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BBQ season is here. Time to step up your grilling game. Check out the ThermoWorks Smoke 2-channel Alarm Thermometer with wireless remote receiver. Perfect for precision and high temp cooking where you want to know exactly what is going on with your food and cooking space. I spent the last month getting to know the ThermoWorks Smoke, read on for the full review.

This slim cooler, the BevPod, has one job – keeping 10 cans cold. It doesn’t care about your picnic food or two-liter bottles. Just 10 cans. The BevPod Slim Cooler ri s just 3″ tall and easily fits into a backpack, tote, or messenger bag. Or you could use the included shoulder strap. The BevPod uses a wrapping ice-sheet instead of ice for a more compact/neat fit.    ...

Just when I started looking at the Google WiFi System I bumped into the Portal WiFi Router. Both have the ability to use mesh networking for expanding out to dead spots. The main difference, is that Portal uses something called FastLanes which enables your WiFi network to operate in a special portion of the 5GHz spectrum that was originally reserved for weather radio systems....

If you live in a household that doesn’t allow shoes, like mine, you quickly realize some people don’t like taking their shoes off. I’m not going to get into the reasons you should/shouldn’t take your shoes off when coming in from the outside. To each their own. So for the shoeless amongst us… there are two options; take off the shoes, or put on a plastic shoe cover. Shoe covers are great but not the most fun to put on over shoes. Enter the Kwik...

Posted on Jun 19 2017 - 10:03am by gchoe
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If you happen to have missed the Fidget Spinner movement sweeping the nation, good. Not much to see here. A fidget spinner is typically made of plastic or metal and has a center bearing with 3-lobes. Fidget Spinners are often pitched as a toy for helping people focus (think ADHD) by acting as a stress release gadget. As with most gadgets, things evolve. In this case the fidget spinner has evolved to a cube that looks a bit like dice. More compact, subtle, and pocket...

Posted on Jun 9 2017 - 8:38am by gchoe
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Don’t have a paper shredder or maybe you just want to hide portions of a document. The Miseyo Confidential Roller Stamp ($15) makes quick work of covering up text. The stamp has a 1.5″ roller for quick and easy coverups. This confidential stamp can cover 100 meters before needing a refill.   ...

If you have some 3S or 4S Lipo batteries laying around you might want to check out the Volantex Vector 80 Remote Control Boat ($199). It comes with everything you need, sans batteries, and is fast, very fast. For the money this is a lot of boat. The boat is shipped “ready to run” and is powered by a water cooled 1800KV brushless motor. Even the ESC is water cooled. The Recent Vector 80 RC Boat is 81cm long and 21cm wide.    ...

SCORKL 10 Minute Mini Scuba Tank Diving

Diving with a scuba tank is great. You just have to be certified and carry a ton of gear with you. Snorkeling is great but you are pretty much limited to a few feet of diving. This Kickstarter project, SCORKL, is basically a mini scuba tank.

The SCORKL will allow up to 10 minutes of dive time and is small enough to fit in a backpack. The tank can be refilled with a manual hand pump or off of a larger scuba tank with the refill adapter. Of course, you will want to get the case, two SCORKL’s, the hand pump, refill adapter, etc… The coolest kit with two tanks will cos about $796. The only flaw I see is that the pressure gauge is on the opposite side of the mouthpiece and you can’t see it while diving.

SCORKL 10 Minute Mini Scuba Tank Pump

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Apple isn’t always first to the game with gadgets, but they are often one of the better options. I am sincerely hoping this is the case with their latest entry into the smart speaker arena. Apples latest gadget is the HomePod ($349) which is landing in the US, UK, and Australia in December of this year. The speaker does similar tricks as the Alexa and Google Home speakers but should blow them all away when it comes to sound quality. At least that is the pitch. You simply talk to the speaker like you would with Siri on your iOS...

The folks at Google’s (or Alphabet if you prefer) have come out with a new camera, the Nest Cam IQ ($299). So what is different between this camera which is currently available for preorder and the Nest Cam and Nest Cam Outdoor? What’s new with the Nest Cam IQ – More powerful 6-core processor Bigger price tag – $299 (vs $199) Better connectivity Familiar face alerts with Nest Aware (currently it just recognizes if it is...