Archive for September, 2013

Bang! Card Game Review
By September 30, 20130 Comments Read More →

Bang! Card Game Review

Bang! is a good filler card game for mid-sized gaming groups, especially if your friends don’t take themselves too seriously.

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Regalo Easy Step Walk Thru Gate Review
By September 26, 20130 Comments Read More →

Regalo Easy Step Walk Thru Gate Review

We bought the Easy Step Walk Thru baby gate by Regalo to keep dogs out, but its automatic latch system is a pain for grownups with full hands.

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Space Alert Board Game Review
By September 24, 20132 Comments Read More →

Space Alert Board Game Review

Space Alert unfolds in real-time, but the mechanics are unusual and stressful enough that we’ve stopped playing it. Purchase at your own risk.

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S.P. Richards Company Secure Key Cabinet Review
By September 23, 20130 Comments Read More →

S.P. Richards Company Secure Key Cabinet Review

This lockable key cabinet by SP Richards is great for securing the keys you might be using to keep your ammunition locked up from your child or other children.

Posted in: guns, preparedness, review
Cap Barbell Kettlebell Review
By September 19, 20130 Comments Read More →

Cap Barbell Kettlebell Review

At less than $1/lb, the Cap Barbell kettlebell is a good bargain, but has an odd shape in the handle that might bother some.

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Jawbone Up Down… Again
By September 18, 20132 Comments Read More →

Jawbone Up Down… Again

Sedagive? is now on her third Jawbone Up biometric band. The first one died after three months and her second Up lasted just a little over three weeks. We learned the Jawbone customer service dance from last time, and Sedagive? went from initial contact to wearing her replacement within a business week. Her second Up […]

Circulon Contempo Hard Anodized Nonstick 1-Quart Saucepan Review
By September 17, 20130 Comments Read More →

Circulon Contempo Hard Anodized Nonstick 1-Quart Saucepan Review

I know that using nonstick cookware is considered passe by foodies and home chefs everywhere, but nothing is as easy to use or clean up. I have a set of fully-clad stainless steel cookware that never gets used because it’s such a pain in the ass. Of course, the number one drawback of using nonstick […]

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Advantage Arms 22LR Conversion Kit for Glock 19 Pistol Review
By September 16, 20130 Comments Read More →

Advantage Arms 22LR Conversion Kit for Glock 19 Pistol Review

The 22LR Glock conversion kit from Advantage Arms had a lot of promise, but questionable reliability and specific ammunition requirements keeps me from recommending it.

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Analogix SlimPort HDMI Video Adapter Review
By September 13, 20130 Comments Read More →

Analogix SlimPort HDMI Video Adapter Review

The Analogix SlimPort micro USB to HDMI adapter for devices like the Nexus 7 2013 tablet works well, but it is very expensive compared to MHL options and is less convenient than emerging wireless screencast options like Chromecast or Miracast.

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Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet Review
By September 12, 20130 Comments Read More →

Boogie Board 8.5-Inch LCD Writing Tablet Review

The Boogie Board is an LCD writing tablet that can be used to keep track of game scores, but it is also a mystical gateway for doodles and conversation.

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