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SCOTTeVEST OTG Jacket review

Clothing isn’t a topic that normally comes to mind when you think about technology and gadgets, but one particular brand of clothing has made a name for itself in exactly that niche. SCOTTeVEST products have been well known for years for one main reason… pockets! Their jackets, vests, shirts, pants and other garments have been …

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ThruNite Archer 2A V3 LED flashlight review

LED Flashlights continue to multiply like Tribbles. The bright, clean light of an LED is so much better for working, wayfinding, or just searching under the bed between the dust bunnies for something dropped. Recently, we were offered a light from a new company for us, ThruNite. They have many different models to choose from and …

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SOG Batons are your urban multi-tool EDC kit

Earlier this week, SOG Specialty Knives & Tools unveiled their new set of Baton tools. The Baton Q1 is a tactical pressurized ball point pen that hides a variety of other tools inside. When you fold the Baton Q1 in half, it converts into a pair of spring-assisted travel-friendly scissors. The Q4 also has a …

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Simplify picture hanging with the Gallery Magic system

Hanging pictures can be a nightmare of measuring tapes, levels, and holes in the walls – only to end up with your pictures still crooked and out of line.  With the Gallery Magic system, you won’t have to work so hard and still end up with nicely spaced and level artwork.  The first part of …

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You might enjoy going off the grid with SCOTTeVEST’s new OTG jackets

SCOTTeVEST has just announced some new techwear that’s been designed for both men and women to carry their gear when they are off the grid without needing a bag or backpack. The new OTG jackets which appropriately stands for Off The Grid, are made of ripstop nylon and feature a cool quilted design and 29 …

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Saw your way to freedom with ITS Kevlar shoelaces

Looking for some new tactical gear for the next time evildoers have you in their clutches? First of all, you’re hanging around with the wrong crowd if this happens to you a lot. But I digress. Check out these shoelaces from ITS Tactical. Who cares about shoelaces you say. You do, when they are made …

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GEKO is a smart whistle with built in GPS tracking capability

The GEKO Smart Whistle is a personal safety device that will send your pre-defined contact list an SMS message, email or phone call with your location when you press the button or blow into it for more than two seconds. You can also send them an audio recording if you’re unable to speak. After deactivating …

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This bandana will help you find the big dipper

Colter Co. loves their bandanas. We’ve told you about their fly fishing knots and survival knots bandanas and now this year they are back with two more 100% cotton 22″ x 22″ square handkerchiefs that have been made and printed in the USA. The Stargazer bandana is black and features glow a dark print of …

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The ROBOCOPP Sound Grenade will scare the bejeezus out of a would-be attacker

Personal safety devices can be bulky and hard to use, but the Sound Grenade from ROBOCOPP has been designed like its namesake, the grenade. It’s a small device weighing only one ounce that can be clipped to a bag, keychain, clothing, etc. When you pull the pin it will produce a 120 decibel alarm that’s …

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Spartan Harsey Folder 4.25″ S35VN Steel knife review

I have had many pocket knives over the years, from the first one I received as a cub scout to various sized and shaped ones I have strategically place throughout my world today. I have them stashed in my cars, desks, tool bag, EDC gear, etc. They are a very useful tool to have around without …

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Contigo Randolph stainless steel travel mug review

Before I review any gadget, I need my cup o’ Joe. There’s nothing like a piping hot cup of coffee to get the creative juices flowing. So it’s particularly fitting that I have the opportunity to review the Contigo Randolph stainless steel travel mug. While most travel mugs are tumblers without handles, the Randolph mug …

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Julie’s gadget diary – January 2016 EDC update

I was brainstorming for article ideas yesterday, when I realized that I haven’t posted an EDC update in almost year.  It’s time to remedy that situation! This will be part one of my EDC update as I audit what I carry each day and decide if there are items that I can drop and items that …

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