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.

Cup-a-Bug bug catcher review – a cool critter-capturing contraption

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REVIEW – Everyone gets bugs in their home.  For some folks, it’s no big deal.  They capture and release them or squish them and move on.  But, for many folks, the idea of being anywhere near anything creepy-crawly gives them the heebie-jeebies.  Cup-a-Bug lets you dispose of the critter while safely remaining several feet back, […]

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FosPower Model A6 5,200mAh Emergency Solar Hand Crank NOAA Weather Radio review – a good tool you never want to use

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REVIEW – Here in central Florida, every year between June 1 and November 30, one thing gets featured regularly on the local news.  Hurricanes.  Right around June 1 every year, they stress hurricane preparedness.  One of the things that the experts recommend be in everyone’s hurricane kit is a quality weather radio.  They also stress

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Ugreen Nexode 300W GaN Desktop Charger review – enough power for your power-hungry gear

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REVIEW – If one thing is constant with mobile tech, the need for power keeps growing.  Case-in-point, 16-inch Macbook Pros that can suck a whopping 140W to recharge. Ugreen, a company that specializes in all things power, just released a brand new charging monster, their Nexode 300W desktop power station.  With the ability to crank

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NIVIOP Red Light Therapy Belt review – Fat reduction? No! Pain relief? Yes!

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REVIEW – Red light therapy is all the rage these days.  It is claimed to help relieve joint pain, relieve muscle pain, reduce inflammation, and reduce fat.  Lucky for you, I have all those things so today, we’re looking at the NIVIOP red light therapy belt.  Let’s see if a little light can make some

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HEYCHY Cute X Mini Massage Gun review – palm-sized percussor pounds pain points pleasantly

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REVIEW – Way back in 2019, I reviewed the Theragun G3Pro percussive massager.  Since then, it has become a regular part of my ache and pain relief process.  I still use it regularly and am glad I have it.  Since we are retired, we travel a lot.  The Theragun never comes with because it is

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High Great SeaKool D2 Hands-Free Underwater Thruster review – you’ll glide through the water with the greatest of ease

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CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Have you ever power-snorkeled?  We have.  We did it in Grand Turk.  You don your mask and are given what amounts to a caged propeller with handles and a trigger.  Hold it in front of your body and pull the trigger.  The propeller spins and pulls you through the water.  It is

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Ecovacs DEEBOT T20 OMNI robotic vacuum and mop review – lifting performance to new levels

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REVIEW – SkyNet didn’t take over the world all at once.  No, it did it in steps, incremental improvements until it was able to eventually become self-aware and the robot overlords took over.  I don’t want to alarm you but it’s happening today.  We’re witnessing it with the latest incremental improvements from robot vacuum experts,

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Mileseey DP20pro smart bilateral laser measurement tool review – measure your room with a little pew pew

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REVIEW – Here at The Gadgeteer, we all know that everything is better with lasers.  As a way to measure the validity of that statement (see what I did there?), we’re going to look at the DP20Pro Smart Bilateral Laser measuring tool from Mileseey. Is it an improvement over your basic tape measure?  There is

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Washwow Cup2 Electrolyzed Water generator cup review – rinse and spit with science

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CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – It’s time to get all science-y folks as today, we’re going to explore the mysteries of electrolyzed water.  Per Wikipedia: Electrolysed water (electrolyzed water, EOW, ECA, electrolyzed oxidizing water, electro-activated water, or electro-chemically activated water solution) is produced by the electrolysis of ordinary tap water containing dissolved sodium chloride. The electrolysis of

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Imalent SR32 Polaris 120,000 lumen flashlight review – Polaris is the north star, but it isn’t as bright as this flashlight

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REVIEW – When is enough, enough? I don’t know yet, but I’m having fun finding out!  Today, I’m looking at the SR32 Polaris flashlight from Imalent.  I previously tested the Imalent MS08 and RS50 flashlights that put out 34,000 lumens as a floodlight and 20,000 lumens as a spotlight respectively.  Both are incredibly bright, but

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Taranzy Six-Inch Mini Chainsaw review – big cuts come in a small package

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REVIEW – Who doesn’t like to cut things apart?  The more violent the cut, the better!  Chainsaws are the tool that comes to mind for raw power and destructive cutting force.  But…chainsaws are big, heavy, smelly, and generally a pain to deal with.  Lucky for us, there is a new generation of mini battery-powered chainsaws

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TopDon TopScan OBD2 Scanner review – Getting a peek into the mysteries of modern vehicles

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REVIEW – If you’re of a certain age, you remember easy-to-work-on vehicles.  My first car, a 1967 Buick Special, was just such a vehicle.  If you wanted to change the oil, you could do it from the top or bottom as the 300 cubic inch V8 only took up a fraction of the enormous engine

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Teslong Thermal Imaging Camera for Android review – see the temperatures in your world in color

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REVIEW – Look around you.  Yes, right now.  Take a look all around you. Look at all the things you see.  Is what you see all there is?  The answer is no.  There’s an entire hidden world out there and that is the variety of temperatures all around you.  Teslong is offering a thermal camera

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GOT BAG Coral Gardners edition rolltop backpack review – using ocean impact plastic to tote your stuff

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REVIEW – There are lots of organizations out there that want to change the world for the better.  GOT BAG supports ocean clean-up efforts, reaping the haul of plastic removed from the ocean and turning it into useful products. Today, we’re going to look at a product that aims to do just that by repurposing

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