Just about every busy family employs some means or another to communicate messages and reminders to the rest of the household. OK, maybe it’s usually Mom reminding the rest of the family members about the chores, things to do, the kid’s soccer schedule, and well the list is endless, right? Typically, we like to use a chalkboard, or stick-it notes affixed to the refrigerator, or even a small dry-erase white board that we keep in the kitchen. Now there’s a better way with the Paperless Scratch Pad from Hammacher Schlemmer.
Forget about the countless stick-it notes that are nothing more than an endless waste of paper. And dry-erase white boards are really a mess to deal with. You always have to clean them and replenish your supply of dry-erase markers, not to mention the markers are always out of dry-erase ink just when you need to write something in a hurry – they really don’t last very long. And let’s not mention those dry-erase ink fumes you probably don’t care to inhale. Chalk-boards aren’t too bad, but they’re a mess too. Lot’s of chalk dust, and constant erasing of the board to keep it clean, as well as keeping track of that eraser – now where did I put the eraser?
OK, managing some form of message board in the kitchen isn’t the most insurmountable problem to contend with, but the Paperless Scratch Pad truly does fulfill the “better mousetrap” promise with new and improved technology. The paperless scratch pad is a completely electronic memo board that erases at the touch of a button. It eliminates the mess and hassle of a dry-erase board. No chalk boards, erasers and chalk dust to deal with. And forget about the endless waste of paper sticky-notes that you chase after every day.
The Paperless Scratch Pad is a durable, scratch-resistant LCD surface that responds to pressure using the included stainless steel stylus to capture whatever you want to write. Text, messages, drawings, diagrams, pictures, etc. You easily create lines of varying thickness, the more pressure you apply, the thicker the line. Less pressure with the stylus produces a thinner line. And you don’t even need the stainless steel stylus, you can simply use your finger to write if you like (but the stylus usually produces cleaner looking text and lines).
And here’s the great convenience. A single press of the erase button and you clear the screen. Now that’s much easier than a dry-erase board, don’t you think? You can even lock the paperless scratch pad to prevent accidental erasure until you have a chance to capture the thought, message, text, list or chart elsewhere for more permanent retention (or just insure that the rest of your household has a chance to see the message pad).
The Paperless Scratch Pad includes two AAAA (quadruple-A) batteries that provide up to 50,000 erases. The electronic scratch pad comes with a durable ABS case, has dimensions of 8 3/4″ H by 5 1/2″ W by 1/4″ D, and weighs in at 4 1/4 oz.
Ever wish for a bed or sofa that could mould itself to the position that you will feel most comfortable in? Do you face back problems when you’re sitting or lying on your bed to read? The eight position bed lounger might just be able to fix your problems. As the name suggests, the eight position bed lounger is a foam bed lounger that can be adjusted into eight positions.
The eight available positions are sure to provide you with the right comfort and support. All you have to do is adjust the positions to customize it to your liking. The bed lounger consists of three foam wedges that can be folded up (or down) to 180 degrees, and can even be used in a standalone fashion. With such flexibility of function, you can opt to sit up right with great back support and even have an elevated leg support.
Now, who says that reading on the bed or sofa is uncomfortable? The eight position bed lounger’s foam material is of medical graded foam which will adjust the foam contour to the unique shape and the position of your body. And this is the key magic of the foam that can help relieve pressure points. The best part is that there won’t be any permanent depression or disfigurement of the foam (or the bed lounger in general), as the bed lounger will immediately regain its original form when you leave it.
If you’re worried about hygiene, then cast your worries aside as the polyester cover is machine washable and can be removed for cleaning. In its full body setup, the foam bed lounger can support an individual up to 6’3” tall. The eight position bed lounger weighs 10 lbs, and the measurements are 76” in length, 20” in width, and 15 ½” in depth.
