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

Let your Rube Goldberg imagination run wild with Makeway

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Every Gadgeteer loves gizmos and gadgets.  Combining them into unlikely solutions was the artistic inspiration for Rube Goldberg.  The board game Mousetrap brought that creative opportunity to the game-playing masses. Makeway has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to let you do a little of that creative magic yourself on any magnetic vertical …

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Let them know you’re stopping fast with Braking Bar

NEWS – One of the more common traffic accidents is getting rear-ended by distracted drivers, especially in the case of an emergency, or even a quick stop.  If only there was a way to get the attention of the driver behind you. Enter Braking Bar! Braking Bar is a battery-operated brake light that mounts via …

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VANKYO Performance V630 native 1080P full HD projector review

REVIEW – Big screen TVs are great and all that, but what if you want to go really big?  You can snag Samsung’s 8K 98″ QLED for a cool $60-grand. Of course, for that price, you could also grab a nicely equipped Chevy Suburban or nearly cover a loaded Tesla Model 3. Plus, if you’re …

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Keep time with some boozy up-cycling with Barrique Design watches

NEWS – Do you want to stop unnecessary waste? Do you like wine?  Do you appreciate a unique timepiece?  Do I have a deal for you! Vinotive, a seller of all things wine-related, openers, stoppers, glassware, and so on, has added a line of innovative timepieces with cases and straps fashion from up-cycled wine barrels. …

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TaoTronics SoundLiberty 79 Smart AI Noise Reduction earbuds review

  REVIEW – Intelligence, artificial or otherwise, seems to be in short supply these days. If we can apply intelligence to our communication, it would be a great thing, right?  TaoTronics it trying just that by offering the world’s first real-time artificial intelligence (AI) based voice enhancement to your phone calls.  While it won’t add …

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Dragon Touch Classic 10 WiFi digital photo frame review

REVIEW – Back in the day, if you wanted to take photos, you had to lug around a camera.  Way back in the day, you had to take your film to the pharmacy or photomat, wait for a week or more, get back your prints, decide if any were worth enlarging, take in your negatives, …

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Get over the post-lunch hump with Pepsi Café

NEWS – Do you drag after lunch or even first thing in the morning? Pepsi wants to get you cranking with a new high-caffeine offering called Pepsi Café. PepsiCo, the caffeine experts that bring us Gadgeteers Mountain Dew, is again venturing into the coffee/cola blend arena with Pepsi Café, coming in April 2020. Pepsi Café …

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Just Mobile ShutterGrip 2 Bluetooth transforming phone grip review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Cameras.  Does anyone use them anymore?  Well, I do, specifically for nature and long-range photography, but for nearly everything else, I just use my phone.  The cameras on phones these days are pretty amazing.  Their one shortcoming is that phones just are not easy to hold steady in a lot of shooting …

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iClever Bootstrap power tower review

REVIEW – Electricity is an essential commodity for us Gadgeteers.  Everything takes power, and there simply are not enough places to plug in our gadgets. Power strips are nice, but with so many gadgets coming with wall-wart style plugs, it’s hard to use a power strip fully.  Add to that a large number of USB-powered …

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Twinkly Strings 400 LED multi-color lights review

REVIEW – It’s that time of year where we risk life and limb to decorate for the holidays.  For many of us, that involves lights and the requisite swearing that comes from burned-out strings.  LED lights have definitely reduced that, but they’re still just lights, right?  Twinkly says “NO”!  Lights can be more! What is …

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