Dave Rees


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

Julie and I have been discussing what new smartphones are on the horizon for years now. Always hopeful of the next one peaking our Gadgeteer interest enough to pull the trigger. Most recently we focused on the iPhone 7/7+, both of us drinking the Kool-Aid Tim Cook was pouring during the announcement event. I, like [...]

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Swann's new Smart-Series do-it-yourself security system combines wired video surveillance and wireless smart home technology into one integrated solution engineered to deter break-ins and detect intrusion within your home or business. The system includes four weather resistant, 1080p HD wired cameras with 80° viewing angle and night vision with set and forget recording onto the pre-installed 1TB hard drive. [...]

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Home and Kitchen, News

I have reviewed several of Vaja's Leather Suits over the years. All perfectly fitted for each of my Apple laptops and constructed with some of the finest materials available. Each Suit was handcrafted by artisans who created a, for lack of a better word, piece of art to protect my various MacBooks. And the Leather Suit for [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, Computer Gear, Reviews
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Jabra just announced the first in a new line of truly wireless earbuds: the Jabra Elite Sport. Jabra promises these new earbuds will have great freedom of movement, excellent fit, strong battery life, sweat and water resistance, in-ear heart rate monitor, and advanced personalized fitness analysis. Like previous wireless earbuds by Jabra, the Elite Sport supports all major [...]

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

Thinkware F50 dashcam review


As Julie has mentioned in previous dashcam reviews, this type of device is engineered to not only record your driving adventures, but also document the circumstances "in the event of an accident or for capturing footage of streaking meteors or streaking people on your drives". While I have yet to witness any naked people run in [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

There are not many days that go by that I am not using some piece of Colonel Littleton gear to carry my tech/stuff with me. Day to day I use my Colonel Littleton No. 1943 Navigator Bag, when I travel I take my No. 2 Shave Kit, when I go away on an overnighter I use my No.1 Grip, [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews
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Sphero has recently released a new member to their robotic ball series, the SPRK+. The Gadgeteer Kid and I know the world of Sphero pretty well, having reviewed the original, second generation Spheros and more recently the DarkSide Ollie. The new clear plastic SPRK+ takes the experience to a new level. The SPRK+ is not only meant to be played with [...]

Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

Those of you with laptops know the hassle of plugging and unplugging peripherals when you need to expand the capabilities of your computer. More specifically those of you with Macintosh laptops have never had the option of an Apple made docking station. Well the engineers at OWC have designed a single cable solution to connect [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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