Submitted by forum admin EDCP-MIKE.
- Kershaw Cryo 2, Blackwash Edition, Pocket Knife
- Fenix PD22 Flashlight
- Lypen Titanium Pen
- Vanquest Wallet
- GoPro Hero4
- Cruzer Thumbdrive
- Venture Gear Beverage Extraction Tool
- Burt’s Bees Chapstick
It’s amazing how today’s gadgets seem to be getting smaller and smaller. The GoPro video cameras are no exception. These small HD video cameras can be mounted almost anywhere, giving you the ability to record videos from unique perspectives. I think we’ve all seen some amazing videos filmed with GoPro cameras. Even a novice video editor can create some jaw dropping videos.
One of my favorite features on the GoPro Hero4 is the ability to record slow motion video. While editing the video, you can slow down the frame rates, which makes for some really cool scenes. I’ve even used slow motion videos as sports training aids. The ability to slow down and analyze a baseball or golf swing can help you identify trouble areas and improve your technique.
Here’s a quick video I recorded with my GoPro while riding the SlotZilla Zipline on Freemont Street in Las Vegas.
One of my favorite pocket knives is the Kershaw Cryo 2 with the Blackwash finish. The worn, industrial look is very appealing and I don’t have to worry about scuffing it up. The blade opens lightning fast and the frame lock provides a solid lockup. The Cryo 2 also features a deep carry pocket clip, which I love. The knife is rather heavy, so I don’t recommend it for dress slacks.
The Fenix PD22 is a great, compact EDC flashlight. Producing 210 lumens from a single CR123 battery with six output modes. The PD22 also features a deep carry pocket clip, which makes it ideal for front pocket carry.
When it comes to pens, I like to use metal pens that can accommodate Space Pen refills. However, I’m not overly fond of most tactical pens, as they tend to be too heavy and cumbersome. The Lypen, with its titanium body, keeps the overall weight down, yet is extremely strong. The smooth, machined surface is attractive and doesn’t scream, “tactical”. There is a removable glass-breaker tip, which does provide some tactical functionality in a pinch.
I’ve used the Vanquest Vault Wallet for a couple years now. The slim design allows you to carry several credit cards, cash and ID without the back breaking bulge of traditional wallets. This wallet also features an internal metal foil lining which blocks IR scanning. A nice feature to have when traveling busy airports, etc. The current version of this wallet is the Vault 2.0.
The Cruzer Thumbdrive allows me to easily transfer files while commuting. I’m looking to upgrade to a larger memory stick as the prices for larger drives have come down substantially over the last few years.
What do you think?
Do you have any experience with these or similar items? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.