Benchmade 470-1 Emissary Review

Finding a great every day carry (EDC) knife is a very personal event. What works for one person may or may not work for another. I have many knives and tend to grab a different one depending on what I think I will be doing that day as well as what I am wearing. Sounds crazy right? We aren’t talking about a watch here. But to me, it matters. I don’t want a huge knife or clip when wearing dress pants or going out to eat at a nice establishment. And on the flip side, I don’t want a small knife when out in the woods.

So, why does the Benchmade 470-1 Emissary end up in my pocket most days? Read on for a few details.

LED Super Bowl Lighting

Hard to believe how efficient quality LED lighting has become. The latest mega installation of LED lighting will occur at the University of Phoenix Stadium for the upcoming Super Bowl. The upgrade is courtesy of Cree and Ephesus Lighting and will use 44,928 Cree XLamp MK-R LED’s. Long story short, it will take 310,000 watts of power as opposed to the typical 1.24 million watts used by the old metal halide bulbs.

Energy savings isn’t the only benefit. The LED bulbs produce double the illumination of the metal halide bulbs, don’t require a 20 minute warm up, and need less air conditioning as they run cooler. This is better for the fans, players, and cameras. Can’t wait to see it in action.

Makes perfect sense, right? You have a few roman candles laying around and a quadcopter. It’s like chocolate and peanut butter. Well at least this guy thought so. He strapped two roman candles onto his drone quadcopter and chased his friend around the yard shooting at him. Awesome. More videos of drones quadcopters doing fun stuff after the break.

Butane Watch Lighter

Yep, it is a real watch with a built-in butane lighter. Perfect for the stoner smoker or MacGyver type in your life. Sure, at first it sounds like a gag gift type of thing, especially considering it only costs $8. But it is actually a useful little gadget. You will never bee without your precious lighter if it is a part of your watch. You can also refill the butane when it runs low.


Just like the Coolest Cooler, the Coolbox Toolbox aims to breath new life into a product that has been unchanged for quite some time. The Coolbox Toolbox is currently on Indiegogo and has blown through its funding goal.

Coolbox Toolbox

What makes the Coolbox ($179) so cool? Start off with a rugged toolbox, add a 12V rechargeable battery ,three standard wall outlets, two USB ports, a 10-foot extension cord, an iPad/iPhone stand, LED lighting, a whiteboard, bottle opener, handles/wheels, auxiliary audio jacks, a magnetic lid (for holding onto screws, etc.) and bluetooth speakers.

More details and product video after the break.

bettmobil Vans

Start off with a Volkswagen Multivan. Drop it, and your wallet, off with Bett Mobil and you can have one awesome little camper van. One of the Bett Mobil VW Van features is the second story slide-out bedroom which allows for plenty of cargo space below. Read on for details.

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AccuRelief Mini TENS

If you have ever used a TENS machine (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) for sore muscles or rehabilitation you know how helpful they can be. My only gripe with my current TENS unit is all of the cables and the complicated menu system. I sill like my current system, just think there are times when a simpler version, like the AccuRelief Mini TENS, could come in handy.

The Mini TENS would be nice for smaller muscles like those on the hands, arms, and neck. Perfect for travel as well do to the simplicity and size of this design. Worth a shot for around $20.

This is a hilarious video of a few senior citizens playing Grand Theft Auto V for about 30 minutes. The video has been edited to show the funny bits.

Hexacopter drug mule crash

A remote controlled hexacopter (not a drone) recently crash landed into a Mexican supermarket parking lot near the California border. Why did it crash? A greedy cartel overloaded the hexacopter with a full six pounds of methamphetamine. Mistake #1, too much weight. Mistake #2 piling the drugs on top of the copter instead of on the bottom. And mistake #3 securing it with tape. Stupid is as stupid does.




The last thing you want to think about when walking around in the dark with a flashlight is bumping into a scary nut-job. But if you do, you better hope your flashlight is an UltraFire Tactical Self Defense Torch ($27) which comes equipped with spikes and an audible alarm.

The UltraFire Tactical Self Defense Flashlight puts out a whopping 2000 lumens via a CREE XM-L T6 LED. There are five lighting modes (High, medium, low, strobe, and SOS). The light and siren are powered by a single 18650 battery and comes with the included battery charger.