Misc Gear




FireBoard Brings WiFi while Watching BBQ

I smoke a lot of meat and closely monitor temps in the pit as well as the meat. Some of these cooks can be up to 16 hours which can be a long time tied to the smoker. I recently was able to try out the FireBoard WiFi thermometer ($189-$249) and it has been a game changer. Let’s take a look.






DokiPal Brings Smartwatches to the Elementary School Set

Technology improvements creep downwards from cutting edge to every day to eventually being aimed at kids. It’s inevitable that as smartwatches become more popular, kids are going to be interested. Doki sees an opportunity here for a way to offer kids what they want while keeping it age-appropriate with their new watch, the dokiPal.



Cool Down This Summer Anywhere with the Zero Breeze 2.0 Portable AC

There’s nothing worse than looking at your utility bill in the summer, and realizing that the bill is high because you’ve been running your air conditioning more than you usually do courtesy of high temperatures. Luckily the team at Air Conditioner Lab has the perfect solution to stay cool no matter if you’re in your house, your backyard, or on the go. Introducing the Zero Breeze 2.0, a portable solution…


6 Quirky Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything

We’re still more than a few months away from Christmas and the other stereotypically gift-giving holidays, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start shopping early. Plus, there’s nothing stopping you from picking up a few ‘just because’ gifts — except perhaps, the challenge of not knowing what to get for someone. With that in mind, here are a handful of quirky gifts for the person who has everything —…




Check out Austere, a New Mobile Accessory Company

It’s always fun when a new company comes on the mobile technology scene. Austere is just such a company. The recently launched brand describes itself as delivering “more than what’s expected, from design to performance.” Their products are pricey, but they look great.



Cuisinart’s Air Fryer Toaster Oven: Finger Foods Made a Bit Healthier

If you Google “Is air frying healthier than deep frying”, you’ll get mixed reviews on methods and recipes, but one thing is for sure: You reduce the fat, calories and bad items that you consume. So when Cuisinart sent me their Digital Air Fryer Toaster Oven, I wanted to test out the benefits of making meals using this compared to oil-fried meals, and boy was I surprised.


New West Knifeworks American-Made Cutlery Is a Cut Above the Competition

What do you look for in a knife? Is it steel quality, aesthetics of the blade or handle, balance, and ergonomics? Whatever it is you’re looking for in your next knife, New West Knifeworks has you covered with their gorgeously impressive G-Fusion knives. Made with high-performance powder steel and a beautiful yet comfortable handle, these knives deserve the highest praise.



Vava Dash Cam Is a Svelte, Polished, and Screen-Free Addition to Your Car

Dash cams have been around for many years and up until recently, they have been very popular in other countries outside of the United States. Lately, the trend seems to be catching on locally with many products entering the market to meet consumer demand. The Vava Dash Cam offers its own spin by trimming down the size, removing the screen and relying on a smartphone app for everything.


Airthings Wave Plus Is a Sleek Indoor Air Quality Monitor for Only the Data Junkies

We measure data points on many things in our lives these days, from our weight to our steps to even our heart rate. Apart from being fun to look at, having access to this data helps us to make informed decisions that can improve our lives. The Airthings Wave Plus provides data about the indoor air quality where you install it, but then ultimately doesn’t tell you much about what that…