Author: Patrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

Catch photons with the BioLite SolarPanel

                                                       

When it comes to powering things with solar – be it for camping or in an emergency – I’ve always been cautiously optimistic. I’ve had some inexpensive solar panels, and those proved the adage of “you get what you pay…

Keep your fall beverage cool with Sok-It

                                                       

Coming from a brand called JavaSok, you’d think they’d be all set and ready to protect your pumpkin spice latte (full disclaimer: I’m a fool for all things pumpkin spice). However, it’s not just your coffee (iced or otherwise) that…

Now Funding: myFirst Insta Wi

                                                       

While digital cameras have no doubt make photography simpler and more ubiquitous, you sort of miss that instant gratification from the hard-copy a Polaroid would give you. And for my own kids, who have cameras, they love taking photos, but…

In Review: Sea to Summit Stretch-Loc Straps

                                                       

These days, when I’m thinking of tie-down straps, it’s generally the larger sort for holding stuff down in the cargo basket in the family hauler. That said, there’s still something to be said about being able to tie things down…