Roku 3 Streaming Video Player

 

This recommendation is a little different than some of my past recommendations.  Most of the time I do extensive research and then make a purchase and do a recommendation on the research plus my experience.  In this recommendation I actually come from having owned pretty much all the devices under the sun that compete directly with the Roku.  I will start by breaking down the features that I feel are important and why in this field.

What to look for when buying a media streamer

After all the experience that I’ve had with these devices, I narrowed down what I feel are the most important aspects to consider. These are:

  • Output quality

  • Internet Connection

  • Form Factor

  • Remote

  • Content, Content, Content!

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Schrader to Presto Valve Adapter

Just a short little post today.

  I recently got a great new bike online and I love it.  The issue that I had is that it uses one of the high pressure Presta valves.  I only had a pump with a Schrader valve on it.  After looking around for a new pump I came across these adapters online.

They seam incredibly simple...and they are!  That's the beauty of them.  I highly recommend picking some up instead of trying to keep track of 2 different bike pumps.

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Antennas Direct ClearStream 4 HDTV Antenna

I recently made the decision to cut the cord and be done with tyranny that is the modern cable company.  Ok...a bit overdramatic, I know!  However, that said, my young family spends most of our time watching things on netflix, hulu, and amazon prime at this point.  The biggest issue with cutting the cord for us is losing the news and sports that come with the network channels.  Lucky for us, we live close enough to a city that has all of the major networks in one place, however it’s far enough away that it forced me to do research and get a bit more creative than a simple indoor antenna.  After a lot of research, I found that the Antennas Direct ClearStream 4 was the way to go, and I’ve been EXTREMELY happy with it, and it is my recommendation of choice in long range digital antennas.

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The Dewalt DC608K Cordless Nail Gun

First off, let me specify that for this research, I was looking into a cordless nailer for doing trim and other finish work.  I may look into more heavy duty nailers in the future, but for most of us do it yourselfers, this is the size of nailer we’ll be after.  

With that said, I was always pretty skeptical of cordless nailers when I saw them.  “Some power tools are just not meant to be cordless,” I thought.  However, after doing some extensive research for a trim work cordless nailer, I fell in love with the Dewalt DC608K cordless nail gun.

What to Look for When Buying a Cordless Nail Gun

It didn’t take my long to realize that there are a few important things to keep in mind when buying a drill.

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Summit Viper SD Climbing Treestand

I had been in the market for a hunting stand and looked all over for the stand that would best suit my needs and was very highly regarded.  My extensive research finally led me to the Viper SD Climbing Treestand.

What to Look for When Buying a Treestand

It didn’t take my long to realize that there are a few important things to keep in mind when buying tree stand.

 

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