Curt Blakeney
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FinaMill Electric Spice Grinder

Since the world was turned upside down this March, we’ve been doing a lot more cooking at home. And nothing gives you that “BAM” moment like a spice grinder to add some pizzazz to your dishes. Our favorite is the…

Sawyer S3 Water Filter

$90; https://sawyer.com/ Whether you’re camping, hiking, or hunkered down during a pandemic, you need clean water to hydrate. Don’t get caught without clean, healthy drinking water. Buy a couple Sawyer S3 filter bottles … one for emergency and one for…

Editor’s Choice: Creative T100 Speakers

Compact Hi-Fi 2.0 Desktop Speakers for Computers and Laptops $99; www.creative.com I’ve long been a huge fan of Creative Speakers, which is best known for the legendary Sound Blaster cards. They also make excellent desktop, bookshelf and home theater speakers…

Edifier TWS6

Set yourself free from wires, get yourself immersed in sound $79; https://www.edifier.com Looking for an affordable pair of earbuds that are ultra-portable and sound amazing? Try the Edifier TWS6, ultra-slim earbuds featuring Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX, 32-hour battery life with…

Freemove Trekking Poles

Collapsible, Lightweight Ultra Strong Aluminum 7075 Sticks for Hiking and Walking with Cork Grips and Quick Locks If you’re a casual hiker, you’ve probably noticed a few experienced hikers with trekking poles during your last outdoor adventure. Trekking poles are…

Soul ST-XS2

Ultimate Active Performance True Wireless Earphones $99; www.soulelectronics.com Getting a good workout during this corona virus crisis can be a challenge with most gyms shuttered, but I still try to exercise at home … either via jogging, pushups or a…

BenQ Piano Light

Not only illuminate each key on your piano, but also balance brightness over every corner of your sheet music $239; www.benq.com Since the lockdown began in March, I’ve had to take up some new hobbies. One of them was sharpening…

Editor’s Choice: X-Chair X2

Meet the new standard in office seating. Ten ergonomic adjustments allow the X-Chair to fit your body like a glove. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Americans work and play. Millions of employees moved their workspace from an office…

Editor’s Choice: FREEMOVE Hydration Pack

A versatile, all-in-one hydration backpack that comes with the highest quality 2L hydration bladder and cooler bag. $57.95; www.fm-freemove.com or on Amazon at https://amzn.to/3dK60qq After years of use, my hydration pack was getting long in the tooth and was ready…

Editor’s Choice: Nebula Apollo

Wi-Fi Mini Projector, 200 ANSI Lumen Portable Projector, 6W Speaker, Movie Projector, 100 Inch Picture, and 4-Hour Video Playtime $349; www.seenebula.com During these past two month of social distancing, our family watches a lot of movies (like most Americans). My…