County Comm just came out with their new Embassy pen, which features an upgraded design. The new edition does away with o-ring seals and is instead built with an internal threaded housing for greater durability.
Klhip, the Ultimate Nail Clipper
Khlip, dubbed the ultimate nail clipper, is made from surgical stainless steel and is said to offer effortless cutting and better ergonomics. The Klhip is made in the USA and retails for $70. Price-sticker-shock aside, the Khlip does look like a neat design. Khlip Nail Clippers via Khlip
Icon Link LED Flashlight with Built-in Carabiner Clip
Icon’s Link is a compact 1-AA LED flashlight that features a built-in carabiner clip for easy stowage. It’s built with an aluminum body, power-regulated LED, total internal reflection lens for a more focused beam, 2 light output levels, and a clickie tailcap switch. The Link is o-ring sealed and waterproof down to one meter for […]
Osprey Transporter Pack
Three days before a week-long trip, I realized that I needed a new duffel bag. I’m not a fan of rolling carry-on luggage, and so I was looking for a soft-shell bag. Osprey’s Transporter series 46-liter pack seems to fit the bill. The Transporter 46 is spacious and with generously large handles while being small enough […]
Camelbak Antidote Water Reservoir Aims to Cure Bulging Barrel Effect
I was checking out Camelbak’s new hydration gear, and saw that they recently introduced a new hydration water bladder, called the Antidote. The Antidote series of bladders offers several significant upgrades over the previous Camelbak bladders.
Camelbak Groove Water Bottle For on-the-go Filtration
Camelbak recently came out with their new Groove 0.6L water bottle, for on-the-go water filtration. Tap water goes in, cleaner filtered water comes out. The Groove is made from Tritan a durable BPA-free plastic, and has a BPA-free cap and straw with silicone bite valce.
Oxo “Pour & Store” Watering Can
I’m in need of a small watering can for indoor use, but finding one of a suitable size locally has proved to be quite difficult in the dead of winter. These Oxo Good Grip “Pour & Store” watering cans seem to be decent enough – they’re simple, compact, and look nice & tidy. The 1-quart model is […]
How About Some “Sticky Ass Glue”?
Sticky Ass Glue is a waterproof moisture-cure polyurethane adhesive that looks to have few limitations. From the technical details, it appears that the glue is as stubbornly strong as the “Ass” part of its name suggests. SAG’s development story is actually a pretty interesting one: four fathers ran into trouble with a backyard playset assembly and were disappointed with […]
Why I Keep an Avalanche Shovel in My Car
That’s right, I keep an avalanche shovel in my car. More specifically, it’s a Voile Telepro T6. You see, I have a habit of breaking the plastic “emergency collapsible snow shovels” marketed by auto accessory makers. The last thing I want to hear when digging out my car when I’m on the go is “SNAP”.
Timbuk2 Messenger Bag Price Drop
The Timbuk2 “Racing Stripe” messenger bag that I ordered and posted about last month has dropped in price again to $50. I’m really liking this bag thus far, although it’s sometimes a bit too large for my needs. The price was right – I paid $55, compared to the $100-120 Timbuk2 charges for their other […]
Do You Have a Good Snow Brush & Ice Scraper for Your Car?
Winter time is fast approaching, so it’s about time to check out your car snow-clearing gear. Inspect your ice scraper blade for dings and dents, and your brush for signs of wear and tear. The last thing you want is to have to buy a new snow brush after the first or second big snow. In the past […]
Save $10 Off $50+ Victorinox Swiss Army Knives
Save $10 off $50+ orders of Victorinox Swiss Army Knives on Amazon. The sale will last “for a limited time” so we don’t know when it will expire. The discount should automatically appear in your shopping cart. This instant rebate promo comes around every now and then. I had been planning to order a few of […]
Never Complain About Blurry Travel Photos Again
Even with optical and image stabilization capabilities built into compact digital point & shoot cameras and many SLR lenses these days, there are times when it just isn’t enough. Can you hand-hold a P&S camera – or any camera for that matter, stead for 5 seconds as you try to photograph fireworks? I don’t think so. When travelling, […]
Finally Ordered a Timbuk2 Messenger Bag!
I’ve been wanting to buy a Timbuk2 messenger bag for the longest time. I didn’t really need one, but I wanted one. They look good, they’re spacious, they’re typically very well made, and the straps look oh so comfy. Timbuk2’s custom Build Your Own bags and some if not all of their special editions bags are […]
HUGE Coupons & Price Drops on Canon Cameras & Others!
Over at Amazon, they’re slashing prices on Canon cameras like it’s nobody’s business. A little while ago I saw a price-drop on the Canon S95 from $400 to $386. Now, it looks like there’s an additional $50 coupon as well. Then, for kicks I checked out the 60D dSLR that I ordered earlier, and there was […]