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

Chasing Dory underwater drone review – explore the underwater world

REVIEW – Drones are in the news a lot these days.  From new models to new rules and regulations, flying a drone is getting more complicated even as the devices get easier to use.  But drones aren’t limited to the air.  Chasing, a leading manufacturer of underwater drones for research and exploration has released the …

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Nove Trident Automatic dive watch review – dive watches go thin and stylish

REVIEW – I’m a watch guy.  It’s an addiction. I have Swiss, Japanese, and American watches. I have chronographs, plain-dial, skeleton, super-thin, and Mickey Mouse watches.  I have steel, gold, wood, ceramic, and titanium watches.  I have automatics, quartz battery-operated, solar-powered, and manual wind watches. But one thing I don’t have in my collection is …

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Steampunk your wrist with the Nixoid Next

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Are you a watch person? Do you dig a steampunk vibe? If so, there’s a Kickstarter you need to check out! The Nixoid Next watch uses actual nixie tubes to display the time. Three years ago, they launched the Nixoid Classic. Now, they’ve improved on it with more strap designs, a tilt …

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Monocarbon MagSafe carbon fiber iPhone wallet review

REVIEW – Even when we don’t carry a lot these days, we still carry a lot.  Usually, that involves a big old smartphone plus a wallet.  Many times you don’t need the whole wallet – just a driver’s license, a credit card, and perhaps a couple of small bills.  If only there was a way …

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RAVPower 120W 4-Port Desktop USB charging station review

REVIEW – Travel chargers are all the rage these days.  The progressively smaller and more powerful chargers are getting all the press.  But what about those of us that need to charge stuff at our desks?  No love for us?  RAVPower has heard the call and responded with their new 4-port desktop charging station. What …

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Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde purifying fan TP09 review

REVIEW – Breathing.  We all do it.  Pretty much all the time.  But, what are you breathing?  Nice, clean, healthy air, or, air contaminated with yucky things? What kind of yuck can you find in your household air? Well, a lot! Microscopic particles smaller than 2.5 microns, including smoke, bacteria, and allergens lurk. Particles smaller …

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Monocarbon carbon fiber rollerball pen review

REVIEW – Sometimes, you need to make a statement.  People use several things to make those statements.  Designer clothing, swiss watches, and other statement pieces that set a tone or expectation.  One that is used heavily in business is the pen. When you’re inking that multi-million dollar contract, you don’t want to whip out the …

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Monocarbon carbon fiber business card holder review

REVIEW – When you think cool, geeky tech, what comes to mind?  Friggen’ laser beams?  Well, sure.  But what else?  Carbon fiber!  Monocarbon, purveyor of all things carbon fiber offers a great business card holder encased in wonderfully geeky carbon fiber. What is it? This is a case for holding business cards.  It is completely …

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Goodpapa electric spinning toilet brush review

REVIEW – Toilets.  We all have them.  We all use them.  We all have to clean them.  Raise your hand if cleaning the toilet is in your top ten favorite things to do? But cleaning the toilet is one of those things that needs to happen regularly.  Goodpapa recently released an upgraded toilet cleaning brush …

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