Gear

quirky-upwrite

The Upwrite stylus does more than just allow you to write and swipe on a capacitive touchscreen.  You can also twist the stylus point to open up the end of the stylus.  Hook the opening over the side of your phone, and the Upwrite becomes a kickstand.  While you have the end of the stylus open, [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Styluses
cork-globe

Marking your travels by sticking a pushpin into a flat paper map is so passe!  Now you can mark your past and future travels directly on this 10” cork globe illustrated with simplified but clearly drawn continents and countries.  The globe is supported on a stainless steel base, and it even comes with some pins to [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Geek Toys, Home, Kitchen, News

If you have trouble coming up with the perfect gift for the men in your life, head on over to Mancrates for some great, fun ideas.  Many of these gifts are packed in actual wooden crates that require a crowbar to open.  (Don't worry if you don't have a crowbar laying around; one is provided [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
lightsaber-engagement-ring-2

Star Wars fan or not, this is truly a beautiful ring!  I'm not sure how comfortable it would be to wear because of the shape of the "lightsaber hilt" portion of the band, but the emeralds and diamonds are gorgeous.  The colors are based on Luke Skywalker's lightsaber, and the Lightsaber Engagement Ring is made [...]

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triple-bar-set

You can take three of your favorite beverages with you in this luxurious Daines and Hathaway Triple Bar Set.  The round case is made of premium leather with a suede lining;  it has a shoulder strap for easy carrying.  Perfectly fitted inside are three stainless steel flasks and three stainless cups.  The strap can be [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear
six-mile-pencils-2

Do you ever feel that you have written so much that it must measure in miles?  With these pencils from Lyon & Lyon, you'd know that you had written six miles when you've used up one of these Six Mile Pencils.  They are made by Chambers, one of the last remaining pencil manufacturers in England. [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
edc-020315-1

Last week I posted a gadget diary entry with a long overdue update to my EDC (every day carry) gear. That was my before post and today is my after post. I performed an audit by consolidated and simplifying the gear I actually use. Here are the results. When you carry a medium to large sized messenger bag like I [...]

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Posted in: Articles, Gear
edc-012515

I can't believe that it's been almost 2 years since I posted my EDC setup. Time sure flies when you're having fun reviewing gadgets! I recently decided that it's time to downsize the gear that I carry with me everyday because my bag has been gaining weight for awhile now and I'm starting to really notice when I [...]

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hexstyli-multi-pen

The Olixar HexStyli 6-in-1 Stylus Pen  provides you with both a pen and a capacitive stylus, as you'd expect.  It also has a ruler etched on one side in inches and another in millimeters on another for quick measurements, and it has a bubble level in the barrel for hanging pictures and other small jobs. [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear, Styluses
Leatherman Tread

You have the perfect watch, but what about the perfect watchband? The folks at Leatherman have thought of this and have come up with the new Leatherman Tread. The idea came from Ben Rivera (President of Leatherman) when he was stopped at Disneyland security for carrying his Skeletool. The Tread is designed to be worn [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Watches, Clocks
revolve-chair-with-speakers

This is not the typical folding outdoor chair!  Although the rEvolve chair does fold up into a carry bag, that's where the similarities end with most outdoor chairs.  The rEvolve has a swivel base, so you can turn from side and side - even a full 3600 - and never miss the action of a game. [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
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Do you find yourself having to constantly move the flashlight around when you're walking at night to see what's ahead and to make sure you're not going to trip over something?  With the Nightlighter Flashlight, you'll be able to light up both directions without moving your hand.  The Nightlighter looks about the size and shape of [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
quirky-plug-hub-2

Are you almost afraid to put your feet under your desk because it looks like a snake's den of cables under there?  With the Plug Hub from Quirky, you'll be able to tame that cable mess.  The Plug Hub is a 10.5" L x 3.5" W x 9.5" H black plastic box with a tray [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
colter-know-your-knots-bandana

Most everybody has used a bandana.  They are useful for many things - tying back your hair, tied around your head to act as a sweat catcher when you're working or playing hard outdoors, wrapping up things in your bag...  Now they can even serve as a reference guide.  The Know Your Knots Bandana from [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
rechargeable-hand-warmer

If your hands are always cold as ice, you need one of these rechargeable hand warmers.  (My daughter needs one; her hands are always as cold as ice.)  Its lithium-ion battery charges from USB power, and then it can provide you with up to 6 hours of heat (up to a maximum of 130oF) to [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
DesignLiner

If you like to draw or design you know how much of a pain it is to switch between different tools to make shapes or curved lines. The Charles Williams Company realized this and came up with the Design Liner, a current Kickstarter project. Made out of stainless steel, the Design Liner incorporates such things [...]

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Liquid Key Caddy review

Liquid Key Caddy-1

It is not often that I get a chance to review a product before it is available to consumers for their purchase. But the other day I got a nice surprise from the postman and the folks at Liquid (an Australian group),with their new Key Caddy, a follow-up Kickstarter project to the Liquid Wallet that I [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
lidlash

The LidsLash from Common Sense Inventions Inc. is an easy to use clip that can attach to almost any hat to hold your sunglasses in place when you're not wearing them. Instead of putting your glasses over your hat only to have them fall on the ground when you bend over, the LidsLash uses rare [...]

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HedgeHog

A comb, there's an item I don't see everyday. I am sure they are still around but they aren't as cool as the once were. The HedgeHog, a Kickstarter project from Zootility Tools may make combs cool again. The HedgeHog is a comb designed to also function as a multi-too, or is it a multi tool [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear
ibill-money-identifier

The iBill scans US currency in just a couple of seconds and indicates to the user what the denomination of the bill is.  It identifies most bills in less than a second, and it will announce the denomination in a female voice or will use tone and vibration modes for privacy, or you can plug [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Pocket Gear