2017 InnerFidelity Holiday Gift Guide Tyll's Fun Stuff


X-ACTO KS Manual Pencil Sharpener (~$10)
I have a lot of tools in my garage and I can make a heck of a lot of sawdust, but my favorite tool of all, by far, is may X-ACTO KS pencil sharpener. Just like the ones from grade school. (Can you smell it now?)

If you've got a woodworker putts around the garage making saw dust, give them the gift of a finer line to cut by. Heck, go crazy, throw in a box of Ticonderoga No. 2 Black pencils. I know you think I'm kidding here, but boy I love my pencil sharpener.

Amazon page for X-ACTO KS sharpener and Ticonderoga No. 2 Soft Black pencils.


Scottevest SeV Sportsman Vest ($195)
I love my Scottevest Fleece Jacket 8.0...I just can't figure out how to do the man-bag thing and I want to carry more stuff than will fit into my jeans pockets. The fleece works great...until summer, then it's too hot. Enter the SeV Sportsman Vest, just the ticket for daily hauling around of a bunch of gadgets, and equally at home toting fishing tackle and camping necessities in the back country.

With 24 pockets you're never in need of a place to stash your widget. Special pockets for pens, glasses, coins, tablet, smartphone, and many, many more. There's even an integrated rear game pouch and hidden blaze orange patches that fold out to improve your visibility.

Haul away!

Scottevest SeV Sportsman Vest product page.


Audubon Bird Call ($10)
Years ago I bought a dozen Audubon bird calls as gifts for a business trip to Japan. It's such a treat watching people wonder what it is and gleefully learn of its almost magical ability to make myriad bird-like sounds. Gently spin the red Birch wood call against the pewter plug adjusting pressure and spin rate and you'll have all sorts of bird coming over to find out who this mysterious new bird is and what language it's speaking. Seriously, it works great.

I've since bought many dozens of these bird calls to have on hand as a little gift for someone in need of a little lift. It's novel and inexpensive enough to have on hand for any occasion, and allows you to be generous of heart on a moments notice.

Available on Amazon here.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Vinhcomputer's picture

But I've just bought NAD VISO headphone for $159. Is it a good deal?

John Grandberg's picture

... the NAD VISO HP50? If so, that's a good deal on a nice headphone. Original price was $299 and I have seen it as low as $180, but never under $160.


Vinhcomputer's picture

Great! Thank you John :).

gibtg's picture

I'm really thrilled about the home measuring unit, please do a follow up on this gentleman! I'm ordering one right now!

100VoltTube's picture

That thing looks amazing. I want.

Martin.'s picture

What a great introduction. Looking forward to more content. However, it pisses me off that I just found out that I shouldn't have bought the Magni 2 Uber 2 months ago for 150 USD! I waited so long to save up for it; too long apparently.

castleofargh's picture

some cheap measurement rig as a holiday gift and a Monty Python reference, I already like Grover. ^_^
as I'm the only "hardcore headphone enthusiast" in my life, I made that gift to myself. how generous of me.

John Grandberg's picture
Absolutely nothing wrong with that!
ixtayul's picture

I noticed at HDtracks that the DSD 2.8 and 5.6 don't say Binaural. Will they have the same "you are there" effect?

DigMe's picture

The binaural albums from Chesky are recorded binaurally so all versions will be binaural.