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This earwax remover with a built-in camera is cheap with a discount code

I have a different model Bebird earwax remover, but this one looks like it has the same functionality (use code 2689TV4X at checkout for a discount). It's basically a little scoop with a Wifi connected video camera to help you see what you are doing instead of blindly digging around in your ear canal. — Read the rest
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The Victorinox Airox Frequent Flyer Hardside is the perfect carry-on (at least for me)

I'm fully vaccinated and my travel calendar is filling up fast. I wanted a new travel bag my criteria were: Carry-on sizefour wheels (not just two)LightweightNot a lot of pockets or compartments (I put my small stuff in these Japanese mesh zipper bags so I don't need extra compartments)Orange colored, if possible (I like colorful luggage) The Victorinox Airox Frequent Flyer Hardside fit the bill. — Read the rest
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Cool hands-free illuminated magnifier for cheap

This 2.5x LED magnifier can be used as a handheld tool or on the desktop. It also has smaller, more powerful magnifying glass built-in. Perfect for peering at electronic components. I use it to inspect the spoons I whittle.
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Cheap mechanical pencils can be refilled with colored lead

Carla ordered a 24-pack of these cheap Bic mechanical pencils. I tried one and I  . The lead diameter is 0.9 mm and it has a number 2 lead inside. It also contains one extra lead in the barrel. — Read the rest
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I simplified my Wifi set up with a Google Nest router and extenders

We live in a house with walls that have chicken wire behind the plaster. They do a great job of blocking Wifi. To get around it, I installed a Frankensteinian hodgepodge of cables, powerline adapters, and wireless access points all around the house. — Read the rest
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This super bright LED work light is great for housepainting

I've been painting the interior walls of our house and have learned that it is easy to miss spots unless you have a very bright light. This inexpensive LED work light from Tacklife does the trick. It has two brightness settings and the brightest setting is like bringing the sun into my house. — Read the rest
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Get these digital calipers for a super-low price with promo code

Use code 7Z74KWSZ at checkout to get these Tacklife digital calipers for a rock-bottom price. They switch between digital inches and millimeters and can measure thickness, ID and OC of holes and cylinders, steps, and the depth of blind holes. What are you waiting for?
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Stainless steel taco holders on sale

We have tacos about once a week, and every time I pull out these stainless steel taco holders, I'm glad I bought them. They make it easy to load your taco with cheese, tomatoes, avocado, and salsa, and they keep your tacos from tipping over and disgorging their contents before you've had a change to ingest them.
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Use this promo code to get a rechargeable electronic lighter for a low price

Use code PSHYXFUI at checkout and you'll save a lot of money on this USB chargeable electric arc lighter. I use mine to start the charcoal barbecue and light stove burners because the igniter stopped working. I also learned that my cats hate the almost imperceptible hissing sound it makes. — Read the rest
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Get this SanDisk 200GB MicroSD card at a great price

This SanDisk 200GB MicroSD card is just what I needed for a Raspberry Pi project I'm working on. It comes with an adapter and has an advertised transfer speed of 100MB/s read. I was a disk drive engineer in the 1980s, and so I'm always amazed by how cheap storage has become.
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The Cuisinart Salad Spinner is fun!

If you're a picky eater like me, you probably prefer lettuce without glyphosate or Escherichia coli. But after you rinse, you are faced with the problem of wet lettuce. How do remove the water from the lettuce's hydrophilic surface? By subjecting it to a centrifugal pseudo-force! — Read the rest
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Good conical burr grinder for coffee

I've owned this Capresso Infinity Conical Burr Grinder for 10 years or more, and it still runs like a champ. If you're at all serious about grinding coffee at home, a burr grinder is the way to go, especially when making espresso. — Read the rest
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Nylon mesh zipper bags are great for organizing

I have a few dozen of these nylon mesh zipper bags and use them to organize small things: charging cables, USB flash drives, pens and pencils, travel gear, small tools, etc. They're see-through so you don't have to unzip a bag to see what's inside. — Read the rest
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Good price on these black disposable face shields

I just bought another 100 of these black disposable face shields. My family has decided black is the most stylish color, and I agree. At about 13-cents each, we can replace them frequently, too.
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How to decapitate strawberries with the push of a button

