This post is all about why I am giving my daughter phone technology from September 2000.Read More
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.Read More
Each of you spends probably a third of each day in bed. As you can guess, I spend a fair amount of time researching (and now enjoying) fine sheets.
You don't have to spend a fortune on sheets (but you can) and for a long time now (15 years I guess) I have enjoyed what I consider a good investment in sleeping.
I replace my sheets about every 5 years. I have two sets and we alternate between them each week.
I have settled on Sateen sheets made of Egyptian cotton. If you are a linen nerd you might care to understand the differences between Sateen and Percale (the two most common types of weaves) and if that's the case read this article on the Parachute blog.
I'll make it simple. Sateen appears a bit shiny at first and gets softer and more "dull" or normal looking over time.Read More
It's a momentous occasion when Apple launches a new product.
On friday night I swung by the Apple Store Bellevue to get my white HomePod.
As an owner of 10 Sonos devices and 5 Alexas I was excited to finally get my hands on the HomePod.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.