Most electric scooters offer the same experience; you get on, ride, and, assuming the motor is powerful enough, you can easily zip around during your commute. But what if part of getting to work means carrying your scooter onto a bus or subway or inside the office once you’ve arrived? With most scooters weighing up to 60 pounds, that can be tricky. But the 700W NIU KQi Air series offers something that should help; each of the two new models has a carbon fiber frame, weighing under 27 pounds.
Judie has the Rad Power RadRunner Plus e-bike on the way for review, and I’ve rarely seen her so excited about an upcoming gadget. Living on a ranch as she does, the RadRunner Plus’s 750W motor should be powerful enough to get her around in style. Speaking of which, there’s a massive sale on Rad Power e-bikes running through September 1st, so if you’re in the market for a new one, you should take a look!
I recently received the HeyBike Ranger S foldable electric bike for review. I’m just beginning the process, but I’m already impressed. The bike is incredibly well-built, packed with features, and it’s a ton of fun. The review won’t be ready for a few weeks, but I wanted to tell you about the HeyBike Bikepacking Trip Sale that is currently running.
We recently reviewed the LiTime 100-Watt portable solar panel. The panel pairs well with the LiTime D320 Portable Power Station if you need portable power. The small power station is perfect for camping trips or power outages, keeping devices ready. Weighing in at just under 8 pounds, the D320 portable power station is highly mobile.
Kev and I have been bitten by the camping bug, as evidenced by our new off-road setup. We’ve got camp chairs, but on every excursion, one of us will mention how nice it would be to have a hammock along. We could buy a packable one, but a lot of times, strapping a hammock to a pair of trees is impossible, impractical, or not allowed, and most portable hammock bases are too large or too unstable for our needs. That’s why the anymaka portable hammock, available for the next 15 days on Kickstarter, appealed to me enough to back it.
The BLUETTI AC200MAX is a 2,048Wh, LiFePO4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) power station that offers a continuous output capacity of 2,200 watts from its pure sine wave inverter (with up to a 4,800W surge capacity) and up to 16 ways to charge and run your gear. Whether you’re looking for a solution that will power your devices and small appliances when camping or during a blackout, or if you’re considering ways to power a small off-grid home, the expandable BLUETTI AC200MAX offers plenty of solutions to keep the power flowing.
ELECOM is a Japanese firm that makes peripherals for computers, including mice, trackballs, webcams, and headsets. They also make gaming-specific mice and keyboards. The ELECOM NESTOUT product line is a step in a different direction, namely outside.
Kev and I recently purchased a travel trailer that can be pulled behind his Toyota Tacoma or my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Part of the fun of planning your first big camping adventure is making sure that you have all the necessary gear to go off-grid for days at a time, which is why the offer to review the ICECO VL60 couldn’t have come at a better time. The VL60 is a heavy-duty metal dual-zone refrigerator and/or freezer powered by a Danfoss SECOP compressor that can be used in multiple outdoor and indoor scenarios. Let’s take a look.
We had an awesome July 4th Party, but when it was over, my wife Raina and I couldn’t believe how much wasteful packaging everything we bought came in. Then, to make matters worse, we put leftovers in single-use plastic bags. I realized there has to be a better way. And Smelly Proof reusable storage bags just might be part of the solution.
Anker has recently upped their game with larger portable power stations with their Solix products. Solix has recently released several battery options and some new Anker products. A large assortment of these devices are heavily discounted for Amazon’s Prime Day sale, and the deals are worth checking out.
I love a good pocket knife; they’re handy for all sorts of things, from carving up fruit to whittling a little figure to just opening packages more efficiently. A good knife keeps a sharp edge, is comfortable to carry, and can be easily used and put away in multiple situations. Is the Tactica K.100 Pocket Knife a solid daily carry? Read on to find out!
Solar has become an important option in today’s power needs, especially while using battery generators, being off-grid outdoors, or dealing with a natural disaster. For outdoor enthusiasts, a portable power option is often the best choice. I prefer solar options that travel well, and the LiTime 100-Watt Monocrystalline Portable Solar Panel checks all of the boxes.
The Bote Highwater Hitchhiker is a new product in the brand’s line of waterproof bags and packs. Measuring 7″ wide by 4″ high and 2.2″ deep, it is the smallest bag in their line-up; it is perfect for carrying most phones and can easily also accommodate your wallet, glasses, keys, and whatever else is in your pockets that you wish to keep dry while enjoying your favorite watersport.
I rode my first e-bike less than two years ago. I quickly wanted more speed, more torque, and more range. But I quickly realized that bike helmets don’t offer enough protection at higher speeds. Thankfully, the creatives behind the Virgo e-bike helmet thought similarly and have created a new type of safety helmet specifically designed for the higher speeds of electric bikes.
Cooler season is upon us; it’s time to camp, picnic, BBQ, and take trips to the beach! It is much easier and less messy if you do not have to haul ice to keep everything chilled. Anker EverFrost, now on Kickstarter, is billed as the world’s longest-lasting battery-powered cooler, and we took an early look. Read on to see how the EverFrost cooler performs.
As we approach summer, camping, outdoor activities, and storm power outages leave many with a need for a power solution. The Anker PowerHouse 767 is a portable power station that promises to keep the lights on and devices powered up. It is essential to have versatility in a power station, and Anker has developed a product that checks off many boxes.
Last year, the Thermacell LIV Smart Mosquito Repellent System changed my outdoor experience. I am a magnet for mosquitos, and, in the past, they have made my backyard experience rather unpleasant. The LIV system changed that and created two mosquito-free zones. This season, thanks to a few additional repellers, I’ll have the entire backyard protected, whether I’m swimming, eating, or simply hanging. Let’s dive in.
We are often on the go and need to keep drinks and food cold. Instead of using bags of ice and making a watery mess, why not use a 12v cooler like the AAOBOSI Portable Car Fridge; it is a dual zone 45-quart cooler that is packed with features.
There are plenty of times when having a portable fridge in your vehicle can come in handy; some of the ones I can think of off of the top of my head include when you’re spending time doing outdoor activities, traveling, when you have medications that need to be kept at a certain temperature, or when you just want the convenience of not having to stop for a cold drink during a long commute. Whatever your reason for needing one, the BougeRV CRPRO30 30-Quart Portable Fridge might just be the perfect solution.
During CES, Judie was able to visit with EcoFlow to see some early versions of their new battery-powered smart devices. The EcoFlow Blade is a lawn sweeping mower, the EcoFlow Glacier is a portable refrigerator with an ice maker, and the EcoFlow Wave 2 is the next version of their popular portable AC and heater. These latest products are finally ready for sale, and they’ll be revealed in-depth during the EcoFlow live stream on April 26th.
Flashlight technology keeps getting brighter, and the lights are more affordable. I love carrying pocket-sized lights that are easy to conceal and have plenty of lumens. Carry lights must be rugged; added features are icing on the cake. I recently got to test out the ReyLight X Vosteed Rook Flashlight; this thing is a beast!