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November 30th, 2017 Comments off

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Classic car engine raised to a new level.

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18 BOOM 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker and others | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 26th, 2017 Comments off

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18 BOOM 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker and other

I have a smaller bluetooth speaker that I specifically was gifted for kitchen use. I love listening to podcasts and music while I cook and the little speaker did a perfectly good job. That said, due to the noise of running water, food processors and others, it would be nice to have a speaker with a bit more oomph. The BOOM 2 series of speakers is just one such speaker, but it was included in many other gift guides on the internet and will likely be my, more powerful, replacement for the kitchen and garden.

 Boom 2 speaker

  • Insanely good, loud 360degree sound with deep bass
  • Portable design so you can bring the music anywhere
  • Waterproof*, shockproof, designed for adventure (* IPX7 rated waterproof up to 30 minutes and a depth of one meter)
  • 15hour battery life and 100 ft. Bluetooth wireless range (Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles)
  • Maximum Sound Level: 90dBA. Frequency Range: 90Hz – 20kHz. Drivers: two 45mm (1 3/4″) active drivers and two 45mm X 80mm (1 3/4″ x 3″) passive radiators.


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16 CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 21st, 2017 Comments off

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16 CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

For the technology lovers in your life — whether young or old — give them the power of exploring programming and computers in many forms. This kit gives you everything you need to get started with your Raspberry Pi today! Want to create your own interactive Internet of Things devices? Add-on the SunFounder 37 Modules Sensor Kit V2.0 to give you temperature/humidity sensors, LEDs, components and detectors of all types.

Raspi kit

  • Includes Made in UK Raspberry Pi 3 (RPi3) Model B Quad-Core 1.2 GHz 1 GB RAM
  • On-board WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 32 GB Micro SD Card (Class 10) – Raspberry Pi Recommended Micro SD Card pre-loaded with NOOBS, USB MicroSD Card Reader
  • CanaKit 2.5A USB Power Supply with Micro USB Cable and Noise Filter – Specially designed for the Raspberry Pi 3 (UL Listed)
  • High Quality Raspberry Pi 3 Case, Premium Quality HDMI Cable, 2 x Heat Sinks, GPIO Quick Reference Card, CanaKit Full Color Quick-Start Guide

Add on these products to give you even more options

 
SunFounder 37 Modules Sensor Kit V2.0 Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius

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20% Off Everything Today! — Rhododendron Splendor With Raindrops

November 20th, 2017 Comments off

20% Off Everything Today! -- Rhododendron Splendor With Raindrops

20% Off Everything Today!

RHODODENDRON SPLENDOR WITH RAINDROPS

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iPhone & Samsung Case Features

  • One-piece, clip-on protective case that’s slim and lightweight
  • Impact resistant polycarbonate shell allows full access to device ports
  • Super-bright colors embedded directly into the case
  • Minimal impact on overall device size, for extra protection, try Tough Cases
  • Features your chosen design by an independent artist
  • Compatible with Qi-standard wireless charging

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25% Off iPhone Cases — Including iPhone X!

November 16th, 2017 Comments off

25% Off iPhone Cases — Including iPhone X!

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Original Gifts for Original People

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Case Features

  • One-piece, clip-on protective case that’s slim and
  • Impact resistant polycarbonate shell allows full access to device ports
  • Super-bright colors embedded directly into the case
  • Minimal impact on overall device size, for extra protection, try Tough Cases
  • Features your chosen design by an independent artist
  • Compatible with Qi-standard wireless charging

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Steam Locomotive Name Plate. Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand

November 16th, 2017 Comments off

Gift These Palm Springs Winter Sky Totes, Laptop Sleeves, Mugs, Pillows and More! – 15-20% Discounts

November 15th, 2017 Comments off

Gift These Palm Springs Winter Sky Totes, Laptop Sleeves, Mugs, Pillows and More! - 15-20% Discounts

Gift These Palm Springs Winter Sky Totes, Laptop Sleeves, Mugs, Pillows and More!

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Tote Bag Features

  • Selected design printed on both sides
  • 1 inch wide super strong cotton shoulder strap (14 inch length)
  • Soft yet hard wearing 100% spun Polyester Poplin fabric
  • Dry or Spot Clean Only

Discounts:

Pillows: Buy 2, get 15% off
Totes: Buy 2, get 15% Off
Mugs: Buy 3, get 15% Off, Buy 4, get 20% Off

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09 Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 14th, 2017 Comments off

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While I was intrigued by the Amazon Echo, I couldn’t really make a case for buying one. That said, when a friend offered me their Echo Dot, which they didn’t want, I quickly jumped for it. I had been wanting to play around with the technology and see what it could do.

So far, for me, the Echo Dot has been used for listening to music from Pandora.com, providing weather and commute traffic info for my wife and sun each morning, game playing with Jeopardy, Lie Swatter, Sing Quiz and Screen Test Movie Quote Quiz and it also interferes with the Etekcity switches and Hook I mentioned earlier in the Gift Guide. I have been very happy with my Dot and, knowing what I know now, I probably would spend my own money to get one — perhaps to expand Alexa into other parts of the home.

The new Echo Plus looks neat due to its added capabilities as a smart home hub for many available systems.

09 Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot

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You can save a few dollars if you want to buy a couple of Echo units or by buying factory refurbished units.

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Get these Cactus Garden Totes, Laptop Sleeves, Mugs, iPhone Cases and More!

November 12th, 2017 Comments off

07 Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch and Hook Automation Hub | Douglas E. Welch Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 12th, 2017 Comments off

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07 Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch and Hook Automation Hubhook-hub

I added these RF remote-control switches to our house a few months ago and been very happy with my choice. They install easily, work well even between rooms with many walls separating them and helped me clean up a lot of clutter that had sort of grown organically in the family room. We had several light switches that were connected, replaced, moved, and hard to access, but these outlets provide a handy remote interface to everything now. You can even connect these outlets to your network and use your phone or Amazon Echo to control them, if you add a wifi-to-rf bridge to the network. That might just be the next step for me.

In fact, using the Hook device below, I can now control any of these outlets via my voice through my Echo Dot, via my iPhone using the Hook app, programmatically via IFTTT or programs I have written myself. Very cool and very useful — Douglas

Etekcity switchesHook hub

 

 

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