Posted in EDC Fun Fund Friday Watch

Casio G-Shock GMWB5000TCM-1 Watch Review

Since I started writing reviews back around 2015, I’ve wanted to include watches on my site.  Specifically G-Shocks, since that’s what I’m most interested in currently.  Many of my collection (50+) are used, so I don’t find it “fair” to review those (or even post photos in the manner seen here).  But this one is different.  It’s special in many ways, and I bought it brand new.  So I know it’s provenance and what’s happened to it since.  Truly this post is much more of a “look at this gorgeous watch” since I don’t plan to test many of the features of the watch.  But mainly, does it live up to the hype.  That I can answer!

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Posted in EDC Gadgets

BilletSPIN Thunderstorm Titanium Soul Pen Review

I have handled one BilletSPIN pen before and was impressed with it.  It was a heavy copy though – stainless and brass.  I love those two metals, but for a daily driving pen, I tend toward something lighter.  This answers that request – it’s titanium!  Also the clip is updated…. otherwise very similar pens.  Read on for more pics and thoughts!

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Posted in EDC Gadgets Spinner Top

BilletSpin Jester Bronze Version 3 Top Review

Here’s another BilletsSPIN Jester Version 3, but this one’s full bronze!  Read on for some pictures (and mostly text echoed from the tungsten copper version.)

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Pocket Ramping Tactical

YLP Unicorn 1.0 Flashlight Review

I’ve seen these YLP lights floating around a bunch lately and they seem interesting enough that I wanted my own shot at them.  YLP agreed…

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Posted in EDC Gadgets Spinner Top

BilletSpin Jester Version 3 Top Review

I recently got a few items from BilletSPIN again, and hope to get them posted in the next couple of weeks.  First off, and to…

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Posted in Chargers EDC Powerbank

XTAR PB2C Charger / Powerbank Review

There’s a new version of the convenient XTAR powerbank/charger.  It’s the PB2C, and adds USB-C charging.  Also relevant is what it takes away – cost.  This one is inexpensive!

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Posted in EDC Fun Fund Friday Gadgets Spinner

AlumaFX Clamshell in Copper and Aluminum Fidget Spinner Review

A spinner review!  And a spinner on a Fun Fund Friday?  Yep.  Maybe I’m back into spinners, I’m not sure yet.  Probably not but you can read on to see why. 😀 

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Keychain

RovyVon A8x Keychain Flashlight Review

Here’s one of the newer RovyVon lights – the A8x.  It’s an updated version of their keychain series.  Read on for some testing and thoughts!

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Posted in EDC Knives

Southern Grind Spider Monkey GLOW Series Black PVD Carbon Fiber Folding Knife Review

One of the bonuses working with Going Gear again comes in the fact that they are knife nuts.  See their newest video for more proof of that.  What’s better for me is that they’ve sent me a cool knife to handle, too.  This is the (long name warning) Southern Grind Spider Monkey.  It’s part of the GLOW series, and the blade is black PVD.  The scales are Carbon Fiber.  And they glow!  Just a lot going on in this knife… read on for more – but mostly carry on because there are a bunch of photos!!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights On-Board Pocket Thrower

Imalent LD10 Flashlight Review

Imalent, maker of one of my favorite lights (the DX80) recently sent me this new LD10 light, which has one of my favorite emitters (Cree XP-L HI).  It’s a neat little light, but let’s test it out, shall we?

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Fun Fund Friday Pocket Thrower

Deadwood Huckleberry Topo Flashlight Review

It’s not often that a single emitter (with reflector) light comes available in what we’ll generically call the “custom” market, but when Grant Spitz of Deadwood Custom Works announced the aluminum version of his popular Huckleberry he threw out the option of a 219b single.  I jumped on that.  This is a “full review” but at the same time there are some caveats, due to H17f and programming and… I’ll get into that later.  Read on!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Pocket

Lumintop Tool AA2.0 Ti Flashlight Review

Lumintop is now offering an updated version of the ever-popular Tool AA light – the 2.0 version is made of titanium, and offers some neat features!  Read on!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights On-Board Pocket

Wowtac A7 Flashlight Review

Wowtac has released another 18650 light.  This time it’s a dual switch Cree XP-L HI light, with an indicating switch and on-board (micro-USB) charging.  Read on for some testing!

If you haven’t checked out Wowtac, you definitely should! 

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Posted in EDC Fun Fund Friday Gadgets Spinner

FocusWorks Axis Micro Mini (Stonewashed Bronze) Fidget Spinner Review

I reviewed and enjoyed the FocusWorks Eryx, and Jordy makes many other fidgety things. I got interested in this spinner, so I purchased this Axis Micro Mini, and thought I’d throw out some photos and thoughts on it.

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Fun Fund Friday On-Board Pocket

RovyVon A29 Brass Flashlight Review

Another RovyVon!  This time it’s the brass version, and one I bought for myself.  That’s a testament to the other two from this series I’ve reviewed – the A23 and A28 – I liked them enough to put my own money into a version.  The A29, brass of course.  

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Keychain On-Board Pocket

RovyVon A28 Flashlight Review

I find no better way to start 2020 than with a post about a RovyVon light.  RovyVon was huge for me in 2019, and I have this post and more upcoming from them.  This is the A28, a clear body light which has two secondary emitters – red and UV.

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Fun Fund Friday

Lumintop FW3C Andúril Flashlight Review

A Fun Fund Friday review of a light you all probably already own and have moved past…  The Lumintop FW3C – yes another FW review!  My copy of this light has been in my possession for a while now, so shipped with an early version of Andúril, and the review might not be the most relevant any more.

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Posted in EDC Flashlights On-Board Thrower

Wowtac A4 V2 Flashlight Review

Wowtac has been bringing the hits lately, and most importantly, at a nice price.  Today I have a version 2 of the A4 – really it’s practically a different light.  This one’s a single cell (26650) and smaller head.  Maybe a scaled down version of the original A4?  Anyway, read on for thoughts and testing!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Pocket Ramping Wall o' Light

Lumintop EDC18 Flashlight Review

Lumintop had great success with the FW series, and expanded it greatly.  They also went a different directly – a more standard light but with an e-switch on the side.  That’s the EDC18, and here’s my testing of it!

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Posted in EDC Gadgets Spinner

MecArmy GP1 Fidget Spinner Review

I once saw MecArmy as a flashlight company.  The more I see their Facebook and Instagram posts, the more I realize they’re actually a gadget company.  That’s certainly the case with the item I have in my hand today – the MecArmy GP1 fidget spinner.  Appointed with anodized titanium, and very fidgety….  Read on for some thoughts and pics!

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