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Promising review: “I love this!!! Really comes in handy with so many different situations. I use it to open doors to stores that aren’t automatic, when I pay with my debit card to punch in the buttons on the keypad, and at the ATM. My family has seen this in action and purchased it for themselves. As more people I know see it, they order it because it really is a fantastic product.” —lilady
Just connect a smart phone (compatible with iPhone and Android) or tablet via the Instant Color app to print out digital pictures. You can even edit photos on the app, add backgrounds and borders, and decorate before you print. It’s rechargeable, and one charge can print 40-50 photos!
Promising review: “I love this product. I often time take pictures from my iPhone but never spend the time to get the pictures printed out. No longer! The setup was easy, and the printing was almost automatic. I now have my fridge covered with pictures of our family which makes my day each time I walk past.” –David E Zelazo
Promising review: “This was a Christmas present for my son, and he really loves it. It’s a great little camera and super fun with the instant Polaroid film. I had the original camera when I was a little girl and the photos are similar although half the size (mini). It’s a fun little camera to play around with. If this is the type of camera you are wanting, then this one does the job well.” —Vicki
The preservation system draws the wine out through the actual cork using a thin needle and pressurized capsule (up to 15 pours per capsule). Once done, it’s like the bottle was never even opened! This gift set comes with three needles, two extra capsules, and a case.
Promising review: “So worth the money. I was so excited to be able to finally get this. It’s pricey but was able to get everyone to get me gift cards for my b-day so I could afford it, and so far I love it. I love to drink wine, but I end up drinking more than I really want to because I don’t want to waste a bottle. Now with this, I can have a glass without having to drink it within the next couple days. The directions in the package are vague and basically just show pictures so I had to go to YouTube, and there I found the best way to learn how to use it.” —Shani
Get it from Amazon for $209.97+ (available in two models), and get extra capsules for $17.95.
Promising review: “Very sturdy thermal bottle holder with a sealed fit at the top. I have used it several times already to keep my sauvignon blanc cool/cold. I use it in my Texas backyard, and it has kept the bottle cold for at least two hours (after that, there was none left). I tried out my favorite champagne bottle, and it fits perfectly. No need to hassle with an ice bucket.” —John
Promising review: “This is a beautifully designed product. It shoots a consistent pattern that will knock down flies and wasps at up to 4 feet away. You can use it indoors, not much salt comes out with each blast. If you do use it indoors, make sure you aren’t shooting at windows coated with interior window films; the salt will scratch these. Don’t buy this for a young kid. The salt can do serious damage to eyes, and the gun requires more strength to cock than most 11-year-olds have.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “Seriously the BEST $10 I have ever spent! Mix your stuff, pour in molds, add a bit of water to InstaPot, and steam for 8 minutes…job done.” —Polly Robinson
Promising review: “I bought two of these to give as gifts to my mom and to my best friend. For my mom I filled the reel with pictures from her life leading up to her granddaughter being born! She absolutely loved it. My best friend recently lost her father so I made a reel in memory of him and she loved it! And it’s great that once you have the viewer you can order as many reels as you want!” —Lauren
Fix circuit boards, toys, glasses, and more. One side spits out liquid bonder and the other side has a UV light that dries the bond when you’re ready to finish up the repair job.
Promising review: “I was really impressed with this product as far as how easy it was to operate and also how durable the plastic repair has been. I have used it to repair a cooler whose lid broke off and fix the arm of a ceramic turtle that my girlfriend bought for me. Both worked great and I still have plenty of plastic left for other repairs.” —Anthony
Promising review: “This projector packs a punch in a small package. It’s relatively small and portable (comes with it’s own travel case) but still delivers solid picture quality. The picture is crisp, detailed, and allows for adjustment for different lighting options. It performs best in darkness, of course, but the picture is still passable when used during the day with ambient light coming in through the windows.” —Kyle Ritchie
Promising review: “Our kids each received a set in their stockings this Christmas and they all LOVED them. They are bright and work well. Yes the “handle” of the light saber is just a sticker so you have to be careful when washing, but still overall a great purchase!!!” —UllaBee
Promising review: “This is the best thing since sliced bread! No need to spend a small fortune drinking lattes from overpriced venues. A bit of warmed milk, half and half, cream or dairy substitute, and I am my own successful barista. It takes only a few minutes to create your highly valued, frothy latte. It takes the same or sometimes less amount of time to clean it. I am in love with this frother. No need to pay for multiple, expensive attachments that you don’t need. Warm your dairy/non-dairy source, add your spices, and froth away — light, heavy, just right. You make it your way, and for a lot less.” —SMP
The gentle bristles pick up bugs without hurting them so they can be safely chucked outside. Everybody wins!
