There’s a saying that “if it can’t be fixed with duct tape, then you’re not using enough duct tape”. Funny, but probably true. You just never know when a piece of this legendary fixer will come in handy, so why not make it a part of your EDC (Every Day Carry), with this keychain fob. [click to continue…]

When I opened the box, the smell immediately hit me.  That smell of well-tanned leather.  You know the smell.  You hold it up to your nose and leave it there for awhile.  Yeah, it was like that when I opened the box on the Mr. Lentz leather briefcase.  I have had ‘genuine leather’ goods my whole life that turned out to be not so genuine.  So I was very curious if Mr. Lentz could make a leather good that truly was of the highest quality.  So let’s jump right in.

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If you need a quick break from all the scary weather coverage, you can read about some of the interesting gadgets that we talked about and reviewed this week. Click through for a full listing of everything we posted the last 7 days.  [click to continue…]

I really like the look of the new Desk Shelf System from Grovemade who is known for their accessories made of wood. This new shelf elevates up to two monitors and accessories above the main work surface of your desk to add extra space above and below. [click to continue…]

I have the Neato Botvac 80 on the main level of my house and a Neato Botvac Connected in my basement. I love Neato Botvacs because they keep my floors clean so I don’t have to. They would be perfect if they could clean their own dustbins and didn’t get stuck in odd places. I don’t think Neato will ever solve my self-cleaning wish, but they have just solved the other problem. Yay! [click to continue…]

Have DISH, will travel

Don’t tell my better half, but I have a secret dream to sell everything we own, buy an RV, and travel around the country like nomads. It will probably never happen, but if it did, we would need a way to watch TV while we travel because we love watching all of our favorite shows. One option for on the go TV viewing is the newly redesigned DISH Playmaker from Winegard. [click to continue…]

I’ve traveled extensively throughout my varied careers and learned a long time ago that if something is too large to be easily carried, it will ultimately be left behind for smaller versions. As a result, I’ve opted for the smallest, lightest weight devices I can lay my hands on, sometimes sacrificing higher quality. [click to continue…]

Check out these rings from Secret Wood. They look like a window into another world but they are really just made of resin with different types of wood or silver bands. [click to continue…]

About a year ago I reviewed my very first robot vacuum, the ILIFE A4. Although I found the vacuum had potential, it didn’t quite fit the needs of my family; there were just too many issues that I wasn’t able to overlook.

ILIFE recently provided me with their upgraded model, the ILIFE A6. I’m hoping the upgrades are exactly what is needed to make this robot vacuum a permanent fixture in my house.

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Toothbrushes are one of those things we all use several times a day (I hope!) but don’t really give a lot of thought. If you’re like me, you buy a new one a few times a year from Walmart or Walgreens for a few bucks. But would you buy a toothbrush that costs $12 and uses $5 replaceable heads that you have to order online? [click to continue…]

Are you a bad coin flipper? You know the type who flips to resolve an issue only to have the coin go rolling away never to be found again? The Tempus Spin Coin from J.L. Lawson & Co. provides a better way to find out who goes first in a game or who has to pay for the next round of beer. [click to continue…]

Grab your wallet and take a look at our 5 picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding projects from Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. [click to continue…]

This is the first book mark that I’ve seen that doubles as a “flashlight”. It’s the Book Mark Light from the Design Bloom Shop. The book mark is actually a circuit board that has been printed on a thin film with special conductive ink. [click to continue…]

You gotta love promotional videos for outdoor Bluetooth speakers. There always seems to be young, beautiful people in great shape running and laughing near water. Reality is more like an overweight guy (me) plopping himself down on Cocoa Beach and sweating in the humidity and heat while my beautiful wife complains that the music is too loud. Oh well, at least the Braven Stryde 360 portable Bluetooth speaker I’m testing sounds good.

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I recently switched to an iPhone 7 Plus which means I’ve been on the hunt for cases that will protect my expensive phone from scratches and falls, but aren’t overly bulky. I asked the folks at RhinoShield if they could send me one of their Crashguard Bumper cases because I am a minimal kinda girl. They sent the Crashguard along with the PlayProof and SolidSuit iPhone cases, so let’s take a look. [click to continue…]