Category Archives: Tools

GeekDad Review: Anker Lumos A1 LED Desk Lamp

GeekDad Review: Anker Lumos A1 LED Desk Lamp

A few months ago, I reviewed the BenQ WiT LED light. It was easily the nicest and more feature-rich desk lamp I’ve ever used, but it was also $299. The Anker Lumos A1 LED is a little more scaled back in its ambitions, but it does a decent job of illuminating your workspace at a much more budget-friendly $25.99 price tag. Read More

Flip Out for Dirt Devil’s New Flipout Hand Vac

Flip Out for Dirt Devil’s New Flipout Hand Vac

Father’s Day rapidly approaches, and we’re all on the lookout for the perfect gift for dads with lots of hobbies. A great tool I’ve found is the new Flipout handheld vaccum from Dirt Devil. This is one of my favorite tools, ever. Bonus: It makes me feel like a super hero. See the post for details. Read More

New Kickstarter — RPiKit, The Raspberry Pi All-in-One Project Kit

New Kickstarter — RPiKit, The Raspberry Pi All-in-One Project Kit

Back in 2014, I met this interesting guy named Dan at the Atlanta Maker Faire; he was selling these very eye-catching electronics kits that were housed in secret-agent style briefcases. The product was called ArduinoKit, and I was absolutely amazed at how well Dan had designed the primary board that holds all the various components as well as a single Arduino Nano. Read More

Let’s Torque About Drills

Let’s Torque About Drills

For many years I’ve used the iconic Black and Decker 18 volt Firestorm cordless power tool system. When I was last in the market for cordless power tools the Firestorm brand was a DIY powerhouse but in the intervening years the NiCad batteries and relatively massive weight of these tools has made this system has become somewhat a dinosaur. Read More

#GiftLikeaPRO With New Kitchen Appliances From Kenmore

#GiftLikeaPRO With New Kitchen Appliances From Kenmore

For the last year I’ve been extolling the virtues of Kenmore appliances as one of their brand ambassadors, and I’d like to reinforce the fact that I walk the walk as much as I talk the talk. We have a Kenmore oven, a Kenmore dishwasher, and a Kenmore induction cooktop in our kitchen, and we love them. So, it’s not hard to say good things about the brand and their products. Read More

WordsEye Turns Your Words Into Pictures

WordsEye Turns Your Words Into Pictures

Welcome to WordsEye, currently in beta, where you can turn your words into images by the simple act of description. Open a new project and start typing, almost as you would if you were writing a story. Except that instead of leaving the words on the screen for the reader to translate into an image inside their mind, WordsEye takes the extra step to turn those words into a picture–one that is printable and sharable in high definition. Read More

Review: Casio PX-5S Stage Piano

Review: Casio PX-5S Stage Piano

I’ve only had my “new” stage piano for about 18 months now, so I guess it’s about time to write about it. I’ve been playing some variant of a keyboard (organ, piano, keyboards) since I was 8 years old. As soon as I got good enough I started playing in church and have been doing so off and on ever since. Read More

Old School Wallets for Today’s Tech Geeks

Old School Wallets for Today’s Tech Geeks

Being a parent, you know how important a wallet can be because it seems like you are forever having to pull it out of your pocket. If you are going to use something that often, why not make sure it has a touch of class and serves a secondary function? Maybe go a little “old school”… Read More