How To Choose The Right Sports Watch

A simple multi-function “sports” watch is a cheap ($20 to $100) and practical tool for all forms of exercise. They also make good watches for active kids and teenagers. Popular brands include Casio and Timex (1440, Ironman). Sports watches are relatively simple, yet their detailed specifications contain a few “gotchas” that can trip-up unwary buyers.…

All About Keyless Entry Combination Keypad Home Door Locks

  Keyless door locksets differ in their mechanical quality, password strength, password administration flexibility and bypass or battery backup features. Keyless door locks cost between $50 and a few hundred dollars. Popular lockset (complete lock kit, including strike plate) brands include Schlage, Samsung (EZON), Kwikset, DigiLock, Trilogy and Simplex. A keyless door lock means: Protection…

All About Leatherman Multitools

Over the years, Leatherman has continuously filled out and improved their line of multitools. They now have a multitool for any budget and job, with prices ranging from $25 to $200. The problem is figuring out the right one for yourself, or for a family member or friend if you are purchasing one as a…

All About Home Popcorn Makers

Compared to microwave popcorn bags, making popcorn with popcorn poppers: Is cheaper. Makes better-tasting popcorn. Allows control over the type and amount of oil and seasoning. Is more fun. Popular brands of popcorn makers include Cuisinart, Nostalgia, West Bend (Stir Crazy), Presto, Wabash Valley Farms (Whirley Pop) and Back to Basics. Electric Stirrer Hotplate Popcorn…

All About Carbon Steel Knife Blades

“Carbon steel” refers to non-stainless steel – steels that don’t contain Chromium and therefore rust easily. While stainless steel blades dominate the market, from cheap supermarket knives to expensive brands costing hundreds of dollars, there are good reasons to get a plain carbon steel knife. You probably already own a few carbon steel tools. Axes,…

All About Seiko Automatic Mechanical Watches

Seiko makes hundreds of different watch models. They have different prices, designs and functionality. Good news for watch collectors, but confusing for someone who just wants a good watch. We look at “consumer” Seiko automatic watches for men, costing from less than a hundred to a few hundred dollars. We’ll show you the real difference…

Best Inflatable Rafts Reviews

Here’s the problem: You love and your family love being on the water with each other and friends, but you don’t want to go through all the hassles of owning your own boat. Why worry about another water vessel, issuance, a trailer to haul it and all the other annoyances when you can easily solve…

How to Choose the Best Emergency LED Flashlights

There are different types of flashlights (or torches) for different types of emergencies. Here’s how to choose the right flashlight. We look at hand crank dynamo, solar and Power Failure sechargeable flashlights. Emergencies can be short or long in duration, can happen when at home or outdoors. Some common scenarios are: Random power company blackouts…