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Tim Boxer Senior PET

Products

Jonathan Boxer Junior PET

Lenovo IdeaTab S2109Slim And Robust

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MALL and light but fast and powerful, the Lenovo IdeaTab S2109, built for entertainment, is ideal for web surfing and e-reading. It will quickly and seamlessly become your constant companion at home and on the go for multimedia use.

Itís a great machine, with four surround sound speakers, a bright 9.7-inch display and running the new Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Weighing in at 1.27 pounds and measuring just 1/3 of an inch thin, this ultra-slim tablet is so extremely comfortable to carry and to hold.

Thousands of useful apps are just a fingerprint away at the Lenovo App Shop and the Android Market. The S2109 promises 10 hours of battery life so you can use a micro-SD card for storing movies or swapping photos and videos from a camera. There is also micro-USB to connect to other devices and a micro HDMI output to connect to an HDTV. A 1.3M camera on the front allows for video chatting.

The S2109 starts at $389 at www.lenovo.com.

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Connect to Call Dual Answering SystemConnect To Cell Phone

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 AM often frustrated using my cell phone reception at home. Thatís because of poor clarity or dropped calls. AT&T has addressed that annoying circumstance with its new Connect to Call Dual Answering System with dial-in-base speakerphone and dual caller ID/Call waiting. This is part of the new AT&Tís DECT 6.0 cordless phones manufactured by Advanced American Telephones (AAT).

Now you have the freedom to make and receive cellular calls without asking others to speak up or repeat what they said.

With the AT&T TL96271 Connect to Cell is a virtual two-line phone system. You can make landline calls on one handset while someone else makes cellular calls on the other handset.

The digital answering system offers 14 minutes of record time. It has a backlit keypad, a 200-name and number phone book directory and a 10-number redial memory. What more could you want?

Okay, the systemís Caller ID Announce allows you to screen calls without picking up the handset. Thatís quite a neat function which I appreciate immensely.

Also push-to-talk (PTT) allows you to communicate with anyone in the office or home. If the caller wants to speak to someone on another floor, you can use the handset speakerphone to call that person instead of yelling like I always do. Now thatís a relief!

The system includes the base and two handsets, $89.95. You can expand up to 12 additional handsets, TL90071, priced at $29.95 each. Visit www.telephones.att.com.

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Listec PromptWare PW-10Speak Like A Pro

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OW you can look as professional as the President or those late night talk show hosts who speak without notes. You, too, can use your own teleprompter while recording a YouTube episode, lecturing a class or delivering a speech for your constituency. Undoubtedly there are numerous instances when you wished you had the use of a teleprompter.

Listec PromptWare PW-04 from Tiffen is a teleprompter that you attach to your iPhone, iPod Touch or Android smart phone. Use the QUERTY keyboard to write your script or speech on the
4-inch screen thatís readable up to 10 feet. Of course, you should have a tripod to attach the phone and teleprompter.

The hardware consists of 10 pieces that you assemble without tools. The Quickstart Guide will help you with the setup. Fortunately I could count on the other half of our Product Evaluation Team, Johnathan the Junior PET, to help me get started.

For an iPad or most 7-inch to 10-inch tablets or DSLR cameras or camcorders, youíll want to get the Listec PromptWare PW-10. This comes in seven models ranging in price from $599 to $1,099.

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Redemption Song In-Ear HeadphoneHeadphones Worth Getting

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OUSE OF MARLEY, a company formed by Bob Marleyís family, makes in-ear and on-ear headphone as well as home and portable audio systemsóinnovative audio and lifestyle products with earth-friendly and renewable materials. Prices range from $29.99 to $349.99.

Redemption Song In-Ear Headphone is made from durable maple wood and recyclable aluminum. The 52-inch fabric-covered cord helps eliminate static. For use with iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Price of this earphone is $79.99 without the in-line mic. Of course itís much better to have the in-line mic, to raise or lower the volume, and that raises the price to $99.99. Itís worth it knowing that the company donates five percent of annual profits to 1Love.org, a movement of the Marley family that funds charities focusing on "youth, planet and peace."

This year House of Marley plans to expand its lifestyle line with watches, bags and other earth-friendly accessories. Order at www.houseofmarley.com.

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Philips Sonicare FlexCare+Take Care Of Your Teeth

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hilips Sonicare FlexCare+
helps promote oral health care by reaching deep between your teeth. Furthermore, with Gum Care mode it cleans along the gum line to prevent inflammation.

The Sonicare action includes two minutes of cleaning, which is the recommended brushing time, followed by one minute of extra focus along the gum line. The unique angle of the brush head neck is designed to easily reach the back teeth.

