Motorola Citrus gets pricing and availability

Verizon Wireless has just announced the pricing and availability of the Motorola Citrus, which is billed as one of a few eco-friendly Android smartphones. The Citrus will go on sale starting November 11, for $49.99 after a $100 rebate and a new two-year service agreement.

As a reminder, the Motorola Citrus is purportedly made out of 25 percent post-consumer plastic and is made without PVC and BFR. It's an entry-level handset that ships with Android 2.1 and only EV-DO Rev. 0. It also has a 3-inch QVGA display, a 3-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, and stereo Bluetooth.

Motorola goes green with the Citrus

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Motorola Citrus is just as green as the Android logo, or at least that's what Motorola wants you to believe. The Citrus is getting touted as one of a few eco-friendly Android phones, as it is made out of 25% post consumer plastic and is PVC and BFR free. The overall feel of the phone is that of a simple entry-level smartphone, and indeed that's what it is. It ships with Android 2.1 and has only EV-DO Rev. 0. Other details of the phone are a 3-inch QVGA display, a 3 megapixel camera, … Read more

Verizon adds two new Motorola Android phones (updated with specs, photos)

SAN FRANCISCO -- In addition to the trio of new Android handsets for AT&T, Motorola also announced two new Android phones for Verizon Wireless. They are the Motorola Droid Pro and the Motorola Citrus.

The Droid Pro is different from both the Droid X and the Droid 2 in that it is a candy-bar-style device with a QWERTY keyboard on the front in addition to a rather large touch screen. More notably, it is also the first global Android phone from Verizon Wireless, meaning it can work with both CDMA and GSM networks.

The Motorola Citrus is the … Read more

A lemon wedge for every purpose

I always have a couple of lemons on hand: I might need a couple of wedges to toss into a pitcher of ice tea or to serve with a seafood dish. With the Citrus Wedger, turning those lemons from whole fruit into wedges is just a matter of pushing down once. You get six wedges and don't even have to try to cut a lemon rolling around on your cutting board. Of course, you can use the Citrus Wedger with other fruits. A few perfectly sliced lime wedges will go particularly well with your cocktails. It's a useful … Read more

Keeping it simple with the Cuisinart Citrus Juicer

Sometimes it's the simple things. After a weekend that has most likely been filled with ribs, hotdogs, chips and dips, a welcome retreat from the fatty and greasy is necessary. At times like these, I crave juice. Lots of juice. Super-size juice. Freshly squeezed, please. Nothing beats the healthy feeling that comes from drinking a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. You don't even have to spend the day recovering from Super Bowl food to enjoy; juice is great at anytime.

This Cuisinart Citrus Juicer (which even somewhat resembles a football) could be the solution for your Super … Read more

Squeeze-Me juicer: Stress relief for cooks

If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I'm slightly obsessed with finding the perfect method for extracting juice from citrus. So I was excited to see the Squeeze-Me lemon juicer as I was browsing the Mighty Haus shopping blog.

The device bears a disconcerting resemblance to a nasal aspirator, but it actually consists of two pieces. Drop a half-lemon into the bulb, reattach the tip, and give the lemon a good squeeze. The Squeeze-Me catches seeds so you're free to sprinkle lemon juice on your food with abandon.

My enthusiasm waned, though, when … Read more

Squeeze your citrus in style

Cooking is as much about presentation as it is about taste, at least in my home. And presentation is absolutely affected by the quality of your kitchen tools.

For years, my husband and I kept this citrus juicer on the kitchen counter because it looked good. Unfortunately, it wasn't easy to use, requiring a lot of brute strength, and the juice tended to go all over the place because it was difficult to position a cup or bowl directly underneath.

The Rosendahl lemon juicer, created by Danish designers Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbaek seems to be a better solution. … Read more

More than one way to juice a lemon

If you want a little splash of lemon or lime juice for your tea, you might be tempted to make do with one of those plastic facsimiles. But two Danish designers have come up with a more elegant solution: a stainless steel twist that you can screw directly into a fresh lemon or lime. Give the citrus a squeeze to coax a little juice from it. You can also leave the twist inside the lemon when you return it to the fridge, so fresh juice is always a squeeze away.

Need more juice? Look to this concept juicer from designer … Read more