“The Takeover”

A study done by The Cable and Telecommunications Association for Marketing reports that 52 of America's living rooms have an HDTV as it's centerpiece (yes, it's safe to hang it over the fireplace...

Read More

Oven door bait and switch

Scam artists are getting cleaver (or increasingly desperate) in their attempts to scam unsuspecting victims determined to get the best deal on the latest home electronics. The Lowdown: The San Francisco Chronicle reports that local police approached a guy and confiscated an oven door dressed up to look like a 37" plasma TV wrapped in bubble wrap with store stickers all over it (to further diguse the fake). They found the guy based on a tip from another citizen who explained that the guy attempted to sell them the phony TV in a Wal Mart parking lot. Now the cops don't think...

Read More

Sanctuary

Even at 130 bucks, this in my opinion, is a MUST-HAVE for geeks like me who have tons of gadgets that need regular charging, and not enough outlets to charge them. The Lowdown: Named The Sanctuary, the device from BlueLounge is a simple, sleek one-stop docking/charging station for ALL (is compatible with over 1500 electronic devices) of your portable devices. Beneath the top portion where your devices rest is a multi-port station that plugs all of your devices into one outlet. Cell phones, PDA's, mp3 players, bluetooth earbuds, you name it, the Sanctuary can charge it. For more information on the Sanctuary and other...

Read More

Tangle-proof headphones

I'll admit, I have a little O.C.D. in me. Two things in particular are: 1. Most things have their place at home. For example, when I come home, my glasses, my phone, my wallet, my keys and anything else in my pockets (and my pockets must be emptied) all have their respective locations that they MUST be in before I can go to the bathroom relax. 2. I absolutely abhor tangled chords. Doesn't matter what they are attached to. I get all nervous and twitchy and have to detangle them or else I just might break out in...

Read More