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Misfit Shine Fitness and Activity Monitor – Review

By Erin L / May 29, 2016 / 1 Comment

The Misfit Shine is a sleek and chic fitness monitor and activity band that can be both worn on the wrist, talked into a sock or sports bra, or tucked neatly into one of the beautiful accessory pieces of jewelry the company offers. Right out of the gate, the Misfit Shine is one of the…

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Review: Kenwood Triblade Hand Blender kit

By Erin L / March 21, 2015 / Comments Off on Review: Kenwood Triblade Hand Blender kit

We need our kitchen appliances to do more.  That’s why I was excited to test out the Kenwood Triblade Hand Blender  (HB724 model) this week. This hand blender is the MacGyver of kitchen tools; it features 23 different functions to do everything from sauces and dressings, to drinks, soups, baby food and much more. What’s…

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‘Basis Peak’ Activity, Fitness and Heart Rate Monitor Review

By Erin L / February 21, 2015 / 1 Comment

Basis Peak is a sports and fitness watch with built-in activity monitor and heart rate monitor. The watch comes in both black and white, and the model I tested (black) has a very subtle white-on-black display, that’s very easy to read, yet not super glaring and in your face.  If that beautiful display has a…

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5 Top Fitness Wearables & Trackers

By Erin L / February 10, 2015 / 2 Comments

You’ve probably got at least one friend or coworker who wears one; a fitness band, pedometer, step counter, heart rate monitor or clip. You may have wondered why they’re so great and what they can do for you. In short they’re ultra-smart, ultra portable monitors that can give you information on things like how much…

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Checking Out Streaming TV; What are the options, and how do I pick?

By Erin L / October 20, 2014 / Comments Off on Checking Out Streaming TV; What are the options, and how do I pick?

You probably know there are different options for streaming TV out there. But what exactly is streaming TV? Do you need it? What will it do for you that regular TV won’t? Let’s take a look at the top three streaming TV options available in Canada, what differentiates each one, as well as their price…

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Choosing a Gaming TV

By Erin L / June 2, 2014 / Comments Off on Choosing a Gaming TV

  There are a lot of factors that go into picking the right gaming TV for you.  And what you might want, someone else might think is not a priority.  Personal preference, and brand loyalty are also a big factors when researching an upgrade to your TV.  Read on for some of the top things…

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Fitbit Apps You’ll Love!

By Erin L / May 27, 2014 / 1 Comment

I LOVE my Fitbit Flex, and have worn it daily for nearly 2 years.  It keeps me honest on the fitness front, and gets me moving each day by buzzing me with silent alarms.  While the band does all the counting, there are some great apps it integrates with to make your life, health, and…

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4 Ways to Connect Your Home & Make Life Better

By Erin L / May 9, 2014 / Comments Off on 4 Ways to Connect Your Home & Make Life Better

It doesn’t take much to kick your home’s connectivity into high gear. You probably already have WiFi, so what about taking things to the next level? A high-powered router, or a camera to keep watch on the kids, the dog; security can be great additions.  But even small add-ons like a set of wireless speakers can…

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Which baby Monitor Should you Get? Lorex and D-Link Compared

By Erin L / February 28, 2014 / Comments Off on Which baby Monitor Should you Get? Lorex and D-Link Compared

Which baby Monitor Should you Get? Lorex and D-Link Compared Click the link for full article. Baby monitors used to use 2-way radio technology to allow you to listen for cries at the other end of the house.  Today; it’s all about video.  While you can still find the old audio-only monitors for about $30-40…

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The Dishwasher that self-diagnoses its problems

By Erin L / February 10, 2014 / 2 Comments

Click for full article: The Dishwasher that self-diagnoses its problems Our old dishwasher is on its last legs, and I’m excited! I’ve been educating myself about what’s new in dishwasher technology, and I’m pleased to find: LOTS.  So when my current “box-with-sprinker-head-inside” dishwasher finally gives up the ghost, I’m ready to swoop in with a…

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