Keurig & Cuisinart Brew Coffee Making Solutions Quickly & Easily in a Single Serving

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review, Video by Michael Sheehan13 Comments

I’m going to make an odd comparison here and hopefully people will get it. We all know how successful Apple has been with their App store and the products that “consume” the applications like the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Well let’s stretch our imagination a bit and apply this to the coffee brewer industry. Over the past few months, I have had the LUXURY of testing two single-serve coffee makers that are from different companies but that use the same “app store”…er…coffee store. I guess you can equate this pretty closely to the cell phone industry as there are …

“For the Love of Thighs and Breasts” – Cast of Dads Podcast #35

In Audio, Cast of Dads, Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Humor, Microsoft, Opinion, Parenting, PodCast by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

Well, the last episode had some gremlins doing a number with CC’s voice. And there is actually now a “missing episode” of Cast of Dads that never even made it to production…the same gremlins were at play. But we recorded Episode #35 “For the Love of Thighs and Breasts“ just in time for Thanksgiving. So first of all, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, especially those around the world who may be away from their families during the holidays. A special wish goes out to the men and women of the Armed Forces who may be away from their friends and family …

Review & Giveaway: Epson WorkForce 635 Multifunction Inkjet Printer – Faster than a Speeding Bullet

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Giveaway, Hardware, Review by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

A few years ago, I received an Epson Workforce 610 and was thoroughly impressed by it. It was fast and did everything that I would want an All-in-One inkjet printer to do: print, scan, fax and copy. Now, I have received the latest and greatest Epson WorkForce, the 635 and it has been improved even more, something that I didn’t think was really possible. In the past, I was always a bit leery of getting a multi-function device. I felt that way when stores were selling those dual DVD/VCR combo devices. The issue was always, if one of the primary …

Fix It: Re-enabling Email Delivery of “Back to Sender” in Public Google Groups if Using Google Apps

In Fix It, General, Google, How To by Michael Sheehan8 Comments

Well, that definitely is a cryptic title, isn’t it? Hopefully this post will help to clarify and provide a fix (that DID work for me). Let’s cut to the chase! History I was subscribed to a Public Google Group (let’s call it “Dads R Us“). I had my primary email address (lets say it’s subscribed to this Public (the free version) Google Group. Whenever I sent an email to that group, I would receive a copy of my post (or reply) via email. Essentially, “back to sender” was working fine. I post and receive a copy in email.

The Jabra Cruiser Brings Hands-Free Bluetooth Audio to your Auto with Ease

In Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Mobile, Review by Michael Sheehan5 Comments

First of all, if you don’t have a hands-free solution for your auto, you might be violating some laws in your state. While this isn’t as much of a problem with people buying new(er) autos, those of us who get new cars without Bluetooth solutions or who have older cars might have a more difficult time in getting a hands-free solution up and running, thus complying with laws. However, that was until I tested out the Jabra Cruiser. The Cruiser is a compact device that slips onto the sun visors of your auto. This was one of those devices that …

There’s a Glove for That! Gloves that Work with Touchscreens – Isotoner smarTouch Gloves

In General, Review by Michael Sheehan5 Comments

As the seasons change and the Fall and Winter outfits come out to combat the cold and other elements, your touchscreen devices start to get some neglect, but only when you are outside. There is a reason for that. You either have to remove your gloves to use your cell phone or tablet and freeze your fingers off, or…well, there isn’t any other option aside from simply not using your device. At least until now. After over a year of research and testing, Isotoner has come out with new type of glove with a technology essentially sewn into fabric of …

Introducing the HighTechDad Product Review Rating System

In General, Opinion, Review by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

I have been doing product reviews for several years now and have gotten some pretty good response to the reviews. However as I spoke with people and as I cranked out more and more reviews, I realized that I needed to “take the next step” with my review process. I have seen many sites that have some sort of rating system that allows people to get a quick view or summary of the review. I figured it was time to do one as well…I guess I’m jumping on the bandwagon here, with my own little twist. Most likely this will …

Zap Those Nasty Germs from your Cell Phone with the Violight UV Cell Phone Sanitizer

In Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Review by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

If you are a germaphobe, you probably wipe down your cell phone many times a day with some sort of sanitizing wipe. If you aren’t doing that, your cell phone or MP3 player is probably covered with lots of wonderful, potentially infectious germs. Having 3 kids in school, germs are pervasive on all types of surfaces around our house. When any of our children are sick, my wife diligently wipes down door handles and other publicly touched surfaces. (If you aren’t disinfecting your home, you might want to take a look at this post that I did when the Swine …