Ryan Chapman

litter-robot-1

I love cats, and fellow Gadgeteer, Dave, has rolled his eyes over my cat stories more times than I can count. The one chore cats bring with them is cleaning the litter box. With two cats and a dog who is interested in what is in the litter box, we have to have the type of [...]

Posted in: Pet Gadgets, Reviews
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creative-aurvana-anc3

While I've tried out many types of headphones in my life, I never felt the need for noise canceling headphones. First, it was due to the battery, and second, I thought they were really pricey. When I heard about the Creative Aurvana ANC headphones, I had to give them a try. Not only were they [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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wiserair-7

Since moving into my house a year ago, I have been blessed with having a central air unit. From this spring on, I'd been itching to upgrade my thermostat from the original, basic model to a smart thermostat. Just before the last heat wave of the summer, I was able to test out the Wiser [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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ravpower-22000-7

If you are someone who uses your phone often, you may find yourself at the end of the day diving for the charging cable. With the onset of Pokemon Go on top of daily use, we've had a struggle in this household with keeping our phones charged up. Thankfully, RAVPower saved the day by offering [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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808-hextl-5

A few years ago, I entered a drawing to win a pair of 808 Audio headphones. Since then, I've yet to replace them as my go-to cans, simply because their audio, and more specifically, their bass, was so great. When 808 offered one of their Bluetooth speakers to review, I was eager to see if [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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standard-backpack-3

Over Memorial Day weekend, I went on a trip to visit the in-laws, and thought it would be a perfect chance to try out some new luggage. This time, however, I wanted to forego checking a bag and rely solely on carry-on luggage for a week long trip. Standard Luggage Co. offered their carry-on backpack to [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
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papago-268-1

I have been reluctant to step into the dash cam market because I felt it was too much effort to install one and run the wiring through the car.  Also, I didn't feel like having a camera hanging from my window. When fellow Gadgeteer, Dave, asked if I could review the Papago! GoSafe 268 dash [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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padquill-thebriefcase-1

It's no secret that I go on trips a lot. From IP cameras to watch my cats, to backpacks for the plane, I love to use items that make life easier when I am away. When I was given a chance to review The Briefcase by Pad and Quill, I thought it might make a [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews
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scosche-magicmountpro-5

For a while now, I've been looking at finding a good holder for my iPhone for when I am driving in the car. Mainly, I needed it for GPS, so I tried out one of those dash holders, which failed, and I promptly returned. My next option was trying a vent mount, and when the [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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lifetrak-r420-3

Fitness watches are the craze nowadays, with even the Apple Watch boasting fitness capabilities. There are so many out there, that there has to be one for nearly everyone. I prefer the type that has the continuous heart rate monitoring, while my husband just prefers something simple that he doesn't have to charge often. I [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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peralta-abby-1

Being someone who prefers utility to fashion, I have used the same purse for over a year. My go-to purse is big enough to fit my iPhone 6S Plus, money, cards, and my keys. Therefore, it's not a very big purse. The Abby iPhone purse by Peralta Bags (a spin-off line of women's bags from [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews
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cadillac-ctsv-1

Wait a minute.. is this a car review? Why yes it is. I was lucky enough to be able to test drive one of five GM vehicles, spread across their various brands. I chose the Cadillac CTS-V since I have driven cars all of my life. This was a step up in size from my [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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xdoria-defensebumper-1

It's no secret that I love my iPhone cases. Whether it is a bumper or full body, being able to customize my phone to look different than others while protecting it is just something I enjoy. So when X-Doria asked about reviewing one of their cases, I battled back and forth before choosing their X-Doria [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews
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adidas-fitsmart

I am a relative newcomer when it comes to the fitness band scene. While I reviewed one almost two years ago, I didn't find myself using it after the review was finished. Last summer I picked up my first all around fitness band and I have been using it ever since. The Adidas Micoach Fit [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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braven-705-1

There are so many speakers entering the portable speaker market, that I have bought my previous two based on a slick deal, aka price, and that's about it. That means I've stayed in the sub-50 dollar range of speakers. I was given the opportunity to review a speaker that seemed twice as nice as my [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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