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.

5.11 Tactical CFA Peacemaker Tomahawk review

REVIEW – In the Pacific Northwest having an axe or tomahawk is almost a requirement to live here. Everyone is always outdoors and you never know if you’re going to run into a Sasquatch or a fallen tree which are both very likely. Let’s see if the 5.11 Tactical CFA Peacemaker Tomahawk is up to either …

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Naenka Runner Diver Bone Conduction Swimming Headphones review

REVIEW – I prefer headphones that hook over my ear since in-ear headphones never seem to fit me quite right but mainly so I can keep them loose which allows me to still hear the outside world. I like to remain aware of my surroundings when running or biking outside so I was very curious how …

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Mpowerd Luci Beam 2 in 1 Solar Headlamp and Flashlight review

REVIEW – I have a bunch of headlamps but the Mpowerd Luci Beam 2 in 1 Solar Headlamp and Flashlight brings a new concept to the game by combining a headlamp with a flashlight body that also has a solar panel. Let’s see if the Mpowerd Luci Beam is on to something.    What is it? Mpowerd …

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Vari Curve Electric Standing Desk 60×30 review – top notch comfort

REVIEW – Lately my back has started to give me clues that I am getting older. That includes not being able to sit for long without my lower back protesting so I literally jumped out of my chair when the chance to review the Vari Curve Electric Standing Desk came up. Let’s see if the Vari …

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Dawad GoWatts 700 portable power station review – perfectly portable power

REVIEW – The power in my house went out recently and fortunately (or unfortunately) I did not have to eat all my ice cream before it melted since it was restored in about six hours. That was about the time I started worrying though because I realized since I don’t have a generator I would have …

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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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