John Schettino

schettino-air-fi-af9-review-06

The Air-Fi AF9 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headset with Microphone from MEElectronics is a small Bluetooth receiver (with controls and mic) and stereo headset. It provides hands-free talking and Bluetooth stereo media playback/control in a convenient-sized device providing unconnected (to your phone, anyway) use with any Bluetooth-enabled device. The AF9 comes with a generous supply of [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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intellinet-schettino-review-22

The Intellinet Wireless 450N Dual-Band Gigabit Router and Wireless 300N Dual-Band USB Adapter are two high-performance, if somewhat bare-bones dual band MIMO 802.11n devices from Intellinet Network Solutions. For this review I swapped out my existing 802.11n router for the Intellinet 450N and tested its performance with a number of different clients. To test the [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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bookwedge-schettino-review-01

The BookWedge inflated wedge is, well, a wedge. A wedge that inflates. At this point you know just about everything you need to know about the product, including its website. I'll go ahead and prattle on for a few hundred more words anyway, because not only is this a wedge that inflates, it's actually a [...]

Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables, Travel Gear
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epillow-schettino-review-05

The ePillow by Veyl Products LLC is a large, soft pillow with a U-shaped ridge designed to comfortably and securely hold a tablet or e-reader in a usable position for extended periods. If you have an Android tablet, iPad, or one of the heavier eReaders (for example, a Kindle Fire which comes in at about [...]

Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables, Travel Gear
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sena-schettino-rev-07

Sena makes a full line of iPad 2 cases - the two reviewed here are a "basic sleeve" design, the Ultraslim (Smartcover), and a more substantial "box" design, the Kutu. Both claim to work with an Apple smart cover in place, but in actual use only the Kutu really delivers on that promise. Both cases [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews
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ogio--rss-schettino-review-13

The OGIO Squadron RSS backpack (reactive suspension system - more on that later) is, as you can see in the photo above, a beast of a bag. You can put a lot of stuff into it, and thanks to all the various pockets and compartment, all that stuff will stay put. There's a dedicated section [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews
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nyrius-schettino-review-06

NAEB500 Noise Isolating In-Ear Earphones from Nyrius are a refreshing departure from the run of the mill $10 in-ear earphones one usually runs into. They're priced at $49.95 but are widely available around $30, and as such they cost about as much as 2 or three of those knock-off earphones you'll find in the big-box [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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nugard-grip-ipad-schett-review-13

The NuGuard GripStand/GripBase Bundle from Newer Technology  is a combination base (the GripBase) and iPad case/stand/handle, bundled into a single package. This version is specifically for the first generation iPad - if you have a second generation iPad, you can assume the GripStand 2 version is essentially identical to the version reviewed here - except [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews
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schettino-pantech-review-22

The Pantech Breeze III and Persuit II phones are two low-end GSM phones available on the AT&T network for under $100 (currently and often just under $50 with rebate) for new customers with a 2 year term. While both offer decent (and different)  functionality, they have significant limitations when compared to current and last generation [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Wireless
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datatale-pair2-raid-schettino-review-18

The Data Watch DataTale PAIR 2.5-inch 2-Bay RAID Enclosure is an external dual-2.5" drive enclosure with just about every interface possible, along with actual hardware RAID capabilities. It comes at a hefty price premium, but if you've got the need for external speed, and the right interface option on your target device, it delivers the [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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gearzap-schett-review-10

The Built NY 15-16" Laptop Sleeve and foofbag MacBook Pro 15" Sleeve are two of the many Macbook/slim notebook sleeves available from GearZap - "a specialist online retailer of Netbook and Laptop accessories." This retailer only ships to the UK and most EU member countries, so be sure to check their delivery information page if [...]

Posted in: Laptops and Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
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level8-schett-review-12

The Level8 15" & 17" Atlas Backpack is a workhorse backpack that will haul your 15-17" laptop along with a small mountain of additional "stuff" with a bit of style, a ton of protection, and a lot of comfort. Thanks to it's adherence to TSA standards, your laptop can ride through the X-Ray screening station [...]

