Andy Chen

I used to have one of these infrared thermometers, but it's since gone missing.  I suspect it was stolen in the Great Garage Robbery of 2015.  I recently had a chance to test out another infrared thermometer, but with not one laser, but two!  Let's check out this laser-y goodness. ● Temperature: -50°C~550°C (-58°F~1022°F) ●… Read More

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I've got quite a few flashlights, but I don't really have a portable "floodlight" when I need to light up a large area.  This time I got to try out something different. It's not quite a flashlight, and it's not really a camping lantern.  It's the Loftek 15W Portable Floodlight. Includes: 1xUSB cable, 1x 15W… Read More

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In 2014 I had a chance to review the cylindrical Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speaker.  At the time, it was a uniquely shaped speaker paired with a 360-degree sound.  There have been other versions of this speaker such as the Boom 2 and the Megaboom, but the squat, softball-sized Wonderboom caught my eye.  Let's take a look… Read More

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You can never have too may power outlets!  Instead of the typical outlet strip, I get to try out the APC Essential SurgeArrest 6, which sits over your existing wall outlet, giving you not only 6 AC outlets but 2 USB charging ports, too. Specifications: Nominal Operating Voltage: 120VAC, 50-60 Hz Maximum Amperage: 15A Joule Rating… Read More

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I seem to switch my everyday carry bag about once a year.  In early 2017, I decided to make a switch from shoulder bag to backpack. I work in an office and drive to work, so I don't need to carry that much.  Still, I like to pack light yet be prepared. My trusty backpack… Read More

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I've been seeing more of these supersized USB portable batteries that include AC outlets.  I was recently given the chance to test the Suaoki Powerhouse portable "generator".  I had never heard of Suaoki, so I was naturally curious.  What was this thing that looked like a silver and black lunchbox? Battery: Lithium-Ion, 20,000 mAh, 11.1V… Read More

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I've been staying away from keyboards for a while, since I haven't really found anything new that caught my eye- until now: A slim, metal-bodied keyboard that looks like something from Apple, yet can pair with four devices and features backlit keys. What’s in the box: Micro USB cable User Manual Pouch Kanex MultiSync Premium… Read More

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In 2011, I reviewed the AntLion ModMic, a boom microphone that you attach to your own headphones.  The latest version is the ModMic 5, which now includes a mute switch, selectable omni/cardioid pattern, and more.  How does it sound?  Let's find out. The latest ModMic comes in a much more polished package vs. the paper… Read More

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Waylens Horizon dash cam review

  The dash cam market is a crowded place.  It's so crowded, I've kind of given up on searching for "the best".  Recently, Waylens released a dash cam called the Horizon that not only boasts excellent image quality but gives the driver the option to overlay vehicle information such as speed, RPM, GPS and more, all… Read More

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APC Back-UPS BE850M2 review

Despite the power-hungry gadget count in my home, I don't have an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).  I just never got around to it.  Power outages aren't very common where I live.  However, my son has been doing a lot of writing for homework on the computer, and it would be a shame to lose his… Read More

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I knew a co-worker who swore by those misshapen "ergonomic" keyboards.  I never quite understood them until I saw the Kinesis Advantage keyboard about 10 years ago in person.  I was intrigued by the dual concave shape and layout.  I finally got to try the latest version, the Advantage2. For those who are familiar with… Read More

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IPEAK wake up light review

Many years ago I created my own "wake up light" by setting up a timer to a lamp next to my bed.  It was clumsy and blasted full light in the morning.  Now there's a more refined way to achieve the same results with the IPEAK wake up light. I noticed the box was unbranded… Read More

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Ever wanted a hidden camera that streams over the web via WiFi and records to a MicroSD card?  You want battery powered portability or the option for AC power?  How about motion activated recording or constant video recording like a dash cam?  SpyGearGadgets offers a camera that does all that in a plain-vanilla black box… Read More

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One feature I miss on my iPhone is the LED "blinky" that lets you know if you've got a message waiting, missed call, etc.  This was one of my favorite Blackberry features.  What if you could add some light to your computer in the same way?  Today I've got my hands on the Luxafor Flag… Read More

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Another USB charger... another USB charger... wait, how come this one has an AC outlet?  That's right, if you've EVER needed a portable AC outlet, take a look at the RAVPower AC Portable Charger.  I was just about to go on a camping trip, so I thought I'd bring it along. The battery comes in… Read More

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