Archive for July 2016

How to Clean Sterling Silver if yours is Turning Grey, White, Black!

There’s nothing worse then pulling a cherished piece of silver jewelry out and finding it’s turned black, grey, white or yellow.  Trying to figure out how to clean silver it  can be tough.That colour is called tarnish and it’s the bane of any silver-lover. I love making sterling silver jewelry in my spare time. Occasionally…

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Reviewing ASUS Pocket Projector

As technology continues shrinking, new categories of home entertainment are also finding ways to make smaller and smaller components. Take home theatre projectors, for instance. They used to require a suitcase and a weight belt to cart them around, but that’s changing with the introduction of pico or pocket projectors from several manufacturers. ASUS is…

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Mpowerd inflatable lamp is fun & versatile

When we’re spending more time outdoors, decorating our outside space can be fun. Whether you’re chilling in your backyard, or camping in the wilderness, you can spice up your space with a solar powered space saving lantern, like this one from Mpowerd. The Luci light comes flat-packed; you blow it up with lung power, then…

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3 amazing volcanic parks in the Pacific Northwest

Parks are more than picnic tables and trees. America is fortunate to have several amazing places where the word ‘park’ just doesn’t do enough to describe the eye candy you’ll find.  The US is home to several preserves with a truly interesting volcanic and geologic pedigree. The sights you see at volcanic National Parks and Monuments…

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Amazing technology in sports headphones

They may be just small speakers for your ears, but there’s a dizzying array of headphones out there. From on-ear, to over-ear and ear buds, to wireless, there are all kinds of different specialized headphones available to consumers. Recently a new category of headphones has emerged: Sports headphones. Let’s take a look at what they’re…

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Napier Sportz Truck-bed Tent Review

Getting out of the city, away from the job and into the outdoors can really make you feel relaxed. That’s why I love camping. I can turn off my mobile, light a fire, and sit and contemplate the stars. I’ve been a tenter from the beginning; no fancy RV’s for me! I’ve had a couple…

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3 Lamps and lights perfect for camping

Lighting is important when you’re out in the wilderness. Flashlights are a must, and headlamps are handy, but you need options that aren’t just burning-the-eyes-out bright. I tested three new lighting gadgets on a recent road trip through the northwestern US and found each of them handy. Brunton Lightwave Amp Speaker & Lantern When camping, you…

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No time for yard work? Get a robot lawnmower

This has to be one of the coolest and most useful gadgets I’ve ever had the pleasure of testing.  Husqvarna’s robotic lawnmower, called the Automower. The small rectangular device is abut the size of a standard lawn mower, but has no handle. One other key difference? it operates almost completely silently!  The only sound you…

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