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published on January 27th, 2009 . by Steve Greenberg

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MOMMY TECH Product List

Baby Carrier Face-off:  BabyBjorn vs. Maclaren

-BabyBjörn Synergy Baby Carrier–Top 1% Buzzillions.com http://www.buzzillions.com/dz_404894_babybj_rn_baby_bjorn_synergy_carrier_reviews  This carrier is the clear winner.  With close to 600 reviews and a near perfect rating, customers can’t say enough about this product. -Maclaren Kate Spade Carrier—Bottom 10% Buzzillons.com http://www.buzzillions.com/dz_335411_maclaren_kate_spade_carrier_reviews    Many of the people reviewing this carrier bought it for the designer name and stylish design but realized quickly that looks can be deceiving.  The number one complaint with this carrier is that fact that it’s difficult to put on and has too many straps.

  — Video Infant Monitor Face-off:  Summer Infant vs. Safety 1st

–Summer Infant Day & Night Handheld Color Video Monitor 1.8″ Screen  $150  Top 1%:  http://www.buzzillions.com/dz_453339_summer_infant_day_night_handheld_color_reviews

Small, lightweight size w/a 1.8″ color LCD Screen , 900 MHz technology for superior clarity and range , 350′ range , Night vision to see baby in dark room ;  Rechargeable battery lasts up to 10 hours ; Power saver feature times out after 3 minutes

 

 

–Safety 1st Sight & Sound Assurance Monitor System  $150

Bottom 10%:  http://www.buzzillions.com/dz_442908_safety_1st_sight_sound_assurance_monitor_reviews

Many consumers said that it stops working after about a year and a lot of others said that the quality of the screen is very poor, so much so that you often can’t even see the baby.  Other complaints included poor construction and that it was difficult to maintain 

 

Baby Mobile Face-off: Tiny Love vs. Fisher Price 

-Tiny Love Symphony-in-Motion Mobile—Top 1% Buzzillions.com http://www.buzzillions.com/dz_696560_tiny_love_symphony_in_motion_mobile_reviews   The winner—it combines 3 different movements and motions, not just the usual circular motion, to captivate and stimulate baby. Several real consumers loved this so much that they went as far as to say that it was the “best product they’d ever bought!”

-Fisher Price Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders: Mobile (with Remote Control) –Bottom 10% Buzzillions.com  http://www.buzzillions.com/dz_695869_fisher_price_ocean_wonders_mobile_remote_reviews?reviewSortBy=lowestRatingFirst  Some real consumers said this mobile doesn’t fit their crib, has gears inside that make loud clanking noises.

HP’s Vivienne Tam Special Edition digital clutch PC    www.hpdirect.com/minivt 

 VieVu Extra-tough Video Camera  www.vievu.com What’s the best Mommy application for VieVu???  Send your ideas to contest@vievu.com and you could WIN A FREE video recorder!!!  Trispecs  Bluetooth Sunglasses/Eyewear www.trispecs.com  DiaperBridge-turn public sink into changing table www.gadgetnation.net/store Pee-Pee TeePees—Top 1% Buzzillions.comhttp://www.buzzillions.com/dz_221306_pee_teepees_reviews  Mother’s 3rd Arm  (E-mail:  Margom3a@aol.com)Towel-Matic Dispenser  www.iTouchless.com  

TykeLight  www.getmobi.com 

Mommy Bling  www.Mommy-Bling.com

NetGear WNDR3300 RangeMax Wireless N Router—first plug-n-play router, just plug into modem and you have WiFi in your home ABGN, all spectrums  $105 www.CompUSA.com

http://www.compusa.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3905740&sku=N100-2208&srkey=n100-2208

  Transcend Digital Photo Frame with Stereo Speakers www.CompUSA.com $100

Twitter

published on January 17th, 2009 . by Steve Greenberg

I’m trying to get more involved with twitter  If you want to follow me, I have two accounts–

@stevetv  and @gadget_nation

Visit me on twitter and say “hi”   

Cool Products at CES 2009

published on January 10th, 2009 . by Steve Greenberg

CES 2009CES 2009Mind over matter?Heading home from CES 2009 in Vegas–lots of cool products

Here a few that caught my eye:

In photo above–I’m trying out Mattel’s new MINDFLEX–its truly mind over matter–as you try to move a ball through a maze using only your brain waves–very cool

Trispecs–bluetooth sunglasses www.TriSpecs.com

Minoru 3D Webcam www.minoru3d.com

Fast Fingers keyboard www.fastfingerkeyboards.com

EcoButton  www.ecobutton-usa.com

MOTO W233-Renu from Motorola www.motorola.com

Cool Toys–Robots  www.Wowwee.com

Road Mice  www.roadmice.com

Flatwire  www.flatwireready.com

And my book GADGET NATION–available on-line and at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide

You can also follow me on Twitter at stevetv

CES 2009

published on January 7th, 2009 . by Steve Greenberg

The show hasn’t even opened yet and I’m seeing some very cool stuff–voice controlled remote control–bluetooth sunglasses–night vision camera for your car–HP has an amazing touch screen notebook, sort of like the iPhone meets the PC–I even saw a cell phone from Motorola made from recycled water bottles (and when it comes out it will be cheap–about $50)

MORE UPDATES TO FOLLOW–keep checking GadgetNation.net 

I’m at CES 2009

published on January 6th, 2009 . by Steve Greenberg

Each January the biggest consumer electronics show in the nation takes place in Vegas.  No exception this year.  So if you are looking to find me–check out the floor of CES this week (Jan 6-10)  Its about the size of 3 football fields filled with tech toys.  I’m the guy the with tired feet.  When I get back I’ll let you know what cool stuff I found.