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  • The INKBIRD IBT-26S 5GHz Wifi Meat Thermometer Is Your Secret To Being King Of The Grill This Summer

    Cooking the perfect steak or burger isn't easy. You need to get the temperature just right, and that can be a challenge. That's why I'm excited to review the INKBIRD IBT-26S 5GHz WiFi Meat Thermometer. 

  • Why Private Internet Access Is The Only VPN I Trust To Protect My Data

    As a self-taught cybersecurity expert who has been active in the space for more than 30 years, I cannot stress the importance of using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) enough when accessing the internet, especially when using public Wi-Fi networks while traveling. VPNs use encryption technology to create a secure connection to the internet, protecting your online activities from prying eyes, hackers, and other cyber threats.

  • Puro Sound Labs PuroPro Noise Canceling Headphones

    I'm very impressed with the new headphones that arrived this week. While normally I prefer high-end brands, these guys piqued my interest because of the story behind the company and their dedication to producing great products at an excellent price point. That's frankly something we don't see much these days and when we do - I'm happy to support it!

  • How To Mow Perfect Lawn Stripes And Make It Look Like A Ballpark

    Have you ever wanted to make your lawn look like a pro ballpark? It’s easier than you think! With the right grass, mowing techniques, and a striping mower like the Toro 60V Max Stripe, creating beautiful stripes that will turn heads is possible. I'm here to show you how easy it is to add a professional and eye-catching look to your yard with just some basic tools. Keep reading for tips on creating the perfect striped lawn that will be the envy of your neighborhood!

  • SWAY Premium Audio Speakers Perfect For Summer Picnics, Projects, And More

    A few months ago, we bought a condo in St Joseph, MI and there have been lots of projects that had to be done before we moved in. One thing was for certain though, some good music would go a long way and we wanted to share this with our contractor as well so that he could connect his phone to the speakers and have it loud enough to enjoy even if he wasn't in the same room. The folks over at Sway Premium Audio offered to send us a couple of their latest products for this effort, including Splash Extreme, and Flame Hydro Go. Our goals were simple - rugged enough that they wouldn't fail if some water (or dust, paint, etc.) and affordable enough that if something did happen, we wouldn't care about replacing them. These two speakers did that with very good audio quality and were designed well enough that even after dropping them a couple of times, they still work fine.

  • 3 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day with BLUETTI

    They say that the perfect Mother's Day gift should light up her face - well - here's a way to do that, or at least make sure that you've got plenty of power to make it happen! Our friends over at BLUETTI have a great set of deals going on right now so let' check them out.

  • Arcade1up NFL Blitz Legends Arcade Machine Review

    I had the chance to check out the Arcade1Up NFL Blitz Legends Arcade Machine recently and I'm pretty impressed. While ideally, we'd all be able to afford the authentic coin-op machines that we remember playing as kids, this is a great alternative that has been designed for more compact spaces at home. This 4-player cabinet includes NFL Blitz, NFL Blitz '99, and NFL Blitz 2000: Gold Edition and even comes with a custom 13' arcade game riser for free-standing play. The NFL officially licenses it, has online multiplayer and leaderboards so you can compete against your friends, and is perfect for any game room or man cave. I’ll tell you all about this amazing machine - from its key features to assembly - so that you can decide if it's right for you!

  • Logitech G Cloud Handheld Portable Gaming Console Review

    The Logitech G Cloud Handheld Portable Gaming Console is a revolution in the gaming world, offering an experience that's as powerful and thrilling as a rollercoaster ride. It's the perfect device for gamers looking to take their gaming experience on the go, giving them access to cloud gaming and remote play with support up to 1080p and 60fps. With its comfortable handheld design, 12+ hour battery life, lightweight design, haptics and remappable controls, this console is sure to offer an unforgettable portable gaming experience for any avid gamer.

  • What I Learned About EV Trucks While Driving To Vegas in The F-150 Lightning

    Let's just get this out of the way - over the past year I've driven a dozen or so EVs ranging from compact cars to 10,000+ trucks. I remain as optimistic as ever in terms of the fact that electric vehicles have the potential to be a superior alternative to the classic internal combustion petrol and diesel-powered options that dominate the market today. As part of this though, I also refuse to sit back and simply select facts to promote the benefits. Quite frankly, while EVs are a fabulous option for homeowners with moderate commutes - long road trips are not the best measure of an EV's value. With that being said though, I like to push the limits. I want to see what it looks like doing something that will be normal in five years. That's why Heather and I decided to drive a 2023 F-150 Lightning from San Diego to Vegas. Here's what we learned from the experience.

  • The 2023 GMC Hummer Is The Master Of Maneuverability And More!

