The Best Mouse Pad Of 2016

by Justin Thomas •

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The best mouse pad of 2016 is the Artisan Hien mouse pad. This Japanese-made pad has a unique woven surface that allows for very precise mouse movement.

The Best Portable External Drive Of 2016

by Justin Thomas •

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The U32 Shadow is the best portable external drive currently available. This compact device is a fast Solid Sate Drive (SSD) drive with no moving parts, and it’s housed in durable aluminium case. It is compatible with USB 3.0. It comes with a 3 year warranty, and the manufacture (Oyen Digital) is quite responsive to customer requests.

The Most Durable Wallet Available

by Patrick Hyde •

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The most durable leather wallet is the Saddleback Leather Front Pocket ID Wallet by Saddleback Leather Co. It is made with 100% Full-Grain boot leather, which is among the thickest and most durable leathers on the market.

The Brightest and Most Durable Christmas Lights

by Justin Thomas •

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Conical 5mm Wide-Angle LEDs are the most durable and brightest Christmas lights available. Almost all professional Christmas light installers use these lights for their displays. Conical LEDs are waterproof and snowproof because they are injection molded into their plastic cordage.

The Top Rated Electric Kettles

by Justin Thomas •

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Below is our list of the top rated electric kettles, based on the reviews found in Cook’s Illustrated Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Amazon and Chow.Com. Reviewers like stainless steel electric kettles,┬ábecause plastic kettles can contain bisphenol A (BPA) and the plastic tends to crack over a number of years. Plus, according to Chow.com, plastic pots can imbue your favorite brew with …

Buy It For Life: Microplane Professional Grater

by Justin Thomas •

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The Microplane rasp was invented in 1990 by brothers Richard and Jeff Grace in Russellville, Arkansas. They originally produced the rasp as a woodworking tool, and it took four years before people started using it in the kitchen as a grater

Vers iPod Dock: Handcrafted In The U.S.

by Justin Thomas •

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Vers is a company in Maine that makes handcrafted iPod docks from Walnut and Bamboo. Their latest dock for iPods and iPhones incorporates an AM/FM radio and an alarm clock. I’ve owned a Vers dock for about three years, I’m pleased with the sound of the speakers. The reproduction is clear, and the sound certainly fills a room. Vers says …

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Buy It For Life: Old Town Penobscot 16 RX Canoe

by Justin Thomas •

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The Old Town Penobscot 16 RX canoe (MSRP $1,499.99) is built to last. Designed for versatile performance in calm water, waves, and whitewater, the Penobscot can handle a large range of needs. It is constructed with Royalex, a layered composite of vinyl, ABS plastic, and ABS foam. The exterior vinyl layers provide abrasion resistance and UV protection. Underneath the vinyl, …