Read: 7 mins. Standup paddle boarding had been such great fun while socially distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic last year. It helped us bond with our children, and not long after, many friends joined in with boards of their own. Most of them bought the beginner-friendly Runwave Kohala inflatable stand up paddle board (iSUP), but I still found the DvSport Sunshine to be my favorite. Recently, though, one of my female friends purchased the Runwave LOTUS Flower and many of the women in our circle drooled over it. "Cute" or "pretty" were words that most of them expressed. In this review, I took a look at that surprisingly light, very stable, beginner-friendly Lotus iSUP that my sister-in-law also adores!
Read: 5 mins. Do you need a bike repair stand? It may seem insignificant, but working on a bicycle on the ground -- especially a heavy one -- can be difficult and uncomfortable. From laying it upside down to service the gears and brakes, to flipping it back up to look at the shifters and handles, it can get overwhelming with constantly having to stand up, sit down, and position one's body in some odd ways to reach specific parts. A bicycle repair stand is worth it. It saves time, makes it more comfortable, and lowers the risk of getting hurt. In this review, I tested two bike stands.
Read: 12 mins. My brother and his wife like their Macwheel Ranger 500 electric bicycle for its comfort, great range, and smooth, silent acceleration. It was designed for city commutes, and I was curious to see how it would compare to my Metakoo Cybertrack 100 mountain ebike. Both were pretty good and which one would I recommend? Take a look at the review to find out!
Read: 7 mins. Epson's newest, wireless desktop scanner for business or home office scans to an Apple/Android smartphone, tablet, cloud storage, USB thumb drive, and NAS without needing a computer. It can do so in color with support for duplexing (copy both sides of a page) and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to turn documents into searchable, editable files, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF. With a touchscreen control panel, business-class features, and a 100-page ADF, scanning of large batches of documents had become much more convenient. Alas, there are some areas that Epson needs to improve upon.
Read: 3 mins. Hiking in hot weather can quickly drain someone's will to keep going, and finding ways to stay cool had been consistently sought after by my outdoor friends and I during long hikes/travels or when out in exceptionally scorching, hot temperatures. The Chill Pal Mesh Cooling Towels had helped with that while also having served double duty as fever reducers.
Read: 3 mins. Car battery dead? How often did you forget to turn off the interior lights? For how long did you not drive only to find out your car would not start? I lost count. My family, coworkers, strangers, and I all had that happen before, and when it did, it was not always easy having a jump starter cable at hand and a willing car around to get your vehicle started. The NOCO Genius Boost had been a fool-proof, convenient way to get cars started. It is a must-have piece of emergency gear!