    Have you ever driven a big truck through a city? If so, then you know the pain and fear that I had a few weeks ago when I got off the plane in San Francisco and was told that the beginning of our test drive of the all-new 2023 Hummer SUV would be a jaunt through tight urban roads and through traffic across the Golden Gate bridge. Shockingly though, the experience was far easier and more manageable that I had expected and thankfully I managed to avoid scratching this beautiful $100,000 behemoth as we rolled north to our hotel in Napa.

  • A Good Battery Backup Can Save Lives: BLUETTI EB3A Review

    We've been fans of BLUETTI power stations for a couple of years now, but what most of you don't understand is that it goes deeper than simply the fact that I enjoy working with the team there as they are focused both on innovative technology but also developing products that help make lives better. I'm also an active user of their technology and about a year ago they also provided my father in lawn with one of their EB3A power stations to help him main his ability to use his CPAP machine despite an extended power outage due to a winter storm.

  • Why Every Man Needs A Tactical Pen: More Than Just Self-Defense

    When it comes to gadgets, I love them as much as the next guy and all too often they end up being too complicated, too breakable, and ultimately more of a gimmick than anything actually practical. On the other hand there's a relatively new category of tactical gear called a "tactical pen". I hadn't ever heard of this until I got a pitch from former CIA officer and New York Times best-selling author of Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Jason Hanson. This guy has now released what might be the ultimate self-defense tool that can be taken anywhere and yet is deceptively effective when used properly.

  • The Power You Need for Spring Camping at BLUETTI Spring Sale

    Spring has sprung, and so have the offers on portable solar generators at the BLUETTI Spring Sale 2023, which is going on now! Spring is the time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. There's no better time to stock up on the must-haves for spring camping, hiking, picnicking, and more.

  • UAG Is The Only Brand I Trust To Protect My New Galaxy S23 Ultra

    This isn't hyperbole and aside from the obvious fact that the folks at UAG have been gracious enough to send me a few of their latest and greatest cases designed for the Samsung S23 Ultra, this post isn't sponsored in the least. Simply put, for the last several generations of phones, Urban Armor Gear - or UAG - is the only company that I trust to protect my mobile phones.

  • Tranya X5 Wireless Earbuds Review - Good Sound At An Affordable Price

    Tranya has launched a new pair of wireless earbuds in the style that wraps around your ear so that it is a bit more stable vs the more discrete in-ear style that personally... I'm always afraid of losing. This new Tranya X5 offers a good balance of affordable pricing and good quality audio with lower latency that makes it a good choice for anyone who is a fan of mobile gaming as well as those who sue wireless earbuds to connect to their laptop.

  • The SSL CONNEX: Premium USB Microphone Is A Great Product That Falls Short For Me

    When the folks at Solid State Logic reached out to me to review their new microphone I was completely excited. I need a good microphone, the one integrated into my webcam has been "good enough" but over the past few years I've become disatistifed with it's quality for anything more than basic Zoom chats. However, the fancier mics that I've tried tend to be bulky and visually become part of any video that I'm doing while all I want them to do is help make my audio better.

    The SSL CONNEX on the other hand looks just like those table top models that I was used to using in conference rooms but is designed to connect directly to your PC by USB. A Perfect match made in heaven? We'll see...

  • Wacom Intuos Pro: For Photography Enthusiasts Looking To Take Their Craft To A New Level

    For nearly 40 years, Wacom has been a leader in digital pen technology. Their latest offering, the Wacom Intuos Pro, is a must-have for any photography enthusiast looking to take their work to the next level. The Intuos Pro comes with the Wacom Pen 4K, which offers unparalleled precision and control when editing photos.

  • BLUETTI Is Ready to Ignite A Romantic Valentine’s Day

    They say that when you are in love, that sparks will fly. While we hope that doesn't happen with your gear from BLUETTI, certainly I can think of some uses for bringing a portable power station on a romantic getaway to some remote part of the world where you can be the only two people enjoying the sunset on top of a mountain while still being able to "Netflix and Chill" as the kids say!

  • Prince St Pizza Brings A Taste Of New York City To San Diego

    You may have heard of Prince St Pizza as an iconic New York City pizza shop that has rapidly joined the ranks of regional favorites that are now available nationwide through Gold Belly. However, they have also been aggressively expanding with retail locations too. Most recently, that list of places that you can get authentic New York pizza now includes San Diego! I don't say this lightly but I was actually pretty impressed with these guys and as any fan of pizza in the Big Apple knows... it's all about the water.

  • City Bonfires Is A Perfect Smores Solution When You Can't Build A Campfire

    Smores are delicious. Unfortunately, to do them right you really need a live flame and that can be dangerous. During the summer and fall, while hanging out in the backyard or camping outdoors a fire is easy to accommodate for most folks but what about in winter? in the rain? and for folks like myself who live in an apartment? Well... unfortunately, we're usually left out of the fun. City Bonfires though has introduced a solution and we're very impressed by what they've created.