Gear

Kevin on December 31st, 2011

If you worry about losing your digital camera – or perhaps worse, the images on its memory card – you might want to check out CameraTrace. For an annual fee of $10, CameraTrace provides a metalized, adhesive tag for your camera which enables someone who’s found it to return it to you. The tag directs […]

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The Highs: Thoughtful design; impeccable quality;  TSA checkpoint friendly;  a 320 pound bodyguard couldn’t provide your laptop more protection The Lows: Quality ain’t cheap, son The Verdict: A dual purpose laptop bag for the new millennium In the ancient history of the 1980’s, the contents of my daily bag looked a lot different than they […]

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Kevin on November 29th, 2011

Tom Bihn continues to broaden its product line in ways that sometimes surprise; witness: The Tom Bihn Money Belt Unlike the similar Eagle Creek money belt, the Bihn version opts for a more secure buckle arrangement, and offers the belts in sizes (S, M, L, etc.); non-metallic. You may be able to get through TSA […]

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Regular readers know that I’m always on the lookout for lightweight, minimalist wallets. Past posts have looked at the Bandit, Dynomighty’s Tyvek Mighty Wallet, and Big Skinny’s Thin Mini Skinny wallet, as well as a couple of others.  So I was intrigued when I recently stumbled across the Xband, a figure-8 elastic band that’s an […]

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Kevin on September 28th, 2011

The Highs: Really grips your foot; provides extra cushioning where needed; no more confusing your left from your right sock ;-)  The Lows: Price unfazed by The Great Recession, potential Greece default, or anything else  The Verdict: The best golf socks I’ve ever worn You may have never seen them before, but FootJoy launched its […]

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Kevin on September 22nd, 2011

Another “Friends & Family” promo – 25% Off (including luggage), free shipment on orders of $50 and higher: Lands’ End 25% Off  Ends Tuesday, September 27th; online only. Note: I have no connection to Lands’ End

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If you’re looking for a unique, modestly priced automatic with a simple, military look, check out the Made in Japan/Japan market Seiko SNZG15J1.  Normally not available in the U.S., the Japan-made SNZG15J1 features a 23 jewel automatic movement in a stainless steel housing with a brushed metallic finish. Part of the Seiko 5 Series – […]

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