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This weeks Gadget is the awesome H2Glow faucet light, you connect it up to your faucet and it lights up the water coming out of your faucet. How cool is that. Get it At Amazon about $19.00

You may be thinking that cool but why do I need it, Here’s why SAFETY. If you have small children or Senior citizens in the house then can easily see if the water is hot or cold, and it may get them to wash their hands and brush their teeth more often.

H2Glow is a temperature-sensitive faucet light designed to provide a visual indication of water temperature.

H2Glow works by illuminating the water that comes out of your faucet. Water glows deep blue when it (the water) is safe to touch, and automatically switches to red when it gets too hot.

Key Features

- Temperature sensitive
- Water glows BLUE when cold
- Water glows RED when hot
- Fully automatic (no buttons).
- Batteries included
- 2 universal adapters included
- Compact design
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- Conserves water (<2gpm)

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Digital video rocket Budding astronauts can experience liftoff from the rockets point of view thanks to the impact-resistant digital camera in the nose cone of this 3′ model rocket that records video at 320 x 240 pixel resolution. The rocket is ready to fly after a brief set-up, and just 15 seconds after the ignition button is pressed, the camera records the swift journey of the rocket to 600′, and the view of the earth as it descends under a parachute. At the end of the flight, just connect the rocket to your computer using the supplied USB cable. Upload your videos to Google Video and share them with everyone. Get it at Hammacher Schlemmer for about $80.00

 

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what the heck am I looking at. Wonder no more with this weeks Gadget. The Meade mySky. Just point it to what your looking at and shoot.

Meade introduces a revolutionary way to explore out universe. The new Meade mysky is an easy to use, multi-media device that will guide you through the night sky, and if you have a Meade computerized telescope it will interface nicely. Check it out Here. and Gearlog has a nice review Here.

So how does this device know what you’re pointing at? Built in are a GPS unit, accelerometers, and magnetic north sensors, so it knows where you are and can calculate the mySKY’s aim and positioning. It works out of the box, and pretty instantaneously. There are over 30,000 objects in its database, so most of what’s visible to the naked eye can be identified. And the mySKY’s updateable: It comes with an SD card, so you can pull new info off the Web and add it.

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Here’s a cool gift for the little scientist in your family.

Say goodbye to normal magnifiers! With the Jakks EyeClops Bionic Eye hand-held device, kids can view everyday objects at 200 times their regular size. Recommended for kids ages six and up, the EyeClops creates hours of endless play and exploration that’s fun for the entire family. Available at Amazon for $50.00

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Much more fun than a microscope, the EyeClops transforms any television into an interactive TV toy. With the EyeClops, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Magnified to 200 times the normal size and viewed on any TV screen, minuscule salt crystals morph into blocks of ice; hair and carpet turn into giant noodles; and small insects become fearsome creatures. The Bionic Eye has three built-in LED lights so kids can illuminate any object, including their own skin.

Kids love using the TV along with this educational device to share a new activity with their friends. Parents too can join in the fun and will love how their children learn and play. So you don’t have to touch everything you look at, the toy comes with an observation dish and tube, perfect for viewing liquids, salt, and bugs. The battery-powered device is simple to use, plugging directly into the A/V jacks found on any current TV model. The brightly colored, hard plastic device is child-safe and stands up to hours of scientific exploration. The EyeClops requires five AA

 

With the VRTP4N1 Power Inverter and FM Transmitter in your vehicle you can power a 110 volt household device such as a small TV or a Laptop or charge up a battery drill, just plug it into the 110v outlet. You can also charge a device that uses a USB charger like an iPod or a cell phone or a camera and with its built in FM transmitter you can broadcast your iPod music to your cars speakers. Get the VRTP4N1
power inverter with FM transmitter by Roadmaster
for $39.95

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Power Inverter with 110 VAC, USB 5VDC, 12 VDC & Audio Input and Digital LED Display
Plug in your AC Devices in your Car, Truck or SUV
Charges Portable Devices Including iPods, Laptops, Mobile Phones, Cameras and More!
Fully Adjustable Position Angle
Control Panel with 15 FM Station Presets:8 Low & 7 High
Digital Frequency Display

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Here’s a neat little gadget for hurricane season, a flashlight that doesn’t need battery’s just pull the cord a few times and you get light, it will also charge your cell phone. Check it out Here $30.00

(From their site)You will never need to purchase another flashlight or batteries again. This amazingly brilliant and powerful LED flashlight provides you with enough light for just about any emergency situation when fully charged. Two quick pulls on the line at the bottom of the unit, and you have light for minutes on end. This isn’t like the clumsy shake lights or others where you have to sit there and wind the unit again and again. Pull twice and you have a powerful flashlight for minutes and minutes. Unlike the crank lights, the zipping action of the Ultra Power Zipping LED Forever Flashlight causes the coils to continue to rotate and generate power after you are finished doing the work. This system generates more power faster than the cranking system. Give yourself peace of mind in emergency situations with the Ultra Power Zipping LED Forever Flashlight.

 Check out the video.

 

 

The DIGITAL ENTERTAINER HD Streams movies, videos, music, Internet radio, and photos from your home PCs and storage devices to your HDTV or regular TV.  This device is getting great reviews all over the web. If your not an Apple fan boy this is the media extender you need.  It features easy set up using an on screen TV wizard. and automatically finds all the digital media files on your home network and organizes them into an easily accessible library, It also has USB 2.0 that can be used to hook up an external hard drive. Read More from Netgear  and Here This is the device you were waiting for !!

Its available in stores and online. Newegg has an extremely good price listed.

