C&W Pen Type-A

If Helen of Troy was the face that launch’d a thousand ships, this pen, for me, was the campaign that launched a hundred more pledges (and still going). Yes, this is very first project I backed from Kickstarter – so it was essentially my first foray into the world of crowdsourcing.

If it wasn’t for this pen, my first impression of Kickstarter could’ve gone on an entirely different direction – like those commenters you see screaming “I’M NEVER BACKING ANYTHING FROM KS AGAIN!” Instead, it turned me short of a KS hoarder 😛

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Kickstarter Reviews

This will be a perpetually updated “table of contents” page for the Kickstarter reviews I intend to put in the site. And since I’ve already backed more than a hundred projects, I imagine I could put in a fair amount of content related to it. Plus, most of the people who follow me are more interested in my thingamabobs than they are of my opinions on life or politics (although I will probably still post those once in a blue moon)

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Ember Equipment Modular Urban Pack

Let’s talk about bags for a minute.

I was never one to judge a person for buying “needlessly expensive” stuff in general.

The truth is, you get what you pay for. and in the world of bags, luxury bags are worth their price tags – in both their [literal] material and subjective (personal and social perception) merits.

I appreciate the luxury bags just like a person who actually spends for them. But personally, I like bags that are built to take a beating. While I think the LVs or Hermes, or other high-end brands are made of the sturdiest of materials that could last a lifetime, 1 Or not, I’m just assuming the best for their given price but let’s be honest – if that luxury bag of yours gets soaked in the rain, wouldn’t your day be ruined?

So let me tell you of the bags that actually get me to pull out my wallet. I’ve got tons of stuff from PacSafe, A bunch of Crumpler bags, an Ergon BC3, too many Lowepro (photography) bags to mention, Victorinox luggage and EDC 2 Everyday carry bags, a tricked out Boblbee Mentor. For my motorcycle riding, I use Kreiga stuff almost exclusively with the exception of a couple of Givi Tanklock stuff.

Now what do these bags say about my preference? That’s right, the first obvious one is that, they too, aren’t necessarily the cheapest you can buy. But one of the reasons they aren’t cheap is that all of them are all built for some serious abuse – and aren’t meant to be coddled.

Thankfully though, even the most expensive bags in that entire lineup don’t even come close to $1,000 – hell maybe not even $600. So I would say I’m definitely one willing to pay a premium, but I prefer the premium to be put in the functionality of the bag, no more, no less.

So let me tell you of a bag I just got, because I went through a considerable amount of effort just to get it. It’s not available in the market (yet) and I’m not sure if it will ever be. 3 I hope it will, as I would want to buy some extra accessories for it I’m talking about the Ember Equipment Pack Read More

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1. Or not, I’m just assuming the best for their given price
2. Everyday carry
3. I hope it will, as I would want to buy some extra accessories for it

Solid Watch

For this post I’m going to review my newest watch… the Skeleton Mechanical Solid Watch by Henry Juskevicius (who’ll be referred to as Henry, or Mr. Juskevicius moving forward).

The history with this watch is an interesting one. For one, it’s the second Kickstarter project I’ve ever backed. Second, it was the first time I allowed myself to invest more than $400 on a service like Kickstarter. 1 This watch cost me $650, but has now gone up to $850 since then – and is said to eventually (who knows when that’s going to be) sell for $3,000 Read More

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1. This watch cost me $650, but has now gone up to $850 since then – and is said to eventually (who knows when that’s going to be) sell for $3,000