Today is a Woot-Off!

Woot is a super-deal site, which features just one deal per day, in categories including kids, home, shirts, tech, wine, etc. Every now and then, Woot offers more than one deal per day — it’s called a Woot-Off! It’s a great opportunity to cash in on more than one great deal.

The most popular items sell out quickly, so don’t delay! Check out all of the Woot sites to find one that appeals to you.

Woot: One Day, One Deal.

One of my favorite Woot shirts: I LOVE Science!
I Love Science

How Steve Jobs Changed the World

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs Changed the World

I know Steve Jobs was not a god. I don’t worship him. I just have such a great appreciation for his ideas, and the things that grew out of them.

And although it might sound exaggerated, he really did change the world. Even for millions of people who never met him, it’s kind of like he was our friend.

He created things that we use and love. He made devices that we hold against our faces, and keep in pockets over our hearts. Many of us regard our pet gadgets as trusty sidekicks. We sleep with them, eat with them, and emote over them.

He changed the world because he affected every Apple user individually, and gave us something in common where there might not have been anything there before.

Thank you for making the world a better place, Steve. 🙂

Geek Mom Reviews: Globrush

Red GloBrush
Red GloBrush

I can’t stand having scummy teeth and bad breath. I can hardly breathe my own air until after I’ve brushed my teeth in the morning! I don’t understand how my kids can skip brushing, whenever they can get away with it!

When I had the chance to try out a new toothbrush geared toward tweens, I was excited. Anything that will get my twelve year old son to brush regularly is a good thing. This is the GloBrush, made by the Arm & Hammer Spinbrush people.

Product description:

Available in three different fun handle designs, this brush is ideal for tweens and allows them to express their unique personalities. The light up color-change timer also makes the brushing experience more fun… and cool again, too.

I gave the GloBrush to my son, along with a pep-talk about how colorful and fun it was going to be to brush his teeth with it! And, he didn’t have to worry about timing himself while brushing, because the GloBrush has a built-in timer. I pressed the “try me” button to demonstrate the light-up handle, and he was off to give it a whirl.

Jake’s report:

Ahhhhhh! It feels like my teeth just had a massage!

He has been using the GloBrush for a couple of weeks now, and he still enjoys it. Usually, he gets over the novelty of these things pretty quickly. So the fact that he’s still using it is wonderful! If you have a child (or a tween, teen, or adult!!) who avoids brushing, give the GloBrush a try. And for extra fun, try brushing in the dark. 🙂 It’s a light show in your mouth!

Disclosure: I received one free GloBrush.

Bacon Cooking Alarm Clock! Wake n’ Bacon by Matty Sallin

How could you stay asleep with bacon sizzling on your nightstand? Even if you manage to sleep through the bacon, you won’t be able to ignore the clamoring of your family members and the slobbering of your dog, as they climb over you to steal breakfast out of your clock!

bacon alarm clock
Wake n' Bacon alarm clock

I was watching Regis & Kelly this morning, which was actually Kelly & Josh Groban. Josh mentioned his alarm clock, which starts cooking bacon a few minutes before wake-up time, so you awaken to the delicious aroma of sizzling bacon! Of course, I had to look it up.

I wasn’t able to find a place to purchase the clock online, but I did track down the origin of this brilliant bacon invention! It’s called the Wake n’ Bacon, and it is part of Matty Sallin‘s portfolio of innovative products.

Here is Matty’s description of the Wake n’ Bacon:

An alarm clock that wakes you up with the smell of cooking bacon instead of a buzzer. The aroma wakes you up, then you can open the oven component and eat the bacon itself.

How could you stay asleep with bacon sizzling on your nightstand?? Even if you manage to sleep through the bacon, you won’t be able to ignore the clamoring of your family members and the slobbering of your dog, as they climb over you to steal breakfast out of your clock!

Best wishes to Matty Sallin. I raise a crispy strip in salute to you! I hope you find a way to get the bacon clock into production!

Geek Mom Reviews: SmarTouch Gloves

smarTouch gloves
smarTouch gloves

The people from Isotoner sent me a pair of new smarTouch gloves to test! In case you haven’t heard of these gloves, they are designed for use with touch screens. So if you’ve ever tried using a touch screen phone, GPS system, or anything else in the cold weather, you will appreciate the smarTouch concept.

The smarTouch gloves are constructed with “conductive thread” on the index fingers and thumbs, so you can use your touch screen without taking them off. I put the gloves to the test with my iPhone, and was pleasantly surprised that they actually worked. My hands are a bit small, and I needed to adjust the fit to make sure my fingers went all the way to the tips of the gloves for good conductivity. Once I had them on properly, they worked well. I was able to swipe my phone awake, tap for apps, phone dialing, etc.

I would stop short of saying that the phone responded equally as well to the smarTouch gloves as my naked hands, but that’s to be expected. And as far as gloves go, these are comfortable, soft, stretchy and flexible. I would definitely use them for cold weather hand protection, for all-purpose wear and driving. The ability to use my phone without taking them off is just an extra perk!

The technical details on the gloves are available here, and you can buy them at lots of stores already. They are made in a variety of colors, for both men and women. Overall, I’ll give them a 4 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free pair of gloves. 🙂

Netflix and PlayStation are a Perfect Match

Netflix and PlayStation 3
Netflix and PlayStation 3

Netflix and PlayStation are teaming up to allow Netflix subscribers to play streaming video on the game system! I’m so happy!

I made a recent post on my love of Netflix, and how I enjoy watching the instant movies on my laptop. Now, we’ll be able to watch instant movies on our big screen television, through our PlayStation 3 console!

Here is an excerpt of the announcement posted on the PlayStation blog today:

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) and Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] today announced that they are joining forces to make thousands of movies and TV episodes from Netflix available to be streamed instantly to TVs via the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system. Netflix expects to begin streaming via the PS3 system next month at no additional cost to Netflix members in the United States who have a PS3 system.

That means our PS3 will be even more fun and functional, as a gaming console, a Blu-ray movie player, Internet browser, and now a Netflix movie player! If you’re considering a new game system, take a look at the PlayStation 3. I was skeptical when Hubby brought ours home, but its high-definition video quality and variety of functions have won me over!

Great Gadget for Twilight Geeks: New Moon USB Drive

New Moon Soundtrack USB Drive
New Moon Soundtrack USB Drive

Here’s a short intro for a new product coming out any day now! I will be carrying these in my Twilight shop, and I’m pretty excited!

This is an officially licensed Twilight product, and it is a sweet combination of style and function. It’s a 2GB USB flash drive, with the Cullen family crest on the outside, and the New Moon movie soundtrack pre-loaded on the inside.

You can read the details and pre-order the New Moon USB drive now. I expect to have them ready to ship in late October 2009. Cheers!