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.

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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Sony’s new WF-1000XM3 wireless noise canceling headphones give you all of the music with none of the noise

NEWS – Sony is bringing their “A” game with their new WF-1000XM3 headphones.  Fully wireless, the earbud style headphones are fully wireless, provide long battery life and my holy grail for headphones – noise cancellation. With dual microphones on each earbud, the headphones pick up noise in both the forward and backward directions along with …

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Hunt22 tiny UV flashlight has the power to gross you out

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – There is a whole invisible world out there.  Some of it is cool, some of it is eewww.  If you’re inclined to want to see it all, the Hunt22 UV micro flashlight wants to help bring it all into view. Billed as the world’s coolest UV flashlight, the Hunt22 is indeed tiny. …

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Not content to just supply flying robot overlords, DJI starts ground assault with the Robomaster S1

NEWS – Flying drone market leader, DJI, is beginning phase two of their robot overlord project with a ground-based robot – the Robomaster S1. Billed as an educational tool, the Robomaster S1 is an assemble-yourself robot designed to get today’s youth, or really anyone, excited about the possibilities of robotic technology. The S1, short for …

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Flats are a thing of the past with GM and Michelin’s Uptis program

NEWS – Auto manufacturer General Motors and tire manufacturer Michelin have teamed up to push forward with Uptis (Unique Puncture-proof Tire System). This tire uses a unique flexible structure to replace the air-filled chamber in traditional pneumatic tires.  This eliminates the possibility of a flat while providing similar rolling dynamics and impact resilience. General Motors …

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Rock Jaw Audio T5 Ultra Connect Bluetooth wireless earbuds review

  REVIEW – With apologies to William Shakespeare… To ear, or not to ear, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The pains and aches of outrageous ear tips, Or to take arms with compliant materials And by opposing listen to them all day. Rock Jaw Audio introduced an updated …

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