Reviews

Ogio 01

Whether you are a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, chances are that you use something to carry your gear around. And that means everything from a school backpack to a duffle bag, to yes, I've seen it, a grocery bag. But I'm not going to criticize how you carry your stuff, to each their [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews
B&W_T7_1

One of the fun parts of buying Apple products is the unboxing. You just know that any company that spends that much time and effort on packaging will spend even more effort on the product inside. Bowers and Wilkins products are like that. Unboxing their many headphones is almost as much fun as using them. [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
elliotthavok-timepiece_00

What makes a great dress watch? Slim and lightweight, elegant simplicity, classic looks? I'd say all of the above. I've read that wristwatches are on the decline due to the proliferation of mobile phones with clocks which everyone seems to be carrying everywhere these days. But I happen to believe there is still a place for wristwatches [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Watches and Clocks
bracketron-jamspot-7

Aside from my smartphone, my tablet is the device I use most. I use it to watch movies, read books, listen to music, make purchases, etc.; hardly a day goes by when I don't use my tablet. I often run into two problems when using my tablet. One, the volume isn't always sufficient for me [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
Tronfy 07

It wasn't too long ago that many Bluetooth headsets came with the protruding boom mic so that you didn't have to speak loudly and so that the person on the other end of the phone could hear you more clearly as you spoke. However, it was just a look I could not get used to out [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, Reviews
A8 HUD-01

I love the idea of a heads up display, or HUD.  Jet fighters use them!  Fancy sports cars have them!  It's the stuff of the future, right?  I jumped at the chance to try out the A8 HUD unit with OBD connectivity. The A8 HUD unit consists of a flat, smartphone-shaped bar with a large [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
flir-one-11

If you ever day dream about becoming a super hero who can see in the dark, through walls, ceilings and more, the FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera will make you feel like you that super power. Just plug it into your iPhone or Android phone and you'll be able to see objects that give off [...]

Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews
shure srh145-20

I know Shure from their line of audio gear, including the famous SM58 microphone.  But headphones?  Not so familiar.  Today I get to try out the Shure SRH145 headphones. Sensitivity:  100 dB SPL/mW lmpedance:  34 Ohms Frequency Range:  25 Hz–18 kHz Weight:  5.28 oz (150 g) without cable Cable Length:  5 ft (1.52 m) Cable [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
remora-8

iPad owners who use the Apple Smart Cover and also like to use a stylus to take notes or draw should check out the REMORA stylus & pen holder project on Kickstarter. It's a leather stylus holder that magnetically sticks to the outside of the smart cover. They sent me one to try out and [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews, Styluses
CoocheerHomePowerCenter - 3

So, show of hands. Who doesn't have at least one power strip active in your home? Anyone? And who doesn't have at least two USB chargers plugged into those? Again, no hands? OK, I have the right audience. Coocheer has hit the trifecta of geek power needs with their latest device, dubbed the Home Power [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
seagate-backup-plus-3

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
papago-gosafe-520-1

"But officer, he caused the accident, not me. Really, I swear!" Although you may be telling the truth, you need evidence to back up your claims when it comes to traffic accidents. One way to do that is with a dashcam. Dashcams are windshield mounted cameras that automatically record everything you see out of your [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Car Gear, Reviews
CarteBlanche - 1

Oops, they did it again. The nice people at Apple, with their new products and popularity, are inspiring an entire ecosystem to sprout up around Watch accessories. We've reviewed several here, and I'm sure that trend will continue. This latest charging stand that I was sent comes from Boostcase, and is a rather formidable presence. [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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The Whipping Post roll top backpack is a nice looking bag reminiscent of days gone by. This backpack is made of brown polished leather with a vintage look and feel that reminds me of walking to school a hundred years ago. The rustic bag is large enough to hold a laptop along with your daily gear. Let’s take a [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews
laserpegs-9

Kids and many adults like myself enjoy playing with the iconic multi-colored LEGO bricks and mini figures. But if you're looking for a new construction toy that is both educational, and can also be used with LEGO bricks, Laser Pegs light up construction toy sets are an interesting choice. I was sent the 4-in-1 Helicopter [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
Electrohome 1

Nowadays, when you bring up the words record player people automatically assume the ones with two steel chrome turntables with some DJ, wearing Beats headphones, at a rave spinning EDM and trance music and wearing dark sunglasses in a dark club. But that's not the record player I speak about. This is the classic record player [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
Esorun iStand 6-1

With each new iPhone release comes a bevy of new products and cases to accommodate them. The most common new items seem to be new phone cases and with new cases come new ideas on how to use the case to better enhance your lifestyle. The iStand 6 phone case from Esorun is one such [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews
northstar-leather-apron-4

An apron?  What?  Yes.  If you've ever undertaken a household repair project by yourself, you immediately discover that we humans are cursed with only two hands and not enough pockets.  This may be the next best thing. I just moved into a "new" home originally built in the 1930's.  Can you say "Honey-Do List?"  However, [...]

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews
ipazzport_penmouse1

I have trouble with repetitive stress syndrome (RSS), and I have small hands, so finding a mouse that doesn’t make my hand hurt can be difficult. On the surface, the iPazzPort Pen Mouse Pointer, Model KP-810-38, seems to be a potential solution to the problem. However, there is one issue that makes this pen mouse [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
silverlit-spycamnano-1

I want a drone. I have no idea what I'd really use one for, but I want one anyway. When the folks at Silverlit asked if I would like to review their new SpyCam Nano, I was really excited because first of all it's a drone with a built-in camera and secondly, it's so small [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Geek Toys, Reviews