iWALK 2.0 Armless crutch

January 29, 2017 mconrad 0

There are gadgets that are game changers, I consider the iWALK 2.0 a life changer!  On December 16, 2016, I had triple arthrodesis surgery on my left foot.  Don’t bother googling that, in layman’s terms, I had a few breaks and 5 screws put into my foot to correct a birth defect some 50 years ago.  So for the next 10 weeks or so, I will be in some form of a splint or cast.  Over my years of foot problems, I have been on and off crutches several times.  During those times, I have come to the simple conclusion that crutches suck!  Not only do crutches make it a PIA to get around, after long days, your under arms and shoulders start to hurt.  [more]

The Man Table

February 13, 2012 mconrad 0

So, what is a “Man Table”? Perhaps you have seen one, but never knew the true secret of the man table. The man table is a beautifully hand crafted end table that would look great in any living room or man cave. I know what you are saying, what makes this an instant hall of fame gadget is that within this beauty, is a built in refrigerator!

Crosley Radio iJuke

October 11, 2011 mconrad 0

The iJuke® Premier is a desktop jukebox which has an iPod dock and CD player. With blinking neon lights, and authentic jukebox look, this not only would look great in any game room, but it sounds great as well.

RC Remote Cooler

November 16, 2010 mconrad 0

This could make it into the Gotta Have Gadget Hall of Fame! The RC Remote Cooler will be the topic of conversation at any party. It certainly isn’t as nice as having your favorite Hooters Girl bring you a beverage, however when you are out on your deck, next to the pool, or in your living room its pretty sweet picking up the remote control and having this cooler deliver your beer.

Margaritaville Cordless Frozen Concoction Maker

October 31, 2010 mconrad 0

I’ll admit it, when it comes to frozen drinks, I suck at making them. The blender never seems to chop the ice just right, or the beverage to ice ratio is off. But the folks at Margaritaville® have made me a better bartender with their ultimate Margaritaville® Cordless Frozen Concoction Maker®.

Loudmouth Golf Clothing

June 22, 2010 mconrad 2

If you are a fan of John Daly, you have probably seen his clothing style. I have raised a lot of eyebrows at work, on the golf course, heck pretty much anywhere I go wearing my Loudmouth Golf clothing. For those who know me, I am loud no matter where I go. Now I have the pants and shirts to match my loud style. You gotta have game to pull off wearing your Loudmouth Golf gear.

Rome SDS Slash Snowboard

February 7, 2010 mconrad 0

The Rome Slash is the perfect board if you like to mix up your day and hit all the trails. A triax laminate lets this board turn easily at slower speeds, but its still responsive off jumps and holds its edge when you’re moving fast.

Bowflex Revolution and the Bowflex SelectTech Dumbbells

February 26, 2009 mconrad 0

Fitness Gotta Have Gadget hands down goes to Bowflex with the Bowflex Revolution® and the Bowflex SelectTech® Dumbbells. The only thing these machines are missing is a size 10 boot that could come up behind me and kick me in the butt to use them more.Millions each year make their resolution to lose weight (like me again) and if you are serious about putting together a home workout routine, Bowflex should be part of your plan.The Bowflex Revolution® is a compact, complete home gym.

John Deere Gator XUV

February 25, 2009 mconrad 0

This is not from an original Gotta Have Gadget column, but from a column I wrote entitled, How to keep your lawn Golf Course Green. The John Deere Gator XUV 4×4 utility vehicle by far was one of the most fun gadgets I tested in 2008. There are unlimited jobs and adventures you can accomplish with the John Deere Gator XUV.

Kobalt 53″ Tool Chest

February 23, 2009 mconrad 0

The new Kobalt 53 Stainless Steel Tool Chest will be the envy of the neighborhood. It will take me 10 years to fill up the 16 heavy-duty drawers, and with the 1,000lbs casters and 4,000lbs weight capacity I will have plenty of shopping to do at Lowes.

Nike Victory Red Irons

February 23, 2009 mconrad 0

Time and time again the Nike Victory Red (VR) Irons gave me solid contact, great feel but more importantly the confidence needed to know no matter what the situation, I could recover and make par or better.