What do you look for in a knife? Is it steel quality, aesthetics of the blade or handle, balance, and ergonomics? Whatever it is you’re looking for in your next knife, New West Knifeworks has you covered with their gorgeously impressive G-Fusion knives. Made with high-performance powder steel and a beautiful yet comfortable handle, these knives deserve the highest praise.
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Schmidt Brothers Cutlery is run by, you guessed it, a couple of brothers named Schmidt who have a passion for design and sharp knives. Jordan and Jared set out on a mission to improve the classic German steel knives and craft beautiful, functional knife blocks using fine woods. Based out of New Jersey, they trying to make quality knives affordable again.
How do you make one of the best pellet grills in the world even better? You make the grill smarter. Yoder Smokers has upgraded their controllers to a new Adaptive Control System (ACS) with two integrated food probes, added Wi-Fi connectivity via Fireboard Labs, and upgraded the igniter to a ceramic version capable of lighting twice as fast.
JYROBALL is a brand new self-balancing rideable that is shaped like a sphere. With footplates that fold out, users can ride up to 12.4mph and go up to 14 miles on a single charge. JYROBALL is supposed to be more maneuverable and stable than a hoverboard and easier to ride than a traditional electric unicycle.
MAS Audio Science brings us the X5h on-ear headphones designed to deliver audiophile-class sound quality. With a 5Hz to 50Hz frequency response, the Japan Audio Society awarded a Hi-Res Audio Headphone Certification to the X5h. The X5h is also compatible with MAS’s XX Bluetooth Cable, which takes the X5h from wired to wireless with a switch of a cable.
There’s a reason the Pieces of the Galaxy Puzzles were funded on day 1 of their Kickstarter campaign. These challenging puzzles are made up of uniquely shaped pieces that come together to create stunning works of art. As I wrote in my initial post about the campaign, the collection includes 8 planets, the sun, the moon, and a mystery planet.
The Oculus family just got bigger with the release of the Oculus Quest. Building on the success of the Oculus Go, the Quest is a wireless VR device that allows you to explore digital worlds without being tethered to a PC. Oculus also released the upgraded Rift S that requires minimal setup and no external sensors.
iOttie is a name I’ve trusted for years. I’ve used a number of their mobile phone car mounts in all of my cars as well as my wife’s car, so I was excited to hear about their latest car mount, the iTap 2 Wireless. It features wireless Qi charging with the convenience of a magnetic mount and retails for $54.95.
Our friends at Eufy and Anker continue to iterate and improve their products, as evidenced with the Eufy RoboVac 35C. The 35C is very similar to the Eufy RoboVac 30C we previously reviewed, however, it adds a touch control panel to the top of the vacuum. Also, the RoboVac 35C is sold through retail, while the 30C is sold via Amazon.
There are tons of countertop ovens on the market these days, but none as versatile as the Breville Smart Oven Air. With thirteen distinct cooking functions, you’d be hard pressed to find a more useful oven on the market. The Smart Oven Air features a 2-speed convection fan and Breville’s Element IQ technology. The Smart Oven Air retails for $409.95.
Pieces of the Galaxy by HelloFish Creative Studios is a set of impressive puzzles where no two pieces are alike. These challenging puzzles are meant to de-stress and delight with high quality craftsmanship while building the planets in our solar system. These unique puzzles are now available for pre-order on Kickstarter with an estimated delivery date of January 2020.
The new Edifier W860NB over-the-ear headphones are my new favorite for commuting, by far. They feature Bluetooth 4.1, Active Noise Cancellation, aptX, NFC, and smart touch controls on the side of the right ear cup. These fashionable black headphones are comfortable, easy to use, and last a seriously long time before needing to be recharged.
Anker, known for their power banks, chargers, and more, has released two new exciting power banks. The PowerCore Fusion 5000 is a 5,000 mAh power bank that is USB and USB-C compatible and doubles as a wall charger. The Powerhouse 200 is a 200Wh/57,600 mAh portable generator that boasts a 110V AC outlet, USB-C, USB, and a 12V car outlet.
iOttie, creators of best-selling smartphone mounts and a brand I’ve trusted for years, just announced their new iTap 2 Wireless Series of wireless charging mounts. The new iOttie iTap 2 Wireless Series uses strong magnets to keep your phone secure while built-in Qi charging keeps your phone’s battery juiced.
This is one of the most fun reviews I’ve done thanks to the awesome tech dreamed up by the Segway-Ninebot team. The Drift W1 are roller skates for the next generation and the Ninebot Gokart Kit is an eGokart for the electronic vehicle revolution. Both are exquisitely designed, exhilarating, and will bring out the kid in you.
Now that spring has sprung and dreams of summer BBQs fill our heads, its time to upgrade your BBQ arsenal. REC TEC Grills has a lineup of pellet grills that are worthy of your investment. Featuring high-quality, durable construction, super-accurate PID temperature controller with Smart Grill Technology, and Wi-Pellet Wi-Fi connectivity, REC TEC offers the best value on the market.
Have you ever heard of Super Steel? Well, me either, but supposedly it makes for amazing kitchen knives! Artisan Revere has crafted a chef knife using Elmax Super Steel that was designed and manufactured in the USA and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. The Artisan Revere Chef Knife has already surpassed its Kickstarter funding goal!
Nanoleaf made a name for themselves with their color-changing triangular-shaped Light Panels back in 2016. Now they’ve upped the ante with the Nanoleaf Canvas; light squares with edge-to-edge illumination, built-in sound reactivity, touch sensitivity, and a whole lot more. Canvas is a beautiful piece of kinetic artwork that adds brilliant light and a sense of playfulness to any space.
Traeger Grills unveiled a sweet new lineup of innovative grills today in Salt Lake City. Each of the new grills features Traeger’s WiFIRE technology and D2 Direct Drive, which purportedly allows users to cook faster, smarter, and with more wood-fired flavor. The Pro Series and Timberline Series get tech updates while a new pill-shaped Ironwood Series is revealed.
Future Motion, makers of the popular Onewheel electric board, announced their latest product today in New York City, the Onewheel Pint. The Pint is the most affordable Onewheel model to date at $950 and it’s smaller and more lightweight, making it perfect for both urban commuters and outdoor enthusiasts. The Onewheel Pint is now available for pre-order at OneWheel.com.
In the words of the famous children’s book, Everyone Poops. The question is, why clean up with paper, basically the same way cavemen did? Brondell offers a more sophisticated way to go with the Brondell Swash 1400, a luxury bidet toilet seat with a ton of convenient and cleanly features. The Swash 1400 retails for $649 direct from Brondell.