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Because rolling dice is just too hard, these dice do all the work for you

NEWS – Many games require the player to roll dice to advance a turn. If you find the action of dice rolling to be difficult for you either because you have dexterity issues, or you just don’t want to do it yourself, these dice will do it for you. Boogie Dice look like a standard set of 6-sided dice, but looks are deceiving. Inside these dice are rechargeable...

The BLUETTI EP500 power stations will power almost anything you throw at it

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – It’s been a little over a month since we first told you about the BLUETTI EP500 series crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter that launched on March 15, 2021. Their campaign has already raced past their initial funding goal of $10,000 by almost 3 million dollars! Wow! Their performance so far on this campaign shouldn’t come as a huge...

It’s a pen and it’s a stabby stabber

NEWS – It gets a little tiresome when everything that happens to have a point on it is called tactical, but you have to admit that people love reading about EDC gear (including myself), so here we go with another multi-tool, multi-function, tactical (there, I said it) pen. It’s the Stinger and I’m guessing if someone stabbed you with this writing instrument,...

Lybra Balance Lamp review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Astute readers will recognize this lamp from our news post in April 2021. Today, we’re diving in with a full hands-on review on ZAN Design’s Lybra Balance Lamp. What is it? The Lybra lamp is a rechargeable lamp with a unique design.  It is designed as an art piece that can be balanced on nearly any point.  The design, with its...

Wellue Blood Pressure/EKG Monitor review – Keep calm but monitor on

REVIEW – A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure.  Since then, it has continued to increase to the point where my doctor would like me to regularly check and monitor.  I’ve tried products offered by chain drug stores but all have proven to be wildly inaccurate.  When I was offered the opportunity to review the Wellue Blood Pressure...

AKASO action cam, managing diabetes with gadgets, Ticktalk wearable kid phones, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – Another week down, and another batch of gadget related news, articles, and reviews. Have you read all our content from the last 7 days? Hey, we’re all busy, so I can understand if you missed a few. That’s why I’m going to help you out and give you a full listing of everything we posted this week. Ready? Set? Read! REVIEWS Blue Orange Games...

Blue Orange Games Loopy Looper marble spinner fidget toy review

REVIEW – Fidget spinners and similar toys refuse to go away and I’m happy about that because they are fun! The Blue Orange Games Loopy Looper is a marble spinning toy that can keep your kids (and you) occupied for hours as you learn to spin and do tricks with them. Let’s take them for a whirl. What is it? Loopy Loopers are handheld toys that are shaped...

Wad-Free laundry bed sheet tangle preventer review

REVIEW – Have you ever gone to get clothes out of the dryer only to find the entire load wrapped up in your bed sheet?  What about the dryer?  You go to fold your laundry only to find that your sheets have inconveniently rolled everything into a ball and now, nothing is actually dry. Well, a frustrated person named Cyndi faced just such issues and decided...

This case turns your BIC lighter into a tank!

NEWS – BIC lighters are super popular because they are cheap and disposable. They are so cheap that you can buy a pack of 8 lighters for around $10 on Amazon. So what type of person needs a $119 Titanium holder for their BIC lighter? EDC loving Gadgeteers, that’s who! The MecArmy LTR2 is made of TC4 Titanium which won’t rust or corrode, so it will keep...

LEGO puts Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and all the Looney Tunes gang in your pocket

NEWS – I don’t care how old you are, LEGO is fun! While we wait for the next season of LEGO Masters to start, check out this new selection of minifigs from LEGO. It’s the most of the gang from Looney Tunes including Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote, Porky Pig, Petunia Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Tasmanian...

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