Reviews

wellograph-1

The Wellograph Wellness Watch is an activity tracker disguised as a fashionable wrist watch or visa versa. The Wellograph is a unisex watch that features a sapphire crystal, always on display and a heart rate sensor. Let's put it through its paces and see how it shapes up. See what I did there? Note: Images can be clicked [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
arctic S111BT-01

I've had the chance to review a few Bluetooth speakers now, but the Arctic S111BT is the first pair I've tried that's designed as two separate speakers, wired together as a left and right pair. Each photo can be clicked for a larger view. Yes, this is Arctic, the company formerly known as Arctic Cooling, [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
ematic-tablet-1

I've been an Apple product user since 1987, and wear that badge with honor. So I've never really used Android more than just flicking around on demo models in stores or using a friend’s device. That's why, when Julie offered this unit to the team, I thought I'd take it for a test spin. What [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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 [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Travel Gear
Kontrol Freek FPS Justice-1

If you are a video gamer you know we are all looking for that competitive edge. You don't have to be a hardcore gamer to want to perform well while playing your favorite games. Kontrol Freek knows this and have developed a whole line devices that attached to the joy sticks of your gaming controller [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, Reviews
Braven_BRV-X_2

I have reviewed a few speakers from Braven and am consistently impressed with a build quality that matches their audio quality. While the 600 speaker was impressive for its size (there’s that caveat again), the 850 speaker was stunning in both its power and beauty. The BRV-X fits somewhere in the middle of Braven’s range, [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
13 iDock app

I love my GPS.  It goes everywhere I go and I depend on it more than I'd really like to admit.  With the advent of the GPS-equipped smartphone, we have the option to use apps like Google Maps and Navigation to stand in for a GPS.  Convergence, right?  Why have two devices when one will [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
SwannSecure-4

Everyone wants to be more secure in their home. One way we achieve this is by the use of security cameras. Wired security cameras have been around for a long, long time, but all in one wireless systems are more recent to the market. Swann who has been selling security cameras for a while has [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
genius-dvr-fhd568-2

Mounted on your windshield, dash cams are small video cameras that have been designed to record what you see as you drive. Whether it captures that near miss with the deer that ran across the road in front of your car, a collision with another vehicle or maybe just a scenic drive, these cameras are both handy [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
allett-softtechnyloninsideIDwallet_00

Wallets! The thinner the better, right? Tell that to George Costanza. In the meantime, thin wallets have been increasing in popularity for years and Allett, who "bills" themselves (see what I did there?) as the "The Original Thin Wallet" has been at the forefront. Their wallets are thin and lightweight and designed to help reduce the [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
blue-ant-pump-hd-sportsbuds-4

When my daughter first envisioned herself at college this year, she saw herself zipping around campus on her bike, listening to music as she rides to class with a cool wind in her hair.  She found out that it was hot and humid with no cool winds, the path was uphill on her way to all her [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
Buffalo01

One of the shortcomings of my smartphone is the limited storage.  The Moto G I purchased has 8 GB and is not expandable, making it hard to carry around my media and files.  I've moved some music and photos to cloud storage that can be streamed, but then I'm liable to exceed my data plan [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
iphone-6-plus-review-1

Although I stayed up until 3:00am ET to pre-order my iPhone 6 Plus from Verizon and got my order in within 8 minutes, I still was horrified to see that I could expect my new phone on October 14 instead of September 19!  I got lucky and received my 6 Plus earlier than expected, and [...]

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Posted in: Featured Items, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
Everything Tablet 360 case for iPad Air-1

iPad cases are a dime a dozen now days. They come in many styles, materials and sizes. I have stated in other reviews that I tend to be over protective of my electronic devices, so a case is a must. I currently sport a simple, but effective case to protect my iPad Air. It  protects [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
battroborg warrior 06

Remember "Rock'em Sock'em Robots"?  That was one toy Santa never brought.  Imagine my surprise when I was given a chance to check out a modern variant, the Battroborg Warrior by Tomy. Click on any image for full size. The Battroborgs are remote-controlled robots that respond to your "sword" controller motions via infrared. I received the [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
LoFree-EDGE-bluetooth-speaker-6

Over the years, I've had the chance to review several small, wooden speakers from Pyramid Distribution.  You'll find links to those reviews at the end of this review.  I had assumed those cute little speakers, shaped like acorns or Scottie dogs, would be more fun than functional, but I was proven wrong by every one [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
loftek_ledworklight-1

I am the quintessential handyman...always building, repairing, and/or tearing out something. I started my first home improvement project nearly 25 years ago. Back in the day, there were limited battery operated tools and work typically involved dragging electrical cords everywhere you went. As battery technology improves and becomes much more cost effective, we find it powering devices/tools [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
runtastic-orbit-2

The latest activity tracker to show up for review is the Runtastic Orbit. This tracker counts your steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes and the quality and length of your sleep. How does it stand out from all the other fitness tracking devices that are currently on the market? Keep reading to find out. Orbit [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
Truffol-Strap-01

The Pebble has been one of the original smart watches to kickstart (pun intended) the smart watch revolution.  I backed the KickStarter campaign and have really enjoyed using it for these last couple of years, but boy, is the plastic wristband less than stylish! Luckily, the watchband can be switched out with various bands of your own [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Watches, Clocks
Buffalo wireless travel router 1

Even though WiFi is usually provided for free in hotels here in the United States, it is very common to have a weak signal. Enter the travel router. It will connect to the hotel's internet connection via Ethernet cable (or wirelessly via WiFi) and allow you to connect all your devices to it wirelessly. Travel [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Wireless