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

Keep your clean hands with Hygiene Hand

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – We all need to touch things that are outside our cleaning control.  These days, nobody wants to touch anything, given the current state of Covid19. Door knobs, ATM or gas pump keyboards, grocery store checkout screens, the list goes on.  What if there was a way to touch them, without actually touching …

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Play with your food with a building brick waffle maker

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Breakfast – reportedly the most important meal of the day. But, how do you build a better breakfast?  With Lego-like building brick waffles! This Kickstarter campaign is not affiliated with Lego, but the waffles the maker produces look eerily similar. Funded past their $7,500 goal in under 30 hours (it sits at …

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Paraben’s Photo Backup Stick Universal review

REVIEW – Photos – we all take them, typically with our phones, since that’s the camera we all carry every day. What happens if you lose your phone?  If you use cloud services like Amazon, iCloud, or Google, probably nothing as the cloud will protect your precious photo memories.  But, what if you don’t use …

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BenQ PianoLight piano eye care lamp review

REVIEW – If you are a keyboardist, one of the toughest things to do is to properly illuminate your keyboard and sheet music without over-lighting your performance location. BenQ’s new PianoLight is specifically designed to illuminate just your music and the entire width of your keyboard without spilling light elsewhere.  Is this a bright idea, …

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NeckFix cervical traction device review

REVIEW – Traction.  What comes to mind when you hear that word?  For many of us, we think of snow, rain, or gravel, when our vehicle tires lose adhesion send us into spins. But traction has another meaning. Per Merriam-Webster, traction is also a pulling force exerted on a skeletal structure (as in a fracture) …

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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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