Andy Chen

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 [...]

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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. [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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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 [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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I was not prepared for this.  I thought I was going to review a rugged Bluetooth speaker.  I didn't expect to unpack something that looked AND felt this rugged.  This is the DreamWave Tremor- probably the only Bluetooth speaker I've tried that could double as a battering ram. When you're a Gadgeteer, you see a [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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Galaxy ZEGA tank game review

I've always loved remote controlled toys, and my son (age 10) has always had a fascination with tanks.  Recently he made a Lego tank of his own design, complete with the treads.  When I saw the Galaxy ZEGA remote control tank game, I knew I had to give it a try. I had never heard of [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
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Not too long ago I bought what I thought was a pricey insulated cup for my cold drinks.  When I spotted the Takeya ThermoTumbler 20 oz., I thought "this looks familiar", so I thought I'd see if there were any differences. • Double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your drink cold or hot for hours. • Clear [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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I'm not much of a gamer anymore, but my son (currently age 10) enjoys playing Minecraft and asked for an alternative to the flat-keyed Apple USB keyboard.  I thought this would be a great time to take a closer look at a mechanical keyboard- in this case, the Drevo Gramr 84-key Backlit Mechanical Keyboard. Most [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Gaming Gear, Reviews
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I like simple phone cases.  Unfortunately, most cases kind of detract from the original, simple lines of the iPhone.  The Terrapin TPU cases are simple and effective.  Let's take a look. I was sent a white and a black sample. The cases are smooth and shiny on the outside, and unusually matte on the inside. [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews
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Let's get this out of the way:  I cannot wear earbuds.  Well, I can, but I simply choose not to.  I'm an over-the-ear kind of headphone fan.  But, tiny earbuds that don't even have a cord?  Let's see what this is about. The SmartOMI BOOTS is a set of Bluetooth ear buds that don't require [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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My son Joey is now 10, and like many his age, loves Minecraft.  I've seen other attempts at creating educational products with Minecraft, but nothing quite like the Piper Computer kit.  A "build it yourself" computer that plays Minecraft?  I decided to take a hands-off approach and let my son build it all by himself. [...]

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
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In the world of cylindrical bluetooth speakers, the Logitech UE Boom I reviewed is the first that usually comes to my mind.  It had great 360 degree sound plus a waterproof design.  Today I look at the JBL Charge 3 waterproof portable bluetooth speaker to see how it holds up in the crowded world of [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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This summer I bought my son a remote controlled car.  Soon, I thought "what if I could attach a camera to it?"  I already had GoPro cameras, but I wasn't sure mounting them to a zippy kid's toy that's prone to crashing.  Fortunately, I had the chance to review the Campark Sports Camera, which boasts [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
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Back in 2015, I moved into my remodeled home and discovered various ethernet issues with the wiring in the house.  Thankfully, I had some help with the Fluke LinkSprinter 300 network tester.  But what if you need some help troubleshooting Wi-Fi issues?  With the Netscout Aircheck G2, now you've got some help. The hardware may look [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
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