Gadgets: A better way to tie those little shoes

1:04 PM, Feb 5, 2014   |    comments
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KUSA - It's one of the trickiest things a little guy or girl will ever have to do: tying those shoes for the very first time. But we've got a Gadget, designed to make it easy as pie.

EZ Leaps

Eileen Sloan, a former first grade teacher, came up with the idea after seeing little ones struggle. It's an easy-to-use plastic card that holds shoe laces in place as "pause points."

It pops off the shoe and presto-chango, the laces are tied.
There are a dozen colorful designs. It hangs from the backback to take to school. Sloan suggests them as a neat gift for birthday goodie bags. Learn more at

Teck Ties

A Castle Rock inventor came up with this idea. It's a microfiber back-filled tie that works to clean your cell phone, iPad or laptop.
The inventor got the idea from watching a guy at church struggling to clean a mobile device.  Each tie is made from a high quality micro-swade fabric. Learn more at


The SoundGlow is a Bluetooth Candle Speaker. The flickering, flameless candle is a safe alternative to traditional candles. The built-in speaker lets you stream music wirelessly from your phone or tablet.

Flash Magicstick

The Flash Magicstick is a portable charger and flashlight in one. Designed to fit in a pocket, purse or bag, it safely charges your phone or other mobile device when you're away from an outlet.

Smart Sizzors

The Smart Sizzors are multi-function scissors for many general purpose uses in the home, kitchen, office or workshop. Their hardened, curved blades are razor-sharp. The maker say they'll cut things other scissors won't, and will even open bottles, crush garlic and crack nuts.  Available at 

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