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Old 01-28-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Best Non-electronic new product

Wide open...

My money's on the "magic eraser"... (started under the Mr. Clean Brand, but now available unbranded @ 2/$1 Walmart, Dollar Tree etc.)

Second best... Pineapple slicer/corer @ $4.99 from Aldi's.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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You give new meaning to the word new. Magic eraser has been around for at least a decade.

My vote for best no electronic product is the CityKitty. Automatic toilet flusher for cats.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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You give new meaning to the word new. Magic eraser has been around for at least a decade.
I was away....
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I got a nice new wrench and socket set.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:07 PM   #5
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Yaktraxs. -- Not sure how long they have been around, but I just got a pair last winter and they are great. I no longer slip/slide and end up on my butt when shovelling or walking on snow or ice.
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The eraser thing is new to me.
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The magic eraser is an excellent boat cleaner--from the seats to the hull--it gets ur done.
Glad to hear they are now a bargain at the $$$ store.
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The Zip-it is a 18 inch plastic saw blade like device that is snaked down drains of all sorts to get the gunk out. It takes a bit of fussing, but gets the job done.
One tip, if you are squimish, get someone else to pull it out of the drain.
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Mr B went for both the 9 inch and 12 inch version of the Orgreenic fry pans. I really have to keep him out of the As seen on TV section of WallyWorld.

They are very good pans, except for frying eggs. You still have to use PAM. I had to explain the concepts of surface tension and the natural binder properties of eggs to him before he was convinced.
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I'm generally really frugal, but the other day when shopping with someone else I saw a Luminara flameless candle with a remote control. It is made of wax and looks so real. We are really enjoying it. The store owner said they sell out as fast as they get them in and I see Amazon and other internet sights are out of stock. Coolest new thing I have seen in a while.
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Yaktraxs. -- Not sure how long they have been around, but I just got a pair last winter and they are great. I no longer slip/slide and end up on my butt when shovelling or walking on snow or ice.
These do work great, but I've found that they don't last long if you hike in them. Now these things rock.

Amazon.com: Kahtoola MICROspikes Pocket Traction System: Sports & Outdoors
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My favorite new gadget, also a long way from being new but new to me, is the compression strap to stabilize your kneecap when running or distance walking.

I've been using them for nearly two years, and they have made such an enormous difference -- totally eliminated my knee pains.

There are several brands, but Cho-Pat is the best known.
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My favorite new gadget, also a long way from being new but new to me, is the compression strap to stabilize your kneecap when running or distance walking.

I've been using them for nearly two years, and they have made such an enormous difference -- totally eliminated my knee pains.

There are several brands, but Cho-Pat is the best known.
Maybe this is a stupid question, but which product on that page? The one called the "patellar stabilizer?"
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Sorry. The "original knee strap" that has been around forever. Very popular with runners.
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Sorry. The "original knee strap" that has been around forever. Very popular with runners.
Thanks! I may consider this because it sounds like exactly what I need.
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You can get them online, but any decent running shoe store should have them.
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Cable cuffs at Home Depot, I think brand name is Cable Clamp. Very cheap and helps to organize any type of electrical cord, air/garden hoses, etc. Only .99 to $3.88 for the mega size. I've been using these to tidy up my electrical tools, extension cords and air hoses. I finally got my 50' air hoses off the basement floor, didn't want to pay $30-40 for those hose reels.

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I'm generally really frugal, but the other day when shopping with someone else I saw a Luminara flameless candle with a remote control. It is made of wax and looks so real. We are really enjoying it. The store owner said they sell out as fast as they get them in and I see Amazon and other internet sights are out of stock. Coolest new thing I have seen in a while.
I saw these on a walkway and they had made hurricane lamps out of ice to put them in! It made me stop in my tracks and walk over and touch them.

Almost forgot - my vote goes for the bungee cord.
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Thermos bottle. When you put something hot in it, it stays hot. When you put something cold in it, it stays cold. How does it know?
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I love my new back scratcher :-)
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