Ryan Chapman


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

So many gadgets nowadays use a USB port. I even have an IP Camera that can be plugged in via USB! With the need for ports, comes the need for hubs. There are so many of them on the market that it's difficult to find which one works well and which one doesn't. I was [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a huge gamer chick. While I used to get by on a cheap “gaming” mouse a few years ago, nowadays, I would not even bother anymore with them. Since moving to a gaming mouse, my game has improved quite a bit. The current mouse I have [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Gaming Gear, Reviews

I am always on the lookout for the perfect surveillance system for monitoring my home and cats while on vacation. The first thing I tried was a webcam connected to a computer that I would view from an app on my phone. Next, I tried an IP camera that could be remotely controlled by my [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Home and Kitchen, Reviews

You may be wondering what a bean bag chair has to do with gadgets, but if you look back on the years, we've reviewed a few here. The first thing I think of when I think of a bean bag chair is something that belongs in a game room, is small, and has lots of [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews