Bowers & Wilkins PX Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

Starting late last year I was scheduled to do a ton of international flying and decided to try out some new headphones. While I love my Bose QuietComfort 20i in-ear headphones I’ve grown tired of the dammed cord. It seemed that every time I got up from my seat the cord would strangle me.

A friend of mine had the new B&W PX headphones and raved about them so I decided to get them and try them out. After about 40,000 miles of flying I can safely say that they are fantastic.

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Ceramic Cutters for Packages

If you get a lot of packages, you know that this involves opening them up - usually with a handy, available sharp object.

About a year ago I discovered these ceramic cutters on Amazon and love them. 

I have them scattered around the house, garage, and in drawers. I prefer the auto-retractable ones so our kids don't get hurt. The blades stay sharp for a long time, and you can also order replacement ceramic blades. They are really great and I highly recommend having a few of these.

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Toybox 3D Printer

For Christmas my kids wanted a 3D Printer. A few months ago I decided I wanted a 3D printer for them - so as luck would have it my Toybox 3D Printer arrived. I backed this project on Indiegogo and the timing could not have been better.

3D Printing is a subject I know little about - except that from the people I know that have tried, it can be complex. I wanted easy. I wanted to print from their iPads to the printer and I got just that.

The 3D Toybox is a joy. It costs $399 which I find very reasonable. High end 3D Printers will cost you $1,500 to $3,000 - but that's not the entry price I was looking for. Low end 3D printers can end up being more trouble than they are worth. The key for me was can the kids print on their own?

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Omar's Finds in 2018

I had bold ambitions last year to publish more regular / short updates on stuff I was researching - I called this Omar's Finds. It even had its own Newsletter that some of you subscribed to. In the end, I got busy, and well that January ambition fell away to reality.

Instead what I have been doing is posting stuff to Twitter under a separate Twitter account. This is pretty easy for me to do and allows for bite sized posts on stuff I am researching or like.

Going forward I will stop publishing separate "Finds" here on the site and on the newsletter.

You can follow my twitter account to keep getting updates.