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August 4, 2015 • News

TRNDlabs Announces the SKEYE Mini Drone with HD Camera

TRNDlabs has announced it’s new SKEYE Mini Drone with HD Camera is now on sale! It’s a nicely designed mini drone with built-in LED lights for night flying. It packs a 2 megapixel HD camera to capture in-flight video and the driver can easily perform trick maneuvers like flips. The SKEYE Mini Drone is on-sale …

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August 3, 2015 • Reviews

The Braven BRV-X Serves Up Music Outside and In

August has just begun,  and that means there’s still plenty of outside time left before the cold arrives. If you want to bring your music with you into the great outdoors, you owe it to yourself to check out the weather-ready Braven BRV-X Bluetooth speaker. It’s designed to serve up great music no matter where you …

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July 23, 2015 • Sponsored

PF Flyers Made in the USA Center HI: These Ain’t Your Daddy’s HiTops

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PF Flyers. All opinions are 100% mine. When we were first contacted about taking a look at the PF Flyers Made in the USA Center Hi custom sneakers, I was immediately interested. I love products made stateside, and it had been years since I …

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July 18, 2015 • Outdoors, Reviews

Traveling Breeze Fan-Cooled Camping Chair Is the Future in Outdoor Relaxation

Imagine the most comfortable camping chair in which you’ve ever relaxed. Now, imagine that camping chair has built-in air conditioning. Now you’ll have an idea of how awesome the Traveling Breeze is. This portable chair has two quiet, high flow fans built-in to cool your back, neck and shoulders while you rest in its embrace …

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July 12, 2015 • Reviews

Thermacell Repellent Camp Lantern: Must-Have for a Mosquito Summer

Summer is in full swing and around here we call that “mosquito season.” With unusually heavy spring rains the pests have been worse this year than we can remember in some time. Thankfully companies like Thermacell are ready to assist repelling the pesky bugs, while also helping to avoid more serious threats like West Nile …

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July 12, 2015 • Outdoors, Reviews

Minus Sunblock, the Chawel Is the Only Accessory You Need to Take to the Beach

I’ve been waiting for over a month to use it because weather back home is pretty terrible, between it raining and the pools closing, to having pools be closed until Memorial Day, I was legit stoked when I was sent my Chawel towel to review.

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July 2, 2015 • News

Edyn Garden Sensor Now Available Exclusively at Home Depot

Edyn, the connected garden sensor, announced on July 1st that they struck an exclusive retail partnership with The Home Depot. This smart garden device is solar-powered, Wi-Fi enabled, and water and fertilizer resistant. Plus, you can use the Edyn iOS app to find out how to maximize your garden’s health! The Edyn Garden Sensor is …

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June 8, 2015 • Outdoors, Reviews

Lems Boulder Boots Are Begging to Be Your New Travel Companion

During high school and college I spent a good deal of time in Israel, much of that time was spent walking and hiking. A pair of heavy leather boots were my constant companion. The need to travel light, along with airline baggage limits, means the days of traveling with heavy boots is over. That’s where …

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May 20, 2015 • News, Outdoors

Timbuk2 Teams Up with Bianchi for Limited Edition Pack, Announces Giveaway

With May being National Bike Month, and record high temperatures in full effect, this means a lot of folks are commuting and heading to work on their fixies, or whichever two bikes they see fit. The commuting aspect is easy, but unlike having a passenger seat to throw your bag or purse onto, you’ll need …

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May 19, 2015 • News

LucidBrake Is Donating 20% of Smart Bike Break Sales to Help Fight HIV/AIDS

LucidBrake, the creators of the first smart wireless bike brake light announced today that they will be giving 20% of all pre-order sales of their LucidBrake wireless bike break light for HIV/AIDs awareness and research.   Starting today, and finishing up in July, LucidBrake will donate 20% of every pre-order to AIDS/Lifecycle: Ride to End …

