Now Funding: the eufy Security SmartDrop

Even before the global pandemic gave us second thoughts about leaving our homes, there was no denying that we were all buying things online more and more. While you could certainly have some things delivered to your office, by and large you’ve got things delivered to home. Which is why we’ve seen articles (and even videos) on package theft going on. Getting video of the perpetrator is one thing, but if you want to prevent it outright? Something like the eufy Security SmartDrop is where it’s at.

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Now Funding: the Ajazz K620T Mechanical Keyboard

We here at Knapsack are big fans of mechanical keyboards, solely for the tactile feedback you get from the keys as you type. These sorts of keyboards have come a long way since their early roots, and can do all sorts of fun things. One the more recent compact boards we’ve seen pop up is the Ajazz K620T.

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SnapPower has lights to guide the way – home automation lite

SnapPower first reached out to me back in 2015, with their second product ever, a wall outlet cover plate that added USB charging to wall outlets without taking up a plug, and without requiring you to be an electrician.

They’re back, with an outlet cover plate that adds lights, the SnapPower Connect. Triggered by motion, and networked, so that you can have multiple lights turn on when one is triggered. How’s it work? How do install them without rewiring the home?

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Get seen and stay safe with the Lumos Ultra

As a kid, the very idea of a bike helmet just sounded ludicrous. Times have changed, and I’ve always got one on my head when I’m on the bike – as much to protect my own noggin as to be an example for my kids. Sure, it’s not the speeds I was at on my motorcycle, but still – safety is safety. One of the latest creations brings some clever lighting to the mix and is going by the name of the Lumos Ultra.

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Training the brain with Mendi

If you recall when we first told you about the Mendi brain-training headset (over here) we said we’d be able to give you a hands-on review. While the campaign is closed, they are in an “In Demand” phase so you can still order one at a discount. So, here we are with our thoughts after spending some time with a prototype.

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You can keep an eye on your heart with the WearLinq eWave

To be perfectly frank, so can your doctor. Over the last year, we’ve been seeing more devices that move from just simply tracking your heart rate (like most fitness trackers and many smart watches) to having a device that can actually provide medical diagnostics. The Apple Watch was one of the first, and now the WearLinq eWave is aiming to be the most recent.

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Need help bolstering your session prep? Roll & Play can help!

It may seem like I’m putting up a lot of DnD / TTRPG stuff as of late, but it’s because I’ve been finding just a lot of great content out there. Not only that, these are great resources for a game that lends itself very, very well to being played with everyone remote from each other. One of the latest, that’s specifically for helping DMs with their prep, is Roll & Play.

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If you want fire up the grill – or the smoker – ASMOKE has you covered

While I certainly have no problem going out in the snow to fire up the grill (one benefit of a propane grill), I know many think of grilling as a warm weather activity. Or, what if you really like the flavor that comes from hardwood charcoal? I like it too, it’s just tough to get going and then it runs forever. This project I came across, the ASMOKE pellet grill, seems to address a lot of that.

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