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 39 years. When not playing golf, pickleball, or water volleyball, I like amazing our neighbors with our automated home and fiddling with new gadgets.

Ulike Sapphire AIR+ Dark Green IPL hair removal handset review – shining a light on hair removal

REVIEW – What is it about hair?  It seems to not grow where you want it to and then, it grows where you don’t want it to.  While I can’t help with growing hair, I can shine a light on hair removal – literally.  The Ulike Sapphire AIR+ Dark Green IPL hair removal handset uses …

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Bob and Brad leg compression massager with heat review – putting the squeeze on achy legs

REVIEW – Tired and achy legs.  When you’re active, they come with the territory.  When you’re old and active, the territory seems to get much larger.  If only I had a masseuse on standby that could come over at a moment’s notice to give me a nice foot/calve/thigh compression massage.  Hey – even better, if …

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Didamoda Hnatuy Hero-X automatic skeleton watch review – see your time in action

REVIEW – I’m a watch guy.  I have a collection of wonderful (and expensive) watches.  There are times when you want to wear a great-looking watch but not an expensive one. Today’s review fits that bill – the Hnatuy Hero-X watch from Didamoda. I’ve reviewed several watches here at The Gadgeteer.  Of all those, this …

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Sunmaki 316 1800w induction cooktop review – Better cooking with magnets

REVIEW – Cooking with magnets.  It almost conjures up an image of Wylie E. Coyote and a huge Acme magnet trying again to capture and fricassee that roadrunner.  We’re going for something a little more civilized and will be looking at the Sunmaki 316 portable induction cooktop.  No coyotes or roadrunners were injured in the …

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Olight Baton 3 Pro Max flashlight review – big light from a little package

REVIEW – Gadgeteers love their everyday carry (EDC) gear.  Here’s an entry to consider – the newly upgraded Baton 3 Pro Max flashlight from Olight. This is an upgraded version of the Baton 3 Pro that Lex reviewed in September 2022. Let’s take a look and see if this deserves a coveted spot in your …

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Ororo new for 2022 men’s classic heated vest review – all the heat, none of the sleeves

REVIEW – Heated vests are great to help keep you warm when the temperature drops. The vest provides warmth in important areas across the back and the neck to ward off those cool weather chills. Ororo has updated its classic heated vest for 2022 so we’re going to take a look at it.  Like my …

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Ororo Calgary heated gloves review – for those times you need a nice, warm facepalm

REVIEW – Oh, what an epic review this was to be.  I got the offer to review heated gloves just before I was about to leave for a trip to…Antarctica!  Awesome!  I have previous experience with Ororo heated apparel, so I expected this to be the opportunity of a lifetime – testing their new Calgary …

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EASINE piano lamp with metronome review – shining the light and bringing the beats

REVIEW – Tickling the ivories is a skill that I do not possess.  My lovely wife, however, has the ability, therefore, we have a piano.  One thing that is crucial for playing is decent lighting, both on the keyboard as well as on the sheet music.  The light needs to do its job without blinding …

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EarFun UBOOM L portable Bluetooth speaker review – will it bring fun to my ears?

REVIEW – Bluetooth speakers – they’re everywhere.  This new one from EarFun intrigued me for a couple of reasons.  Let me explain.  I use a Bluetooth speaker in my golf cart – my primary form of transportation here in the world’s largest retirement community.  I place it in an overhead tray just above and behind …

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Lululook GaN 100W 4-port USB-C charger review – A little charger with mighty power

REVIEW – We all need to power stuff.  Traveling complicates matters as we tend to bring along power-hungry things like laptops, tablets, phones, headphones, cameras, well, you get the idea. Trying to bring chargers for everything complicates matters and takes valuable packing space.  The recent move to gallium nitride (GaN) rather than silicon for charger …

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Mojawa Mojo 2 bone conduction headphones review – Mojowa brings the bass in round 2

REVIEW – Just about a year ago, I reviewed the Mojo 1 bone conduction headphones from Mojawa. It was my first experience with bone conduction headphones and I was impressed.  Mojawa released Mojo 2 – the next generation of their headset.  Let’s check out what’s changed and what hasn’t. What is it? The Mojawa Mojo …

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Lexenic 24oz vacuum insulated hybrid cocktail shaker kit review – I get to drink on the job!

REVIEW – When I was offered the Lexenic cocktail shaker as a review item, I thought, why not?  I get to test what looks like a great cocktail shaker, and, I get to drink on the job!  What could possibly go wrong? What is it? The Lexenic 24oz vacuum insulated hybrid cocktail shaker kit is …

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Lifepro Fitness InfraGlow red + near-infrared therapy light review – way better than red light from Squid Game

REVIEW – “Ow.”  When you reach a certain age and are active, that phrase is a regular utterance.  It sure is for us.  We are both in our early 60s and are quite active.  That means painful joints and muscles on a regular basis.  I’m always on the lookout for ways to help deal with …

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Jisulife FA35 Pro bladeless neck fan review – keep a cool head when things get hot

REVIEW – Heat.  We have it in spades here in central Florida.  We have had more days over 90 degrees this year than should be allowed by law.  In addition to that, we get thrown a healthy dose of humidity, driving dew points into the low 80s regularly.  What does all this mean?  It is …

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Bonbowl cooktop + bowl review – cooking for one (or two), simplified

REVIEW – Cooking for one can be a challenge.  Dirtying up a bunch of pots and pans as well as making small portions in a big microwave or stove seems like a waste.  Bonbowl wants to change that with its induction cooktop specifically designed to make single-portion meals. What is it? In short, the Bonbowl …

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