Ryan Chapman

ibattz-batterycase-8

When I was making my choice between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, my major concerns were battery life and portability. In the end, portability won out. When I visit my in-laws, the battery drains quickly due to spotty cell reception, so I always carry a portable battery on trips. I love the idea [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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calypsocase-macbook-7

Over Christmas, I finally jumped into the MacBook scene and picked up a 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display. The first thing I thought when I bought it was, "I need to find some sort of case for this expensive laptop!" For the first few months, I carried the laptop in two hands always, and [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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recess-wallet-7

Several years ago, my mother had a simple card wallet that I really liked. Unfortunately, we could never find it in stores, so I have been using a men's wallet for a couple years now to make do. I never carry cash anyway, so why do I need a full blown wallet? The Recess Holdster [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
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pixeli5

Have you ever taken a picture and thought how wonderful it would be if you could recreate that picture as a piece of artwork? Unless you have an artist handy or are gifted with art skills yourself, the picture just stays a photograph. I've been happy to see services cropping up that will paint the [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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mpow-petrel-2

I've been searching for a good pair of wireless earbuds for a while now. So far, I've tried two pairs out. They both were OK, but neither were too useful. The first thing that caught my eye with the Mpow Petrel Bluetooth earbuds was the wings used to stabilize the earbuds. My wired Bose headphones [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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VidOn Box review

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One ritual we have in our household is called 'anime night' every Wednesday. My husband has a collection of his favorite anime series that are in different formats, so we built a cheap media PC to watch them all. The problem is, it's a full blown PC in the living room. When the VidOn Box [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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tylt-backpack-1

Since I travel frequently, I am always searching for the perfect backpack. Finding the balance between size, comfort, and usability is the biggest challenge. The TYLT Energi+ backpack looks to be not only comfortable, but convenient, so when I was offered to review it, I was happy to accept. I had two weekend trips to [...]

Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Travel Gear
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brainstorm-bikejersey-2

Last fall I purchased a road bike so I could start getting my stamina up for my next belt test in karate. After procrastinating for a little over half a year, I finally started riding. Normally when I go out I am in my biking shorts and some sort of t-shirt, since I always thought [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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swagu-1

When I go out for a walk around the neighborhood, I always have to have music to listen to. Normally, plugging in my headphones and dropping my iPhone in my pocket works well, but lately I've been using an arm strap instead of my pockets. While it feels better for walking, the cord is starting [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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ihome-idl46-5

I've had my iHome docking alarm clock since the 3nd generation iPod Touch came out. I enjoyed the easy interface that iHome brought, and that it worked with my iPhone when I got one. Sadly, when they upgraded to the Lightning connector the dock no longer worked with my phone, but I had grown so [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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unu-case-1

I admit, when I read Gadgeteer reviews for the wireless charging pads, I am jealous. While I love my iPhone, I wish I could easily charge it up like the Android phones do. For an iPhone to have the same capabilities, we have to have a case, like the uNu Aero wireless charging battery case and mat. [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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sprng-1

When I picked up my first pair of Apple earbuds, I was very disappointed in how they kept falling out of my ears. Then Earpods came out, and since they had a different shape, I thought they would work better, but still, I had no luck. Sprng offered to have their Sprng clips for the [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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papago-770-5

I've never been much of a fan of watches. I'd either lose them, break them, or forget to wear them. Then cell phones came along, further denying my need for a time keeping device. However, I came upon a change of heart when I started coaching tennis. The girls would ask me what time it [...]

Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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ryandesk-3

My first computer was given to me in 9th grade, which was a laptop running Windows 98. Before that, we had rented a computer for word processing from a Nebraska agency, which ran Windows 95 and had a dot matrix printer along with it. Being one of the relatively young Gadgeteers, you may laugh at [...]

Posted in: Articles
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swann-445-1

I've been procrastinating for a while now about picking up an IP-Cam to monitor my home and my cats while I am away from home. We've managed to get by on a webcam attached to our media center computer, but it is stationary, with no pan and tilt capabilities. I've seen Swann cameras in my [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Camera Gear, Reviews
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SlideStand review

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Sometimes you have a case you love, but you need a stand so you can FaceTime, Skype, or watch videos on your phone. Problem is, a lot of the cases that have stands built in are not as stylish as the ones you find without stands. In comes the SlideStand, a stick on stand for [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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truffol-autograph-1

Several months ago, I reviewed a few cases from Truffol. I loved them, but they caused signal degradation. Truffol took some of the comments they heard and went a step further when developing their latest product, the Truffol Autograph leather skin. Instead of a case, they have taken their high quality leather and made a [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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vority-case-1

Phone cases are one of my secret passions. I love to have something different than everyone else, and I love color. One problem with the charging cases I've seen is that they are pretty limited in the colors you can have. I've seen black, white, and every once in a while, a blue or red [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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griffin-survivor-1

So perhaps you've got, or are thinking about getting, an iPad Air. They are quite light, but also easy to drop, and if you have children or are prone to dropping your iPad frequently, you may find a need for a heavier-duty case. Griffin has come out with their Survivor line of cases for the [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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justmobile-aluframe-1

When I decided to get the iPhone 5S, I knew that I had to have the gold version. Not only was it 'rare' at the time, but it just looked different. Since then, I've been looking for a nice bumper frame to go along with my phone so I can show off my phone yet [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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