Stuff You Like

As you may have noticed, I post a list of product I recommend on this site in order to avoid redundant conversations about tech gadgets. I understand that stuff, but I’m not passionate about discussing it 24-7 when we could be talking about world peace or something.

One of the ways The Deets brings in a few bucks is through affiliate links. For those of you now familiar with the concept, affiliate links are links to online retailers who are willing to pay for leads. For The Deets, one of the top retailers is, who I tend to link to whenever I mention a retail product.

Amazon provides reports on what items were purchased through links from this site, and here is what I found for the first half of 2007:

Canon PowerShot SD800 IS
Garmin Edge 305HR
Apple 8 GB iPod Nano Black
Canon PowerShot A550 7.1MP Digital Camera
Belkin F5D8230-4 Wireless 802.11x Pre-N Router
iTouchless Stainless Steel Hands-Free Infrared Automatic Trash Can
Makita 6260DWPE 9.6-Volt Ni-Cad 3/8-Inch Cordless Drill/Driver Kit
Bodum Assam 4-Cup Tea Press
Planet Earth – The Complete BBC Series
Crank Bros Candy C ATB Pedals

What’s cool about this, from my perspective, is that you don’t have to take my word on the quality of the above product. Just take each other’s words for it.

My takes on the products above that I have experience with:

The Canon SD 800 IS is the camera I used for our Croatia trip. It’s awesome.

The 8GB Nano is the iPod I use because it can handle the beating I give better than hard drive based iPods.

I have the iTouchless trash can and have grown to love it because you never have to touch it to throw something away, but I wouldn’t recommend it for people who own dogs.

I have to Bodum Assam tea press and love that. It’s great for 2-3 cups of well steeped tea where you can watch it steeping.

I love Crank Bros bike pedals. If you’d considered going clipless, consider the Crank Bros brand of pedals. They have a lot of varieties for different types of riding, so do your research first.

Updated Product Endorsements Page

I updated a few products on my product endorsements page tonight. Here are a few of the changes:

Canon SD600 has been replaced with the Canon SD800 IS. The SD800 worked great on our Croatia trip.

Google Reader has replaced Bloglines as my favorite RSS reader.

I’ve added the Sandisk USB integrated SD cards, which are perfect for digital cameras since you don’t need an SD Card reader to transfer files to computers.

Stocking up on CFL’s

Stocking up on CFL’s, originally uploaded by Somewhat Frank.

Frank Gruber’s stocking up on CF bulbs based on his Flickr photos. How about you? We’re all about CF bulbs in the Kohler household. I think the only exceptions are bulbs in a motion detector light, bathroom fan, and a couple appliance lights. is inspiring folks these days. The idea being that it only takes 18 seconds to change a light bulb to compact florescent, so it’s probably worth the time, eh?

Airborne is Da Bomb

Airborne is Da Bomb, originally uploaded by edkohler.

I took an Airborne last night and haven’t been sick since. This stuff is da bomb. I’m such a believer in the stuff, I got my picture in the Airborne booth.