Buy It For Life: Small Kitchen Appliances

Breville BOV800XL The Smart Oven 1800-Watt Convection Toaster Oven

In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature very durable products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that come with lifetime warranties, and are made in the U.S.

Buy It For Life: Khlip Ultimate Clipper

The Ultimate Clipper by Khlip is a uniquely designed nail clipper, manufactured in the U.S. It has a forward facing lever that allows you to apply pressure directly over a nail. According to Khlip founder, Andrew Johnson, this allows for better control and ergonomics.

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Buy It For Life: Safari-Beans PR5 Bag by RedOxx

RedOxx, a company based in Billings, Montana, specializes in constructing very practical and durable luggage. The company was founded by two former military parachute riggers. Their bags are built with tough canvas (1,000-denier Cordura), huge zippers and strong handles.

Buy It For Life: Curved Titanium Flask By Snow Peak

This Curved Titanium Flask is made in Japan by the Snow Peak company. It’s four inches high and weighs just 2.5 ounces. Titanium is a light, inert metal that’s stronger than steel. It is highly resistant to corrosion, and it does not impart a metallic taste into your drink.

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Buy It For Life: Old Town Penobscot 16 RX Canoe

The Old Town Penobscot 16 RX canoe (MSRP $1,499.99) is built to last. Designed for versatile performance in calm water, waves, and whitewater, the Penobscot can handle a large range of needs. It is constructed with Royalex, a layered composite of vinyl, ABS plastic, and ABS foam. The exterior vinyl layers provide abrasion resistance and UV protection. Underneath the vinyl, …

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The Best Alternatives To PayPal

PayPal makes sending and receiving money easy, but there are drawbacks. For one, PayPal isn’t always free. Because of fees, receiving money usually means you’ll see fewer dollars than you were expecting. There are also an increasing number of complaints about transaction delays, holds, and account freezes. While PayPal is still a reliable way to send and receive money online, …

The Best Drive Encryption Solutions For Macs

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There are a growing number of options for Mac drive encryption software. Those interested in the security of drive encryption—which locks down the entire disk behind a nearly impenetrable passcode—are fortunate to have so many programs from which to choose. The best drive encryption solutions meet or exceeds industry-standard security while working transparently and with little negative performance impact. We’ve …