CRKT Pilar III Review: A Beefy Mid-Sized Folding Knife

The good: Aesthetically, this is a very good looking knife. The handle ergonomics feel great in the fingers, and the blade shape lends itself well to heavier cutting tasks. I personally like D2 steel for its durability. People say it’s hard to sharpen but I...
Can the Civivi Baby Banter Hack It As an EDC Knife?

Can the Civivi Baby Banter Hack It As an EDC Knife?

I love the idea of a minimalist EDC knife, with a blade size that’s legal basically everywhere and disappears into the pocket from negligible weight. But sometimes the aim of being mini works against practicality, as was my experience with the Leatherman Squirt...
Mixed Feelings About The Spyderco Shaman

Mixed Feelings About The Spyderco Shaman

This knife isn’t new, and my getting my hands on it to review certainly wasn’t blowing doors open for any knife enthusiasts. But in a way, using a product with so much fanfare already in existence can be a strange experience. In some ways you’re...

My Experience With An M1 MacBook Pro vs. Surface Pro 7

First off, yes I realize that the Surface Pro 7 is not a laptop and some people might consider this an unfair comparison. The rationale here is that while the iPad Pro is a tablet like the Surface, the iPad is not using a “full” OS and that affects what it...
M1 MacBook Pro DAC Questions

M1 MacBook Pro DAC Questions

When I did my video on the AirPods Max, as well as using the cable with external DACs in the past, it seemed well received but I noticed a lot of similar questions crop up. In thinking about how to tie answering those questions with a video, as well as talking about...