Upon unboxing the Eureka SuctionSeal Pet AS1104A, it is hard to ignore the vacuum cleaner's size, which is enormous. This Eureka is not just statuesque, however, but also thoughtfully designed and a strong performer. At $199.99, the Eureka is a reasonably priced vacuum, especially given its performance and accessories. Because of its SuctionSeal technology, this model excelled with fine particulates, but it also performed acceptably on all floor types due, in large part, to a dial that adjusts the height of the brushroll. This dial offers a variety of choices, ranging from bare floors to high-pile carpet, giving … Read more
Chris Larsen started Northcoast Audio in 2010 because he loves selling hi-fi and home theater gear. He also loves living in Eureka, a town of 30,000 people in California. It's five hours north of San Francisco, and seven hours south of Portland, Ore. Larsen admits, "We're about three hours away from anything." Which makes it only that much more remarkable that Northcoast Audio isn't the only place to buy hi-fi or home theater gear in Eureka, Larsen faces competition from another brick-and-mortar shop! That's incredible, Circuit City is gone, Best Buy's future … Read more
LAS VEGAS--The startup scene at CES this year was vibrant--although it was sometimes hard to tell.
The Consumer Electronics Association gave startups their own area this time around, called Eureka Park. It spanned two big rooms in The Venetian, far away from the main convention center and from most of the exhibitors. The goal was to let fledgling businesses participate in the massive show without getting lost amid the big boys.
In that sense, Eureka Park was a success. The booths, 10 feet by 10 feet, cost $1,000, a quarter the price for the same space in the main … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Most of the attention at CES, naturally, is on the big guns: Microsoft, Samsung, LG, Sony, and on and on.
And then there's Eureka Park.
This is CES' first big attempt at creating a place specifically for startups. It takes up a couple of big rooms in the Venetian Hotel. I walked around this morning, while many of the exhibitors were just setting up. There are 96 in all, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
It's almost summer, and we know how popular camping is with Cravers. We think it ranks right up there with a root canal.
But fear not, CrackBerry addicts, there's at least a glimmer of hope in the "Eureka N!ergy Tent." It may not save you from bears, mosquitoes and snoring camp mates, but GeekSugar says it does have three 12-volt plugs that can be connected to a separately sold power pack to keep all your gadgets juiced no matter how remote the wilderness.
Be warned, though: The large size is supposedly designed for eight people (… Read more