Monday, February 4, 2013

I HATE Flossing My Teeth! At least I did until...

I don’t know about you, but I HATE flossing my teeth! 

Hate the whole dental floss around the fingers thing.

Hate the flinging spit onto the mirror and all over the bathroom counter from flossing thing.

Hate the bloody gums and blood in the sink thing from flossing thing.

I just HATE flossing.  BUT, I also know that I should be doing it.  Have to start doing it according to my dentist!

And I’m always left wondering if I even know how to floss properly?  Am I doing it right?  I know that sounds kinda silly, right?  I mean, everyone knows how to floss, right? 

But do we really know how to floss?  Really, seriously... do we really know how to floss correctly?

Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser
Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser

Enter the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser.  First off, the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser just looks cool.  Much cooler than a spool of dental floss anyways, even mint flavored dental floss.

And it gets even better!

The description says the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser is 99.9% effective at plaque removal.  Bonus!

Remember plaque?  That bad stuff that sticks to your teeth and causes cavities and gum disease that the dental hygenist has to scratch off your teeth with that metal thing while your sitting there with your mouth cranked wide open for 45 minutes, spit running down your chin, trying to have a conversation that sounds like you have a tennis ball stuck in your mouth.

The Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser also says it’s 50% more effective than dental floss for improving gum health.  Bonus again!  I’m getting older, and my dentist says I need to pay attention to my gums. 

And if you’ve got braces, or kids with braces, it’s supposed to be 3X more effective as dental floss for cleaning around, in between, and in all the nooks and crannies of your teeth!  Bonus one more time!

Best of all, Waterpik guarantees you’ll have healthier gums in 14 days using the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser, or they’ll give you a full refund!

What did I have to lose?  The Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser sounded like a win-win situation to solve my hatred of flossing, and best of all, it was only $44 at Amazon with FREE shipping!

I LOVE Amazon because they have FREE shipping on almost anything over $25, and even better, Amazon has an ironclad, no hassle, returns policy.  I’ve NEVER had a problem returning anything to Amazon. 

So I ordered me up a Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser

My wife and I have been using it now for about 4 weeks, and we LOVE it!  After using it, not only do we both feel like our teeth are as clean as if we’d just got home from the dentist, it’s actually really fun to use too!  For the first time in my life, I actually look forward to flossing!

And as an added bonus, I no longer worry about whether I know how to floss properly!  The Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser is so simple to use, the question of how to floss properly never crosses my mind now. 

After using the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser for 4 weeks, my teeth feel cleaner, my wife says my breath is fresher, and my gums look great!  I almost can’t wait to go to the dentist again to see the look on his face when he sees how great a job of flossing I’m doing!  Almost...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Do you get wrist pain from using a mouse? This solved it for me...

As a professional photographer, avid Youtuber, and author, I'm on the computer a LOT!  

A few years ago I started to get a lot of pain in my right wrist (I'm right handed) from using a mouse all the time.  Not using the computer wasn't an option, so I started looking around for a solution.

The first thing I tried was a trackball mouse like this one.

It helped for a while, but it wasn't too long before the wrist pain returned, so I looked into other possible solutions.  That's when I came across the Wacom Graphics Tablets, or Pen Tablets as they're commonly referred to.

Several of my photographer friends were using them, and not only were solving wrist pain problems, it turns out that once you get used to them (they do take a short period of time to adjust to as they're quite different than a mouse), pen tablets are MUCH better for tasking like photo editing, drawing, illustrating, and other detailed work such as photographers, artists, illustrators, and others do.

I started out with an earlier version of this one, the Wacom Intuos4 Small (about 4"x6").  It's a smaller pen tablet, but it worked great!  My wrist pain disappeared, and I was really impressed with how much better the pen tablet was for photo editing.

As is usually the case, it wasn't long before I was interested in an up-grade. :-)  Call it the pitfalls of being a gadget nerd. :-)

The next tablet I bought was an earlier version of this one, the Wacom Intous4 Medium Graphics Tablet (about 6x8).  I still have mine several years later, and it still works great!  Even better, I haven't had any wrist pain for years!!!

In fact, I love my pen tablet so much, I added another small one for my laptop about a year ago.  I bought the Wacom Bamboo Graphics Tablet to use on my laptop as it was small and portable, and VERY reasonably priced!  

As an added bonus, I find myself using my laptop more often now that I have a pen tablet for it too!  This allows me more portability and flexibility on where I do my work, which is why I originally bought the laptop.  

If you're having wrist pain from using a mouse, I wholeheartedly encourage you to try a pen tablet.  It solved my wrist pain problems, and I actually found I MUCH prefer a pen tablet to a mouse for sheer ease of use.

Pen Tablets are just TOO Cool!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Need more hard drive storage space? This might be the COOLEST answer yet!

D-Link Sharecenter - the coolest way to get more hard drive storage

As a professional photographer and an avid Youtuber, I'm always running out of hard drive storage.  I've tried lots of things (you don't want to know how much I've spent on hard drive storage over the years!), but the coolest thing I've found yet is the D-Link Sharecenter.

D-Link Sharecenter - the coolest way to get more hard drive storage - top view

D-Link Sharecenter - the coolest way to get more hard drive storage - top view 2

The D-Link Sharecenter is slick, works like a charm, and is super easy to set-up.  Not only that, it work over your Wi-Fi network so all the laptops, desktops, iPads, iPods, and other devices that share your Wi-Fi can use it.

I love how easy it is to save a drawing or video I did on my iPad to the D-Link Sharecenter!  And then once saved to the Sharecenter, it's accessible from any of the computers and other devices on my home network.

Totally Cool!

What really blew me away is how little the D-Link Sharecenter costs!  $99 just seems ridiculously cheap for such an awesome little gadget.

Whether you're a photographer, videographer, Youtuber, or need more hard drive storage for any other reason, I highly recommend you check out the D-Link Sharecenter.  For the price, you just can't beat it!

The D-Link Sharecenter is just TOO Cool!  Get the best price on a D-Link Sharecenter here.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Watch TV Online for FREE with the Boxee!

Boxee - watch tv online for free

I don't know about you, but I constantly feel like I'm getting ripped off by the cable and satellite TV companies. The bill keeps getting bigger every month!

Here's a great way to liberate yourself from your cable or satellite tv bill by watching tv online for free!

The Boxee allows you to just that, and do it very easily. It's small, looks cool, and best of all, makes it super easy to watch tv online for FREE!

Boxee remote - watch tv online for free

More convenient than using a computer plugged into your television, the Boxee makes it simple to watch tv online. It's got a cool little 2 sided remote that has a full keyboard on one side.

You can watch tv online for free directly from any of the major networks website, or you can use the Boxee's custom menu to watch any of the over 900 shows listed or over 2,000 movies!

Boxee rear view - watch tv online for free

Not only does the Boxee let you watch tv online for FREE, it does it in style! This little thing is one of the coolest looking gadgets I've ever owned. It looks like something off a sci-fi movie or some black ops government thing. :-)

The Boxee is a great value at under $200.00! My satellite bill used to be almost $100.00 a month, so the Boxee basically paid for itself in 2 months! Now I watch tv online for FREE with NO monthly bills from those wankers at the cable and satellite tv companies. :-)

The Boxee is TOO COOL!  You can get the best price on the BOXEE here at Amazon.