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Ready to improve your golf game this year? Check out the Golf Buddy VoiceX. The GolfBuddy VoiceX is an easy to use gadget that uses GPS and course data to help you with your golf game. The VoiceX uses audio (and a small lcd screen) to let...

Smaller camp trailers usually mean less sleeping room of course. Well the folks at Dethleff’s rewrote the traditional design with their latest camp trailer, the C’Go Up. This tiny, sub-23-foot, camp trailer will sleep seven people in a series of stacked, convertible and lift-away beds. The front of the Dethleffs C’Go Up trailer is laid out for the kids with two bunk beds and a kids dining area. The kids dinette area also converts to a single bed. The rear of the trailer is set up for adults, with a master bedroom, and...

FLIR Systmes, the makers of thermal cameras, have launched their latest drone – the Black Hornet 3. The Black Hornet 3 is a tiny drone marketed to the military, government agencies, and first responders. This Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) is the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Just a bunch of words saying it is a tiny drone. The Black Hornet 3 weighs just 32 grams, has a 1.2 mile range, and...

Posted on Jan 22 2019 - 9:29am by gchoe
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The Cave is the first inflatable tent that Heimplanet made. It can be erected in less than a minute, with included pump, and is very stable and weatherproof. It certainly isn’t the cheapest tent, but it is arguably one of the coolest. Get your Heimplanet...

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...

Camping in plain site has become the new norm. If you drive around Mountain View, California – specifically around the Google campus you will notice RV’s and vans littering the streets. Some of these “campers” are a click above homeless and some are young tech workers. Either way, the trick to succeeding is hiding in plain site. In other words don’t use an RV, use a van. In this case, a tiny van. This inexpensive option, the Cascade Camper Kit, pimps out the Ram Promaster City van. For about $7,000 you can...

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…)


My two main gripes about RC drones are around battery life and wireless range. Even the new DJI’s with all of their improvements in battery life and range, still have me wrapping up flights in under 30 minutes. If the tech keeps improving I may not have to wait too much longer. Fingers crossed.

Or… I could buy a Parrot DISCO today – swap out some batteries and mod the wireless signal to work over the 4G LTE cellular network. That means, flight times over an hour with range only limited by battery life and cellular signals. The mod is from UAVPAL and can be found here.

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.   ...