Reviews

Terrapin iPhone case-01

I like simple phone cases.  Unfortunately, most cases kind of detract from the original, simple lines of the iPhone.  The Terrapin TPU cases are simple and effective.  Let's take a look. I was sent a white and a black sample. The cases are smooth and shiny on the outside, and unusually matte on the inside. [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews
motorola-motoz-2

It's been over a year since I posted my review of the Google Nexus 6 (made by Motorola) and two years since I posted the Motorola DROID TURBO review. They sure aren't kidding when they say that time flies when you're having fun. Now it's 2016 and we have two new flagship phones from Motorola that [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
OneBlade-2

Shaving, love it or hate it men have to do it sometimes, I mean even if you just have to trim up a beard to keep it healthy. If you have seen any TV lately you would get the impression that shaving is big business with double blade razors, triple blade razors, German razor blades, [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews

TINE tags review

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TINE tags (pronounced as "tiny") are peel and stick scannable smart stickers that let you add video, audio or a photo to an object. Examples of usage would be to put a sticker in a book that will play an audio file of you reading the book, or a sticker on a birthday card that [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews
SmartOmi BOOTS-01

Let's get this out of the way:  I cannot wear earbuds.  Well, I can, but I simply choose not to.  I'm an over-the-ear kind of headphone fan.  But, tiny earbuds that don't even have a cord?  Let's see what this is about. The SmartOMI BOOTS is a set of Bluetooth ear buds that don't require [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
sideclick-roku-6

I enjoy using my Roku for watching Netflix and Amazon Prime movies and TV shows. If you would have asked me a few weeks ago if I could think of something to make the Roku better than it is, I wouldn't have been able to come up with any ideas. That's until I saw the [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews

Misfit Ray review

Misfit Ray-10

Fitness trackers are getting more complicated and expensive every day. With features like heart rate monitoring, temperature monitoring as well as calorie burning calculation. Can we get any more healthy? But if you are looking for something a little simpler, something that tells you when you've reached your goals, but does not have that traditional [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
nest-cam-2

Choosing the right home security camera can be difficult when there are so many different brands and price points to choose from. The Nest Cam which was originally Dropcam before being purchased by Google / Nest is a popular brand because they have a reputation for quality hardware, features and cloud services. I reviewed each of [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
Creative_iRoar_16

Say what you will about Creative Labs; they sure know how to milk a product line. In 2014, I reviewed the Creative Roar Bluetooth speaker and fell in love with its ability to sound as good as the current (at the time) portable Bose speakers at a fraction of the price. Yeah, it had some [...]

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

Today we have another small selection of reviews that have been updated after months or years of use. These quick updates will give you an idea of how the products that we review stand the test of time. Are they winners weeks, months, years or even a decade after we review them, or do they [...]

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Posted in: Reviews
hootoo-vr-5

Are you ready to buy a VR headset but don't want to spend a lot of money just to see what all the fuss is about? The HooToo VR headset is a sub $20 headset that is comfortable, easy to use and even worked with my Nexus 6P phablet. Let's take a look. The HooToo [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews
piper02

My son Joey is now 10, and like many his age, loves Minecraft.  I've seen other attempts at creating educational products with Minecraft, but nothing quite like the Piper Computer kit.  A "build it yourself" computer that plays Minecraft?  I decided to take a hands-off approach and let my son build it all by himself. [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
Rock Jaw clarito_2

British audio company Rock Jaw's Genus earphones impressed me not only with audio that sounded better than the price would indicate, but the Genus also offered a set of filters for the ultimate customization. However, as I’ve discovered with most earphones that come with filters—once you find one you like, that's the one you stick [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
bellroy-notesleeve_00

I'll just come right out and say it.  I'm a big fan of Bellroy's wallets. I've tried their Slim Sleeve and their Elements Pocket wallets and have really liked both of them (I still have the Elements Pocket in my regular EDC rotation).  When Julie gave me the opportunity to try out Bellroy's latest wallet, [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
Optoma-Blueforce-BE6-26

Bluetooth headphones: There are a ton of them out there, right? Why review another one? Because we're The Gadgeteer, and that's what we do. I'd been on the hunt for a good set of wireless headphones for a while, so I was excited about Julie's offer to review one of the newer products in this [...]

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