John Schettino

SherwoodS9Soundbar-review-schettino-01

The S-9 SD Sound Bar System from Sherwood is a full featured, multipurpose sound bar that aims to provide rich "surround" sound for small to medium sized rooms. It supports a wide range of input devices (3 HDMI, one optical, and one stereo analog input, 1 HDMI out, Bluetooth, FM radio, and USB for MP3 and [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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manhattan-flyte-review-schettino-09

The Manhattan Flyte Wireless Headset is a versatile Bluetooth/wired headset that aims to cover all the bases for your music and voice needs. All of this capability is provided in a "flip-up" ear-piece design to allow for more compact transportation, to boot. The tradeoff here is going to be the weight/size of the headset. Since [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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podium-schettino-review-05

The Spiderpodium from Breffo is, um, well... it's this spider-shaped thing you can use to hold smartphone-sized objects in a variety of ways. It comes in black, blue, graphite (the review unit color), green, pink, purple, or white.  Let's give it a look.   Inside the box is the Spiderpodium in its resting position. Like Gumby [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews
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iduo2go-schettino-review-04

The iDuo2Go Charge and Sync Cable for iPod, iPhone, and iPad with USB 3.0 SD Card Reader from Atech Flash Technology is a surprisingly useful if simple bit of mobile gear. It's a USB 3.0 SD card reader, or an iPhone/iPad 30-pin sync/charge cable. Why bring two things on your next trip when one will [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews
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powerjacket-schettino-review-12

The Power Jacket for Nokia Lumia 920 from Brando is an extended battery/case that can nearly double the battery life for the Lumia 920, if you're willing to accept the trade-offs that come with it.  So what are the trade-offs?  Let's look at them. Besides the nearly impossible to photograph black version I received above, the [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, Reviews, Windows Phone
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perch-schettino-review-12

The IPEVO Perch Side Security Stand (shipped in safe but bland cardboard boxes) is a fixed height, adjustable orientation/angle, table/chair-side stand for your iPad (versions 2-4). You can opt for either the snap-in top or a secure top that locks the iPad in place and prevents access to the Home button, which makes this version [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews
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autoanything-schettino-review-12

var noskimlinks = 'true' The Bracketron Universal USB Power Dock Pro Flex (from AutoAnything) is a 12-volt power adapter/device holder for most any car. The dock itself can hold devices up to 5.25" high by 3" wide. The long neck and sturdy base, along with standard USB port with high capacity 1.5A power, will support and charge just [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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spytec-schettino-review-13

The Inventio-HD 720P Video Sunglasses from Spy Tec Gear Shop discretely record HD video with mono audio for a bit more than an hour on a single charge, in a not too cumbersome and fairly stylish package.  With a system like this, there is nothing but trade-offs - balancing weight, size of the glasses, battery [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Camera Gear, Reviews
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probox2-schettino-review-14

The Probox2 (sold by W2COMP) is a recent entry in the Android TV (or Android Stick PC) category. These devices fit somewhere between the size of a fat USB memory stick and a deck of cards and are full Android devices. They usually have DVI video-out, one or more USB ports, WiFi, and sometimes wired Ethernet [...]

Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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schettino-slappa-review-00

This review covers three bags from SLAPPA - the Velocity SPYDER PRO 15.4" laptop backpack, the Manalishi 15.4" laptop sleeve, and the Damask 10" sleeve. They are a representative sample of the wide range of styles and sizes SLAPPA offers. The 15.4" sleeve isn't too distinctive, but the other two show SLAPPA's focus on unique styling [...]

Posted in: Bags, Cases and Covers, Travel Gear
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