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The Best Studio Headphones: The Sennheiser HD-580

by Justin Thomas •

Update: This headphone is no longer being manufactured but the Sennheiser HD-555 is a comparable headphone for under $100. Ah, the Sennheiser HD-580 — this is one of the best rated headphones of the last 10 years. The Sennheiser HD-580 has been lauded by stereophile magazines for it stellar sound quality and durability. It’s a comfortable set of ‘phones with …

Energy Efficient Black Lights: Ultraviolet LEDs

by Justin Thomas •

LED flashlights are now available in the ultraviolet frequency range. These flashlights have the same longevity and durability of other LED lamps. Some of the ultraviolet flashlights on the market are the Inova X5 Ultraviolet (made with anodized aluminum) and the hefty Streamlight Twin Task. You can see many other types listed on this page.

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LED-Flex: An Efficient Substitute For Neon

by Justin Thomas •

How many times have you seen a broken or flickering neon light? Durability is not one neon’s strengths. But now a new product, LED-Flex, has been introduced as a substitute for neon. The producer, Mule Lighting, has managed to make the flexible LEDs have the appearance and brightness of neon. The biggest advantage of this product is the efficiency level …

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Pachira Hemp Hiking Boot

by Justin Thomas •

This boot’s upper and laces are made of a blend of 50% hemp and 50% cotton for durability. The soles contain 40% recycled hospital gloves (or car tires in the black soled version) and the tongue padding and insole are recovered foam from upholstery manufacturing. The removable insole padding and tongue are 100% recycled foam (from seat cushion manufacturing).

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Octagonal Rain Barrels

by Justin Thomas •

Arid Solutions makes these unique and practical rain barrels. Their octagonal shape increases the durability of the barrel. Each barrel has two overflow outlets, allowing you to connect multiple tanks together. The system show here is actually two 54 gallon barrels: one is stacked on top of the other for a total of 108 gallons.

Elite Hemp Blends

by Justin Thomas •

Hempest carries a range of shirts made of hemp blended with silk, linen and ramie. You’ll notice the dual powers of breathability and durability in these blends when wearing these shirts in the summer. The shirt pictured here is a very soft hemp/linen blend, and is available for $59.95. They also have women’s shirts. Hempest Shirts