In the event of an emergency power outage, the BioLite Solar Home 620 is a kit for keeping the lights on. Kit includes a 6-watt solar panel, mounting screws, the control box, three individual string lights with individual switches, including one with a motion sensor. The handsome control box includes a 20-watt hour rechargeable battery to store solar energy, 2 USB device charging ports, a digital display for feedback on power availability, and control for the built-in speaker. You can use the built-in FM radio or use the SD card reader to play your own MP3 music files.
Can this Chefman InstaCoffee really brew coffee from a K-Cup in 30 seconds? That's what Dickie D wants to find out with The Chefman InstaCoffee Single Serve Coffee Maker. Brews in 30 Seconds. Compatible with K-Cup Pods, Grounds & Loose-Leaf Tea w/Reusable Filter. While their copy says “Make fresh coffee in 30 seconds, I put a stopwatch to test it out. Well, in 30 seconds this coffee maker does start the brewing process, which is fast – but it takes 2 minutes, 15 seconds to brew a full Kcup. In addition to K-Cups®, you can use your own freshly ground roast using the included filter.
This mouse shaker is designed to allow your computer to recognize it as a normal mouse. 3 switching modes: upgraded mouse jiggler, exclusive ON/OFF switch, more convenient to use. Long press to turn on, long press to turn off, and tap to switch modes. Protect your computer’s USB port from damage caused by continuous plugging and unplugging.
It's August and that means it's back to school! The Swissdigital Design massaging backpack has plenty of pockets for laptop, tablet, cellphones, books, water bottle, hand sanitizer, mask, and other essentials. A built-in USB power port allows you to charge on the go. A front of the backpack power connection lets you power up vital accessories without having to open any of the 14 pockets. (You use your own battery bank, none are included.) The backpack body materials are made from water resistance coating to keep valuable items inside dry.
Today's gadget from the Giz Wiz is called the Risepro Portable Shower Kit. You can use it indoors or out. Good for camping, watering plants, washing cars, etc. You just need a water source to drop the cordless pump into. It can be small like a bucket, or big like a lake. It comes with a suction cup and hook mount so you can use it as a hands-free shower. The shower head water flows at approx. 2 liters per minute and up to 5-7 minutes shower time with 10 liters (2.5 gallons) water.
This week's GizWiz Gadget is the Personal Cooling and Heating System. Keep yourself cool under the heat of the summer sun with the Cooling Bottle and warm under the cold of the winter. Designed for portability, this hand-held device fits in most cup holders and runs on battery power. The fan draws in air, circulates it around the Ice and sends cool air out. Whether you use it at an outdoor sporting event, the beach or just in the comfort of your own home, this device is indispensable when the weather heats up!
This week's gadget is ideal if your home has terrible wifi. It may be time to go wired. Dick has that problem at his apartment and the TP-Link Wireless Access Point TL-WA901N | 2.4Ghz N450 model was recommended by Leo to solve the problem. The company says: Designed to establish or expand a scalable high-speed wireless N network or to connect an Ethernet-enabled device such as a game console, digital media adapter, printer, or network-attached storage device to a wireless network. Supports Client, Multi-SSID, Range Extender, and AP operation modes to enable various wireless applications.
If your Chromebook has a wifi only connection because of a lack of ports, Dick has a gadget for you! The OWC USB-C Travel Dock plugs it into a Chromebook to not only give it a wired connection, but also a 100 watt power pass through, so you plug it into your USB-C powered notebook or Chromebook, and then you'll add six ports, one of which is the USB-C power pass-through. You don't even need to remember to bring a cable because one is built into the bottom of the unit.
Dickie D is here with a "really useful travel gadget." It's the Anker PowerExtend USB-C 3 Cube, a plug adapter that offers high-speed charging: with a 30W USB-C port equipped with Power Delivery to charge phones, tablets, and even some laptops at high speed. In total, the cube has 3 AC outlets, 2 USB-A ports, and 1 USB-C port. That's enough to deliver power and charging for up to 6 devices. At less than 2 ½ cubic inches, this compact power strip is perfect for your travel bag or even on your nightstand at home.
Dick recently found "neck fans" on Amazon that can keep him cool while he's working in the garden over the summer. They're sometimes called 'bladeless fans' because you don't see any moving part; everything is built into the case and they fit around the next. The Jisulife Neckfanworn has a 4000 mAh rechargeable battery.