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LED Lamps Redeemed

I felt so bad writing a horrible review of the Greenlite LED 5W Desk Lamp that for a bon voyage present when I left Berklee, my boss gave me a new lamp: the Softech DL-90 Multi-Function LED Desk Lamp. It’s so wonderful that it’s cleared the name of all LED lamps in my eyes. So I […]

An LED Lamp to Avoid

Normally I don’t post bad reviews of things, unless I’m listing the pros and cons of multiple items to figure out which I want. But this LED desk lamp is so bad that I have to say something. When we moved into our new office at work, there was more natural light, but on gray […]

Which TV Is the Most Energy Efficient?

Here’s a guest post from my resident gadget freak, Jason. (Yes, I agreed to a new TV in exchange for a blog post.) I’ve been contemplating replacing our old TV (a 13-year-old Sony Trinitron KV-27S42) for a while now. Brenda argued that the CRT was perfectly fine, but I’ve finally talked her into a Samsung UN40ES6500 by speaking to […]

How Do I Read Library Books on My Kindle? Part 3: Calibre Plugins

Here’s an update to our previous posts on reading library ebooks on the Kindle, from my resident tech expert, Jason. The last time we talked about struggling to get library books onto the Kindle was two years ago, and things have changed a lot over that time. Here’s an update to show you how we’re doing it now. […]

A Solar Charger for My Kindle

Now I never have to plug my Kindle into an outlet! For my birthday this year Mike and Sharon gave me a ReVIVE solar charger. I wouldn’t have bought it for myself, because I was skeptical about how well it would work, but it’s really proven its utility. I guess this is evidence (not proof!) […]