Garry Kolb

After a successful 35-year career in information technology in mid-Michigan, I am now happily retired and living the dream life in The Villages, Florida with my fun-loving and very tolerant wife of over 35 years. When not playing golf, pickleball or water volleyball, I like amazing our neighbors with our automated home and fiddling with new gadgets.

EP Design Lab E.P.Light review

REVIEW – Lightbulbs have been around for years.  Thanks to Thomas Edison and his publicity and marketing genius, we are all familiar with the traditional, screw-in incandescent lightbulb. Of course, lately, incandescents have fallen out of favor due to their inherent energy inefficiency and have been all but replaced by LED bulbs.  These satisfy our …

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Pizza by peddle – Dominos partners with Rad Power Bikes for delivery

NEWS – Dominos, the largest global pizza company (based on retail sales), and Rad Power Bikes, North America’s largest e-bike brand, have partnered to provide your pizza fix by peddle (and electric) power. Pizza delivery in the US is generally done by car.  Around the world, however, and in some large US cities, bikes rule …

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HOMIEE BP1003 blood pressure monitor review

REVIEW -Remember in The Lion King, when the hyenas, Shenzi, Banzai and Ed, say, “Mufasa” “Ooooo, do it again” “Mufasa” “Ooooooo” “Mufasa, Mufasa, Mufasa” It’s just fun to say.  Kinds of like, “sphygmomanometer”.  OK, maybe that’s a little more difficult than “Mufasa”, but it’s still a fun word.  What is it, you ask?  That’s the …

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CookPerfect wireless meat thermometer review

REVIEW – Is anything better than a perfectly cooked meal? The main course, done exactly to your liking, makes for the perfect dining experience. But, how do you know when your main course is done?  And, what if folks like things done to different levels?  CookPerfect can help with its dual-probe wireless meat thermometer. What …

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Leatherman Free T4 pocket multi-tool review

REVIEW – How many times have you needed something – a screwdriver, knife, something to pry with?  One solution is to carry the well-known Swiss army knife, but those tend to be bulky and heavy. That need led to the creation of multitools – small, pocketable tools and Leatherman is at the forefront of that …

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You can’t improve bubble wrap. 3M, hold my beer and watch this…

NEWS – Bubble wrap – arguably the greatest invention for protecting packages, not to mention providing hours of satisfying popping fun.  How could you possibly improve on that?  I mean, shipping items is pretty simple – get a box, put in your item to ship, pad it completely with some bubble wrap, get out your …

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2020 Corvette goes mid-engine and high-tech

NEWS – Chevrolet has finally announced the long-anticipated 2020 Corvette with a brand new mid-engine design.  Moving the engine behind the seats changes the overall weight and balance of the vehicle for better overall performance.  This has long been the case in exotic supercars like Ferrari and McLaren for the well-healed that can afford $100K …

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Sony’s new WF-1000XM3 wireless noise canceling headphones give you all of the music with none of the noise

NEWS – Sony is bringing their “A” game with their new WF-1000XM3 headphones.  Fully wireless, the earbud style headphones are fully wireless, provide long battery life and my holy grail for headphones – noise cancellation. With dual microphones on each earbud, the headphones pick up noise in both the forward and backward directions along with …

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Hunt22 tiny UV flashlight has the power to gross you out

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – There is a whole invisible world out there.  Some of it is cool, some of it is eewww.  If you’re inclined to want to see it all, the Hunt22 UV micro flashlight wants to help bring it all into view. Billed as the world’s coolest UV flashlight, the Hunt22 is indeed tiny. …

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Not content to just supply flying robot overlords, DJI starts ground assault with the Robomaster S1

NEWS – Flying drone market leader, DJI, is beginning phase two of their robot overlord project with a ground-based robot – the Robomaster S1. Billed as an educational tool, the Robomaster S1 is an assemble-yourself robot designed to get today’s youth, or really anyone, excited about the possibilities of robotic technology. The S1, short for …

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