Oct 29

Keurig K65 Review

KeurigK65Introducing: Keurig K65 – Where Speed and Simplicity Rule!

 

We all love our Keurigs; What’s not to like? Yes, the pods can be expensive, but if you look around you can get them from 10-30 cents each quite often. Whether you’re new to the world of Keurig or looking for an upgrade, read on for our take on their latest offering. Read More »

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Oct 23

Mr. Coffee Cafe Latte Machine

mrcoffee2The Latte!

It’s taken America by storm! Especially since Starbucks entered the coffee/espresso realm.  The difficulty with lattes though, is that they are pricey. Usually, $4-5 doesn’t sound like a lot, but 5 days a week for a year adds up. In fact, I didn’t even have to write that out, because it’s likely the most cliché statement in finance. Read More »

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Oct 22

Bose Solo TV Soundbar

BoseSolo_Hero-400w2Bose essentially created the “lifestyle” home audio category, so it’s astonishing the company has been pokey to accept sound bars. Still, the Bose Solo ($400 street) is a knockout offering in the thriving sound bar field. It utilizes a pedestal design where the TV sits flat on top, which reduces disorder and looks neat and tidy. The Solo plays to all of Bose’s strengths, with a sophisticated design, simplified setup, and a wonderful remote.
If you’re simply searching for an improvement over your TV’s speakers that plays large in the “Bose” way, the Bose Solo is a great option. Read More »

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Sep 12

Starbucks Free Refill Policy Clarified

freegreatpicture-com-16842-coffee-and-coffee-beans-close-upOK, time for some more useful money saving coffee information most of you may not be aware of:

Free refills of coffee or tea with the purchase of ANY beverage at Starbucks!

Many of us frequent Starbucks to get our favorite coffee or tea fix and are aware that if you use your Registered Starbucks Card (gift card) once you reach the Green or Gold level, refills are FREE. Awhile back, you could only get a free refill of coffee or tea if you purchased that same coffee or tea during the same visit. Recently Starbucks has updated their FAQ section with a clarification: Read More »

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Sep 01

A Cooler for your Home Theater Receiver

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Protect your Home Theater investment

Today’s receivers include at least 5 and up to 9 channels of on-board amplifier power. A few high end models are available with build-in fans to extract the generated heat. Most receivers however, simply include vent grills located on the top, and sometimes although rarely, at the sides. If you’ve run your hands over the top of your receiver while watching Lord of the Rings, or Avatar at even just mid-volume levels, you probably thought you could cook a pizza on it! Read More »

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Aug 27

Apple TV Features and Set-up

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Updated with new channels 8/27/2013!

Just about every technical or gadget blog has already written about the Apple TV. What I found missing was information as to what it really is, step-by-step instructions to set it up, and how it compares with other competing boxes. This article’s focus will be to guide you through what this amazing little box is and what it can do. Along with way I’ll show you how it compares to its leading competitor, the Roku. My guide to the Roku can be found here. Read More »

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Aug 19

Children’s Fantasy Book – Fairies and their Friends


Faery Cover ReducedThis is a different type of post typically seen here, but I feel it’s noteworthy for our readers.

Michael Price has just released his latest Children’s book in ebook format.

Fairies and their Friends. This fantasy reference book for children is written in a format that even many adults enjoy to gain a new understanding of those that reside in the Fairy Realm. Read More »

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Jul 25

Choosing a Tablet

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Updated 7/26/2013: Nexus 7 FHD now compared!

Choosing a tablet can be a complicated task these days. With so many options to choose from it can be frustrating trying to figure out what makes each different. In choosing one for myself I found most information online lacking when it came to everything in one place, so I decided to put something together to make choosing a tablet that is right for you, fairly simple. Read More »

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Jul 24

Chromecast – Roku, Apple TV Killer?


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Chromecast – The easiest, simplest way to stream the internet to your TV.  To see what all the buzz is about read on…

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Jun 26

Super Products


Updated 6/26/2013:

Current Super Product: The Nokia Lumia 521

Released just a month ago, the Nokia Lumia 521 packs some amazing features and specs for such a low price. For under $150 you get:

  • A 4.0″ IPS LCD display featuring 480×800 resolution and 235 ppi
    • Touch screen so sensitive that you can even use it with a glove.
  • 8 GB storage – 512 MB RAM – Expandable memory
  • 5.0 MP camera with 720p HD video – Autofocus included
  • 1 GHz Dual core processor
  • Windows Phone 8 software
  • 9 hours talk time 360 hours standby rated  battery

This phone can use used with T-Mobile or unlocked for use with AT&T (check with T-mobile for unlocking rules). This phone can even be used with T-Mobiles generous pre-paid Pay-As-You-Go plan. For the best value, buy a $100 refill and you get 1,000 minutes of talk-time (texts are 10c each). Skip the data plan if you want and just use the wifi when needed.


Maps: The Maps with this phone are unique in that you do NOT need data or wifi service to use them, along with the highly recommended navigational directions.

The above features and incredible price are what makes this our current Super Product recommendation.


You can buy the Nokia Lumia 521 at Amazon at a discount over the MSRP and FREE shipping. Click here to view at Amazon.

If you enjoyed this alternative style review, please take a look at my other reviews here

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Apr 21

Almost Free Novels

If you like to read as much as I do, you probably find yourself with shelves full of books and spending a lot of time at the bookstore buying new books. Your shelves fill up fast and your wallet becomes lighter and lighter. Yes, there are books we love to keep, and even showcase on our shelves; however, there are many we don’t need anymore. Read More »

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Mar 27

Nexus 7 Tablet Review

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In my last article (found here) I went over what you should think about when choosing a tablet that is right for you. This article’s purpose is to go over the Google Nexus 7, in more specific detail. And as in the last article, the information provided here is both basic (for those wishing to find out what this newer technology is all about) and partially advanced. Read More »

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Mar 26

Kindle Fire HD Review


In my last article (found here) I went over what you should think about when choosing a tablet that is right for you. This article’s purpose is to go over the Kindle Fire HD, in more specific detail. And as in the last article, the information provided here is both basic (for those wishing to find out what this newer technology is all about) and partially advanced. Read More »

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Feb 07

How to choose a universal remote control?


When choosing a universal remote control there are many things to consider however, the most important item above all others is the number of devices you want to control with it. The ultimate purpose of the universal remote is to eliminate the coffee table clutter most of us deal with. Many satellite and cable TV providers supply their own remote. Some go as far as to call them universal remotes, yet they typically control just the TV and the satellite or cable box leaving you with a mess of remotes remaining. A good universal remote control will operate your TV, satellite/cable box along with your other devices including a DVD/Bluray player, stereo receiver, media player and others you may own. The next thing you want to check is to be certain it will actually control the devices you currently own. A backlight is also a great feature Read More »

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Feb 04

Logitech Harmony 650 Review

Did your universal remote control bite the dust? Do you have the typical mountain of remotes cluttering up your coffee table? Then this review/guide is for you. I had a difficult time finding a full review for universal remotes online when I needed one recently so decided to do one myself to help others in the same situation. Read More »

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