Category Archives: Electronics

The Mouse Chaser Cat Toy

The Mouse Chaser Cat ToyThey say a bored kitty is a naughty kitty. And we have two bored kitties – no, make that two bored, overweight kitties – at our house. So when I saw the new motorized cat toy Mouse Chaser, my only question was should I buy one or two?

The Mouse Chaser has a motion-sensor that starts and stops the moving mouse as the cat walks and stalks around the toy. That’s cool for the cat, since it imitates the behavior of a real mouse, but it’s also good for me since it extends the battery life.

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Walmart Offers Free Shipping on As Seen on TV Products

Walmart has free shipping for holiday shopping

Love the convenience of online holiday shopping, but hate those horrid shipping costs? Now you can get your favorite As Seen On TV products shipped FREE… from Walmart.

Walmart has kicked off the holiday season early this year by getting rid of something all online shoppers hate: shipping costs. From now until December 20th, over 60,000 products can be purchased at Walmart.com and either shipped directly to your home or the nearest Walmart store for free. Even sweeter is that unlike certain popular online shopping sites, there is no minimum purchase or annual fee required for free shipping.

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New Product Tuesday with (I think I need a) Hug Light

Hug LightYour Savvy Shopper is going to be honest with you. I’ve reviewed hundreds of As Seen on TV products over the past few years. Many are useful and cool, but few get me all tingly in anticipation of how they could enhance my daily life. The new Hug Light is one that definitely makes the cut. It’s two LED lights (one focused and one wide beam) on either end of a foam-covered bendable steel alloy arm. You can coil the Hug Light into a stand-up lamp, wear it around your neck, or bend it around your wrist to put portable task lighting right where you need it. Here are the uses shown in the infomercial, and I’m sure you can think of many others:

  1. Working under the hood of your car.
  2. Early morning jogging or dog walking.
  3. Plumbing work in the basement or under the sink.
  4. Reading.
  5. Grilling at night.
  6. Studying maps or playing games in the car without distracting the driver.
  7. Roadside emergencies.
  8. Camping.

Oh, bendable, wearable source of light, what can’t you illuminate? I give Hug Light two thumbs up, because I can use it with both hands free!

Untangle Your Life (or at Least Your Wires) with AppleCore

Before and after AppleCore

What is it about Spring that makes me want to chase the dust bunnies out of my office? All that tangled, unruly computer cable behind my desk has provided them with habitat this winter, and some are now the size of the Trojan Rabbit in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Enter the AppleCore, the newest hero product on the office organization scene. For years now I’ve been wrapping, tying, clipping, clamping, banding, or VELCRO®-ing the snarled snakes that power all my beloved computers and peripherals, but this ultra-compact cable winder has piqued my interest. A solution that’s quick, easy to use, and repositionable and reusable? And pretty darn affordable? I’m all about that – do I get bonus points if I use AppleCores on my Apple products?