3 more uses for carabiners

Looking for ideas for carabiner uses? Here are some photos I took while camping this summer!

If you are looking for uses for your traditional carabiner, take a look at these 55 useful and fun things to do with a carabiner keychain and this video with 4 more ideas.

carabiner clip holding camera

carabiner clip holding camera - perfect for timed shots!

carabiners make great zipper pulls

carabiners make great zipper pulls - also can clip sunscrean, bug spray or water bottles onto pack easily

carabiners help hold up tarps over campsites

carabiners help hold up tarps over campsites - who would've guessed?

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Summer Squash

summer squash

Sunni holding a "small" sample of the squash grown by our very own Susan Durst

Some may think of squash as just another sport we don’t understand here in the U.S. (learn more from the World Squash Federation).

Now check out this squash! The giant Zucchini variety. We have talents among our team members other than laser engraving!  Master gardener Susan coaxed this beauty out of her summer garden. Her secret?  Lots of equine fertilizer ( horse poop ).

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Our new website and new URL shortener

If you’ve been to LazerDesigns.com recently, you’ve seen our classy new look!

Lasker Consulting redesigned and redeveloped our website, so we can better serve you!

What will you find on the new website?

  • Easier to order product pages
  • More context help as you personalize your product
  • Easier to navigate
  • More photographs of products to help you make a buying decision
  • Better product review system (don’t forget to review what you purchased and used!)
  • A better back end system that you won’t see, but is at work making it easier to get your awards and marketing items on time!

We hope you love it! If you have any suggestions, just email them to us!

While we were at it, we developed a custom URL shortener, to make it easier to share information with our customers and friends online. You can now go to lzer.it/C8 to load item C8 for example.

We hope you find the new site easy to use and useful – we’re here to serve you, and the website is one extension of that effort.

Leave your comments about the new site below!

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Comparison of Maglite XL50, XL100 and XL200

Maglite’s newest addition the high performance, small LED flashlight field brings new features and higher light output. Wondering how their new LED lights compare? Below is our handy comparison chart for the Maglite XL50, XL100 and XL200. Think it would be helpful for friends or colleagues? Share it around!

XL50 XL100 XL200
maglite xl50 maglite xl100
maglite xl200
Date Released Q3 2010 Q1 2010 Q3 2011
Lumens 104 83 172
Max Distance 145 m 134 m 138 m
Size 4.8″Long x 1″ Diameter 4.8″Long x 1″ Diameter 4.8″Long x 1″ Diameter
Weight w/ batteries 3.68oz 3.68oz 3.68oz
Batteries 3-AAA 3-AAA 3-AAA
Presentation box? Yes Yes Yes
Run time High: 8hrs 45min; Low: 35hrs High: 5hrs 15min; Low: 201hrs High: 2hrs 30min; Low: 218hrs
Modes High Power, 25% Power, Strobe Normal, Strobe, Nite Lite, Signal, SOS, Lockout, Variable Power High Power, Strobe, Nite Lite, Signal, SOS
Other features Click sequence for mode selection Accelerometer and click sequence, rotate to right or left for “Variable Power Level” Click sequence for mode selection, accelerometer used for Lock Out mode and “Variable Power Level,” adjustable brightness with memory
Accelerometer? No Yes Yes
Great for Do-it-yourselfers, handy men, utility companies, electricians, plumbers Tactical minded, gadget lovers, hunters, Hunters, fishermen, outdoors people, tactical minded,
Summary Easy to use, 3 modes, good light output for less price, longest run time of 3 lights,  (read review at led-resource.com) Lots of features, good “geek” factor with accelerometer features, variable power is nice option (read review) Combines XL50′s ease of use with XL100′s features, best light output of the 3 lights, adjustable brightness with memory is nice, short run time on high setting (read review)
Personalization Available? Yes Yes Yes
Price with personalization (laser etching in 1 location)
- No Setup fee, No minimum order,
- Laser logos, text, initials, dates, etc
- Prices subject to change
1    $37.10
6    $31.00
12    $29.00
24    $25.06
50    $24.56
100    $24.30
250    $23.91
500    $23.56
(order today and check latest)
1    $43.00
6    $37.90
12    $35.90
24    $31.35
50    $30.70
100    $30.30
250    $30.00
500    $29.66
(order today and check latest)
1    $46.00
6    $41.23
12    $39.23
24    $34.68
50    $34.03
100    $33.63
250    $33.33
500    $32.99
(order today and check latest)

Did you find this helpful? Any features we missed? Tell us about it in the comment section!

