Recently I was approached by Naked Nutrition to try another one of their products, the NAKED WHEY. This product is available in several flavors; I chose Lemonade (it is also available in flavors of fruit punch and grape). It comes in a 1.3 pound plastic container and contains 100% whey isolate powder. This product is lactose free, GMO free, gluten free and also soy free. There is no sugar added, however it tastes sweet from fermented cane sugar … [Read more...]
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Recently Naked Nutrition reached out to me to try several of their products including Naked Cookie and Naked Shake. One's eyes and ears quickly perk up when hearing about a business who is so bold as to choose the word 'naked' for part of their company name. Catchy names aside, this name is true to their philosophy focusing on essential ingredients, avoiding unhealthy additives such as artificial sweeteners, flavors or coloring - in essence, … [Read more...]
The Fenix HP25R V2.0 is a powerful headlamp which is rated to run for up to 400 hours on its low mode or 2 hours on the turbo high brightness setting. We first tested this out picking grapes in Napa Valley. Features three different lights including a spotlight, floodlight and a red light. Offers 10 unique brightness settings ranging from 5 Lumens up to 1600 Lumens and a usage time of 2 to 800 hours depending on the setting. The light tilts up to … [Read more...]
Organic Aromas I was first introduced to essential oils (Lavandin and Lavender) several years ago while touring lavender fields and visiting related factories in Provence, southern France. When Organic Aromas reached out to me, I was intrigued by their wide diversity of essential oils. They focus on two products, diffusers and the actual essential oils. Besides their most popular diffusers, Organic Aromas also produces hand-carved and … [Read more...]
I was recently contacted by The TUNG Brush™ to test out their innovative and very useful product. This special brush is meant to be used in conjunction with every time you brush your teeth - to neutralize bad breath. Comes with TUNG Gel - in a tube that is airplane friendly (3 oz) so you don't have to worry about losing it in your carry on luggage. Why clean your tongue? Well, apparently this is where most of the bad breath bacteria in your … [Read more...]
This compact interactive card game recently came across our desk - the directions as listed on the outside of the box seemed simple enough "Predict your opponent's answer and the reason why". It comes with a cool tagline to: "An Absurdly Provocative Game For Thinking People". And always looking for a much needed social activity in a world dominated by screens these days I was immediately intrigued. Three versions of this game can be chosen … [Read more...]
Noise cancelling headphones - great for blocking out the never ending noise while flying, great for music - or simply a fine escape when you need it. Introducing the Zebra Wood Troubadours w/Mic from LSTN. Founder Bridget Hilton combined her love of music with her friend Joe Huff's passion for fashion and the LSTN headphones are the result. With many musical instruments made of wood they decided to use the same material in their design (each … [Read more...]
The Stanley brand was founded in 1913 when namesake, William Stanley Jr. invented the all-steel vacuum bottle - effectively replacing glass as the insulating material of choice at the time to keep drinks hot or cold. Over 100+ years since that original vacuum bottle - the designs and products have expanded and diversified. Today Stanley provides a variety of products including various vacuum bottles for both food and drink, lunch boxes, food … [Read more...]
Recently a representative for Speck (maker of durable cases for a number of digital devices) reached out to me. With intriguing videos of phones being dropped from odd and often high places (see the 2000 foot drop video below) I accepted their offer to send me two samples, one of which we are giving away here (see below). The Review We set aside one case for testing - building the courage to drop our iPhone on the hard rug (while enclosed in … [Read more...]
Sprout Watch (Reviewed January 2013) Affordable and Eco-friendly do not always match up in the same sentence - but they do when referring to Sprout watches. Sprout brings watchmaking into the current century for the environmentally conscious generation - their watches are biodegradable. The adventure watch we tested is contained in a case made of corn resin, the material behind the dial is natural bamboo, the strap is organic cotton and the … [Read more...]