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Does the Survival Bracelet Accessory make my paracord bracelet look too big?

on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

Who doesn’t appreciate a good paracord bracelet? No one right? But how can you make your paracord bracelet even more functional? The Survival Bracelet Accessory from CRKT may be a good start. Designed by Tom Stokes, the Survival Bracelet Accessory is made from injection molded, glass filled nylon that features a compass, a magnesium fire Read More…

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Plant your pencil stub and watch it grow!

on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

What do you do with a sad little pencil stub, other than throw it out?  You can plant it and watch herbs or flowers grow!  Plant the Sprout Pencil nubs, you’ll have edible herbs, marigold and calendula plants, or a wildflower bouquet.  Each kit comes with eight high-quality, sustainably-grown cedar pencils.  Each pencil has a seed Read More…

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This sleek, simple desk hides a lot of storage

on Monday, February 24th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

This sleek, modern desk will look at home in your home office or in your family room.  The Hollow-core ‘Connect-It’ White 48″ Tablet Desk‘s  simple design makes it look like a minimal work table for your laptop or tablet, but it opens up to reveal a lot of storage and functionality inside.  It has a Read More…

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Give your shoelaces the slip with ZIPPED

on Monday, February 24th, 2014
Posted in: Crowdfunded, Gear, News

We live in a fast paced world, so why shouldn’t our shoes. I mean tying and untying them just doesn’t make sense in this society of innovators. While shoes using the ZIPPED, an active indiegogo project, aren’t the Marty McFly shoes from Back to the Future, they are a nice alternative to tying your laces. Read More…

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Personal security alarms go high fashion

on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

Coming in Fall 2014, this line of jewelry from Cuff will allow you to create a safety link between you and your loved ones.  Each piece of jewelry incorporates the CuffLinc wireless device that connects with an app running on your iOS device that can send an alarm and a location to your loved ones. Read More…

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Levenger’s “old school meets new school” stylus pen

on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

Larry’s recent go-to gadget discussion of his old Rotring pen reminded me that Levenger has a pen that’s a bit reminiscent of those pens, but they cost much less than some of those old Rotrings on the secondary market.  Turns out that Levenger is having a sell this weekend on their L-Tech Plus Stealth Ballpoint Read More…

resqme rescue tool

I can rescue you if I have a resqme keychain rescue tool

on Sunday, February 16th, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, News, Tools

Ok, by now if you have been following my posts you may have surmised that I am a pocket tool/gadget freak, always longing for that next pocket tool/gadget fix. Today, I came across the resqme keychain rescue tool. Basically the resqme is two handy auto rescue tools on a keychain. The spring-loaded glass breaker is Read More…

Rotrin Quattro

Go-to gear discussion: pens, pencils, and styli

on Monday, February 10th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Gear

Next in the list of my go-to gear are writing implements.  I think I mentioned in a previous review, that I believe writing by hand has become a lost art form. That does not mean it will go away, but now days we are just as likely to see stylus-to-tablet as we are to see Read More…

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Not to put too fine a point on it…

on Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

This stylus from Suck UK (yes, that’s really the company name) isn’t designed for fine-line, precision drawing and data entry, but it looks fun enough to make it worth a try.  The Touch Point Stylus Pencil Topper, which looks a bit like Mickey Mouse’s hand, slides on the end of practically any stick-like object – Read More…

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Handcuffs are no match for the TIHK handcuff key

on Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

Remember Dave’s review of the Titanium Escape Ring, the ring with a built-in handcuff key? Well TIHK is another tool to add to your personal security EDC. TIHK stands for tiny inconspicuous handcuff key and it’s a small plastic universal handcuff key for Peerless style cuffs. It has a built-in clip that can be used Read More…

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This inkless pen is always at the ready

on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

I’ve seen miniature pens that you can wear on a keyring or even on a necklace;  the idea is that you always have a pen with you.  The problem with these small pens is that they have tiny ink reservoirs, so they quickly run out of ink.  With the Metal Inkless Pen + Key Ring Read More…

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Here’s the perfect alarm clock for Star Trek fans

on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Watches, Clocks

The Star Trek Enterprise Projection Alarm Clock from ThinkGeek will make a perfect decoration on the night table of any Star Trek fan.  It’s more than a decoration, though.  This model of the Enterprise NCC-1701 is an alarm clock that can project the time onto the ceiling.  When the alarm rings, the nacelles light up.  It Read More…

