Reviews

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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When I find a gadget that can make my life easier in some way, that gadget tends to stay in my life.  And the gadgets that just look pretty usually don’t end up finding a place in my day-to-day routine.  So when I ran across the Logitech ZeroTouch car mount (air vent model), with its… Read More

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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I don't travel across time zones that often and I don't have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) issues that some people get during the dreary winter months. But what I do deal with is a slight sleep deficit because I get a little less than 7 hours of sleep on weeknights.  Unfortunately, I can't do caffeine, so… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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Introduced at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Korean company Cremotech’s flagship Pico projector, the Laser Beam Pro C200 earned an Honoree Innovation Award. The C200 touts 780P resolution, a quad-core Android-based operating system, Bluetooth, and WiFi. I purchased one of these units as a portable alternative to my bulkier projector. The C200… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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Spring is here! The flowers are budding and the birds are singing. Unfortunately its also tax season, and time to clean out that mountain of forms, papers and receipts you have been hoarding all winter long! We like to have a paper shredder here in the House of Bob, but our last shredder met a horrible end due… Read More

Posted in: Bags, Reviews
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I prefer leather messenger bags to carry my gear around with me. Many of the bags I review are large enough to lug around all of my EDC gear and my 15" MacBook as well. But when a bag is that big and made from extra thick cowhide they are heavy, many four to five pounds or more… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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The LEDVANCE Gateway is a smart hub that interprets commands from a Wi-Fi network and transmits them to devices on its ZigBee network, and also monitors the status of those devices and reports it to authorized users. It is metaphorically the jam that holds all of the intelligent LEDVANCE products together. But, like the jam that holds your sandwich together, there are… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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When I reviewed Blue’s original Mo-Fi headphones in 2015, I compared its unique headband system to my wife”s over-engineered door hinge on her 1997 Lexus SC300. Fast forward two years—Blue has kept the still unusual headband design with its hinge, yet has improved on the Mo-Fi with the new Sadie headphone and vastly improved on… Read More

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
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Workplace ergonomics have become a significant problem in the U.S., with repetitive strain and related injuries costing over $20 billion annually in healthcare costs and lost productivity. Swedish-based Penclic looks to combat this problem through design, producing ergonomic and comfortable computer accessories that emphasize comfort and productivity. For this review, I am testing the Penclic… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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When you live in a nearly 100 year old house with hardwood floors and 2 dogs that are over-achievers when it comes to shedding, you learn to live with pet hair.  Seriously, Steve - our older dog - sheds enough each week to create a 1/3 size replica of himself.  There are many automated solutions… Read More

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
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In my business travels, I've been starting to see more standing desks appear in the offices of both large corporations and small startups.  As health related studies have recommended periodic standing breaks for workers that are desk-bound, the convenient benefits of a standing desk are obvious.  Here, we will be reviewing the SmartDesk 2 from… Read More

Posted in: Car Gear, iOS, Reviews
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If James Bond was looking for an iPhone mount appropriate for his vintage Aston Martin, he'd probably pick the Berrolia No. 2 iPhone Mount. It's classy. It's beautifully constructed. Is it right for you? Let's grab a martini (preferably shaken, not stirred) and check it out! First Impressions When I received the Berrolia No. 2… Read More

Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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Since I began participating in (and actually completing) GORUCK Challenges back in 2014, I've thought a lot more about headlamps than I ever thought I'd think about headlamps. I have one that I have worn for thirteen GORUCK events and for tasks around the house, and it has performed fairly well for me, but it's starting to… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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Home automation, security, and remote monitoring are all hot topics right now. The ability to know that everything at your property is fine when we're not physically there is a priceless gift for chronic worriers and people who like to feel in control. There are many systems on the market that will let you install… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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I'm a firm believer in futurism, the coming-true of farfetched science fiction concepts. One of the seemingly impossible devices I remember reading about was featured in Ray Bradbury's dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451. The main character's wife would lie awake at night listening to the "beetles" in her ear — tiny radio earbuds — chittering away deep… Read More

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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I have been a sportster/athlete most of my life, enjoying tennis, running, karate, basketball, etc. When I was younger, I did a poor job of drinking enough water to stay hydrated. Horribly so, but youth allowed me to power thru 99% of the time. As I have gotten older, I do a much better job… Read More