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Grippies Builders – Toy by Guidecraft

The toddler building toy system, Grippies® Builders, combines tactile exploration, magnetic play and an introduction to the basic principles of engineering and geometry. Grippies® unique, magnetic rod and ball configuration provide a secure, frustration-free set of construction options as children first discover the joy of building. Unique in concept and

X-Cel Steamer by Rowenta

The X-Cel Steam Steamer by Rowenta (model DR8080) is a powerful handheld steamer. It weighs 2.2 lbs, has a strong 1500-Watt steam output and a large metal head. It remove wrinkles on all types of fabrics, from the thickest to the most delicate. Its removable water container provides steady steam

Wines by Casal Thaulero from Italy’s Abruzzo Region

The Casal Thaulero winery from the Abruzzo region in Italy recently presented a wine and food pairing at the Il Gattopardo restaurant in midtown Manhattan. They featured a Borgo Thaulero Pecorino, three Thalé Trebbiano and two Montepulciano. Most journalists agreed that their favorite was the Thalé Trebbiano 2007. Its characteristics

Spanish Wines and Food Fair in Manhattan

On October 5, wine merchants and media participated in a walk-around wine and food tasting in the beautiful lobby of the Frank Gehry designed IAC Building. Representatives from Spain's various wine making regions presented over 300 wines, paired with cheeses, olives and typical tapas. It was the perfect occasion to discover

Self lacing shoes from Treksta

Treksta, the award winning leader in outdoor footwear, offers the Hands Free 103 active shoe. This shoe features a lacing system designed for those challenged with injuries, sore knees or troublesome fingers. The foot-activated system eliminates the need to bend over to either put on the shoe or to tie

Great Knife Sharpener for the Home Chef

AnySharp touts their sharpener as the "World's Best Knife Sharpener," so when I requested a sample, I assumed that it will end in the bottom of my useless gadgets drawer. I was pleasantly surprised. The sharpener is compact and it feels like a solid, quality product. It locks to the

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner from Bissell

The SmartClean® Robotic Vacuum cleans your floors automatically by self navigating under furniture, along edges and corners and in hard-to-reach places. You can schedule the cleanings at any convenient time, and the robot will self activate and return to its self-charging docking station. You just have to empty the dust

The Best Travel Guide of Free Things

The Best Things in Life are Free, the new travel guide from the Lonely Planet is packed with money-saving tips, tricks and recommendations for the best-value sights and experiences around the world. The guide is organized geographically covering many themes and destinations such as: Africa: Wildest experiences • Safari without the big

New PowerGlide Iron from T-fal

T-fal's newest launch, the PowerGlide Steam Iron FV2640, is designed for optimal glide and easy ironing, and has T-fal's most powerful steam output. The 1800 Watt Iron has two layer T-fal Durilium Ceramic Technology Coating for "glidability," and the first-of-its-kind calc collector to remove hard water deposits. The Iron also features an ergonomic steam

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