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  • Why Solar Panels Are An Integral Part Of Your Power Back Up Plans

    For most folks, planning a power station program - whether for your house during emergencies, or for an RV, boat, or vacation home, look to diesel or gasoline powered generators to fill up those batteries for later use. Thankfully though, solar technology is both coming down in price as well as becoming much more efficient. Plus, now you can even get portable solar panels that are easy to put out in the sun when you need them... and pack away when you don't.

  • BLUETTI AC300 Solar Power Station Delivers Whole House Power

    With hurricane season fully upon us and winter storms on the horizon, a lot of you are probably looking at solutions to keep your power going even if the grid goes offline. We've talked about the incredible power capabilities of the Ford Lightening to power a house during an emergency but BLUETTI has an even better solution, one that doesn't require you to buy a whole new truck. The new BLUETTI AC300 along with the LFP battery module, B300 is a solar power station that can max out at 6kW / 24.6kWH!

  • 2021 Kia Seltos SX Turbo: Great Things Can Come In Small Packages

    So, you’re looking for a sub-compact crossover. Well, your choices in this class are numerous! Every manufacturer has at least one and more are on the way this fall.

  • Chevy Unveils 2022 SIlverado ZR2 For Men Who Want Comfort And Capability Offroad

    Two of our favorite trucks are the Chevrolet Silverado and the Colorado ZR2... well now they've come together to create a truck we can't wait to get our hands on next spring. The 2022 Silverado ZR2 takes the existing Silverado to the next level, bringing it closer... and in many ways superior to the current generation Tundra TRD Pro and F-150 Raptor.

  • The Redroad V17 Cordless Stick Vac Shows Big Things Come In Small Packages

    Years ago you could judge the efficiency of a vacuum by how heavy it was. The bigger and bulkier it was the better suction is probably had and therefor the cleaner your house would be when using it. Today though, cordless vacuum cleaners have become much more powerful and longer lasting than the 'dust busters' we grew up with. While still limited by a the battery packs and debris canister size, products like the Redroad V17 are a great option for cleaning all by the biggest messes.

  • Xiaomi Introduces Roidmi Eve Plus Vacuum For Guys Who Want The Latest Cleaning Tech

    Xiaomi is one of the most exciting Chinese electronics manufacturing companies that most Americans have never heard of. In Asia they have built a massive customer base because of their attention to detail, innovative designs, and by listening to their customer feedback so that "customers" are more than just purchasers. Instead, in many cases the customer feedback actually helps direct product development and what features to include in future products. Now, with the introduction next month of the Roidmi Eve Plus, we're excited to see what they have in store for us.

  • Kia's K5 GT is The Car We Were Missing While Driving The GT Line

    In the automotive industry it seems like there are two different core types of trim level packages. The first is purely cosmetic and the second is actually functional. A few weeks ago, we were driving the K5 GT-Line and it left us shaking our head wonder why that trim was even created. It looked great but when it came to delivering on the performance it's good looks promised, quite simply it fell short. Now that we've had a chance to play with the 2021 Kia K5 GT we are even more shocked that the GT-Line exists at all.

  • Bluetti Introduces Four New Options For Ultimate Off-Grid Power

    Bluetti continues to innovate and bring new products to the market for power-hungry consumers looking for off-grid power solutions. There are times when a generator will work well but there are situations where you can't deal with fumes and a rechargeable battery system is the better solution.

  • Kia Telluride SX: A Mid-Sized SUV An Edge

    The 2021 Kia Telluride SX is a mid-sized SUV that offers an edge. It provides all the power of a traditional SUV at an attractive price point with plenty of technology and amenities like heated seats, connectivity, safety features, and even a 5,000 pound towing capacity that makes this a great option for budget conscious shoppers.

  • All-New 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line Mid-Sized SUV Is Ready For Adventure

    The all-new 2021 Kia Sorento X-Line is the brand's latest iteration of their popular mid-sized SUV. With the addition of the X-Line package, Sorento promises off-road adventure options that normally you might not consider with a vehicle like this. Like all Kia SUVs, it is packed with plenty of tech and safety features and plenty of interior space for your passengers in the third row too. Is X-Line purely cosmetic for the aspirational off roader or is this something that you can use to go places you wouldn't normally take other unibody SUVs? Let's take a look!

