RIP Microsoft Store Closure Retro Video Game Midnight Launch Memories Halo Call of Duty GTA V Gears of War 3

With Microsoft Store shutting down I wanted to take the time to highlight the fun that was had in 2011 and 2013 during various midnight launches including Battlefield 3, Gears of War 3, Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3, Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition, GTA V, and Xbox One.

Capski Bottle Opener, Sudski Shower Beer Holder, Sipski Wine Holder, Joeski Shower Coffee Holder Review

We all know that friend who is either an alcoholic or a caffeine addict. A lot of the time we may struggle to find them the perfect gift. Well I might have just helped you with that with the Capski Bottle Opener, Sudski Shower Beer Holder, Sipski Wine Holder, and Joeski Shower Coffee Holder.

The Capski Bottle Opener allows you to stick a bottle cap opener on your refrigerator without a magnet or permanent sticky adhesive. The Sudski Shower Beer Holder, Sipski Wine Holder, and Joeski Shower Coffee Holder are meant for your shower/bath tub. They as well are meant to stick without a permanent sticky adhesive to hold the desired beverage.

Of course these are all gag gifts, but I did find the Capski Bottle Opener to be the most helpful out of the bunch. Everyone needs an easy to find bottle cap opener. All of the products need to be placed on a surface for over 24 hours. I did have problems with the Sudski Shower Beer Holder, Sipski Wine Holder, and Joeski Shower Coffee Holder. For some reason they did not want to stick onto my type of tile for more than several hours. So obviously I wasn’t able to get them to hold a drink.

If you’re looking for a white elephant present, or some other sort of gift that says I guess you’ll like this you might want to check this out.

Kabaki Kenyan Purple Tea Review

There’s nothing better than a cold iced tea to get you through those hot summer days. Add in tons of health benefits and you’ve got a match made in heaven. Welcome to Kabaki Kenyan Purple Tea.

Grown in the highest peaks of the Kenyan mountains, Kabaki’s Camellia Sinensis tea plant has more antioxidants than any other tea. With its anthocyanins and polyphenols your drinking a tea with properties that has been researched to help prevent cancers, brain diseases, and heart disease.

Clearly Kabaki Kenyan Purple Tea packs in the health benefits, but what about the taste? I’d say if you like the taste of Lipton or Brisk Ice Tea you’ll be ready to embrace Kabaki Tea. There are 5 flavors: Unsweetened, Lightly Sweetened, Peach, Raspberry, and Lemon. The Unsweetened flavor only has 10 calories and 2 carbs. While the rest are between 100-110 calories with 23-28 carbs.

If you don’t know which flavor to buy, they do offer two variety packs: Touch Of Flavor, and Pure and Simple. Touch Of Flavor contains a 6-pack of Peach, Raspberry, and Lemon. While Pure and Simple contains a 6-pack of Unsweetened and Lightly Sweetened.

We all know that the summer heat will bog you down. So make sure that you stay refreshed with a tea that is actually good for you.

Bug Out Bar Chocolate Brownie

That is the face of someone who has taken a leap for mankind. If you’re like me you’ve probably never thought about eating bugs. I understand that there are benefits, but is it worth the risk?

Well know that I fully ate one of the Chocolate Brownie Bug Out Bar before I wrote this article. Half an hour later and my stomach is not turning. Honestly I thought I’d be in the bathroom by now.

I’ve tried pea protein and almond butter, but cricket protein? I had not. The way Bug Out Bar mixes their ingredients I would never be able to tell that I had just ate a cricket. The number one thing I tasted was chocolate. A chocolate bar with 15g of protein, has healthy ingredients, and is better for the environment – sign me up!

Bug Out Bar’s website says if you want animal based protein, eating more crickets could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a factor of 100x, cut water usage by 56x, and reduce land use by 10x. Crickets general nutrition tends to be higher than other animal products as well: 2x the protein of beef, 6x the B12 of wild salmon, more omega-3 fatty acids than wild salmon, omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 2:1, iron in similar amounts to beef, probiotic fiber may improve gut health and reduce inflammation, all 9 essential amino acids.

That’s a long list and since eating a bar, I can easily see myself adding more to my diet. It tastes good and seems to be good for you.

I found a comparison of Bug Out Bar vs the rest. Really makes you think about which one you want in your body.

HÄNS Ultra-Clean

You’re probably not aware, but tech is dirty. Seriously when was the last time you cleaned your computer screen, smartphone, or gaming controller? Tech is no longer only in our home, but it’s also in our cars via the touchscreens. Everywhere we go, we touch dirty tech.

Meet HÄNS your tech superhero whose power is to super clean! The HÄNS Ultra-Clean wipe cloth literally wraps around the spray bottle and becomes a cape. The cover art is the HÄNS super hero battling an evil germ.

I had to capture this photo in panorama mode to see the battle. So ignore the jagged edges in the image.

Cuteness aside the cleaning solution is actually quite powerful. It has 2.5 times the amount of active ingredients as the leading disinfecting/sanitizing wipe. It does not contain oxidizers, ammonia, bleach, strong acids and strong alkali materials.

The cape’s material is also important too. Most cloths would soak up the majority of the solution and do little in the way of cleaning. You can feel safe knowing that when you spray the wipe it will transfer the cleaning solution onto the tech surface.

I used HÄNS Ultra-Clean on the touch screen of my Surface Studio 2 and boy does it look purty. I didn’t realize beforehand how dirty and full of gunk the screen was. Using HÄNS Ultra-Clean really makes you appreciate have clean tech.