Just Mobile AluPen Twist L-1

Just Mobile AluPen Twist L stylus review

on Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

The digital age, what does that mean for writing instruments? Although, we seem to be trending away from the pen and pencil, we still have a need to use them in our everyday lives. With the advent of modern PDAs came the stylus, and while it did not replace the pen and pencil, it has Read More…

30-lantern

An emergency lantern that works for 30 days

on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

What with all the Arctic temperatures and snow this winter, I find my thoughts turning to power outages and emergency preparedness.  This 30-Day Emergency Lantern from Brookstone promises to keep you in the light even if you lose power.  The LED lantern has fourlight modes – low, medium, high, and flash – that can produce Read More…

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HDZ Concepts Titanium Wallet Sized Utility Bottle Opener and Pocket Multi Tool review

on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews, Tools

The world of pocket multi-tools seems to be never ending. They are made out of a variety materials such as stainless steel, carbon fiber, aluminum, or titanium with sizes and shapes only limited by the desired functions to be built into the multi-tool itself. Although I love a lot of these ingeniously designed multi-tools, sometimes Read More…

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Let Leia and Han proclaim your love

on Friday, January 24th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

Valentine’s Day isn’t far, far away, but you still have time to get your honey a set of cufflinks that proclaim your love in the coolest way possible.  The I Love You / I Know cufflinks are 0.75″ square, made of rhodium-plated base metal with enamel, and have a fixed back closure with a Star Read More…

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Keep your Apple TV in place with this holder

on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

I love my Apple TV, but I do have a couple of nitpicky problems.  First of all, that darned remote is very hard to keep up with because it’s so small.  Secondly, the Apple TV itself is so small and light that the heavy power and HDMI cables can pull it out of position in Read More…

enhance-nightlux

Keep this hand-cranked emergency lantern everywhere you need one

on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

The Enhance Nightlux EXP lamp works as a lantern or an LED flashlight, and it’s perfect for use camping or as an emergency light in your car or home.  You can charge the Nightlux lamp via USB; a fully charged battery will give you 40 minutes of lantern use (65 lumens) or 4.5 hours of Read More…

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Star Wars business card cases

on Monday, January 20th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

If the black Han Solo in cabonite business card case wasn’t for you, perhaps these will be more for your liking.  Amazon has several Kotobukiya Star Wars Business Card Holders that are being “offered for the first time outside of Japan.”  They have a “reflective metallic construction”, and they are embossed with R2-D2, storm trooper, Darth Read More…

Bpen

Make a stand for your smart device with the Bpen

on Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Multi-functional pens – how many are out on the market today? How many of us have them? The common themes among multi-functional pens is the ability to be used with today’s smart phones. They’ll have a pen on one end and a stylus on the other or on a cap. So how do you catch Read More…

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Combine a dinosaur and a meteorite a what do you get?

on Friday, January 17th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

No, not a dinosaur extinction event!  If you’re jewelrybyjohan, you’ll get a one-of-a-kind ring.  The Dinosaur Bone/Gibeon Meteorite ring featured in this Etsy shop is made of titanium, 14K gold, dinosaur bone from the Morrison Formation in Utah, and fragments of the Gibeon meteorite that has been etched with acid to reveal the crystal structure.  jewlerybyjohan says the Read More…

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OpticsPlanet opens up the world of Google Glass to those of us without perfect vision

on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

If you require eyeglasses, you may find that Google Glass’s frame won’t work in conjunction with your current glasses.  Luckily, an employee of OpticsPlanet was invited to try Google Glass (GG for short), and when he found he couldn’t wear them with his current glasses, he asked his company for a solution.  OpticsPlanet came up Read More…

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Strong Like Bull Magnets review

on Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

Magnets are useful and fun, affixing grocery lists and kid artwork to refrigerators the world over.  Brian Conti was tired of the work-issue magnets he was using to hang items from his office white board.  They were boring in appearance and weak in magnetic strength.  So he fired up his CAD software and designed, then Read More…

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Forget using a stylus – use your capacitive fingernail instead!

on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

I’ve had brief flirtations with having long nails over the years, but I find them to interfere with using my tech devices.  When they’re too long, they can cause typing errors by causing you to strike keys above the one you’re aiming for on your keyboard.  With capacitive devices, they can prevent you from being Read More…

Plinth Pocket Stand

Make your tablet stand and be seen with the Plinth pocket stand

on Monday, January 6th, 2014

Ah, the world of tablet devices. I love my iPad, but my problem with it is that it is not always convenient to use on the go. While I do have a Smart Cover for mine, it has its limitations, such as not being able to use your iPad in portrait mode. Plinth, a Kickstarter Read More…