Safety

Blincclip and Blincc Hex bicycle reflector review – Innovative use of motion to improve visibility

REVIEW – Blincc is based in Singapore and focuses on cycling safety. They originally launched on Kickstarter and currently have two products in their line; the Blincclip and the Blincc Hex. Both are hyper functional reflectors, but have different applications. What is it? Both of Blincc’s products are reflectors for bicycles. Blincclip is designed to …

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I almost fell for a DirecTV phone scam! – Julie’s gadget diary

ARTICLE – In order for this story to make a little more sense (and so you won’t think I’m a complete moron), you first need to go read my DirecTV cord-cutting article from yesterday. But if you don’t want to read that article (it’s really good by the way…) here’s a quick summary… Once upon …

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X- Sense SC01 10 Year Battery Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector with Display and Alarm review

REVIEW – Over the past few years, there seems to have been a surge in carbon monoxide related illnesses and deaths. There have also been many fires where the outcome was deadly because there was no smoke detector installed. This X- Sense SC01 10 Year Battery Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector with Display and Alarm …

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Be ready and safe with the Reach Safe from Vara Safety

NEWS – While no one can argue that there are way too many gun violence occurrences and tragedies across this country and around the world, there should also be an acknowledgment that there are millions of law-abiding gun owners who safely use firearms for reasons such as competition shooting, target shooting, and home safety. When …

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RZMask M2 reusable air filtration mask review

REVIEW – One of my ongoing quests has been to find a air filtration mask for routine home improvement / hobby activities. I have several criteria, including easy to use comfortable effective versatile cost-efficient don’t cause my glasses to fog up My specific use cases are filtering dust from machining wood, outdoor spray painting, clearing …

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The Evergreen Elf monitors your Christmas tree to keep your family safe

NEWS – Forget the Elf on the Shelf; that little tattletale only makes your kids anxious.  The Evergreen Elf is useful; he will keep your family safe by preventing your real Christmas tree from drying out and becoming a fire hazard. The Evergreen Elf will fit on any live-tree stand on the market now.  He …

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Albedo100 makes sure you’ll always be seen at night

NEWS – Albedo is a measure of how reflective an object, usually a planet or moon, is – how much of the incident light is reflected by the object.  Despite how bright they are, the Earth’s albedo is only about 0.3, meaning 30% of light is reflected, and our moon when full is only about …

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Florence is headed this way, and my thoughts have turned to emergency preparedness

NEWS – Here in North Carolina, we’ve experienced way too many hurricanes coming ashore over the years.  Florence seems to headed our way right now, and it’s time to think about laying in supplies in case we experience power outages and disturbances in other services.  The SolarPuff light would be a good light to have …

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Bishop Curry’s “Oasis” device, which will save children from hot car deaths, is in the next stage of development!

NEWS – Last year, I wrote a post about a 10-year-old boy, Bishop Curry V, who came up with an idea for a device he calls the Oasis. This device is intended to save children from hot car deaths. He felt driven to help put an end to such tragedies after having heard about a …

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Protect the lives of your most precious cargo with Athena by Eve

NEWS – It’s summer, and it’s hot, and I’ve already seen stories of several children who died in hot cars.  Infants, children, and pets (or K9 police officers) die because someone forgot they were in the car and went in to work or to the mall.  With the Athena by Eve, no other baby, child, …

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