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Supported Formats:are as follows

MP3 up to 320 Kbps or variable bit rate (VBR)
WMA8 and WMA9 files up to 192Kbps or variable bit rate(VBR)
WMV up to 1080p
Internet Radio (streaming MP3, WMA)
Video Formats: MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, Xvid
Audio Formats: MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC
Photo Formats: JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF
Playlist Formats: WPL, ASX, WAX, WVX, PLS, M3U, RMP
Wireless Standard     IEEE 802.11b/g

Ports     Input/Output:
HDMI for A/V output
RCA connector for composite video output
RCA connectors for component video output (High Definition support)
Digital Audio Output S/PDIF (coaxial/optical)
Stereo RCA audio ports
USB 2.0 Mass Storage interface
2x USB 2.0 port
Ethernet port
S-Video port

 

A couple of friends have asked about UPS’s so here’s some info about them, I highly recommend you get one for your computer.

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS), also known as an uninterruptible power source or a battery backup is a device which maintains a continuous supply of electric power to connected equipment by supplying power from a separate source when utility power is not available. There are three distinct types of UPS: off-line, line-interactive and on-line.

When a power failure occurs, the off-line type of UPS effectively switches from utility power to its own power source, almost instantaneously. The on-line type of UPS, which is continuously connected to the protected load, draws energy from its reserves, usually stored in lead-acid batteries, converting it to AC power.

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The on-line type of UPS, in addition to providing protection against complete failure of the utility supply, provides protection against all common power problems, and for this reason it is also known as a power conditioner and a line conditioner.

While not limited to safeguarding any particular type of equipment, a UPS is typically used to protect computers, telecommunication equipment or other electrical equipment where an unexpected power disruption could cause injuries, fatalities, serious business disruption or data loss. UPS units come in sizes ranging from units which will back up a single computer without monitor (around 200 VA) to units which will power entire data centers or buildings (several megawatts). Larger UPS units typically work in conjunction with generators.

Historically, UPSs were very expensive and were most likely to be used on expensive computer systems and in areas where the power supply is interrupted frequently. However, as prices have fallen, UPS units have become an essential piece of equipment for data centers and business computers, but are also used for personal computers, entertainment systems and more.

In certain countries, where the electrical grid is under strain, providers struggle to ensure supply during times of peak demand (such as summer, during which air-conditioning usage increases). In order to prevent unplanned blackouts, electrical utilities will sometimes use a process called rolling blackouts or load shedding, which involves cutting the power to large groups of customers for short periods of time. Several major blackouts occurred in 2003, most notably the 2003 North America blackout in the north-eastern US and eastern Canada and the 2003 Italy blackout, both of which affected over 50 million people, and brought attention to the need for UPS power backup units.

A UPS should not be confused with a standby generator, which does not provide protection from a momentary power interruption and may result in an interruption when it is switched into service, whether manually or automatically. However, such generators are typically placed before the UPS to provide cover for lengthy outages. Integrated systems that have UPS and standby-generator components are often referred to as emergency power systems. Source: wikpedia.

 

All you need to do is hook it up to your cable box, satellite receiver or digital video recorder. Install the Sling Player software in your laptop or mobile device and you can watch and control your TV from anywhere in the world with a high speed Internet connection.

Lets say you’re on vacation in Florida and the Yankees are playing the big game in NY but its not on TV at your hotel, just fire up your Laptop, connect to your Slingbox at home and you’re watching the game by the pool.

The Slingbox family of products start at $99 and go up to $250 Check it out here.

The Slingbox PRO is the perfect companion for your home theater. The Slingbox PRO allows you to watch and control up to three standard definition and one high definition video devices anywhere you go. Using an Internet connected computer or mobile device, you can watch and control your home TV, DVR, basic cable, digital cable box, or satellite receiver around town or around the globe. With a Slingbox PRO you will never be separated from your favorite TV shows, sports broadcasts, breaking news stories, digital video recordings, or video on demand.

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Using an Internet connected computer or compatible mobile phone (requires SlingPlayer? Mobile software), you can watch and control your home TV, DVR, digital cable box or satellite receiver anywhere around your home or around the globe.

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PC Magazine has a great review Here .

 

battery3.pngHow many times has this happened to you. You’re out on the road all day listening to your iPod or talking on the phone, pretty soon you notice only one bar left on the power meter and no charging cord or charging spot available. Good thing you have your handy myPower Go emergency power charger handy, hook it up and your Golden.

From their website. Tekkeon Available for about $15.00

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myPower GO provides emergency power to popular mobile phones, plus many more small portable devices! Because myPower GO uses AA batteries, you’ll never be without power again – even on the road. And when connected to a USB port, myPower GO doubles as a battery charger for your rechargeable AA batteries.

myPower GO charges and powers portable device—anywhere, anytime—making it a versatile solution for the power needs of most of your mobile products, on the road, and at home. Most portable devices are often in need of recharging after a few hours of use. With myPower GO, you can enjoy hours of extended play time on your mobile phones, smart phones, PDAs, digital cameras, iPod and MP3 players, portable CD players, Bluetooth headsets, and other small portable electronic products.

myPower GO comes with a handy tote, plus ten adapter tips for connection to:
Blackberry (mini USB)
Motorola mobile phones
Nokia mobile phones
Samsung mobile phones (most models)
Sony Ericsson mobile phones
iPod (using your own iPod USB cable)

Add-on adapters are available for Bluetooth headsets, digital cameras, other mobile phones, MP3 players, PDAs, portable games, and portable media players.

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