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We don’t talk about apparel too much, unless it is a bit gadget related. This will be an exception. Not sure why. The York Athletics latest shoe, The Henry ‘Fighters Edition’ ($115) comes in a plain black and white with design with a brown leather pull-on strap at the rear. I love the clean simplicity of this shoe so much that I tempted to buy a pair. My main problem is that I can dirty white shoes in record time. This leads me to,...

The high-end watch game continues to evolve for better and worse. This watch, might be in the latter category. A Polish company called Wealth Solutions has come up with a line of watches named the Spirit Watches. Their plan is to partner with independent Swiss watchmakers with the differentiator being they will have a drop or two of rare alcoholic beverages inside. Huh? Their latest Spirit Watch is made by Louis Moinet and will hold one drop of the world’s oldest whiskey, Old Vatted Glenlivet 1862. They will be available for purchase...

Reading glasses are just like your camera. The best pair of reading glasses is the ones you have with you. The ThinOPTICS Keychain Reading Glasses ($25) are so tiny and strong that you will always have them handy. They are made of an ultra-flexible titanium alloy and have a nitinol bridge (10x more elastic that spring steel). These keychain reading glasses are available in low range (+1.50), mid range (+2.0),...

If you are on the move traveling to cities and countries where pickpockets and thieves flourish you might want to invest in a “smarter” bag. The Pacsafe AT80 has a few anti-theft features built-in to make it safer than you average travel bag. Designed for the active traveler, the Duffelsafe AT collection seamlessly integrates signature Pacsafe security features into a lightweight, water-resistant...

Apparently repairing a broken zipper is pretty easy. The ADSRO 6pc Zipper Repair/Replacement ($5) makes fixing a zipper a quick and painless event. It works on most zipper failures including split zipper tracks, broken sliders, and even missing teeth. You simply cut off the old zipper slide and clip on the new ADSRO zipper slide. Perfect...

Posted on Feb 20 2017 - 8:00am by Steve M

I’m sorry. I couldn’t resist. Plus, it’s Monday and it made me laugh. First off – there is no argument that a tightly tucked-in shirt looks better than a loosely tucked/blousy fitting mens shirt. It is tough to keep shirts tucked properly when moving around (squatting down, stretching, etc…).  There, I got the practical bits out of the way. Now imagine that your perfectly tucked-in shirt attracts a mate and you are about to disrobe. Get ready...

Finding a good purpose driven watch can be tough. Watches for pilots, surgeons, golfers, etc… For example, the military and law enforcement types, typically, don’t want a dainty shiny silver watch or one that plays loud musical tunes randomly. You get the idea. They have a job to do, one that often requires sneaking up on people and the like. Enter the First Tactical Canyon Digital Compass Watch ($139).  The colors hint at the fact...

Posted on Dec 23 2016 - 2:41pm by Steve M

Whether you are heading to the slopes for some snowboarding or you live in one of the colder parts of the country you need to keep you noggin warm. Sure you could pop on a standard beanie but that is boring. This Octopus Hat ($13) lets you show off your cephalopod game while staying cozy. It is made of quality woolen yarn and the...

Posted on Dec 8 2016 - 10:29am by Lisa C.

I don’t know what is scarier, the fact that this product really exists at Nordstrom or the fact that it has sold out a few times already. The description is a hoot as well with lines like “smooth Los Angeles-area stone”, “sure to draw attention wherever it rests”, and “a work of art”. Really? Still not swayed that this is ridiculous and you want your own


The lowly ironing board has been pretty much unchanged for about ummm 100 years. Looks like the  Flippr is reinventing this old classic. The Flippr Ironing Board ($99) is a successfully funded KickStarter. What makes the Flippr ironing board so special?


  • The ironing board is double sided and flips over 360 degrees for a quick iron of the front and back of garmets.
  • There is a detachable detail board for ironing the sleeves and collars.
  • There is a clamp for holding items like pants.
  • Eight levels of height adjustment. Good for sitting or standing.
  • Aluminum frame is both strong and light weight.
  • There is a heat proof iron holder that flips away when not in use.
  • The entire ironing board cover is removable for easy washing.
  • There are wheels on the bottom for lugging around the house.