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.

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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iReliev Far Infrared Heating Pad review – pain relief by getting “stoned”?

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REVIEW – Getting old sucks.  Everything hurts and you learn to appreciate soft things and warm things much more than you ever realized you would.  Heat is one of those therapies that seem to help with a variety of aches and pains.  That explains why heating pads exist.  Today, we’re going to look at the

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Quit lacing and tying your kicks with the ONECL dial shoelace system

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CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Have you seen those slick spin closures on really expensive athletic shoes?  The ones where you slip in your for, spin a dial, snap it down, and *boom* – your kicks are perfect!  Pull up on the knob and *boom* – your tennies are loose and ready to slip off.  The problem

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Billconch Biometric Gun Safe review – responsible fast-access gun storage

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REVIEW – Gun ownership comes with tremendous responsibilities.  Along with a full understanding of applicable laws regarding firearms, storing your firearm so that it is accessible when needed yet inaccessible to those that shouldn’t have access is a tough act to balance.  Billconch makes a line of gun safes that provide rapid access to those

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ZoomBroom Golf Breeze Blower review – removing at least one of my excuses for bad scores

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REVIEW – Excuses are as much a part of golf as dimpled golf balls and loud pants.  It was windy.  The sun was in my eyes.  It took a bad bounce.  The list is endless.  If you play golf in an area with trees, then you know a standard excuse for missing a putt is,

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Inmotion RS transforming electric scooter – I can’t drive 55!

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CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Inmotion, the company behind the terrific Climber scooter that I recently reviewed, is back at it.  This time, they’re running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their new Inmotion RS transforming electric scooter. With a list price of $4599 and a Kickstarter launch special of $3499, the RS scooter isn’t cheap, but

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Calm persistent nausea for nearly 15 continuous days with Reliefband Flex

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NEWS – Let’s face it, nausea sucks.  The feeling in your stomach where you feel like you’re on the verge of vomiting can be debilitating.  According to a recent Reliefband study, nausea in the United States is reaching epidemic proportions.  73% of respondents reported that they experience nausea regularly and for 75% of those people,

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