Quick Pick: Top Rated HD Television

by Justin Thomas •

Reviewers at CNET rate Sony’s model KD-34XBR960 at the top of the current HDTV market. They say: “If you can deal with the bulk and don’t need a huge screen, this is the perfect home-theater TV.” Their user’s reviews give it similar high marks. It is priced at $1900. Available from: Amazon.

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Self-Regulating Aeroponics System: AeroGrow

by Justin Thomas •

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We don’t usually feature products that are prototypes or not yet on the market, but this aeroponics system looks quite intriguing. It is due to be released in the next month of so, and it is aimed to take aeroponics to the mass consumer market. Aeroponics is similar to hydroponics, but the roots of the plants are exposed to the …

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Innocuous and Efficient: Stapleless Staplers

by Justin Thomas •

Stapleless Staplers are a more efficient way to bind paper. The models available today are designed for small binding tasks (5-7 pages max). The stapler seen above is available for about $21 from Amazon. Other models are be seen here.

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Sunfrost Refrigerators

by Justin Thomas •

Sunfrost refrigerators are the most efficient ones out there. Here are the specs on a typical model: Energy Consumption : 585-845 Whr / day (42-58 Amp Hours) DC, 20 kWh / month, 249 kWh / year Annual Energy Cost: $21 Capacity: 16 cu. ft. Dimensions: 62.5″ H, 34.5″ W, 27.75″ D Weight: 300 lb. (44 cu ft. volume) Available from: …

Most Efficient Portable Coolers: Coolmatics

by Justin Thomas •

These Coolmatic Waeco coolers are built with the Danfoss BD35F compressor from Denmark, which means they run extremely efficiently on 12/24V or AC power. The 28 gallon model above consumes only 65 watts on average (45 watts on 12V DC). You can get an insulating protective cover to make them even more efficient. The coolers also have a control panel …

The LashOut Bike (600 watt)

by Justin Thomas •

Top speed: 18 mph (23 mph for 24V model) Range: 12 miles Notes from Manufacturer: Attractive and well-built, the Lash Out is a new full suspension scooter that provides an ultra smooth ride. An all aluminum chassis with impeccable attention to detail is covered by a brushed aluminum deck with slip resistant grip tape. Ample standing room and ground clearance. …

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Evaders: High Performance Electric Bikes

by Justin Thomas •

It is good to see these kinds of electric bikes available in the U.S. at a reasonable price ($999 for the model above). The noise level is less than 55 decibels, which is about as loud as falling rain. These bikes are street legal and can go up to 45 miles per charge. Thanks to Eric for the tip. Specs: …