Reviews

Miu Aroma Diffuser 9

About a year ago, I hopped on the essential oils bandwagon because several people I know use them for health and wellness purposes. However, I simply enjoyed the aroma and so did my kids. I've since purchased two ultrasonic diffusers, both of which have had drawbacks. One of these, the H2EO Ultrasonic Diffuser, leaves about [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home, Kitchen, Reviews
timeswirl

Andy has been busy updating a dozen of his past reviews. This week's review updates include bags, cases, mice and more. Click through to see Andy's list of updated reviews and then scroll to the bottom of each of the listed reviews to read his newest update. Pantech Laser Mobile Phone Review by Andy Jacobs Moshi Moonrock [...]

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waterfield-designs-razor-case-1a

I've mentioned before that my husband shaves with a vintage double-edged razor, and that I created a kit with his shaving gear and other toiletries for when he travels.  (Check the links at the end of this review to read more about his travel kit.)  In the past, men had elaborate travel kits with fittings [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, Reviews, Travel Gear
Satechi_4_Port_Hub_6

I’ll admit up front: this review will be short. After all, it’s a USB hub. How exciting can that be? Well … the Satechi Aluminum Premium 4-Port USB Clamp Hub is at least interesting. Satechi—known for making almost any geek accessory imaginable—was bothered by the hard-to-find USB ports Apple hides at the rear of their [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
pixeli5

Have you ever taken a picture and thought how wonderful it would be if you could recreate that picture as a piece of artwork? Unless you have an artist handy or are gifted with art skills yourself, the picture just stays a photograph. I've been happy to see services cropping up that will paint the [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
satechi bluetooth home button-03

Recently, Julie and I reviewed the iBolt Command Remote, a Bluetooth button that you can control various aspects of your smartphone.  It was okay, but had some shortcomings especially for the iOS version.  Today, I've got the Satechi Bluetooth Button Series (Home Button) to review. In the box, you get the remote, an adhesive pad, instructions, [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
HelloNomad02

There’s a certain balancing act we Gadgeteers play with our cables. You know you do it - you have a short one for when you're using a laptop or a battery charger on a table or desk, a longer one for when you’re in a “normal” room where you can sit near the outlet, and, [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
avantek-battery-pack-3

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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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
Blue_Mo_Fi_1

While unboxing the Blue Mo-Fi headphones, I was reminded of the door hinges on my wife's 1997 Lexus SC300 sports coupe. See, the Lexus hinges are not your everyday hinge—they're over-engineered so the large doors open and slide a bit forward which helps in tight parking spaces. Lexus reportedly spent over a million bucks developing [...]

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

It's my turn again this week to update some of my past reviews for products that I continue to use and enjoy weeks, months and even years after the review was originally posted. Click through to see the list of updated reviews and then scroll to the bottom of each of the listed reviews to [...]

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Posted in: Reviews
Zeblaze 01

I remember when POV action cameras first started making their appearance and if you wanted to do any underwater shots, or needed to shoot scenes where your camera could get wet, you had to purchase a waterproof housing since one didn't come with the camera. Today companies like GoPro, SJCAM, BlackVue, etc., have a waterproof housing as [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
inateck-bk1002e-bluetooth-keyboard-2

Bluetooth keyboard cases for iPads may be a convenient way to always have a keyboard with your tablet, but they do have problems.  They are all undersized keyboards, usually with non-standard arrangements of the non-alphabetic keys, and they aren't always easy to type on, especially for touch typists.  The cases are often heavy and clunky [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
dyson-cinetic-bigball-2

Dyson vacuum cleaners are extremely popular for their superior suction power and bagless design. Last year I reviewed the Dyson D65 Animal vacuum and was impressed by almost everything about it. Dyson's latest model is the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal + Allergy vacuum which looks almost identical to the D65 but has a very important upgrade. It no [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
oberon-designs-lilah-bag-2

Although I carry gear, I don't carry a typical gear bag.  I don't go to an office, so I don't need a bag big enough to hold a laptop and other job necessities.  I just need a bag big enough to carry what I'll need while I'm out.  I have some bags big enough to [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews
Casetify-Review-09

After being an Android phone user for a few years, I decided to come back to the iPhone. I went with the iPhone 6 Plus for its awesome camera, big size, and continuity between OS X 10.10 and iOS 8, along with many other reasons.  I needed a new spiffy case to protect it, but [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, Reviews
easyacc-pb6400CS-01

Not too long ago I was caught in a situation where I had to wait somewhere for several hours without access to a charger.  As I watched my iPhone drain down to nearly empty, I vowed to keep my eye open for one of those battery packs.  Today, I've got one to try out:  The EasyAcc [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
timeswirl

Today may be Friday the 13th, but that doesn't mean it's unlucky. It's actually your lucky day because this week Andy Jacobs adds updates to thirteen of his past reviews to let us know how the products are still working for him. Click through to see a list of his updated reviews and then scroll to [...]

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eco-fill-and-eco-carafe-reusable-capsules-for-keurig-2-1

When I reviewed the Keurig 2.0 K550 Coffee Brewing System last November, the only complaint I had was that you can't use your own coffee in a reusable capsule nor can you use store-brand pods.  Green Mountain Roasters, Keurig's parent company, had put some sort of "DRM" restrictions in their new 2.0 machines so they [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
freeze-1

I can only play so many rounds of Candy Crush before my brain feels like it is going to implode from boredom. Words with Friends is usually my go to game when I need a little break from work, but lately I've been trying to find another solo game that is easy to play, doesn't require [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Reviews
efergy-ego-1

If you cringe every time a new electric bill comes in the mail and you wish there was an easy way to monitor how much power and money your appliances are using, you should check out the ego smart Wi-Fi socket from Efergy. This small module plugs in between a wall socket and the appliance [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews