Tecnu Washes Away Poison Ivy Oils Instead Of Just Dulling The Itch

Tecnu Washes Away Poison Ivy Oils Instead Of Just Dulling The Itch

We got some poison ivy and first we tried our Hot/Cold water method. In this, first you run hot water on the rash until it’s so hot you can’t stand it. Then hold it there. Then flip the water to freezing. Your nerves will be so freaked out they won’t know how to itch for the next few fours.

5 Pedometers That'll Knock Your Socks Off

5 Pedometers That'll Knock Your Socks Off

Whether you’re looking to start a serious exercise plan or simply want to keep track of how much walking you’re doing, a good pedometer can be one solution for tracking your progress. And today’s models are up to the task — having come a long way from the “shake and count” versions of just a decade or so ago. To find out which pedometer should be named King of the Walkers, Money magazine tested the five top units.

http://consumerist.com/2007/07/16/nintendo-will-introduce-a-step-board-like/

Nintendo will introduce a step-board-like Wii peripheral that senses your movement, measures your Body Mass Index, ratcheting up the system’s physically active game factor. [Seattle P-I]

Lost Cellphone? Buy A Prepaid Phone From Walmart And Port Your Account

Lost Cellphone? Buy A Prepaid Phone From Walmart And Port Your Account

Here’s a cheap way to replace your cellphone if you lose it while under contract. Just go to Walmart and buy one of their pre-paid cellphones, then call up your provider and ask for them to activate the phone under your account. You’ll need the provide the serial number and the ESN of your old phone. Those are found underneath the battery (so it’s a good idea to write them down BEFORE you lose your phone).

http://consumerist.com/2007/06/29/zout-wins-slates-test-of/

Zout wins Slate’s test of the best stain removers.

Consumerist Neighborhood eBay Garage Sale

Consumerist Neighborhood eBay Garage Sale

Welcome to Consumerist Neighborhood eBay Garage Sale! Let’s push these beanie babies off to the side of the folding table… here we are, there’s a space in the comments right there for you to add your auctions.

Join The Consumerist Neighborhood eBay Garage Sale On Tuesday

Join The Consumerist Neighborhood eBay Garage Sale On Tuesday

We’re hosting another Consumerist Neighborhood eBay garage sale starting Tuesday morning. So if you have any crap priceless artifacts to dispose of, put ‘em up for auction and then link to them in the comments on the relevant post that day.

Track Spending With A Moleskine Notebook

Track Spending With A Moleskine Notebook

One of the first steps to take in getting a handle on your budget is to start tracking your spending, and for those who like to do it analog, moleskine small ruled notebooks ($10.50) are awesome.

Consumerist Tshirt Is Here, And It's 15% Off

Consumerist Tshirt Is Here, And It's 15% Off

The new Consumerist tshirt is here, and as part of a Memorial Day weekend sale, it’s only $16.99. As part of the sale, if you buy multiple Gawker tshirts, shipping is free.

Consumerist Neighborhood Garage Sale

Consumerist Neighborhood Garage Sale

We’re selling some more of our old electronics on eBay. Everything is currently at $.99, except for the laptop which is up to $20.50.

Buy Our Gear On eBay

Buy Our Gear On eBay

We’re selling off some of our gadgets and extra gear this week on eBay. Everything is currently at $.99 except for the CD Mixer, which is at $13.34. Good deals to be had.

Etymotic ER6is Are Good iPod Headphone Replacements

Etymotic ER6is Are Good iPod Headphone Replacements

Etymotic ER6is are good iPod headphone replacements/upgrades.

VIDEO: Write In The Shower With Rite-In-The-Rain Notebooks

Using a pencil or a waterproof pen, you can actually write on it underwater. The pages are coated so they never get soggy. The book does get “damp” but it dries off after a while. Your writing stays legible. The book doesn’t dissolve.

Geek Squad CEO Promises To Resolve Any Consumerist Reader Complaint He Receives, And Then Does So

Geek Squad CEO Promises To Resolve Any Consumerist Reader Complaint He Receives, And Then Does So

We want to give Robert Stephens, founder of Geek Squad, a giant hug. Squeeeeeeezeeee!

Decide Your Next Camera Purchase With Flickr's Camera Finder

Decide Your Next Camera Purchase With Flickr's Camera Finder

Flickr’s “Camera Finder” feature is a good tool to help you decide on your next camera purchase.

Order Your Paypal Security Key Now

Order Your Paypal Security Key Now

PayPal security keys are now available for purchase, offering consumers the option vastly enhanced protection against account breaches.

Nice Ties From Cyberoptix

Nice Ties From Cyberoptix

Check out these snazzy hand screen-printed ties from Cyberoptix.

Last-Minute Super Bowl HDTV Buying Guide

Gizmodo has a nifty guide to snagging the perfect HDTV for this Sunday’s Super Bowl. They offer three picks, ranging from roughly $1,300 to $6,000 in price.