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Video: Amazing uses for carabiners

Here I demonstrate how to use a carabiner clip to remove slack from a rope, cord, clothesline, tent cord, or any rope you need tighter! I demonstrate on a hammock. Also use #57, #58 and #59 are in video! (see previous posts: 55 uses, 3 more ideas with photos)

Ever need your tent stake just a little bit snugger? Or that cord holding the tarp down just a smidge snugger? Well, you don’t have to undo the entire thing and redo it to get it tighter. Just use your carabiner keychain!

  • #56: Tighten rope or cord
  • #57: Entertaining babies
  • #58: Hang a camcorder or accessories from your hammock
  • #59: Hang car keys while camping in car or tent

How do you use your carabiner clips? Share below! See more creative ways we use carabiners: uses 1 to 55 and 20 uses for Sbiners.

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3 unique and fun ways to motivate employees

Keeping everyone excited about the work they do doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult, here are 3 tips on keeping it interesting!

  • After a big project or in the middle of a busy week, get everyone on the team smoothies or coffee – it will help boost energy and keep everyone motivated to finish the project well
  • Have a “Frisbee Memo Day” where memos are delivered attached to a frisbee (get a soft one, like Trek Flight Pocket Flyer)
  • Have a company massage day – bring in a massage therapist for an afternoon. It will help keep everyone alert, relaxed and productive! (we used to have a monthly massage day at LazerDesigns, it rocked!)

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What quick and easy things do you do to keep everyone focused and excited?

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Pocket Cross Tokens used for a retreat

We love it when we can help others with their events! Check out what Brenda said below:

pocket crossWe needed small tokens for our retreat, and the pocket crosses from LazerDesigns.com were perfect! When we received the crosses I was more than pleased. Wow!! They looked great!! We will be using LazerDesigns for all our gift needs. Thank you so much for your professional work.
Brenda T
Florida

Thank you Brenda for the opportunity to work with you!

What is the most memorable token you have received at an event? Did it help make the event, theme or message more memorable?

We needed small tokens for our retreat, and the pocket crosses from LazerDesigns.com were perfect! When we received the crosses I was more than pleased. Wow!! They looked great!! We will be using LazerDesigns for all our gift needs. Thank you so much for your professional work.

Brenda T
Florida

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Team Lazer running the Chamber 5k in 2010

Check out this video of Team Lazer running in a 5k race with our chamber of commerce in 2010. The 2011 race is coming up, sign up to join us! www.MetroNorthChamber.com

Did you run at the 2010 race? Will you be running in 2011? Comment below if you are!

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Need an idea for a groomsman gift? Look no further than a Leatherman

We have many great ideas for groomsmen and bestman gifts – so many in fact, I can’t list them all here, we have another page for that.

The two most popular types? Buck Knives and Leatherman Tools. Who wouldn’t want a high quality, useful tool or blade that will last their lifetime?

Check out what Nate C., from Seabrook, Texas said about his Leatherman Freestyle’s:

Leatherman Freestyle

I was looking for some groomsmen gifts for my upcoming wedding, and decided on the Leatherman Freestyle from LazerDesigns.com because of their great pricing and customer service. The order showed up on time and everyone loved their gifts. All of my groomsmen said it’s the best gift they’ve ever received for a wedding!
Nate C., Seabrook Texas

Thank you for your order Nate, and best wishes for your future family!

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Happy Fathers Day from Team Lazer!

From some of our Father’s here at LazerDesigns, Happy Father’s Day!

Alfred

Happy Father's day from Alfred and family!

Jason

Happy Father's day from Jason and family! Here visiting son is learning all about customer service

Josiah

Happy Father's Day from Josiah and family!

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