Zack Chongulia

I'm a 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.

XTOOL InPlus IP819 Bidirectional OBDII Scan Tool review – When your vehicle is sick, this device tells you why

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REVIEW – Cars today are rolling computers now so if you want to figure out what your check engine light means you need an OBDII port scanner device. XTOOL asked me to review their new InPlus IP819 Smart Diagnostics Tool, so I jumped at the chance to see how my 13-year-old car is holding up.

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Vosteed Dachshund titanium pocket knife review – a great knife with a funny name

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REVIEW – After testing a few Vosteed knives, I’ve become a big fan. I really like the design, quality, and affordability of their knives, but I have always wondered how they choose their knife names because they don’t seem to follow any rhyme or reason. When I saw the knife above, it reminded me of

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WeCreat Vision 20W Laser Engraver and Cutter review – the best engraver for beginners

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REVIEW – I previously reviewed the Ortur Laser Master 3 laser engraver that used an open frame design and although I did like it there were a few shortcomings. The open design meant I had to keep my garage doors open for ventilation but also curious kids kept wanting to look at the bare laser

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Dareu A950 Pro Magnesium Alloy Mouse review – the new mighty mouse with one weakness

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REVIEW – I’ve had my current mouse for a while and decided it may be time to upgrade so when Mech Keys asked me to try out the new Dareu A950 Pro Magnesium Alloy mouse I jumped at the chance. Let’s see what the Dareu A950 Pro Mg has to offer. What is it? The Dareu

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Helm Calistoga Whiskey Boots review – handmade quality, class, and comfort

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REVIEW – Between disc golf and other outdoor activities, I tend to wear shoes out pretty quickly, so I was looking for some more durable but also classic-looking boots to replace my current pair. My younger brother mentioned Helm to me since he’s had a pair for a while that he really likes so I

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Vosteed RSKAOS Titanium 3.46” Blade Folding Knife review – their best knife yet?

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REVIEW – I’ve reviewed a few Vosteed knives so far and have been impressed with each one but they have mainly been very budget friendly knives in the $50 to $70 range. The Vosteed RSKAOS is their new premium knife collaboration with Rob Saniscalchi that looks to up their knife game considerably. Let’s check it

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Vosteed Morel folding knife review – a favorite for fungi fans

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REVIEW – Rob Saniscalchi and Vosteed have teamed up to release the new Vosteed Morel knife. Let’s check it out. What is it? The Vosteed Morel sports a 2.99” blade in N690 steel made by Bohler-Uddeholm in Sweden which is an excellent mid range steel offering superb corrosion resistance and ease of sharpening. Aerospace grade

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Vosteed Raccoon Crossbar Cleaver folding knife review – budget knife of the year contender?

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REVIEW – A few months ago I reviewed the original Vosteed Raccoon Button lock and shortly after the Raccoon Crossbar lock version which has become one of my favorite EDC knives since. The Raccoon lineup is now expanding once again by adding a cleaver style blade. Let’s see what it has to offer. What is

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Icemule Pro Large 23L Backpack Soft Cooler review – an easier to carry cooler

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REVIEW – I have a few soft coolers but they can be awkward to carry long distances so when Icemule offered their backpack-style cooler for review I decided to give it a try. Let’s see how the Icemule Pro Large 23L cooler performs. What is it? The Icemule Pro Large 23L Backpack Soft Cooler is

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Hiboy P6 Fat Tire Electric Bike review – almost the perfect commuter bike

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REVIEW – I’ve been curious about fat tire bikes for a while so when Hiboy offered their P6 Fat Tire electric bike to review I decided to give it a try. Let’s see what the Hiboy P6 Fat Tire Ebike has to offer. What is it? The Hiboy P6 is a Class 3 fat tire

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