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What the Wahoo Elemnt Rival smartwatch taught me about myself

In case you’re wondering what it takes actually to lose a few pounds, here’s a big tip. It takes work. A lot of hard work. Dieting is one thing, but raising your heart rate, exercising daily, and resisting the temptation to lounge all day on the couch are all critical elements. I know this, in part, because of a new smartwatch I’ve been testing called the Wahoo Elemnt Rival.

This comforter does its job. But better

Columbia knows how to make high-quality clothing, but you might not realize is that the company offers bedding as well. I recently tested the Columbia Cooling Soft Comfort Three-Piece Bedding Set.

Magic Keyboard? Time to step aside

A little while back I wrote a review on the Logitech Folio Touch. It was by far the best iPad Pro Case l had ever used. Logitech then did the unthinkable and made it even better. The Logitech Combo Touch has taken the already remarkable Logitech Keyboard case up a notch.

If you’re going to purchase a higher quality item, do so with something you use often

I don’t think I realized how much of a difference high-quality sheets make until I tried the Luxe Core Sheet Set by Brooklinen. If you want to upgrade your bedding as summer begins, this is the perfect way to do so.

If you’re looking for something new to spice up your kitchen, look no further

Heating up meals from the freezer is easier than ever, thanks to my new 2.0 XL Air Fryer by Uber Appliance. Long before I used this air fryer, I heard so many of my friends raving about using one as if it was the new crockpot, or some kind of microwave but way better. I didn’t understand how it was different from using the oven or why I’d want one.

Brunt’s multi-function tools work well and play even better

Brunt has truly cracked the code on high-quality, great-looking tools that you wear. These boots can go straight from work to a backyard bonfire. The interior lining is warm, breathable, and comfortable. I was equally impressed by the Brunt Sweatshirt. It’s an instant favorite in a myriad of sweatshirts I own. The weight and durability are impressive.

This Pivot E-Vault electric bike has a serious wow factor

My Ferrari of a bike is the Pivot E-Vault, and it more than lives up to the name we’ve given it. Because this is a road bike that is meant to compete with the lean and sporty model you might typically use, minus the electric battery, I was curious if it could keep up.

This Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is the lightest laptop I’ve tested all year

At just two pounds, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is one of the lightest models I’ve tested and what Lenovo calls the lightest ThinkPad ever made. I’ve tested lightweight laptops many times over the last two decades, but this is one of my favorites because it just seems extra portable.