Safety

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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Protect your home from fire and carbon monoxide while listening to your favorite tunes

NEWS – You probably have a smoke detector in your home, right? How about a carbon monoxide (CO) detector? Do you have an Amazon Echo in your home too? That’s three individual devices that all take up space and need to be plugged in or charged. The Onelink from First Alert combines a smoke detector, …

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The Lumos smart bike helmet has built-in turn signals

Sure, you can signal your intention to make a turn with hand signals while riding a bike, but those hand signals might not be so visible at night.  I’ve seen gloves with lighted turn signals on them, but not everyone wears gloves when they bike.  Everyone wears helmets, though, and Lumos has added LED lights …

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This helmet protects your melon and is easy to carry when you’re not wearing it

I was reading an article this week about head injuries. It mentioned that even one minor head injury can lead to a greater risk of developing Parkinson’s disease. That’s why you should always wear a helmet when you ride your bike. Helmets aren’t sexy and they bulky to carry when you’re not wearing them, which …

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Protect your hearing and ornament your ears with the Loop High Fidelity Earplugs

Back in the day, I saw some pretty good concerts.  I saw concerts by Yes, Queen, and Rush, among others.  I loved the concerts, but I suffered from ringing ears and muffled hearing for days afterwards.  I wish I had earplugs like these Loop high-fidelity earplugs to protect my ears back then. The Loop earplugs …

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Increase your safety and visibility with the Vinida LED reflective belt

No matter your activity – cycling, horseback riding, skiing, motorcycling, running, or walking – the Vinida LED reflective belt will increase your visibility at dusk and in the dark.  The belts adjust from 21″ to 50″, so they can be used by children and adults, and you can even put them on your animal.  It …

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How the Blinkers system is making cycling safer

The addition of lights to bicycles is nothing new. From headlights that draw their power from the bike’s wheels to the integration of solar lighting, these devices have saved countless lives while adding some flair and originality to bikes across the nation. But a European company has introduced a new product that aims to make …

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Enjoy some tunes while protecting your hearing with Plugfones

A few years ago, I noticed that some of the folks running the heavy equipment on our manufacturing floor at work were wearing what looked like a cross between company-issued earplugs and earbuds. Fast forward to a few weeks ago. I was talking to a buddy of mine who was wearing some of these things. …

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