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Gunnar Vinyl Computer Glasses

You might be wondering how does someone stare at there computer all the time, or you yourself might suffer from eye fatigue often enough that your work is suffering.

Solution… Gunnar Computer Glasses

I do recommend seeing a doctor before purchasing them as there could be something else going on and your eye sight is highly important. Take care of it.

That being said these things are awesome! I no longer have eye strain, headaches, dry eyes, foggyness when staring at screens. I wear these pretty much the second I open my laptop. And they stay on till I’m done working for the day. Makes a world a difference and has allowed me to accomplish so much more!

I picked the model Vinyl because I like bigger frames so that the frame doesn’t get into my line of sight as I work. Which for the most part they do well. The less frame I see the better. Probably the only issue with these things is keeping them clean but then again so would any glasses.

These Gunnar glasses go with me everywhere I go, especially if I know I will be working on my computer for a long time.

Check them out here.

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Amazon Echo

My Amazon Echo experience and review.

In five words: Pure Awesome but not perfect.

Key features I use and needed:

Where it fails a little:

  • Sometimes it just doesn’t understand exactly what I say. I would say though its about 90% accurate, rough guess.
  • Adding calendar events can be interesting. I say, add event for tomorrow at 8AM, Call Bill about invoice. And I’ll get, the right time and date, but the memo is something like Call Bill about flowers. Or something random. Normally just adding it is enough for me to remember what to do, regardless of the actual memo. Still interesting when it happens.
  • There are a few times where I will say, Alexa… and get no response. It hasn’t happened in a while. There has just been a few times, where the room is silent, I say Alexa and it just doesn’t hear me. Even being a few feet away. I’ll say Alexa a couple times and then at some point it responds.
  • Local searches aren’t perfect. Doesn’t always find the place I’m looking for.
  • The lights control sometimes doesn’t work, I just say turn this light on again and it works on the second attempt. No real big deal.

Amazon Echo is a huge time saver and I recommend it to everyone looking to have a few extra minutes in the day. I won’t say it saves me hours but I bet it saves 20-30 minutes a day. All on random things but it does save time. Makes life easier and with more integration of IFTTT, it can do a lot more. If you want to add some time to your day and convience, get a Amazon Echo. There is a new version now, the Echo Plus and then the Echo. This is the 2016 model, or generation 1 in the picture.

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Grid-It Organizer

This thing has been a life saver when traveling, even in the office. When you have thousands of cables and you need to carry a ton of them with you for work or vacation trips, this thing is just pure awesome. I can throw all my stuff in there, leave it in there, then when I get a call to fly to X place tomorrow, guess what? I’m not messing around with, what do I need to bring for cables?

It has a neat interlace strips that grip to wires and small items to keep them in place. It also has a pocket with a zipper on the back of it. Which is great for manuals or paper work of some sort. It has to be folded if its normal letter size paper but so what? It is just a time saver and organizer that works really well.

Highly recommend. Here is a link to buy one.

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