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Catalyst Impact Protection Case

For the first time in quite a while I have stopped looking for a new iPhone X case. I have tried just about all styles from super cheap cases to expensive cases, Apple branded cases and everything in between. Some were, unsurprisingly, better than others but none better than my latest case – the Catalyst Impact Protection Case for iPhone (X, XS, XR, XS Max). Read on for a quick review. (more…)

Posted on Sep 18 2018 - 10:06am by Pete M
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The Hitch Hotel (currently lives on Kickstarter) is a portable hotel for your car or truck, assuming you have a class 2 or higher hitch. It serves double duty as a storage box when closed (60 cubic feet of storage), and can hold three full sized bikes inside. When you are ready to convert the Hitch Hotel ($3,200) into a bedroom you simply extend the unit and deploy the adjustable legs. Inside you will find windows, vents, and a queen sized bed.   ...

Posted on Sep 11 2018 - 10:14am by Steve M
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If you are serious about your whisky, or know someone who is, get out your credit card. Inspired by nature, digitally crafted, and meticulously refined with master distiller Jim McEwan, the Norlan Whisky Glass ($48 for two) has been designed to capture whisky’s complex flavors and aromatics and deliver them to the...

A Florida-based company, Blu3, has launched a KickStarter for what they claim is the lightest and smallest (and cheapest) personal dive system.The Blu3 NEMO consists of a battery powered surface-supplied air (SSA) system with a 10-foot air hose. Dive time is 60 minutes and divers don’t need to...

This good looking mouse and rat trap is from New Zealand. It is called the Goodnature A24 and it kills mice and rats without poisons or traps that you have to touch to reset. The video below does a great job showing how it works. The Goodnature A24 has some irresistible bait that draws the mouse/rat in and then a CO2 cartridge powers a neck snapping blow when they insert their...

The latest MacBook laptop charger is pretty big and just has the one USB-C port for charging the laptop. It works fine. This relatively cheap gadget, the PlugBug Duo, makes traveling with your laptop a bit better. First of all, it isn’t trying to hide, it is bright red. It comes with five different snap on plugs for the following countries; US, Canada, Japan, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and China. The Twelve South PlugBug...

DJI Mavic 2 ProDJI has done it again. They just released two new drones, the Mavic 2 Pro ($1,449) and Mavic 2 Zoom ($1,249). Some of the technology is the same, and some is massively improved.

The Mavic 2 Pro comes with a Hasselblad camera, 1″ CMOS Sensor, adjustable aperture, 10-bit Dlog-M, 10-bit HDR video, and hyperlapse (time lapse shots). Long story short, a badass camera.

Both new Mavic 2 drones have longer flight times (up to 31 minutes), a longer range (up to 8km), full omnidirectional obstacle sensing (about time!), ActiveTrack 2.0, and more.

Damn you DJI. Just when I think the competition is catching up your technology takes another leap forward. My credit card number is _ _ _ _…

Video of the Mavic 2 in action after the break. (more…)

Good news. The police have another less-lethal option for their already overloaded duty belts. The BolaWrap 100 shoots a kevlar tether to entangle people at a range of 10-25 feet. Perfect for the crazy person that doesn’t quite deserve the taser yet. Existing less lethal devices rely on “pain compliance”, increasing the chance of injury or aggression, and complicating apprehension. The BolaWrap 100 is a restraint tool for Police and Military which can...

The team at Fulcrum Knives in San Francisco have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new nano blade knife. The Fulcrum Eclipse Knife is unique in that it starts off as a coin shape when closed and then transforms to a little knife. From watching the video it looks a bit precarious to open and close. Might make a good little knife to stash in a  backpack pocket or the glovebox of your car....

polimaster PM1208M

With the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster still fresh in our minds some folks want to know if, and when, they come into contact with radioactive material. This watch is about 1/3 the cost of typical radiation detecting watches at $320.

The Polimaster PM1208M continuously monitors radiation and counts radiation dose exposure. The watch will alert an audible alarm when it detects high radiation emissions. It also tells time with a Swiss Ronda 763 quartz movement.