It’s down to the wire, we’re at the bottom of the ninth, with 2 outs… and you know you still have a few people left on your list that you can’t figure out one thing to get them. Maybe they already have everything, or you’re not sure what they like, in either case, I have the answer, and if you hurry, there’s still time to have one by Christmas.
Most of us cannot live without our favorite portable devices around, even more so when we do a whole lot of traveling. If you tend to spend plenty of time in the city or in urban areas, then chances are pretty good that you would never have an issue about the lack of electricity to power up your smartphone or tablet at the end of a long day. However, what happens when you and the family decide to rough it out for a couple of weeks, to get close to nature, and yet your little ones still want to have their daily dose of Angry Birds and Candy Crush on your iPad? Fret not, Power Practical has got your back with the unveiling of the PowerPot X and PowerPot XL.
I’ve already told everyone how much I love the cold weather, but I’ve failed to mention the one caveat to my blissful winter-love, and that’s the cost of heating the house! In case you haven’t checked lately it’s astronomical. We try to keep the thermostats down, but I hate wearing a sweater all day. So I was happy to check out Honeywell’s new line of infrared heaters. Just in case you’re not familiar with infrared heat, its a heat that’s pretty similar to the sun, creating a warmth that’s absorbed by our skin, clothes and other objects. Infrared heats gently, with a warmth you can quickly feel.
Take a moment and think about how much we toss in the garbage per day. What kind of trash is it, and where is it going to go after you put it out for the truck to haul off? There are a myriad of ways we can cut down on personal waste, but the best way is to find new uses for what would otherwise be tossed in a landfill.
Home lighting solutions have become a whole lot more power efficient these days, especially when we are all moving towards a greener environment. Hence, it is far from surprising to hear about the LumaGlo Freedom Lighting, where this particular LED lighting strip system comes across as a fully customizable workaround, as it provides users with the freedom to choose the length, color, pattern, intensity, and even the power source, with the central controls hailing from an iPhone or Android device.
Keeping your phone charged is a pretty important task. After all, these days our smartphones are practically our lifeline to the rest of the world. Most people can’t be without theirs for more than an hour, without worrying that they’re missing important messages, emails, or calls. So what do you do when you’re in a situation where the power is out, or you simply don’t have access to an outlet? Well, sometimes you have to make your own power.
There are bicycles, and then there is the next step up – electric bicycles, which would definitely come in handy especially when you live in extremely hilly areas such as San Francisco. Of course, purists would want to argue against the presence of electric bicycles in the market, touting that it takes away the experience of pushing your physical self to the limit, but others who are more practical would not mind getting some assistance from technological advancements, too. The thing is, purchasing an electric bicycle outright from the market could be pretty expensive, as the cost could run into a few thousand for the higher end models, which is why the Rubbee device that you see here – a Kickstarter project that is extremely close to achieving its funding goal with four days left, could be a viable alternative.
These days it gets harder and harder to get away from it all. No matter where we are in our daily lives, we can be reached in moments via call, text, instant message, or email. And when you decide to go on a camping trip with your family, those same people don’t seem to understand that one of the reasons for going is to disconnect. So how to you strike a compromise between bringing only the essentials, and still being able to be reached? You can start by taking using your campfire to recharge your phone.