Zack Chongulia

Lifetime tinkerer and lover of all gadgets. I prefer to repair rather than replace so I have taken most things apart and sometimes I'm even successful at putting them back together. I live in the Pacific Northwest with my wife, son, and two cats. I like hazy IPAs and disc golf, preferably at the same time.

Orbitkey Desk Mat Slim review – an easy way to spruce up your desk

REVIEW – My work desk is older than I am and my mouse pad is falling apart so I needed something to spruce up my work area and make it a little more comfortable. Enter the Orbitkey Desk Mat Slim to the rescue. What is it? The Orbitkey Desk Mat Slim is a stylish desk …

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Ganiza 6 Quart Air Fryer review – convenient countertop cooking

REVIEW – We got an air fryer as a gift a couple of years ago and we didn’t even take it out of the box for several months because we didn’t think we would use it that much. When we finally did open it up to give it a shot the air fryer became our …

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Innova 7111 Smart Diagnostic System OBD Scanner Tablet review – diagnose check engine lights yourself

REVIEW – Back in the day, I used to work on my own cars but I gave it up as they became more computer than mechanical. My check engine light came on the other day so I decided to see if I could diagnose it myself but you need a scanner to do that these …

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E-Win Racing Knight Series KTB Gaming Chair review

REVIEW – I have used a cheap Ikea office chair as my desk chair for over 10 years so I jumped (or is it sat?) at the chance to review the E-Win Racing Knight Series KTB Gaming Chair. Let’s see if the E-Win Knight will be an upgrade or if I should stick with my …

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Lectric XP Lite folding eBike review – light weight, great price, and loads of fun!

REVIEW – Fads come and go in life, remember JNCO jeans? As a lifelong bicycle rider and former bike mechanic during college, you see fads come and go in the bike industry as well. I saw electric bikes as the new air fryer. Everyone is making one but my microwave, toaster oven, and normal bikes …

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Ortur Laser Master 3 laser engraver review – No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to craft!

REVIEW – I have been 3D filament printing for a while now but laser engraving is something else I have wanted to try out so I jumped at the chance to test out the new Ortur Laser Master 3 laser engraver. Let’s see if I will be adding another hobby to my already long list …

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Elegear 4 in Inflatable Double Sleep Pad review – great for camping and even floating on the lake!

REVIEW – I have a thin air pad that I use when weight is a concern but for those longer camping trips where I can park right next to my campsite I wanted something a little more comfortable since my back isn’t getting any younger. Let’s see if the Elegear 4 inch Inflatable Double Sleep pad …

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Trayvax Venture Billfold review – a sleek and modern wallet

REVIEW – I’m betting that if you are a guy/dad like me, the wallet you have been using for the last 10 years was probably a gift from a significant other or family member. The Trayvax Venture Billfold is a sleek modern wallet that may convince you to treat yourself to a new wallet. Let’s …

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Wuben X-0 Knight rechargeable flashlight review – a mini magnetized marvel

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Like most electronics, flashlights keep getting smaller and more powerful but is it worth buying a new flashlight just for 50 or 100 more lumens than the one you have? Does the Wuben X-0 Knight flashlight bring anything new or different to the everyday carry flashlight to compel you to upgrade from …

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ANYCUBIC Kobra Plus 3D filament printer review – I like big prints and I can not lie

REVIEW – I have been 3D printing for a little while now and am definitely not an expert but with the help of online resources I have been able to make respectable prints on my older and smaller filament printer but I was limited on the size of prints I could make. Let’s see if …

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Creality Halot One Plus 3D resin printer review – WiFi is the way

REVIEW – I have dabbled in 3D printing but I have only used a Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) style printer where a thin filament is heated and extruded onto a platform to build up your desired object. Stereolithography (SLA) is the other side of the 3D printer coin where a UV laser or light is aimed …

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