Health and Fitness

Emma Original Mattress Review: Offers Great Value and a Good Night’s Sleep

Nine years ago, I needed a new mattress. That led to my first experience with a “bed in a box,” and I was impressed. Raina and I have tried a few different mattresses in the years since. But over time, one or the other of us has found faults with whatever mattress we were using, even if the other was sleeping okay on it. We’re optimistic that our latest, the Emma Original Mattress, will finally give us both a great night’s sleep.

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DNA Vibe Jazz Band Live Review: Promises Red Light Therapy at Home, without the Hassle, Expense, and Travel of Red Light Therapy Centers

I have rheumatoid arthritis and am well-versed in the resulting aches and pains that come with it. In January, I developed significant knee pain and tried red light therapy, and while I’m not sure if that sped up my recovery, it certainly didn’t hurt. That made me curious about the DNA Vibe Jazz Band Live, which Zek has also tried; it conveniently offers red light therapy (RLT) for your aches and pains right at home.



Virgo E-Bike Helmet Funding Safety on Kickstarter

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.


Baliston by STARCK Review: Quantify and Analyze Your Steps, Gait, and More with a $249.99 Eco-Friendly Shoe Subscription

It’s kind of a minor miracle of physics and evolution that we can walk as efficiently as we do; our feet coordinate with our knees, hips, back, and shoulders to keep us upright and moving, but that doesn’t mean we can’t improve along the way. Baliston by STARCK is all about figuring out how to quantify and improve your stride while also improving your style! How do they do? Let’s find out!




BlenderCap by Cruz Review: Don’t Leave Home Without It If You Enjoy Smoothies on the Go!

We’ve reviewed portable blenders before, but the BlenderCap by Cruz is something else. Designed by two former Apple Engineers, BlenderCap is one of the most functional and best-designed solutions we’ve yet seen for making smoothies, shakes, frozen drinks, or flavored ices while traveling or on the go. All you need to create your favorite concoctions are the ingredients, some ice, a wide-mouth bottle, and the BlenderCap by Cruz will do the rest.



Dyson Zone Packs Air Purifying and Noise-Canceling Technology into a Unique Pair of Headphones

When the first images of the Dyson Zone appeared in late March last year, the internet had an absolute field day. Headphones with a detachable mask that served as a personal air purifier? April Fools’ Day had come early! Everyone who saw the photos or read about them had a strong opinion, and it’s understandable why. The Dyson Zone has a very unique and possibly polarizing design, but underneath its futuristic and slightly dystopian style is an impressive melding of audio and health tech that works.


CITIZEN CZ Smart Watch Uses NASA Science and IBM Watson for an Algorithm That Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself

CITIZEN has a deservedly excellent reputation for making stylish and reliable wristwatches. They’re taking their eye for style and combining it with some seriously smart machine learning to make smartwatches that actually adapt to your needs. The second generation of CITIZEN CZ Smart watches will be powered by the YouQ application with the aim of improving your health and your daily routine!