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Top Child's Product of 2008: Maru Doll Celebrates Diversity

iParenting Media recently awarded the New Maru Doll 2008's Greatest Product. iParenting.com, part of Disney, is a media site with a respected program that recognizes the top products in children's industries.

 

If You Get Lonely, You Can Talk To This Clock: Hello Moshi!

It looks innocent enough, but behind the moderately average looking face, this clock has the intelligence of a... well... a clock that listens when you talk and responds to you in well... English, in this case. Is there a trick to the Moshi IVR Alarm Clock? Kinda'...

The Watch With The 27 Word Name: "Unlocked Tri Band Wrist Watch..."

Since no one's paying me to come up with a catchy name for this 27-word watch, I'm not going to spend a lot of time trying to come up with one. Ah, what's in a name like say, "The CCV Watch," when you can can call your product the "Unlocked Tri Band Wrist Watch GSM Cellphone with 1.3 Mpx Camera --Video-- MP3 MP4 player--Sound recorder--SMS-Text Messaging-- Speakerphone with Bluetooth Headset and Touch Screen." Oh yeah, I'll remember that name!

Here's A Bacon Flavor That Makes Sense: Maple Bacon Morning Coffee

Bacon, bacon, bacon. Now that everything else is flavored with bacon -- water, chocolate, vodka, bourbon... lollipops, and even mints! -- finally, the Baca Java Artisan Roasted Coffee Company is flavoring its beans with bacon as well as maple! Now this makes sense!

6 Natural, Safe, Green Gifts For Your Children

If you are worried about buying your kids toys this holiday season I don't blame you. With all the bad news about lead and plastic and toxic paints in toys it's easy to consider buying them clothes and books instead, but don't give up. Below is a quick list of eco-friendly, kid-safe toys.

TEAC's New Multi-Format LP-R500 Plays Analog, Converts to Digital

The TEAC LP-R500 may not look like much, but it makes up in function what it falls short of in form. Vinyl records, cassette tapes and even FM radio can be played for a listen and burned onto CDs for perpetuity.

The Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle Provides Innovation and Peace of Mind

The Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle was one of 10 winners of 130 entered in the 2008 JPMA Innovation Awards Competition. It is the first family transportation system powered by Mom or Dad. One or two children can be placed in the ChildPod. The LeaderLink System can be disassembled in 30 seconds or less, transforming it into the separate elements, Zigo ChildPod and Zigo Cycle. The ChildPod can be converted into a Jogger with the Jogger Kit or a traditional bicycle trailer using the Trailer Kit.

The Dad’s Cab: Fun Gag Gift Inspires New Business Idea

The Dad's Cab is a neat gadget that breeds an interesting business idea. How about charging children for the services we provide as parents, including carting them around to their many activities and engagements?

Any Candy is Dandy with the Home Candyfloss Machine

Don't forget to floss! Your kids sure won't, once you turn on the "Ame de Wataame" home cotton candy and candyfloss machine from Japan.

Save on Holiday Shopping with CouponCowgirl.com and ShoppingNotes.com

With the declining economy, consumers are becoming more conscious about saving when shopping for their holiday gifts. CouponCowgirl.com and ShoppingNotes.com are two websites that make price comparison and coupon savings easy when buying presents online.


19+ Best Interactive Pet Gifts: Toys For Cats, Dogs, Horses, Birds, Ferrets and Fish!


Pets are like kids: they love new stuff and they get bored easily. So, in looking for perfect pet gifts this year, I focused on pet toys that have the potential of holding your pet's attention for more than a few minutes on more than one occasion. High on my list are those toys that don't require the owner to participate in the play, which is what I mean by interactive. read more »

6 Gadget Gifts Grandparents Will Love

Grammy and Gramps love gadgets as much as you do, but maybe Xbox 360 is not exactly their thing. Knowing a few grandparents myself, I asked some what kind of gadgets they would like as presents from their kids and grandkids. Most of them said, "I'd like them to visit me more often...."

Terracycle: Education and Environment Written All Over its Garbage

When I think about good companies that have education, people and the environment in mind, one of the companies I think about first is Terracycle.

Skeletons In The Headlights: For Biker Safety?

It's dangerous out there for bicyclists, also known as bikers in communities where Hell's Angels have not arrived. Suck UK has just contributed its safety product for them in the form of reflective skeletons, one nearly the size of a human head!

10 Fun Gifts For Dog And Cat Lovers

Nearly every adoring cat or dog parent likes getting gifts that acknowledge their love for their furry "child." Just think about how many dog t-shirts you've seen on people, and how many cat lovers hang the thoughts of "philosophical cats" on the walls of their homes. Here are 10 gifts that show you remember a dog or cat lover!