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.

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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Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS smartwatch review – making your wrist the smartest part of your body

REVIEW – I’m a watch guy. I absolutely love watches.  I have a bunch of watches and favor quality Swiss timepieces.  Rolex, Zenith, Tissot, Tag Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, Frederique Constant, Ball, Bulgari, Rado, Movado – yup – got ’em plus more.  I’ve stayed away from smartwatches because of my affinity for high-quality mechanical watches.  I …

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Luxear fresh food container set review – save your fresh food longer

REVIEW – There is an old joke about buying healthy foods like fruits and vegetables and then throwing them away a week later since they rotted in the refrigerator.  That used to be funny before food prices started climbing faster than Olympic rock climbers. Luxear aims to help protect your precious fresh edibles with its …

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Darkfade – the world’s most dramatic flashlight

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’re a flashlight addict and into drama, I have a deal for you!  A Kickstarter campaign for a new flashlight called Darkfade will hit on all cylinders. Darkfade is a small, handheld flashlight with a couple of novel features.  First, the lens is angled at 45 degrees, allowing for a more …

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Nocs Provisions Zoom Tube 8×32 monocular telescope plus photo rig review – one-handed spotting in the wild

REVIEW – There are so many things to see when you’re out and about in nature.  Birds, animals, flowers, and such.  Unfortunately, many of those things wind up being some distance away from where you happen to be at the time.  Good binoculars are heavy and tough to easily carry.  Telescopes are even worse.  If …

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Ezona heated eye mask review – USB your way to relaxation

REVIEW – My wife suffers from the occasional migraine headache.  It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, all she wants to do is lie on the bed with a hot compress over her eyes.  This proves to be a challenge.  I will heat a wet washcloth in the microwave and place it over her …

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Comfytemp Wireless TENS Unit review – all the TENS, none of the wires

REVIEW – I’m getting older.  I’m physically active.  I hurt.  It comes with the territory.  Recently, I tried my first TENS unit to help manage muscle pain and I liked it.  It really did help me manage pain.  The biggest inconvenience with it is the fact that two wires connect the electrodes to the control …

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Nutroz ozone odor removal device review – oxidize your stink away

REVIEW – Odor. Stink. Smell. Stench.  Whatever you call it, we all eventually wind up with things that smell awful.  Here in hot and humid Central Florida, that happens simply by spending time outdoors.  A round of golf can turn golf shoes and a hat into nearly toxic smell producers.  At times, my hats get so bad …

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Oclean Flow sonic electric toothbrush review – because you can’t manually brush 38,000 times per minute

REVIEW – Brushing teeth is one of those must-do daily tasks.  If you follow the guidelines, you will be doing this twice daily.  Many studies have indicated that today’s electric toothbrushes do a superior job of cleaning versus manual brushes.  Why?  Because they brush more vigorously than you can do with your hand alone.  Today, …

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General Motors’ Super Cruise driving assistance tech – Look Ma! No Hands!

ARTICLE/REVIEW – By now, pretty much everyone has heard of Tesla’s Autopilot – their version of driver assistance.  It’s been in the news a lot with crashes (not necessarily the system’s fault), video of sleeping drivers careening down a Los Angeles freeway, and more.  Plus, in its current iteration, the system requires you to have …

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Hurdle Hanger for Pants 2.0 review – interesting idea for some pants

REVIEW – Clothes, closets, hangers.  We all have them.  We all use them.  There’s no rocket science here.  But then, back in 2017, South Korean company Collabo Space decided that they would build the proverbial better mousetrap and came up with Boomerang Hanger – an improvement on the traditional hanger design.  Then, in 2018, they …

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Ecovacs DEEBOT X1 OMNI robot vacuum/mop review – one step closer to robot overlord

REVIEW – I’ve mentioned before that my goal is to get robots to do my bidding before the machines become self-aware and go all Terminator on us.  I’m both happy and terrified to report that we are one step closer to that day with the new X1 OMNI cleaning robot from Ecovacs.  Let’s check it out. …

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