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If you have ever needed a soldering iron while out in the field, away from wall power, you typically had to suffer with a subpar iron. For example, I used to carry the Weller P2KC which is a butane powered soldering iron. It is decent and has served me well. But I have found something better. The

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

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...

Keurig-Drinkworks-Drinkmaker

Keurig collaborated with Anheuser-Busch for this cold beverage machine. It will make cocktails, beer, and wine form those little plastic pods in under one minute. The Keurig Drinkworks Drinkmaker is only available in St. Louis for the launch. Current pods include daiquiri, cosmopolitan, gin & tonic, lime vodka soda, long island iced tea, margarita, mojito, moscow mule, sangria, white russian, old fashion, man tai, and a few beers. More to come. Is this the future of drinks at home? Time will tell.

Wosports W600

The Wosport’s W600 multi-function range finder is an amazing piece of technology.  It is light weight, but durably with a firm rubberized exterior.  And, the most important part, it is accurate. Read on for the full review. (more…)

Posted on Oct 26 2018 - 8:17am by Lew
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Gamo Swarm Magnum Air Rifle

There are air rifles (think bb guns) and then there is the Gamo Swarm Magnum. The Gamo Swarm Magnum stands out for a few reasons; 1) it is .22 caliber, 2) it shoots at 1,300 fps, 3) it is a single cock break barrel (no co2 cartridges or batteries needed), and 4) it has a 10-round magazine.

The Gamo Swarm Magnum is arguably one of the best backyard plinking and hunting guns available.

Whisper Fusion is the quietest sound suppression technology from Gamo, keeping shooting noise to the minimum. (more…)

Posted on Oct 22 2018 - 9:00am by Russ
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Gillette Razor Maker

Make your own custom Gillette razor handle or pick from a slew of new options. This cool new option, Gillette Razor Maker, is born form a collaboration between Formlabs and Gillette. There are several colors and finishes to choose from for both 5 and 3 blade razors. Once you land on your design, it will be created using stereolithography printing technology and shipped to you in a few weeks.

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.   ...