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May 7, 2015 • Reviews

OLIVERS All Over Shorts Are Gym Shorts Re-Envisioned

If you balk at the idea of a $68 pair of athletic shorts you can stop reading this review right now. Yes, the OLIVERS All Over Shorts are gym shorts re-envisioned from the thread up. The result is a pair of shorts that are pricey but may very well be worth the price. Here’s a …

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May 2, 2015 • Reviews

Goal Zero Switch 10 Multi-tool Kit Review

I have become a huge fan of solar technology. Since I spend considerable time in the outdoors off-grid, solar products allow me to keep my devices connected. I have several solar products and jumped at the chance to review the Goal Zero Switch 10 Mutli-tool Kit. The $119.95 kit is an all-in-one solution for a pack or …

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April 10, 2015 • Reviews

The UWaterX3 Waterproof Wireless Action Speaker Is Ready for Anything

Fitness Technologies, Inc.’s UWaterX3 Wireless Action Speaker is a unique waterproof Bluetooth speaker that is ready for almost anything. This monster truck tire-looking speaker feels completely solid and indestructible. The UWaterX3 creates great sound with its 50mm driver and directional subwoofer. This speaker comes with a number of mounting options for many different types of …

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April 3, 2015 • Outdoors, Reviews, Yum Log

The BBQ Dragon Gets You Hot All Over

Finally, the weather has warmed up enough where we can officially declare the beginning of grilling season, and with it a plethora of new BBQ tools and gadgets to try out. I recently experimented with a new device that purports to get you grilling even faster, The BBQ Dragon; read along to see if it lives …

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March 24, 2015 • Reviews

LifeProof Nuüd for iPhone 6+ Review: Charging Cable Issues Abound

I love the ability to protect my phone. I’ve reviewed plenty of cases, but whenever someone asks me “Greg, what case do you use daily for your iPhone” I tell them, Lifeproof. At least I have on all of my previous phones.

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March 23, 2015 • Autos, Travel

LyfeLens is the Live-Feed DashCam You Need in Your Vehicle

When you think of dashcams, you probably think of those video cameras that capture what’s taking place in front of you as you drive, right? But with LyfeLens, a startup out of Austin, TX, you can do all that and more.

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March 23, 2015 • News

KidRunner Spins the Jogging Stroller in a New Direction

We love our BOB jogging stroller. It’s great for running as well as everyday strolling, especially if you find yourself on rough roads or if we want to walk along rail trails. It can be a little weird to get used to pushing a stroller and running, and KidRunner has an expensive but intriguing solution: pull your kid …

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March 11, 2015 • Autos, News

Ford Turns “Focus” on Urban Life; Shows Off Ford E-Bike Concepts at MCW 2015

Monday at the MWC in Barcelona, Ford announced the expansion of its Ford Smart Mobility plan with a new experiment called Handle on Mobility, a Ford e-bike prototype that will study how e-bikes can work seamlessly with cars and public transportation to deliver faster and easier community.

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March 6, 2015 • Outdoors, Reviews

Get Ready for Summer with the Pear Training Intelligence Kit

With warm weather allegedly on the horizon, it is time to start getting out and getting into shape. Pear Sports has developed a $99.95 kit turning your iPhone or Android phone into a training station. With heart rate monitoring and knowing your fitness goals, the app will use real-time coaching to help you meet your …

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March 2, 2015 • News

Withings Announces Big Updates for the Activité, Activité Pop, and Home

Withings has just made two big announcements about three of their marquee products.  First, they announced that their gorgeous Activité and Activité Pop activity tracking watches will be compatible with Android starting tomorrow, March 2nd.  And second, they announced that their Withings Home monitoring device will soon offer the option to save 30 days of …

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February 19, 2015 • Outdoors, Reviews

Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO Review-Toe Shoe Perfection!

I have a slight obsession with minimalist shoes. Due to surgery, my left knee is remarkably picky about types of shoes and as a result, I do much of my workouts in Vibram FiveFingers. I recently rewarded myself for a month of gym-going with a new pair of Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO, a huge upgrade …

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