Reviews

Denon-Heos-1

Installing a whole home audio system used to be a chore. Now with wireless systems like the Korus V400 and V600 (reviewed on the Gadgeteer), Sonos, and others, you no longer have to deal with the hassle of hard wiring the speakers into your home. You can even buy speakers one at a time and easily expand [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
col-littleton-no43-1

The Colonel Littleton No. 43 Mailbag Briefcase is a gorgeous shoulder bag reminiscent of the mail pouches carried by pony express riders from days before email and the internet. This bag is made in Tennessee of vintage brown polished leather with a very soft dry-milled leather flap that has brass shield on embossed with the bag's serial [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews
RHA_MA750i_10

When a headphone company is primarily known for making products that sound better than other brands more expensive offerings, what happens when they create a premier model that’s not so inexpensive anymore? How much better can it be, especially when compared to their already excellent, but less costly models? Will this new in-ear headphones sound [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
gilmour-leakfree-13

I take good care of most of my tools and equipment, but my garden hose is an exception. I think it’s because we share a mutual dislike. The hose kinks when I uncoil it, then tangles and resists when I try to put it back neatly. And the connections between hoses and nozzles always manage [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
SJ400 with included underwater housing.

Time for another review for another action camera. This time this review is for SJCAM's Sports HD DV 1080P camera, the  SJ4000. At first glance, this camera resembles the look and feel similar to a GoPro camera. Many available action cameras on the market have taken a cue in design and form from GoPro cameras and this [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
how-i-outfit-my-iphone-6-plus-14

I had given a lot of thought about how I wanted to protect and carry my iPhone 6 Plus before I even received it.  I knew I wanted a case for it, but I didn't want it to cover up the beautiful gold color that I had been pining for since I saw it on [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
Boombotix_Rex_7

The Boombotix Boombot Rex joins an ever-increasing group of small and affordable wireless speakers that sound way better than our old portable radios ever did. This market is becoming so crowded, that it’s hard to keep up with the speakers – much less review all of them. When I do review a speaker, I try [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
BoombotRex1

Bluetooth speakers are everywhere. I've seen them in the grocery store line, at convenience stores - everywhere but gum ball machines and neighborhood lemonade stands. Many are OK for listening to podcasts or ball games when you're on a bike ride or park or something, but if you want something to stand up to the [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
Tech21_Classic_Tactical_1

When I (finally) upgraded my iPhone 5 to the 6, the first thing I did was buy a case for it. I will not ever go without a case for my iPhone … period. I am basically clumsy and always dropping things. I’ve seen too many iPhones with cracked screens to ever want to take [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, 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