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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.

Let me start off with a bit of spoiler alert – both boards are great and the comparisons are tough to do in an apples-to-apples fashion. With that said, let’s discuss the merits of both the Boosted Boards Dual+ (with extended battery) and the Evolve Skateboards Carbon GT. Read on for details. ...

It is tough to get excited about your Lightning cable. They work great, until they don’t and that is the problem. Shouldn’t they last more than 6-months?! I have gone through too many Lightning cables to count. My cables tend to fail in the same ways; the plastic cable coating splits or the same coating comes loose at the business ends. Both failures expose the internal cabling which can potentially cause an electrical short and ultimately a dangerous situation. Cable fires...

Apparently the 1980’s trend of big “portable” boomboxes is making a comeback, with some modern technology of course. Think Bluetooth portable speaker on steroids, basically a Bluetooth Boombox. Apparently this trend has been developing steam… news to me. Some how I ended reading online reviews of the Aiwa Exos-9 ($299) and had to dig a bit...

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The Guardline Wireless Driveway Alarm ($99) (motion sensor/detector) is one of my favorite gadgets. I have a few of the extra motion sensors, all programed with different chime/sounds, strategically placed around our home. I sleep deeper knowing that no one has walked on to our property. Not sure why, but I am wired a bit like an old guard dog. I sleep with one eye open and always pay attention to my Nest Cameras. So, I thought it was about time that I shared my review of the Guardline Wireless Driveway Alarm System. Read on… (more…)

It was time for a new shop vacuum. After looking around a bit and comparing specs that were important to me (size, suction power, tool attachments, etc…) the Rigid 31693 WD1851 won the challenge and came home with me. I have had the Rigid WD1851 for a while now and thought I should update folks with my findings. Read on for the Rigid 31693 WD1851 review.

Every now and then a product mashup comes along that just makes sense. On paper, the Evoplus Q9 fits that bill. This 2-in-1 gadget plugs into the cars 12V cigarette lighter port and provides two USB charging ports. One port charges at 1-amp and the other at 2.1-amps (5V).  That alone is a useful product, but the Evoplus Q9 delivers more with a built-in Bluetooth headset. This Bluetooth 4.1 headset fits neatly into...

Remember when LED light bulbs put off an eery blue/white glow and weren’t very bright? Those days are over. In fact LED’s have gotten pretty good at besting their incandescent and fluorescent counterparts when it comes to efficiency and longevity. You can choose the LED light bulb lighting temperature from warm/soft (2700-3000K) all the way to daylight (5000-6500K). One isn’t “better”...

There is no shortage of screen protector options for just about every smartphone on the market. How do you choose one over the other? Some have rounded edges, some are tinted, some are inexpensive, and some claim to be ultra-tough. So many choices. Well the IN1 Nano Shield...

Upcart Stair Climbing 6 wheel cart

Who knew I would get excited about a utility cart? Not me. The UpCart combines an all-terrain three-wheel chassis with a folding hand cart. Imagine a cart that can carry a 100-pound filing cabinet up the stairs without the traditional two-wheel bounce. Now imagine that same cart hauling the groceries and then folding flat to hide behind the couch. . It folds to a depth of just over four inches. Getting excited yet? You really have to see the video below to be “sold”.

The UpCart has good stability and is capable of “walking” over curbs and stairs. This means less pull/push forces needed from the user. Less effort and strain required to transport loads over uneven surfaces and stairs is a good thing.

UpCart Stair climbing cart

If the $99 price is too much, you can check out a very similar, and well reviewed, Metaltex Cart ($33).