GeekDad Review: Grain Audio OHEP Solid Wood Over Ear Headphones

Grain Audio's wlanut cup OHEP headphones

If you follow the world of Kickstarter campaigns, you’ve probably heard of Grain Audio. The brainchild of “two ex-Altec Lansing guys, an architect/furniture designer and a liquor industry operational expert,” Grain Audio raised over $155k (well over the $120k goal) to produce a line-up of premium audio gear featuring solid wood design. I was sent a pair of OHEP Solid Wood Over Ear Headphones featuring FSC certified walnut ear cups to try out. The wood certainly makes for an attractive set of headphones, but does it make them sound better? Continue reading

Go Solar With Today’s Amazon Daily Deal


Amazon challenges us to go solar with our portable and emergency power today, featuring deep daily deals on three Goal Zero solar-based power systems, and more discounts on Goal Zero’s range of products, from portable solar panels to large back-up battery/inverters that can be charged by those panels. You can get everything you need to keep life running off the grid. Continue reading

Get the Ultimate Rechargeable Battery — For Your Car


Today’s Amazon daily deal is for the Anker Compact Car Jump Starter and Portable Charger Power Bank, which is basically a portable, rechargeable battery like you might have for traveling with your gadgets. However, the Anker has the ability to jump start your car (as well as recharge your phone, tablet, and act as a flashlight). Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Trago – a Smart Water Bottle for Better Hydration


Everyone knows how important hydration is to our health. But other than trying to drink more water or chugging down a sugary salty drink before or after a workout or sport, most of us have no clue if we’re doing it correctly. Enter Trago–the world’s first smart water bottle. Continue reading