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Our Favorite Gadgets – Giants review their favorite gadget

Last week we asked our Giant Squid Storytellers to share a review of their favorite gadget.

Here’s 17 of the lenses we received. Take a look. There might be something here that will help make your life easier.

The Breville Fast-Slow Cooker

1. The Breville Fast-Slow Cooker

This is my new favorite kitchen gadget (after my Vitamix blender). When we changed over to mainly Vegan eating we found we were eating a lot more beans and pulses. In the Modern World where we are all living hectic and busy lives with tight schedules this…

The Lego Brick Separator - A Great Tool for All Sized Hands

2. The Lego Brick Separator – A Great Tool for All Sized Hands

The Lego Brick Separator is one of the best gadgets that I have ever owned. I am a 43 year old female, not your typical Lego builder, but I still use this tool almost every day. Let me rewind a little bit. Two years ago, the business that my husband and I…

Putting the Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender to the Test

3. Putting the Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender to the Test

For the longest time, I’ve had my eye on a certain hand- held gadget. In the store, it would tempt me with its sleek, stainless steel body and numerous attachments, begging me to take a closer look. But after a few glances, I would walk away reminding…

Perfect Tamping with Espro Calibrated Tamper

4. Perfect Tamping with Espro Calibrated Tamper

If you are an espresso beginner, and adjusting your tamping technique, you probably saw the on the scale tamping technique, that allows you to apply the 30 lb of pressure, not more and not less. Of course this is a great technique, but if you are like me w…

Lightweight Re-usable RuMe Bags

5. Lightweight Re-usable RuMe Bags

These little lightweight bags are an essential at our house. They are environmentally friendly, remarkably lightweight, and roll up so small they are easy to keep in a purse, car, laptop case or carry- on. Honestly, we don’t go a day without using one…

The Great value Sony ICD AX412 Voice Recorder

6. The Great value Sony ICD AX412 Voice Recorder

Being a writer of fiction some of the time, I find that ideas will occur to me at the oddest moments, and my invaluable aid for this is my digital voice recorder- the $66 Sony ICD AX412 – which I found to the best combination of useful features I could wan…

Very Effective Emjoi Micro-Pedi

7. Very Effective Emjoi Micro-Pedi

I received another useful gift. My new Micro- Pedi has made my dry heels smooth again. Every person as they get older has a hundred things that slow down and I am talking about more than just memory recall. Our skin no longer sluffs or casts off like when…

Get Big Sound With Bose Small, Portable SoundDock

8. Get Big Sound With Bose Small, Portable SoundDock

There were the days of slowly shrinking speaker sizes, before I got my Bose SoundDock, and the radical days of sound and home furnishings that followed. There’s a story. When I first got serious about music, the speakers I bought were what we called &…

Magic Bullet

9. Magic Bullet

Last year was a time of transition. I moved to a new apartment. I didn’t have a lot of things for the kitchen. My new apartment was more expensive than the last. I needed to find a new job to help cover my increased expenses. I found a job at a cateri…

Pastry and Pizza Roller

10. Pastry and Pizza Roller

Today there are so many Hi- Tech kitchen tools to choose from. Slicers, dicers, blenders, and food processers the list goes on and on. Norpro Deluxe Pastry and Pizza Roller takes me back to the basics. Something so simple that is such a huge help, and no e…

Safety Lights on Baby Strollers

11. Safety Lights on Baby Strollers

Light up your stroller for safety on early morning, evening, or even night- time walks. You walk those babies to sleep at ANY hour. Whether you live on a dark or a well- lit street, stroller lights can make your walk or jog safer. Increase visibility by ad…

My Gadget: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

12. My Gadget: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

I have written before about my obsession with gadgets. In the 55+ park, I do a lot of troubleshooting of electronic devices from notebooks to laptops to tablets and iPads. My neighbor got herself a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 last year. Then another neighbor got…

Stylist on the side

13. Stylist on the side

Hair clippers kit comes with combs scissors, hair clips for styling, the electric clippers and several attachments, all for about $25. For less than the cost on one cut and style, you can do your own for the next 10 years. That is based on the fact that I…

A Shoe Slide that Works!

14. A Shoe Slide that Works!

There isn’t a home around that should be without one of these handy, dandy, good looking shoe horns! Take it from me, once you have used one of these gadgets in the quest of getting shoes onto your feet, you will never know how in the heck you managed…

Split Chaser Shot Glasses That Make Your Party Fun This Summer

15. Split Chaser Shot Glasses That Make Your Party Fun This Summer

I love playing Bar Tender to my friends so when Ladies Night came around to my house I wanted something special. My jello shots are legendary among my friends. There is never a party where I don’t have a colorful display with tasty treats so when I fo…

My favorite gadget - the Trish McEvoy Makeup Planner

16. My favorite gadget – the Trish McEvoy Makeup Planner

I’ve used pretty much every brand of makeup you can think of, from expensive brands like Chanel and Dior, to inexpensive drug store brands like Cover Girl and E. L. F. I’m definitely no makeup snob, but I do appreciate good quality and a reasonab…

FixMeStick

17. FixMeStick

FixMeStick is the best way to easily remove any viruses, malware, ransomware, spyware, trojans, or rootkits that get past your Internet security software. I have tried many antivirus and internet security packages over the years, and there is always someth…

Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/StephenJParkin StephenJParkin

    OMG! I did not expect to be the first lens in this list of gadgets by some of the best lens-masters on Squidoo – The Giants. Thanks so much HQ!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      Well deserved.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/grammieo grammieo

    Thanks for including my really low tech gadget in this incredible list of goodies……

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      Thanks for sharing it!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Merrci Merrci

    What a great variety here! Thanks for including my favorite RuMe bags. Can’t wait to read these.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/kental93 kental93

    The split shot glasses are sweet. Never seen those before. Have to get some! Party-party-party. Thanks for this little list. Definitely entertaining.

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