Winter might just be a couple of months away, but the forecast here for tomorrow is 87 degrees and a gazillion percent humidity. With conditions like that, you need to keep cool. Sure, your office or home probably has an air conditioner, but sometimes a direct breeze is what you really need, especially on humid days.
Do you need to light up something you’re working on and need both hands free? Well sure, you could get a lantern, or maybe one of those lights you wear on your head, but I’d much rather have a robot hold the light for me.
When I was in school, the best calculator you could get would be one of those crazy expensive HP-10C’s which offered some very fancy math abilities that I never fully understood, but the smartest students were using them, so they must have been good.
I’ve played a few instruments in my lifetime, but my stint playing the guitar was probably the shortest. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it, it’s that I just didn’t have the time to dedicate to going to class and learning it properly.
The GOGO lantern is a new portable lamp that’s currently being funded over on Kickstarter. The product is just what it sounds like, a lantern that you can use on the go or at home. The GOGO has some cool features, with the big one being a solar panel on top to charge the lantern when you are out in the field.
For years I have used wallets meant for the front pocket rather than the back. I hate sitting on a wallet all day. Not all compact wallets are equal, and out of all I have tried, the Flipside line has been my favorite.
These days, we use our mobile gadgets so much that we invariably need to carry a battery pack just to make sure we don’t run out of juice halfway through the day. There are thousands upon thousands of battery packs on the market, so how do you know which one to buy?
Looking for a cool way to change up your empty walls? Instead of putting up a painting or a poster, why not do something a little different? The Sony LSPX-P1 projector is a great way to take advantage of an open stretch of wall, and can throw images from just a few inches away onto any flat surface.
While there are projectors on the market designed for watching movies on a big screen, those must typically be placed on the other side of the room, and usually need you to run cables from your video source.
If you’re looking for a single tool to keep in your bugout bag, the Off Grid Survival Axe is an excellent choice. It combines a number of useful tools for both the real world and whatever post-apocalyptic world you can image, be it zombies, robots, or even killer cars.
The folks at Philips reached out and asked me if I wanted to give their slick OneBlade shaver a try. Like most guys, I loathe having to shave and anything that makes it easier and more comfortable, I am all in on.
Do you ever worry that you stink of BO, but you just aren’t sure if it’s you? Well, now an app that can measure exactly how badly you smell. Although why you can’t smell it for yourself, I have no idea.
We all need to grate cheese, at least those normal among us do. I say normal because only an insane person doesn’t need nachos in their lives every now and again. You could grate your cheese with a normal boxy grater liek your grandma did, or you could get an awesome cheese grater.
This one is shaped like a Roman sword and has a hilt for a handle.
It’s not something we think about, but our pools can be a real danger to wildlife. The $30 FrogLog aims to help with this problem. It’s an inflatable escape ramp that attaches to the side of a swimming pool so that small animals that find their way into in the pool can get back out and not die.
If you own a pool, the FrogLog is a good idea – if you care about wildlife that is.