John Schettino

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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 [...]

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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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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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The Misemet r.pod multifunction electronic pod and solar charger is not only a mouthful to say, it's also a multifunction workhorse for off-the-grid power and light. Available in red, yellow, or green colors, it consists of the r.pod itself, which looks for all the world like a gigantic cold capsule, a handful of accessories, and [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
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ZOMM Wireless Leash review

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The ZOMM Wireless Leash (available in white, pink, or black) is a small key-fob sized Bluetooth hands-free speakerphone and alarm for any Bluetooth-enabled phone or, for that matter, any other BT device that can partner with it. It's touted as having three features: It sounds an alarm if it loses connection to its paired device, it [...]

Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Windows Phone
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The Freedom i-Connex Combi iPad case and stand with Bluetooth keyboard solves three common needs for either a heavy user of the iPad 2 or newer  user. In one package, you get a "smart cover" that also can contort into a stand in either portrait or landscape orientations, a heavy-duty, rubberized case, and a decent but [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews
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The CamelBak All Clear UV purification system and Eddy everyday/outdoor bottle offer you two choices in portable liquid haulers. Both bottles consist of all BPA-free and ruggedly-constructed materials.They come with lifetime guarantees that don't cover damage due to use, just defects - but CamelBak does stand behind their products. Since the Eddy is the low-tech [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Travel Gear
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LapDawg O-Stand Review

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The LapDawg O-Stand is a strikingly versatile and equally odd-looking stand for a wide range of tablet/reader devices. It arrives in a somewhat imposing box, which hints at the scale of stand you're about to encounter. Even so, you may not be prepared for the coiled mass that awaits inside. However, if you've struggled to [...]

Posted in: eBook Readers, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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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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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 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 [...]

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