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 [...]

5 comments
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
collittleton_37satchel-1b

The Colonel Littleton No. 37 Satchel in American buffalo is a beautiful bag bringing Old World quality, artistry, and charm to modern times. As the title states, this eye-catching bag is made from buffalo leather instead of the more classic cowhide. The combination of both design and rugged, marbled leather makes the No.37 Satchel unique to [...]

1 comment
Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
Aries02

I'm a captive of the cable company.  That is, because of my location I can't get over the air channels and the local channels are not available on the Internet.  I have given in and subscribe to a package that includes one set-top box, which means only one TV can display the channels we subscribe [...]

2 comments
Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
SunJack-LightStick-8

When I was a kid, I played Dungeons and Dragons.  My favorite character was a cleric named Becket.  Original, I know.  One of the spells I found most useful was Continual Light.  This created a very strong light source wherever the spell was cast.  I figured out a way to overcome the inherent limitations of [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
mophie-juice-pack-iphone-6-plus-9

I had a mophie juice pack air (I hate when products and companies use lower-case names, but that's how they spell it) for my iPhone 5.  I loved having it on my phone, because I didn't have to worry about running out of power unexpectedly.  My daughter and husband had cases for their iPhones, too. [...]

3 comments
Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
timeswirl

This week it's Bill Henderson's (I like to call him Mr. Earphones) turn to update a selection of his past reviews with notes on how they've held up (or haven't). Just click through to see his list of updated reviews and then scroll to the bottom of each one to read his latest update. Just Mobile HeadStand Headphone [...]

1 comment
Posted in: Reviews
tylt-vusolo-6

Now that Samsung, one of the world's most popular smartphone makers other than Apple, has decided to include Qi wireless charging capability in their new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones, I think this means we're finally going to see Qi charging take off in a big way. I was an early adopter of wireless [...]

2 comments
Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
varidesk-pro-plus-5

You've seen it, I've seen it, we've all read the warnings claiming that sitting too much is the new cancer. Trust me, cancer is no fun (voice of experience here), so finding alternatives to sitting all day is something everyone should consider. There are apps that will remind you to get up and move around [...]

21 comments
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
miu-color-4

I love tea. Hot tea and iced teas are what I drink 99% of the time. When I'm home and at work, I drink from ceramic or glass mugs, neither of which are convenient to use when I need to be mobile like walking to and from meetings, etc. The MIU COLOR glass water bottle [...]

8 comments
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
ibolt-connected-button-1

The iBolt Command Remote is a stand alone button that can be programmed to perform a variety of functions for iOS and Android devices. The button is powered by a coin cell battery and pairs with your phone using Bluetooth. Andy Chen and I decided to do a dual review to talk about how the [...]

3 comments
Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
Master_Dynamics_MH40_2

To say that we are in the golden age of headphones is an understatement. There’s never been a better time to find excellent sounding headphones in almost every price range, especially the higher-priced headphones. When you include the countless names entering the market, you have a recipe for awesomeness. Adding to this aural soup-de-jour is [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
Inateck Adapter - 02

My overflowing drawer of semi-obsolete computer parts and cables contains a number of hard drives from old computers. I hold on to them partly to keep any personal data under my control, but also because “you never know” when I might need to recover that data, or maybe even find a way to repurpose an old hard [...]

4 comments
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
tylt_vu-box2

I truly believe charging your devices without having to plug them in is a great feature and the way of the future, that all cellphone/smart device manufactures should embrace. The TYLT VÜ wireless charger was one of my favorite review/tech products of 2014. It's build quality, upright orientation and triple coil design make it the hands [...]

1 comment
Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, Reviews
timeswirl

This week Dave Rees adds updates to six of his past reviews to let us know how the products are still working for him. Click through to see his list of updated reviews and then scroll to the bottom of each of the listed reviews to read his latest update. Col. Littleton No. 1943 Navigator [...]

1 comment
Posted in: Reviews
brazen-plus-coffeemaker-13

It seems that everybody I know has a single-cup coffeemaker these days.  Some have espresso machines, some have coffee machines, but everybody seems to have gone the single cup route.  That's great when you only drink a cup or two a day, but it's not so great when you have guests over.  You'll be standing [...]

2 comments
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
aluminyze2015-11

Roughly two years ago, I reviewed Aluminyze's photo printing product:  My own digital image printed on sturdy aluminum.  At the time, I chose a glossy finish.  I was given an opportunity to try something different. As before, there are only a few simple steps, but so many more options to choose from.  Now you can [...]

2 comments
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
stm-flip-iphone-6-plus-1

When we introduced you to the STM Flip for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, we mentioned that it was like a Smart Case for your iPhone.  Of course, it can't sleep/wake your iPhone, because they don't have those functions, but it will provide extra protection for your phone's screen while it's in your pocket [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
vicovation-m4

I'm a little obsessed with trying to find the best dashcam for my car. I'm relatively new to this type of gadget and have only reviewed two different units in the past year (see related links below). The latest dashcam that I've been testing is the VicoVation Vico-Marcus 4 dashcam. This one caught my eye because [...]

7 comments
Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
DSC_0001

I have a strong preference for over-the-ear headphones, rather than earbuds or on-ear models. I also tend to get so involved in whatever I'm listening to that I tend to walk away from the source without disconnecting. This is not good for cables or lighter music sources that are not attached to my person. So, [...]

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