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    Chad's Crappy Corner & His New Theme For July, 2017

    Chad's New July Theme, as voted on by our loyal Patreon members, is “Gadgets from home improvement stories like Lowes & Home Depot.” Chad bought two for this episode.

    Chad's first gadget is the Niteize Buglit which is also available on Amazon. Here's what Amazon says about it: BugLit has a fun, cool design and it's also exceptionally useful. In fact, it may be the most innovative and versatile hands-free flashlight you've ever seen. The BugLit "body" is actually our powerful INOVA Microlight - a tough micro flashlight encased in a durable polycarbonate plastic housing, with four functions (high power, low power, strobe, and signal). Next, the securely attached "legs" are two flexible, fully moldable 6" Nite Ize Gear Ties, which can be bent, wrapped, or twisted in many configurations, to sit, stand, store, or shine the flashlight. And, finally, its lightweight plastic S-Biner clip allows you to attach, hang, or store the BugLit for convenient access on zippers or keys. Chad paid about $10.00 Right now it's a bit less on Amazon in red. (The LED is white, the body is red. Be aware there is also a red LED version for bikes, but this is not it.) Lowest price as of 7/5/17 was $7.21 here:


    And Chad's second gadget is the Hide A Key Cash Hider Sprinkler Head, Key Holder Outdoor / Garden / Yard hiding Vault Case. Waterproof, Corrosion and Impact resistant, it's made of PC/ Industrial Level ABS. ENOUGH SPACE FOR: KEYS, SPARE CASH or SMALL DOCUMENT, secret compartment measures 3” X 1.5”. BLENDS IN: Realistic look like Sprinkler head. EASY TO USE: Built-in key chain, NO NEED TO pull the whole vault out in case of use. It's a bit cheaper on Amazon than what Chad paid, which was $7.38. It's $6.45 and Amazon Prime here (as of 7/5/17).


    And Chad's take on these two gadgets? Chad liked them both. He thought the Nite Ize BugLit was perfect for working in a dark area like under sink or in a closet. He showed us how the moldable legs can twist around stationery item so you can aim the bright LED light in the are where you need it shine. It's tiny too, so great for a backpack, toolbox, etc.

    Chad also liked the Hide A Key/Cash Sprinker Head. He has a sprinkler system installed, so this would be easy to hide, and not stand out like some of the fake key rocks do. He showed how the cap unscrews and lets you retrieve keys from the hooks hanging from the cap. Both of these gadgets are inexpensive, under $10.00.


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