California?

For architectural license renewal in the state of California there is a requirement to complete 5 hours of Continuing Education related to Disability Access. It can be quite confusing trying to figure out where to get the right training. About a month or two prior to your license renewal date you may be receiving tens to hundreds of e-mails along with snail-mail advertising various companies wanting your hard-earned money in exchange for their training. The state’s Bill SB 1608 language appears somewhat vague to some as to what may actually qualify as valid training to satisfy the requirement. An unbiased review/guide may be useful. Read More »

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Nov 15

How to Make Money Online, Easier than you think!

Earning money online… yes you’ve heard it before. And yes, usually the offer or deal is too good to be true. But, you really can make money online when you use the right sites, and methods. I’ve gone through more than my fair share of websites that promise, promise, and promise even more, only to be frustrated in the end by making a few cents, or if I was lucky, a single dollar! Yes, you can find this information online yourself by Googling, as I did. Hard to find however were step-by-step guides all in one place, which is why I’ve created this post.

Based on my experiences I’ll be outlining many types of methods useful in making money online.  Included will only be those that I’ve used successfully for awhile and received what they promise. Knowing this is important as you don’t want to start participating in a program and then out of nowhere they disappear, taking your earnings with them. Read More »

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Oct 25

Best Home Theater Projector for the Money? BenQ W1070 Review with Optoma HD25e and HD141X


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Updated to include 2014-15’s latest models… This Projector Guide aims to find the Best Home Theater Projector for the Money. This BenQ W1070 review compared side-by-side with the Optoma HD25e will help you decide!

Looking for the movie theater experience at home? Tired of watching a 50 or 60 inch TV from across the room and pretending it’s like watching a movie in a theater? I can tell you from experience that nothing compares to a 100” or larger screen at home. Read More »

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Jan 30

Panamax M5100-PM Review – Home Theater Power Cleaning

Panamax m5100-PM review, home theater, Panamax Power CleanerProtect your valuable Home Theater system with clean and safe power from Panamax

 

 

Most people don’t think about electricity other than simply plugging in our home theater equipment either directly to the wall or into a surge protector. Electricity is a vital component of your home theater components, and typically it isn’t very consistent.  Spikes and interference within power lines are very real and can slowly kill your equipment’s circuits or power transformers. This Panamax M5100-PM review explains how this power cleaner acts as a middleman protecting your system. Read More »

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Jan 29

Starbucks Verismo Review

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Starbucks Customers: It’s all about the Starbucks Verismo!

 

 

 

The Verismo 580 machine

Note: To learn more about pod types, prices, including other compatible pods, etc, please see the “FAQ” section below.

“The machine that makes both espresso and brewed coffee. Now you can use the Starbucks Verismo to create the drinks you love – latte, espresso, and a freshly brewed cup of Starbucks coffee – at home.”

This Starbucks Verismo review aims to be a bit different than those typically found online. (hint – let us know what you think) One of the things I like best about the Verismo 580 is that it’s so extremely simple to use. It’s got just three buttons (espresso, brewed coffee, and milk pod buttons), which means anyone in your house can use it, and probably not need the manual at all (except to clean). You place a pod in the machine, press the desired button and your coffee beverage will be ready in 30 seconds. It’s really that simple. Just like a Keurig (our review can be found here) but with Starbucks quality drinks AND a truly uniquely designed machine. Read on for more why this could be the device you’ve been waiting for. Read More »

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Jan 24

4K Ultra HD – A Guide

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It’s becoming clearer now at this year’s CES that this is a fact. And like with the very first high definition TV’s, the first 4K sets we’ve seen have been outlandishly expensive. Lesser known HDTV manufacturer Seiki is challenging the larger manufacturers with a 50″ 4K TV at under $1,500 making it extremely competitive to others on the market going for $10,000 and more. They also make a 39″ version for under $500 making it more affordable than ever to have the latest technology and resolution in your home or Home Theater.

Read on for what you need to know before jumping in and buying your first 4K Ultra HD TV! Read More »

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Jan 14

Home Theater: Choosing a Projector Screen

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The Movie Theater Experience at Home!

To get as close as you can at home to the theater experience you need a projector. A projector will give you more than 100″ of movie presentation in your own home, making the little 55″ lcd your friends look tiny. And it’s much more affordable (cheaper than an lcd) than you think. These projector screen reviews should help you get really close to the movie theater experience at home. Read More »

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Nov 19

Ebates – Cashback for All Online Purchases

Cash Back for buying online at stores you already shop at:

Shopping online is something we’re already doing, so why not make some money at the same time? What if you could get 5% or 10% back for buying something from Target, Walmart, Amazon, or even FTD Flowers? All you need to do is go to EBATES first, then click to the site you shop at, such as Target.com and you are taken directly to Target’s site where you’ll earn cashback (paid via check every 3 months). Even Orbitz for travel and theme parks is included. Tip: Buy your Disneyland Hopper Tickets through them and get up to 10% back! Read More »

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