The Vixen Motorhome

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I never knew these existed… Essentially, Bill Collins (formerly of DeLorean) designed a Motorhome called the Vixen 21 and it was available from 1986 until 1989 or so. Initially, the motorhome featured a pop top and an incredibly efficient BMW M21 turbo-diesel capable of more than 30mpg. As sales lagged and financial troubles burdened, however, Vixen started shorting the motorhome by getting rid of the pop-top and exchanging the diesel for a 3800 Buick V6.

Apparently, people still love these things… Just over 300 were ever produced.

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RSL Speedwoofer

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Need a powered subwoofer for your home theater or listening room, but don’t have a fortune to spend? The RSL Speedwoofer is pretty much known the world over as the best bang for your buck sub ever produced. For under $500, the RSL outperforms many subs at twice the price… Seriously.

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Helinox Zero

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Helinox’s new camp chair has a high back, but still weighs less than two pounds and packs down to a size just a little bigger than a water bottle. I’m always shocked by both how comfortable and expensive these things are.

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Dango Airtag Capsule

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Most of the AirTag capsules on the market are made of plastic, rubber, or some form of synthetic leather. But Dango just released this capsule made of 6061 aluminum and it looks pretty promising. Price isn’t terrible either…

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Ti-Tape

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This seems ridiculous at first glance, but a super light and accurate tape measure might be handy for some folk’s use cases…

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Yakoda Supply Square ‘Biners

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Square carabiners are actually far more practical for hanging and attaching things than traditional round carabiners. The thing is though, finding well made square examples is difficult. I’ve been looking for some to use as an attachment point for a homemade camera cube for months and have found nothing but trash in my search.

Recently, however, I was turned onto Yakoda Supply’s carabiners. My search is finally over. They are the right size, the right weight, they lock, and they are made like someone gave a shit. Perfect.

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Peak Design Mobile Mod

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So it’s no secret that I love the design team at Peak Design. Recently, they released a new line of mobile products – basically, phone cases that match to very secure mounts for things like cars, motorcycles, tripods, etc…

I bought a universal mount for review and testing and was really impressed. But, I didn’t really have a use for it as I have a RAM mount standard for all of my devices. If it doesn’t mount by 1″ ball, it’s just not for me.

Still, the Peak Design mount worked so well that I figured I should at least try to adapt it. Turns out, it’s an easy job… After about 5 minutes on the CNC router, I had an adaptor that allows me to use the PD mount with my RAM system.

I can’t recommend this enough.

More info on the Peak Design Mobile line here.