Over the past several months, I’ve seen a huge influx of hoverboard in my neighbourhood, in the downtown core where I work, and along the sea wall in Vancouver where many go to bike, blade, or run on a sunny day. The popularity of hoverboards is soaring, but what are they all about? Well, I was recently given the opportunity to take the Swagtron Hands Free Hoverboard for a test ride, so here’s my take on these new modes of transportation.
Who doesn’t love lounging on the beach, reclining by the pool or sitting on the deck reading a book in the summer sun? E-books make the experience even better, but only if you do it the right way. Don’t risk expensive damage or torture your eyes with a smartphone or tablet, use a dedicated e-reader instead and make the most of the reading opportunity.
Solar technology has come a long way and one of the companies pushing innovation in the consumer space is Goal Zero. A great example of leveraging the sun in a practical device is Goal Zero’s Torch 250 Solar LED flashlight, which I took with me on my last camping trip.
For me, summer has always meant travel. Whether it’s on a much-needed vacation or an extended summer road trip to visit friends and family, I just tend to want to be on the move and explore a bit more when the weather is hotter. And as a rabid gamer and online addict, I always bring my laptop with me wherever I go, which means I usually also have a bag of accessories in tow. So, just what are my five laptop travel essentials? Read on and find out.
Call them glideboards, call them hands free segways or call them by their most commonly referred to name: Hoverboards. They may not hover and they may not be the same multicolored glider that Marty McFly introduced us to, but they're helping us move in new ways and helping us zip from Point A to Point B without the use of gas.
Camping season is in full swing, and unless you own an RV you'll need some shelter to sleep in. If you own a truck, you've probably contemplated one of the cool looking truck bed tent models. Are they worth it? What considerations do you need to be aware of with this type of tent? Can you use it with a tonneau cover? Click for the full blog review plus a video.
No Canadian is immune to the dangers of a good power outage and many of us aren't really prepared for everything that you need to protect when it happens. Sure you've probably got candles sitting around but what do you have to keep power to your electronics? Gas generators aren't an option for everybody but the Goal Zero Yeti can be. It's compact, has good battery life and can even recharge itself using solar panels.
The Activeon CX and the Activeon CX Gold are action cameras with LCD screens, integrated Wi-Fi, and serious power in the video and photo department. Take a look at my review and videos of the Activeon CX and Activeon CX Gold in action.
If you're trying to decide what to get the dad in your life for Father's day and he just happens to be into sports then take a look at some of the many great gadgets that can help him step up his game, no matter what he enjoys.
It's almost Father's Day and it's time to plan what you're going to be grabbing your dad, grandpa or whomever you buy your gift for! Let us help you out with a few gifting ideas. In this first of many Father's Day blogs, we take a look at gift ideas to encourage dad to cook outdoors more. Is it a new set of barbecue tools? Furniture? Maybe a new barbecue itself? Here are a few things to consider when you go gifting for dad this year.
If you're planning a summer getaway, there's no better place to look for a new luggage set than right here at Best Buy. And, with the new summer additions, the Heys collection is the biggest one available yet, so there really is something in it for everybody.
Victoria Day Weekend is seen by most as the first big weekend of the summer. Whether you’re going camping, getting away to a new city or having a relaxing weekend at home, here are 10 last minute things to make sure you have a memorable weekend!
Ever since I was in my 20s, summer meant one thing … music festivals! There is absolutely nothing like spending several days hanging out in the hot summer sun, listening to awesome bands and chilling with friends, then retiring beneath the stars at night to fall asleep listening to the sounds of the communal campsite. Everyone needs to have a music festival experience at least once in their lives, and summer 2016 offers Canadian music lovers more than a few options. So it’s time to grab some shades and sunscreen, see what shows appeal to you this summer, and make sure you have the best gear for festival camping.
The best part about spring and summer is the fact that no matter what time of day it is or where you are in the world, everyone suddenly becomes very okay with you carrying a backpack 24/7. I mean, they're not necessarily work-friendly, but if you're out for dinner, running errands, or hiking up a mountain for fifteen hours, backpacks totally get the go-ahead.
Now that awesome and sunny summer weather has finally arrived in British Columbia, it’s time to drag your camping gear out of the garage, or storage space, and start thinking about where to pitch your family’s tent this season. To get you started with your vacation planning, I’ve compiled a list of the top family camping spots in B.C.
I don’t know about you, but as soon as summer hits, I spend as much time outside as possible. In fact, this year I have big plans to turn my balcony into an outdoor oasis so I can do everything from read, eat, and work while basking in glorious sunshine. Given that summer is right around the corner, now’s the perfect time for you to do the same. So to help you create an enviable outdoor space and welcome summer, I’ve put together a list of what I think are six great outdoor furniture options.
Gearing up for camping season is one of my favourite times of the year. I love planning for a host of summer excursions to the great outdoors. Whether you need a new tent, or just some lighting for your site, or even some portable wine glasses for a bit of a 'glamping' touch, we've got some fun new gear for your excursions this summer.
Did you know that ever year in Canada, the first full week of May is Emergency Preparedness Week? I certainly didn’t, but this event couldn’t have come to my attention at a better time. To be honest, I am completely ill prepared for even the most minor of emergency situations, which is why I am going to fully embrace this year’s theme of Plan. Prepare. Be Aware. If you too think it’s time to get–or beef up–an emergency kit, here is some very cool gear to include that will help you stay prepared.
We are well on our way to beach weather and it's time to start thinking about if you're BBQ ready for days at the beach or lake. Read on to see how you can make great meals with a portable BBQ during your summer outings this season.
There is nothing better than sitting next to a fireplace on a chilly summer night. (Except maybe sitting next to a fireplace on a chilly summer night with a slice of cake, but po-tay-toh, po-tah-to.) Outdoor fireplaces are a great way to add atmosphere and warmth to any outdoor gathering, and they couldn't be easier to install than they are today.
Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you have to forego the pleasures of outdoor grilling. That said, when you’re working with limited space, have neighbours living in close proximity, and have a list of rental or strata rules to adhere to, your options are somewhat limited. But never fear, because that is exactly why I’ve but together this list of barbeque options for my fellow apartment dwellers.
When you're out and about this summer you can step up your picnic game by packing along a portable BBQ. Say goodbye to the same old sandwich lunches and hello to a grilled meal. Read on for some great portable BBQ options that will fit your family's needs this summer.
There are so many amazing drones currently a on the market—a fact that's inspired today's in-depth look at a number of the top drones of 2016. With so much out there available to choose from, there's surely a drone to meet every taste, need, & budget. If you're a drone person, there's so much to cover and so little time, so click on through to take an informative look at a few of these very cool machines!
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