Ryan Chapman

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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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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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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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iona-dock-1

Until now, the only iPhone dock that I've ever used was attached to an alarm clock. Simple iPhone docks have intrigued me, but I had yet to try one and see if they were useful. The number one reason I never picked one up was due to the myriad of cases I enjoy using, since [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews
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neposmart-installed-1

When fellow Gadgeteer, Dave Rees, came to me and asked me to review a garage door controller, I was unsure, since I had no experience messing with garage door openers. Since it came with free installation, I agreed. A garage door controller and monitor is quite a bit outside of the box for me, but [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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enhance-gxm3-3

As I've mentioned in the past, I'm a gamer. This goes from games as simple as Minecraft to modern FPS games. I've used a few mid-ranged gaming mice and have been pretty satisfied with them, and I thought it would be nice to try out a more budget friendly gaming mouse again to see how [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Gaming Gear, Reviews
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