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CSC SG250 San Gabriel Motorcycle Under 2k

What costs half as much as a Honda Monkey, is bigger, more capable, and you can get delivered to your house in about a week? The CSC SG250 San Gabriel ($1,995).

While I try to avoid buying things made in China (not easy, and I certainly can’t do it for everything) this bike has some pretty fair reviews online. Sure, it has rear drum brakes, tiny front disc brakes, and front shocks that look like they came off of a bicycle. But that isn’t the point with this bike, at least not in my opinion. If you want a fun little commuter bike (assuming you aren’t on the freeway much, or at all), the CSC SG250 San Gabriel Motorcycle checks a bunch of boxes. All for less than $2k! (more…)

Tesla just released a new “portable” wall charger. It looks similar to the hard wired version but comes with a NEMA 14-50 plug. This new charger can charge 25% faster than the Gen 2 Mobile Connector which comes with the car (this assumes you have 50-amps at the wall). It will work with the Model S, Model X, and Model 3 vehicles. I like the idea of this little charge because it bridges the gap between home and portable use as most folks have a NEMA 14-50 port for their electric clothes dryer. This would also allow Tesla owners...

Stop using and tossing AA batteries, this kit from Panasonic/Eneloop will get you off to the races with 4-AA batteries and a charger for just $17. If you haven’t heard of the Eneloop brand, know this, they are one of the best. These AA batteries have 2000mAh’s of power and can be recharged 2100 times! Additionally, they will hold 70% of their charge after sitting for 10 years. Go ahead, buy a few

PrintBrushXDR

Imagine being able to take almost any design or text and instantly print it on most surfaces. Want to label put your name on your kids underwear, label your scrapbook, add your logo to a cardboard box, etc… The PrintBrush XDR can take a design from your smartphone wirelessly and lay it down in full color on all kinds of surfaces (paper, cardboard, fabrics, wood, etc.). You simply drag the printer across your surface and it quickly lays down color prints.

Thanks to built-in sensors and intelligent software, the imprint will always be correct independently of the direction or the speed of a user’s hand movement. You can go as slow or as fast as you want. You can even stop in the middle of the printout: the PrintBrush XDR delivers accurate and reliable results.

Currently the PrintBrush XDR lives on KickStarter and isn’t fully funded. Fingers crossed they make it and the product works as good as the demo.

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MarkRober_Bait_Package

There have been plenty of booby trapped bait packages set out for unsuspecting porch thieves, but this one takes the cake. Mark Rober, who is pretty crafty in the shop designed the ultimate booby trapped bait box using a bunch of tech.

This package starts off with an Apple HomePod box, a 3d printed frame, four phones for GPS and video recording, a pound of fine glitter that spins out in all directions, and (my favorite) a fart spray device. Genius. Watch this video, after the break, showing porch pirates getting destroyed. (more…)

Posted on Dec 17 2018 - 7:57pm by Pete M
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Tenacious Tape Repair

How can you argue with a product named Tenacious Tape? I bought some of this “tenacious tape” months ago and recently had an opportunity to try it out in real life. Read on for the story of how I saved my jacket from the trashcan. (more…)

Ever been stuck in the dark with a dead flashlight? I have. What I do recall is having every size and style of battery but the one that the flashlight needed.  Panasonic has a new flashlight that will make it almost impossible to be without the right battery. The “Panasonic Any Battery Light will run on any combination of D, C, AA, or AAA.  You can fill the Any Battery Light with batteries or run it on just one AAA.  Pretty...

Big Mouth Billy Bass With Alexa

The famous Big Mouth Billy Bass from yesteryear has been modernized with Alexa’s voice assistant built-in (You have to already have an echo device in the home). The Alexa Big Mouth Billy Bass ($39) can respond to voice commands and let you know about the weather, the news, your commute, as well as set alarms, notifications, and more. Guess what you are inevitably getting for Christmas this year?

Sony PS5 RenderingThe actual images are not real production models, they are renderings from an eager gamer. The Sony PlayStation 5 has had a few leaks. For example, the Sony PS5 will be revealed mid-2019 and should have a March 2020 release date. Specs are reportedly showing 4k graphics at 60 fps coming from an 8-core AMD Ryzen processor. Expect the Sony PS5 to be priced around $500. Video about the PS5 leaks after the break. (more…)

Yoda Snow Globe

Looking for the most unique gift for the person who has everything, or just want to have an awesome/strange conversation piece on your desk? The Bradford Exchange STAR WARS Jedi Master Yoda Musical Glitter Globe with Lights and Movie Music ($100) fits the bill. It runs off of three AAA batteries and illuminate Yoda and the base while playing music from the movie.