What do you guys find is more practical in an EDC folding knife? A straight blade or a blade that's straight and serrated?
I'm looking to purchase a folder and can't really make up my mind.
I would personally take plain edge over combo edge. I might be wrong about this but I think plain edge provides cleaner cuts and is easier to sharpen. They are also more sheeple-friendly. I think serrations are better for heavy duty cutting, but even then you would probably want a fully serrated knife.
I’m not a knife expert or anything but that’s just from my experience. Hopefully people can chime in via disqus with their opinions.
Any headphone recommendations? I’m looking for earbuds since I carry them every day. I had a pair of Skullcandy Ink'd that died after 3 months (I don't wrap em around anything) and Skullcandy sent me a new pair but now the same thing has happened again so I think I need a new brand.
I take it you’re already comfortable with using semi-canalphones like those Skullcandies. I would pretty much avoid Skullcandy, Beats by Dre, Bose etc type of headphones.
In my recent memory Sennheiser CX300/Creative EP-630/Sharp MD-33 are good canalphones for the money. Slightly bass-heavy, though.
If you can afford to spend around $100+, look into in-ear monitors by Westone, Shure, Ultimate Ears, Etymotic Research, Sennheiser… I know there are more recent models but to be honest I’ve tried really hard to avoid this hobby because it can get pretty expensive.
You’ll find better answers at head-fi.org. I would help you out and do some research for you like I do with other posts but it’s too risky for my wallet.
If anyone cares, I have Shure SE530s and am looking to upgrade to SE535s.
Hello! I've been reading your blog for quite some time now and I recently lost this small cheap key chain light that I would always use. Now after reading your blog, I want to buy something better that would last me way longer. What would be your light suggestions in terms of the light being relatively small and able to fit in my pocket without making a big lump in it? Thanks in advance!
For small lights go 1xAAA. There are some 1xAA lights that are relatively slim too (usually twisty activation though, like the smaller 1xAAAs). Your budget options are Fenix E01 (basic survivalist light, rugged, not too bright and not the best beam, lasts a long time).
ITP EOS A3/Maratac AAA are the next step up at around $20 for updated LEDs, 3 brightness settings, etc. Up your budget some more and you’re looking at something like Fenix LD01, 4sevens Preon I, 4sevens Preon ReVO, IlluminaTi, VersaTI, Liteflux LF2XT etc etc.
For 1xAA lights check out the Quark Mini AA. I personally wouldn’t recomment the Nitecore EZAA (old version), I haven’t tried the updated EZAA for myself to have an opinion.
I know nothing about knives. Can I find something of relative quality in the $40 range?
Of course! Kershaw, Böker, and some Spyderco and Benchmade models can fit that range. You might want to up your budget to around $50 or $60 for better options. I always think it’s best to invest a little more in something you’ll use/carry everyday (or need to save your life/the party etc one day). This hobby, however, kills what little college student budget I have >_>.