Andy Chen

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The GoPro is a popular action camera, but I've found it's got so many accessories, it sometimes needs a little help keeping things organized.  I think I have parts scattered in at least three boxes, which is pretty inconvenient.  GOcase has a solution for that. The packaging says "H3-Case" but the website calls this the [...]

Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
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I've had my eye on something like this for a long time:  A self-contained camera hidden in plain sight that doesn't require any fancy installation.  The Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR is disguised as an ordinary "wall wart" power adapter.  Just plug it in and go!  Let's see how well it works. I'll get [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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I do not like those inflatable neck pillows I see other use when traveling by plane.  To me, they look ridiculous and they're about as comfortable as sleeping on an air mattress (not comfortable).  I thought I'd give the Roamwild Surround Travel Pillow a try.  Would this be a step up? Side pillows?  This is [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear
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I've been downsizing the weight and quantity of "stuff" I carry around.  This includes my pockets.  RC Fibers makes a series of lightweight wallet products made in the USA, so I thought I'd take a look. First up is the Classic RC Carbon fiber money clip.  Measures 2.5 L x 1.75 W x .5 H (inches). This [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
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I can never decide if I want a case on my iPad Air or not.  It's thin and wonderful to hold without a case, but you're at risk of damaging your tablet without one.  The Sena Vettra ST Leather Case provides a functional case that manages to remain slim. The Vettra ST comes nicely packaged [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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ivation acoustix-04

As a rule, I don't get that excited about Bluetooth speakers anymore unless there's a feature that really grabs my attention.  The last waterproof Bluetooth speaker I reviewed was the NYNE Aqua floating Bluetooth speaker.  What's so different about the Ivation Acoustix waterproof Bluetooth speaker? In the box, you get pretty much what you expect:  A [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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Recently, Julie and I reviewed the iBolt Command Remote, a Bluetooth button that you can control various aspects of your smartphone.  It was okay, but had some shortcomings especially for the iOS version.  Today, I've got the Satechi Bluetooth Button Series (Home Button) to review. In the box, you get the remote, an adhesive pad, instructions, [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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Not too long ago I was caught in a situation where I had to wait somewhere for several hours without access to a charger.  As I watched my iPhone drain down to nearly empty, I vowed to keep my eye open for one of those battery packs.  Today, I've got one to try out:  The EasyAcc [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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Roughly two years ago, I reviewed Aluminyze's photo printing product:  My own digital image printed on sturdy aluminum.  At the time, I chose a glossy finish.  I was given an opportunity to try something different. As before, there are only a few simple steps, but so many more options to choose from.  Now you can [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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Another Bluetooth speaker?  Been there, done that.  Waterproof?  Yawn.  Okay, how about one that floats?  If that caught your attention, check out the NYNE Aqua floating Bluetooth speaker. Connectivity:  Wireless Bluetooth Enabled and 3.5mm Aux-in Wireless Range:  33 feet or 10 meters Sound:  2.0 Stereo Channel Output Power:  2200 mA Rechargeable Battery with 10 hrs. [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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A scanner?  What is this, 1996?  Not too long ago I discontinued my home fax landline.  When was the last time I needed to fax, when everyone uses email?  Boy was I wrong.  I'm in the middle of a house remodel, and I'm finding lots of reasons to electronically scan and send documents, not just [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews, Wireless
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Tic Stac Toe game review

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We are a family who loves board games.  Every night we attempt to play something as a family (mom, dad and Joey, age 8).  Today we've added Tic Stac Toe to our library of games.   As the name implies, Tic Stac Toe is a three-dimensional twist on the classic "tic tac toe".   It's [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
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Flote Orbit tablet stand review

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As long has there have been tablets, gadgeteers everywhere have been trying to find ways to hold them hands-free.  Today we look at the Flote Orbit, which on Flote's website is described as "Elegant. Ergonomic. Erresistible". (Click on images for full size) The Flote Orbit comes partially assembled in three parts:  The weighed base, arm, and [...]

Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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I used to carry tools around for a living.  A good tool bag was critical.  I ended up with a variety of boxes with wheels on them just to lug them around town.  I don't do that anymore, but since I rent and don't live in a house, space is at a premium.  Maybe what [...]

Posted in: Bags, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews
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So you have an iPad air and you want a sleeve case.  How about one that doubles as a tablet stand?  Check out this sleeve with a trick up it's sleeve from Inateck. The Inateck TPB-IA comes in a mustard-colored plastic envelope. The sleeve appears to be made of some kind of felt-like material.  It [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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arctic S111BT-01

I've had the chance to review a few Bluetooth speakers now, but the Arctic S111BT is the first pair I've tried that's designed as two separate speakers, wired together as a left and right pair. Each photo can be clicked for a larger view. Yes, this is Arctic, the company formerly known as Arctic Cooling, [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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Remember "Rock'em Sock'em Robots"?  That was one toy Santa never brought.  Imagine my surprise when I was given a chance to check out a modern variant, the Battroborg Warrior by Tomy. Click on any image for full size. The Battroborgs are remote-controlled robots that respond to your "sword" controller motions via infrared. I received the [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
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When it comes to a minimalistic approach to protecting your smartphone, Bumpies takes the cake.  These stick-on plastic bits promise all-around protection with as little bulk as possible.  How does it work? Click all photos for a full size image. Exceeds Military Spec for Shock with ProDyn impact dissipating technology Reliable Bond with advanced removable adhesive Scratch Protection by elevating phone on [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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Keystone key holder review

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Got keys?  Sure you do!  Today let's take a look at another everyday key carry solution, the Keystone. All photos can be clicked for full size. Compact - The Keystone maximizes space by holding as many of your keys as possible in a 6/8" x 3 1/4"(20mm x 85mm) space. Silent - Your keys will never jingle. [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Pocket Gear
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My son finally took up an interest in learning to ride a bike, so I've been looking into ways to increase visibility.  Bright clothing and reflectors are important, but a wild array of LED lights on the wheel?  This could be hard to ignore! (All images can be clicked for a full size image) What [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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