Ryan Chapman

I'm a huge fan of backpacks and bags of all kinds, and one of my favorite bags with a shoulder strap is the Mission Rucksack by Toffee. I loved bringing that on the plane, but I have started using my iPad less and less, and I usually just bring my MacBook Pro on trips now… Read More

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Like many households, mornings at the Chapman residence usually start with a trip to the coffee maker. I love my coffee hot, but I always put milk in mine, which cools the coffee to barely tolerable levels. DripJoy has a single serve coffee maker called the JoyBarista and a subscription coffee service with multiple types… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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I've been a gamer for years, though in the past few months I have taken it more seriously by tweaking my mouse sensitivity, which required me to get a bigger mouse pad. Just a few months after getting one, SubZERO Gaming offered their TYKA Extended soft gaming mouse pad to review, which I happily accepted… Read More

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
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Our household has had several online subscription services over the years. We’ve had Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Prime Reading, and Spotify, and enjoyed the benefits that come along with each. The biggest problem with all of those different services is keeping track of all the logins and payments each month.  Playster is a subscription service… Read More

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Since I don't have an EDC bag that I carry with me every day (unless you consider my purse one) I thought it would be nifty to show what I travel with on a plane. The only thing excluded from this is the backpack, which varies depending on what sort of plane I am on… Read More

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Growing up, my parents had a pair of floor standing speakers connected to a reciever with a tape deck and (eventually) CD player. I loved listening to music through those speakers, and when I got a house, I purchased a pair of speakers like theirs. I bought a cheap little amp and Bluetooth adapter, but… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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One of the most used review items I have is an iHome alarm clock. Not only do I use it for waking up and checking the time, but I also use it to charge my phone overnight. Just a few months ago, I picked up an Apple Watch and had been looking at charging stations… Read More

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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In midst of my last headphone review, I upgraded to the iPhone 7, which removed the 3.5 mm port. Sure, they sent an adapter to use and it worked great for finishing the review, but I realized pretty quickly that I needed to start looking into the wireless direction. Thankfully, JLab must have heard my… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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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… Read More

Posted in: Pet Gadgets, Reviews
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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… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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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… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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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… Read More

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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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… Read More

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… Read More

Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
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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… Read More

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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