Originally $98, the highly customer rated Mainstays Searcy Lane 6-Piece Padded Folding Patio Dining Set, Red, with seating for four includes a tempered glass table, folding chairs and umbrella is now just $73.50.
Available for in-store pick up. This is the best price for this item - it's being sold on eBay for $175, and $299.99 on Amazon.
Lately, more and more people have been asking me about "cutting the cord." No, this has nothing to do with childbirth; it's about ditching pricey cable TV--the "cord"--in favor of Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and other digital options.
Much as I'm a fan of those inexpensive alternatives, there are times when I want to watch--and record--live TV. A simple antenna connected to my TV's digital tuner takes care of the "watch" part, as I can tune in most of the major networks via over-the-air signals.
But what about recording? For that, I rely on a spare desktop PC (though a laptop would do as well), an inexpensive accessory, and Windows 7. Combined, they make a fantastic DVR for watching and recording digital, high-definition broadcasts.
Projectors are really cool. Point one at any wall just about
anywhere and you've got yourself a home theater.
Of course, you'll need to connect a laptop or DVD player.
You'll need to position everything close to an AC outlet for power.
Oh, and don't forget about speakers. Maybe I should have said,
projectors are really cool--once you get past all the
Wouldn't it be great, then, to have a projector with
everything you need built right in? Like this one: Staples has the
3M Streaming Projector for $159.99 shipped
(plus sales tax in most states). That's just about half the $299
The Streaming Projector is compact enough to fit in the palm
of your hand, yet it's like a self-contained home theater. It runs
on a rechargeable battery, so you don't need a nearby outlet.
This year's Consumer Electronics Show is over (for me, anyway), and
I did not come away disappointed.
Quite the opposite: I saw some really cool tech that got me
excited about new products, some of which are available now, some
that are coming soon. And that's the whole point of the show,
1. Archos GamePad
Can't figure out which tablet to buy for the kids? Archos just
made the decision pretty easy: the GamePad offers a robust,
Android-powered tablet experience, but with built-in game controls
on either side of its 7-inch screen. The price: a very reasonable
Apple just took the wraps off the heavily rumored iPad
Mini. As I expected, it starts not at $249 or even $299, but
$329. The big question: Is it worth the money?
That's a tricky question to answer when you factor in
competing tablets like the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Barnes &
Noble Nook HD, and Google Nexus--all of which start at $199.
For many buyers, especially those looking for a tablet to go
under the tree, that's too big a difference to ignore. Heck, the
original Kindle Fire currently sells for just $159, literally less
than half the price of a Mini.
That said, I think Apple's new baby offers enough added value
to warrant its higher price. Here are five reasons why I think the
iPad Mini is a good deal:
1. Bigger Screen
The Mini has a 7.9-inch screen. The Fire, Nook, and Nexus all
I hate sports. I know that living in Southern California this goes against all the laws of nature--which include but are not limited to rooting for either the Angels or the Dodgers and getting excited about things like the Superbowl (I like the Puppy Bowl...)--but really, sports just aren't my thing. I have broken about six fingers, torn some ligaments, and had various other injuries during my childhood, almost all of which were sports-related, so yeah. Me + sports = no thanks.
However, table tennis? That's a sport I can get excited about! The sound of the ping-pong ball, the whoosh of the paddle, the sweat on my brow. Ah yes, table tennis, the game of champions!
So imagine my excitement when I found this winning item from Gizmine: Self Table Tennis.