Matt Sailors

I am a husband, father, and scouter. As the son of a farm-boy turned professional engineer and a chemical laboratory technician, I was thrust into the world of gadgets at an early age. I am biomedical engineer and a health informaticist specializing in data and information modeling, clinical decision support, and information quality. I am a life-long maker, a aficionado of 24-hour timepieces, a collector of pre-Golden Age and Golden Age science fiction, and a proud adult LEGO enthusiast.

Getting your stuff together and keep it that way with Colonel Littleton’s Zip It pouches

NEWS – Colonel Littleton has released a new series of organizational pouches call Zip It. The pouches come in three sizes, which are conveniently called (from smallest to largest) Zip It No. 1 Zip It No. 2 Zip It No. 3 All three pouches are made from high-quality, full-grain, dry-milled, vintage brown leather. Unlike in …

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Double your pleasure with the new Colonel Littleton No. 1 Bitsy Belt Bag

NEWS – The Colonel has just approved a new ladies’ bag that addresses one of the key problems of many of today’s carrying options for ladies: “Why do I have to buy different bags to wear / carry different ways?” The Colonel Littleton No. 1 Bitsy Belt Bag converts from a stylish belt bag (think …

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BluShark Pass-Through Watch Straps review

REVIEW – BluShark is a relatively young company that specializes premium pass-through (i.e. NATO-style) watch straps, but also makes traditional two-piece straps. I’ve been wearing pass-through straps on my watches for many years (for a variety of reasons discussed later) and have tried straps from most of the well-known brands. The opportunity to review BluShark …

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OLFA Professional 18mm Heavy-Duty Aluminum Utility Knife (MXP-AL) review

REVIEW – If you are like me, you are always looking for the utility knife that you just saw yesterday, and then when you find it, the knife blade is dull. Sometimes I end up just hunting down one of the snap-blade knives that I keep in my junk drawer for emergencies and half the …

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Rescue GoCLIP Yellow Jacket and Mosquito Repellent review

REVIEW – When enjoying the outdoors it is almost inevitable that you will have to deal with the biting and stinging pests with whom we share the outdoors. There are many options that may be tried to combat these flying and crawling menaces, but they all have their disadvantages. The Mosquito GoCLIP and Yellowjacket Repellent …

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Potensic AW30 (Navigator III) Drone with Camera review

REVIEW – I have been casually shopping for an entry-level camera-equipped quad-copter drone for a year or so. The opportunity to test drive the Potensic AW30 (Navigator III) came at a good time as my sons have recently expressed interest in camera-carrying drones as well. Let’s hope the AW30 fills our needs for a trainer …

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Just do it with your own style – Nike Metcon XD Patch trainers

NEWS – Nike’s updated Metcon XD Patch trainers are an update to Nike’s line of Metcon training shoes. They combine the proven construction of the rest of the Metcon line with an updated 3D print upper designed to improve durability. The inegrated Flywire cables lock your feet in place for improved fit during training. These …

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Get it all together, organized, and take it with you with the YETI Loadout GoBox 30

NEWS – It is no go getting to your destination and find that your gear, paperwork, life savings, etc. has been damaged or lost due to a poorly-constructed or built storage box. To date, your best option for a rugged, waterproof case for your gear has been Pelican cases, but there is a new contender …

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Lexip Mo42 Ceramic Glide Feet review

REVIEW – While I’m a HUGE fan of the Trackpoint navigation device–to the point of not buying laptops without it and having used TrackPoint-equiped keyboards for the past 25 years, navigating 2K and 4K displays using a TrackPoint is an exercise in frustration and loss of patience, and I’ve resorted to using a mouse when …

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SureFire FURY IntelliBeam™ Auto-Adjusting Dual Fuel LED Flashlight

NEWS – SureFire has added to their already impressive lineup of tactical and rugged use flashlights with the Fury Intellibeam™ flashlight. The Fury IntelliBeam builds upon the automatically adjusting light output of the previous Fury models and increases the maximum output to 1500 lumens.  The IntelliBeam system automatically adjusts the light output to the needs …

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Bionik TV LYNX Nintendo Switch portable connect and charge kit review

REVIEW – One of the most frustrating things about the Nintendo Switch is the need to carry a dock around if you want to both charge the switch and use an external display. The Bionik Lynx for the Nintendo Switch is a compact solution to this problem. What is it? The Bionik Lynx for the …

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Arcanus 55 Private Wealth Safe review

REVIEW – The Arcanus 55 Personal Wealth Safe (a.k.a. Privacy Paranoid Vault) is a combination of a sophisticated, encrypted 16 GB USB drive and a rugged, waterproof, electronically isolated vault designed to protect the USB drive and other small items. What is it? The Arcanus 55 Personal Wealth Safe (a.k.a. Privacy Paranoid Vault) is a …

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