Posted in: Laptops and Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
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energizer-inductive-sleeve-ip4-review-10

The Energizer Inductive Charger and the iPhone 4 Qi (pronounced chee) Sleeve is the newest wireless charging system promising to simplify your charging experience for your myriad rechargable devices. It uses the Qi standard for charging, which is a global standard for wireless charging systems. What this should mean is that as more devices ship [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews
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ihome-idm12-review-09

The iHome iDM12 Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker System for iPad/iPhone/iPod is iHome's entry into the every growing portable/battery powered Bluetooth speaker market. Like the Monster iClarityHD speakers I reviewed in January, the iMD12 aims to give you mobile sound without the headphones. Unlike the iClarityHD, the iDM12 doesn't bother with a microphone - it's not a [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Reviews
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vulkano-flow-rev-hw-07

The Monsoon Multimedia Vulkano Flow is the latest version of the Vulkano product line, and represents a simplification of the feature set to focus on "place shifting" (streaming) of live television while greatly simplifying the setup of the device and software. I reviewed a pre-release version of the Flow, so there may be very minor [...]

Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, iOS, Reviews
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iwrap_iphone4_review_01

The iWrap Dry Body Wrap Protector for the iPhone 4 (Verizon and AT&T) is a full coverage (more or less) wrap system that applies without any liquids. This is a much saner method than those previous wet-application systems, as in the Wrapsol review I did a few years ago, and the results are at least as [...]

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tekkeon-iphone4-battery-case-0

The Tekkeon myPower for iPhone 4 case/battery system is a complete solution for extended iPhone 4 use and protection. With a hot swappable battery component, you can extend your iPhone's battery life into days, at the expense of a little more thickness and the need to remember to flip a switch now and then. Included [...]

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monster-iclarity-hd-review-0

The Monster iClarityHD Precision Micro Bluetooth Speaker 100's name might be bigger than the speaker itself, but it packs a lot of sound into that small space. It also makes a fine hands-free audio bridge (speaker & mic) for your Bluetooth-enabled devices. It does this in an attractive and very portable package that will grind [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Reviews, Travel Gear
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meelectronics-m9p-review-01

I'm one of those people who have ears that just don't work with the Apple earbud headsets. I really prefer the in-ear style, which is why I was eager to review the MEElectronics M9Ps. They're priced just above the bulk earbud prices, have an interesting style, and looked like they'd be a good solution for [...]

Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, iOS, Reviews
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valencia-ip4-case-review-01

SGP sells a wide range of mobile device cases and protectors, with a focus on style. At least, that's the message delivered from their web site. I received a white Valencia Swarovski Series leather iPhone 4 case for review, and immediately turned it over to my resident bling expert, my 14 year old daughter. I'll [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, iOS, Reviews
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cirago-usb-bt30-review-01

This might be the shortest review ever! I reviewed a pair of Cirago USB Micro Bluetooth 3.0 Adapters - the BTA6310, a class 1 device rated up to 330ft of range, and the BTA3310, a class 2 device good for the more typical 33 foot range for Bluetooth. They come in nearly identical packaging, and [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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orion-gadgets-iphone-cradle-01

The OrionGadgets iPhone 4 Sync & Charge Flexible Cradle is a simple and effective combo charging stand and/or sync stand for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPod - despite the name, it will happily accommodate any iDevice with a standard dock connector, thanks to an adjustable and fairly deep dock connector, it can even do [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews
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cirago-usb-dock-review-01

The Cirago USB 3.0 Hard Drive Docking Station is one of those standard external USB docks for the drive freak in all of us. If you've got a small pile of SATA drives collecting dust because you've upgraded your laptop, or desktop, or both, and you don't really need yet another USB drive enclosure, this [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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re-iphone-ir-remote-review-01

The NewKinetix Rē universal remote control is a combination of hardware and software that aims to turn your iOS device into a high end universal remote control. If you've ever been tempted by one of those $200 plus touch screen programmable remotes, you'll find the Rē to be a capable substitute. In many ways, it [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Home and Kitchen, iOS, Reviews
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agf-beetle-review-0

The AGF Beetle case is one of many iPhone 4 clam shell cases available. There is nothing exceptionally remarkable about the AGF, either good or bad, to distinguish it from all the others like it. It’ll do what it’s supposed to do – protect your iPhone (and keep your skin off the antenna, to boot) [...]

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