Gadgets :: December 7, 2016

By Gregg Ellman
(@Greggellman)

CanvasPop takes you outside the box to create wall art, even from cell phones, that make great personalized gifts for this holiday season.

I took CanvasPop up on an offer to take a mobile photo of mine and make a top-quality canvas print.The did it to perfection.

I had my doubts about what the quality would be from a cell phone image I used (taken with an iPhone 6) but after opening the package I was a believer.

The company offers choices of every size you could possibly want from 12-by-18-inches to custom sizes of 76-by-76-inches.

I went with a basic canvas wrap, sized 12-by-18 inches ($42) with a 1.5-inch deep frame ($51).

Two days after placing my order they emailed me a proof, which allowed me to see exactly what the canvas wrap would look like before it’s printed and framed. In my case they were just want I wanted.

CanvasPop provides a free service allowing designers to adjust and optimize contrast, sharpness and remove red eye.

Other choices during the editing process include the depth of the frame, from.75-inches up to 2.5-inches or just a black, white or espresso wood frame. You can also have filters, effects and other digital services added.

Once you upload your image, the user-friendly website walks your through each step along with pricing.

www.canvaspop.com

Cave Tools beer can chicken roasting rack and vegetable spikes grill accessory make any grill enthusiast a chef.

Just attach the chicken to the wide and tip-proof stainless steel base, which is also extra deep to keep grease from overflowing. Once you’re done the set is dishwasher safe.

Whole vegetables, potatoes or anything you want cooked can be attach to the four vegetable spikes.

The built-in stainless steel canister can be used for beer but if you have a different preference of spices, wine, etc., go for it.

Cave Tools includes 25 cooking recipes with step-by-step instructions that were easy for a non-chef like me.

Once your grilling is complete, the Cave Tool grill brush is the best I’ve ever used. Effortlessly the stainless steel bristles clean the grates and you can even leave it outside with i s 100-perfect rust-proof design.

The cleaning power comes from three stainless steel brushes, which are built tight together for maximum cleaning power to effortlessly scrub the grill’s grates while holding the 18-inch handle.

www.CaveTools.com beer can chicken rack $19.99, brush $11.99

You might think a flashlight is just a flashlight but you’ll think differently after you see BulbHead’s Atomic Beam ultra-bright tactical flashlight.

It has multiple modes including high, medium and low for different environments along with a self-defense strobe and SOS settings.

The body is a tough-grade aluminum storing the ultra bright LED’s, which emit up to 5,000 LUX of light. According to the company that is 40 times brighter than ordinary flashlights.

An on/off button on the bottom also changes the modes. The beam focus is controlled by pulling both ends of the flashlight away from each other.

Three AAA batteries or 1 Lithium Ion battery power the 5-inch long flashlight, which is shock, water and extreme temperature resistant.

www.bulbhead.com $19.99

The BodyGuardz Pure 2 glass screen protector and the Ace Pro case are as good a combination as any for protecting a cell phone while keeping it stylish.

The case is built with impact-absorbing technology, the same Unequal technology professional athletes use on the field for impact protection, according to Bodyguardz.

On an iPhone 7, the case ($34.95) keeps the slim profile of the device while protecting it from small drops, bangs and scratches.

The rounded perimeter of the case has a soft bumper with a rigid transparent back, while a raised bezel protects the front.

The case-friendly BodyGuardz Pure 2 glass screen protector ($39.95) works perfectly with the case to protect the full touchscreen LCD, while keeping it fully functional.

This makes your screen scratch-resistance and reduces breakage during drops. It easily installed and just as the instructions pointed out any minor bubbles visible were gone after a day.

www.bodyguardz.com

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