Misc Gear


The Distilled Union Wally Agent Is a Smart Way to Carry Cash and Cards

A few weeks ago, we reviewed the Wally Micro, the smallest of Distil Union’s wallet offerings. The Micro is great if you want to travel light. At the other end of the spectrum is the Distil Union Wally Agent Billfold Wallet. It isn’t all that large, but it holds significantly more than the Micro. Here’s a look.


Fully’s Jarvis Standing Desk Is the Best Setup for Your Home

Now that I’m fully embracing adulthood by having my own place, the one thing that I overlooked after mounting TVs, buying a bigger bed, was how I would get work done when I’m at home. After looking at Ikea, and various other places for a desktop setup, I settled in on Fully’s Jarvis Standing Desk, and I couldn’t be happier.



Long Haired Boy Makes a Fine Electric Skateboard

His name is Damon Wood, but he goes by Long Haired Boy or LHB for short. He’s the owner and mad scientist behind Long Haired Boy Fine Electric Skateboards, a company that designs and handcrafts the most badass electric skateboards. Starting at around $1,800, LHB will build you a completely custom electric skateboard to your specifications.


EBag’s Carry-on Bag Doesn’t Need Fancy Gadgets to Be Useful

There’s something to be said about good carry-on luggage. You don’t want it to be overly bulky, however, you want to fit all of the essentials you possibly can and avoid paying to check a bag at every opportunity. EBags is one of the company’s that you can trust; they not only make carry-on luggage that meet airline requirements but are a great…


OneAdaptr STACK Modular Surge Protector Review

One thing you can never have enough of is outlet space in your home or office, and for that, you can buy a power strip, or even better, a surge protector power strip. If you look on Amazon, you’ll see that there are tons of surge protector power strips available, but none are quite like the OneAdaptr STACK Modular Surge Protector series.



How Would a Siri Speaker Match up Against the Amazon Echo?

It’s no secret that Amazon’s Echo devices are popular. The AI that powers the system, named Alexa, allows owners to do a lot of unique things, like ordering new products with voice commands or even controlling smart home technology. The space is really starting to get competitive with Google Home, and now what is rumored to be an Apple-branded smart…


Amateur Radio Operators: Dayton Hamvention 2017 Preview

Not quite as exciting as an Apple or Google Keynote, the Dayton Hamvention is this week, and I’ll be making the trek to the show this year in its first new location since I started attending, the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio. Hamvention is like CES, but for Amateur Radio operators like myself, and it’s a lot of fun.



Bluelounge Quick Peek: A Visual Inventory of Everything Stored

It might be easy to dismiss an organization system that keeps track of things you’ve stored as something someone with too much “stuff” would want, something someone who needs to explore the minimalistic lifestyle would need. But you don’t have to be a budding hoarder for the Bluelounge Quick Peek to help you keep track of “what’s in the box.”


Deal: Uniden HomePatrol 2 Police Scanner with Digital APCO-25

My favorite police scanner has hit a new(ish) low price of $393 on Amazon. I’ve been using this model for about a year and just bought another for my office. If you’re interested in learning why sirens are going off all over town or why the traffic was brutal on the ride home – this is the device for you.



Just Mobile AluPen Twist L & S: Dual Action Stylus and Ballpoint Pens

Are you tired of smearing your phone or tablet screen with finger grease every time you tap on it? Do you usually have a ballpoint pen on you? If so, why not combine something you already always carry with something you’ll also enjoy using? Take a look at the Just Mobile AluPen Twist L or S; the ballpoint pen stylus.


The WearSafe Will Alert Your Closest Contacts in an Emergency

A few weeks ago, I read an article about how a young man by the name of Casey Bennett’s life was saved, courtesy of his Apple Watch in the midst of a car crash. His iPhone slid to a part of the car he could not reach, and with quick thinking, his Apple Watch’s SOS Emergency feature saved the day….



Naipo’s Massager Might Help Get Rid of Your Shoulder Pain

If you have problems with your shoulders and are always asking your spouse for a massage, chances are the Naipo Shoulder Massager with Shiatsu Kneading Pillow might be a product that should be in your shopping cart. Naipo sent over their Shoulder Massager for me to check out, and if there’s one gadget in my home that’s getting plenty of…


Otterbox’s Latest Accessories Are Durable, Portable and Affordable

Otterbox is known for their premium cases, giving users the ability to protect their smart devices from drops and the elements. But did you know that the popular brand makes accessories that make your day-to-day that much better from beginning to end? The company sent us over a few of their newest products so let’s check them out.



Mokase is What Happens When a Keurig and a Phone Case Fall in Love

We’re going to get this out of the way at the start: Mokase is a terrible idea. Truly awful. I want to believe it’s a joke, or the punchline to a bad joke, but it is real…someone sat down and designed a phone case that brews coffee. And it comes with a little keychain sized portable cup, because of course…