Michael Strange

Greenworks Pro 60V 20-inch Cordless Electric Snow Blower review

REVIEW – I’m one of those weird people that loves winter and snow. But, like everyone else, I hate shoveling the white stuff after it falls. In my youth, I looked at it as a good cardio workout, but as I’ve gotten older, it’s just become a literal pain in my back. So when I …

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Buckle up your bags with this trunk & cargo organizer

NEWS – Tired of coming home from the grocery store only to find your carefully placed groceries strewn all about the back of your car? The STAYHOLD Trunk & Cargo Organizer bundle is a simple solution for keeping runaway groceries and gear in check. The modular durable plastic pieces use velcro to grip your vehicle’s …

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This wallet is like having a mini vault in your pocket

NEWS – Is your wallet safe? It’s a good question to ask yourself these days. Wouldn’t it be great to have a pocket-sized vault to keep your money and credit cards in? Well, now you can, sort of. The folks at Carbon Fiber Gear have made a vault style wallet using carbon fiber. The Ogon …

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This portable handheld vacuum fits conveniently in your car’s cupholder

NEWS – I’m sure you’ve heard of the old saying out of sight, out of mind. It certainly is the case when it comes to portable car vacuums. Most of them are large enough that you have to store them in the trunk or back of your vehicle. Which means that you’re less apt to …

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Ooni’s new Modular Tables are as stylish as the pizza ovens they’re made for

  NEWS – Ooni is known for its outdoor pizza ovens. I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing two of them, the Ooni 3 and Koda. They’re both fantastic. The only small issue I’ve had is where to place the oven when using it. I currently use a small foldable card table covered by a 2-inch …

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Pad & Quill’s new iPhone 11 Pro cases showcase hand-polished walnut

NEWS – Pad & Quill, maker of fine leather accessories for Apple products, recently announced two new iPhone cases. Made specifically for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the new cases are not made of leather, instead the company is using hand-polished wood.  The Woodline Slim iPhone 11 Pro Case is made …

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Lockly’s new Vision smart lock lets you see who’s at your front door

NEWS – In May of last year, I reviewed the Lockly Secure Pro smart lock. It’s a great smart lock that’s easy to install and is loaded with features. I loved everything about it, and 8-months later, my feelings haven’t changed. At this year’s CES Lockly showed off their newest smart lock, the Lockly Vision. …

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Nomad Active Strap Waterproof Leather Apple Watch band review

REVIEW – As a general rule of thumb, water and leather don’t mix, especially when it comes to Apple Watch bands. However, Nomad recently released an Apple Watch Strap that is made of waterproof leather. So let’s take a look at the Nomad Active Strap. What is it? The Nomad Active Strap is a waterproof …

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Bissell Barkbath Portable Dog Bath & Deep Cleaning System review

REVIEW – Does your dog hate bath time? Mine does, and so do I. It’s messy and bending over the bathtub wreaks havoc on my lower back. The Bissell BARKBATH is a portable dog bath that’s supposed to make bathing your dog more comfortable and less messy. And hopefully, less traumatic for your fur baby. …

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Charge your Apple Watch on-the-go directly from your MacBook or iPad Pro

NEWS – If you’re looking for a creative and portable way to keep your Apple Watch powered wherever you go, Satechi may have the answer. They recently introduced their new USB-C Magnetic Charging Dock for Apple Watch. The Magnetic Charging Dock is designed to fit all Apple Watch sizes and features a USB-C connection. The …

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Nomad’s waterproof leather Active Straps are designed for heavy everyday use

  NEWS – One of my favorite accessories maker, Nomad, recently introduced a new Apple Watch band made of hydrophobic leather. The versatile band can withstand dirt, sweat, saltwater, and sand. It’s made to go from workout to night out.  From Nomad’s website: Built with hydrophobic leather and ventilation channels, Active Strap is designed for …

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Mujjo Double-Insulated Touchscreen Gloves review

REVIEW – Living in Michigan, one item you must own in the fall and winter is a warm pair of gloves. And with virtually every device from phones to in-car displays having a touchscreen these days, touchscreen gloves are even better. I’ve tried several pairs of touchscreen gloves over the years, and they usually fall …

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Level Lock transforms your dumb lock into a smart lock

NEWS – The list of Home Automation products is growing, and smart locks are popular amongst them. But most if not all of them require you to replace your existing deadbolt and usually have a touch or keypad. The Level Lock is billed as the world’s first invisible smart lock. It’s designed to install inside …

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Monowear Urban Canvas and Cocktail Leather Apple Watch bands review

REVIEW – I love my Apple Watch, and one reason is how easy it is to change bands. I like being able to switch bands based on my mood or activity. I’m also kind of addicted to collecting them. Recently I’ve been testing a couple of bands from Monowear. They were kind enough to send …

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