It didn't take me long to get the hang of the Stem Gem Strawberry Huller, and once I did, I was able remove the stem and core of strawberries much faster than I could with a knife. To use it, you push the button on the back to extend the retractable Alien-esque jaws. — Read the rest
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Great price on this giant fake leather desk pad

I've been using this desk pad on my glass top desk for over a year. It keeps my wrists warm while I type and my trackpad and keyboard no longer skip across the surface of the desk, thanks to the grippy texture of the pad. — Read the rest
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Hide small things in this fake sprinkler head

What would you hide in this fake sprinkler head, other than a key?
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Get a plunger with a horizontal grip

Years ago, I accidentally bought a toilet plunger with a horizontal grip. I'm glad I did because it's so much easier to use. It's also important to get a plunger with a flange for unclogging toilets (as opposed to sinks and showers). — Read the rest
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Portable solid state drives are so cute!

I bought a Samsung T7 1TB SSD last week and was surprised at how much smaller it is than a portable disk drive. Not only is it adorably cute, but it's also ridiculously faster than a disk drive. I'll continue to use lower-cost-per-GB spinning media for long-term archival, but for transferring files between computers, its SSDs from now on.
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Great deal on a set of 6 small Craftsman screwdrivers

This 6-pack of Philips and flathead drivers for small screws is on sale for cheap at Amazon. Here's what you get: 1 flathead 1/16" diameter, 1 3/4" length1 flathead 5/64", 2"1 flathead 3/32", 2 1/4"1 Philips No. 0000, 1 3/4" length1 Philips No. — Read the rest
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Non-contact voltage testers are a must for home wiring

If you are doing any kind of home wiring, these non-contact voltage probes are really useful. You just hold it against a switch or outlet, and if it detects current, the LED turns on and it emits a tone. Always test it on a known live outlet or switch first though!
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I use this cordless rechargeable drill/driver almost every day

I bought the Tacklife cordless drill / driver in 2019 and I use it all the time. You can vary the speed with the trigger button, and it comes with a set of drill bits and different driver bits. It only needs to be charged infrequently and has more torque than I need. — Read the rest
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Cheap iPad stand is great for kitchen use

We have an iPad in the kitchen to look up recipes, watch the news, stream Netflix, and a million other things. We keep it on this stand I bought a few years ago. It's made of tough plastic and you can adjust the angle. — Read the rest
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This cheap USB powered DVD drive comes in handy

Who uses DVDs these days? I avoid them as much as possible, but occasionally I need a DVD drive to rip or access something stored on a DVD. This thin-profile USB-powered DVD read/write drive is just what I need. It's so cheap that it will pay for itself the first time you use it.
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I use this little Bluetooth amp to play music and podcasts in the living room

I bought the Nobsound G3 2 Channel Bluetooth 5.0 Power Amplifier in 2019 and attached a couple of speakers to it. Now anyone in the family can play music, audiobooks, YouTube audio, and podcasts from their phone. It's tiny so you can hide in under furniture if you want it out of sight. — Read the rest
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These green-paged memo notebooks are perfect

I like the size and green pages of the Rediform Memo/Subject Notebook. It doesn't take up much space on my desk, and the spiral binding means I can fold the pages all the way back so it takes up even less space while taking notes. — Read the rest
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An excellent and inexpensive hard case for pens and pencils

This zipper case is perfect for protecting pencils and pens when you carry them in a backpack or suitcase. It has an interior mesh pocket for a small eraser. I bought them for my daughters and ended up getting one for myself, too. — Read the rest
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Good price on a 12-pack of bar towels

A set of twelve white terrycloth 16 x 9 inch bar towels (aka bar mops) are on sale on Amazon right now for a good price. They come in other colors, too, but cost a bit more.
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This sink strainer is fun to clean

Once the OXO Good Grips sink strainer gets filled with food scraps, you can hold it over your trash can, compost bin, or photo of Ted Cruz and pop the gunk right out. I've been using mine for years.
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Review of the Pixio 15.6" portable gaming monitor

ETA Prime tested out the Pixio 15.6" portable gaming monitor, which looks like a good way to play Nintendo Switch Games. It has stereo speakers and HDMI and USB C ports (so you can use it as a second laptop or smartphone display or even a primary display for a Raspberry Pi).
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