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Santamedical Dual Channel TENS Unit

So if you have ever been to the chiropractor, you may have been hooked up to the big electrical stimulant machine. We call it a stim in my house. But they make you feel pretty strange since it forces your muscles to contract, but it is relaxing after a while.

This is the same thing, just a bit less powerful and more tuned to home use. You can throw it on after a long day and use the 4 pads to get your shoulders and back or whatever it is that ails you. All in all, a pretty nice deal.

 

Introducing the Standard Brewview

I did some brief thinking. What was my biggest issue with the Amazon review system? The star rating. Sure they gave the vague ‘I love it, I like it, It’s Okay’ descriptions on their stars, but nobody knew what that really meant. Some people ranked an okay product as a 5 star, and others at a 3 star.

To remove this ambiguity from my reviews going forward, I think it is in everyone’s best interest that I get rid of the star system. When I look at products, I appreciate the point system. I’ve seen the point system for beers, headphones, fantasy football players, and more. The point system allows me to be much more precise on what is good and bad, and the average at the end encompasses that much better.

On Amazon, I would say something like ‘This product has a small issue, but is good other than that.’ That issue would be the difference between a 4 and 5 star. Well if you convert to the point system, that is the difference between an 8 and a 10. Or an 80 and 100. That is HUGE when you think of it. Especially with decimal points being valid.

So above you can see a standard brewview, so there will be less confusion, and much more accurate rankings going forward.

Since I have power over standards, I think the school system does it pretty well. So I will structure my reviews like school grades. A 7.5 would be an average product, meaning nothing special really pops out. Anything under a 7 corresponds to a D-rank product, and anything over 9 would correspond to an A-rank product. If I ever review anything that deserves greater than a 9.5, I will have to start making awards for products, as those are truly top-tier products.

SO&CO 2 Tone Watch

Watch this. Oh sorry. This watch. Tells Time.

Is your mind blown? Mine is. Basically this is any other Rolex Submariner clone. A deep blue almost purple color, it tells you the time. It doesn’t have the sweeping second hand I love so much, but it is a nice inexpensive watch that emulates a much more expensive one.

If I actually hate a part of it, it would be the date window. If it wasn’t there I would love the watch a lot more. Oh well. Such is life.

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Aquabod Collapsible Water Bottle

This bottle is both great and terrible at the same time. When you drop a weight on it at the gym, it doesn’t break. It just shoots your water all over in a huge jet fashion. See that hot girl over there? You just hosed her down because you dropped your weights on the bottle.

It is great that it fits in your bag and is squishy. Until you try to drink it half full and it flops around everywhere like an idiot. The possibilities are endless. The only true weakness though is the loop that lets you roll it up. IF that breaks you are screwed. But that hasn’t happened to me yet.

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LLUNC Air Vent Phone Holder

When you get around by Google Maps, you can’t just leave your phone in your lap or on the dash. It’ll fall and then you get screwed and make a wrong turn and get lost.

What you need is some way to hold your phone onto something. You can use a suction cup, but those things just suck. I mean that as in they work though. They use suction…

If that isn’t your thing, one of these plugs onto your air vent right by the dash or the steering wheel and you can see your directions like that.

Pretty convenient I guess. I just use a bike.

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Hammock Straps

If you are ecofriendly and love the trees, hammock straps are your friends. They are more friendly than a plain old rope, and look more sophisticated than a ratchet.

I used a ratchet before, and didn’t have any issues really. But these were free so I took them and gave them to my sister who technically owns the hammock.

We set it up easy and now our hammock is strapped as opposed to ratcheted onto a tree. Instead of death gripping the tree, it is now just a friendly hug. Save the trees, folks.

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Emjoi Micro Nail Manicure

Another device that could be replaced by an angle grinder. Take this, two wheels. One is basically some sandpaper to scrape your nails even. Then you replace it with a Scotch-Brite wheel and you buff them.

Yes. Again, this is totally a specialized angle grinder with discs. Oh well. The results are really nice and last a while. Too long if you’re a guy who has to explain why his nails look so shiny… I couldn’t scratch my nails up fast enough…

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Black Box X1S GPS Dash Cam

Best story I have of a dashcam. My friend recorded himself going offroad and obliterating a telephone pole. Seriously, it was so funny. But only because he was okay. It also proved he was a victim of bad roads, so the insurance paid for a new car.

Other than using a dash cam for the funny internet memes, you can use them to prove insurance and to get back at that asshole who cut you off on your way home from work.

I think in an ideal world everyone would have one. Then there would be no question  of who is at fault in most car accidents.

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KSCAT Bone Conduction Headset

Bone conduction headphones are weird. They are like speakers that go by your ears. They are great for running though because they are so clear and you can easily hear the road while running.

Don’t use them in a gym though. I noticed this after realizing the entire gym could hear me.

Plus you get to look like a cyborg with this cool thing around your head. I really like them. More than I thought I would.

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