Outdoors

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LEDs aren't just for flashlights in your pocket or lightbulbs in your home. They can also be an easy way to add some flare to your garden without having to run wires or even use electricity to power them. Today we are going to take a look at 3 different solar powered LED garden lights [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

The eco-friendly citronella oil mosquito repellent wristband from SourceSquare contains no DEET. It uses 100% natural Citronella oil, which is non-toxic and is safe to use by small children. These adjustable bracelets claim to be effective for up to 240 hours. I'm wondering if they just repel mosquitoes from your wrist or your whole body [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
bosch

Built for the job / construction site, the Bosch Power Box 360 is one tough radio / sound system. It was first introduced in 2004, but has been updated with two new models that retain the signature roll-cage design. Both have a 5 speaker design with an integrated sub woofer. They have a special weather [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
ionic_clean_19

The HomeRight Iconic Clean Washing System is a large blue canister that takes your tap water and turns it into de-ionized (DI) water. The canister has a 20 foot hose with a soft bristle brush attached, and a three way (Off - Bypass - DI) switch on the end. You're supposed to be able to [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Miscellaneous, Reviews
The Vandal backpack by Mission Workshops.  The first, best and last backpack you will need.

There are backpacks and then there are BACKPACKS.  I love backpacks, always have.  I’m the ultimate Bag Lady in that I just love all kinds of bags.  I’m not “fashionista” in that I carry around a Coach bag with all the Cs all over it or a Louis Vuitton with the tapestry logo.  No. Seriously, [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Laptops and Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
neuton-duracell

When it's a Duracell-Powered Neuton mower which can be charged on only 10 cents worth of electricity. Neuton's are the quietest lawn mowers available and are powered by a rechargeable 24 or 36-Volt Duracell battery so they don’t require gas or oil, which means no more messy, smelly stuff on your hands and clothes. They [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

LED Sporting Goods

These use LEDs for illumination

What could be more fun than smacking a birdie into your friend's eyeball or dropping a horseshoe on your foot? Doing it in the dark!  Finally it looks like manufacturers have begun to put some good use to LED lights.  These two implementations, from Impact, look pretty cool and there are other such types of [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
magic-wheel

If skateboards, inline skates and bicycles no longer excite you, combine all their elements and check out the Magic One Wheel from Brando. I'd probably break my neck trying it out, but it looks like it would be a lot of fun. The price is a little spendy though at $222.00.

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
altus-lumen-gre

AltusLumen has just launched their latest LED product: the LightGear Gre. It's an 18-in-1 LED light with built-in survival tools that make it handy for campers, hikers, travelers and other outdoor enthusiasts. The flashlight has 4 LEDs that output 80 lux. The tools include an aluminum whistle, a storage compartment for storing items like needles [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
vibramfivefingers

One of the interesting purposes of the Vibram FiveFinger foot glove (floove?) is to allow the user to walk or run shoeless yet avoid toe hazards such as rocks, glass, thistles and other callous-causing objects.  There are several different models designed for various activities including running, hiking, and kayaking. Some people are of the opinion [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The Exotac MATCHCAP is a waterproof aluminum match holder can carry all sizes of matches from standard kitchen matches to NATO lifeboat matches and even the extended length matches sold by REI. It has a dual-striker design so that you can use safety matches, strike-anywhere matches, or a combination of two. An O-ring keeps both [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News

Sanyo Eneloop Kairo Review

Not too long ago Julie posted a news spotlight on Sanyo’s Eneloop Kairo hand warmer.  I love the beauty of winter but hate the cold.  I always enjoy going outside with my big coat with many pockets to keep my gadgets in, but my hands are always cold even with gloves!  So I went out [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Orbitwheel skates

Orbitwheels are an interesting cross between inline skates and a skateboard. Just flip out the foot platform, step in and away you go. They look a bit awkward to use since you can only roll sideways, but what do I know, I can't even skate using regular roller blades ;) Orbitwheels are available for $99.95.

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

How about a rolling beverage cooler that you can control with a handheld remote control? Is this the product for obese tailgate party attendants or brilliant geeky party hosts? Either way, it's a fun product that has room for 12 cans or bottles with ice. It can roll up to 40 feet from the host [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News, Reviews
sanyo-eneloopkairo

Sanyo's eneloop Kairo (‘eneloop’ = ‘energy’ + ‘loop’ and ‘kairo’ = ‘pocket heat’ (translated from Japanese) may sound like a weird name for a product, but your hands won't care. They will love this small rechargeable hand warmer that is great for indoors or outdoors. It has high and low settings at 38˚C (102˚F) and [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
faucetlock

This morning I was taking a shower when I noticed a drop in the water pressure.  We have an old house, and this always happens when someone turns on the water somewhere else in the house - but no one else was using any water.  After a couple of minutes, the water pressure returned to [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News

Here's a nifty gadget for your gear bag. It's a replica of a hobo knife from the early 1900's. This one from W.R. Case has a bone handle with a knife, spoon and a fork with a can opener. It's pretty expensive at around $80 or so at various online retailers. However, I did find [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
h2only

The H2Only 25 oz. water bottle from US Canteen has a built in Ionic-Adsorption Micro-Filtration system that removes toxic chemicals, detergents, pesticides, and agricultural waste, as well as dissolved solids such as arsenic, aluminum, zinc, asbestos, copper, lead, mercury, and chromium 6. It also removes dirt, sediment, E-Coli Bacteria, DDT, MTBE, Benzene, and Chloroforms, which [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

If you have ever wanted to get up close and personal with a hummingbird, you now have your chance with the Wearable Hummingbird Feeder from Heatstick.com. It's a head mounted face shield with a feeding tube built into the forehead of the mask. The mask and helmet are painted Red to attract the hummingbirds, while [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
aquapod

Summer may be officially over, but that doesn't mean that you can't still play outside. Need some motivation? How about the Aquapod Water Bottle Launcher. It's the first professionally manufactured bottle launcher on the market that can launch a 2-liter plastic bottle up to 100 feet in the air. Get yours for $24.99. Full press [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets