Garmin Fenix 5 Plus First Look and Initial Review

Garmin Fenix 5 Plus First Look and Initial Review

Super stoked!  Got my Garmin Fenix 5 Plus in the mail to show y'all.  In this post I unbox the bad boy, provide my initial impressions, and take you for a spin around the outer parts of the product.   This is not really a watch but rather a mini super computer you wear around your wrist disguised as a watch.  In this video I also talk about the Apple watch v4 - not that these products are direct competitors but because the feature sets are converging more and more.  I myself contemplated between the 2 but for my what I wanted the watch for, I chose the Gar

KnuKonceptz Kord Kable Speaker Wire and Monoprice Affinity Series Banana Plug Review and Installation

KnuKonceptz Kord Kable and Monoprice Affinity Series Banana Plug Review
With so many options out there for wire and banana plugs, which combo to choose. I've done the research and found the combo that provides great performance, ease of use, and value. Also, why pay a fortune for pre-fabricated banana plug/wires when it is so easy to do yourself. In this video posting I review the KnuKonceptz Kord Kable Speaker Wire and Monoprice Affinity Series Banana Plug combo and provide an installation demo so you can get a good look at the product and usability.

Monoprice Affinity Series Banana Plug Initial Review

Monoprice Affinity Series Banana Plugs Review
There are so many options for banana plugs out there that I wanted to post a quick video on an excellent option I found. After checking out the playing field, I purchased a 10 pack of Monoprice Affinity Series Banana Plugs. Banana plugs are something no one really sees once installed. Furthermore, one brand over the next probably won't produce better sound quality -so why do we (probably mostly guys) care so much about how these look and "perform"? I can't answer that but I can tell you what is great about these and give you a good sense of how they look and feel. Check out my video review in this post.

KnuKonceptz Kord Kable Speaker Wire Initial Review

KnuKonceptz Kord Kable 12 Gauge Oxygen Free Copper Review
Sonos and wireless is all the rage but hype aside I still want to have a pair of wired high performance speakers connected to a receiver/amp. I refreshed my receiver and also the connections to my speakers with a 100' purchase of KnuKonceptz Kord Kable 12 guage speaker wire. In this video post, I provide an unboxing and initial review of this product. There are many options out there for speaker wire so don't get ripped off paying more than you need for extra fancy cable and don't pay less than you need for sub par cable.  I've done the research and narrowed down the multitude of options to a solid choice that was right for me.  Check it out...

Roving Cove Magnetic Lock First Look, Review, and Installation

Roving Cove Magnetic Lock Review
I recently needed to baby-proof my lower cabinets so I purchased Roving Cove's magnetic locks. In this video post, I unbox the locks, provide first impressions, and conduct an initial review. These locks were my top pick for baby proofing,  jewelry drawers, and other cabinets where a little extra security layer is needed...find out why.

How I Permanently Freed up Space on my iPhone Using the Synology DS218+ NAS

How I Permanently Freed up Space on my iPhone
Running out of iPhone space is an issue that plagues the best of us.  It's really a terrible first world problem that is extremely disturbing.  Every time this message pops-up reminding me I don't have enough space, I feel just a little bit of anxiety.  In all seriousness, getting out of this situation is not as simple or free as one may expect and is very frustrating.  In this post provide the answer for how to get rid of this problem once and for all.

Mortgage Shopping Tips and How I Got the Lowest Rate

Mortgage Shopping Tips and How I Got the Lowest Rate
I recently purchased my first house and took out a 30 year fixed rate mortgage.  The process was intense, confusing, sometimes sleazy, effort intensive, and eye opening.  I learned a lot about the process and wanted to share a few things to help you.  I am confident I received one of the best and overall packages possible.  In this article I will share with you tips, how I got the best rate possible, and other information to inform you on making the best decision for yourself.

Why I Only Run in Wool Running Socks

Why I Only Run In Wool Running Socks
Wool socks are amazing for running, including in hot weather, and should be part of every runner's toolkit... even for casual runners. This basic pair of clothing can be a game changer for many as they provide a significant performance boost over other socks and remove real distractions. Socks that are made of wool and purpose fit for running - especially in hot weather -- are totally misunderstood and undervalued. In this article I will dispel the many misunderstandings, chat about why wool running socks are great, and provide recommendations based on personal use.