Reviews

plusus-lifelink-3

Minimalists should appreciate the thought that went into designing the LifeLink USB charge cable from Australian based PlusUs. This USB charging cable is thin and compact for easy integration into your EDC. But is this cable worth the hefty price tag? I'm skeptical, but let me show you more about it and then let you decide. [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
bomberbarrel_01

I generally like things simple, functional and cool-looking. I am also a fan of bags for carrying all my gadgets and gear.  I've tried out a lot of bags for various purposes over the years and I'm sure I'll try out many more. Although used messenger-type shoulder bags for many years and have recently switched over [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

Chisel Shave Club review

wet_shaving-1

As the years roll by, I appreciate the finer things in life more and more. I enjoy taking time with good friends, a nice glass of scotch with steak, a long run on a crisp fall day, or in this case a nice close shave. I have been wet shaving for decades now and truly [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
TenbaDNA13 - 1

Photography tools have changed considerably over the past fifteen years. Used to be, you had to have a large camera body, many varied lenses, and dozens of filters, flashes, and meters to capture the perfect photo. True photogs shot on film, so there needed to be a place to hold unexposed rolls and exposed rolls. [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
samsung-smartcam-4

Samsung isn't a name that normally comes to my mind when I think about security cameras brands, so I was surprised when I was offered the chance to review their SmartCam HD Plus. Since this camera is made by Samsung, it has to be good right? Let's find out if Samsung is the next big thing in wireless security cameras. [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
Tibo_Plus 3_12

I know I’ve said this before, but one of my favorite things about reviewing products is being pleasantly surprised because a product performs better than I expected. It also makes it harder to review, because it is much easier to explain why you don’t like something than it is explaining why you do like it. [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
iclever-fm-1

The majority of my workday involves me driving around a Police car, patrolling the town. As a football fan, I spend a good deal of time listening to Sports Talk radio in the Police car. As a Philadelphia Eagles fan, I spend an even greater amount of time experiencing frustration. Occasionally, I grow weary of [...]

{ 4 comments }
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, Reviews

Tribe Wallet 3.0 review

TribeWallet - 4

I have been using a front pocket wallet for over a decade, but still haven't decided that the one I'm using is my ultimate. I remember a year or two back reading about the Tribe Wallet on Kickstarter, but hadn't backed it. Not sure why. When Julie offered the team the Tribe Wallet 3.0, a [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
Clockall

Have you ever wondered what the babysitter is doing while you're gone, or maybe you have a loved one in a nursing home and you think the care might be lacking?  If so, then this little spy camera may be just the thing for you.  Disguised as a mini alarm clock, this  2.2" tall by [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
Creative Roar 2_9

One of my all-time favorite and best sounding portable speakers is the Creative Sound Blaster Roar. Its combination of powerful audio, Bluetooth and unbelievably low price make the Roar a rarity in portable audio. Yet, as good as the Roar is, Creative saw ways to improve upon its already impressive features and created the Sound [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
avia-stride-1

Just about everyone I know is looking for an easy way to stay in shape and keep track of what they eat. One common solution is an activity/fitness tracker. They are an easy way to keep track of your daily activities and they usually have a companion app that helps you track the food you [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
leatherworks_cashwallet-card

I LOVE the concept of a minimalistic wallet. Every now and then, I do my best to empty my wallet of nonessential bulk. But sadly I never even get close to what I would consider sleek or slim. The artisans at Leather Works have created just that, a thin, well-made wallet designed to carry around your [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Reviews, Wallets

LEDs are working their way into everything - vehicle headlamps, flashlights, outdoor lighting, holiday decorations, kids toys, and our light sockets. With the advent of computers in offices over the past few decades, desktop task lighting has grown and expanded, so it's only natural that the cool, low-energy, relaxing light of these devices should invade [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
EasyAcc-smart-charger-1

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 [...]

{ 5 comments }
Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
Comfy Commuter-1

As most of us know or have probably experienced, flying these days is not a comfortable affair. The seats are getting closer together, smaller and less comfortable. Even when you take longer flights overseas the bigger planes still feel cramped and the seats uncomfortable. For those longer flights, I have an around the neck pillow, [...]

{ 2 comments }
Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
wipebook-4

Refillable notebooks have been around for decades, but reusable notebooks are completely new. Imagine buying one notebook that you can use over and over again. Let me introduce you to the Wipebook. It's like having a book made of whiteboard pages. A notebook like this obviously isn't something you would want to use for a [...]

{ 13 comments }
Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews

Nanoleaf Bloom LED bulb review

nanoleaf bloom-05

"Want to dim your lights but don’t have a dimmer switch installed? Too bad! Until now."  That's the tagline of the Nanoleaf Bloom, an odd-looking LED bulb that you can dim just by flicking a switch.  How does this work?  Let's find out. DON'T MISS: LOFTEK Outdoor/Indoor Rechargeable LED Light review Yes, it's shaped like a [...]

{ 2 comments }
Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews

Whitewall Photo Lab review

Whitewall-photo-1.jpg

Whitewall Photo Lab is a full service photo lab that provide many of the same products as services that may be more familiar to you from other companies such as Shutterfly or Snapfish. I was offered the chance to use a $100 voucher for Whitewall Photo lab and I jumped at the chance.  I am [...]

{ 2 comments }
Posted in: Reviews
usb-memory-direct-2

If you have ever attended a trade show, you have probably picked up more than a few freebie USB flash drives with various company's logos emblazoned on them. If you have your own company, club, event or group and have thought about buying a bulk order of flash drives with your own logo to use [...]

{ 2 comments }
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

Wouldn't it be nice if people didn't steal our stuff? You could just leave things on your table, backyard deck, or car seat, walk up to the counter for coffee or whatever, and not have to keep watch on your stuff. OK, Leave it to Beaver moment is over. Fact is, everybody is trying to grab [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
bellroy-microsleeve-4

Wallets, like gear bags, are an every day necessity. But they can easily become stuffed with items that you don't really need or use, becoming more of a burden to carry than a useful accessory. I think that's why we're seeing so many minimalist wallets on the market right now. People are tired of clutter and bulky [...]

{ 3 comments }
Posted in: Reviews, Wallets

When I want to listen to music, I prefer over-the-ear headphones, but those are not really a good fit when out and about. I've used both of Apple's earbuds/pods that came with the iPhone's I've owned over the years, plus many others, trying to find that sweet spot of durability, good sound, and sound isolation. [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
yada_dashcam_6

About a year ago, I was in a collision caused by a driver who suddenly turned in front of me. I took a lot of pictures, one of which eventually proved that I was not at fault, but a dash cam such as the Yada Dash Road Cam HD would have given the insurance company [...]

{ 3 comments }
Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
choetech-wireless-charger-1

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 [...]

{ 3 comments }
Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
adidas-fitsmart

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 [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews