Gear

foldingbags

Minimalists will love these foldable bags that roll up into a palm sized bundle that you can hang from your keychain when you're not using them to hold your gear. For those of you who don't like to carry a messenger bag, backpack or duffle bag all the time, these foldable bags are perfect for [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Gear, News
the-hobbit-moleskine-notebook

The Hobbit Limited Edition Clothbound Notebook from Moleskine is the perfect gift for any Middle Earth aficionado.  This is a large-sized Moleskine, measuring 5" X 8.25".  It's covered in a nutmeg fabric, and the front is decorated with a graphic that looks like a page from Bilbo's own diary.  Inside are 336 ruled pages, seven reproductions of [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
Fidelis Tool

Oh pocket mini tools how do I love thee, let me count the ways. Ok so I may or may not be that bad when it comes to these things, but I have to say I do love a good pocket mini tool. With that in mind I have come across the Fidelis Tool, a [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear
tec-retreev

The RETREEV Compact Retrieval Tool from TEC Accessories is a tool that any spy, ninja or MacGyver wannabe would love to add to their collection of gear. The RETREEV looks like a small flashlight, but it's actually a grappling hook that will fit in your pocket. It's made of aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum with a [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
qlipter

Carabiners are handy clips that allow you to attach items together, but the Qlipter goes one step farther by combined a carabiner with a 360º hook. The Qlipter (say it like "clipter") is a multi-purpose tool made of a light weight, durable aircraft grade aluminum alloy. It is available in 5 colors and features a [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
hammacher-lighted-gloves

The Light Casting Gloves will keep your hands warm this winter.  They have a "wind- and water-resistant outer shell, polyester insulation that keeps hands warm, and a brushed tricot lining that is soft and smooth against hands."  They also have a synthetic leather palm for improving your grip and elastic at the wrist to keep [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
mr-spock-business-card-holder

Devoted fans of Mr. Spock will love this business card holder.  The Bronze Spock Business Card Holder is apparently only bronze colored, because it is made of Polystone.  It measures 4.25" x 2.5" x 6.5".  It shows Spock's hand in his famous Vulcan salute, and the base displays his "live long and proper" salutation.  You can [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
ring-stylus

All the single ladies and gents who like to use a stylus but who can never find the thing when they want it need the Ring Stylus from Kikkerland Design. This stylus fits a size 8 finger, or you can wear it on a keyring or around your neck on a chain, so you'll always [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Styluses
scottevest-2-pocket-underwear

It will take a special, ultra-determined, and skillful pickpocket to snag your phone or passport while they are stored in these SCOTTeVEST Travel Boxers.  The underwear is made of a nylon/lycra blend with Aegis Microbe Shield, an "antimicrobial treatment that inhibits the growth of microbes, such as bacteria, mold, and mildew that can cause stains, [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
blackout-buddy-h2o

I recently reviewed the Eton Blackout Buddy, which is a combination night light, emergency pathway lighting, and flashlight in one compact unit.  It's a great way to have a flashlight in your home with constantly charged batteries when you need one.  Eton's new Blackout Buddy H2O is a perfect flashlight for your emergency kit in [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear
thinkgeek-costume-hoodies

With ThinkGeek's costume hoodies, you can have a great Halloween costume without too much work.  They have a variety of designs, from a medieval knight's armor to a ninja to Harley Quinn to the zombie seen above.  Some of the hoodies can be zipped over the face to complete the costume; mesh panels over the eyes and [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Kid Gadgets, News
ebay-emergency-preparedness-5

This post is brought to you by eBay. All opinions are 100% mine. September is Emergency Preparedness month, and it's time to think about what you and your family will do if disaster strikes.  Not all emergencies are of the end-0f-the-world or zombie-apocalypse scale.  They can be on a smaller scale, but just as potentially [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
nokero-solar-bulb-2

I don't know if this is the world's only solar light bulb, but the Nokero Solar Light Bulb certainly looks useful for off-grid situations.  It charges its AA-sized NiMH batteries with a high-efficiency solar panel, and it can provide 6+ hours of 13.5 lumens of light from its four LEDs.  The bulb has a shatter-resistant polycarbonate globe, [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
covert-compass-2

Which of these objects does not belong? Would you be surprised if I told you they are all compasses, even the nickel? It's true. The nickel that you see in the image above is actually the Covert Escape Compass from Shomer-Tec. I was intrigued to learn how an ordinary nickel could be used as a [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Reviews
lens-friend-2

The Lens Friend is a strip of silicone with magnets embedded in each end; when it's folded in the middle, the ends grip together.  You can fold them over your shirt pocket, a collar, or your bag.  It has three 0.5" loops on one end for you to slip one of the temples of your [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
seven-year-flashlight-2

The Seven Year Flashlight from Hammacher Schlemmer is a rechargeable flashlight that can hold a charge for seven years.  It has "specially-designed nickel metal hydride batteries that minimize power loss, ensuring reliable, full-power light for seven years on a single charge."   It produces 200 lumens of light for 6 hours on a full charge, [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
herrington-catastrophe-backpack-2

The Catastrophe Backpack from Herrington is equipped to help you withstand a disaster or to help you assist in recovery efforts.  It has 14 pockets and sleeves that come loaded with a lot of gear:  poncho; thermal blanket; respirator mask; personal hygiene and medical first aid kits; signal mirror and whistle; compass and magnifying glass; [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Gear, News
champ-emergency-preparedness-1

Were you aware that it is National Preparedness Month?  Are you part of the sixty percent of Americans determined by the American Red Cross that are wholly unprepared for a disaster?  Emergencies don't have to be huge things, like hurricanes, tornados, or floods; they can be smaller things like car accidents or smaller damages to your [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
survival-pucks-2

Each of these little 3.25" diameter X 1.1" thick canisters contain emergency supplies.  The containers are made of 5000-series aluminum and have knurled screw-on lids; they are waterproof and have waterproof labels.  When you pull the label off, the the lid is a serviceable signal mirror.  What's inside these little canisters are the kits that can [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
quake-kare-pet-emergency-preparedness-kits-2

If you live in areas prone to natural disasters, you probably have made some preparations for emergencies.  Do you have an survival kit for your pet?  Quake Kare sells survival kits for dogs and cats, filled with products you'll need to keep your pet healthy and fed until things start to return to normal.  The kits come [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Pet Gadgets