  • What is The Kia K5 GT-Line

    This is a different sort of review about a different sort of car. One of the challenges that we face right now is brand confusion and terminology that doesn't always align as neatly as you might want. Some of this is due to terms like "GT" once meaning something but now just simply slapped on anything to make it sound sportier. Others are self inflicted by creating too many trim levels of a model and that's what I see with Kia's K5 GT-Line. It isn't that simple since the GT-Line and GT actually offer different options, making one a much better option for some buyers than the other.

  • Top Questions About Using A OBD2 Code Reader For Vehicle Diagnostics

    What is obd2? The term OBD2 - also written as OBDII - stands for on-board diagnostics, second generation. obd2 code readers are used to diagnose an automobile's systems and components as well as the emissions system. obd2 scanners come in a variety of makes and models, but they all have one thing in common: they do not require a computer or any other additional equipment to read codes from your vehicle's engine control unit (ecu) that can be stored in its memory.

  • Lexus RC 350 F-Sport: Sporty, Luxurious and Nearly Perfect

    The Lexus RC 350 F-sport is a driving enthusiast’s dream come true. Boasting Lexus’ trademark luxury and performance, the Lexus RC 350 F-sport will be available in two versions: an RWD version for those who love to drive and an AWD version for those who need some extra traction on wet roads or simply more stability when accelerating around corners. Lexus has been making waves with its beautiful sportscars lately, and this new model is no exception.

  • We Visited Caesar's Restaurant in Tijuana Mexico To Try The Original Caesar Salad

    Most people think of tacos, enchiladas, and burritos when it comes to Mexican food but at cross-border towns like Tijuana, you'll find a much more diverse culture. With a history that included serving as a destination for American's seeking drinks, gambling, and "other things" for the past more than 100 years, Tijuana has a culture that represents a unique blend of California and Mexico. One of the cities most legendary culinary contributions is undoubtedly the invention of the now internationally famous Caesar Salad.

  • Noopl Is A Great Option For People Who Need Help Hearing In Noisy Places

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    Challenges related to hearing can be embarrassing for some and while hearing aids are a medical device requiring a specialist to diagnose and tune, there are devices out there that anyone can purchase that will help you understand conversations in busy, noisy places better than you can with your ears alone.

  • xFyro ANC Pro Review

    There are a lot of options on the market right now when it comes to ANC earbuds and that is a great thing for those of you who are looking to ditch traditional wired ones. This is especially important as I think we're finally past the point where we wonder if a new phone might bring back the option of allowing wired audio. Even the new IFE systems being installed on United Airlines is supporting Bluetooth audio now. Luckily all of the arguments against wireless earbuds are gone at this point and xFyro is a great example of how you can get good quality audio, well manufactured, good battery life, and great features at an affordable price. Let's take a deeper look.

  • Why I Always Go To UAG When It Comes To Protecting My Phone

    This post is not sponsored, though the PR rep for UAG did offer me a couple cases to test out, my thoughts and feelings towards Urban Armor Gear are sincere. My relationship with UAG has evolved over the past 6+ years across a variety of different phones and I have always been very impressed. A few months ago when I decided to buy the most expensive phone that I have ever considered buying, I knew there was only one brand that I could choose to protect it.

  • Smart Home Gadgets For Summer

    With summer underway and the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner, it’s time to think about all those fun, smart gadgets that make summer entertaining more exciting. From connected grills and smokers to lights, music, and outdoor movies, the one thing these all have in common is the need for fast, reliable internet like the connection I have from Cox Communications.

  • Toyota Venza Is A Upscale Crossover That Aspires To Be Sporty

    Sometimes there's a vehicle that should be a home-run but just leaves you wondering who it was designed for. That's the feeling I got following our week with the all-new 2021 Toyota Venza. On the surface, Venza looks chic and sporty, somewhat of a cross between an Avalon and a Rav4. It wants to have the handling of a sports sedan, with the space and comfort of an SUV. Sadly, despite looking sharp, it doesn't fulfil the sporty promise that we were hoping it would.

  • Here's What To Expect At The Hitching Post In Casmalia California

    There are only a handful of restaurants that are more iconic as The Hitching Post and it's cousin The Hitching Post 2 (immortalized in the movie Sideways). These are icons of the "real California", a land between the big cities filled with ranches and cowboys where we roll the clock back a few decades and the only thing that matters is big hunks of beef and great wine. Leave your fancy clothes at home because unlike pretty much every other legendary steakhouse, The Hitching Post is laid back and casual. It's a place you go when all that matters is having a huge meal with friends.

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