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.

Tekto A5 Spry automatic OTF knife review – a great knife at a great price

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REVIEW – Tekto Knives has been on my radar for a while but I hadn’t had the opportunity to test one out until now. Let’s see what the Tekto A5 Spry automatic out the front knife has to offer. What is it? The Tekto A5 Spry is their most tactical automatic out the front knife so […]

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Gunnar Cupertino blue light blocking sunglasses review

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REVIEW – I was looking for some sunglasses with swappable lenses that could also double as a little more stylish eye protection while I’m playing disc golf so when Gunnar asked if I wanted to try their new Cupertino’s that came with 4 magnetic lenses I couldn’t wait to try them out. Let’s see if

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The James Brand Carter XL folding knife review – great design for a not so great price

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REVIEW – I’ve owned a lot of knives over the years so by now I know what I want in an everyday carry knife and which features are important to me. The James Brand Carter XL checks all the blocks for me specification wise so let’s see how it does in practice. What is it?

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Anycubic Kobra 2 Pro 3D printer review – the Kobra keeps getting better

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REVIEW – I previously reviewed the Anycubic Kobra Plus in 2022 and was incredibly impressed with it. Unfortunately it is a bit big so I just can’t keep it set up all the time despite being just a midsize printer with a 30x30x35cm print bed so when Anycubic asked me to try out their new

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There’s a new high end titanium knife in town for less than $200

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NEWS – At the Gadgeteer, we open a lot of boxes, so after an exhaustive search for a razor blade holder I personally purchased the Exceed Designs Tirant Razor V3 last year and loved it so much that I did a full review on it. Well, Josh the owner and creator of Exceed Designs based

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Vari Electric Standing Desk with ComfortEdge 48″x30″ review – Still the best

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REVIEW – Over a year ago I reviewed the Vari Curve Electric Standing Desk 60″x30″ and I love it. It has helped reduce my lower back pain and I try to stand as much as I can throughout the day now. I recently moved to a new office so it was the perfect opportunity to

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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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