Wednesday, February 24, 2016

BrightMAX 3000 'Tactical Military' Flashlight Review: 5 Things to Know

Hi. Wanted to post a real quick 'review' of a new flashlight being promoted all over the internet...

BrightMAX 3000 Flashlight review

It's called the BrightMAX 3000 'Tactical Military' Flashlight and it's very similar to other flashlights being sold online. Before you spend your 40 - 60 dollars on this product please know the following 5 things...

1. It's Chinese-made and nothing special.

This light is manufactured by a company in China and sold under several different brand names. There are several different versions of what is basically the same exact prouct. Probably the best known example is the 'LumiTact Tactical G700' flashlight. Many other similar lights are sold under the MECO brand.

2. Almost all of the online reviews are fake.

The reviews -- mostly fake blog posts and YouTube videos -- are nothing but promotional BS created by retailers and affiliates trying to sell you this over-priced product. Don't fall for the hype. Real reviews show both the negatives and the positives of the product!

3. The features/benefits are not unique.

Being made with 'military grade' aluminum metal and creating a beam bright enough to 'blind a bear' are nothing new or special. Literally 100's of modern flashlights have the same features. As a couple online flashlight forums point out, these Chinese lights are basically just mass-marketed versions of cheap products that've been on the market for years.

4. The 30-day guarantee doesn't mean much.

The company (possibly companies) who sells the BrightMAX 3000 and other clones is known for making it difficult to take advantage of the 30-day guarantee. There's little to no real customer service and it's hard to get your money back if there's a problem. Also, 30 days isn't enough time to evaluate any flashlight.

5. You can buy better flashlights for less money on Amazon.

Sipik 700 Lumen CREE flashlight
There are far superior lights for sale on Amazon and they cost significantly less money. One good example is the Sipik 700 Lumen Camping Torch. It features:

  • Super Bright CREE XM-L T6 LED Bulb
  • 6061T High-Strength Aluminum
  • 700 Lumens Max Output
  • Skid-Proof and Water Resistant (O-ring Sealed)
  • Adjustable Focus Zoom
  • 5 Mode Adjustable Brightness: High/Mid/Low/Strobe/SOS
  • Tactical 'Strike Bezel' for Self-Defense
  • 2-Year Warranty
  •  18650 Rechargeable Battery w/ Charger

That's a hell of a lot for just $16! Click here to learn more.

Whatever you do, don't buy the BrightMAX 3000 tactical flashlight from SurvivalGiant or any other fake 'survival' blog website. You'll pay full price, which is usually at least 2 or 3 times more than the 'true' price of this light.

Again, if you want a super-strong, high-quality, tactical or military-style flashlight, your best bet by far is to choose one of the top-sellers on

Supernova Guardian 1300

Have a question or comment? Want to leave your own review of the BrightMAX? Use the comment form below!

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Giphy -- a startup that helps you find funny GIFs -- is worth $300 million

Yeah, you read that right.

Giphy is basically a search engine for animated GIFs, those little mini-videos we all love to use instead of actual words. It just got $55 million in venture capital funding based of a valuation of $300 million. Some are calling it the "Google of GIFs."

That's crazy. But GIFs are pretty kick-ass, especially the Rick and Morty ones...

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Oh and BTW, if you love funny/interesting/crazy GIFs you should go check out our friends @ VeryBursty! Your satisfaction is guaranteed... :)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Solar Electricity Will Soon Become Cheap Enough to Take Over US Energy

The Ivanpah Solar Thermal Facility.. just a short drive from Las Vegas!
After years of struggling as the "too-expensive-to-be-practical" renewable energy source, solar power is finally becoming cheap enough to actually matter in the United States. A new report from Deutsche Bank predicts that solar-generated electricity will soon become a true alternative to natural gas, oil, coal, and other conventional fossil fuel sources in many places throughout the US.

And it will happen incredibly soon... 2016 according to the DB analysts!

Even if the government reduces tax credits (subsidies used to motivate people to install solar panels), solar energy will still be price competitive in more than half the country. This is due to vast improvements in solar technology, more affordable and easy-to-get financing, and the "mainstreaming" of the once exotic energy source.

We say: We live in Las Vegas, one of the world's sunniest cities. The sooner we can get "free" electricity to run the air conditioner and charge our Tesla, the better!!

Learn some mo': While You Were Getting Worked Up Over Oil Prices, This Just Happened to Solar

Photo source: flickr

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Smartwatches: Google Is Officially in the Game... Big Time!

After years of speculation and waiting, Google is finally very, very much in the smartwatch business. They beat Apple to the punch by announcing their new Android Wear operating system for wearable devices last week.

Already, there are 2 watches running the software available for purchase: the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live. Another offering, the Moto 360 from Motorola, is rumored to the real category killer. Tech bloggers are literally going nuts over the thing.

A centerpiece of Android Wear is Google Now technology, which kind of helps you 'think' better. It remembers appointments, gives you directions before you realize you need them, loads important things like boarding passes as your walking into an airport, guides you through workouts, and other cool stuff.

Best of all, you talk to the Google smartwatches instead of trying to type on tiny little keyboards!

We're pretty excited and you should be too. Now watch this video...

And now prepare to be amazed:

Cool stuff.

Learn some mo': Android Wear Review: The Watch That Wants to Save You From Your Phone

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Your Next Smartphone Could Have an Unbreakable Screen (FINALLY)

Coming to a store near you: cell phone screens that don't break, no matter how many times you drop them or run them over with your car (or bus). We've been promised unbreakable smartphone screens for years but, finally, a team of geniuses from the University of Akron appear to have actually created them.

Unlike the normal, fragile screen coating ITO ( indium tin oxide) used in nearly all phones, the new conductive polymer created by the Akron researchers is super-tough and flexible. It's basically a mesh of metal electrodes (nanowires) implanted in a special plastic and, according to some experts, it could revolutionize the electronics industry.

The new polymer film is also cheaper to produce and doesn't rely on hard-to-find minerals like ITO films do. It could be used on everything from LCD displays to high-definition TV screens to airplane windows because of its durability and ability to bend without cracking.

According to lead researcher Dr. Yu Zhu:

"We expect this film to emerge on the market as a true ITO competitor... The annoying problem of cracked smartphone screens may be solved once and for all with this flexible touchscreen”. 

Learn some mo': Shatterproof screens that save smartphones

By the way, we're helping the guys over at Very Bursty get going. So go check out their blog asap! :)