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Razor Introduces the Rambler 20, Their Most Powerful E-Bike Yet

Razor, the company that made scooters a household name, has announced the release of their latest product, the Rambler 20 electric bicycle. This adult-sized e-bike is the largest and most powerful addition to Razor’s popular Rambler collection, which already includes the Rambler 16 and Rambler 12. The Rambler 20 is an affordable and stylish electric bike that I’m excited about!


Carhartt Reworked Keeps Previously Worn and Slightly Imperfect Gear out of Landfills

Carhartt has built a reputation for building durable gear made from the highest quality materials. Now, Carhartt, “America’s premium workwear brand,” has partnered with Trove to launch a new resale program called Carhartt Reworked. Intended to extend the life of workwear, the program will help reduce clothing waste and keep previously worn and slightly imperfect gear out of landfills.


EcoFlow’s Love-Powered Valentine’s Day Sale

As much of Texas thaws out from the recent cold snap, where thousands (once again) went without power for several days, the writing on the wall says it’s never been more necessary to have an emergency off-grid power source. We’ve covered several EcoFlow power stations, and they’ve consistently impressed us with their design and quality. And now, from February 8 through February 14, you can save up to 30% off EcoFlow products. Don’t wait for the next natural disaster; now is the time to do something about it if you haven’t already got an emergency power source.


Vivint Smart Energy Brings Solar Production Data Their Smart Home App

Alternative energy sources have become more affordable and reliable and are also a passion of mine. With them, it is essential to be able to monitor energy input to regulate usage. Vivint has announced a new feature allowing their app users to view production data from their solar panels. This is a significant step forward in encouraging renewable energy sources and integrating solar energy into the Vivint Smart Energy and Smart Home experience.



Cielo Breez Plus Review: A Brilliant Way to Make Just About Any Remote-Controlled AC Unit Smart

A few years ago, I bought a Kenmore window unit air conditioner that touted being smart, app-controlled, and able to connect to Alexa and Google Home. After Kev had securely installed the AC in my office window, I powered it on only to find that the app and smart features were incompatible with my WiFi mesh system. :facepalm: Long story short, for the past three years, I’ve had an otherwise excellent window unit that’s never lived up to its potential. However, that all changed when I received a Cielo Breez Plus review unit; with it, my AC is finally smart!



The eBike Classification System: What Does it all Mean, and Why Should You Care?

Over the last few years, eBikes have exploded in popularity, and over the past year and a half, I’ve become an eBike and electric scooter enthusiast. Judie has been a fan of the electric mobility solution for years; Kev bought her a Sondors Original eBike with fat tires and an extended battery for Christmas 2017 that’s still going strong. I’ve gotten a fairly rapid education on the ins and outs of eBikes in the last few months, and in this post, I want to share some insights into the eBike classification system.




Anker 625 Solar Panel Review: It Keeps the Powerhouse Going

We recently reviewed the Anker 757 PowerHouse, which is their new portable power station. It is packed with features and super high quality. The Anker 625 Solar Panel is a 100W recharging solution that will keep the 757 powered up on the go or in emergencies. We were able to test it out in the hot Texas sun; let’s look at how that went.


Swagtron Swagcycle Pro Pedal-Free eBike Review: All of the Fun, None of the Work!

My son recently learned how to ride a bike, and it’s opened up a whole new world of excitement for him. In the fearless way of all small children, he’s jumping curbs and taking frighteningly tight turns like a pro. On the other hand, I am old and have a bad knee, making it a lot harder for me to keep up with him. So when I had the chance to check out the Swagtron Swagcycle Pro, I was super excited for the assist!



Acer Aspire Vero Notebooks Help You Make Every Day Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day, which marks the 52nd anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. If you’re of the “reduce, reuse, and recycle” mindset (as I hope you are), and you’re in the market for a new laptop, you might want to look at the Acer Aspire Vero notebook line. The Aspire Vero uses 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics in its chassis, 50% PCR plastics in its keyboard caps, comes in 100% recyclable packaging, and is held together with standard screws for easy disassembly when it’s time for repairs, upgrades, and eventual recycling.



Piana Technology E/Smart Fiber Is Cool, Light, and It Helps the Environment!

Likely, you don’t give much thought to the amount of polyurethane foam in our everyday lives. Everything from our beds to chairs to cars and airplanes is stuffed full of PU foam. It’s not recyclable, and when it hits the end of its life, we just dump it in a landfill. But there may be a better option soon available with the reusable Piana Technology E/Smart Fiber.