When you begin using this unique electric toothbrush, the power increases gently over the first 14 uses to ease you into the Sonicare experience.

The Sonicare experience includes five different modes: A cleaning mode for two minutes, a sensitive mode for a gentle cleaning of the gums, a refresh mode for a one-minute touch-up, a massage mode to stimulate the gum, and a gum care mode to improve gum health. Includes charger, storage, UV brush head sanitizer and travel case. See more at www.sonicare.com. MSRP $189.99.

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New iPad and iPad 2 Defender Series CaseProtect Your iPad

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TTERBOX, makers of incomparable covers that protect many of your essential electronic devices such as smart phones, now offers the best case for the latest iPad.

New iPad and iPad 2 Defender Series Case is a sleek and chic protector that will go with you everywhere you carry your latest iteration of the iPad2. (Thatís obvious, isnít it?)

The high quality polycarbonate shell is a great shock absorber. The durable silicone skin shields the screen from scratches, smudges and fingerprints.

The shield has a built-in stand that lets you view the screen in both landscape and portrait mode. When finished using the iPad, close it by snapping the shield to the front. Thereís a magnet on the shield that will activate the deviceís sleep mode. Cool!

Note that this new case is not made for the original iPad; it works only with the iPad 2 and the new upgrade. Available for $89.95 at http://www.otterbox.com/New-iPad-and-iPad-2-Defender-Series-Case/APL2-IPADD,default,pd.html.

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CAF… COATMagellanís Has What You Need

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AGELLAN"S catalogue is full of useful gear and garb essential for the road, and even if you stay at home and look cool. Get your copy at www.magellans.com, and youíll find the following great products.

CAF… COAT A Magellanís exclusive, this stylish coat can stay on your shoulders wherever you go to keep you warm. Eight pockets will keep your essentials handy. Has an adjustable waist cord for a fine fit. Made of lightweight poly with a zip-off hood. In Blue, Black or Purple. $89.

 

CANNES 22-INCH CARRY-ON BAGCANNES 22-INCH CARRY-ON BAG This hard-sided French-designed easy rolling luggage is truly a delight to carry along effortlessly. Four wheels that rotate any way you go will help you through crowds and terminals as your journey from place to place. Available in Red, Chocolate, Gray, Purple, Orange or Black. $199.

 

 

 

MINI LED FLASHLIGHT/LANTERNMINI LED FLASHLIGHT/LANTERN Give this powerful flashlight, with its six energy efficient LED bulbs, a gentle twist and it converts into a stand-alone lantern. Use it as a nightlight or during power outages. Comes with a wrist strap and non-slip grip. Takes three AAA batteries (not included). You get two (Blue and Black) for the price of $22.50.

EXPEDITION PANTS

EXPEDITION PANTS A Magellanís design, this Adventure and Travel Expedition Pants boast zippered front and back pockets, a wet/dry zippered pocket, belt loop carabiner, and mesh vents at the knees. Really comfortable. Comes in Black, Olive, Khaki. $69.

EXCURSION TOURING SOCKS

EXCURSION TOURING SOCKS They help keep your feet dry no matter the terrain. A spandex compression arch allows for extra support. Has a cushioned sole, heel and toe. Available in Khaki and Navy for men and women. $17.50.

WORLD-TRAVELER DRIRELEASE LONG SLEEVE POLO SHIRTWORLD-TRAVELER DRIRELEASE LONG SLEEVE POLO SHIRT Magellanís reinvented the classic polo shirt with DriRelease fiber technology that dries four times faster than cotton plus FreshGuard for odor control. Made of 85 percent polyester and 15 percent cotton, with four-button placket, zippered security pocket and pleated patch pocket, $45.

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BRAIN QUESTMust Haves

BRAIN QUEST Since 1992 this educational brand has been a favorite of teachers and students. Itís been an effective learning tool. After 20 years, Workman has published a revised fourth edition of 11 core titles for grades pre-K to 7. They include 20 percent new material pertaining to new curricula written in kid-friendly language. With refreshed artwork and design, the decks look cool and more modern. Brain Quest needs neither a battery nor an adult, and itís lots of fun. $11.95.

AWKWARD PUZZLESAWKWARD PUZZLES The Siblings Puzzle, Christmas Puzzle, Vacation Puzzle and Pets Puzzle are four different types of the jigsaw puzzle. But all have precisely 999 pieces. Count Ďem if you donít believe it. The puzzles feature funny images gleaned from the popular website, www.AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com. Each box is priced at $14.99 at Amazon.com.


 
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