You’ll want to consider the quality of the foam material. With a lot of use, an inferior foam material may deteriorate over time and lose its ability to provide good support. Rest assured (sorry, no pun intended), the quality of the foam material in the eight position bed lounger is top notch. And a great benefit to consider is the “lifetime guarantee” for the eight position bed lounger when you purchase from Hammacher Schlemmer!
Today there is more pressure to be environmentally friendly and preserve social ethics individually and community wise. You can start this norm by purchasing an Electree Solar Bonsai. This fascinating device can charge all your electronics in one go. It is a unique design with a perfect blend of ecology, arty and functionality.
This Bonsai depends on solar energy to charge your electronics. You can reduce your electricity costs substantially by using this device. This device is ornamental yet functional. In general, Bonsai trees require care and nourishment to grow healthy and strong. You should apply the same principles for your Electree Solar Bonsai. It requires 36 hours to charge your electronics, and thus you should place this Bonsai in a place where it can receive sunlight. It is more ideal to place the Solar Bonsai on a window ledge so it can receive as much sunlight there is.
If you live in a sunny area, this will be a good device to purchase. On the other hand, if you don’t get much sunlight, it may not be worth to buy the Bonsai. However everything comes with a price. This Bonsai will be around $400. It’s a little pricey, and is not ideal if you are serious about saving money.
Some people may be hesitant to buy this gadget because the price tag is a little hefty. On the other hand, it makes an interesting and unique ornament to show off in your living room. Sometimes it pays to make our life a little more unique and comfortable.
According to a study conducted by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, 15,000 fires that occur annually in the United States is caused by a clothes dryer. This is due to excess lint that is formed during the clothes drying process.
Lint that is accumulated over time blocks the vents in the dryer causing it to overheat and short circuit. To avoid burning the house down, we can occasionally check the lint trap in the dryer but that does not guarantee that there is no lint trapped in other parts of the dryer vent. What is needed is a safety gadget that can alert you of a blockage.
Thankfully the Dryer Vent Alarm is now made available in the market. By installing this device into the dryer’s transition hose, it will alert you with the sound of an alarm when the dryer is blocked with lint. The Dryer Vent Alarm monitors the air pressure in the dryer vents. There are also five LEDs located at the base of the device indicating the amount of blockage in the dryer. When all five LEDs are lit, that would indicate that there is a serious blockage in your dryer vent.
In addition to that, if there is a blockage in the vent the air pressure will go up. At the point when the air pressure reaches a critical level of 90 dB, the alarm will activate. The Dryer Vent Alarm will continue to ring until someone presses the reset button. Not only can this device reduce the number of fire incidents caused by a blocked dryer; it can also save energy because a blocked dryer causes it to use more energy to dry the clothes.
It can be a very frustrating thing when you try to shield your body from the rain but your umbrella gives way to the wind and turns inside out, defeating the purpose of a rain-shielding umbrella. Sadly, this situation has become increasingly common, with low quality and ill designed umbrellas being sold everywhere.
To combat problems brought by wind, the Traditional Doorman’s Umbrella is specially designed to defy wind. This umbrella has a 62” canopy, allowing room for two to shelter from the rain or sun. The Traditional Doorman’s Umbrella is able to resist gusts of wind up to 35 miles per hour and still retain its shape. Winds at this speed will turn most umbrellas inside-out.
The Traditional Doorman’s Umbrella has an intelligent mechanism within it, to help it resist wind. This model of umbrella is incorporated with an overlapping vent system which is patented. The system used the 8 reinforced slits in the umbrella canopy to disperse wind, significantly reducing the pressure that turns umbrellas inside-out. Hence, the common problem of inversion faced when using an umbrella can be defeated with ease when you use the wind-defying Traditional Doorman’s Umbrella. Besides, this special wind-defying umbrella also comes with pinchless runners, fibreglass ribs and spreaders that are free from corrosion, as well as a nylon storage sleeve.
The Traditional Doorman’s Umbrella with a fibreglass shaft and a straight handle opens and closes manually. This wind-defying umbrella, a product exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer, can be yours at just $34.95.