Review

  • The Smoking Gun San Diego: BBQ, Cocktails, And Fun

    Sometimes you just walk by a place and have no idea what you've been missing. That was the case up until a few days ago with The Smoking Gun in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. I live just a few blocks away and have walked by the place regularly, without stopping in. On the outside it looks like just any other "hipster bar" downtown but what we found inside was surprisingly good quality cocktails, a very creative menu and a great atmosphere that I can't wait to return to sometime soon.

  • BLUETTI Shares Gift Ideas to Celebrate Mother’s Day

    A mother gives everything at home and in the office as she endeavors to secure her family’s future. If you want something special to show your love and appreciation on Mother’s Day (officially on Sunday, May 8) , then you’re in luck. BLUETTI has rounded up some gift ideas and will soon announce a new unit.

  • Dirty Birds San Diego Has Some Of The Best Wings In America's Finest City

    Wings used to be one of those things that came free with a happy hour special at your local pub. Today though they are a premium treat that in some cases is just as expensive as a steak or good piece fish. Unfortunately not all wings are equal and so it can be very complicated to separate the premium wing companies that are worth spending your money on, from the ones that think you just don't know any better. Lucky for me - and millions of others in San Diego! - Dirty Birds is a great example of a company producing a fantastic product that I personally can't wait to enjoy again on my own dime.

  • The All-New Toyota Tundra Proves That Great Things Come In Big Packages

    The long awaited all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra is finally here and we had a chance to test it out on some trails in San Diego, patrolling the southern border as well as prowling some of Southern California’s highways. Our summary judgment - Toyota has delivered exactly what they needed to keep existing customers excited about the brand and attract some swing customers with long awaited updates that make this one of our favorite trucks available today.

  • Tranya T40 Wireless Earbuds Are A Great Choice For Active Guys

    Looking for a great pair of wireless earbuds that won't break the bank and more importantly won't fall out of your ear while working out? Check out the new Tranya T40 earbuds. These earbuds feature some of the latest technology, including Bluetooth 5.1, and a 4-mic design for great call quality... all at a mid-market price point. We tested these earbuds out and were very impressed with their sound quality and features. If you're looking for a great pair of wireless earbuds, be sure to check out the Tranya T40!

  • TranyaGo Smart Watch Is A Fantastic Value Option That Looks Great Too

    Looking for a top-quality smartwatch with plenty of features? Look no further than the TranyaGo Smart Watch. This device has a high-resolution display, super lightweight design, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, waterproof standard, long-lasting battery and more. Whether you're looking to track your fitness progress, monitor your sleep or just stay connected, this smartwatch has you covered. 

  • Tranya T20 Wireless Earbuds Value Priced Can Still be Pretty Good

    At this point I feel like everyone needs to have two pairs of earbuds. You need a less expensive "backup pair" that you can use in places where you might lose one, such as working out at the gym or on a boat somewhere, and one that has all of the ultimate features that you need for traveling and tuning the world out. That might not be accurate anymore as Tranya has done a really good job at making mid-market wireless earbuds not seem like a sacrifice.

  • Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Offers Big Zoom In A Tiny Package

    Let's just get this out of the way, the CT4-V Blackwing is a powerful vehicle in a very compact (subcompact) package... it is also not a car for truck-sized guys like me. As such I honestly felt a bit awkward reviewing it in the way where you know it can do more than you're physically able to accommodate safely. That sucks because this is a very fun little car that offers a unique curve hugging nimbleness that you'd otherwise find only in a vehicle such as the Corvette.

  • Exploring Diplomatico Rums At The Grass Skirt In San Diego

    Aside from our time spent on cruise ships recently, it's been a while since we've had the opportunity to attend tasting events at local bars and restaurants here in San Diego. However, if there's one thing that can compel me to get off my seat and venture back into a bar it's a great rum paired with fantastic bartenders and that's just what we had this week when we met with Diplomatico's California Ambassador to talk a bit about two of their newer expressions: Mantuano and Planas.

  • Better Battery Cells Using LiFeP04 Mean BLUETTI's Solar Generators Last Longer

    It all started with the EB150 and EB240 solar generators, Bluetti's first products launched back in 2019. Approximately one year later, they released their flagship model the AC200 on Indiegogo (which was powered by NCA cells), as a crowdfunding campaign. This project pulled in nearly 7 million dollars in two months. 

