The Best LED Flashlights Of 2014

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Most enthusiasts and reviewers agree that Fenix flashlights have the best build-quality and reliability for their price. Streamlight, one of the few brands of flashlights made in the U.S.A, is highly rated by reviewers on Amazon. Other top rated brands are: Cree, Dorcy and Surefire. Fenix TK-41: 860 Lumens The Fenix TK-41 U2, which shines at 860 lumens, is the brightest flashlight that runs on AA batteries. It uses eight AA batteries, and these can be rechargeable NiMH or alkaline AAs. The … [Read more...]

The Most Durable Jeans: Iron Heart

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Iron Heart makes jeans with 25 oz Japanese selvage denim -- significantly heavier than the typical 12 oz denim used in most jeans. "Selvage" means the denim was made on an old-style shuttle loom (unlike mass-produced denim). If durability is a deciding factor for you, and you don't mind breaking in your jeans for a few months, Iron Heart jeans might be a good choice. Others may find this thickness of denim too hot in the summer. Other brands that use selvedge denim: Levis, Nudie Jeans (which … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Wireless Portable Headphones For 2012

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LG Tone HBS-700 Wireless Earbud Headphone ($45) Despite selling for under $50, the LG Tone HBS-700 is one of the top rated bluetooth headphones. It received an 8 out of 10 rating from CNET, which makes it their Editor's Choice for a bluetooth headphone. CNET says it was one of the most comfortable headphones they've tried, and that the audio reproduction was impressive. Amazon buyers also liked this headphone -- it received an average of 4.5 of out 5 stars, from a total of 264 reviewers. PC … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Artifact Bags

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. Artifact Bags are made in Omaha, Nebraska by one man, Chris Brown. He uses a combination of hand tools and vintage industrial equipment to craft his creation. For materials, me Brown makes use of American sourced waxed canvas and leather, and offers a lifetime guarantee for all his products. See his … [Read more...]

The Top Backup Drives For Macs For 2012

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External hard drive allow you to add terabytes of storage to your computer for a few hundred dollars. External drives connect to PCs and Macs via their external connectors. Almost every computer has a USB 2.0 port, so it's the most common type of connection currently. Here's the speed of other interfaces (from slowest to fastest): FireWire 400, USB 2.0, FireWire 800, eSATA (external SATA), Thunderbolt and USB 3.0. Many new drives support the fast USB 3.0 interface, which some newer computers … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Portable Noise Canceling Headphones of 2011

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The noise canceling headphones are different from "noise isolating" or "passive noise reduction" headphones. Noise canceling headphones feature tiny microphones to pick up outside frequencies and then counter those frequencies to cancel them out. The following list of top rated portable noise canceling headphones was chosen based on reviews from Consumer Reports, CNET, HeadphoneInfo.com, iLounge, PCMag, and Amazon customers. Bose QuietComfort 15 Noise Canceling Headphones ($300) Top … [Read more...]