Gear

bolt-locks-from-keyport

The Keyport Slide 2.0 already reduces the size of your keychain, but adding these Bolt locks will further reduce the number of keys you need to carry.  Each Bolt lock can be keyed to your car's key, so you can unlock all your Bolt locks with that single key.  You program the lock by inserting [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear
usbfan

The 2-in-1 micro USB Mini Fan from Brando is a cool (see what I did there) little fan that is powered via a USB connection. What makes it unique is the fact that you can plug it into a regular sized USB port on your computer, or you can slide out the micro USB connector [...]

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180-degree-triplelite-led-flashlight

Why use a flashlight that only lights a small circular area in front of you (top right image) when you could light up a full 180o around you (bottom right image)?  The TripleLite 180o Flashlight uses "patented technology and a Smart Widescreen LED Arrangement" to light a bigger, brighter area than standard flashlights can.  It has three [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
bluff-works-travel-pants

These slacks from Bluff Works can be worn at work or on your day off, and they offer special, secure pockets to protect your gear when you travel.  They have a couple of hidden zippered pockets - one in front to hold a passport and one in the back that can hold an oversized travel [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear
patchPALS

I'm a big fan of rucks (AKA backpacks), bags, pouches and other gear that utilizes webbing for customized, modular attachment. And since I'm also a big fan of Velcro-backed morale patches, PatchPALS by RuckWorks caught my eye. Elegant in its simplicity but clever in its function, it's basically a strip of Velcro with four wing-like tabs [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Gear, News
Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 8.47.17 AM

Drinking plenty of water everyday is a pretty basic way to stay healthy and feel good.  I have known this for years, and I still can't manage to drink the recommended amount on a daily basis.  There is hope for me.  HidrateMe begins shipping in December of this year. It's a 24 oz. smart water bottle that, when [...]

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build-on-brick-bookends

Get yourself some bookends you can build on!  The Build On Brick Bookends not only keep your books tidy on your shelves, they serve as a base for building base compatible with most bricks (LEGO, PixelBlocks, Mega Bloks, KRE-O, or K'NEX Bricks).  Like many bookends, these have metal plates that slide under your books, DVDs, CDs, [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, Miscellaneous, News

I once worked with a man who would build up such a static charge that dot-matrix printers would actually start ejecting paper as he walked by.  I don't know if anything could make him less lethal to delicate electronic equipment, but this Anti-Static Hand Lotion from Rainbow Technology might work to protect your devices.  Rainbow [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News
anchor-headphone-holder

With The Anchor Under-Desk Headphone Mount, your headphones have a safe play to hang without adding another piece of equipment to your desk top.  The Anchor is mounted on the underside of the desk using "the same 3M adhesive GoPro trusts to mount their cameras to surfboards and helmets", so you know it will hold.  The Anchor [...]

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WatchDots-for-apple-watch-sport

Have you noticed that, in addition to the white plastic charger instead of the metal charger, the Apple Watch Sport also is missing the colored dot on the top of the Digital Crown that's found on both the Watch and the Watch Edition models?  It doesn't change the function of the Digital Crown, but it [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Watches, Clocks
tooletries-hard-side-travel-kit

If a soft-sided travel kit just can't handle the job of protecting your toiletries for travel, you need to step up to the Tooletries travel kits.  These hard-sided cases have removable silicone netting inside to prevent your items from shifting during travel, and the waterproof neoprene lining adds protective cushioning and protects the contents of [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear
wind-n-go-emergency-light

The Wind 'n Go Vers-A-Light is a rechargeable LED lantern that can serve as a hand-held flashlight, camping light, reading light, or an emergency light.  You can carry it or hang it by its loop handle, or you can attach it to metal items with its built-in magnets.  It has 16 white LEDs that operate [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
hang-o-matic-2

Yes, the name sounds like something you'd see being sold on TV in the middle of the night, but the Hang-O-Matic looks like a useful tool if you have a lot of pictures or artwork to hang.  It has a built-in metal tape that measures up to 6 feet, and there's a sliding bubble level [...]

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upright-bike-stand

We've shown you a couple of bike racks that let you store your bike on the wall to free up space on the floor, but those require you to lift your bike up to the hook.  If you have a ultra-light, high-tech bike, that's maybe not so bad, but not everyone has the lightweight bikes. [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
slide-minimalist-wallet-2

The SLIDE wallet is a successful Kickstarter project that's now available for purchase by all.  The SLIDE is a minimalist wallet that can hold up to eight cards.  Keep the most used cards at the front and back to easily grab; a notch on one bottom corner allows you to easily push up one of [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Wallets
mantry-gifts

Earlier in the year, I told you about Mancrates.  These are gifts for the cigar smoker, gamer, poker player, wet shaver, and other types of men (and women) that come packed in wooden crates.  Part of the fun of the Mancrates gifts was getting to pry open the wooden crates.  There's another company, Mantry, that [...]

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bluetooth-ericofon

I love Mid-Century Modern architecture, furniture, and interior decor.  I used to have one of the coolest Mid-Century telephones ever created - the Ericsson Ericofon.  It looked unlike any other phone that came before it; it was sleek, modern, and colorful.  I used mine for a while as an extension phone because the ringer didn't work, but [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
star-wars-droid-wedding-ring

We recently told you about a Star Wars lightsaber engagement ring, now here's a Star Wars Droid wedding ring that will work for men or women.  The ring is from PaulMichaelDesign on Etsy; he also made the Goodbye Old Friend LLAP necklace (tribute to Leonard Nimoy and Mr. Spock) and the Boldly Going Somewhere... Starship Enterprise ring. [...]

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Gekkopod

So, you're an on the go type of person who loves to take pictures. The problem is picture ops come up when you least expect them or when you're not prepared with a tripod or selfie stick. The Gekkopod, a Kickstarter project by Gal and Boaz Zucker, may be the perfect portable solution to your [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Gear, News
thermacell-heated-insoles-6

I spend a great deal of time on my feet walking around.  And a great deal of that time is spent outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold.  About a year ago while I was walking around in the freezing cold and unable to feel my toes, I had a dream.  I dreamed that one [...]

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