Dave Rees

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I often waffle between wanting to use my device naked (aka no case) and using a big, bulky case to protect my coveted smartphone. Typically what I do falls between the two extremes with some sort of slim case that provides a moderate degree of protection without giving up too much of the devices sleek [...]

Posted in: Android, Cases and Covers, Reviews
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We live pretty far off the beaten path and get our water from a well. For some of you this may seem perfectly normal but in the greater Seattle area it's definitely not the standard. Our water is pretty hard and even with a home treatment system, we drink bottled water that we refill as needed. Our [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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The TRIbella Wine Aerator is designed to pour and aerate your red wine with both "joy and elegance". This multi-stream wine aeration device strives to make pouring your wine simple, elegant, and drip free. That's all fine but let's see how well it does during a couple evenings with my wife's Friday night wine club on whether [...]

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Samsung Gear VR review

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Julie and I just finished our Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review last week. Not only did we each receive loaner units of the S7 Edge smartphone, but the Samsung Gear VR as well. After trying it out, we both agreed that the Gear VR deserved a review in and of itself. Dave: I have been [...]

Posted in: Android, Gaming Gear, Reviews
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I have had many pocket knives over the years, from the first one I received as a cub scout to various sized and shaped ones I have strategically place throughout my world today. I have them stashed in my cars, desks, tool bag, EDC gear, etc. They are a very useful tool to have around without [...]

Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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Seems like everyone is making web-enabled surveillance cameras these days. A majority of these consumer-grade cameras are meant for indoor use only, have 1080p HD resolution, and connect to the internet via WiFi. Most with some sort of cloud-based recording service, typically requiring a monthly subscription fee to store and/or view past footage of events. We have reviewed [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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While this news blurb is not about tech gear or gadgets, those of you Superman, Batman, and/or Wonder Woman fans might be interested to know that Under Armour has created the Batman vs. Superman Alter Ego Collection...just in time for the new Dawn of Justice movie hitting theaters next month. The Gadgeteer Kid and I both have [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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ShaveFace Strop review

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Razors are engineered to effectively shave your body hair with as little pain and/or irritation as possible. Most blade razors are designed to be dragged against your skin at approximately a 30° angle for optimum cutting. As you continue to shave with the same cartridge, the hairs on your face pull the very thin blades out of [...]

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Chisel Shave Club review

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As the years roll by, I appreciate the finer things in life more and more. I enjoy taking time with good friends, a nice glass of scotch with steak, a long run on a crisp fall day, or in this case a nice close shave. I have been wet shaving for decades now and truly [...]

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T-mobile is at it again…

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T-mobile is currently offering several outstanding deals: Simple Choice Family Plan with 4 lines of Unlimited Talk, Text & Data for $150 per month (including 14GB of tethering per line). Simple Choice Family Plan with 4 lines of Unlimited Talk, Text + 10GB data per line for $120 per month. Both offers are valid for all new [...]

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I LOVE the concept of a minimalistic wallet. Every now and then, I do my best to empty my wallet of nonessential bulk. But sadly I never even get close to what I would consider sleek or slim. The artisans at Leather Works have created just that, a thin, well-made wallet designed to carry around your [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
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Years ago, the Dropcam security cameras in many ways brought easy to setup home monitoring to the mainstream consumer. But today we find ourselves with more choices than we know what to do with and sadly all too many of those come with a monthly subscription fee to store and/or view past footage of events. Though not so [...]

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I recently upgraded my smartphone from the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to the sleek and tech-sexy Nexus 6p. In that transition, I lost the ability to wirelessly charge and have removed the somewhat bulky TYLT VÜ from my vehicles. The NKMOS Ultima S sticky pad does not work on the very slick back of the N6p either. So, [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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Dave: Alright here is a bit of the backstory -- My nearly three year old 15" MacBook Pro had been having problems for a few months. It finally died, then came back to life, but it was definitely time I took it to one of my local Apple Stores to have their Genius Bar techs [...]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Escort Radar + Laser Detectors. All opinions are 100% mine. The majority of the driving I do is behind the wheel of a small, zippy sports car. Though sadly, I occasionally get dogged by my friends and family for driving it like a little [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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