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    Were you 'all ears' when you first heard about Smart Swab?

    This “As Seen on TV” gadget was everywhere. Not only on TV, but in many major drug store chains, even many department stores. So we had to buy a couple to see if

    Smart Swab” really worked for us. It didn't! And when you see the Amazon reviews, you'll see we weren't alone in not liking it.




    It's still on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2BZvi37



    Water Clock & Weather Station


    I like this a lot, until about 5 months into owning it, it just stopped working. I tried all the trouble shooting tips like cleaning and rinsing the clock's insides, but it never came back to life. The whole story, with a video, before it went bad is here:




    It's no longer available at the place I purchased it on Amazon, but it's still available here.


    Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LSrG7r




    Feel cooler, but just make sure you're sitting directly in front of the Arctic Air!


    Arctic Air Unlike the water clock, I found this a very disappointing gadget. Fortunately I only paid about $20 for it, while some people spend $90 since it was sometimes advertised as and “Air Conditioner”. If you sat right in front of it you did feel a bit cooler, but it also raised the humidity a lot, not a good thing is summer heat. But then I found a use for it. Adding humidity to a room in winter, but using it to cool the air.


    Here's the original story: https://tinyurl.com/NotSoHotArcticAir


    And it's still on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2CI5Pgj  

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