Daylight Slimline Desk Lamp

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Clamp on desk lights harken a time from the past, but they are still very functional today despite the fact that most of modern society has shunned them. In fact, for the right guy or gal they absolutely rule the day… and I love this one from Daylight.

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MOFT Smart Desk Mat

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Essentially, it’s a desk mat with a shitload of magnets onboard allowing it to be all sorts of other things as well… This is really neat design work.

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FujiFilm X100V

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Hey Ryan, my son wants to learn about photography. What is a good camera to start with assuming a budget of around $1000? He’s gonna be using YouTube and books for schooling, so I think simplicity would be best?

Jerry Sloan

My son is interested in photography as well and wanted a DSLR that made him look and feel like a bigger deal… I thought about buying him an entry level Nikon or Cannon DSLR to feed that urge, but instead decided to go in a different direction. I want him to learn the basics of capturing light before complicating things with lens choices and menu options and…

In my opinion, the Fuji X100 series is probably the best “thinking man’s” camera on the market. It has a fantastic fixed lens, a very simple menu interface, and handling that rivals a Leica. It’s just a very simple camera that is capable of producing amazing files. Plus, if he gets to the point where he has to have interchangeable lenses there is no better compact (read backup) camera on the market for the price.

The latest X100V is priced at around $1,400, but if that is too much for ya don’t be afraid to shop used/older variants. You can get them for under $1000 and they are still quite good.

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Randolph Military Heritage Collection

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Rayban wasn’t the only eyewear company to win a government military contract in the 1960’s. In fact, Randolph made more issued sunglasses than anyone else… And they are still at it.

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Peak Design Slide Light

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So yeah… I have a SL2-S now… Damnit. And that brings me to camera straps. Traditionally, I’ve always preferred very simple straps with no adjustment, no bells, no whistles… In fact, I usually just make my own out of a bit of leather. This gives me a custom and very sleek strap that fits perfectly.

The one problem with this is that to remove the strap, you have to go through the whole split ring fiasco with your fingernails. And if you like to move straps from camera to camera, this is a real pain in the ass.

Enter the Peak Design Slide. It’s not cool looking… at all… and it doesn’t feel right to put one on a classic rangefinder, but from a functionality standpoint, it’s really hard to beat.

Essentially, the slide is a quick release strap that can go from camera to camera in seconds with little effort. Plus, it’s actually exceptionally comfortable.

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CrownCruiser

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I’ve got no use for an electric bicycle thing… but if I did? Oh man… This thing is rad.

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Opal 2 by GE

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My wife has a thing for the ice that Sonic drive-ins use. So much so, that the ole diet Dr. Pepper monthly bill was starting to get out of hand. I decided to make a move.

This thing is $549 and gets mixed reviews. It’s too expensive and the chances of it last longer than a couple of years is probably pretty slim… But holy hell man – the ice this thing creates is absolutely perfect.

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Coleman Heated Stadium Seat

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I need this… It’s a stadium seat with a heating element and a lithium power source that provides up to 3hrs of run time at 113°F – perfect for all the high school football games I have to go to…

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