Dave Rees


I have been a writer for the-Gadgeteer a very long time and over the years I have developed a systematic process for doing reviews. I am pretty AR about order and method but occasionally an item gets left on my doorstep that causes me to throw out my rules and tear into the package like it's [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews
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This year I have reviewed my fair share of dashcams. They seem to have finally made their way to the mainstream US market and I believe that is a good thing. Cause a picture (or video in this case) is definitely worth a thousand words especially in an accident. Several of these dashcams were from VicoVation [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

As I have grown older, I appreciate the finer things in life and that is definitely reflected in my EDC gear. Where I look for items that not only suit my needs throughout my day but also my personality as well. I prefer items that are well made from high-quality materials and engineered to withstand [...]

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

Shinola has recently partnered with Benchmade to create the 765 titanium pocket knife. This high-end titanium folder has a slim design engineered to fit well in a pocket or EDC bag. The titanium 765 pocket knife features a Benchmade 3.24″ M390 steel blade with a durable titanium handle all finished in a black diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating for extreme hardness plus scratch and [...]

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

Walabot DIY review


I have been doing home improvement projects for decades now. I lost count years ago, but the total number has to be in the hundreds of all shapes, sizes and effort levels. Many times the construction involved tearing into something with only some idea what I was to find. Well, Walabot promises the DIY can alleviate this problem. The [...]

Posted in: Android, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews

I have used many types of razors in my life. They include the free cr@ppy plastic disposable ones hotels give out, the latest and greatest electric razors, fancy double-edge safety razors, and everything in between. As I have gotten older, I make the time and spend the money to pamper myself while shaving. Long gone are [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home and Kitchen, Reviews

When I get a new tech-toy, one of the first things I do is look for accessories designed to protect my new device. Typically that includes a tempered glass screen protector and some sort of slim, form-fitted leather case. Burkley was one of the first manufacturers out of the gate to release cases for the [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews
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One of the perks about going back to the iPhone is the huge world of Apple-centric accessories. Julie and I both looked awhile for a USB-C dock for our Nexus 6p's and failed to find one that was even halfway worthy. But thankfully there are many charging stands and holders created specifically for iOS devices. In [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews
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Last month I reviewed the VicoVation OPIA2, a high end, 2K "Extreme" HD, Ultra High Dynamic Range (UHDR) dashcam with a more than solid feature set. The Vico-MF2 is VicoVation's more moderately priced, mid-range dashcam with the same stellar resolution and more built-in features out of the box for approximately half the price. Let's see [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

I am about as AR as it gets when it comes to my tech-gear. I do my very best to keep it in perfect condition but hate bulky cases that take away from the devices' sleek and slim form factor. I would prefer using my smartphone naked (aka no case) but would mentally kick myself if [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, Reviews

When Apple releases a new batch of iPhones, manufacturers scurry to bring accessories to market to help protect your very expensive smartphone from hard-knocks and gravity. I recently reviewed the BodyGuardz new Pure 2 aluminosilicate glass screen protector, in addition to this next-gen screen protector BodyGuardz has released several new cases for the iPhone 7 and 7 [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews

It has been awhile since I've had the opportunity to review anything from Pad & Quill. They have recently released a new line of minimalistic bags engineered to carry your MacBook and a bit of EDC gear in old world style. For this review, I'll be reviewing the Valet Luxury Laptop Bag for MacBook 12, an [...]

Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, Reviews

As our devices become more powerful, polished, and refined, so do many of the accessories that serve and protect them. Even something as simple as a screen protector continues to be improved. With the assistance of Corning, the inventors of Gorilla Glass, the engineers at BodyGuardz have taken tempered glass to a new level of [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews

VicoVation OPIA 2 dashcam review


Like surveillance systems, dashcams are the type of device that once installed and configured, the hope is that you never need to use/access its video footage. But you never know when you are going to be in or witness an accident or other noteworthy happenstance while driving. While popular around the world, dashcams are slowly gaining popularity here in [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

Last year Julie and I reviewed the Jabra Sport Coach and Sport Pulse wireless headphones, respectively. Both are sweat-proof Bluetooth earbuds with a built-in virtual coach designed to not only stream your motivational music but provide verbal feedback on how your workout is going. The Jabra Sport Pulse earbuds add the ability to monitor and wirelessly stream your heart rate data to [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews