Do you have a “Craftsman story”? I can remember going into a Sears store as a child with my dad to exchange his older, broken Craftsman Phillips screwdriver for a brand new one. The experience impressed me because no questions were asked; the salesperson cheerfully swapped out Dad’s broken tool. Positive impression made.
Over the last five years, I don’t think I’ve gone longer than a week without hearing about how 3D printing is changing everything. Manufacturing, medicine, gaming, food, you name it.
Few instruments are as versatile as the electric guitar. From the folksy licks of Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham to the two-handed tapping of prog metal outfit Scale the Summit to the otherworldy soundscapes of My Bloody Valentine, there’s almost nothing an electric guitar can’t do.
Summer means getting outside, and there’s no better way to enjoy nature by hitting the open road on a bicycle. State Bicycle Co was kind enough to send us a Le Fleur 3 single-speed bike from their 4130 Core Line, so we wanted to put together a Summer 2018 Cycling guide, also featuring Showers Pass, Ottolock, ABUS, and Thousand helmets.
Few effects companies have had a more indelible impact on rock and roll history than Electro-Harmonix. Their effects were instrumental in shaping the sounds of bands like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and Radiohead. Legend has it that EHX founder Mike Matthews collaborated directly with Jimi Hendrix to create the iconic Big Muff Pi.
Sometimes you need a damn good pizza cooked in a scorching hot oven to make your life complete. For those times, you need the Uuni Pro by Ooni in your backyard. The latest oven from Ooni can cook pizzas in around 60 seconds, perfectly sear steaks, roast vegetables, and much more. Starting at $599, you can be cooking with gas!
Last year, when I started hitting the gym regularly, I would finish my workouts with a short round on the rowing machine. My time to get to the gym is more limited these days, so I wanted to do my cardio at home; a bit of research led me to the Sunny Health and Fitness Rowers on Amazon.
How would you like a rechargeable, durable, multi-purpose, high-performance LED light that can be held in hand, attached to ferrous metal surfaces with its built-in magnet, and aimed in one of 12 indented positions to put the beam right where you need it? If that sounds good, then you’ll want the MAXXEON CYCLOPS WorkStar 800 Rechargeable LED Inspection Light.
How many more stories are we going to read about parents forgetting about their sleeping child in the back seat? How many more senseless deaths are going to occur due to a 100% preventable situation? We all know that car seats save lives, but the Cybex Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 has developed the technology to take that pledge even…
Art is not my strong suit. In fact, the last time I did anything remotely artistic prior to my son being born was when I took a mandatory art class my senior year of high school. However, I’ve learned to get creative with stick figure comics, and my game has stepped up dramatically with the 3Doodler I’ve been testing!
I really like vinyl records. And I mean like, a lot. Most of my extra spending money goes to adding to my collection. I’m not typically a very organized person, but I have several spreadsheets cataloging my records, all sorted in different arrangements. I run a vinyl blog where I review every record I have in order. The only thing keeping…
Using a slab of aluminum to more quickly defrost your frozen meats is nothing new, yet it’s not something that many of us think to do. PDAir sent me a couple of their Energy Source Defrosting Trays to try. Two different styles; each has its own merits. Let’s take a look.
WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. Last year we took a look at the Kinin “personal aromatherapy” pens, which were basically vape…
My office is a room that was built on the back of our house. The only issue that we ran into when adding it was that there was no affordable way to tie that room into our central heat and air. An effective and convenient solution for situations like mine is the RolliBot RolliCool Cool 100H Portable AC with Heater.
What if I told you there was a device that you could blow into multiple times a day that could then read your breath and tell you what you need to eat to meet your dietary goals — to effectively hack your metabolism? Sounds crazy, right? Well, that’s what Lumen says it can do.
The latest high-tech grilling accessory for the summer is here: Meater, the first wireless smart meat thermometer. Meater is a Bluetooth enabled meat probe that you can leave in your meat throughout your cook, allowing you to keep track of your meat’s internal temperature remotely through a mobile phone app. You can buy one today at Meater.com for $69.
I’m in a shoegaze band, and that means three things: reverb, reverb, and more reverb. But lately, I’ve been unhappy with the reverb pedal on my bass pedalboard.
I’ve recently moved, and it taught me a very important lesson-never go anywhere without a small multitool. I used my cheap-y Craftsman 10-in-1 multitool for both normal and way out of the box solutions, and I don’t think I could have survived the moving process without it.
I love the Varidesk sit-stand desk I reviewed a few months ago. (Read the review.) It went together in minutes, is exceptionally stable and moves from one position to the next with the push of a button. When I was looking into how best to accessorize the desk I came across the VariDesk ActiveMat Rocker. It is an unusual accessory…
There is a seemingly endless list of things to teach your kids as they go through life, such as how to show kindness to others, why it’s necessary to have discipline while tackling boring tasks and of course, how to be responsible with money. People have had piggy banks for generations to help with the last necessity.
I love my Harry’s bi-monthly shipments. Even better is Harry’s has been available at Target and I saw it at a couple Walmart stores as well. Finally, Harry’s is adding other products to help keep your man smell great with their new body wash and bar soap in Shiso, Fig, and Stone scents!