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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There’s minimal, and then there’s the Smallet

When it comes to your wallet, well, you probably don’t think too much about it other than making sure you’ve got your cards, and probably some cash. As part of something you carry every day, though, it’s worth giving it some thought, as it can really help you slim down what is in your pocket. To that end, the most minimal one I’ve seen to date (other than a rubber band or binder clip) is the Smallet.

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Something to try from your table – taking over a Moonshine Empire

In and amongst this pandemic lockdown, folks have no doubt been keeping an eye on many of their grocery store staples, including those that fall into the category of “adult beverages”. Heck, even John was doing some distilling in a recent Zoom meetup we did with readers. So, why not turn that into a board game? That’s what you’ve got in Moonshine Empire.

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Are you not entertained? If not, then perhaps Gladius is what you need

The crew here at KN, we like ourselves some games. Be it video games, TTRPGs, or classic tabletop games, we like to play games. I can’t speak for everyone else, but for me that takes the form of playing with my family, and playing over lunch with co-workers. It’s that latter group that seems well-suited to Gladius.

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Roam where you want to, all around the world, with the GerTent

Spring is just around the corner, which means one thing for my family. Ok, well, several things, but the one germane to this article is that fact that camping season is just around the corner. We’re pretty well set at the moment with our ginormous family tent, but that doesn’t mean you, too, can’t look longingly at the GerTent.

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Speaking of everything old being new – how about Nixie tubes?

As I mentioned yesterday, there’s a lot of old stuff being dredged up and put into new contexts in our current day and age. Nixie tubes are one of those that have long held my interest. I’ve been very tempted in the past by some build-your-own kits, but have never sprung for it. Perhaps this Nixler will get me to take the leap.

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Everything old is new again – even camera lenses

There is no end to “old” stuff that’s brought (sometimes kicking and screaming) into the current day and age. Sometimes it works out great (say, the reissue of retro video game systems in new compact packages) and other times, it just falls flat. Will the new Petzval camera lens be the former or the latter? Time will tell, but funding levels seem to point it to being a success.

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Prompt tells you the time without distractions

In the olden days, the a tact watch was all the rage. These watches told the time by buzzing or chiming silently in your pocket, allowing you to tell the time without looking away from your paramour or the King. The complex little timepieces were quite delicate and the complication barely made it past the 17th century.

Now, however, a new watch, the Prompt, replicates the a tact concept with some high tech trappings.

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Now you’re playing with power – if you’ve got the Tranzend Ultra Coat

While I can’t speak for all of you, here in Chicago we’re still definitely getting hit with tastes of winter (interspersed with some very spring-like weather). In fact, as I write this, we’ve got a winter storm on the way. That means I’ll have my heavier down coat in play, but if you don’t want the bulk, then something like the Tranzend Ultra Coat may be what you’re looking for.

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