If you’re interested in switching to “green light,” check out this comprehensive but digestible CFL buying and use guide. [Danny Lipford]
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.
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.
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]
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).
Zout wins Slate’s test of the best stain removers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We want to give Robert Stephens, founder of Geek Squad, a giant hug. Squeeeeeeezeeee!
Flickr’s “Camera Finder” feature is a good tool to help you decide on your next camera purchase.
PayPal security keys are now available for purchase, offering consumers the option vastly enhanced protection against account breaches.
Check out these snazzy hand screen-printed ties from Cyberoptix.