Promising review: “For months, I’ve had big ugly wolf spiders invading my home. They’re not venomous, but for a long-time arachnophobe they’re a real disturbance. One big fella, with a body about 2″ long (!), popped up in my bathtub while I was showering. After a week-long stalemate (he couldn’t climb out, and I wouldn’t climb in), I got this nifty device — and IT WORKS! The bristles easily captured the spider and I was finally able to dispose of him. Hallelujah, I can shower again!” —Jeannine DeWald
Promising review: “This is so stinking cute. My cats were scared of it at first, but now they love it. 🙂 I bought it with the Catit multi-feeder and it looks great. It’s very quiet, unless it needs to be refilled.” —jamie
Promising review: “I’ve been looking for a diffuser that actually works and have to say that I couldn’t be happier with this aroma diffuser. With the time settings, I’m never worried about it running too long and the lights are a great bonus! It works like a charm and fills my living room with scents from my therapeutic essential oils. I get compliments every time I have guests.” —Daryl O.
It’s designed for all skin types, thanks to its five different levels. Level one is for sensitive and dry skin, levels two and three are for neutral skin, and levels four and five are for mixed and oily skin. The set comes with four suction heads: for blackheads, removing dirt/grease, reducing dead skin buildup and fine lines, and tightening your skin. It’s also rechargeable and they really thought of everything!
Promising review: “I honestly can’t run out of great things to say about this! This blackhead remover works WONDERS I use it about once or twice a week & absolutely love it. It works very well, and I have seen a size reduction in my pores since using it for the past few weeks. I highly recommend this blackhead remover!” —Andrea
Promising review: “This is an awesome purse light (and could be used in other small spaces). I have several different types, but what attracted me to this particular light is that is much more “flat” than my others. The other work very well in my backpack or music bag, but this light has some really great differences. It can attach inside the space you need it for, it automatically turns on when I open my bag instead of having to be shaken. Really a great and bright light.” —m
It’s simple! They just attach the Tile to their most misplaced items and download the app. The second they can’t find something, they open the app, and tap to find. It has a 400-ft Bluetooth range, a loud ring, and a replaceable battery.
Promising review: “I leave my belongings everywhere. I have a tile for my keys and all of my purses. I have saved endless hours of frustrated searches. I will never be without Tile in my life.” —Robyn
Promising review: “I bought one in the spring for my fishing boat and another mid-summer for the pontoon. Both work great. The images are very clear, used them to spot sturgeon in the Flambeau River this last weekend. Easy to see the fish and the outlines then circled back dropped a line and had them taking the bait in less than 15 minutes.” —brentt123
Promising review: “My girlfriend always wanted to buy vinyl records but we weren’t able to because we don’t have a vinyl player. I’ve decided to get this for her. She was so happy as soon as she opened it. It also has additional features other than playing vinyl records. It adds a modern feature by having Bluetooth connectivity so you can use it as a wireless Bluetooth speaker. The wood finish is perfect for our living room even though I don’t think it is a real wood. I’m really happy with the sound this thing produces. It has stereo speakers which is very great since it can easily fill a medium-size room. Overall, I’m very glad I was able to find a good vinyl player for my money with some added features.” —Viky
Promising review: “We like to use fresh herbs in our cooking but when we buy them at the store, we usually end up using half the package and the rest go bad. This product has added a nice green element to our kitchen and a good amount of herbs to use. The plants sprouted and grew exactly as described in the instructions. We follow the directions and prune often and water and feed when the lights tell us to. It is really easy. We cut per the instructions and store the cuttings in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. It has also been fun to watch the process.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “Great product and works as described. The light has three settings that gradually get brighter as you click the power button. Definitely makes a difference in your pics.” —eryckahvii
The stick can extend 7.9 inches to 26.6 inches, and comes with a Bluetooth remote and attachable tripod. It’s compatible with most Android and iPhones.
