Misc Gear

The Western Digital My Passport SSD: Tiny Yet Fast and Substantial Storage

If you need to carry a high-capacity external drive with you when you travel or go to work, you’ll likely be interested in making that memory device as small as possible. Take a look at the Western Digital My Passport SSD; it’s 1 Terabyte, rated for 515MB/s, and it measures just 3.6″ long by 1.8″ wide by 0.4″ thick.



Clutter Lets You Keep the Stuff That Won’t Fit in Your Apartment

Sometimes, it’s not obvious how much stuff you’ve accumulated over the years until you move to another place and frantically try to fit all your possessions in boxes or plan a long-delayed spring cleaning day. It’s tough to realize that, no matter what you do, the space won’t ever look tidy because it’s too cluttered.


Airthings Wave Is the Most User Friendly Radon Detector on the Market

Like it or not, we live in a dangerous world. Some dangers are obvious and some dangers are unseen. Airthings developed the Wave in order to keep your family safe from one of the world’s silent killers, Radon. Syncing with a companion app via Bluetooth, Wave can keep track of temperature, humidity, and radon levels in your home.


Mighty Mug Means You’ll Never Spill Again

A few years ago, I was using a MacBook Air as my main computer and drinking a glass of Crystal Lite. (I have since switched to… water.) One second all was well, and the next… my MacBook Air was filled with sticky fake lemonade. That would NEVER have happened had I been using a Mighty Mug. It is quite remarkable!



Parrot Makes Fathers Day Gift Giving Simple and Fun

Are you looking for a last minute Fathers Day gift? Look no further than Parrot, as they have everything a tech-loving dad could want. Drones from toy, to consumer, to prosumer levels, headphones, and connected gardening solutions, Parrot has something for everyone. Check out the list below for our suggestions, but be sure to check out Parrot’s website for more.


The DJI Spark Drone Is the Smallest, Cheapest Drone for New Pilots

Drones are sweeping the world. Today, they’re being used in so many different industries and for so many different purposes that they are becoming a staple tool. They’re being used in construction for development, surveying and more. They’re being used in retail and online sales for warehouse maintenance and shipping.



Friday Lock: Lock and Unlock Your Home Remotely from Your Phone

In the last few years, the smarthome accessory market has exploded. Now it’s possible for anyone to make their home more automated, efficient, and yes, smarter to add aftermarket accessories that remotely control or oversee their home’s temperature, energy efficiency, who’s in their home, who has access to their home, and more. Which brings us to the Friday Lock.


Dyson 360 Eye Robotic Vacuum: Set It Up and Watch It Clean

While attending IFA Berlin in 2015, I learned Dyson would have their own robot vacuum coming at some future date. I kept my eye out for it because I like Dyson products, but I’ll admit to experiencing a bit of sticker shock when the Dyson 360 Eye Robot was finally announced and available. $1,000 for a robot vacuum? What?! Seriously?


Distil Union Wally Bifold Is the Perfect Size for a Daily Carry

We reviewed the Micro Wallet from Distil Union. I followed up with a review of the Wally Agent. Now we turn our focus to a revised version of the Wally Bifold. I reviewed the original Wally Bifold; I stopped using it for a specific reason and, in the updated version, that issue has been resolved. I love it!


Elgato Eve Degree: Monitor Temperature and Humidity Remotely with HomeKit

We’ve covered Elgato Eve products since they became available; these are add-on Smarthome accessories that allow you to automate and control your home remotely using the Eve app on your iPhone; they integrate seamlessly with Apple HomeKit. Their latest product is the Elgato Eve Degree, a tiny and elegant aluminum-cased indoor or outdoor temperature with humidity monitor.


BBQ Dragon Chimney of Insanity Gets Summer Going

BBQ season is once again upon us. School is out for the summer here in South Texas, and the grills have already been fired up. As you know, the most important part of a successful BBQ is the coals. The Chimney of Insanity by BBQ Dragon ($29.95) helps make the charcoal perfect, quickly and without the need for lighter fluid. 



Dayton Hamvention 2017: New Tech, New Location, and Old Friends

The location change had to be on the minds of most Dayton Hamvention goers this year. When you were in a location as long as Hamvention was, a location change is big for everyone. I am happy to say that the Dayton Amateur Radio Association, the group responsible for the show, was successful beyond any imagination.



The Distil 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.