22 Jun
2010

Powerblock Sport 5.* Stage II Kit

The Powerblock Sport 5.0 (or 5.5) Stage II Kit is a little bit of a unicorn. Look for it on the Powerblock site and you won’t find it. Call Powerblock and — so I am told — they will tell you the only upgrade available for these blocks is the heavier core for $150. Well […]

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18 Jun
2010

Gobblet Classic Edition Board Game Review

I’d never played Gobblet before, but the “Deluxe Limited Edition” looked “classy” in pictures and the game itself sounded interesting. I figured I could leave it out on a coffee table, since it’s easy for two people to pick up and play — much more accessible than Chess. Now that I own it, I wouldn’t […]

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12 Jun
2010

PowerBlock Sport 5.5 Review

About a month into the P90X fitness program I realized that even though I’d been using a nice set of bands, they were no substitute for proper adjustable dumbbells. Why adjustable dumbbells? Because frankly, I don’t have room for an entire rack of weights in my living room, and I don’t have a dedicated workout […]

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11 Jun
2010

Miele Earth Canister Vacuum Review

Most people laugh at me when I try to explain why I didn’t enjoy my Dyson, and how, by applying some basic logic, most consumer-level vacuums aren’t all they claim to be. Even more hysterical to them is when I try to explain how you get what you pay for; a good vacuum is likely […]

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