Steve Holt


The market for wi-fi enabled audio receivers to stream your music around your house is getting a little more crowded.  Of course, there are market-leading products (in my opinion) like the Sonos System and the Bose SoundTouch® System.  But those are pretty pricey, so there are some cheaper solutions like I the one I reviewed [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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I have been obsessed with wireless charging ever since I got my Galaxy S6 Edge+ phone.  Cutting myself loose from charging cables is a wonderfully freeing experience, and I honestly think that wireless charging is going to be the future and all sorts of surfaces around the house, restaurants, and the office will be wireless [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Computer Gear, Reviews

I have used projectors for decades.  I have used small ones to large ones, awesome ones to crappy ones.  I used projectors ‘back in the day’ that were so big you had to drag them in a suitcase. And one thing that I have always wanted was a projector that was small enough to carry [...]

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The deep dive.  That's what I call it when you try to plug up anything beside your bed at home.  Or in the hotel room.  Many times you have to go under the bed, or behind the headboard, or you have to move the bedside table, just to find an outlet.  And then you often [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

Ever since purchasing my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ I have enjoyed the benefit of rapid charging.  I can charge my phone for 30 min using the rapid charger that came with the phone and get 50% in battery capacity.  The problem is that I have to use the charger that came with the phone to [...]

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Keeping your family safe is a pretty high priority.  Luckily, you have lots of ways to do that, from home security systems, to video cameras, to smartphone apps that help you keep track of where everyone is, and many more cool technology tools.  Add to that list the Zone Shield WiFi Security Bluetooth speaker (herein [...]

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

I am big fan of the Kenu Airframe+ portable car mount.  I have used every Airframe that has come out and have given one to every member of my family.  I spend a great deal of time in my car each day, so making sure that my phone isn't sliding around on the seat of [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News
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Last year I reviewed the Kenu Airframe+ cell phone car mount.  It made my list of my top gadgets for 2014.  It was the ultimate combination of portability, price, functionality, style, and performance for any car mount I have ever used.  So simple in design, and yet so awesome.  This year, Kenu came out with [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

A little over 6 months ago I reviewed the AVANTEK 20,000 mAh dual-USB port battery pack.  It got high marks for having 2 USB ports, huge capacity, pocketable size, and it also came with a power brick in addition to the USB cable.  And for the price of under $50, it was a steal. It [...]

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I recently purchased the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphone.  I did so for many reasons but one of the main reasons was the rapid charging and wireless charging abilities built into the phone.  I don’t have to buy an extra bulky case to go around the phone to give me the wireless charging ability, it’s [...]

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With all the portable battery packs out there it is getting harder and harder for manufacturers to stand out.  You can get these battery packs everywhere now, even in gas stations.  So what is it that makes the Choetech dual-USB battery pack stand out?  Well, for starters, it has a quick-charge USB port to enable [...]

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If you have used computers for any length of time, you have experienced it.  Your computer hard drive or your cellphone dies for one reason or another, and all your files are gone, including all those photos and videos you painstakingly organized into those little yellow folders.  In fact, if you are me, that has [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

I have owned many Bluetooth headphones and earbuds because I just hate wires.  Some of them have been pretty nice, and some of them have been a bust.  My favorite up until now has been the Arriva Leo, which I reviewed way back in 2011.   But in general, Bluetooth headphones suffer from two problems in [...]

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

I spend a great deal of time on my feet walking around.  And a great deal of that time is spent outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold.  About a year ago while I was walking around in the freezing cold and unable to feel my toes, I had a dream.  I dreamed that one [...]

Posted in: Gear, Reviews

One of the gadgets that I use almost on a daily basis is the 20,000 mAh Roving Power power pack.  I use it to charge basically everything that I have to charge... my cellphone, my Bluetooth headset, my tablets, and my laptop.  It is one of the few portable power packs out there that can actually [...]

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