Retevis RT45 Backlit LCD

Haven’t heard of Retevis? Give it time, you will. Retevis is making quite a name for themselves stateside with their high quality and low priced line of radios. They have everything from low to high-end radios from 0.5-watts up to a full 10-watts! On to the Retevis RT45 FRS/GMRS review. (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...

 

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This beautiful knife started off its life as a bunch of spent batteries (mostly). This talented blacksmith, with tons of time on his hands, recycles old batteries and an old Maglite flashlight (for the handle) into an amazing knife. Video of this batteries to knife metamorphosis after the break. (more…)

I was always told that if you plan for A, B, and C that D will be the one that blindsides you. I think this theory was supposed to tell me not to worry. I think it backfired, I took it that I should be ready for as much as possible. Do you have a buyout bag or survival kit in your vehicle? You should. It is a cheap insurance plan for when things go sideways. This Emergency Survival Kit ($24) is not only inexpensive but it is in all neatly tucked...

There are slingshots and there are “ahem” slingshots! Just like the one we had as kids, the Assolar SS-12 can shoot ball bearings, marbles, rocks, etc… But it also sports an infrared sight and a laser flashlight. Still not impressed? It has adjustable springs and can even shoot arrows. Yours for a mere $88 here. ...

There are few sounds that elicit fear in bad guys. Police sirens, a racking shotgun, and the rap of a stun gun. Imagine if you could always have your stun gun with you, as in it wasn’t too big. Well, this tiny stun gun might just be the answer. The Guard Dog Hornet Keychain Stun Gun ($39) has a built-in 3 LED flashlight, 6,000,000...

What the heck is a handheld breaching tool? Well, in this case it is a flashlight sized (1.5 x 14-inch) gadget that shoots vaporized metal and particulate for about 2-seconds to melt anything in front of it. It can melt through locks, rebar, cage bars, braided steel cabling, etc… The cutting jet burns hotter than 4000-degrees Fahrenheit! The handle has a battery that starts the ignition process of the replaceable cartridge. The TEC Torch can cut through solid steel...

DJI is known for their quadcopters no doubt. They, in my opinion, are the most reliable quads on the market today. Now they are applying their proven 3-axis stabilization to a handheld gimbal, the DJI Osmo ($649) with a 4k camera along for the ride. The camera shoots 4K video and up to 120fps at 1080P. Heck you can even put a better camera/lens on the stabilizer if that is your thing. There is a joystick...

Multi-tools have been integrated into pocket knives, bracelets, iPhone cases, flashlights, etc… but I have yet to see a throwing knife multi-tool. The Kniper...

As you may know I am a fan of the EagleTec products. Sure, they are made in China, but like Apple they design their products in the US and keep quality high on the list of important bits. When I got my hand on the EagleTec ONTOP Ultra-Slim External Battery Pack with Lightning Connector for iPhone 5, 5C, 6, 6 Plus, iPod, and iPad with Brainy Technology (phew that was a mouthful) I was a tad skeptical. I have...