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.

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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SkyView 2 lamp review – a nice natural light with a confusing app

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REVIEW – I wake up pretty early and when my alarm goes off abruptly I can get pretty annoyed at it. I also live in the Pacific Northwest where the cold wet winters can get a little depressing so I’ve wanted to try a sunrise alarm and a light therapy or circadian rhythm lamp for

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MeoWant Self Cleaning Cat Litter Box review – works great if your cat likes it

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REVIEW – We have two cats and with summer finally in full swing we wanted to take some longer trips so when MeoWant offered their new self-cleaning litter box for review this was the perfect opportunity to try it out. Let’s see how the MeoWant Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Box performs.   What is it? The MeoWant Self

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Naenka Runner Neo Bone Conduction Headphones review – great headphones with a huge flaw

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REVIEW – I previously reviewed the Naenka Runner Diver bone conduction swimming headphones and really liked them so when Naenka offered their new Runner Neo headphones for me to try I couldn’t say no. Let’s see if I like these better. What is it? The Naenka Runner Neo headphones utilize bone conduction to transmit sound

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Vari Upholstered Desk Chair review – classy comfortable chair

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REVIEW – So my wife doesn’t like my E-Win Racing Knight KTB gaming chair that I previously reviewed front and center in the living room. Crazy right? So when Vari offered their very classy looking Upholstered Desk Chair for review I thought maybe this could get spousal approval. Let’s see how it does. What is

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