Got that sleek new laptop that’s missing an optical drive? Or maybe you just need to add Blu-ray writing? The Pawtec UltraSlim External USB 3.0 Slot-Loading BDXL 3D Blu-Ray Writer may be just the thing you need.
If you’ve ever wanted to covertly record something in your home or office but didn’t want to leave an obvious camera out in the open, then the ZoneShield Night Vision SC8000 clock radio by SleuthGear just might be the thing – hiding in plain sight, disguised as an ordinary desktop clock. But is it convincing enough […]
Not too long ago I tested the cylinder-shaped, wifi-enabled Pittasoft BlackVue DR5000GW-HD dash cam. Now there’s a new model that adds a secondary camera for those rear-facing shots. Pittasoft calls it the BlackVue DR550GW-2CH, available September 2013. Let’s take a look.
Need a task light for your desk or workspace but want something that runs cool? The Reliable Überlight 9000C SMD LED Task Light is something you should consider. Let’s shine some light on this one.
I’ve been experimenting with different car dash cams since I discovered that the GoPro cameras don’t feature an auto-record-upon-power-up function. The last dash cam I reviewed was the Pittasoft BlackVue DR5000GW-HD, and before that, the DashCam Dually in 2010 (see related links for reviews of these products). I thought the BlackVue DR5000GW-HD did a pretty […]
Since I reviewed the Gomadic SunVolt Solar Power Station and Solar Cache High Capacity Battery Pack, I’ve often wondered what would happen if I needed to charge something more demanding, such as a laptop? Now there’s a new Kickstarter project for a neat “upgrade”: A thin, light and powerful battery companion called the SunStash.
Like many hobbyists, I rely on a good soldering iron. I’ve been soldering since the 3rd grade, and I’ve had quite a few soldering irons over the years. I’m currently using a Weller soldering station that I’ve had over 20 years (still going strong), so when I had a chance to try a new Weller […]
Since my review of the Dash Cam Dually in 2010, I’ve had my eyes open for a quality in-car video recorder that wasn’t so large. The Pittasoft BlackVue DR5000GW-HD car camera is a tube-shaped device that promises to be just that, and it’s packed with some interesting features.
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Unless I’m in the car, I don’t listen to terrestrial, broadcast radio anymore. At work I have satellite radio, and at home it’s an iPod in a dock. I haven’t had a dedicated “AM/FM” radio in ages, but since I live in earthquake country (San Francisco Bay Area), I’m overdue. Thank goodness the Eton FRX3 […]
Ever wish you had a backup cell phone, or wish you had a spare laying around “just in case”? The SpareOne Emergency Phone by XPAL Power just might be the thing for you. The SpareOne Emergency Phone is a lightweight GSM phone that is powered by a single AA battery with a staggering 15 year […]
“If a picture speaks a thousand words… Aluminyze leaves you speechless!” announced the Aluminyze website. It is precisely what you think: your photos are printed on a sheet of aluminum. Huh? Why? Aluminyze says that their aluminum prints are durable, beautiful, and make great gifts. I had a corner of my office that needed some […]
As a child of the 70′s energy crisis, I’ve always been fascinated with alternative energy, such as solar power. The SunVolt Power Station from Gomadic caught my eye as a possible solution to a modern problem: How do you charge up your gadgets if you don’t have an outlet? When Gomadic sent the Sun Volt Power […]
Phosphor has released quite a few watches over the past few years, including the recently reviewed World Time Sport Watch. Today we’re going to look at one of the original fully-digital models, the Phosphor E-Ink Digital Hour Watch with Black Polyurethane Band. Functionally, it’s identical to the stainless steel version but with a flexible, sporty strap.
The Phosphor World Time Sport Watch is a plastic variant of the steel World Time Watch reviewed in December 2010. These watches with e-ink displays made famous by those Kindle displays have been out for a while, but I’ve never seen this colorful model. Let’s take a closer look.
We all love power tools, but let’s be realistic: Unless your tools are part of your job or you’re a serious handyperson, most power tools are overkill. Yes, I’ve been guilty of using a $400 cordless uber-drill to tighten a cabinet hinge. But what’s this odd-ball, palm-sized thing? A Gyro? Isn’t that meat eaten inside […]