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.

Pedco UltraPod 3 tripod review

REVIEW – For serious photographers, and casual Instagrammers, a tripod is a mandatory piece of equipment if you want to get that special shot.  Carrying a big, heavy tripod isn’t always an option.  What if there was a small and light, packable tripod with the strength to hold a real camera load?  Pedco, a division …

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Imalent UT10 tactical weapon light review

REVIEW – Using a gun for defensive purposes is a dangerous pursuit.  If you’re unlucky enough to find yourself in that position, any advantage you can gain could mean life or death.  Adding a tactical light to your gun can gain you that advantage by both providing superior targeting lighting and also by blinding and …

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Bocavin electric wine aerator review

REVIEW – Wine is one of those things that people really get into.  Wine aficionados really appreciate their wines and go to great lengths to fully enjoy them.  One issue that haunts wine, especially red wine, is that they are not at their best immediately after opening.  They need to breathe, allowing air to infiltrate …

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So what was the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction?

ARTICLE – On 12/21/2020 we witnessed the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter.  What really happened? As I have mentioned in the past, they told me I should have been an astronaut as I was just taking up space in school, so let’s talk about space, specifically, last night’s Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. Last night, about an hour …

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Make your presents (smell) better – with bacon!

NEWS – Everybody loves presents.  What else does everybody love?  Bacon!  Now, thanks to Manly Man Company, you can wrap all your presents in bacon-themed, and more importantly, scented wrapping paper. Available in 30-inch wide and 8-foot long rolls for $19.95, this wrapping paper can really up the gifting experience for your favorite carnivore. Imagine …

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Zendure SuperBase 500 power station plus solar charger review

REVIEW – Power.  We all use it.  Cell phones, Bluetooth speakers, wireless headphones, laptops – the list goes on and on.  Usually, we need to be somewhere near a power outlet to keep our electronics happily powered.  There are a ton of small battery packs that can provide power for a recharge or two, but …

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Golf and drones collide at The Grove XXIII

NEWS – Drones are invading the golfing world!  Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, is also an avid golfer.  Jordan opened a new golf course,  The Grove XXIII golf course in Hobe Sound, Florida.  Being “Air Jordan”, you wouldn’t expect to have to stop at the clubhouse at the turn or …

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Hear audio without wires or headphones with SoundBeamer 1.0

NEWS – What’s the worst part of listening to personal audio?  The wires?  What if you’re wireless?  Then, it could be clamping headphones or uncomfortable earbuds.  What if you could listen to your audio – music, conferencing, GPS directions – whatever – all without anything in or around your ears?  That’s precisely what the Israeli …

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BodyGuardz portable 5-in-1 emergency hub review

REVIEW – If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that we need to be prepared for anything. As a means to help simplify emergency preparations, BogyGuardz has introduced a new 5-in-1 portable emergency hub.  Let’s see how many issues it can help with. What is it? The BodyGuardz 5-in-1 portable emergency hub is a …

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Twinkly Music review – Animates your holiday lights to music

REVIEW – Last holiday season, I had the opportunity to review Twinkly Strings – controllable holiday lights. I really liked them and they became a prominent feature in our holiday display. This year, Twinkly is back with Twinkly Music – a wireless controller for Twinkly lights that adds audio reactivity to your Twinkly lights. Let’s …

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Coral UV 3-in-1 sterilizer review

REVIEW – Sterilization is all the rage these days. Soap and water, hand sanitizer, steam cleaning – anything to get rid of pesky germs and viruses.  The latest weapon in the germ wars is ultraviolet light.  Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths between 100nm (nanometers) and 400nm. I should say “for home” as …

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Solve a first world problem with Burrito Pop

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Imagine this horror scenario – you’re out and about and spot a trendy food truck.  They offer tasty burritos, but…how will you keep it warm on the way back to the office?  Even more importantly, how will you eat it without dropping any of that burrito goodness on your clothes, desk, car, …

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