  • BLUETTI Spring Sale Is Going On Now

    Springtime is right around the corner, and after being cooped up all winter, there’s no better way to celebrate the comfortable weather than by reconnecting with nature. And a portable power station that provides a reliable source of power is super useful when heading out to the great outdoors.

  • Bright Health Introduces A Red Light Therapy Foot Pain Relief Device

    If you are someone who suffers from foot pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Not only is it difficult to walk or stand, but the pain can also keep you up at night. You may have tried all sorts of remedies, from over-the-counter medications to acupuncture, but nothing seems to help. Well, we have good news for you! There is a new device on the market that promises to provide relief from foot pain: the Bright Health Red Light Therapy Foot Pain Relief Device. In this review, we will take a closer look at this device and explore the health benefits of red light therapy for relieving pain.

  • We Took A Southwest Florida Everglades Road Trip In A Toyota Sienna

    Minivans aren't sexy or cool... right? Well not exactly. While minivans of your youth were more focused on utility than comfort, technology and design, today's current generation of minivans - especially the 2022 Toyota Sienna are a different breed. While utility is still paramount, minivans are truly my top choice of vehicle for long road trips where you'll be riding only on paved roads. Just because the roads are paved though doesn't mean you can't have a great adventure though and that's what we did while exploring Southwest Florida Everglades with a Toyota Sienna.

  • Must-Have Items for an Unplugged Hiking Weekend

    Venturing into the woods for a hiking adventure is an excellent way to reconnect with the natural world and leave the demands of daily life behind. There's also pride in the survival aspect of hitting the trails and accomplishing a challenging goal.

  • Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S AWD Is A Beautiful And Fun To Drive EV Option With A Few Quirks

    Volkswagen's ID.4 was both one of the most exciting EVs that I had a pleasure to drive this year as well as one of the most frustrating and confusing. Ultimately though, many of the things that detracted from what ultimately could be one of the best EV options on the market today are "quirky" design elements that I've found in other VW vehicles... though in those, tech is less core to the experience and are easy to adapt to over time.

  • BLUETTI Christmas Sale Brings Awesome Deals Up To 30% Off

    BLUETTI is back with a Merry Christmas sale that is the perfect way to spend some of that cash you (hopefully!) got from Santa this year. Pretty much everything in their inventory is on sale, including the AC300 / B300 Modular Power Stations, AC200MAX, and EB55 as well as EB70S portable solar generators. 

  • The Lexus LC 500 Convertible Takes Sporty Luxury To The Next Level

    The Lexus LC 500 is hands down my favorite luxury sports car available today and with the addition of the soft-top convertible it makes it that much better and more enjoyable. While there are other vehicles that boast more horses, more space, more comfort, or other metrics... many of them cost far more and none of them wrap everything in such a perfect package as Lexus does with the LC 500 convertible.

  • The RAV4 Prime Takes Everything You Love About The Original But Amps It Up

    Toyota is still the master of hybrid cars and crossovers and when the current generation of RAV4 launched in 2019, we were immediately drawn to the hybrid version. Not only did it offer a more exciting driving experience but it also offered the obvious boost in mpgs too. Now, with the RAV4 Prime, Toyota takes it to the next level with a combined 302 hp, 0-60 in 5.7 seconds and an EPA-estimated 42 miles of range on battery alone... resulting in an EPA-estimated 94 MPGe!

  • BLUETTI Introduces World's First Sodium-Ion Solar Generator

    Solar power has the potential to be a game changer in terms of environmental concerns and our global sustainability goals for the future. However, skeptics point to the many challenges that the current industry face, not the least of which is the reliance on exotic materials that are difficult to source and can themselves be less than environmentally friendly. That's why we're so excited to share that BLUETTI is introducing the world's first sodium-ion solar powered generator, the NA300 and it's compatible battery pack the B480.

  • Smart Thermostats And Other Ways To Create A Sustainable Home of the Future

    When we think about creating a more sustainable future, the first things that come to mind are solar panels and electric cars. However, many people don't realize that there are other things you can do in your home to make your life greener and less wasteful. One way to do this is by installing smart thermostats and energy monitoring sensors in the home. This blog post will discuss why these devices are important for a more sustainable future and what parts of your home can be made more efficient by investing in these sensors.

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