Shwood Canby Wood Walnut Grey Polarized Sunglasses Review

The minute I saw the Shwood container box I knew I was in for a treat. The style was on point. Opening the travel case, which is made from recycled chipboard, and reading the tagline “experiment with nature” I thought, “damn these Schwood sunglasses have serious class”.

Quality isn’t something that is  easy to find. When you discover eyewear that’s handcrafted with care, your face glows. That’s the feeling I had when I put on the Shwood Canby Wood Walnut Grey Polarized Sunglasses.

What’s impressive is when you see threw the lenses you get an unparalleled clarity. It’s like going from standard definition TV to high definition TV. They’re made with Premium CR39 lens. Since they’re polarized they offer 100% protection against UVA/UVB rays. Your eye doctor will love you. The elimination of harsh glare from the world around you makes you want to go out and explore the world to see it in a way you haven’t before. The size of the lens wrap around a good amount of your peripheral vision so you lose the sense that you’re wearing glasses in the first place.

You might read that these Canby Wood sunglasses are made from premium grade hardwood and worry that they’re heavy on your ears or nose. Don’t worry they’re lightweight and completely comparable to the weight of any other pair of sunglasses. This packed with also their ultra-thin aluminum stringers help keep your face cool and allow more skin breathability.

Shwood sunglasses are a step above the rest. All Shwood eyewear is treated with Shwood’s secret blend of non-allergenic, organic waxes and oils and sealed with with light shellac finish. All of this is done to help the wood maintain a proper moisture balance needed to prevent drying out and/or cracking while also helping to repel water. 

The Canby Wood is Shwood’s flagship model. It’s a timeless look built with quality and luxury.

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Polar M430 Review

You ever check your wrist and realize there’s nothing on it? It might be time to get a smartwatch. Sure a regular watch can tell time, but a smartwatch can do so many more things. That level of complexity usually causes the  interface to be confusing.

The Polar M430 rethinks the entire process and makes it easy to get to the basics. Instead of a touch screen where you swipe all over the place to figure out where to go, you have five buttons on the side of the watch to navigate. The two on the left control brightness and go home. The three on the right go up and down as well as enter. This concept is quick and easy to grasp.

By default the watch tells you the date and time. You can switch it to heart rate tracking, steps, timers, etc. Personally I found the continuous heart rating tracking to be fascinating to watch. I’m used to my smartphone tracking my heart rate for a couple seconds when I tell it to, but to have a smartwatch that is able to follow the beat whenever and for however long  is pretty neat.

The Polar M430 is light weight and not bulky. It feels like a normal watch that you’ll wear whether or not your doing a fitness activity. With the screen always being on, I was worried that the battery life would be poor. In my findings the battery can last for several days. With the Polar M430 also being waterproof you won’t have to constantly take it on and off.

If you’re looking for a smartwatch that enhances your fitness data and is easy to use the Polar M430 could be the one for you.

The Magnet Base Cable Wrangler Review

The Magnet Base Cable Wrangler is a designer-like solution to cable management. It’s both sexy and easy to use. The base unit is a small mound shape that helps elevate your cable above a table. It stores the magnet that will help stick your included cable firmly to this soft fabric material. Since it has a good amount of weight, the unit could additionally act like a paper weight.

The included Lightning cable is made of a similar color and fabric to the base unit. Silk has magnetized both ends of the cable so you can place either end on the base unit. Now if you want to use your own cord you can. Included in this package are three rubber tips that are magnetized so they will be able to hold a typical USB charger cord.

 

They do have another product that works hand-in-hand with the wrangler. The 2-Port Fast USB Wall Charger will help you charge two products at the same time. Instead of constantly having those two USB cords fall to the floor, you can magnetize them to the wrangler.

With these products, Silk has definitely created a ecosystem that helps organize your life in a stylish way.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus – Q Card Case Wallet Slayer Review

Can’t believe it has been a year since I got my Samsung Galaxy S8. I’ve dropped it many times with it wrapped up in the Q Card Case and it still looks and works great.

I’ve just got my hands on their The Q Card Case Wallet Slayer Vol. 2. case for the Samsung Galaxy S9. The phone has very subtle design changes, but you’ll still need a new case. Based on my experience with last year’s case I see no reason why not to recommend this new case. The case is very similar to last year’s design, but includes some improvements.

The grip texture is more defined along the edges. The back slot to hold your credit cards also has a more rough texture finish to it. All of this equates into a case that is less likely to slip out of your hands. On the inside of the case you’ll see more air pockets along the sides and the top is more rigid and defined. This should help soften the impact from a drop.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 is a beautiful phone so you’ll want a case that reflects and protects that beauty. The Q Card Wallet Slayer Vol. 2 case remains as classy and practical as before.

WAMA Men’s Hemp Boxer Brief Review

My journey into hemp based products has now brought me to the nether-regions. WAMA Underwear started as a Kickstarter project with the goal to introduce men and women to hemp underwear. The vast majority of us probably have cotton, but its time to evolve.

At first, a lot of questions ran through my mind. Would the hemp underwea

r be too hot? Would the texture be rough? Would I like wearing boxer briefs instead of classic briefs? Not hitting any of these marks would automatically make it hard for me to recommend these hemp underwear even if they are better for the environment.

The minute you feel WAMA Men’s Boxer Brief you’ll notice how soft they are.  I didn’t have to stretch them out to fit them in either the waist, crouch, or leg area.  I didn’t feel too loose down there, I feel the proper amount of support and comfort as they wrap around my butt and legs as if someone is lightly holding onto them. I definitely don’t have this feeling when I wear my classic briefs or boxers. At 6’1″ 175lbs, I’m a size 34 so the WAMA Men’s Hemp Boxer Brief size for me is an XL, so they may run just a tad small.

The fabric mixture is 53% hemp, 44% organic cotton, 3% spandex. This all helps form its shape, stretch-ability, and texture.

 

The look of the WAMA Men’s Hemp Boxer Brief is another plus. It seems like they deeply thought about style when designing this product, which is interesting because this is underwear and is rarely seen. Of course you’ll want to show it off as it looks great and being made from hemp is definitely a conversation starter as there are many benefits to having hemp in clothing. Some are environmental such as hemp uses less water than cotton and does not require chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Other benefits directly effect our bodies as we wear it. It’s anti-microbial, has UV protection, and is breathable. As it wicks moisture away, I felt cool and less sweaty in the crouch which makes it pretty ideal for exercise.

Bottom line is that WAMA Hemp Boxer Briefs are a perfect design and fit that will add sexiness to your underwear collection while being environmentally friendly.