Dave Rees

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I love the ease and convenience of wireless charging. I have Qi charging pads and stands strategically placed throughout my world. They all get the job done but none are really all that noteworthy or eye catching. All are made of some sort of plastic varying in size, shape, and quality. Until recently that is. [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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dimondpoint_patriotpen-1

I enjoy and definitely prefer nice writing instruments. Occasionally one is introduced on Kickstarter or the like that is noteworthy. In this case, the designers at Dimond Point have recently began a crowd-funded project so that they can bring The Patriot, their precision-machined, military-inspired pen to market. The Patriot Pen is sleek, lightweight and made from high-quality military grade 6063 aluminum, [...]

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
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smsaudio_sync50-1

As I have said before, I prefer earbuds, having tried literally dozens of them from stock earbuds to wireless sport headphones to extravagant, handmade monitors and everything in between. I like their small, compact, transportable form-factor for travel, working out, puttering around the house, etc. Be that as it may, it surprises me how many people are [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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collittleton_37satchel-1b

The Colonel Littleton No. 37 Satchel in American buffalo is a beautiful bag bringing Old World quality, artistry, and charm to modern times. As the title states, this eye-catching bag is made from buffalo leather instead of the more classic cowhide. The combination of both design and rugged, marbled leather makes the No.37 Satchel unique to [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
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tylt_vu-box2

I truly believe charging your devices without having to plug them in is a great feature and the way of the future, that all cellphone/smart device manufactures should embrace. The TYLT VÜ wireless charger was one of my favorite review/tech products of 2014. It's build quality, upright orientation and triple coil design make it the hands [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, Reviews
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polar_m400-1

Seems like everyone is getting into the fitness band market these days and as a runner, I find them nice enough but limited as a 'get in shape/get off your butt' tool in many respects. To bridge this gap between fitness and training, the engineers at Polar have created a hybrid device designed to, not only track your [...]

Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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harmankardon_soho-1

I am an earbud kind of guy, having tried literally dozens of them from stock earbuds to wireless sport headphones to extravagant, handmade monitors and everything in between. I prefer a small, compact, transportable form-factor. However recently, I have been noticing many folks wearing on-ear headphones and I wondered if I was missing something. After searching awhile, the [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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Swiss Legend watch review

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In today's world, our personal technologies are not only tools to help us survive modern life but in many places status symbols and fashion statements as well. Long before computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets, a person's wristwatch told much about who they were and where they came from. There are still people who wear watches for status, fashion [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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Jabra_SportROX-1

I have reviewed multiple sport headphones and earbuds over the years. Using wireless streaming via Bluetooth while working out has become much more the norm than the exception. Sport-centric Bluetooth earbuds have become less bulky, better sounding, and much hardier...making the experience more enjoyable. The Sport ROX Wireless are Jabra's latest and greatest "premium wireless earbuds" engineered [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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airdock2_tech

The designers at Air Dock have recently introduced a new Indiegogo project for their second generation wireless charging car mount, the Air Dock 2.0. Like the original, the Air Dock 2.0 is a wireless car charger and dock for smartphones and tablets that are equipped with Qi inductive charging technology. The Air Dock docking surface is made [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News
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dropcase-1

The Dropcam Pro is one of the most compact, easy to use, and polished wireless cameras on the market. Their greatest weakness is being an indoor-only product with no outdoor option. Over the past few years, other manufactures have created aftermarket enclosures to protect the Dropcam from the elements. But many of these products have come [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Camera Gear, Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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fobo_tire-box

My fun car has wide, low profile tires that I regularly have to check to make sure they have not lost air pressure. While not a massive burden, it does take time and effort that only seems to get worse the older my knees get. Anytime my car sits more than a few days, instead of [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, Reviews
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garmin_fenix2-1b

Best.running.watch...ever. I have used many fitness and running watches over the years, none of them perfect. Some came closer than others to running-Zen, but many never even left the gate. I have been using the Garmin fēnix 2 on and off for months now and continue to be amazed how much it impresses me. I know my first [...]

Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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mio_link-1

For those of you who monitor your heart rate with a chest strap while working out, I am sure you know the pain and irritation they can cause. Just this past week, while reviewing a different fitness device, the included Bluetooth HR chest strap literally made me bleed during a long run. The engineers at [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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booq Boa Flow Graphite review

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Back in 2010, I reviewed the booq Boa Flow M backpack after decades of carrying a messenger type bag. Since then, I regularly use the Boa Flow M when I need to carry a majority of my tech/travel gear or am going out into the damp Seattle weather. I am surprised by just how much I like and [...]

Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
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dropcam_diy_enclosure

It is not that the Logitech Alert video surveillance system we use has become all that long in the tooth. It still works well enough. The fact is I want/need to expand my coverage and their outdoor cameras are difficult to get ahold of and surprisingly costly when you do. Julie and I have been discussing surveillance [...]

Posted in: Articles, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Gear
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loftek_ledworklight-1

I am the quintessential handyman...always building, repairing, and/or tearing out something. I started my first home improvement project nearly 25 years ago. Back in the day, there were limited battery operated tools and work typically involved dragging electrical cords everywhere you went. As battery technology improves and becomes much more cost effective, we find it powering devices/tools [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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I often think that I should have been born in an earlier time. Back when the world was a simpler place, a person's word/handshake was their bond, people made things with their hands, doors were left unlocked etc. The Colonel Littleton gear I have had the fortune to review is truly the embodiment of those [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
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airstand

The folks at NKMOS are at it again... they have created a new high end smart-device accessory. The AirStand is a high end minimalistic, CNC machined aluminum universal tablet stand. It is capable of folding flat but has a support that can rotate 360 degrees. It uses the same sticky pad technology that is found in their premium in-car mount [...]

Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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wickedlasers_torch-1

A couple of years ago (2012) I reviewed the Wicked Lasers Torch (see Other Articles to Read at end of post), touted at the time as "the most powerful handheld flashlight in the World", and at a whopping 4100 lumens, it was wickedly bright, extremely hot, but sadly very utilitarian looking.  The designers at Wicked Lasers have recently introduced [...]

Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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