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.

Spigen Essential 3-in-1 USB charge/sync cables review

REVIEW – I hate searching for charging/sync cables.  This device uses USB-C, that one – micro-USB, the iPod – Lightning. I always grab the wrong one since they are all intertwined in my backpack or desk drawer. I do have snap-on micro-USB to USB-C adapters, but those are tiny and I lose them.  What’s a …

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Reduce kitchen clutter with the multi-feature ChopBox cutting board

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Kitchens never have enough cupboard, drawer or countertop space to hold all those kitchen gadgets that we gadgeteers need to create our culinary delights.  ChopBox thinks they have a way to tidy things up with their new cutting board that brings many other tools to the counter. The ChopBox is made of …

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Uten 1088TS air fryer review

REVIEW – Most of us are trying to be a little more health-conscious these days.  Usually, eating healthier means giving up fried foods.  But, they are oh, so delicious!  Air frying otherwise deep-fried foods helps make them healthier by significantly reducing, and in some cases, eliminating the oil or fat used to fry. OK – …

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ASTI LectroFan Micro2 sleep sound machine / Bluetooth speaker review

REVIEW – Sleep.  We all need it, but for many of us, we don’t get enough.  Sleeping in hotel rooms is especially problematic. Loud climate control systems, aircraft or traffic noise certainly contribute to the issue.  My favorite are these two: the ever-present “I don’t care that this isn’t my house and I’ll talk as …

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Dine in style with Enso Essential pure titanium cutlery

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Single-use plastics are in the news a lot lately for their non-environmentally friendly status.  What is a responsible person that loves eating fast food or Asian take-out to do?  Hop on over to Kickstarter and take a look at the Enso Essential pure titanium cutlery set. Titanium offers several benefits.  First, it …

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EP Design Lab E.P.Light review

REVIEW – Lightbulbs have been around for years.  Thanks to Thomas Edison and his publicity and marketing genius, we are all familiar with the traditional, screw-in incandescent lightbulb. Of course, lately, incandescents have fallen out of favor due to their inherent energy inefficiency and have been all but replaced by LED bulbs.  These satisfy our …

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Pizza by peddle – Dominos partners with Rad Power Bikes for delivery

NEWS – Dominos, the largest global pizza company (based on retail sales), and Rad Power Bikes, North America’s largest e-bike brand, have partnered to provide your pizza fix by peddle (and electric) power. Pizza delivery in the US is generally done by car.  Around the world, however, and in some large US cities, bikes rule …

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HOMIEE BP1003 blood pressure monitor review

REVIEW -Remember in The Lion King, when the hyenas, Shenzi, Banzai and Ed, say, “Mufasa” “Ooooo, do it again” “Mufasa” “Ooooooo” “Mufasa, Mufasa, Mufasa” It’s just fun to say.  Kinds of like, “sphygmomanometer”.  OK, maybe that’s a little more difficult than “Mufasa”, but it’s still a fun word.  What is it, you ask?  That’s the …

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CookPerfect wireless meat thermometer review

REVIEW – Is anything better than a perfectly cooked meal? The main course, done exactly to your liking, makes for the perfect dining experience. But, how do you know when your main course is done?  And, what if folks like things done to different levels?  CookPerfect can help with its dual-probe wireless meat thermometer. What …

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Leatherman Free T4 pocket multi-tool review

REVIEW – How many times have you needed something – a screwdriver, knife, something to pry with?  One solution is to carry the well-known Swiss army knife, but those tend to be bulky and heavy. That need led to the creation of multitools – small, pocketable tools and Leatherman is at the forefront of that …

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You can’t improve bubble wrap. 3M, hold my beer and watch this…

NEWS – Bubble wrap – arguably the greatest invention for protecting packages, not to mention providing hours of satisfying popping fun.  How could you possibly improve on that?  I mean, shipping items is pretty simple – get a box, put in your item to ship, pad it completely with some bubble wrap, get out your …

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2020 Corvette goes mid-engine and high-tech

NEWS – Chevrolet has finally announced the long-anticipated 2020 Corvette with a brand new mid-engine design.  Moving the engine behind the seats changes the overall weight and balance of the vehicle for better overall performance.  This has long been the case in exotic supercars like Ferrari and McLaren for the well-healed that can afford $100K …

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