Reviews

keurig-2-point-0-27

Keurig coffee brewing systems have been around for a while now.  There have been a lot of models over the years, but they remained pretty much the same.  They still only brewed a single cup at a time.  They all used the little pre-filled K-Cups available in a wide variety of flavors and brands.  If [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
OxyLED-lamp-1a

I just love the concept of LEDs. They save so much on energy and energy costs, run at a much cooler temperature than other lighting options (cool!), work forever (well okay, so not forever, but a REALLY long time), and now they have a softer yellow light available in lamps - take my money! The [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
inateck-TPB-IA-15

So you have an iPad air and you want a sleeve case.  How about one that doubles as a tablet stand?  Check out this sleeve with a trick up it's sleeve from Inateck. The Inateck TPB-IA comes in a mustard-colored plastic envelope. The sleeve appears to be made of some kind of felt-like material.  It [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
Truffol_Durasound_1

With all the nifty bells and whistles being added to new portable Bluetooth speakers lately, is it still possible to get excited anymore about a new speaker? Especially one that isn’t the best looking, isn’t the best sounding, doesn’t have the longest battery life, won’t charge your smartphone and can’t be thrown from a balcony [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
saffron-drift-light-bulb-3

Sleep is very important to health.  If you don't get sufficient sleep, you'll find yourself unable to deal easily with everyday life, because lack of sleep can negatively impact your emotional state and your mental acuity.  With long-term sleep disruption, you'll also increase your chances of developing life-threatening illness, like diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home, Kitchen, Reviews
BreakthroughTechnology-XFilters-1

(Supermodel Priya poses behind the three filters being tested in this review) I love photography.  There isn't a day when I don't have my camera with me, ready to capture something beautiful.  I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III full-frame dSLR and my workhorse lens is the 24-105 f/4L.  A top-quality lens on a [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
sony-xperia-z3-3

It's been over three years since I've reviewed or even used a Sony smartphone. The last time was back in 2011 when Verizon Wireless sent me the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Android smartphone. In the three years that have passed, Sony has dropped Ericsson from their name, but the company is still making high end [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Featured Items, Reviews
ipazzport-bluetooth-remote-for-apple-tv-1

We have an Apple TV, and we love watching programming with it.   In keeping with the Apple design ethic, the device and its remote are both sleek and minimal.  Despite only having two buttons and a 5-way navigation control, the remote works well for selecting and controlling programming - until you need to enter [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
roboreel-2

Getting power from point A to point B when there's no electrical outlet on one end usually means that you have to employ the aid of an extension cord. I'm sure you probably have at least one orange extension cord in your garage or home. Long extension cords are obviously handy, but uncoiling and coiling [...]

4 comments
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Simple.TV review

SimpleTV-1

We cut cable a long time ago and opted for over-the-air (OTA) channels using antennas. Back in the day, we also bought DVD recorders to record our favorite shows but had problems with ALL of them, and never got around to replacing them. Most of the time I'm at home when my shows are on, [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
TP-Link AV600-1

Home internet, wired or wireless? That's a big question now days with more folks working from home. With a lot of newer homes being built today having the house pre wired for Ethernet connections is a common practice. In older homes wireless seems to be the way to go, especially with faster speed wireless routers. [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

Apple iPad Air 2 review

ipad-air-2-4

I always get excited when Apple announces new products, but I'll admit the latest iPad announcements left me a bit disappointed.  As you know if you've read any of my reviews, I love my iPad mini with Retina display.  I planned to update to the newest mini - until I watched Apple's keynote.  I was [...]

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Posted in: Featured Items, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

booq Boa Flow Graphite review

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Back in 2010, I reviewed the booq Boa Flow M backpack after decades of carrying a messenger type bag. Since then, I regularly use the Boa Flow M when I need to carry a majority of my tech/travel gear or am going out into the damp Seattle weather. I am surprised by just how much I like and [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
serene-innovations-portable-wireless-soundbox-1

A few weeks ago, I told you about a portable, wireless TV speaker from Hammacher Schlemmer that lets you bring the sound closer to you without moving the TV.  I did a little more research, and I found that the speaker is made by Serene Innovations, which makes a lot of products for people with [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews, Wireless
motorola-droid-turbo-1

It's the time of year that I always look forward to... No, it's not the gorgeous autumn foliage that I like, it's not Thanksgiving dinner or Black Friday deals either. It's the time when many new smartphones roll out. A few weeks ago it was the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from Apple and now [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Featured Items, Reviews
RHA_MA600i_2

It’s no secret that RHA has been busy. This Scottish company seemed to come from nowhere a couple of years ago and now offer five different models (4 with or without mics) of in-ear headphones. I’ve been consistently impressed with the sound and build quality of their models, but the most impressive part is the [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
inventio-hd-video-sunglasses-2

I have 4 kids, all of whom are actively involved in all sorts of activities.  So I am regularly engaged in video-recording their school and community activities.  The problem for me, as well as many other parents I am sure, is that when you are recording something like a soccer game, you often miss the [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
sherwood-rx-4508-stereo-receiver-with-bluetooth-2

Years ago, just after graduating college, my first big purchase was a receiver, turntable, and speakers.  I eventually added a better turntable, a cassette deck, and finally a CD player.  Over the years, I replaced all my vinyl albums with CDs and pared my components down to just a CD player, my receiver, and speakers.  Finally, [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
LortonHorn4

As an iPad user, I am always interested in seeing what new covers and sleeves are available. I especially like the "non-form-fitting" sleeves, so that I can use them with other covers, backing cases, etc. Such is the Lorton and Horn iPad sleeve. Note: Photos may be tapped or clicked for a larger image. Made [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
VeryKool-SL5000-Main

 The Verykool SL5000 is an affordable alternative to other Android smartphones in the market right now.  I snapped up this little guy to see how it compares to my Nexus 5 and other Android phones that I've used in the past.  It packs quite a feature set for an unlocked phone at good price, so let's [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Reviews