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

Costway boiler steam cleaner EP24434US review

REVIEW – Steam.  The universal cleaner.  Steam cleans everything.  It disinfects, sanitizes, and has a way to get out stains that other cleaning products simply can’t. Especially in today’s world, steam can offer a degree of cleaning that is more important than ever.  Costway has a consumer-grade steamer that offers a wide variety of cleaning …

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Round and round – Roto-Q 360 mechanical rotisserie

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Who doesn’t love rotisserie-cooked food?  Spinning your food while it’s cooking reduces fat and evens out the cooking.  But rotisseries are a little complicated and typically involve routing electric cords into your grill.  Trying to rotisserie cook in an oven is even harder. Kickstarter campaign Roto-Q 360 wants to bring rotisserie cooking …

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Help hydrate and save the planet with Hitch

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Reusable water bottles are everywhere.  You can always see ecology-minded folks toting their water bottles, keeping their body properly hydrated while not adding to the mountains of waste going into landfills.  But, these same people can also be found at their local coffee shops, drinking their morning caffeine in single-use cups with …

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Make your Taco Tuesday healthier with Taco Toaster

NEWS – It seems like every single week, there’s a Tuesday in there, somewhere, and that means Taco Tuesday!  Soft taco shells are healthier than hard shells, since hard shells are fried, and that means more calories and fat. But hard shells are fun with their crunch and texture. What if you could enjoy crunchy …

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Wi-Fi to expand to 6GHz as FCC approves new bandwidth

ARTICLE – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously approved an expansion of Wi-Fi signals to include 6GHz wavelengths.  Formerly only in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, this marks a major expansion for Wi-Fi and a potential increase of about five times the available bandwidth. Wi-Fi demand continues to increase and the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands …

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Zinstall WinWin software review – Windows PC migration made easy

REVIEW – I hate getting certain new tech – specifically phones and PCs.  While I love all the shiny newness, I detest migrating everything from the old to the new.  It’s tedious and time-consuming and did I mention that I hate it? What if there was a way to make the process simple and hands-off?  …

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Mendi brain training device review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Everyone knows that working out – lifting weights, running, etcetera, is the way to make your muscles healthier and stronger.  We all possess one body part that you simply cannot exercise in that way – our brain.  Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to exercise our brain similarly?  Science …

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Keep your clean hands with Hygiene Hand

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – We all need to touch things that are outside our cleaning control.  These days, nobody wants to touch anything, given the current state of Covid19. Door knobs, ATM or gas pump keyboards, grocery store checkout screens, the list goes on.  What if there was a way to touch them, without actually touching …

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Play with your food with a building brick waffle maker

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Breakfast – reportedly the most important meal of the day. But, how do you build a better breakfast?  With Lego-like building brick waffles! This Kickstarter campaign is not affiliated with Lego, but the waffles the maker produces look eerily similar. Funded past their $7,500 goal in under 30 hours (it sits at …

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Paraben’s Photo Backup Stick Universal review

REVIEW – Photos – we all take them, typically with our phones, since that’s the camera we all carry every day. What happens if you lose your phone?  If you use cloud services like Amazon, iCloud, or Google, probably nothing as the cloud will protect your precious photo memories.  But, what if you don’t use …

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BenQ PianoLight piano eye care lamp review

REVIEW – If you are a keyboardist, one of the toughest things to do is to properly illuminate your keyboard and sheet music without over-lighting your performance location. BenQ’s new PianoLight is specifically designed to illuminate just your music and the entire width of your keyboard without spilling light elsewhere.  Is this a bright idea, …

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