Road Trip: Driving 1,200 miles in a Tesla Model X SUV

This past weekend I drove 1,200 miles in a Tesla.  Specifically, my just purchased certified pre-owned 2016 Tesla Model X SUV.  Below is a recap of my trip, some photos & videos, and a little bit of tech talk regarding efficiency dynamics.  Enjoy!

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REVIEW: Garmin Vivofit Jr. Kid’s Fitness Wearable

For years our daughter has asked when she can have a Fitbit, or Apple Watch.  Seeing Mom & Dad with their fitness and smart watch wearables, she has always been intrigued by these devices.  Though a few companies have produced wearables for children, the first decent unit to finally reach consumers is the Garmin Vivofit Jr.

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UPDATE: Wink Hub 2 upgrades my Smart Home, works with HomeKit (sort of!)

Wink, purveyor of smart home hardware, recently debuted their Wink Hub 2 device.  This blog entry digs deeper into the features and benefits of this new system.  I’ll also talk about how having a splintered system (in this case HomeKit, and Wink) can actually work just great, even with your Amazon Alexa voice assistant.  Let’s see how it all comes together!

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UPGRADE: Ring Video Doorbell PRO

Not along ago the makers of the Ring Video Doorbell released their PRO unit.  Now that I’ve had a few months to test this unit, and compare to the standard offering, I’m finally ready to give you a quick review on the UPGRADE you’ll get with the Ring Video Doorbell PRO.  To find out how it compares, keep reading.

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QUICK LOOK: Anova Culinary’s Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

Precise temperature control.  Uniformed cooking throughout your food.  And not being chained to your clock as you cook.  These are just a few of the advantages of Sous Vide cooking.  In this blog post I take a quick look at the Anova Culinary Sous Vide Immersion Circulator, which blends high-tech gadgetry with a must-have kitchen accessory.  Check it out!

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