Promising review: “Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Actually the best selfie stick I’ve ever put my paws on. I love a good selfie (let’s be real) and this contraption makes it quality easy. The dual feature with stick and tripod in one is magical — pair it with the Bluetooth remote (that TUCKS INTO THE STICK?! You’ll never lose it!) and you’ve got one hell of a selfie tool. The remote charges up super quickly and is easy to pair/use. The gunmetal coloring on the extension portion is a great bonus. Super sleek and profesh-looking (because duh, ain’t nothing more professional than a selfie stick!). 10/10, highly recommend. Go get your selfie on!” —kathryn durkin
Promising review: “I love this product. It makes your mouth feel so clean. After using it for several weeks, I noticed several things: no more bad breath, no more bad taste in my mouth, my gums are much healthier, no more bleeding, and my teeth are less sensitive at the gum line. This is, by far, one of the best buys I’ve made this year. I highly recommend for folks with a lot of crowns, receding gum lines, pockets, or if you are not great at flossing due to bleeding or teeth so close that it’s difficult to floss.” —JS
Promising review: “I am so glad that I decided to spend a little more on a diffuser and go with this one! I find myself moving this bad boy from room to room! Not only is it an excellent diffuser that works with every oil I have tried in it with a water reservoir that makes fill ups few and far between, it is so rad-looking! It looks like a mystical crystal ball! Your house will smell better, your skin will be more moisturized and you’ll look so beautiful in its soft light, what’s not to love.” — caseypcurrie
“Look, I’m not new to face cleansing machines — I had a Clarisonic Mia, which I tried for long stretches of time over several years, but just never fell in love with.
*None* of the brush heads were soft enough to use on my sensitive skin every day. And whenever I tried to use it for a weekly exfoliation, more often than not the battery would have run out from just sitting in my drawer. The most annoying part? Buying super expensive replacement heads. But unlike the Clarisonic, this beauty stays charged for 300 uses (using it twice a day, that’s up to five months!), and requires 0.0 replacement heads. Ever.” —Maitland Quitmeyer
Promising review: “This is my first running watch, and I could not be happier. It tracks all your statistics in an easy-to-understand format. Heart rate, distance, your route, speed overall, mile splits, cadence — you name it, and it seems to do it. The app you put on your phone or computer is awesome also. It comes set up and ready to go. I received mine on a Friday and ran a 10k on Saturday morning. Sure has made running more efficient and fun. But it is a computer, so expect a few glitches every now and then. All in all, this is a lot of watch for the price. My son is a personal trainer, and he says it is one of the most popular watches liked by his clients.” —Stephen Perreault
Get it from Amazon for $98.33+ (available in four colors and with a heart monitor option).
Promising review: “My friend, who lives long distance, bought me this for my birthday. At first I thought nothing of it, but then we set it up the magic happened. It has a super nice design, very good quality. It definitely brings a smile to my face every time he presses his and mine lights up.” —Cyan Fish
Promising review: “I thought this might be a silly addition to my beauty routine until I tried it! I love applying cool drops to my eyes and serum to my face every morning and night. It has plenty of space for six-plus beauty products. Highly recommend.” —Abbaygrace
Promising review: “Honestly I laughed at myself for buying this. I stopped laughing the first time I used it! What a help! It freed me up to do other things while it stirred the sauce that needed constant attention. Bought another one! Not laughing now!” —Luvdvm
This is a super-smart frame. It has a built-in light that will change its brightness depending on its surroundings. It also has a motion sensor: It knows to start a slideshow when someone is nearby and reacts to gestures if someone wants to swipe through the images. Using facial recognition, it can prepopulate with photos of friends and families. You can also send pictures to other people who have smart frames.
Get it from The Grommet for $299 (available in two colors), or something similar from Amazon for $96.99+.
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