Top Rated All-In-One Color Inkjet Printers

Canon Pixma MX882

Listed below are the top rated All-In-One Inkjet Printers, based on our survey of reviews at CNET, PrinterInfoCom, Amazon and PC Magazine. Our selection criteria included how a printer fares in both professional reviews and customer feedback. Importantly, consumers can report on printer longevity, something the experts working briefly with test units aren’t able to do. Companies that stand by their printers boost our confidence in the quality of their products. PCWorld published a Reliability … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Khlip Ultimate Clipper

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. The Ultimate Clipper by Khlip is a uniquely designed nail clipper, manufactured in the U.S. It has a forward facing lever that allows you to apply pressure directly over a nail. According to Khlip founder, Andrew Johnson, this allows for better control and ergonomics. The clipper uses a single blade … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Safari-Beans PR5 Bag by RedOxx

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. Safari-Beans PR5 Bag by RedOxx Pros: Very durable construction Lifetime warranty Designed and made in the U.S. Cons: Utilitarian design might limit business use Clunky zippers and fasteners may not please some RedOxx, a company based in Billings, Montana, specializes in constructing … [Read more...]

The Top Backup Drives For Macs For 2012

Apple Time Capsule

External hard drive allow you to add terabytes of storage to your computer for a few hundred dollars. External drives connect to PCs and Macs via their external connectors. Almost every computer has a USB 2.0 port, so it's the most common type of connection currently. Here's the speed of other interfaces (from slowest to fastest): FireWire 400, USB 2.0, FireWire 800, eSATA (external SATA), Thunderbolt and USB 3.0. Many new drives support the fast USB 3.0 interface, which some newer computers … [Read more...]

Bulletproof Mac Backup Solutions For 2012

Backing Up Your Mac

We store more photographs, videos, music and documents on our computers today than ever before. Many of those files are irreplaceable. It makes sense to have a comprehensive backup strategy in place, so you'll never be surprised by an unfortunate event. In this article, I will present some bulletproof Mac backup techniques which will work quietly in the background without your intervention. While researching this strategy, I gleaned many ideas from Joe Kissell's excellent book, Take Control … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Curved Titanium Flask By Snow Peak

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. This Curved Titanium Flask is made in Japan by the Snow Peak company. The flask is four inches high and weighs just 2.5 ounces. Titanium is a light, inert metal that's stronger than steel. This makes the flask highly resistant to corrosion, and it will not impart a metallic taste into your … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Old Town Penobscot 16 RX Canoe

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The Old Town Penobscot 16 RX canoe (MSRP $1,499.99) is built to last. Designed for versatile performance in calm water, waves, and whitewater, the Penobscot can handle a large range of needs. It is constructed with Royalex, a layered composite of vinyl, ABS plastic, and ABS foam. The exterior vinyl layers provide abrasion resistance and UV protection. Underneath the vinyl, ABS plastic provides impact resistance and rigidity. At the core, the ABS foam insulates and provides buoyancy. The layers … [Read more...]

The Best Alternatives To PayPal

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PayPal makes sending and receiving money easy, but there are drawbacks. For one, PayPal isn’t always free. Because of fees, receiving money usually means you’ll see fewer dollars than you were expecting. There are also an increasing number of complaints about transaction delays, holds, and account freezes. While PayPal is still a reliable way to send and receive money online, you have other options. Dwolla Also worth checking out is Dwolla, an online payment service with much lower … [Read more...]

The Brightest LED Bike Lights

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In A Nutshell We list the some of the brightest LED Bike lights available below. However, the Niterider company has come out with the NiteRider Pro -- this bike light shines with an amazing 3600 lumens! This makes it the brightest bike light available. Personally, my favorite bike light is the Niterider Lumina. It's as solid as a rock and shines with 700 lumens, and is priced below $100 on Amazon. Brightest Headlight – Lupine Betty 12 The Lupine Betty 12 produces up to 2,600 lumens … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Nautical GPS Units

Garmin GPSMAP 78sc

Garmin GPSMAP 78sc ($487) Pros: Great display and user interface Floats on water Portable Cons: Small screen not the best for permanent installations Top Review Sources: GPS Tracklog: “Highly recommended; probably the best marine handheld series currently made by Garmin” Marine Electronics Reviews: “One of the most sophisticated marine handheld GPS units on the market today” Amazon: 4.5/5.0 (5+ reviews) The Garmin GPSMAP 78sc is a handheld GPS built for use in … [Read more...]